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08/07/21

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We're Hiring! 🎉 We have a variety of catering roles available in our primary and secondary schools in Harlow (Essex). 🧑‍🍳 Full details of our Cook Supervisor and Catering Assistant roles can be seen on https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/iSdR9aoZZ8

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08/07/21

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Out Now! 🌟 The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/aqc2Xy6VVz https://t.co/KdyaAhJ1Aq

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05/07/21

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The day we've been planning for so long! We'd like to introduce you to the brand new Find Your Active campaign - it's all about finding an activity that's right for you! Find out more here👉https://t.co/RC6KGO5H23 https://t.co/OmE0740hMk

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02/07/21

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Mark Hall Sports Centre

We're proud to announce that we are joining the as part of the launch of a new and exciting campaign 🎉 We have a variety of Free taster sessions for Over 65s Families and Kids🥊 Find our schedule and booking links on https://t.co/xbEiNSp1Cr https://t.co/wtxZsZoGGv

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28/06/21

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A few pictures of food prepared/cooked on our 'Be the Chef' night on the 17th of this month as part of our Healthy Eating week Great to see students joining in. https://t.co/lcWtGFRbfq

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24/06/21

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The charts are being collected in following Healthy Eating week . 5 a day completed by our year 7s (vegetables on the lunch time menu gave them a start) and drink plenty by our year 8s (much needed in the heat). Certificates for taking part too. https://t.co/AtLM6A9KpG

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17/06/21

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MHA Music Department

Excited to invite you all to join us in the music department! 🎹🎸🎻🎶🥁🎺🎷🧑‍🎤 https://t.co/x44wVb9GqV

16/06/21

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Very excited about HEW next week , 5 a day, hydrating, swopping your favourites and chef night. Looking forward to seeing our students creations. https://t.co/I9UaBTlPu5

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11/06/21

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HARLOW ROCK SCHOOL

RT. Calling all budding rockstars. Open auditions Friday 7-9pm come on in -Katherines Hatch join a band and build confidence and friendships https://t.co/71EZ9L8GRZ

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11/06/21

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BMAT recently appointed a director of to help children to reach their full potential. The former headteacher has started his work by bringing together experts from across the Trust to share best practise. https://t.co/dXL7gGTkgX https://t.co/btrvCXMwsv

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09/06/21

Students celebrated the end of their time at secondary school with a day to remember. 🎉 Year 11 students at Mark Hall Academy were treated to a special day to bring their schooling to an end. https://t.co/KYuT0lAWVs https://t.co/AjZdK1q5fz

23/05/21

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For anyone out there over 18 and interested in a wonderful opportunity at ROH, take a look & get applying https://t.co/VpMCJNnYKj

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21/05/21

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Mark Hall Academy in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a Student Services and Safeguarding Administrative Assistant. For more information visit https://t.co/DAzKn0aX7Y https://t.co/4spXFlsA0H

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18/05/21

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Mark Hall Academy in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a Librarian. For more information visit https://t.co/ECwosZGMlW https://t.co/VT2FFrDZWz

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14/05/21

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New Website! 🎉 Our new website is now live and we’d love to hear what you think about it. See our facilities, classes, clubs, membership packages and more on: https://t.co/MH2HG54O9d 🏃‍♀️⚽️🏀🏋️⛹️‍♀️ https://t.co/Eb99MLyHv0

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13/05/21

Hundreds of young people are enjoying taking part in competitive sport once again. has launched The Form Games as a way of getting students in all year groups active after the pandemic saw physical lessons restricted. https://t.co/remxO9AitD https://t.co/AtlUJeAqnG

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07/05/21

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Mark Hall Academy in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a Teacher of Science. For more information visit https://t.co/UrefnjYdn2 https://t.co/6d8Hkuj9xu

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07/05/21

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Mark Hall Academy in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a Teacher of English. For more information visit https://t.co/eKMZLqaXv1 https://t.co/7jxR9GduiR

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07/05/21

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Mark Hall Academy in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a Teacher of Business Studies and Computer Science/IT. For more information visit https://t.co/PiDGQ9xo0a https://t.co/wIBUhWFx5h

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07/05/21

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Mark Hall Academy in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a Lead Practitioner with responsibility for Science. For more information visit https://t.co/yJE1VFUlzY https://t.co/DfiCQ01knj

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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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