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Following a spate of residents getting conned out of their cash in the borough, a bank has teamed up with police to run a scam avoidance school (SAS).

The shadow education secretary, MP Angela Rayner, has branded £31.4million of funding cuts to schools in Redbridge "scandalous" and voiced her support for parents and teachers in the borough in the fight against forced academisation.

To combat an increasingly "concrete world", members of the community came together to create a woodland oasis for primary school pupils to enjoy.

The shadow secretary of state for education, MP Angela Rayner, will be joining Redbridge councillors, parents and campaigners today (July 10) for a public meeting on school cuts and academisation in the borough.

To mark 50 years of nurturing young minds, a playgroup is holding a celebratory event this weekend.

More than 150 unqualified teachers were working at state schools in Redbridge last year, figures reveal.

Parents at a primary school in Wanstead due to be turned into an academy have launched legal proceedings against the Catholic body in charge of the school.

Ilford County High School was forced to close today as teachers and support staff went on strike over budget cuts and "intolerable workloads".

Teachers at Ilford County High School have announced three days of strike action citing "intolerable workloads", larger class sizes and funding cuts.

Police confirm that primary children in the borough are being groomed to join street gangs and carry knives.

A nursery in Ilford has been told by Ofsted it Requires Improvement.

A school in Chadwell Heath which opened in 2016 has been rated Outstanding by Ofsted inspectors.

Seven roads in Redbridge will be closed during school drop-off and collection times and motorist will be fined if they do not comply.

Students, teachers and community leaders gathered on Thursday (June 6) to celebrate three years of hard work tackling air pollution in the areas near their schools.

An 11-year-old girl from Barkingside has scored the highest mark possible on the Mensa IQ test - two points higher than the estimated IQs of Professor Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein.

Primary school children will hammer home the importance of clean air in an assembly in front of MPs, the Mayor and councillors.

The education arm of a care service provider based in Ilford has been rated inadequate by Ofsted.

An Ilford school has defended itself and revealed it will be opening a contemplation room later this month after a photo emerged on social media of students praying in a car park.

Parents have written to a school's governors in protest about plans to make it an academy.

A pensioners' group has slammed the decision to end a mobile library service, calling it "the final nail in the coffin for isolation".

Children are being sent to primary schools more than three miles from their houses as parents claim there is a schooling "black hole" in Redbridge.

A Romanian teenager who immigrated to the UK a year after the Brexit vote for a better education has won a place at Cambridge University.

Two pupils at Al-Noor Primary School, Green Lane, Goodmayes - Khadijah (Year 6) and Inaya (Year 5) - write a story about the school's programme to widen vocabulary.

The Redbridge Institute of Adult Education has been named overall provider of the year at the Times Education Supplement's Further Education Awards 2019.

More than 400 protestors have been arrested in the Extinction Rebellion protests that have brought areas of central London to a standstill. A Wanstead campaigner among them tells the Recorder what the purpose of all this disruption is.

Children in care are five times more likely to be excluded from the borough's schools, new figures reveal.

A new special educational needs school for up to 64 pupils may be built in Newbury Park if a planning application is green lit.

The main children's centres in the borough will stay open Redbridge Council has announced.

More than three quarters of Recorder readers are against Redbridge motorists being fined for driving past a school during collection and drop off times.

The principal of a Redbridge secondary school - who has overseen its rise to the top of the borough's rankings tables - is stepping down after 21 years of service.

Car users will be fined if they drive past schools during drop off and collections in Ilford.

A Wanstead dad was stunned when his attempt to drop off his daughter's forgotten packed lunch at her South Woodford primary school ended with a blazing row that saw the police called out.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Redbridge Council have awarded two of the borough's primary schools £10,000 each to cut harmful emissions.

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 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.


Defence classes for children such as Krav Maga are fun, healthy activities that can reduce the risk of bullying, build self-confidence and teach discipline

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

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