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20/10/21

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📢 We're Hiring! We've an exciting opportunity for someone to head up our information technology services across the trust. 🖥️ For a job description and information on how to apply, please visit https://t.co/JdnPyp6zSp https://t.co/FRbCShRUQd

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11/10/21

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We’re Hiring! BMAT currently has an opening for a Lead Practitioner/ Head of Mathematics based at Mark Hall Academy. For more information and to apply visit: https://t.co/rn5sTrXd0v https://t.co/M9n3tIHLH3

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07/10/21

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Today we took delivery of our brand new Harlow based mini bus. 🚐 Keep an eye out for it as it transports our students to sports fixtures, trips, visits and more! https://t.co/AVpMlJJzfp

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21/09/21

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Shout out to for donating this shirt to our Academy! A great addition to our hallway 😍💛💚 https://t.co/pnMUBguD5O

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21/09/21

It's our Open Evening tonight. We can't wait to welcome prospective families into our school. Rebuilt Relaunched Ready for you! https://t.co/mJju2BxdOI

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13/09/21

Just over a week to go! We're looking forward to welcoming the local community into our school for our open evening on Tuesday 21st Sept 6pm-8pm Rebuilt Relaunched Ready For You https://t.co/Zs9dLplOug

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06/09/21

We're looking forward to welcoming the local community into our school for our open evening on Tuesday 21st Sept 6pm-8pm Rebuilt Relaunched Ready For You https://t.co/c08kLdHnLt

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22/08/21

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Sharing the joy of reading with our students during summer school. Encouraging reading aloud boosts their confidence. Something, for some, that has not been a regular occurrence. https://t.co/XmhRJOGWgF

22/08/21

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Very lucky to have use of the astro, a large open space. I clocked up a few steps getting these photos!

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22/08/21

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'Team Thursday', football in the glorious sunshine. Thoroughly enjoyed by the students , lots of fresh air to work up an appetite. A few goals scored too! https://t.co/MvIf23vWtQ

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22/08/21

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Students summer school enjoyed a bit of basketball today (great action shot I'm sure you agree) along with a twist from musical chairs to cones, why not! Some Drama to end the day on. Never a dull moment https://t.co/PABbWu6cVG

17/08/21

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Tucked into curry or baked potato and ensured all tables clear before moving off, what more could we ask. Great bunch, very proud!

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17/08/21

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A great first day at summer school… Lovely new cohort of Y7’s - looking forward to teaching them PE from Sept! Oh and a goody bag to top the day off!🤓 https://t.co/oaDnP3qgu1

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17/08/21

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Well, they were certainly enjoying a bit of bench ball today summer school. Go orange team! https://t.co/G8eSgUgBkv

17/08/21

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And we are off! Students attending summer school had a good first day. Feeling their feet in new surroundings and with fresh faces around, all of which were smiling as they left.

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17/08/21

"I was very happy with my results. Now I will be working towards my life goal." https://t.co/BrQo0H7qDa https://t.co/u98IgGK97q

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17/08/21

"The school has been good in supporting me with all the questions I have had during the pandemic." https://t.co/BrQo0H7qDa https://t.co/kDC1KNMHqM

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17/08/21

"I was pleased with my results. I worked really hard for them." https://t.co/BrQo0H7qDa https://t.co/Z9bevu7vEU

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12/08/21

"The results today reflect the determination, resilience and the strong work ethic shown by students" https://t.co/7wSz7dlxzS https://t.co/FQ8aSn7TwB

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12/08/21

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This morning we officially launched our partnership with ⚽️ It was great to have some of our local councillors along to celebrate the occasion on the pitch. Read about the partnership here: https://t.co/qCgNv8hGpU https://t.co/shNh6CWuHc

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Homework

Rationale

“Homework is not an optional extra, but an essential part of a good education.” – 1999 White Paper, Excellence in Schools

Homework is work that is set to be done outside the timetabled curriculum. It contains an element of independent study in that it is not usually directly supervised by a teacher. It is important in raising student achievement.

Not all homework needs to be completed at home. For some students who find it hard to work at home, or for some tasks which may require resources (books, software, equipment) more readily available at school, Meteor Club runs every day where support is available.

Homework enhances student learning, improves achievement and develops students’ study skills and as such is an integral part of the curriculum. It requires careful planning and integration into the scheme of work of each curriculum area. Homework is set and should be recorded in the student’s planner.

Aims

Homework enables students to:

  • consolidate and extend work covered in class or prepare for new learning activities
  • access resources not available in the classroom.
  • develop research skills.
  • have an opportunity for independent work.
  • show progress and understanding.
  • provide feedback in the evaluation of teaching.
  • to enhance their study skills e.g. planning, time management and self-discipline.
  • to take ownership and responsibility for learning.
  • engage parental co-operation and support.
  • create channels for home school dialogue

Expectations: How much and by whom? Below is a guide:

Key Stage 3

Time per week
Subject Year 7 Year 8
English 2 x 30 mins 2 x 30 mins
Maths 2 x 30 mins 2 x 30 mins
Science 2 x 30 mins 2 x 30 mins
Geography 30 mins 30 mins
History 30 mins 30 mins
MFL 30 mins 30 mins

 

Key Stage 4

Time per week
Subject Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
English 2 x 45 mins 2 x 60 mins 2 x 60 mins
Maths 2 x 45 mins 2 x 60 mins 2 x 60 mins
Science 2 x 45 mins 2 x 60 mins 2 x 60 mins
Other subjects 1 x 45 mins 1 x 60 mins 1 x 60 mins

 

National average

Year 7 & 8 = 45-90 minutes a day
Year 9 = 60 – 120 minutes a day
Year 10 & 11 = 90 – 150 minutes a day

 

The role of the Parents/Carers

The role of the parent/carer is crucial if a child is to gain success from homework. To reinforce its value through positive feedback will give students the confidence to persevere, work hard and reach high standards of achievement.

Parents/carers can assist by:

  • Providing a quiet and clear place to work.
  • Negotiating with their child when homework is to be done.
  • Checking the time spent on individual tasks.
  • Checking the student planner and Show My Homework for homework set and deadlines
  • Signing the homework planner each week
  • Ensuring that outside clubs do not hamper a child’s quality of work and put a child under undue pressure.
  • Checking presentation, spelling and content of all homework being returned to academy.
  • Testing them on the work that has been set; listen to them read aloud what they have written; and ask them to explain what they are currently studying.
  • Providing the academy with information about any problems through the student planner or by contacting the academy directly.
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