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.

Sep 06

WELCOME BACK and TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

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.
 
IMPORTANT
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 – murraysackwild@yahoo.com – 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.”