Essex University staff set to take industrial action over pensions dispute

Basildon Recorder: Essex University

9:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

STAFF at Essex University have voted to take industrial action in a row over changes to pensions.

Real ale and folk festival on Southend Pier to mark English Tourism Week

Basildon Recorder: Pier is closed to save you agree?

10:15am Wednesday 19th March 2014

SOUTHEND Pier is marking English Tourism Week with some extra perks for visitors.

Defiant Deanes holding an open day for parents

Basildon Recorder: Essex County Council announce plans to close Deanes School

2:30pm Tuesday 24th September 2013

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.

Alternative school to open

Basildon Recorder: Roxy Fealy, and Jules Esposito, launching an alternative school

11:00am Monday 9th September 2013

A NEW school offering alternative education to children, including classes in meditation and vegetarianism, is to open this week.

Apply for 2014 school places now

Basildon Recorder: Uniforms are among the regular costs to pay to get your child back in the classroom.

11:10am Sunday 8th September 2013

APPLICATIONS for 2014 secondary school places are now open.

"The fight will continue" vow Deanes parents

Basildon Recorder: "The fight will continue" vow Deanes parents

7:30am Wednesday 4th September 2013

DISTRAUGHT parents have vowed not to give up on their battle to save Deanes School.

Flood delays start of school’s new term

Basildon Recorder: Glebe Infants School in Rayleigh.

9:00am Tuesday 3rd September 2013

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 announce plans to close Deanes School

Basildon Recorder: Essex County Council announce plans to close Deanes School

12:36pm Monday 2nd September 2013

ESSEX County Council has announced its plans to close the Deanes School in Thundersley.

Green light for Shoebury High School extension

Basildon Recorder: Councillor Anne Chalk outside Shoebury High School

9:00am Thursday 22nd August 2013

SOUTHEND’S biggest school has been given planning permission to expand, with a brand new classroom block.

A-Levels...your complete round-up for south Essex

Basildon Recorder: A-levels...your complete round-up for south Essex

2:40pm Thursday 15th August 2013

HARD-WORKING students are toasting their A-Level success, with pass rates soaring across the south of the county.

You will go to the ball - Laila enjoyed a perfect prom after battling with cancer

Basildon Recorder: Pretty in pink – Laila Pollard

10:20am Wednesday 24th July 2013

IF there was ever a teenager deserving of a perfect prom night it’s Laila Pollard.

Sir Steve Redgrave goes for gold at Eastwood school

Basildon Recorder: Sir Steve Redgrave races towards pupil Harley Tinnams.

7:00am Friday 19th July 2013

OLYMPIC legend Sir Steve Redgrave achieved another gold medal yesterday, thanks to children at an Eastwood school.

Ditching the Deanes will destroy Olympic legacy

Basildon Recorder: Kevin Dyke, head of sport, health and performance at the Deanes School in Thundersley

12:00pm Thursday 11th July 2013

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.

Phoenix Primary School rises from the ashes

Basildon Recorder: Headteacher Tracy Ahern, site manager Derick Richards and deputy head Lisa German with pupils

12:00pm Wednesday 10th July 2013

THE fortunes of a previously failing school have been turned around less than a year after it was placed in special measures.

New classrooms and glowing Ofsted report

Basildon Recorder: Double result–headteacher Melanie Hall and Eileen Allman, chairman of Lancaster School Trust, who opened the new classrooms

12:30pm Friday 5th July 2013

A SPECIAL school is celebrating a good Ofsted report and the opening of new classrooms.

We’re overwhelmed by support to save pre-school

Basildon Recorder: We’re overwhelmed by support to save pre-school

10:30am Friday 28th June 2013

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.

Parent is told she can no longer serve on school’s Parent Teacher Association after row

Basildon Recorder: Parent is told she can no longer serve on school’s Parent Teacher Association after row

12:30pm Friday 28th June 2013

A MUM from Rochford says she has been kicked off a school’s PTA after a row with the headteacher.

