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A Redbridge teacher union representative has been suspended after saying it is better to let one child get stabbed than install knife arches at every Redbridge school.

Plans to install knife arches and detecting wands at every secondary school in the borough have been slammed by a Redbridge National Union of Teachers representative.

A Seven Kings secondary school is considering setting up a multi-faith prayer room after a video purporting to show students banned from praying inside went viral.

A pupil has been expelled from a school in Ilford for carrying a knife.

Redbridge mothers and grandmothers completed a 10-week course about child radicalisation and grooming online.

An Ilford headteacher who let a London Bridge terrorist attempt to radicalise her primary school pupils has been banned from management roles.

More parents than ever before will be sending their children to their first choice secondary school in Redbridge.

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

A Newbury Park primary school has had a controversial government order that would have forced it to convert to an academy lifted.

Eight MPs have called on a church leader to axe plans to turn Catholic schools into academies.

A wheelchair user is to do a free fall abseil down the country’s largest sculpture in memory of her dad.

Plans to academise a school in Wanstead have been met with ”overwhelming opposition” from parents.

If you haven’t lived with a baby then you simply won’t understand how important playgroups and children centres are.

The forced academisation of William Torbitt Primary School is being reviewed by the Department for Education (DfE) after its Ofsted rating rapidly improved.

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A former Valentines High School teacher has been banned from teaching for a minimum of five years after being convicted of perverting the course of justice in 2016.

Redbridge Council hopes the government will revoke plans to turn William Torbitt school into an academy after it was rated Good in its latest Ofsted report.

Redbridge libraries will undergo major upgrades over the next few months to improve online and interactive services for users.

Woodford County High School has been named the top school in Redbridge for progress – one of nine schools in the borough labelled as performing ‘well above’ the national average.

A boy was attacked by three masked and hooded youths on the way to school.

An “Inadequate” Newbury Park school has been re-inspected by Ofsted – but campaigners fear its forced academisation will plough ahead despite an expected improved rating.

Safeguarding concerns at academy schools in Redbridge are set to be placed under a spotlight at a Redbridge Council meeting this evening (January 17).

Schools must play a crucial role in tackling mental health issues, according to a charity fighting to tackle the illness.

As we prepare to welcome 2019, The Recorder takes a look at the last six months of the past year, and the biggest stories we have reported on. Yesterday we took a look at the first half of 2018.

A talented teenager who came to the UK aged five after fleeing civil unrest in his homeland has won a £76,000 scholarship to study at Eton.

The chairman of governors of a Wanstead primary school is quitting in protest of the Diocese of Brentwood’s plans to turn it into an academy.

A Newbury Park primary school is being converted into an academy after being rated Inadequate by Ofsted – but more than 940 have signed a petition against the move.

A charity which sent a married couple to a Redbridge school 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.

Woodford County High School has been named the best secondary state school in London.

Redbridge Council has blasted plans to “force academisation” on all Roman Catholic schools in the borough, and declared it will take action to fight any such move.

Pupils from three Redbridge schools were able to discover more about science and the aviation industry at an event organised by London City Airport.

A primary school was forced to close after an electrical fault could have “blown up at any time”, parents claim.

Almost three quarters of 16-year-olds in Redbridge were able to celebrate passing their English and maths GCSEs, one of the highest pass rates in England.

The new headteacher at Caterham High School says its latest Ofsted inspection will be the catalyst needed to make improvements.

Are you a poet and you know it?

For more than 60 years a boxing club has been helping young people in the borough, but now it needs yours.

New CCTV set up outside an Ilford school is not “just to spy on parents” illegally dropping off their children on zigzag lines, Redbridge Council confirmed.

Most parents worry when their child starts travelling to school or going out by themselves, but when that young person has additional needs the issue is even more complex.

EastEnders TV star Richard Blackwood was the surprise special guest on stage for the academic awards of New City College students.

A Redbridge teacher has condemned a social media page showing the borough’s school children fighting, taking part in reprisal stabbings and being bullied.

The borough will soon not have enough secondary school places to meet demand, figures suggest.

A student studying in East Ham has become the third from her sixth form college to be awarded an international prize.

Attracting and retaining GPs in Redbridge has been a major issue of concern but a new recruitment drive has successfully boosted numbers in the borough.

A mostly free festival celebrating the art of storytelling is coming to the borough.

Each year around 70 people are killed or seriously injured on Redbridge’s roads.


It’s the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald’s restaurant?

The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you an unpaid carer aged 25 or over? Are you interested in working towards getting into or back into work? Do you need practical help and support to get ready for this big step? If your answer is yes to at least two of these questions read on.

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