Education

Almost There – Hackney’s new free school holds open day

Almost There – Hackney’s new free school holds open day

  As the national debate surrounding education continues, Hackney New School held it’s second open day for prospective year 7 pupils, last Saturday. Not yet in confirmed premises, the Hackney New School laid its wares on the proverbial table for all to see, and not without causing some provocation. Opponents say it will cater to […]

Free breakfast clubs are a lifeline for busy parents and families whose budgets have been cut to the bone. But as demand accelerates, funding is being cut

Mossbourne academy argued in one case that it already had a higher-than-average number of pupils with special needs

Jewish treasures unveiled at Hackney Museum

Jewish treasures unveiled at Hackney Museum

  The Council-run Hackney Museum has been working with Simon Marks Jewish School and members of the local community to create a Jewish Treasures workshop for the Museum, which uncovers fascinating stories behind Jewish settlements in Hackney. The workshop is available for schools to book throughout the year and uses suitcases, objects, diary extracts, letters […]

Hackney New School: Why a smaller focused school matters

Hackney New School: Why a smaller focused school matters

The free school debate has been on going in Hackney for a while.  Phillippa De’Ath gives a brief analysis, as to why this type of school could benefit from such an ethos. Currently over 400 parents support the vision for the Hackney New School.  Many feel that, while there are now three (Ofsted-rated) outstanding secondary […]

In east London, the best jobs aren’t going to local people. A new school aims to solve that.

Educating Young Minds: A lesson In LGBT awareness

Educating Young Minds: A lesson In LGBT awareness

A Hackney borough secondary school, has recently been the focus of  nationwide and international attention because of a pioneering scheme to educate youths on LGBT awareness, (for the uninitiated, that stands for Lesbian, Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender). Stoke Newington School claims to have virtually eradicated homophobia amongst its students, thanks to its diversity studies, which includes […]

Which will win it for Hackney? The ‘Academies Act’ or the ‘Building Schools for the Future’ scheme?

Which will win it for Hackney? The ‘Academies Act’ or the ‘Building Schools for the Future’ scheme?

Little over a month ago, the ‘Hackney Free & Parochial Church of England Secondary School’ opened it’s recently renovated doors to the new term’s intake of pupils. Can it prove the Conservatives folly in ending the ‘Building Schools for the Future’ scheme? Or may it simply reaffirm the belief that the pursuit of Academies, built […]