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Monday, March 23, 2020

Since readers can’t get to their local for their pub quiz fix, we’re bringing the pub quiz to them everyday this week.

Downing Street has announced the closure of all schools in England from Friday afternoon, March 20.

A deputy headteacher who lives in Highbury thinks she has coronavirus – and says the government should close all schools during the pandemic.

Islington parents are pulling their kids out of school for fear they’ll catch coronavirus (Covid-19) or transmit it to a vulnerable relative.

City, University of London has suspended all face to face teaching from next Monday at the latest as a precautionary measure against coronavirus.

UPDATE: There are now three positive cases of coronavirus in Islington, see here.

Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds will be given a route into the music industry in a project run by The Prince’s Trust and Tileyard recording studios.

Young people from Finsbury Park and Clapton were among those to create a hard-hitting short film about knife crime that premiered this week.

A Barnsbury nursery is celebrating being awarded its third Outstanding rating from Ofsted in a row.

National Education members working at a school in Angel will strike on Thursday to demand more funding for sixth form colleges.

An all-out boycott on Ocado in Islington could cost the online delivery giant more than £60million a year, campaigners say.

Islington’s new young mayor, deputy young mayor and member of Youth Parliament have been announced.

Two Islington primary schools celebrated being awarded the World Class Schools Quality Mark (WCSQM) with a special joint assembly on Friday.

New data suggests air quality at Islington schools improved between 2016 and 2018 – but three still breached Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) limits.

Forget the Oscars – hard working teachers and support staff stole the show as they scooped gongs at the at the glitzy Islington Education Awards ceremony on February 10.

A special needs school in Highbury is celebrating after two of its students were voted onto the Islington Youth Council for the first time.

Demand from 13,000 weekly customers in Islington justifies plans to build a controversial delivery and refuelling depot next door to an Archway primary school, an embattled online supermarket has claimed.

St Mary Magdalene Academy has warned pupils not to walk unaccompanied through Highbury Fields after a spate of incidents.

Highbury Grove suspended 631 pupils in little over two years – but the academy chain running it denies pupils are being sent home “too easily”.

The National Education Union has raised concerns about an “alleged bullying management culture” at St Aloysius’ College.

Parents could boycott online supermarket Ocado over its plans to create a delivery hub serving high-polluting diesel vehicles near a school in Archway.

A paedophile headmaster gave half his estate to an ex-leader of Islington Council in the hope it could be used to clear his name, the Gazette can reveal.

An inclusive theatre company dedicated to opening up the performing arts to children of all abilities and backgrounds turned 15 last month.

A headteachers’ union urged candidates in Jeremy Corbyn’s long-held Islington constituency to focus on education rather than Brexit last week.

Staff members at City, University of London today started an eight-day walkout over pay, equality, casual contracts and rising workloads.

A learning assistant at a pupil referral unit (PRU) has been crowned the most outstanding in the whole of the UK for going above and beyond the call of duty to help some of Islington’s most troubled teenagers.

Youngsters from Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School took part in the Lord Mayor’s Show parade through central London on Saturday.

A student filmmaker has described the terrifying moment police marksmen aimed guns at his head while he shot a gangster-inspired project on the streets of Highbury.

A charity offering welfare, benefits and debt advice has launched an exhibition at Islington Museum to celebrate turning 50.

The mother of a child with ADHD who was suspended 13 times last year has slammed Islington Council for frustrating his move to a special needs school.

Misogynists harassing lone mothers and parents opposing an LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum are issues Islington must address, anti-hate crime campaigners said on Friday.

A programme to tackle educational inequality at an Archway primary school has been lauded by Sadiq Khan.

Children raised a huge £10,000 for their school with a 2km run alongside teachers and parents.

Children subjected to “frightening” levels of pollution at a Holloway nursery will soon breath cleaner air.

Do we have a homeless problem or a problem with homeless people? An event at Union Chapel will ask just that, as well as screening a documentary about the making of a shelter and putting on performances from the Museum of Homelessness.

Readers can learn to build solar panels from scratch at an event in Finsbury Park on Saturday, October 12.

Finsbury Park Mosque is encouraging places of worship to become more inclusive for autistic children.

An award-winning children’s author dressed as Alice in Wonderland and visited an Archway primary school to talk about her career on Friday last week.

Hundreds of schoolchildren inspired by activist Greta Thunberg gathered today outside Islington town hall for the global climate strike.

Jeremy Corbyn showed solidarity with environmental protestors outside Islington Town Hall today – and thanked them for making the climate emergency a mainstream issue.

Education secretary Gavin Williamson today told this paper he backed headteachers’ right to exclude pupils, and touted a new wave of free schools for kids with special educational needs (SEND) – but wouldn’t say whether he supported the school climate strikes.

Children at an Archway primary school dressed in ‘spectacular’ costumes to celebrate Roald Dahl Day last week.

Homeless people accessed essential services and danced to drum and bass on banging sound systems at a one-stop shop festival in Finsbury Park yesterday.

Akala, George Orwell and Andrea Levy are but a few of the famous wordsmiths celebrated in Islington Council’s new literary road map.

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