I’m delighted to be first in a series of polemics around key issues in education. Bubbles, face coverings, unprecedented, pandemic, Covid-19 – all of these have now entered our vernacular in a manner unthinkable in February.
Reception and Year 1 classes at St Anthony’s Girls School have been learning about the changing seasons and wildlife through regular trips to Golders Hill Park, following months of limited outdoor activity
Nitrous Dioxide (NO2) levels at the old Hampstead police station are at an “unacceptable level”, according to an expert witness at the inquiry into plans for Abacus Belsize Primary school to move to the Rosslyn Hill site.
On day four of the inquiry into plans which would see Abacus Belsize Primary School move into the disused former Hampstead police station, the school’s headteacher and parents of pupils spoke of the importance of the school to the Belsize community.
Hampstead Heath’s education team has welcomed children back to its “secret garden” and found getting families involved – in small groups – in the outdoor world had made a difference to the wellbeing of those who had particularly struggled during lockdown.
It’s never easy waiting for exam results. But for the Hornsey and Wood Green students who spent this summer waiting for the results of exams they never sat, determined by algorithms designed by someone who’d never seen their work, it has been particularly challenging.
Television and film luminary Sir Michael Palin has called on Camden education bosses to make sure the “outstanding contribution” of staff at Carlton Primary is recognised if the Gospel Oak school’s merger with nearby Rhyl Primary is ratified at a meeting on September 3.
Pupils at Highgate Wood School and Hornsey School for Girls (HSfG) were delighted to pick up some first-rate GCSE results – and relieved to escape the confusion inflicted on students on A Level results day a week earlier.