Joint NUT/ATL training weekend Marks Tey Hotel Saturday 17 -18 November 2018.It has been agreed to hold a joint two day training weekend with ATL on Saturday and Sunday 17 & 18 November at the Marks Tey Hotel , Marks Tey, Nr ColchesterThe weekend has been agreed to be part of the launch of the fully integrated NEU from 1 January 19The programme start at 10.15 on Saturday with a keynote presentation by NEU joint General Secretary Mary Bousted and concludes on Sunday with lunchA varied and interesting programmes is being planned including valuable organising sessions as well as a CPD session on Voice Training for teachersFor participants from *Essex Local Associations all the conference costs except travel will be covered by Essex Division NUT. This includes overnight accommodation, all meals, tea and coffee.It is very much hoped that Local Associations will identify 3/4 delegates with, if possible, half coming from young or more recently active membersPlease let me have the names and email addresses of those who will be coming from your Association by no later than Monday 1 OctoberRegardsJerry GlazierGeneral Secretary NEU Essex Division NUT Section
The final Annual General Meeting of Essex NUT takes place this evening
BURSTEAD GOLF CLUB
Tye Common Road, Billericay CM12 9SS
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
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
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.
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.
Several members secured meetings with Essex MPs on Tuesday 24 October to lobby re School Cuts
ITV covered the event
A secondary school will cut an hour of teaching a week from the autumn in a bid to save £100,000.
Joe Wincott of The Sandon School in Chelmsford, Essex said an extra £1.3bn promised by the government was too late to help it in the next academic year.
The head teacher said cutting lessons from 26 to 25 hours a week would allow him to balance the school budget.
Education Secretary Justine Greening said per pupil funding was set to go up from £4,100 to £4,800 in 2018.
Mr Wincott said the school budget had been cut by £450,000 since 2011 and he had reduced the costs of “everything from power supplies, examination and photocopying”.
He said: “We were down to the situation where we were unable to balance our budget for 2017-2018, so we took the decision… to drop to 25 hours, which is what most schools deliver.”
Parents at the mixed comprehensive school, which has 1,270 pupils aged 11 to 18 and was rated good in its last Ofsted inspection, had been “remarkably understanding”.
But the head teacher added a “significant number of pupils” were entering the school system, and pay, pension and National Insurance contributions were all due to increase.
As a result, he believes the promised extra pupil funding in 2018 will “probably put us where we are now, but without having to make cuts to staff”.