More than 300 pupils will be learning how to cycle as the delayed 2020 Bike to School week gets under way.

A group of youngsters have shared their experiences of life in lockdown and being back at school with their MP.

Tributes have been paid after the death of a well-loved education chief, who was also the borough’s first director of children’s services.

Historic England has chosen a Dagenham school to help pilot a scheme championing the value of local heritage and its role in the national curriculum.

Parents are being urged to set an example by social distancing and wearing a face covering when dropping off or picking up children at school.

A maths teacher has won an award for her outstanding work improving youngsters’ numeracy.

A further education college is offering free one-year courses for 18 and 19-year-olds too help young people during a challenging time.

A woman’s dream of studying at Cambridge University has come true after she raised more than £23,000.

A university which has an outpost in the borough has been ranked joint top for career prospects.

Police have launched an operation to prevent young people from getting involved with gangs in Barking and Dagenham as they return to school for the new term.

A Barking man overcame a language barrier to secure a full-time role with the help of an employment and wellbeing programme.

Timetable adjustments and a reduced room capacity are among the measures being introduced at CU London ahead of the new term.

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

Train operator c2c is urging parents to make sure their children follow an on-board “code of conduct” when schools and colleges re-open.

The man behind the borough’s response to coronavirus has sought to reassure parents that everything is being done to make schools safe before pupils’ go back next month.

There was relief and joy in schools across the borough as young people received their GCSE results.

Eastbrook School is celebrating “significant improvement” on previous years in all key measures this GCSE results day.

The principal of Elutec Academy says he is “delighted” with the achievements of the year 11 group, whose GCSE results reflect their hard work.

All Saints Catholic School is celebrating its GCSEs examination results after a summer of heightened anticipation and upheaval for Year 11 pupils.

Getting your GCSE results is an exciting time. There are plans to be made about the future and what to do next. This year has been especially challenging for students and we know many are anxious about receiving their results.

The town hall has welcomed a government U-turn on A-level and GCSE grades.

Hollywood actor Idris Elba recorded a special message for youngsters on results day.

A Barking nursery is hosting a free holiday club to help youngsters most in need this summer.

Sixth formers at Eastbrook School have been praised for their achievements as they celebrate some excellent A-levels grades.

Barking and Dagenham Council has congratulated students in the borough on their A-level results, which saw most secure their chosen destination, despite difficulties in downgrading.

Elutec Academy has enjoyed a successful A-level and Level 3 vocational results day, with many of its Year 13 students securing the results they need to move toward their desired career.

A college principal says Btec results day was far less controversial than for A-levels because grades were based on assessments throughout the course.

The Warren School has praised its sixth form pupils for their A-levels examinations results, with many going on to study at Russell Group universities.

All Saints Catholic School is celebrating the outstanding A-levels its sixth formers worked so hard to achieve in very difficult circumstances.

While many pupils will be celebrating, others will be worrying about what to do next - and the University of East London’s head of outreach and access Yvonne Bentley has advice for those concerned about their future.

Barking and Dagenham College pupils are among thousands across the country finding out their Btec results today (Wednesday, August 12).

A woman is hoping to raise £23,000 so she can take up her dream offer of a place at the University of Cambridge.

A Dagenham teenager has secured a £250,000 scholarship to study at a top American university.

The end of the school year has come, but many parents and children have been left without the normal opportunity to say goodbye to the staff who have made such a big difference.

A group of photography graduates have showcased their work online after the coronavirus scuppered plans to exhibit in a London gallery.

A college principal has welcomed a government announcement that it plans to boost higher technical education to support the UK’s economic recovery.

A teenager will be following in the footsteps of royalty after earning a scholarship to Eton.

People living in the borough aged 19 to 23 have the opportunity to apply for a railway engineering traineeship.

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.

An eight-year-old has won an award for showing immense bravery in the face of his learning disabilities.

The winners of a competition for children at Gascoigne Primary have been announced.

Valence House is developing a new digital offering – including video tours, short films and interactive exhibitions – to build on its work online during lockdown.

A college principal has warned ending free travel for under 18s will limit poorer children’s access to education.

A series of pictures have been produced by youngsters illustrating their experiences of the coronavirus.

An infant school is Dagenham has sought to reassure parents after a positive Covid-19 test.


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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