Wednesday, November 18, 2020

A well known radio presenter popped into a Queen’s Park primary school to chat to pupils and staff about the pitfalls of lockdown learning.

Brent students spoke at an online event about how they are determined to not let the pandemic affect their education.

Harlesden primary school pupils marked Remembrance Day by dressing up as various characters present in global conflicts.

A Cricklewood primary school has gone a step further during half term to feed the community as well as pupils.

A Brondesbury Park faith school has been told to revise its admission requirements which “unfairly disadvantage siblings”.

Parents of children eligible for free school meals can collect a £15 food voucher to see them through half term.

Kenton secondary school pupils have been planting bulbs, raising awareness and raising money for a rotary club’s polio campaign.

Miske Ali had an overwhelming awakening when she left her home in Stonebridge to study at Cambridge University, but does not regret a minute.

A Harlesden secondary school has been recognised for its outstanding contribution to community and fighting crime.

The Covid pandemic is putting a generation of school children at risk of deepening inequality in education and life prospects, a meeting heard.

Calls are being made to change the name of a primary school in Harlesden because of its connotations to a racist Belgian tyrant.

A former youth centre in Roundwood is to be transformed into a new school and community centre.

A City of Westminster College lecturer has scooped a national teaching award.

A “dull” secondary school garden in Kilburn has transformed into a calming sensory space for all those having a “rough day”.

A Kenton school’s controversial floodlit sports’ pitch application has been given the green light despite the lack of proper noise assessments.

The government’s approach to grading exams has come under intense scrutiny this year, with the initial algorithm scrapped in favour of teacher assessments after nearly 40 per cent of A Level marks were brought down.

Shakira Abdi, a 17-year-old from Wembley, writes with her response to the situation.

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

Nerves dissolved into relief and turned to joy for many pupils opening their GCSE results this week.

It’s a big day for pupils in Brent & Kilburn who are set to find out their GCSE grades today.

Youngsters have been having fun this summer at a police led bootcamp at a Harlesden secondary school.

A Brent union representative who described the government’s handling of exam results as a “whole fiasco” has welcomed a policy U-turn.

Politics students from a Harlesden school have been saved by a dramatic government U turn after all of them received downgraded marks in their A levels.

A Kenton student is bound for Cambridge University despite downgraded results in her A-Levels.

A Brent union representative has described the government’s handling of exam results as a “whole fiasco”.

A cohort of A grade pupils across two schools in Brent have spoken of their surprise, joy and how they “could have done better” had they sat the A Level exams.

Students across Brent opened their A Level results on Thursday with mixed emotions as they and their UK peers are the first cohort never to have sat them.

Pupils at a girls’ school in Harlesden have celebrated “excellent” results but some anomalies have risen with student scores possibly downgraded.

For many young people in Brent and Kilburn today is a momentous day – will they get the A Level grades they need to move on to university or employment?

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 Harlesden charity has been awarded more than £100,000 to renovate a former high street bank for use by refugee children.

A rotary club in Northwick Park has gifted young school leavers a dictionary to send them on their way.

A Wembley primary school commissioned a bold mural during lockdown while its remote teaching curriculum has reached 9,500 children across the world.

A secondary school in Kenton “hopes change is coming” as it continues to expand diversity into its mainstream teaching.

A new secondary school for Neasden has been given the green light by Brent’s planning committee.

A Harlesden school student has been recognised for her community spirit during Covid-19 lockdown.

As part of their online learning, Year 6 pupils at Wembley Primary School were asked to write a poem about how they were feeling about life in lockdown. Here are some of the amazing results.

West Hampstead pupils have recorded a touching tribute song for a much-loved care home worker who died last month from coronavirus.

Union and safety representatives in Brent have advised now is not the time to reopen schools in Brent.

Children across Brent have brought smiles to police and other key workers with their bright and quirky designs.

Pupils at a Harlesden secondary school are benefitting from an Alperton charity providing 2,500 meals a day to families in the capital.

Pupils at a Kenton primary school have not allowed the coronvirus lockdown to dampen their spirits.

Since readers can’t get to their local for their pub quiz fix, we’re bringing the pub quiz to them everyday this week.

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

Harlesden students met with council chiefs to celebrate new lights in Roundwood Park two years after they confronted them at a full council meeting to make the area safer.

Two managers of a Park Royal primary school have been convicted of running an illegal secondary school for 66 children on the floor above.


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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