Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The mother of a child affected by the closure of Hornchurch’s First Step education service has voiced frustrations over how this continues to impact her son.

Following two dispersal orders in less than a month at Havering College, the principal has said the college has invested in more neighbourhood patrol staff as well as to expect a continued police presence in the vicinity.

At least 3,201 pupils were absent from Havering schools on one day in October, a snapshot government survey reveals.

Havering schools are being charged for Free School Meals from last term.

Pupils from three primary schools have received free copies of a new children’s book designed to inspire them to work in construction.

Two young women from Ilford and Romford have started a mentorship programme to encourage more BAME students to break into Stem fields (science, technology, engineering and maths) after successfully doing so themselves.

Every pupil and staff member at a Collier Row primary school is set to receive an iPad to help make online learning accessible to everyone.

Havering Council has three years to balance its books after overspending millions of pounds on schools this year.

Two “inspiring” teachers at a Gidea Park school have received national awards in recognition of their work.

The closure of First Step’s education service deprives parents of a “vital” lifeline, according to one mother whose son previously attended sessions with the Hornchurch charity.

In the days following the news that First Step’s education service will not reopen, a number of families have spoken out about how this closure will affect their children.

Police have launched an operation to prevent young people from getting involved with gangs in Havering as they return to school for the new term.

A Hornchurch charity’s acclaimed education service will not be reopening ahead of the start of the school year, the charity’s boss has confirmed.

A nursery teacher at a Collier Row school and her father have built a castle to be an “exciting, safe” place for children.

A pilot scheme to create safer streets around some of the borough’s schools will only take place at three sites following the outcome of a public consultation.

London’s Transport Commissioner explains why it is safe to go back on buses, Tubes and trains, whether you are returning to work, school or just out and about

Train operator c2c is urging parents to make sure their children follow an on-board “code of conduct” when schools and colleges re-open.

A student at an Upminster school said he is “glad the hard work paid off” after being awarded 10 grade 9s at GCSE.

Drapers’ Academy is one of many schools whose students A-level results were disproportionately docked by exams regulator, Ofqual. Now, in a post-U-turn and pre-university limbo, three A* students talk about how the fiasco has led to them missing out on university places and, how some students’ lives have been unfairly changed forever.

Pupils at Brittons Academy are celebrating after receiving the grades needed to take the next step in education.

Drapers’ Academy students in Harold Hill celebrated after receiving their GCSE results today.

The coronavirus pandemic meant this year was tough for GCSE pupils, but one student at Sanders School has achieved the highest grades possible in every subject.

Students at a Gidea Park secondary school were among those finding out their GCSE results today.

Emerson Park Academy students are celebrating achieving higher than the national average for their GCSE results.

Students at a Harold Wood secondary school have been praised for their “excellent” GCSE results.

A Hornchurch headteacher revealed her school’s pride after students learnt their GCSE results.

Getting your GCSE results is an exciting time. There are plans to be made about the future and what to do next. This year has been especially challenging for students and we know many are anxious about receiving their results.

Students at an Upminster school have been celebrating after picking up their A-level results.

Havering Colleges have said they are “doing all we can” to fix an issue that has left students struggling to access their Btec results.

A Harold Hill secondary school head has criticised the “biased” system for deciding A-level results as students received their grades.

While many pupils will be celebrating, others will be worrying about what to do next - and the University of East London’s head of outreach and access Yvonne Bentley has advice for those concerned about their future.

Pupils across Havering are among thousands across the country finding out their Btec results today (Wednesday, August 12).

A college campus in Harold Hill has closed its doors to students for the last time before it is set to be replaced with a housing development.

Schools in Hornchurch, Upminster and Romford are set for a funding boost of almost four per cent next year.

The end of the school year has come, but many parents and children have been left without the normal opportunity to say goodbye to the staff who have made such a big difference.

A Hornchurch teacher is offering free lessons to the borough’s primary school children this summer.

Havering’s libraries will begin to re-open from tomorrow, July 17, as the borough’s coronavirus recovery plan continues.

The end of the school year is drawing near, but many parents and their children will be left without the normal opportunity to say goodbye to the teachers who have made such a big difference.

Three students from Havering have been selected for scholarships at one of the country’s most prestigious schools.

The Little Adventurers Nursery in Upminster has held a belated birthday celebration complete with balloons, cake and ice cream.

Children at a school in Upminster have created an installation made from pebbles to illustrate positivity during the Covid-19 crisis.

A Cranham pupil has been named the winner of a national poetry competition.

Nine Havering schools have been awarded Government funding for building upgrades.

Barking and Dagenham College photography students got the chance to present their work to a panel from the Barbican Art Gallery.

An MP has backed a call for £4billion to fund skills, apprenticeships and colleges to avoid the kind of economic decline last seen in the 1980s.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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