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Bemerton Children’s Centre in Barnsbury rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted

Bemerton Children’s Centre in Barnsbury rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted Bemerton Children’s Centre, a nursery near Caledonian Road managed by Islington Council, has been given the highest-possible rating by Ofsted.   The report, published on Tuesday 29 March after an inspection on Wednesday 23 February, described the centre as an “exceptional nursery” where “children thrive”, “teaching is superb” and staff “continually strive for the best outcomes”. The inspector noted that […]

todayMay 4, 2022 7

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Scrapping Covid testing ‘reckless in the extreme’

Scrapping Covid testing 'reckless in the extreme'   Heads' union leaders call on the education secretary to reinstate free Covid testing in schools amid high pupil and staff absence Leaders of two unions representing most of England's school heads have called the decision to withdraw free Covid testing from pupils and staff "reckless in the extreme", in a joint letter to the education secretary.   Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association […]

todayApril 4, 2022 12

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SEND review: What schools need to know

SEND review: What schools need to know   The much-delayed special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) review, first launched in 2019, has been published this morning, marking the opening of a 13-week consultation.   The green paper, titled “Right support, right place, right time”, commits to identifying children’s needs more quickly.   Education secretary Nadhim Zahawi said it would also restore families’ trust in an “inclusive education system with excellent […]

todayApril 4, 2022 5


Back Pain

Back Pain Pain in the lower back (lumbago) is particularly common, although it can be felt anywhere along the spine, from the neck down to the hips. In most cases the pain is not caused by anything serious and will usually get better over time. There are things you can do to help relieve it. But sometimes the pain can last a long time or keep coming back. How to relieve […]

todayApril 1, 2022 4

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Big regional divide on some energy bill charges as energy prices rises in April

Sharp rises in standing charges on standard electricity bills will see customers face very different cost increases depending on where they live.   Customers in South Scotland, Merseyside, North Wales and the South West of England will see the daily payments double from April. Those in London and the East of England will see increases of less than 60%. All consumer bills include a standing charge; a fixed daily payment […]

todayMarch 30, 2022 6

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Barriers raised for pupils in the greatest need

Covid has raised new barriers for pupils in greatest need   New national attainment data shows the impact of the pandemic on primary school children has not been evenly spread When the country first locked down, two years ago this week, primary schools were launched into uncharted territory. Despite the extraordinary efforts of heads and teachers during this time of turmoil, many pupils have fallen behind where they should be […]

todayMarch 29, 2022 7


International Women’s Day

IWD 2022 Campaign theme: #BreakTheBias Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. Be part of a movement Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can break the bias in […]

todayMarch 8, 2022 12


Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Generalised Anxiety Disorder   Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. For example, you may feel worried and anxious about sitting an exam, or having a medical test or job interview. During times like these, feeling anxious can be perfectly normal. But some people find it hard to control their worries. […]

todayMarch 1, 2022 12

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Warm Home Discount Scheme

What is the Warm Home Discount and how can I apply? (Government Information) Click on the link below WARM HOME DISCOUNT SCHEME With sharp rises to gas and electricity bills predicted for this winter, it’s worth finding out whether you qualify for Warm Home Discount where you can save money off your winter energy bills. It’s a government-backed scheme to help reduce costs if you’re on low income, getting certain […]

todayFebruary 3, 2022 14

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Haringey renames street Black Boy Lane as ‘La Rose Lane’

Black Boy Lane: Haringey renames street as 'La Rose Lane'   Haringey’s Black Boy Lane is to formally change its name to La Rose Lane.   The decision was made at Haringey Council's corporate committee meeting on Tuesday (February 1), at which members considered results from a third consultation phase on the topic.   The leader of Haringey Council, said: “Under the Haringey Council constitution the Corporate Committee have the power to rename […]

todayFebruary 2, 2022 10

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