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The GMB union says all the evidence points an increase in school age population so this is not the time to be closing Brewers Hill Community Middle School, Streetfield Community Middle School and Ashton C of E Middle School. The GMB is calling on the Executive of Central Bedfordshire Council, when it meets on 19th August, to conclude that all the evidence points an increase in school age population and that this is not the time to be closing Brewers Hill Community Middle School, Streetfield Community Middle School and Ashton C of E Middle School. Warren Kenny GMB Regional...Read more
Jubilant staff, pupils and families are celebrating a dramatic turnaround in Fulham Boys’ School’s fortunes. The school’s plan to open its doors this September had been crushed earlier this month when the government unexpectedly withdrew funding from the school, leaving 84 boys with no school place this September. The school had been intending to take up temporary residence in a former school building in Gibbs green, Fulham, giving it two years to find a permanent home. That plan had been confirmed by the government which gave the go-ahead for the school to recruit...Read more
Following the most recent Ofsted inspections, 82% of Halton schools are now judged to be good or outstanding.Halton Borough Council has welcomed this as is a fantastic achievement compared to national with 79% of schools nationally currently meeting this standard. Several schools that were previously in special measures or requiring improvement have recently been judged as good, with some areas of provision judged outstanding. The Council’s ambition is that all children in Halton attend a good school, and it will continue to provide the support and challenge...Read more
A special educational needs school in Hackney is celebrating after receiving its first 'outstanding' Ofsted report. The Garden officially opened its doors in September 2013, bringing together Horizon and Downsview schools. The former schools were both judged 'good' following their last inspections. In their report, inspectors noted a rapid improvement in teaching levels. The report states: "Teachers have an outstanding knowledge of their pupils' abilities and learning needs. They have high expectations of the pupils' progress" It went on to say: "Behaviour is outstanding. The school is a...Read more
The introduction of free school meals for all Reception, Year One and Year Two pupils this September should certainly help children and parents but in Gateshead it will also provide a welcome boost for local business. Gateshead Council’s policy of using only local food suppliers will ensure that, from September, the 2,000 extra meals expected to be cooked every day will directly benefit local food suppliers, pumping an extra quarter-of-a-million pounds into the local economy. The council expects to spend more than £2m on raw ingredients in the coming year and almost all of it will be spent...Read more
The latest addition to Enfield Council’s multi million pound school expansion programme threw open its doors on Tuesday when the Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Ali Bakir, officially opened the building. The £6.7 million project at George Spicer School’s Kimberley Gardens site, Enfield, has seen the school grow from 630 to 840 pupils with new buildings to house reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils. Facilities in the new block will include 12 classrooms, a multi-purpose hall, kitchen facilities and space for staff and administrative support. In all the expansion will provide space for 360...Read more