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19/01/23

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‼️TENDER OPPORTUNITY‼️ BMAT Education are inviting tenders for out of school hours hire of (Harlow) swimming pool 🏊 April '23 - Aug '26. For full details and tender pack please visit https://t.co/Qw7TwEWwjQ https://t.co/Bo3ZNoHrbp

10/01/23

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Science Teacher 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/tAHrjAL6as

06/01/23

We were visited by in November for our first inspection since joining and are pleased to announce we have been moved up a grade. https://t.co/BGINBOvuQH

05/01/23

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Co-Educator 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/kAsq9B3dFj

21/12/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for an Exams Officer, Data & Cover 📄 For application details, please visit our website https://t.co/Dhmd8GoxRG

21/12/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for an Admin Assistant - Student Services. 📄 For application details, please visit our website https://t.co/DrPXz8VRn6

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16/12/22

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Merry Christmas to all our students, staff and families. We hope you enjoy the festive break. 🎅🎄❄️☃️ https://t.co/9nrG8Eb1dN

16/12/22

🧁Keen young bakers got an opportunity to develop their passion 🧑‍🍳Students were invited to take part in a bake-off event at Mark Hall Academy 🏆The 75 students paired up with teachers to create seasonal bakes to become the Butlers Bake Off Champion 2022 https://t.co/qdfaaNSNF6

15/12/22

Parents have been welcomed into school to learn more about how children with special educational needs and disabilities are being supported. https://t.co/f3mG1K7r15

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30/11/22

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Our friends at are hosting a Santa's Grotto 🎅 at the GPCA in Harlow on 10th December. Full info and booking on https://t.co/RAbXDxVPwx https://t.co/RgZ6IsZ1CO

23/11/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Co-Educator 📄 For application details, please visit our website https://t.co/YZsnaiBBh8

22/11/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a PSHE/RSE, British Values Curriculum Leader 📄 For application details, please visit our website https://t.co/thrUakKydS

21/11/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Head of MFL 📄 For application details, please visit our website https://t.co/h7NFEQHH7I

21/11/22

Hundreds of prospective students ventured to Mark Hall Academy as we opened our doors to future Year 7 students at our annual open evening. https://t.co/zeRNOAO0Qy

30/09/22

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"This is about us, as a Trust, making provision for children with SEND as simple and as impactful as possible." BMAT is overhauling its curriculum focus to ensure children with SEND are at the forefront of education. https://t.co/hPqM7iPloq

28/09/22

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Students are benefiting from hundreds of thousands of pounds of renovations to their schools. Schools within the BMAT family – in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London - have been given a spruce-up over the summer months. https://t.co/6IierlFcfc

23/09/22

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📢 We're Hiring! have a vacancy for a Teacher of Art 📄 For application details, please visit our website https://t.co/GV7qr2QoaU

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23/09/22

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📢SIXTH FORM INFORMATION MORNING ANNOUNCEMENT 🏫Sir Frederick Gibberd College 🗓️Saturday 19th November ⏰10am - 12pm 📚We are looking forward to welcoming prospective Sixth Form students and families to our school https://t.co/HHUbF6erdh

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20/09/22

📢OPEN EVENING TONIGHT 🏫Mark Hall Academy 🗓️Tuesday 20th September ⏰5:30pm - 8:30pm 📚We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students and families to our school https://t.co/pnd9DtdePy

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13/09/22

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Monday 19th September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, will be a national bank holiday. Our schools will be closed on this date. Schools will resume at normal time on Tuesday 20th September. https://t.co/DJ2PVRmbKD

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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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