Monday, September 7, 2020

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

As Redbridge schools re-open this week the council held a virtual meeting to answer parents anxieties about sending children back and what will happen if there is a Covid outbreak.

Disadvantaged secondary school pupils in Redbridge are three months behind their better-off peers, new research reveals.

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

Vulnerable children in Redbridge were allocated hundreds of laptops from the government during the coronavirus lockdown, new figures reveal.

A bright student from Ilford has thanked MP Wes Streeting for driving donations to fund her dream of studying at Cambridge.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting says the government must act to protect students, as he declared the ongoing A-levels saga “bigger than the Dominic Cummings scandal”.

A quartet of high-achieving pupils are amongst those celebrating their GCSE results at Isaac Newton Academy.

As Woodbridge High School celebrates a successful results day, headteacher Steven Hogan said pupils deserve immense credit for how they have managed the difficulties of this academic year.

Students at Beal High School achieved strong results and the majority have enrolled or taken up in a place in the sixth form.

Students at West Hatch High School have been praised for their “diligence and dedication” during a difficult year as they celebrate their GCSE results.

The headteacher at Barkingside’s Kantor King Solomon High School has congratulated students on achieving “a fantastic set of results” in what has been “a very difficult year”.

A student today told how he overcame a deadly heart condition to achieve a string of top GCSE grades.

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.

The government has made a U-turn on its A-levels and GCSEs grading system after critics called it “unfair” and likened it to “a postcode lottery”.

Oaks Park High School has enjoyed its best ever A-level results day, as headline figures from UCAS show that the largest proportion of students in the sixth form’s history have been accepted into Russell Group universities.

Students from Ilford’s Isaac Newton Academy celebrate heading to top universities with the first to study medicine.

As the coronavirus rages on Beal Sixth Form saw a record number of students successfully entering medical school this year.

The daughter of an East End black cab driver today learned she will join the elite at Oxford University.

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.

A group of students from Oaks Park High School have progressed to the national final of a sustainability competition.

A young woman from Ilford has been named as one of the top 10 black students in the country.

Schools in Redbridge excluded pupils for racist bullying on fewer occasions last year, new figures reveal.

Children and young people across Redbridge got creative as part of a competition expressing their life under coronavirus lockdown.

In an extraordinary year for schools due to the coronavirus pandemic, teachers and school staff have gone above and beyond to make sure they can do their best for children in difficult circumstances.

Students at an Ilford school beat pupils from 350 schools to win a national prize for designing an anti-bullying app.

Redbridge Council’s change in primary school admissions policy, where sibling priority is lost if the family move more than a mile away, has been partially upheld by the schools’ adjudicator.

Year 6 pupils at Barkingside’s Clore Tikva primary school have enjoyed a virtual graduation, complete with guest appearances from Lord Winston and Strictly Come Dancing’s Katya Jones.

The Redbridge Institute of Adult Education (IAE) has secured nearly £250,000 to help 500 residents to become confident English speakers.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting joined Glade Primary School for a virtual assembly to promote internet safety.

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.

Autism charity The Sycamore Trust has joined forces with The London School of Management Education (LSME) in Gants Hill to launch an exciting project designed to help those with spectrum disorders into higher education.

School pupils joined a global Black Lives Matter discussion with apartheid activist Chris Lubbe.

Woodbridge High School will host the UK’s most experienced day camp provider, Camp Beaumont, later this month.

A 100-year-old Wanstead school which has seen generations of girls from the same family attending is closing.

Redbridge Council has laid out the safety measures being put in place to re-open all schools in September.

Study Plus Centre have quickly adapted to every crisis during the Covid-19 Pandemic including locking their doors ahead of the UK lockdown, swapping to online tuition, and have now opened their doors safely.

A school has been criticised for failing to deal with bullying after the death of a Year 10 student.

Nearly a fifth of Redbridge children missed out on gaining a place at their first-choice primary school, new figures show.

Academic associations across the country are calling on the government to support “a new deal for higher education” saying a temporary bailout isn’t enough to help them get through the pandemic and beyond.

Thousands of people in Redbridge have signed a petition calling for Britain’s colonial history to become part of the school curriculum.

Redbridge and District University of the Third Age is adapting to a digital way of life and encouraging more elderly people to get involved.

Education chiefs have urged the government to act so that poorer pupils don’t fall further behind over the summer.

No playdough, sandpits, or water games, but plenty of reassurance from staff and outdoor play in smaller groups, and no floor markings for children’s play areas or timed toilet breaks.

Staff at Seven Kings School are delivering almost 1,500 books to students as part of their Big Reading Push.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

Ever been to a restaurant or shop and wondered what a dry aged steak was – and why it came with a higher price tag than fresh meat?

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