Sep 06


Welcome back
I hope that all members have had a fabulous summer.
If you have changed workplace this year please make sure that you have notified NUT membership on 020 7380 6366
Please approach new staff in your school this week (and next!!) to see if they are members. If they are they should update details on 020 7380 6366
…. if not they can join on 020 7380 6369.
Remember ALL workers in your school can now join the National Education Union.
I am aiming to run two training/catch up sessions for School Reps and those who might be interested in thinking about being a School Rep.
Likely dates (you only need to attend one) are Wednesday 27 September 4pm – 6pm in Harlow and Thursday 5 October 5pm – 7pm in Epping Forest.
At this point can I please just have an indication of interest by return email – – thank you.
All the best – and have a great term
Murray Sackwild
General Secretary/Caseworker – Harlow+Epping Forest NUT Section National Education Union
Deputy General Secretary – Essex NUT Section National Education Union 
Oct 12

Delight for Halstead students as they collect GCSE results

STUDENTS from Halstead are looking forward to bright futures after picking up their GCSE results.

Pupils at Ramsey Academy, in Colne Road, Halstead, were celebrating another year of fantastic results again, building on the improvement made by the school in recent years.

An impressive 64 per cent of students achieved at least five A* to C grades when they opened their envelope.

The number of students that achieved the very highest grades also increased and results were particularly pleasing in the science subjects, PE and health and social care.

Under the new grading system, which sees courses graded from nine to one, with nine being the top, 60 per cent of students achieved between nine and four in both English and maths.

Headteacher Rob James said: “We are delighted that hard work of students has produced excellent results which allow them to progress to the next stage of their education or employment. On behalf of the students, I would like to thank the staff and parents for their support.

“The results show that as a school we provide an all-round education, with a range of opportunities for all students, whatever their ability and interest.”

Halstead Gazette:

At Hedingham School, an impressive quarter of all grades were either A or A*.

In total 70 per cent of students received five A* to C grades.

One of many outstanding achievements was 74 per cent of students achieving a four+ grade in maths, equivalent to the former C grade.

Headteacher John Panayi said: “Within a changing and uncertain examination landscape where grade boundaries are untested, it is very good to note that Hedingham School has maintained high expectations for our students which is reflected in their excellent results.”