Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Detectives are investigating after more than £73,000 was stolen from a Whitechapel school and the theft went unnoticed for months.

Three east London schools are in the top five in the country in a national survey of exam results with Mayflower Primary in Poplar at the very top for the second year running.

An alliance of 10 community institutions in Shadwell has been selected for special praise by City Hall as one of five London projects recognised for its work during the Covid-19 emergency.

A retired schoolteacher turned author and poet is featured in a select photography exhibition after being chosen by the National Lottery for keeping the arts accessible in east London during the pandemic.

Did you know? UCAS gets almost 3 million university applications from around 700,000 people each year. That’s a lot of competition. So how can your son or daughter stand out? 

Barking and Dagenham and Tower Hamlets councils today said they would step up to feed hungry children over half term after the government rejected plans to fund free school meals during the holidays.

A programme of “dance for Parkinson’s” is switching to online sessions run remotely from English National Ballet’s studios at Leamouth during the pandemic.

Nearly £1million is being given to the Rich Mix arts centre as part of the government’s £1.5billion Culture Recovery emergency fund announced this week.

Thousands of pupils and staff are now absent from London’s schools because of Covid-19, an investigation reveals today.

Teenagers helping to bring a decaying old Father Thames stone arch battered by a century of east London pollution back to life have got a big thank you from the neighbours and from the Duke of Gloucester.

Families in Poplar are being given free “safety software” that uses artificial intelligence to safeguard children on the internet.

An artisan distillery that was forced to shut down in east London when the Covid emergency began is restarting its gin school masterclasses to help people “keep their spirits up” under new 10pm curfew restrictions.

School pupils have found a new role in life in Bethnal Green—as movie stars.

A 24-hour addiction helpline service set up in Shoreditch that got swamped with pleas for help during lockdown is launching a national scholarship scheme for health care students struggling to pay rising tuition fees.

London’s Transport Commissioner explains why it is safe to go back on buses, Tubes and trains, whether you are returning to work, school or just out and about

Train operator c2c is urging parents to make sure their children follow an on-board “code of conduct” when schools and colleges re-open.

A council officer who does voluntary work supporting start-up businesses to mentor the borough’s young people has won an award.

A school is celebrating GCSE results success at the end of an “incredibly stressful” period made worse by the uncertainty surrounding how grades were calculated.

A headteacher has praised the class of 2020 for adapting to “the most challenging of years”.

A school principal has praised his pupils following their success in this year’s GCSE results.

A school named after a slave trader has announced its new name.

Thousands of A-level students are set to see their grades increased after a humiliating U-turn by the Government.

The first year of A-Level results for George Green’s Secondary on the Isle of Dogs after switching back from the International Baccalaureate in 2018 has come up with 100 per cent passes from grade A* to grade E.

What a score for Whitechapel’s Swanlea Secondary getting 100 per cent in no fewer than three subjects today.

Pupils at Bow School have busted through this year’s A-Level downgrade barrier caused by lockdown with winning results getting them to top universities.

While many pupils will be celebrating, others will be worrying about what to do next - and the University of East London’s head of outreach and access Yvonne Bentley has advice for those concerned about their future.

Two Stepney Green teenagers have secured £250,000 scholarships to study at top American universities.

The end of the school year is here, but some schools have been left without the normal opportunity to say goodbye and wish their departing students the best for the future.

Spotlight is on the Isle of Dogs to tackle youth offending and turn the world upside down by unlocking youngsters’ potential and hoping to transform their community.

The end of the school year is drawing near, but many parents and their children will be left without the normal opportunity to say goodbye to the teachers who have made such a big difference.

A university will cut energy use at its Whitechapel campus by 25 per cent through a significant carbon emissions reduction project.

Families are receiving free laptops and broadband to help stop children falling further behind as schools stay closed in the coronavirus pandemic.

Academic associations across the country are calling on the government to support “a new deal for higher education” saying a government bailout isn’t enough to help them get through the pandemic and beyond.

A school named after a slave trader is to change its name.

A school in Poplar has become the first in east London to put up a classroom in a marquee designed around social distancing.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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