Thursday, November 26, 2020

Plans to build on the car park of a college were rejected after accusations it would discriminate against disabled students.

Three sisters from Ilford have followed in their parents’ footsteps by pursuing careers in teaching.

A secondary school in Woodford Green continues to lead the way with its innovative approach to climate change.

Parents are furious at Redbridge Council after “hundreds” of students were barred from an exam to get into the borough’s grammar schools.

As part of a community enterprise scheme a group of primary school pupils in Woodford Green raised almost £2,000 for Haven House Children’s Hospice.

A teenager has been named among a select group of students worldwide to win this year’s Harvard University book award.

The town hall’s education chief has demanded the government do more to protect schools from Covid-19.

Activists are calling on Redbridge Council not to bend to pressure from religious parents when designing the new sex education syllabus.

Teachers’, parents’ and childrens’ wellbeing and mental health will be a priority in schools as part of a new government initiative.

At least 5,300 pupils were absent from Redbridge schools on just one day in October, a snapshot government survey reveals.

Parent campaigners fear changes to sex education in all Redbridge schools next year may be “dangerous” for their children.

After the government voted against a motion to help feed disadvantaged children during school holidays, Redbridge Council pledged to take the burden on itself and feed the 7,000 children who need it.

A school denies threatening to fine the parents of a girl who was shot in the lung 10 years ago after they kept her home from school due to coronavirus.

Next year’s A-level and GCSE exams “will happen” but are likely to be put back three weeks, according to a senior Redbridge Council officer.

A Redbridge pensioner has become one of this year’s oldest university graduates after gaining a 2:1 in English literature and creative writing - at the age of 84.

Mont Rose College is proudly celebrating Black History Month throughout its Gants Hill campus and are holding activities to initiative conversations and further develop students knowledge on the topic.

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.

A number of parents have voiced concerns over a double resignation at the Atam Academy in Chadwell Heath, blaming both departures on the trust that runs the school.

Things have a habit of working out how they’re supposed to. That’s certainly the view of Newbury Park teen Adarsh Ramchurn, who, one year ago, was selected for the UK’s first degree in “social change” after applying by chance.

An academy school has been forced to shut down entirely for two weeks due to confirmed coronavirus cases.

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.


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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