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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Looking to the future, three schools are proposing to form a multi-academy trust, in a bid to fall in line with government plans.

Peer pressure can be a major social issue for teenagers and can lead to them making bad decisions which could affect them in later life.

Ninety-four per cent of parents in Havering have been offered one of their top three choice secondary schools.

Best-selling author Nick Butterworth, who grew up in Romford, shares some thoughts on what reading means to him.

“Always be ambitious and try your hardest,” was a young man’s message to others thinking of doing an apprenticeship.

Parents of Year Six pupils are set to find out today which secondary school their child will be going to in September.

With World Book Day fast approaching, test your knowledge of some of the globe’s most beloved children’s books.

A British rapper will run a series of school music workshops as a way of showing gratitude for the help he received from mentors.

Pupils were treated to an afternoon of rhyming words when an acclaimed poet visited their school to lead an innovative workshop.

Each year, hordes of Willy Wonkas, Mad Hatters, Gruffalos and Harry Potters walk the nation’s classrooms for the ultimate celebration of literature – World Book Day.

Two headteachers have spoken of their excitement as their schools embark on a new journey.

Teachers are calling on people to back their petition to the government for extra funding for schools.

A headteacher has promised to “drive up standards” after a report stated pupils were failing to get an “acceptable standard of education”.

A small playgroup tucked away in a room of a library which caters for just 55 children has been rated as outstanding.

A working mum who is battling cancer returned to her old secondary school to give an inspirational speech to students about the importance of hard work from an early age.

A council committee has been urged to monitor progress of schools in the borough, following disappointing Ofsted results.

Pupils at a primary school had an incredible experience singing with thousands of others in one of the capital’s most iconic venues.

A handful of schools around the borough have adopted an unconventional method of resolving issues between pupils.

A college campus could be sold to the council and redeveloped into homes or new education facilities.

A pupil is urging the borough’s police force to continue its efforts to improve communications with young people.

A service, which helps nearly 400 pupils with special needs get to school, is being reviewed because of financial pressures.

A former headteacher who has dedicated his life to education has been made an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list.

As many schools across the country have struggled to adjust to more challenging exams, one school in the borough is celebrating being top of the table in London.

Christmas was nearly cancelled today after Santa Claus broke down and lost his sleigh and reindeer.

Mandela House students at The Brittons Academy, Rainham, held a Winter Wonderland Fair and raised more than £300 for the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

An angered parent claims a “dangerous” playground spot at her childrens’ school has forced her to start a petition – in a bid to prevent further injuries to pupils.

A school says plans to cut staff next year will not mean students stop receiving a “richer curriculum”.

Just when is the right time to teach children about the circle of life?

A school received an usual letter from an anonymous collector, who found a 100-year-old badge in a flea market.

Panellists from across the political spectrum were kept on their toes answering tough questions from a young audience on Friday.

A unique rail training programme is helping long term unemployed and ex-offenders to make their way back into work.

Parents were invited to an information evening about a school’s plans to convert into an academy.

Time is running out for parents to have their say on expansion in the borough’s primary schools.

Students discuss education and employment opportunities

Pupils got the chance to swap the classroom for the top of a double decker bus as they took part in a lesson with a difference.

Students will help children and young adults with life threatening conditions and severe disabilities make their dreams come true.

A woman decided to dump her ex-boyfriend’s belongings from her car after a row over the phone, the court heard.

Children banded together to show support for their teacher who went through a year of treatment for breast cancer.

Chloe Farand meets Havering Sixth Form College’s mental health officer and the care team, who support students day to day

Award winning students were praised for climbing their own “mountain” with the help of their “sherpas” at a celebratory event last night.

Children at Elm Park Primary School have been trialling a new technology which allows them to explore places around the world, all from the comfort of their classroom.

Work has been delayed to complete a new school building, forcing frustrated parents to cancel their child care arrangements last minute.

Little did one teacher know that when he answered a request for help in a newspaper advert in 1977, it would change the course of his life.

A school which has “developed a supportive and challenging culture” for pupils has been awarded a “good” Ofsted rating.

Pupils past and present went on a trip down memory lane as a primary school prepares to wave goodbye to a building which has stood for 82 years.

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