THE BOSS of NET Academies, which covers five primary schools in Harlow has signed a letter in which she has welcomed the planned re-opening of their schools in Harlow. Jo Coton is the chief executive of NET Academies. The schools in their cluster are Abbotsweld, Longwood, Katherines, Jerounds and Latton Green. The government has proposed […]
“ALL our teaching staff have played a vital role in tackling the current crisis. Many schools have remained open during lockdown for the children of key workers and the most vulnerable children in our community and all teachers have been adapting lessons to teach children on-line and monitoring children’s progress via the internet.
THE first ever virtual meeting in Harlow Council’s history will be the Annual Council meeting on 21 May 2020. The meeting will run on Zoom and be streamed live to the public on the council’s You Tube channel – www.youtube.com/harlowcouncil
THE British Medical Association has thrown its weight behind teaching unions opposing the government’s push to reopen schools in England, as the debate over millions of pupils returning to classrooms grew increasingly acrimonious.
LIFE was tough enough for local newspapers before the coronavirus outbreak. But it is precisely crises like this that show the need to maintain a robust, diverse media that can hold authority to account and provide a lifeline public service to our communities.
IN his role as Chair of the House of Commons Education Select Committee, Robert Halfon MP has been working with his cross-Party Committee colleagues to call on the Government to address the “lengthy delays” and problems experienced by parents and schools accessing Free School Meal vouchers.
HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has expressed his disappointment with the Department for Education Chief Scientific Science Adviser in the answers given to his questions in a House of Commons committee on Wednesday morning.
TRYING to understand the problems parents were disclosing around the Free School Meals Supermarket Voucher system, Councillor Mark Ingall, requested that I make contact with schools in Harlow to establish what the current situation is.
FROM 8am this morning self-employed individuals or members of partnerships whose business has been adversely affected by coronavirus will be able to apply for a Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant worth 80% of their average monthly trading profits.
VOLUNTEERING was already popular before this crisis struck. The most recent participation numbers published by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations show that just over 20 million people were involved in voluntary activity in 2018.
ESSEX County Council is urging residents to be aware that when the recycling centres do open, new restrictions and strict social distancing controls will be in place to ensure the safety of residents and site staff. These restrictions will include limiting the number of cars on site at any one time.
CYCLING and walking will be at the forefront of getting the county moving again as Essex County Council launches plans to expand the cycle path and footway network across town and city centres in the county, allowing people to cycle or walk more easily to work or shops and help with social distancing.
THANKS to a strong, 30-year relationship with colleagues from Jiangsu Province in China, Essex County Council (ECC) has been able to secure 200,000 protective face masks to support critical need across the social care sector in Essex and neighbouring counties, including Norfolk, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
HEALTH and care organisations from across Hertfordshire and West Essex have been granted new national ‘Integrated Care System’ status. This is in recognition of the considerable partnership work to improve the health and wellbeing of the population.