Friday, January 24, 2020

An Orthodox Jewish faith school where youngsters aren't learning the basics of how to speak, read or write English is providing a "poor standard of education in secular subjects", according to Ofsted inspectors.

Shouts of "shame" were heard in the council chamber as mayor Phil Glanville read out homophobic words written by a Conservative councillor singling him out for his sexual orientation.

Hackney Conservatives are investigating after a Stamford Hill councillor said unregistered Jewish faith schools don't need Ofsted "giving children ideas" of homosexuality or atheism.

Hackney Council's ninth school street scheme has launched outside William Patten Primary School - but some parents have complained it won't do enough to combat air pollution there.

Children attending unregistered Jewish faith schools will continue to be exposed to an "unacceptable" lack of safeguarding until the government changes the definition of a school, say frustrated council bosses.

New City College has launched a new gym in Hoxton to give its students the chance to gain commercial experience in the fitness industry.

A single mother from London Fields is one of three finalists for a top prize at the British Education Awards.

Students from Simon Marks Jewish Primary school shone bright like the candles in a Minorah on December 12. They filled their school hall with music and song as they told the story of Chanukah - a Jewish tradition that's over 2,000 years old.

Youngsters from Jubilee Primary School have bagged £1,000 in school supplies after winning a competition set up to teach kids about the census.

Hollywood and West End star Wendell Pierce showed off his jazz drumming skills during a visit to Haggerston School this week.

Youngsters from Orchard Primary School will be performing a scene from Macbeth at a special event on Saturday where artefacts discovered during the excavation of Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre will be on show.

Students from five Hackney schools came together to compete in an acting competition at Bsix College in Clapton on Friday.

Award-winning double bassist Chinyere "Chi-chi" Nwanoku has officially opened Hackney New Primary School's new building.

Pupils with disabilities and special needs from Stormont House School have been crowned the National Special Schools swimming champions in a competition at the London 2012 Aquatics Centre.

Staff at Loughborough University London in Hackney Wick have joined others around the country in a strike over pay, equality, casual contracts and rising workloads.

The former head of music at Mossbourne Community Academy has been banned from teaching for letting pupils take cocaine and drink alcohol at his flat.

Two women who run a project to tackle social isolation within the Somali community want to get the word out about their work.

A 14-year-old schoolgirl has won an award to help boost her budding career as a cellist and violin player.

A 16-year-old who gives up his time to supervise youths at the 7th Stoke Newington Scout Group has been given a Jack Petchey Foundation achievement award.

Children as young as six quizzed Diane Abbott on everything from Boris Johnson to education funding and post-Brexit European travel yesterday afternoon.

Hackney New School has come under fire from the council's environment chief for breaching planning permission to replace a row of tots' bike stands with three car parking spaces.

Sixteen neighbourhoods in Hackney are classed as among the 10pc most 'deprived' in England, according to new government figures.

Hackney Council has launched an eighth school street as it announced every single school in the borough could soon be in line for one.

"For all the years that I've had to defend young people against charges of apathy or lack of interest, it is really exciting to see them smashing those stereotypes and setting the agenda," Des Barrow, a geography teacher at Clapton Girls Academy, tells the Gazette.

Teachers at BSix went on strike yesterday, warning that sixth form colleges are "on the brink" after years of cuts.

Primary schools in Hackney were forced to fundraise through summer fairs to pay for equipment, the refurbishment of facilities and extra-curricular activities this year.

Betty Layward Primary School has been recognised for helping low-attaining pupils make good progress with their learning.

Drivers and passenger escorts on school buses for disabled children accepted a financial settlement yesterday, as they embarked on another day of strike action in a dispute over payments for working split shifts.

A nine-year-old polymath who's top of her class and recently wowed her school with a story about Windrush won two awards at a glittering annual ceremony.

A star pupil wants to change the narrative around young black boys in the media after being invited to Downing Street to celebrate his GCSE results.

Young cadets from the Mossbourne Federation were inspected for the first time at Grocers' Hall by one of the most senior officers in the military.

A teenager from Stoke Newington School made it to the grand final of the school baking contest Buster's Bake Off.

Education secretary Gavin Williamson today told this paper he backed headteachers' right to exclude pupils, and touted a new wave of free schools for kids with special educational needs (SEND) - but wouldn't say whether he supported the school climate strikes.

Children's artwork was smashed to pieces when vandals trashed an adventure playground in Homerton three times in a matter of days.

Governors and leaders have been blamed for letting Hackney New School lapse, after inspectors rated it inadequate across the board.

Hundreds of east London youngsters spent the holidays taking part in a free two-week summer school held at Olympic Park this month.

Clapton Girls' Academy celebrated its best ever GCSE results today.

For the first year, 30 students at Dalston's Petchey Academy scored 10 or more GCSEs at grades 5 to 9 - with some gaining up to 12 top scores.

One in five City Academy Hackney students got at least three grades of 7 or above this year.

Like most teenagers across the country Haggerston School student Treyvaunshae Carty was looking forward to celebrating his GCSE results.

Mossbourne Academy welcomed a record number of grade 9s this morning, with the head predicting the results were among the best in the country.

The first ever set of GCSE results were revealed at Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy today, with an 82 per cent pass rate in English and maths.

Girls from Stamford Hill school Our Lady's were jumping for joy after opening their GCSE results.

GCSE results at Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form have improved for the second year in a row.

An Urswick School student who came to Hackney without being able to speak English is celebrating after getting 10 GCSEs graded 9 to 5.


Cauldron Foods' comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

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