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Nursery of the Year award 2018 goes to Randolph Beresford Early Years Centre

11 October 2018

This local authority nursery school and under-threes provision is situated at the heart of the White city estate. Wendy Scott says: ‘Randolph Beresford Early Years Centre deserves particular commendation for the dedicated work to transform the environment so that the Forest School approach that they embrace can permeate the whole site.

‘Their philosophy shines through all their work, children benefit from the close attention and encouragement that staff provide. Parents appreciate the detailed thought given to developing children’s own ideas. Places currently available for 3 and 4 year olds.




Exceptional achievements of Melcombe Primary School recognised by Mayor of London

10 October 2018

The school was invited last week to the Schools for Success awards ceremony at City Hall, to celebrate its achievements in supporting pupils needing extra help to fulfil their potential.

The Mayor’s programme aims to improve expectations and raise standards for London’s schoolchildren, regardless of their background.
Now in its second year, Schools for Success has created a network through which schools can share experiences and best practice with others across London.
More than 100 eligible schools are invited to join the programme and every local authority in the capital now has a school it can look to as an example. This group, refreshed annually, represents approximately six per cent of the capital’s schools. Read more here

Forest School Leaders course | Randolph Beresford

8 October 2018

Randolph Beresford are highly regarded for their practice in outdoor learning and are pleased to be announcing another forest school leader’s course.

Places on the course are limited in order for participants to gain the most from the course. The certificated and accredited course will equip and enable practitioners to run forest school sessions with children and adults. Please email or call 020 8743 7339  for more information


Cecil French art collection in Hammersmith and Fulham

20 April 2018

The council has struck an innovative partnership with Watts Gallery in Guildford to restore a number of works from the Cecil French Bequest, which contains a collection of later Pre-Raphaelite paintings and drawings, at no cost to residents.

And even better, H&F Council has negotiated for residents to get free entry to the landmark exhibition of the newly-restored masterpieces which opened on Tuesday 6 March in Guildford – which is just a half an hour train journey away.

Just turn up with a proof of address to get free entry to the exhibition. For further information email

For more information, please click here


Find out what is happening in EAL.

6 December 2017

Download the latest edition of the EAL Newsletter. A compilation of resources and strategies to support schools working with children developing English as an additional language. EAL issue 3



Professional Development Courses at the Macbeth Centre 2017-18

26 October 2017


The Macbeth centre offer a range of training courses including First Aid, Health and Safety (including food safety, manual handling and educational visits co-ordinators) and IT courses (including MS Excel and Word).

Their full programme is available here: HFTD 2017 2018 (002)

All courses take place at Training and Development Unit, Macbeth Centre, Macbeth Street W6 9JJ
Book via email to or call the training and development unit on 020 8753 4696
Additional courses start throughout the year: visit website or call for details.



WLTSA Emerging Leadership Programme

20 October 2017

A leadership development programme for new and aspiring leaders: 3 afternoons and 3 twilights.

This programme will help develop leadership skills and confidence. It includes strategies to lead and manage a team and to improve teaching and learning. This has been developed for those aspiring to their first leadership role and those new to leadership, and will be led by experienced current practitioners.

WLTSA Emerging Leadership Training programme


Urban Studies is changing …

8 June 2017

Urbanwise.London is offering you the opportunity to discover for yourself a fantastic new education centre built on a jetty on the River Thames at Fulham Wharf.

Following on from the success of last year’s teacher consultation, we would like to explore the potential for community and partnership working.

Click here for more information


.b or Paws.b courses for teachers/staff working in primary/secondary schools in the tri-borough.

11 May 2017

The CAHMS funded project for supporting mental health in schools is coming to a close. With special agreement from the Mindfulness in Schools Project, we are still able to offer about 10 free places.

Funding includes the full cost of the 4 day .b training or the 3 day PAWS.b training. Please check the Mindfulness in Schools website for details of courses. and also the prerequisites for eligibility.

Please contact Carolyn Gelenter on for further information.


BUBBLE & SQUEAK: The Social Enterprise tackling food waste

5 May 2017


A group of entrepreneurial children from West London are fighting food waste by selling surplus food in the school playground and to the local community. The initiative is led by 400 children aged 5 to 12 year olds from Old Oak Primary School & Old Oak Community Centre in East Acton.

They have named their social enterprise ‘Bubble & Squeak’, a nod to the traditional   English dish made using leftover vegetables. Emphasising healthy eating, their aim is to take edible surplus food such as fruit and vegetables from local businesses, markets and supermarkets and redistribute it to the local community on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis.

The food waste epidemic is a hot topic: 15 million tonnes of perfectly edible food is wasted in Britain every year.  Creative initiatives to fight food waste are sprouting up all over the globe. The children, for example, are inspired by the Real Junk Food Project’s ‘Food Waste Supermarket’ in Leeds.

The kids want to get their whole community involved in changing attitudes towards food waste.

They are launching a crowdfunding campaign on the 24 April to raise £4,500 for a  customised shipping container to store and sell the surplus food.

Helping the children with the project are adult coordinators Elly Harrington and Lydia Gandaa.

For more information contact Elly Harrington at / 07515946486, or Lydia Gandaa 02087437629 at Old Oak Primary School.

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