YEAR 13 students across Thurrock are receiving their A-level results this week. Published by the Department for Education on Thursday 13 August, the results follow months of disruption to the usual end of year and exam process due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cllr Shane Hebb, Deputy Leader of the Council, said: “I would like to […]
MORE students celebrating higher grades at USP College today despite Covid-19 challenges Students at USP College have plenty of reason to celebrate this morning after the College saw a 7% increase in students receiving higher grades in their A-Levels. Months of worry about how Covid-19 and the cancellation of the 2020 summer exam series would […]
THE Gateway Learning Community (GLC) is no stranger to innovation and development. When it became apparent that PPE was in short supply at the start of the lockdown, they set about making their own. Not in a small way but on a production line that is making up to 300 protective visors a day. To […]
THE Government’s exam grading body, Ofqual, has announced changes to the appeals process for pupils dissatisfied with their grades under this year’s exam arrangements, following pressure from the cross-party Education Committee, led by Robert Halfon MP. In their report, “Getting the grades they’ve earned – Covid-19: the cancellation of exams and ‘calculated grades’”, the House […]
With on-line communications becoming the new normal, Thurrock CVS in partnership with Thurrock Adult Community College (TACC) are offering residents a free session on Thursday August 13th at 2pm. Full details www.tacc.ac.uk/CVSsummer2020
Virtual degree showcase for University Centre UNIVERSITY Centre South Essex students have created a virtual exhibition to showcase their degree work. Third year students studying creative degrees would normally host live exhibitions in the summer term for their final major projects but this had to be cancelled this year because of COVID-19 so they came […]
NEW figures released by the Bikeability Trust show a positive picture of children being offered cycling training in Thurrock. 1550 children in Thurrock took part in Bikeability cycle training from April 2019 – April 2020. The Department for Transport funded programme has been delivered to over 3.5million children in England since 2007 and proven to […]
FEARS of a faltering jobs market has sparked an unprecedented rush of people signing up to become teachers, which could wipe out England’s deficit in classroom staff for the first time in eight years reports The Guardian. Figures released by Ucas, the university admissions network, showed more than 21,000 graduates had applied to teacher training […]
Tip – Toeing back to normality after lockdown A POPULAR borough theatre school have started to resume classes following the latest government covid-19 guidelines. TipToe Stage School, based in South Ockendon & Romford, have managed to keep classes going during the lockdown with online based learning. And this has been done by delivering classes in […]
Jack Petchey Winners For Hassenbrook NINE Hassenbrook pupils have sparkled this academic year 6 becoming award winners during lockdown and have each proudly been nominated as Jack Petchey winners. Here’s who they are: Smith Bengo 16 – Y11 – from Dagenham Oliver Ford 12 – Y8 – from Stanford-le-Hope Josh Beckers 14 – Y9 – […]
UK Parliament’s local outreach officers have today taken their community and youth group workshops online. Their sessions are designed to show groups in the East of England how the House of Commons and House of Lords work, as well as offering first-hand expertise on how to influence decisions made in UK Parliament, get their voices […]
Fashion experience for students working with magazine FASHION Promotion students from University Centre South Essex have been contributing to professional publication, ASBO magazine. The BA (Hons) Fashion Media & Promotion students, who study at the Centre’s Southend Campus, write, photograph and style features for the magazine including street style pieces and articles about fashion trends. […]
A NEW, exciting and online project has just been announced by multi-award winning theatre company, Rendered Retina. The project, called A Salvaged Thurrock Online, consists of free workshops for young people aged 14-20 who are interested in The Arts.
THE government will offer bonuses of £1,000 for every trainee they hire in a bid to boost jobs for young people amid the coronavirus crisis reports the Mirror.
UNIVERSITY Centre South Essex has introduced Unibuddy to help prospective students talk to current students about university life.
AN Access to Higher Education student from South Essex College has credited the course with helping him turn his life around.
New campaign has been launched to help adults whose livelihoods have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A NEW campaign has been launched to help adults whose livelihoods have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A MUSIC student from South Essex College has created a piece of music to play when callers are on hold to the college’s phone number.
Active Travel funding to help deliver safe and sustainable walking and cycling infrastructure in Thurrock
THURROCK Council will create new walking and cycling transport infrastructure linking to schools, employment hubs and shopping and leisure sites across the borough thanks to £288,000 government funding.
GAVIN Williamson tonight suggested class ‘bubbles’ will be doubled to 30 children to get all schools fully up and running in September.
CONTACTS to the NSPCC’s helpline about the impact of domestic abuse on children have surged by almost a third since the start of the lockdown, to an average of one an hour.
THE plan for all primary school years in England to go back to school before the end of term is to be dropped by the government.
REBECCA Long-Bailey has told Tes that she intends to examine education policy to find out “how quickly we can bring academies into local authority control” reports the TES.
THE Gateway Academy is part of the Gateway Learning Community in Thurrock. It is a Secondary School with over 1,000 students and plays a fundamental role within the community it serves.