Blogpost: ADHD-Thurrock’s forgotten children

Blogpost: ADHD-Thurrock’s forgotten children

A particular low point came in the form of an email between the new Head and another executive Head from the same academy, I obtained it via a freedom of information request. It detailed how my son had been questioned about whether he really needed his prescribed ADHD medication (their view was he didn’t) and it went on to mock his future ambition to be a pilot. I didn’t have the words to describe this email then and I still don’t now.

Thurrock’s Next Top Boss partnerships announced

Thurrock’s Next Top Boss partnerships announced

Thurrock’s Next Top Boss partnerships announced A launch event held following Opportunity Thurrock on Wednesday 3 October, announced the business and school partnerships for the 2018/19 Thurrock’s Next Top Boss programme. Thurrock’s Next Top Boss, run by Inspire Thurrock Council, gives young people the chance of working with local employers on real business challenges. The […]

Herringham Primary Academy told to improve by Ofsted

Herringham Primary Academy told to improve by Ofsted

HERRINGHAM Primary Academy has been told that it “requires improvement” by government watchdog Ofsted. The inspectors came to the school in July. Although the report is seen as fair, there are many others who feel that the reduction in staff and struggles to attract teachers is impacting on not only schools such as Herringham but […]

Will Thurrock Headteachers be marching on Downing Street?

Will Thurrock Headteachers be marching on Downing Street?

ON FRIDAY, up to a thousand headteachers will be marching on Downing Street. Headteachers are not known for their radical expressions of rebelliousness but it is clear that the present climate in education has forced their hand. The big question is whether any headteachers in Thurrock will join the march. We will try and find […]

Grays nursery Monarch praised by Ofsted

Grays nursery Monarch praised by Ofsted

A GRAYS-based nursery has been praised by Ofsted after a recent inspection. The watchdog visited the nursery based on Whitehall Lane in August. The report states: Children and babies form very strong bonds with practitioners. They are cuddled and given individual attention so that they feel very secure in themselves. Practitioners provide children with stimulating […]

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