CONCERNS have been raised over exam results at William Edwards school in Grays.
BALLET Dancers, a String Quartet, pyrotechnics and a 21st Century light show set the scene and entertained over a hundred guests at the National College Creative Industries Graduation event last week (Thursday 4 October).
IT’S Get Online Week where Thurrock residents are being encouraged to see how it feels when you Try 1 thing – use the internet to do just one thing you’d normally do in a shop or bank, in a doctor’s or chemist, or even over the phone. Joseph Price, Course Leader for IT & Digital Skills at Thurrock Adult Community College (TACC)
TO mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October, Thurrock Adult Community College (TACC) organised a Tea and Talk event, raising over £200 for the Mental Health Foundation. Their social area at the college in Richmond Road, Grays was transformed into a hub of practical information
OSBORNE chief executive Paul Griffiths said: “Our numbers are slightly down, on what we anticipated.
PROSPECTIVE students along with their families and friends packed into Ortu Gable Hall’s Hall to hear what life at the academy is like last week (Monday and Tuesday 1 and 2 October).
SOUTH Essex College is looking to the future with a series of exciting estate developments, which will improve the education offer for young people in the local area.
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.
THOUSANDS of students from schools and colleges across Thurrock took part in the region’s largest careers and further education expo.
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 […]
RECENTLY, Year 5 from Arthur Bugler Primary (ABP) took part in a fascinating Ancient Egyptian workshop because it was their topic for the term and they had an extraordinary day.
FOLLOWING the completion of the Essex colleges area based review, recommendations for PROCAT to join SEC has been positively endorsed by both governing bodies. The PROCAT brand will be retained following the merger.
By Local Democracy Reporter Steve Shaw THE number of children who have left Thurrock schools to be home schooled has doubled since 2013. Figures released following a freedom of information request show that the number of pupils being home schooled increased from 162 in 2013, to 323 in 2017 – a rise of 49 percent. […]
RESEARCH shows that learning new skills can be more than useful, it can also improve our mental wellbeing. The NHS reports that “people who carry on learning after childhood report higher wellbeing and greater ability to cope with stress. They also report more feelings of self-esteem, hope and purpose”.
NEW in post – head girl and head boy at ORTU Hassenbrook Academy had their work cut out at their first big event this week during their “busiest ever” open evening (Tuesday 25 September).
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 […]
ST.Joseph’s RC Primary School, Stanford Le Hope kicked off the PTA’s fundraising year with their ‘Funky Sock’ day challenge…
THINK Global is a global education programme developed for schools, colleges and universities. The programme brings a global perspective into education – teaching students about sustainability, tackling extremism, human rights and other world issues.
ALFIE Bowers, 11 and Brandon Shaw, 12 (Ortu Gable Hall) stepped in to help a woman after a car accident outside Corringham Library earlier this month (11 September).
EVERY year in the last week of September, reflexology is celebrated around the world, to promote awareness of a complementary therapy practised for over 5000 years.
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 […]
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 […]
SOUTH Essex College is holding a series of Swap Don’t Drop events for young people who are worried they have made the wrong course, college or sixth form choice.
THE nomination period for this year’s Thurrock Education Awards has been extended by a week, it has been announced.