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Education: Secondary

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PASSMORES Academy, assistant head, Russell King is launching a new book called Face Mum today (Monday). It certainly seems like a book for our time but we wanted to find out more. So we popped into the Passmores Academy library to speak to Russell and…

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OFSTED is ditching 1,200 school and college inspectors after assessing them as not good enough to judge schools. The move by England’s education inspectorate is part of its plan to improve quality and consistency, and bring inspections in-house. Ofsted had been using about 3,000 additional…

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MORE than a dozen Essex teachers and support staff have received national recognition after being put forward following the Essex Teaching Awards. Winners from February’s Essex Teaching Awards were put forward by Essex County Council for this year’s Pearson Teaching Awards – an annual national…

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STUDENTS at Sir Charles Kao UTC have completed work on a project for Department for Education, helping students in Ghana. The students were commissioned by the Department for Education to work on the project where they produced an app to operate a receipt printer. The…

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A FESTIVAL celebrating a school’s diverse community is being held this summer. Freshwaters Primary Academy, in School Lane, Harlow, broke with tradition last year and held a party in the park in replace of the classic school fete. This year, pupils have requested they recognise…

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BOYS and girls literally sprinted out of class at the end of term. Cooks Spinney Primary School, in Cooks Spinney, Harlow, held its annual Mini Marathon as a fun way of starting half-term. The school playground and fields were packed with parents and supporters enjoying…

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YOUNG people caring for loved ones are being offered the support they need from their Harlow schools. Burnt Mill Co-operative Academy Trust (BMAT) schools in the town are working hard to identify all young people with a responsibility to care for someone at home. The…

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A MENTAL health support app is being created by teenagers in Harlow. Year 10 students at Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, are working with Anglia Ruskin University on a Europe-wide study into teenage mental health. Tim Waller, a professor of child and family studies…

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A GROUP of students at Sir Charles Kao UTC ran in the Nuclear Races in Brentwood to raise funds to build a kit car. A team of 12 students and staff members from Sir Charles Kao UTC ran the 6km assault course in Brentwood, in…

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POTTER STREET Academy has been told to improve by Ofsted. The school was recently inspected by the government watchdog and although they described behaviour and early years provision as good, they made a number of criticisms of the school. The report stated; Teaching is not…

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THROWING, catching and running skills were improved when the smallest BMAT children took part in a sporting event. The 60 Year 1 and 2 pupils from the four primary schools in the Burnt Mill Co-operative Academy Trust family got active at Burnt Mill Academy, in…

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MUSICAL students took to the stage for the Stortford Music Festival. The Hunt House Band from Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, was picked to perform at the event after coming runner-up in a competition by Harlow College. Fifty artists, headlined by The Undertones…

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MORE than 17 in 20 children in Essex have been offered their parents’ first preference primary school. Despite significant growth of the county and increasing pressure on places, Essex County Council has confirmed that 86.7 per cent of children due to start reception in 2015…

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BURNT Mill Academy has been awarded once again for its work with disadvantaged youngsters. The school, in First Avenue, Harlow, was awarded £5,000 as a qualifier in the Pupil Premium Awards earlier this year, putting it among just 27 secondary schools nationally to reach the…

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STEWARDS Academy celebrated the achievements of its pupils at a glittering awards evening this week. The hall was full to bursting with proud pupils, their families, staff and Governors. 148 pupils were recognised for their contribution to the life of Stewards, their selfless commitment to…

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CRUCIAL Crew, the annual event organised by Harlow Council and designed to put local schoolchildren’s safety skills to the test, returned this month. From 3 March-13 March 2015, the Latton Bush Centre played host to around 930 Year 6 pupils from 29 primary schools in…