Trio of Harlow secondary schools rated “well below average” in league tables

By Alexander Beaney / 11th August 2020 / 0 Comments

THREE Harlow secondary schools are performing “well below average” in terms of student progress, according to school performance tables published by the Department for Education (DfE). Passmores Academy, Stewards Academy and Mark Hall Academy all received “Progress 8” scores that were significantly below the average for schools across England. Burnt Mill Academy and St Mark’s…

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Life in lockdown: A short video documentary

By Alexander Beaney / 6th August 2020 / 0 Comments

This video documentary was filmed over a period of two weeks from the end of May to the beginning of June. This was over two months after the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a UK-wide lockdown on March 23. Interviews were filmed both in-person at a suitable social distance in accordance with government guidelines, and…

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‘Queen of the Rooms’ Keely Nickolds helps to house Harlow’s vulnerable residents

By Alexander Beaney / 24th January 2020 / 4 Comments
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When you think of a letting agent, you might have a stereotypical image in your head. However, when you meet Keely Nickolds, 34, everything is positively different. Nickolds Property Management, her family-run business, is a letting agency like no other. Uniquely positioned to attract anyone from young professionals and doctors, to people who might be…

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Harlow College students join in global climate change protest

By Alexander Beaney / 4th October 2019 / 0 Comments
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Journalist Alexander Beaney investigated when college students took part in a world-wide demonstration. Here is his report: FORGET Brexit. Right now, there’s only one political issue on students’ minds at Harlow College. And that’s climate change. And they’re demanding action immediately. In the same week that teenage campaigner Greta Thunberg spoke to thousands at a…

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Journalism students discuss major issues facing Harlow Council

By Alexander Beaney / 27th September 2019 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW College students studying for the National Council for the Training of Journalists Diploma (NCTJ), met Harlow Council chairman Clive Souter and head of governance, Simon Hill, to find out more about the workings of the council and plans for the future of the town. Alex Beaney, 21, said: “We are very grateful to Cllr…

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