Have a look at this info from the Families Online website, estimating an average cut of Â£339 per year per Essex primary school pupil. And Â£477 per secondary school pupil. There’s a link here for estimates for each school from the NUT and ATL.
Sweyne Park School have just submitted what is a significant application for them – for a permanent two-storey sixth form building. You can find the application here.
District Councillor Barbara Wilkins has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the latest New Year’s Honours List – not for her council work, but for services to education : Mrs Wilkins is regarded with affection in the council, not least for extolling the virtues of Great Wakering whenever possible! […]
Sereena Davey writes: If ever there were a lesson on the virtues of patience it would be the journey of the Pupil Premium…! When I worked in Parliament from 1999-2001 as an education specialist, I worked on a pamphlet with the (then) Education Spokesman Phil Willis MP, and a (then) […]
Someone suggested we should mention a course you can take at Rayleigh Library called “Learn My Way”. It’s run over 6 weeks, on a Monday and a Wednesday at Rayleigh Library ( We think it also runs at other libraries but don’t have any details ) Starts at 9.30am, runs […]
Councillor Michael Hoy writes here about a new County Council policy: “With effect from September 2015 Essex County Council have changed the policy on Home to School Transport for new pupils meaning parents or carers will have to pay themselves if their children go to Sweyne-Park School even though they may […]
At tonight’s meeting of the Development Committee: The outline application for 6 dwellings on the amenity space at Brocksford Avenue was refused by an overwhelming vote of councillors. Refusal was moved by Ian Ward and seconded by Heather Glynn. This pleased the public gallery, which was packed with concerned residents. […]
We’ve been enquiring into the situation with primary school places in Rayleigh – why Essex County Council were originally asking for a new primary school “North of London Road”, and now they’re not. It seems that on the basis of a planning application for 475 homes , ECC don’t believe […]
From the Guardian today: The parents of thousands of children will learn on Wednesday that they have not been allocated their first choice of primary school. If you are one of them, it is possible to challenge the decision. Here is what you can do: • Make sure you respond […]
Have you heard about the Consultation on the County Council website about removing school crossing patrols where there is a pedestrian crossing, unless the school is willing to pay for it?! You can find it here. School Crossing Patrols Consultation Essex County Council (ECC) is facing a £235m shortfall over […]
The “A Green Read” website , run by Councillor Michael Hoy, has had a lot of new stuff recently, including Hullbridge Woman to have her petition debated in Parliament. Donna Thresher started her Government e-petition back in March 2013 with the simple statement. “Stop Holiday companies charging extra in school […]
The Headmaster of Deanes School in Thundersley wrote on the school website yesterday: Important letter from the headteacher Dear Parents/Carers, Pupils, Staff and Friends of The Deanes School, It is with absolute shock that we learned late yesterday evening of the County Council’s proposal to consult with the local community on […]