Pupils put their finance skills to the test for hospice

Basildon Recorder: Pupils put their finance skills to the test for hospice

10:00pm Thursday 27th June 2013

A CLASS of students have used their finance skills to raise money for a hospice.

Campaign averts pre-school closure

Basildon Recorder: Celebrating – Nicola Hartley holding neice Mollie Hyde’s hand with parents and children at Wesley pre-school

8:00am Wednesday 26th June 2013

A PRE-SCHOOL which was due to close following a poor Ofsted report has been saved.

Cinema tickets for top kids

Basildon Recorder: Jacqui Gosnold, James Parkin, school governor Peter May and Jamie Castle, who won the first tickets

8:10pm Tuesday 25th June 2013

HIGH-FLYING schoolchildren at a Canvey school will be awarded free cinema tickets in recognition of their hard work.

School head: We’re getting better

Basildon Recorder: Cheryl Woolf

8:20am Friday 21st June 2013

A SCHOOL which was ordered to do better by Ofsted in January has been praised for improving.

Leigh North Street Junior School in special measures

Basildon Recorder: Leigh North Street Junior School in special measures

1:00pm Thursday 20th June 2013

A JUNIOR school in Leigh has been placed in special measures by Ofsted inspectors who say it is failing its pupils.

Governor: Former head did good job

Basildon Recorder: David Jenkinson

3:20pm Tuesday 18th June 2013

THE ex-chairman of governors from a troubled school in Rochford has praised the work of headteacher Hassan Chawdhry, who resigned last month.

Inspectors rate school outstanding

Basildon Recorder: Inspectors rate school outstanding

2:30pm Tuesday 18th June 2013

A PITSEA pre-school has been rated “outstanding’’ in its most recent Ofsted inspection.

Under-threat Deanes School says council has got its sums wrong

Basildon Recorder: Deanes School

6:30am Friday 14th June 2013

BOSSES at a school threatened with closure claim Essex County Council has got its sums wrong.

Deanes School could close within three years

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1:00pm Wednesday 12th June 2013

THE DEANES School could close in just over three years if Essex County Council plans to shut it get the go ahead.

Bus changes making pupils late for class

Basildon Recorder: ROUTE CUTS: Arriva announced it was withdrawing certain services due to low passenger numbers

11:00am Tuesday 11th June 2013

SCHOOL pupils are running late for class after a change in bus timetables and routes.

Basildon School plans classroom expansion

Basildon Recorder: Headteacher and Iris Cerny are looking forward to the school's growth

12:00pm Saturday 8th June 2013

A Basildon primary school is set to expand to take in an extra 90 pupils a year.

Special needs school in Thundersley hopes for expansion

Basildon Recorder: Cedar Hall School, in Hart Road, Thundersley

2:00pm Thursday 6th June 2013

A SPECIAL needs school in Thundersley is planning to expand to cope with growing pupil numbers.

Tearful Deanes headteacher had "no indication" school was earmarked for closure

Basildon Recorder: Devastated Deanes School headteacher Jan Atkinson

9:00am Wednesday 5th June 2013

DEVASTATED Deanes School headteacher Jan Atkinson had “no indication” multimillionpound plans to rebuild her school would not go ahead after five years of promises.

School's plans for sixth form

Basildon Recorder: School's plans for sixth form

8:00am Wednesday 5th June 2013

A GRAMMAR school has revealed fresh plans to replace a dilapidated building with a new purpose- built sixth form centre

Deanes School invaluable to education for special needs children says parent

Basildon Recorder: Deanes School invaluable to education for special needs children says parent

8:00am Monday 3rd June 2013

THE MOTHER of a disabled girl has praised the Deanes for its exceptional educational facilities for special needs children.

Ofsted calls for improvements at Seevic College

Basildon Recorder: Seevic principal Nick Spenceley

7:30am Monday 3rd June 2013

A COLLEGE must make a number of improvements to lessons, teaching, and address students’ poor attendance levels.

