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MORE than three out of four primary schools in Basildon are now good or better – a year after an improvement drive was launched.
A TEAM of Seevic students made almost £30,000 in their first three months of trading in a virtual world of stocks and shares.
IT SOUNDS too good to be true. A service where anyone can receive professional advice on anything – absolutely free.
The Echo speaks to the new executive principal of the Basildon Academies.
HISTORY buffs got up close with a replica First World War plane as part of an event marking the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War.
STAFF at Essex University have voted to take industrial action in a row over changes to pensions.
SOUTHEND Pier is marking English Tourism Week with some extra perks for visitors.
PROSPECTIVE secondary school pupils are being urged to go along to an open day at the Deanes School with staff keen to remind families it is still in business.
A NEW school offering alternative education to children, including classes in meditation and vegetarianism, is to open this week.
APPLICATIONS for 2014 secondary school places are now open.
DISTRAUGHT parents have vowed not to give up on their battle to save Deanes School.
A SCHOOL faces weeks of disruption and is unlikely to open in time for the new term tomorrow, after it was left in a mess by the floods on August 24.
ESSEX County Council has announced its plans to close the Deanes School in Thundersley.
SOUTHEND’S biggest school has been given planning permission to expand, with a brand new classroom block.
HARD-WORKING students are toasting their A-Level success, with pass rates soaring across the south of the county.
IF there was ever a teenager deserving of a perfect prom night it’s Laila Pollard.
OLYMPIC legend Sir Steve Redgrave achieved another gold medal yesterday, thanks to children at an Eastwood school.
THE head of PE at the Deanes School says plans to close the specialist sports college, less than a year after the London Olympics are “a huge disappointment” and a threat to the legacy of the Games.
THE fortunes of a previously failing school have been turned around less than a year after it was placed in special measures.
A SPECIAL school is celebrating a good Ofsted report and the opening of new classrooms.
THE woman in charge of a pre school which was due to close at the end of this month has praised the parents who campaigned to stop it.
A MUM from Rochford says she has been kicked off a school’s PTA after a row with the headteacher.
A CLASS of students have used their finance skills to raise money for a hospice.
A PRE-SCHOOL which was due to close following a poor Ofsted report has been saved.
HIGH-FLYING schoolchildren at a Canvey school will be awarded free cinema tickets in recognition of their hard work.
A SCHOOL which was ordered to do better by Ofsted in January has been praised for improving.
A JUNIOR school in Leigh has been placed in special measures by Ofsted inspectors who say it is failing its pupils.
THE ex-chairman of governors from a troubled school in Rochford has praised the work of headteacher Hassan Chawdhry, who resigned last month.
A PITSEA pre-school has been rated “outstanding’’ in its most recent Ofsted inspection.
BOSSES at a school threatened with closure claim Essex County Council has got its sums wrong.
THE DEANES School could close in just over three years if Essex County Council plans to shut it get the go ahead.
SCHOOL pupils are running late for class after a change in bus timetables and routes.
A Basildon primary school is set to expand to take in an extra 90 pupils a year.
A SPECIAL needs school in Thundersley is planning to expand to cope with growing pupil numbers.
DEVASTATED Deanes School headteacher Jan Atkinson had “no indication” multimillionpound plans to rebuild her school would not go ahead after five years of promises.
A GRAMMAR school has revealed fresh plans to replace a dilapidated building with a new purpose- built sixth form centre
THE MOTHER of a disabled girl has praised the Deanes for its exceptional educational facilities for special needs children.
A COLLEGE must make a number of improvements to lessons, teaching, and address students’ poor attendance levels.
PARALYMPIAN Wendy Smith inspired children at a Leigh primary school with her life story and ambition.
HUNDREDS of students and parents joined together in a bank holiday protest to save their school from closure.
PLANS to link a top Leigh school with an underperforming counterpart in Shoebury have been shelved after a parents’ campaign.
A HEADTEACHER whose leadership has left a school in turmoil has quit.
A NEW free school opening in Southend in September will nurture some of Southend’s most damaged youngsters, the woman behind the project has pledged.
A popular school has been rated as good by Ofsted inspectors.
SOUTH Essex College is set to lose 76 management jobs in a bid to plug an £8.2million cut in Government funding.
CHILDREN and staff at a much maligned primary school are celebrating getting a good Ofsted report.
PARENTS have called for action to protect their children from danger drivers on a road dubbed a “death trap”.
TWO former teachers of the troubled Basildon Academies have spoken for the first time about their departure.
IT COULD soon be Southend’s newest school and transform a former landmark building in the town.
MORE Southend pupils must be educated at the borough’s four grammar schools.
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