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Education: Secondary

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VOCATIONAL Business students and staff at Harlow College have been really busy gathering shoe boxes FULL of toys for the Samaritan’s Operation Christmas Child. The team are delighted with what they have achieved, having exceeded their predictions. They managed to fill and gift wrap thirty-seven…

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HARLOW COLLEGE has paid tribute to a former student who died in a road traffic collision on Tuesday. The 18-year-old, from Hoddesdon, and fellow trainee dance teacher Charlotte Dove, from Cheshunt, died in a crash on the northbound A10 just south of Puckeridge after their…

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The IQM award was first achieved by Stewards in 2010 and this re-validation exercise has led to an even more prestigious award with the achievement of Flagship Academy Status. This marks Stewards out as an school of exemplary inclusive practice and was the due recognition…

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A HARLOW kids club that was only put into special measures three months ago, has seen a remarkable turn-around in fortunes. In July, the Chill Out Kids Club received scathing criticism by Ofsted in the report. The report pointed at levels of safeguarding, staffing and…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to praise the success of Burnt Mill Academy. Mr Halfon said: “Thank you Mr Speaker. Is my Honourable Friend aware that under the leadership of Helena Mills at Burnt Mill School in…

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OFSTED have published their report into Cooks Spinney primary. The inspection has come just after the infants and junior schools amalgamated. The government watch-dog has said the school requires improvement (the term used to be satisfactory) but many seasoned Ofsted observers believe that newly amalgamated…

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A NEWS team has been formed at Burnt Mill Academy, with students filming reports to broadcast online and around school. The first special report, which is available on YouTube, was put together during the recent open evening by Year 8 students Sophie Gander and Cat…

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STUDENTS from Burnt Mill will be quizzing a panel of county councillors during a Members Question Time session as part of Local Democracy Week (Monday 14 October to Friday 18 October). Primary and secondary school students will be getting to grips with local democracy at…

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TWO former Harlow College students are celebrating after winning the prestigious VTCT Certificate of Excellence for their outstanding Level 3 Beauty coursework during 2012/13. The award is nationally recognised by salons and employers and is considered a ‘fast track’ to the very top of the…

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CHILDREN who speak more than 40 different languages have been sharing an insight into their cultures with their Harlow school friends. Marisa Arnedo, Spanish teacher, said: “We had lots of students volunteer to put together presentations and give their classmates a taster of their language.…

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IT IS a tale of two schools in Paringdon Road. One, Milwards is good with elements of outstanding teaching. However, just up the road, Ofsted have painted a very different picture of St James’ Church of England primary. The school has always been classed in…

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AWARDS which will recognise young people’s educational progress in Harlow have been launched today by Harlow Council. Educational progression is vital for young people to fulfil their aspirations and improve their life chances. The Council, as community leader, recognises that it has a role to…

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KAREN Spencer is the new Principal of Harlow College, her previous post being Vice Principal at Kingston College in Surrey. Let’s get to meet the new Principal: Q: Tell us about your background. I’m from Yorkshire, my parents were both teachers and I have two…

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THE GRAND finale of SoapSense – the drama competition for schools about mental illness took place at the Trust’s Annual Public Meeting recently. Over 300 people attended the event which was organised by North Essex Partnership at the Latton Bush Conference Centre in Harlow. The…

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MILWARDS primary school has been celebrating this week after receiving a glowing report from Ofsted. A year ago, the school was judged to be “Satisfactory” but just twelve months later, the school has made a great leap forward. By all accounts, the school, in a…

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PASSMORES Soul Band performed a 40 minute set at Bush Fair to celebrate the re-launching of the Lloyds bank. In the late summer sunshine, the gathering audience were treated to a top quality selection of songs including ‘Mercy’, ‘Warwick Avenue’, ‘I Can See Clearly Now’…