Paralympian inspires kids with talk at school

Basildon Recorder: Wendy Smith and the children at Darlinghurst primary and nursery

11:30am Wednesday 29th May 2013

PARALYMPIAN Wendy Smith inspired children at a Leigh primary school with her life story and ambition.

Hundreds take to streets to protest possible closure of Thundersley school

Basildon Recorder: Heartbroken - pupils and parents protesting along Daws Heath Road, Thundersley this morning.

3:02pm Monday 27th May 2013

HUNDREDS of students and parents joined together in a bank holiday protest to save their school from closure.

Parent power halts plans to link schools

Basildon Recorder: Parent power halts plans to link schools

9:58am Thursday 23rd May 2013

PLANS to link a top Leigh school with an underperforming counterpart in Shoebury have been shelved after a parents’ campaign.

Headteacher of troubled school quits

Basildon Recorder: Hasan Chawdhry

9:10am Thursday 23rd May 2013

A HEADTEACHER whose leadership has left a school in turmoil has quit.

New free school will help damaged youngsters

Basildon Recorder: Syrie Cox

11:00am Wednesday 22nd May 2013

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.

Stanway School gets good rating

10:26am Wednesday 22nd May 2013

A popular school has been rated as good by Ofsted inspectors.

South Essex College announces job cuts and pay freeze

3:27pm Monday 20th May 2013

SOUTH Essex College is set to lose 76 management jobs in a bid to plug an £8.2million cut in Government funding.

Good Ofsted report for under-fire school

Basildon Recorder: Head teacher Hayley Dyer said the school was delighted with the latest report

10:00am Monday 20th May 2013

CHILDREN and staff at a much maligned primary school are celebrating getting a good Ofsted report.

School road a 'death trap' for angry parents

Basildon Recorder: Kelly Bell and Sarah Steel are unhappy with the current situation

5:00pm Tuesday 14th May 2013

PARENTS have called for action to protect their children from danger drivers on a road dubbed a “death trap”.

Teachers talk about departures from Basildon Academies

Basildon Recorder: Rory Fox and Ginny Parry

8:00am Tuesday 7th May 2013

TWO former teachers of the troubled Basildon Academies have spoken for the first time about their departure.

YMCA free school plans unveiled

Basildon Recorder: Thomas Partner and Lizzie Francis looking at the plans for the new YMCA free school.

3:00pm Thursday 2nd May 2013

IT COULD soon be Southend’s newest school and transform a former landmark building in the town.

Quarter of Southend grammar school pupils from Southend

Basildon Recorder: Ron Woodley, Independent councillor for Thorpe Bay, outside Southend High School for Girls

10:40am Wednesday 1st May 2013

MORE Southend pupils must be educated at the borough’s four grammar schools.

New Montessori primary school for Colchester?

5:00pm Wednesday 24th April 2013

PLANS are underway to open a new Montessori primary school in Colchester in 2015.

Memorial garden in store for Canvey school as tribute to "inspirational" teacher

Basildon Recorder: Inspirational - Nigel Lancaster

8:00am Sunday 21st April 2013

A MEMORIAL garden will be created at a Canvey school to fulfil the dying wish of beloved teacher who passed away last year.

Grammar school system stacked against Southend children

Basildon Recorder: Christopher Russell

6:00pm Thursday 18th April 2013

SOUTHEND children lose out on grammar school places to youngsters from outside the borough because the system is loaded against them, a former headteacher claims.

Expansion plans delight Lee Chapel Primary School headteacher

Basildon Recorder: Headteacher Sue Jackson and county councillor John Schofield

1:00pm Tuesday 2nd April 2013

A HEADTEACHER has spoken of her delight at expansion plans which aim to give more pupils the chance to learn in an outstanding environment.

Schools win sports equipment

Basildon Recorder: Pupils and staff celebrate at King's Ford Junior School, who won first prize.

10:00am Friday 29th March 2013

THREE schools have bagged thousands of pounds worth of sports equipment.

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