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13/05/22

Thank you for coming to speak and listen to our students. They loved being able to deliver their presentation on The Orchard. https://t.co/H0Hi62DpO5

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13/05/22

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Robert Halfon MP ➡️Working Hard for Harlow⬅️

Thank you for hosting me today and giving me the opportunity to speak to the inspiring and hard-working students in Yr7-10 📚 https://t.co/SQMA3MCLJG

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11/05/22

Young people have a new space to take time out and to flourish within school. The Orchard has been created within a former library to offer students a range of learning interventions, emotional support and a safe space to reset and recharge. https://t.co/B8gPFjCJry https://t.co/6GvUprqgJ9

05/05/22

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Danny Walters

It was extremely humbling to go back to my roots. I hope the students I met on the day felt positive and confident in their own futures and journeys 🙏🏻 https://t.co/zlxKu17CAD

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04/05/22

It was fantastic to welcome back former Mark Hall student as part of the campaign hosted by . "Students had fun learning about the importance and power of stories and left the event inspired" https://t.co/KEMTatJ9nr https://t.co/FOrEhxQtpH

22/04/22

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

22/04/22

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

22/04/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Teacher of History 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/9Mcvw1Zr03

22/04/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Teacher of Geography 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/TydWSUWm2m

21/04/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Teacher of Mathematics 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/kTsC05Cz7x

21/04/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Teacher of English 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/hmm54Lp0AL

20/04/22

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📢 We're Hiring! BMAT have a vacancy for an Executive Head of Geography working across and (Harlow, Essex) 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/X1n7JKMbyB

01/04/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for a Co-Educator 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/ttR0G2JRa6

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30/03/22

Young people interested in the arts have discovered the potential careers open to them away from the stage thanks to 🎭 https://t.co/mUv5Z8wrUd https://t.co/4mSn7hFur7

23/03/22

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📢 We're Hiring! BMAT have a vacancy for an Executive Head of PE working across and (Harlow, Essex) 🏸 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/fJHoJYLBpH

21/03/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for an Exam Invigilator 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/h109udeVv3

21/03/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Teacher of Geography 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/Yf1kBrHaSj

21/03/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Teacher of Science 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/0sF7T18h41

21/03/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Teacher of English 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/BwTw4RxR5A

20/03/22

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Mrs T Parker

Love this! Make the most of this International Day of Happiness everyone and be sure to include some laughter https://t.co/ahJAkbC92j

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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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