Dec 10

SNOW CLOSURES FOR MONDAY 11 DECEMBER – AS OF 9PM SUNDAY

http://www.essexlive.news/news/essex-news/essex-schools-closed-tomorrow-snow-906556

The Essex Schools closed Monday December 11 so far:

The full list as of 9pm.

Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School,

Brentwood, CM14 4EX

Burnham on Crouch Primary School,

Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8LG

Doddinghurst Infant School,

Brentwood, CM15 0NJ

Doddinghurst Church of England,

Brentwood, CM15 0NJ

Grove House School,

Brentwood, CM15 9DA

High Ongar Primary School

High Ongar, CM5 9NB

Holly Trees Primary School,

Brentwood, CM14 5RY

Kelvedon Hatch Community Primary School,

Brentwood, CM5 0DH

Larchwood Primary School,

Brentwood, CM15 9NG

Long Ridings Primary School,

Brentwood, CM13 1DU

Moreton Church of England Primary,

Ongar, CM5 0JD

Mountnessing Church of England,

Brentwood, CM15 0UH

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Plume School,

Maldon, CM9 6AB

Shenfield High School,

Brentwood, CM15 8RY

St Helen’s Catholic Junior School Academy,

Brentwood, CM15 9BY

St John Fisher Catholic Primary School,

Loughton, IG10 2DY,

St Thomas of Cantebury Church of England,

Brentwood, CM12 9LH

The Ongar Academy,

Ongar, CM5 0AN

Schools with shorter opening hours due to the snow:

The Boswell’s Academy

Chelmsford,

The school announced on its website that it will be open 10am to 2:45pm.

On their website, it states: “There will be no clubs before and after school and there will only be a very limited food service at the break. Please be advised that we will be relaxing our rules regarding footwear and students should wear footwear that is appropriate to the snowy/icy conditions. Students should stick to the treated pathways on site and take care on the journey to and from school.”

Moulsham High School delayed start

Moulsham High School have announced a delayed start to the day, students asked to arrive at 9:55am, but staff will be in at normal time.

Students will start their day at 9:55am, and finish at 3:25pm.

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The school has also said the Year 11 Art exams will start later too, but have not given an update on whether the exam will finish an hour later, but promise no child will be at a disadvantage.

Chelmer Valley High announces late start

Chelmer Valley High will be open tomorrow, but it will have a late start following the bad weather.

The structure of the day will start at 10:30am and the school day will end at 3pm.

Nov 06

FORTHCOMING MEETINGS

Just a reminder about dates of various meetings this month including a couple of events in Colchester which you are welcome to attend.
Wednesday 8th November ‘Asbestos in Schools’ 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, Colchester
A speaker from the Joint Union Action Committee on Asbestos will address the meeting, which has been organised by the Colchester NEU(NUT Section) and the local Trades Council.
Thursday 9th November Essex NEU (ATL Section)  5pm-7pm Pontlands Park Hotel, Chelmsford, CM2 8HR
ATL Section National President, Niamh Sweeney, will address the meeting on ‘Challenges to protect education in the future’.
If you are interested in attending please let Jeff Fair know – jeff.fair@neu.org.uk
Saturday 11th November Colchester NEU(NUT Section) Autumn Social  12-2pm at the North Hill Hotel, Colchester.
An informal social occasion for members in the Colchester area. Sandwiches and a free drink provided.
Saturday 18th November NEU (NUT Section) Eastern Region Council 10.30am Cambridge Belfry Hotel, Cambourne, CB23 6BW
All of our Essex NUT Section Executive are invited to this meeting and it is important that Essex is well represented. Please confirm with me or Jerry whether you will be attending.
Wednesday 22nd November 5.30pm The Bell, Danbury, CM3 4DT
Third Joint Officers Meeting of Essex Executive Committees of NUT and ATL Sections
Minutes of the last meeting are attached. Agenda for this meeting to follow.
Monday 27th November Essex NEU(NUT Section) Division Council
5.15pm Executive Committee  6pm Division Council
Essex County Cricket Ground, Chelmsford
Agendas, minutes etc to follow.
December appears to be free!
Look forward to seeing you at some of the above meetings.
Regards,
David Evans
Admin Secretary
Essex NEU (NUT Section)
Oct 14

YOU ARE INVITED TO A GENERAL MEETING OF COLCHESTER & NE ESSEX ASSOCIATION

 

NUT SECTION

COLCHESTER & NE ESSEX ASSOCIATION

PRESIDENT –  GEORGIA TOWNSHEND

YOU ARE INVITED TO A GENERAL MEETING OF


NATIONAL EDUCATION UNION MEMBERS

AT HARWICH & DOVERCOURT HIGH SCHOOL,

HALL LANE, CO12 3TG

ON TUESDAY 17TH OCTOBER FROM

4.30PM – 5.30PM.

 

THE MEETING IS BEING HOSTED BY THE COLCHESTER & NE ESSEX ASSOCIATION OF THE NUT AND IS OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF NUT AND ATL SECTIONS OF OUR NEW NATIONAL EDUCATION UNION.

 

THE AGENDA WILL INCLUDE A REPORT ON THE RECENT SIGMA TRUST JOINT CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO RAISE ANY CONCERNS YOU MAY HAVE ON ISSUES SUCH AS PAY, WORKLOAD, PPA TIME, PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT, ETC.

 

YOU WILL ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NATIONAL EDUCATION UNION AND HAVE YOUR SAY ON HOW IT SHOULD BE STRUCTURED LOCALLY.

 

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 4PM.

 

FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT

DAVID EVANS

ADMIN OFFICER

NATIONAL EDUCATION UNION

COLCHESTER & NORTH-EAST ESSEX

NUT SECTION

dparkerevans@aol.com                                              07986461908

Oct 12

GCSE Results Day 2017: Almost half of north-east Essex schools refuse to give results

Nine out of 21 schools in the region have not released the benchmark figure of the percentage of students achieving at least a grade four in English and maths to the East Anglian Daily Times.

At least half the schools are academies or independent schools.

Despite repeated requests, the schools are refusing to supply results. In contrast, almost all schools in Suffolk have given results, and there is no apparent issue with schools providing data elsewhere across the country.

Overall, UK GCSE pass rates have fallen this year amid the biggest shake-up of exams in a generation.

Today’s figures show that across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the proportion of entries scoring at least an A grade – or a 7 under the new system – has fallen by 0.5 percentage points to 20% compared to last summer, while the percentage gaining a C or above – or a 4 under the new system – is down 0.6 percentage points to 66.3%.

An Essex County Council spokesman said he was not aware of any issues with schools. The authority will issue Essex results later today.

Jerry Glazier, NUT general secretary in Essex, also said he was not aware of any issues with schools providing results in the county.

He said: “I am surprised, since it’s been common practice in recent history for schools to publicise in big banners their exam results.”