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‘Redeeming Our Communities’ conversation at the JMA postponed

John Madejski Academy

The Redeeming Our Communities (ROC) Conversation planned for 30 March at the John Madejski Academy has been postponed because of the current coronavirus outbreak.

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Planning and building control applications in south Reading for the week ending 7 March

Gillette pano Feb 2017

Gillette in February 2017 before work started

There were 2 new planning and 22 building control applications in south Reading this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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The JMA is improving but some teachers aren’t skilled enough, says Ofsted

The office for standards in education in England, Ofsted, inspected the John Madejski Academy (JMA) in January 2020 and reported that the school ‘requires improvement‘. Ofsted noted that the school is already improving, adding that there were problems with some teachers’ lack of expertise as well as pupil attendance. The JMA principal Camilla Thornalley agreed that the school is improving, saying that they had been aware of the problems Ofsted raised and had plans to address them.

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‘Redeeming Our Communities’ at the John Madejski Academy Postponed

Postponed
This event has been postponed due to the current coronavirus outbreak.

John Madejski Academy<

The charity Redeeming Our Communities (ROC) will be holding an ROC conversation at the John Madejski Academy, Hartland Road, Reading RG2 8AF on Monday 30 March at 7pm. The two-hour event is open to everyone, and you can register your place online.

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Whitley Fun Day on 13 July at the JMA

This year’s Whitley fun day will be held in the grounds of the John Madejski Academy (JMA), Hartland Road, Reading on Saturday 13 July from 12 noon until 4pm.

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Planning applications in Church, Katesgrove, Redlands and Whitley wards for the week ending 4 May

There were ten new planning applications for Church, Katesgrove, Redlands and Whitley wards this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Reading Borough Council discusses south Reading at planning applications committee this week


Reading Borough Council will be discussing issues in south Reading during planning applications committee next week.

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Hartland Road – Reading half marathon pictures

Leading Group on Hartland Road

After the racers left Green Park and the Bennet Road gyratory behind them they head up the hill of Hartland Road at about the 2 mile mark. Our on-the-spot photographer sent us some photographs of the Reading Sage half marathon as it unfolded.

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Sage Reading half marathon on Sunday 17 March

Black History Mural on race day 2018

Last year, the Reading half marathon was called off at short notice because of treacherous, icy conditions on the roads. The weather remains unpredictable this year; Reading may have had some of its best summer weather in February!

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 9 March

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 23 February

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Tree planting ceremony on Hartland Road

Group photo after the ceremonial planting

Reading Tree Wardens organised a tree planting ceremony on Hartland Road, Whitley on 14 February to mark the completion of the avenue of trees along the road.

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JMA Rockets girls’ basketball team become national cup champions

By Emma Throp, JMA marketing and communications.

The John Madejski Academy’s JMA Rockets under-18 girls’ team was crowned national cup champions after defeating previous champions, Charnwood College Riders, in a thrilling game at the Essex University arena on 18 January.

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 19 January

Former East Street car park

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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The John Madejski Academy gets a new principal

Camilla Thornalley, interim JMA principal. Photo courtesy of (c) John Madejski Academy, Reading.

Whitley’s John Madejski Academy (JMA) has a new interim principal in Camilla Thornalley. She has replaced Laura Ellener, who started a new job as head teacher at Chiswick School, a 1300-student secondary academy in Hounslow, earlier this year.

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More trees to be planted in Hartland Road

Investec volunteers and Reading Tree Wardens

Reading Tree Wardens will be planting more trees along Hartland Road in Whitley on Tuesday 12 February. This follows on from the exercise in March last year (pictured above).

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 22 December

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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An exciting start to a new academic year for JMA performing arts

As the new academic year starts at school, it’s always good (well, sometimes good) to look back at recent successes, be proud, then move on.

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GCSE success at the John Madejski Academy

From the John Madejski Academy.

Students, parents and staff at the John Madejski Academy (JMA) in Whitley have been celebrating GCSE success this week.

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John Madejski Academy concert on 19 June

Students from the John Madejski Academy on Hartland Road, Whitley will be performing in a public concert at the school on Tuesday 19 June at 6.30pm.

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