Monday, July 8, 2019

A Hornchurch primary school that is closing this week could be replaced with housing.

Staff at a secondary school in Gidea Park were delighted when their school won six awards for improvements in education.

A primary school has been rated Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted following the first inspection since it opened.

More than 700 people came along to support and raise money for Towers infant and junior schools in Windsor Road, Hornchurch at its annual summer fete.

More than 60 pupils took part in a sports day full of team spirit and heard from an inspiring Paralympian.

Upminster pupils raised funds for a children's hospital charity by having a special Teddy Bears picnic.

The Metropolitan police's specialist gangs unit has been visiting schools across the borough to deliver "eye-opening" talks about gang grooming.

Staff and pupils at Harris Academy Rainham are "extremely proud" after the school was graded Good by Ofsted inspectors.

Pupils came to school dressed in their pyjamas for a special charity day aimed at recognising the importance of bedtime stories.

A Havering College student was awarded a special prize for his dedication to improving his technical construction skills.

"If I cared about each and every one of you that gets stabbed I would end up in a hospital."

Havering Council's children's services are set to benefit from a £750,000 funding boost as the borough attempts to boost its overall Ofsted rating.

An Elm Park primary school headteacher admitted he was "very pleased and incredibly proud" after his institution maintained its Good rating following an Ofsted inspection.

Parents at Ardleigh Green Infants School are concerned about their children's safety on their journey to school after being left without a crossing patrol officer since January.

Parents, students and teachers at Harold Wood Primary school are trying to raise £10,000 to save its inclusion room, which has helped students overcome their grief after the tragic loss of seven-year-old pupil Harvey Tyrrell.

Havering Council is planning to invest more than £18 million over the next four years to open new schools and improve and expand existing ones.

Teenagers as young as 13 are being taught how to deliver first aid and deal with stab injuries following a rise in knife crime in Havering.

School photos are a rite of passage: a snapshot in time of bad hairstyles, gappy teeth and that hideous experiment with the blue eyeliner that went on for far too long.

A secondary school in Gidea Park celebrated its first Good Ofsted rating since becoming an academy and joining the Success for All Education Trust.

Hornchurch High School has been rated Good by Ofsted after the secondary school underwent its first inspection with its new name.

A family-run nursery in Upminster and the Romford childcare centre striving to improve children's oral health, nutrition and environmental awareness have received awards from the deputy mayor of London for their work.

Harold Wood students gained essential careers experience at a new mock Interview Day organised by their school and a graduate company.

Motorists are calling for the Highway Code to be added to school sixth form lessons.

By 2050 it is estimated there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.

A Harold Wood secondary school has received a special award for their work supporting students to make decisions about their life after school.

Sacred Heart of Mary Girls' School has been named the top performing school in Havering.

Emerson Park Academy was awarded £2.3million from the Department for Education to create a state of the art humanities block for their students.

A new all-female national bricklaying competition will see students from across the country compete for the title of best bricklayer in Rainham.

A former Hornchurch High School pupils is one of 41 students from the same school that has been offered a place at an Oxbridge university.

Plans for a multi-use sports area with 12 six metre high floodlights at a Harold Wood secondary school have been withdrawn to allow for further consultation about the development.

Schools must play a crucial role in tackling mental health issues, according to Havering Council.

Harold Wood residents are concerned that plans for a sports area with six metre high floodlights outside a nearby secondary school will result in a "dreadful" intrusion on their privacy.

Members of staff from a Havering College who were poisoned with carbon monoxide from a broken boiler have been awarded more than £100,000 in damages.

Parents fear a £117,000 budget cut to a popular music school will severely impact the pupils and community who take advantage of the service.

Families were invited to get into the festive spirit with a special winter wonderland event in Upminster.

A special needs school in Harold Hill said its first Christmas fete was a resounding success for all the pupils and families that came for the festive afternoon.

A charity which sent a married couple to Havering schools to show pupils what it is like to live in a "normal" home with two adults who are in a long-term committed relationship is hoping to raise money to vist even more schools in the borough.

Mayor of Havering Cllr Dilip Patel paid tribute to the efforts of Gidea Park College staff and pupils after officially opening a new Sensory Garden at the Balgores Lane school.

Young people across the borough demonstrated their creativity in a touching tribute to the servicemen and women of the First World War by taking part in a special competition.

Staff who work tirelessly behind the scenes at one Hornchurch secondary school were the centre of attention at a special event recognising the hard work of their community's non-teachers.

The hard work of students and staff at Havering Sixth Form College has seen the institution awarded a Good rating by Ofsted.

Children at Collier Row primary school have been exploring the First World War through history, art, literature and math projects.

Budding chess players from two Romford schools visited the World Chess Championship this week to see the world's best players in action.

Romford pupils took part in a special lesson that saw them learning about equality with students in Kenya via Skype.

A well-known children's TV presenter visited schools in Havering to support an event which is all about celebrating young people's individuality.


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