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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

13/04/21

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Mrs T Parker

Laughing has never been so important as over the last year. It may come naturally over a daily chat with loved ones, whilst reminiscing with family or sort after by watching our favourite funny clips, like M and W kitchen scene or life scenarios from M M does it for me https://t.co/blT8DQjNXK

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09/04/21

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Your Harlow

From the archive: When the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Mark Hall School https://t.co/6rSMkt0Tdr https://t.co/CiAxM2eJdg

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06/04/21

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BMAT

BMAT have a vacancy for an Estates & Facilities Assistant working across our Primary and Secondary Schools in Harlow, Essex. For more information visit https://t.co/MNldj0Ml52 https://t.co/ifinsNm5Gg

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28/03/21

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Department of Health and Social Care

There are false reports that lateral flow tests can give you cancer. These rapid tests have been rigorously tested and are safe. The swabs are sterilised with ethylene oxide to ensure they are safe to use. It is one of the most commonly used sterilisation tools. https://t.co/lYWDRluMUh

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28/03/21

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Mrs T Parker

Lovely to receive this, this afternoon. Thank you , could not wait to use it. https://t.co/15IE4qAyeG

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25/03/21

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BMAT

BMAT has appointed a director to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities achieve their full potential. Marios Solomonides takes up post of Director of SEND with a mission to remove all barriers faced by children within BMAT schools. https://t.co/jWIcjKLtxl https://t.co/hsWxgX4m7z

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19/03/21

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Mark Hall Sports Centre

We're now on Twitter and Facebook. Any other accounts will soon be removed so please update your follows, bookmarks and links to stay connected with Mark Hall Sports Centre https://t.co/KO4BCp5mdz

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17/03/21

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Mark Hall Sports Centre

We are looking forward to reopening Mark Hall Sports Centre in line with the lifting of lockdown restrictions. For our full announcement and information on an online public meeting chaired by please visit: https://t.co/SJXzvhi9ci https://t.co/uKAStczrEh

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15/03/21

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BMAT

We'll soon be publishing an announcement regarding the reopening of Mark Hall Sports Centre. If you would like to be kept up to date with information on the sports centre please follow to see the posts in your feed. https://t.co/hlrtECmlxl

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12/03/21

Active students and teachers may have been on lockdown, but it did not stop them from taking a trip across the world. As part of a lockdown challenge, Mark Hall Academy inspired its community to take a virtual trip to Tokyo. https://t.co/ll5JbHdYJx https://t.co/1FzfZdj3ge

11/03/21

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BMAT

A full statement on the reopening of and details of a public meeting will be published soon, but in the meantime we are pleased to announce that will be running an Easter soccer school. See the poster and link for full details. https://t.co/4q0fFE0KSw

11/03/21

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Mark Hall Sports Centre

We're really excited to soon be sharing with you our plans for reopening Mark Hall Sports Centre. Right now though we can announce will be running an Easter soccer school for children aged 4-12. For more info and to sign up your child head to https://t.co/ijlrYlPOJ6 https://t.co/GAsltPQknw

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11/03/21

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Norwich City FC RDP

NEW Region NEW Soccer School ⚽️ 📍Harlow, Essex Limited spaces available. Book Now https://t.co/sC7stB5pI7 https://t.co/sR6MFOoxx6

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07/03/21

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Harlow Council #HandsFaceSpaceFreshAir

Harlow Educational Progress Awards: key stage 3 and 4, 2nd place Kacper Pilarski https://t.co/vKjKNwp29D

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04/03/21

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BMAT

BMAT are looking for an experienced Children’s Sports Club operator who may be interested in running an Outdoor Activity Camp at Mark Hall Sports this Easter. Please contact glynnl.org.uk https://t.co/iomMAwmuos

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02/03/21

Students learned how to structure, paraphrase and use the right words at the right time during a writing webinar. Year 9, 10 and 11 students at Mark Hall Academy picked up useful tips to develop their writing skills. https://t.co/Y7V6MhuTb0 https://t.co/PQ6LGghcoF

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02/03/21

What does PE stand for? Physical education? Not at Mark Hall Academy…it is all about pizza and exercise! In an attempt to get as many students active at once, the school launched a fun PE event. https://t.co/KiInx5B5W0 https://t.co/gS6V8D99vD

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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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