Friday, May 22, 2020

The Anderson School for autistic children, which is due to shut down this summer, has been rated as Inadequate by Ofsted.

Almost 600 anxious parents, teachers, school staff and politicians held a Zoom meeting to discuss whether it’s safe to send children back to Redbridge schools on June 1.

Pupils should not return to school this academic year.

Many Redbridge state school teachers do not want to return to work until the danger of coronavirus has passed.

When will it be safe for pupils to return to school?

Some parents and students of a school for autistic children which is closing down in July have launched a petition to give it one last chance.

Kids in Charge have stepped in to give local children a chance to escape the Covid-19 reality and have fun in a stimulating environment at club sites across Redbridge.

A school for autistic children where parents said staff ignored concerns about students’ education and safety is being shut down.

To help brighten a vulnerable Redbridge resident’s day a new campaign encourages children to send in drawings that will be delivered alongside parcels.

Seven Kings School is working hard to help aid hospitals and social care during the coronavirus pandemic.

More than 97 per cent of Redbridge primary age children have been offered a place at their chosen school.

While school is shut a Woodford Green teacher is doing his part to make up for PPE shortages by building visors for NHS staff using the school’s 3D printer.

The government has extended a voucher scheme to give children free school meals over Easter.

The headteacher of a Seven Kings primary school talks about the challenges facing teachers and children to get through the coronavirus pandemic.

Redbridge Council is thought to have stopped funding placements at a complaints-battered special school that costs more than Eton.

The Environment Agency is investigating a water course that runs near a special needs school in Redbridge amid fears that it could be contaminated.

A tutoring service in Goodmayes has overhauled its business to help students stuck at home.

Two Redbridge Catholic primary schools have put off deciding whether to become academies until after the coronavirus lockdown ends.

Wondering how to keep your children entertained and educated during lockdown? Here are seven useful resources to keep them from climbing up the walls.

On the first full week of schools being closed Redbridge Council has put out tips for parents to keep children educated, entertained and connected to family and friends while indoors.

Building work is under way on a new special school in Newbury Park - and the chief executive of the school’s trust Louise Parr gave the Recorder the latest on the project.

Downing Street has announced the closure of all schools in England from Friday afternoon, March 20.

Caterham High School has four possible cases of coronavirus but is remaining open to follow government guidelines.

College students hope to reduce waste by creating “smart-bins” that financially reward people for not littering.

Young people in Redbridge have a safe place to hang out after school thanks to a £290,000 government grant.

Students and parents braved the rain to protest perceived failings from the trust that runs their Chadwell Heath school after it closed for a coronavirus deep clean in the midst of a turnover of its governing body.

College students showcased their work at an exhibition in Ilford.

The outgoing Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed the problem of homelessness in Ilford while visiting a school with Ilford South MP Sam Tarry.

Parents and staff at a Chadwell Heath Catholic primary school are opposing plans to convert it to an academy as a strike is pending following a public meeting.

Children across the borough who might not have a hot meal at home were given a golden ticket to get fit and fed over half term.

Parents and staff at a Chadwell Heath Catholic primary school are opposing plans to convert it to an academy.

For mental health week pupils at an Ilford primary school showed that brave kids share their worries proudly.

An Ilford school will keep its current number of special needs places following a council consultation which proposed to axe its special needs provision.

A Hainault school was treated to a special visit from the founder of a health initiative that has inspired more than 2.3million children across 78 countries to get fit for 15 minutes a day.

An Ilford youth club has launched a weekly mental health counselling service, providing a safe space for young people, staff and volunteers to open up.

A bright teenager from Newbury Park has secured a £38,000 scholarship to a top fee-paying school - less than a decade after living in the loft in his mum’s friend’s house.

An Ilford woman who has fought to get more BAME women into sport was awarded a Spirit of Britain award for her sterling work.

A Seven Kings primary school has seen its Ofsted rating upgraded to Good for the first time in more than 10 years.

After six years of research a Clayhall author tells the untold story of the Sikh involvement in the First World War through the soldiers’ own words.

A South Woodford nursery says it will build on its strengths and focus on what needs to be improved after being told it Requires Improvement by Ofsted inspectors.

The number of fines handed out to parents taking their children out of schools in Havering and Redbridge during term-time has risen in the past five years.

The day after the 75th anniversary of being liberated from a concentration camp a holocaust survivor shared her story of courage and resilience with students.

A new president has been announced for the Probus Club of Ilford in a special anniversary year for the organisation.

A Woodford Bridge school which provides education for children who can’t go to a mainstream school has been rated Good by Ofsted, three years on from 
being told it required improvements.

A primary school has received a national award for a scheme that is sending 18 east London teachers overseas.


The Government has announced an unprecedented package of support to protect jobs and support business across the UK during the coronavirus outbreak.

People working for a wide range of private companies have been standing side-by-side with public sector staff on the front line during the coronavirus outbreak.

The United Kingdom is pulling together as one, with people from all regions and all four nations of the country helping each other through the coronavirus pandemic.

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