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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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09/09/22

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BMAT and our schools are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the Royal Family at this time of national mourning. https://t.co/lPaBCTyGlX

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08/09/22

We're looking forward to welcoming prospective students and families to our open evening Tuesday 20th September 5:30pm - 8:30pm KNOWLEDGE - LANGUAGE - CONFIDENCE https://t.co/lBlllG65wf

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06/09/22

📢OPEN EVENING ANNOUNCEMENT 🏫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/BMf4agCiVh

06/09/22

The arrival of new teachers resulted in students achieving higher GCSE grades than they thought possible. https://t.co/30GKW8XmNl

30/08/22

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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/jKu1lUconN

30/08/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Lead Practitioner MFL (French and Spanish) 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/FWwrdq42JX

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25/08/22

“We wish to congratulate all our students on their examination results.” https://t.co/y2ZJ0IRqF5 https://t.co/BJereSGmXo

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07/06/22

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And they’ve finished! Fantastic effort from students & staff of riding the cycle routes of Harlow to celebrate in Harlow today https://t.co/xngwqz3sft

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07/06/22

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We’ve now got and on the cycle tracks of Harlow celebrating today 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️ https://t.co/9m1ZQFpl5E

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07/06/22

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Now joined by pupils from , BMAT schools out celebrating in Harlow. https://t.co/zlc4aA319R

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07/06/22

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Students from and have just off on their alternative route to celebrate in Harlow today. https://t.co/ghBuSVfGAc

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07/06/22

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Students and staff from cheering on the start of stage 2 of in Harlow 🚴‍♀️ https://t.co/ZSJGRer4LW

01/06/22

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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/kPBYgHISA2

01/06/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for a Teacher of History 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/yJS0QLetjT

01/06/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for a Teacher of Science 🧪 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/BNnqZBA8yZ

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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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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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