Thursday, April 2, 2020

A council worker ignored government guidelines to secure Home Office anti-terror funding for a friend, documents allege.

A prestigious national teachers and schools’ organisation has recognised Central Foundation in Bow as one of the country’s top places of learning.

Disadvantaged pupils are at even greater risk of underachieving compared to peers because of the coronavirus lockdown, a charity’s founder has predicted.

Wondering how to keep your children entertained and educated during lockdown? Here are seven useful resources to keep them from climbing up the walls.

Four Tower Hamlets schoolgirls had the privilege of meeting the Countess of Wessex at an “inspiring” women’s networking event.

A series of fake and council-sponsored businesses were given taxpayers’ cash to “influence local community voters”, freshly revealed documents claim.

Downing Street has announced the closure of all schools in England from Friday afternoon, March 20.

Universities have announced plans to suspend face to face teaching as the grip of the coronavirus crisis tightens.

Youngsters from all over east London have been out selling goods on market stools in a Young Enterprise programme where they set up their own companies to learn how to be business leaders.

A Limehouse primary school has been blocked in its first attempt to become an academy after a Tower Hamlets Council investigation.

Youngsters with learning difficulties or autism have begun a one-year university course in east London to get work experience.

Student graduate Lei Tan presented her physics research into nano-technology quantum dots to MPs on Monday in a competition for young scientists.

School pupils who set up their own companies have been selling their products at Old Spitalfields Market on stalls as part of an education charity programme.

Parents and schools across the East End have handed in an “invoice” for £12 million to 10 Downing Street calling on the Prime Minister to fill the funding gap in special educational needs.

Schools are getting their teeth into a campaign to cut down on sugar, with the East End having one of the country’s highest rates of tooth decay and child obesity.

Racial or ethnic discrimination appears to have been wiped out at Queen Mary University.

Henry Moore’s famous ‘Draped Seated Lady’ sculpture that he gifted to the people of the East End nearly 60 years ago is now modelling again for a new generation of young wannabe artists.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan visited a Bethnal Green nursery school to mark the launch of a new air quality report.

A last-ditch attempt to save the oldest school in the East End from closure was refused by councillors last night.

An emergency meeting where campaigners will try to overturn a decision to close down the East End’s oldest school will be held tomorrow.

It’s not every day you get the chance to film for a new TV series with Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie.

The East End’s oldest school will officially close down this year, Tower Hamlets council has said.

More than £1.3million of taxpayer cash was paid to organisations in Tower Hamlets that may never have existed, and to one whose office was a drug den, a cache of papers reveals.

Two Tower Hamlets primary schools are facing closure because of “significant concern” over falling pupil numbers.

If your child is due to start primary school in September this year, you have until Wednesday to apply for a place.

Outstanding east London teachers were recognised at a recent awards ceremony celebrating excellence in maths education.

A university lecturer has launched a new service to help people with disabilities, their parents, carers and support staff find vital information and support easily.

Two little children want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas in 2019 and a Happy New Year for 2020!

Pensioners have been treated to luxury pampering by trainee beauty students at their college salon with manicures and pedicures.

Children have been getting anxious about the rise of rough sleeping and the number of homeless people living in the East End and what Tower Hamlets Council is doing about it.

A headteacher campaigning to “break the cycle of malnutrition and obesity” among children in Poplar is to run a half marathon to raise funds — despite a personal knee injury.

A holiday childcare scheme with its own foodbank for families in Bethnal Green has received the top rating from Ofsted.

Djamila Aggabi has been named one of the country’s top social workers for her “anti-oppressive approach” to training new professionals after seven years working in deprived areas of the East End.

Despite it being the kind of weather that tempted curling up indoors, Christ Church Primary School managed to draw an eager crowd to Spitalfields market for their fifth annual Living Nativity performance.

A new charity is setting out to tackle child illiteracy with a New Year volunteer recruitment drive to help Tower Hamlets primary schools where a-quarter of the pupils fall below reading standard.


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