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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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Mrs T Parker

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

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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Eve Whittington 💙

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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Mark Hall Sports Centre

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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07/05/21

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Mark Hall Academy in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a Head of Geography. For more information visit https://t.co/XnsKNCUX6P https://t.co/lo6Pi7crlB

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28/04/21

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Mark Hall Academy in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a Guidance Manager. For more information visit https://t.co/fUqzA61kjq https://t.co/NCLfVO44mw

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28/04/21

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Our SEND director is on twitter so please follow for SEND specific content. You can read more about the role here: https://t.co/jWIcjKLtxl https://t.co/slQON8gLZw

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14/04/21

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Mark Hall Sports Centre

We're pleased to announce our gym will be open from Monday 12th April! Memberships are now available, sign up here: https://t.co/9gTo1nUxbd https://t.co/ZvhKg62Knn

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14/04/21

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Mrs T Parker

Just back from a long walk in our area. Across fields, through woods and along footpaths. Spotting and celebrating new beginnings of life. Cold but refreshing. https://t.co/QlypDfqRiR

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13/04/21

Governors are being empowered to play their part in the transformation of Mark Hall Academy. Mark Hall joined the family of schools in January with a mission to improve outcomes for young people in the town. https://t.co/vsAUDXC7T8 https://t.co/1UKawcGbVI

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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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