Richard Sheriff, CEO of the Red Kite Learning Trust, said primary schools in particular have seen far more pupils attending in person than was the case in the first lockdown last year.
A schools leader in Harrogate has called for greater clarity on lockdown rules and guidance on who qualifies as a key worker as demand for classroom places remains high. Richard Sheriff, CEO of the Red Kite Learning Trust (RKLT), said primary schools in particular...
A local teacher and union representative has called for teachers to be vaccinated alongside frontline workers.
Harrogate Grammar School head Neil Renton spoke to the Stray Ferret about a range of issues. including how pupils have adapted to home learning, the morale of their teachers, and what school for children of key workers in lockdown three looks like.
Harrogate, Ripon and Knaresborough libraries will continue to provide books through the select and collect service. The home library service will also operate and computers can be booked for essential use.
The Supplies for Key Workers in and around Harrogate Facebook group is partnering with Phase 4 Computers to supply computers to pupils that need them for study during the lockdown.
Councillors gave St Aidan’s the green light to build a floodlit artificial sports pitch yesterday after a show of people power in support of the school. But some are still worried about the impact on house prices.
Councillors on Harrogate Borough Council’s planning committee voted by a near unanimous decision this afternoon (nine in favour with one abstention) to defer to the chief planner for approval once new reports on drainage and light pollution are drawn up.
Almost 100 people in a week have voiced their support to the council regarding St Aidan’s secondary school’s plans to build a floodlit artificial sports pitch.
The 2,000-pupil secondary school says the pitch is ‘urgently required’ but nearby residents believe the 15-metre high floodlights would cause light pollution to their homes and the nearby Stray.
Harrogate District Food Bank project manager Lucy Stewart says parents who work in Harrogate’s hospitality sector have been hit hard by covid restrictions.
Sharon Calvert, who represents the Harrogate association of the NASUWT teachers’ union, says local schools do not have the staffing capacity to carry out testing in a safe and effective manner. Ministers hope the plans will keep children in schools.
A classroom window was smashed and the roof of a wooden pavilion damaged in the latest bout of anti-social behaviour affecting Richard Taylor Church of England Primary School.