MASS Covid testing of secondary-school pupils in England is to be greatly increased in January, in an attempt to reduce the numbers being sent home reports the BBC.
CHILDREN at a Corringham school have collected 1,000 empty crisp packets in an extraordinary festive effort to help the homeless.
ALTHOUGH their festive celebrations looked a little different this year, every staff member pulled together to ensure the children still had a memorable lead up to Christmas.
THE Jack Petchey Foundation has doubled its commitment to its internship programme in 2021 to support 40 year-long paid internships in the youth sector across London and Essex
FOLLOWING a successful bid to the American video and software company Epic Games, USP College has been selected to receive a $25,000 grant. The money will go towards expanding games development provision and Live Creative both of which are within the fast-moving Creative and Digital Sector. Live Creative is a unique college company, where Creative Arts students […]
TALENTED past and present pupils have been busily planning, recording and producing Ortu Gable Hall’s first EVER Christmas album.
THE hard work and achievements of students from USP College Palmer’s Campus have been celebrated with their annual Prize Giving awards.
University students attend industry expert virtual masterclasses LAST week, University Centre South Essex students were given virtual masterclasses in their field from guest speakers and professionals as part of Industry Week. This year’s event was held virtually through a variety of different platforms and gave students the chance to attend workshops held by industry professionals to […]
STARTING in January 2021 USP College will be offering a new online course, Access to Higher Education in Health Science Professionals. Within this course you can follow a number of pathways including Nursing, Midwifery, Biomedical Science, Speech Therapy and Social Work to name a few.
A PETITION is taking off to prioritise people with learning disabilities in the vaccine roll-out, as the UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine and the focus shifts onto the logistics of the roll-out.
A UNIVERSITY Centre South Essex Sport student is working at Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club thanks to a partnership between the course and the team.
STUDENTS who had already booked train tickets to travel home for Christmas before the announcement of the student travel window can now rebook their tickets to travel between 3-9 December without paying additional fees.
YOUNGSTERS, and an assistant headteacher, at Ortu Hassenbrook Academy were given Jack Petchey awards this term for their outstanding work.
LEE Porter has been appointed Headteacher of Ortu Corringham Primary School following a competitive selection process by the Trust Board of the Ortu Federation.
UNIVERSITY Centre South Essex graduate, Matthew Nyarambi, is proof that anyone can retrain and change careers after switching from finance to counselling.
ORMISTON Park Academy honours past pupil in Remembrance Day ceremony.
ONGAR Academy is set to host a number of events to promote their Sixth Form Academy. Executive Head Allan Osborne has written to parents and pupils detailing the promotional events. They include a whole host of promotional videos plus details of deadlines. https://www.theongaracademy.org/ongar-6/ YourThurrock will be also publish the videos and links in order to […]
A DRIVER training school, where the pupils can be up to seven years away from being able to take their driving test, has delivered more than 16,000 lessons to teens and tweens at its Lakeside venue.
Report highlights commitment of key workers in education THE hard work and commitment of key workers in education has been praised in a report to Council. A report presented by Cllr Andrew Jefferies, Cabinet Member for Education, reflected on the work of schools during this difficult year and looked ahead to the priorities of the […]
AFTER years of funding setbacks and disappointments, the community of Tilbury finally welcomed the opening of Tilbury Pioneer Academy’s new building. Amidst the continuing gloom of the Covid pandemic, the excitement generated by the opening gave staff and pupils alike a moment to think positively about the future as they entered the gleaming corridors and […]
USP College launches new Degree Course EXPANDING on the range of degree courses currently offered at the Seevic Campus, Benfleet, USP College will be running a two-year Business Degree commencing in September 2021. The course will offer the opportunity for students to achieve a degree-level education within a local college environment. Offered as a two-year […]
THE PORTFOLIO holder for education would not give a direct commitment on free school meals.
SOUTH Essex College has worked in partnership with Essex Police to become a Hate Incident Reporting Centre (HIRC).
THE next round of applications for primary school places in Thurrock opens on Monday 2 November 2020.