Thursday, September 17, 2020

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.

A Queen’s Park children’s author is calling for kids in Brent to get creative and enter a short story competition.

An award-winning Wembley teacher is calling on entire families to send thank you cards to ‘inspirational’ teachers so they have a chance to be crowned at an industry “Oscars”.

Green-fingered pupils from a Kenton secondary school put £56,000 funding to good use by transforming an area of Woodcock Park, which had fallen into disrepair.

A primary school in Cricklewood has celebrated the much-anticipated opening of its new library.

Nominations are open for Brent schools to take part in the 2020 London Teacher of the Year Awards.

The Bishop of London dropped in on a Harlesden primary school to celebrate the opening of its new hall.

Wembley pupils broke up for the Christmas holidays having won a national computing award.

A primary school in Barnhill has been recognised for its “significant achievement” teaching science.

An ex-offender has told of how prison time has enabled him to “reflect” on his past as he takes on a project to get back to work.

A secondary school community in Kingsbury has been rummaging under beds, in wardrobes and behind sofas looking for old shoes over the last week to donate to charity.

A Wembley primary school held a very special science fair this month.

Pupils in Brondesbury dressed up in Victorian clothes to mark their school’s 130th anniversary.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

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