A headteacher who leads assemblies with a music hall twist and creates termly podcasts is in the running to be named the best headteacher in the country.

A Dagenham school has clinched victory in a nationwide debating competition – witnessed by billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates.

Figures out today show children in Barking and Dagenham are the most likely in London to receive a preferred primary school place for September.

Parents are set to find out today which primary school their child will be attending in September.

Two new all-through special schools are set to be built in the borough.

Readers have slammed a ban on term-time holidays, our poll suggests.

Two colleges which plan to merge as early as this summer have launched a public consultation on the proposals.

The “huge wealth” of youthful artistic talent our borough has to offer was celebrated in a two-day festival.

Barking pupils have strived for success in business after being named runner-up in the Warwick University Big Deal 2017.

Students at Gascoigne primary school in Barking have staged a huge protest after hearing that part of their school was to be bulldozed to make way for more flats.

A literary agent inspired Dagenham Park pupils to get into publishing in a talk on Thursday.

A Barking and Dagenham College sports performance student is showing he has what it takes playing for Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club.

A university campus set to open in Dagenham will be offering residents a taster of studying there.

A selfie-stick might not sound very inspiring, but for a group of drama students it helped them fill a theatre.

A school will be employing its very first lollipop patrol after a parent raised concerns for his children’s safety.

Families in Barking and Dagenham face being forced out of work due to high childcare costs, a report published today shows.

A team of Barking and Dagenham College students gave a dementia care home a spring makeover.

More than 40 schools face funding cuts, according to research published today.

A nursery in Chadwell Heath was found to have sharp edges on concrete columns that could put babies at risk.

Pupils spent one day feasting on doughnuts before spending the next fasting - all in the name of charity.

Teenagers swapped school for the civil service as they spent a day with one of the most powerful people in British politics.

Hundreds of apprentices and students gathered at Barking and Dagenham College for a host of competitions this week.

A contestant from ITV talent show The Voice wowed fans during a fundraising concert at her old college.

Pioneering pupils have launched their own online news channel.

We asked Post readers how they’d feel about being replaced by robots in the workplace as the borough’s voice was heard on Radio 4.

Ambassadors, doctors and managers were part of an inspirational conference in Dagenham yesterday.

Schools across Barking and Dagenham got into the World Book Day spirit today with teachers and pupils alike dressing as their favourite colours.

Almost three quarters of Year Six pupils will be heading to their preferred secondary school in September.

More than 200 people took part in a discussion on robotics led by philosopher Michael Sandel for Radio 4’s The Public Philosopher.

Frying-pan-wielding competitors had a flipping good time yesterday during a college’s Pancake Day races.

Parents of Year Six pupils are set to find out today which secondary school their child will be going to in September.

A primary school where only a third of pupils speak English as a first language has been upgraded to “good” in every area.

With World Book Day fast approaching, test your knowledge of some of the globe’s most beloved children’s books.

A classroom was transformed into an Aladdin’s Cave as pupils embraced new-found bounty.

Students explored wellbeing as part of a partnership with a mental health charity.

A philosopher from the elite American university will discuss the role of robots in our future economy – and you can be in the audience.

Borough schools could face losing 393 teachers by 2020, a trade union warned today.

Three year 12 pupils reached the final of an international debating competition in Japan.

Each year, hordes of Willy Wonkas, Mad Hatters, Gruffalos and Harry Potters walk the nation’s classrooms for the ultimate celebration of literature – World Book Day.

It’s third time lucky for a teenage gold medal winning tennis player who competed at the Special Olympics.

A business and finance tutor at Barking and Dagenham College has been given an award for his work with a national charity.

A group of college students are spending two weeks getting valuable work experience on the Greek holiday island of Crete on the prestigious Erasmus exchange programme.

A hardy group of school staff have raised over £1,400 by braving freezing February weather overnight.

The number of teenage apprentices could fall dramatically this year after the government introduced a raft of new funding measures.

A teenager has thrown, struck and grappled his way to success in a national judo competition.

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