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

Chelmsford school will cut teaching hours from autumn

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.

The Sandon School, Chelmsford

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”.