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21/09/21

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Shout out to for donating this shirt to our Academy! A great addition to our hallway 😍💛💚 https://t.co/pnMUBguD5O

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21/09/21

It's our Open Evening tonight. We can't wait to welcome prospective families into our school. Rebuilt Relaunched Ready for you! https://t.co/mJju2BxdOI

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13/09/21

Just over a week to go! We're looking forward to welcoming the local community into our school for our open evening on Tuesday 21st Sept 6pm-8pm Rebuilt Relaunched Ready For You https://t.co/Zs9dLplOug

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06/09/21

We're looking forward to welcoming the local community into our school for our open evening on Tuesday 21st Sept 6pm-8pm Rebuilt Relaunched Ready For You https://t.co/c08kLdHnLt

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22/08/21

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Sharing the joy of reading with our students during summer school. Encouraging reading aloud boosts their confidence. Something, for some, that has not been a regular occurrence. https://t.co/XmhRJOGWgF

22/08/21

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Mrs T Parker

Very lucky to have use of the astro, a large open space. I clocked up a few steps getting these photos!

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22/08/21

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'Team Thursday', football in the glorious sunshine. Thoroughly enjoyed by the students , lots of fresh air to work up an appetite. A few goals scored too! https://t.co/MvIf23vWtQ

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22/08/21

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Students summer school enjoyed a bit of basketball today (great action shot I'm sure you agree) along with a twist from musical chairs to cones, why not! Some Drama to end the day on. Never a dull moment https://t.co/PABbWu6cVG

17/08/21

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Mrs T Parker

Tucked into curry or baked potato and ensured all tables clear before moving off, what more could we ask. Great bunch, very proud!

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17/08/21

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A great first day at summer school… Lovely new cohort of Y7’s - looking forward to teaching them PE from Sept! Oh and a goody bag to top the day off!🤓 https://t.co/oaDnP3qgu1

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17/08/21

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Well, they were certainly enjoying a bit of bench ball today summer school. Go orange team! https://t.co/G8eSgUgBkv

17/08/21

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And we are off! Students attending summer school had a good first day. Feeling their feet in new surroundings and with fresh faces around, all of which were smiling as they left.

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17/08/21

"I was very happy with my results. Now I will be working towards my life goal." https://t.co/BrQo0H7qDa https://t.co/u98IgGK97q

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17/08/21

"The school has been good in supporting me with all the questions I have had during the pandemic." https://t.co/BrQo0H7qDa https://t.co/kDC1KNMHqM

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17/08/21

"I was pleased with my results. I worked really hard for them." https://t.co/BrQo0H7qDa https://t.co/Z9bevu7vEU

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12/08/21

"The results today reflect the determination, resilience and the strong work ethic shown by students" https://t.co/7wSz7dlxzS https://t.co/FQ8aSn7TwB

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12/08/21

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This morning we officially launched our partnership with ⚽️ It was great to have some of our local councillors along to celebrate the occasion on the pitch. Read about the partnership here: https://t.co/qCgNv8hGpU https://t.co/shNh6CWuHc

12/08/21

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Partnership 🤝 | becomes the RDP’s first official Community Hub Partner for Essex! Welcome to the family 👋 https://t.co/AvqcH9U0O9

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08/07/21

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We're Hiring! 🎉 We have a variety of catering roles available in our primary and secondary schools in Harlow (Essex). 🧑‍🍳 Full details of our Cook Supervisor and Catering Assistant roles can be seen on https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/iSdR9aoZZ8

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08/07/21

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Out Now! 🌟 The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/aqc2Xy6VVz https://t.co/KdyaAhJ1Aq

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Governors empowered to transform school

Governors empowered to transform school

Posted: 13th April 2021

Governors are being empowered to play their part in the transformation of Mark Hall Academy.

Mark Hall Academy joined the BMAT family of schools in January with a mission to improve outcomes for young people in the town.

As part of the plan, the team of governors are being given greater insight to help the school on its journey of improvement.

Ian Beckett took up his role as chair of governors in September 2019 when, he said, the school had identified its weaknesses and made plans to improve, but not quickly enough for Ofsted – with the school being graded Inadequate by the authority.

As a former local councillor, he was keen to take on this role to further help the community.

He said: “I know I can make a difference to people’s lives and I am determined to do that, one way or another.

“Students are the future citizens who will make a difference to the town. I want to make sure everything we do as an academy ensures they make a positive difference and that students can evidence that during their time at Mark Hall.

“I want us to be able to say ‘this is what we are doing to help these young people, so they are the best Harlow citizens they can be’.”

Since joining BMAT, Mr Beckett has been pleased to learn more about the Trust and how it has achieved success across the town.

He said: “For me, it has been good to mythbust. Even before the transfer to BMAT had completed, the communication levels went up significantly. There was immediately a feeling of security, of you being handed over to a Trust that not only understood the educational remit, but had invested a huge amount of time understanding where Mark Hall was at and the critical areas needing attention.

“BMAT hit the ground running and lifted the school. There was a palpable sense of being lifted up. Despite all the challenges, they said we are going to do it together.

“It has been absolutely phenomenal at every single level.”

Mr Beckett said he has been given additional information and training to carry out his role, including a deeper understanding of the relevance of the curriculum and learning more about SEND and safeguarding.

He said: “My new focus is on understanding the detail behind the reports we receive, being able to communicate them and get straight to the point of what needs doing. I am looking to upskill to have that working knowledge and understanding, not only of what is happening at Mark Hall, but the layers underneath it, the basics of the curriculum. I want to do structured visits to find out from staff what they are doing and why they are doing it and the impact it is having, so I can understand our strengths and weaknesses. I need to hear that from our young people, as well.

“That is the difference I am already seeing with BMAT. It is about having strong foundations to build on.

“As governors, we are being looked at as key resource in terms of managing, directing and moving the school to where we want it to be. We are all here to achieve the same thing, which is the best possible education for our young people and looking out for them at all levels.”

MHA governor Jemma Mindham

Jemma Mindham, chief executive of Rainbow Services, recently jointed the school’s board of governors.

She said: “I was interested in becoming a governor at Mark Hall Academy because it was clear it was a school servicing a community of students which was becoming more and more diverse and that it had to rise to the challenge of providing the right support to students with a range of needs. It was not always getting it right.

“My impression since joining the board a few weeks ago is that being part of BMAT has provided Mark Hall with an experienced network of schools from which it can learn, develop solutions and build partnerships to help it enhance its offer to its own student family.

“The training and learning opportunities which have been offered to me as a new governor are robust. There is definitely a feeling that all of us are part of the BMAT family – learning from each other and with each other.”

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