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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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05/07/21

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The day we've been planning for so long! We'd like to introduce you to the brand new Find Your Active campaign - it's all about finding an activity that's right for you! Find out more here👉https://t.co/RC6KGO5H23 https://t.co/OmE0740hMk

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02/07/21

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We're proud to announce that we are joining the as part of the launch of a new and exciting campaign 🎉 We have a variety of Free taster sessions for Over 65s Families and Kids🥊 Find our schedule and booking links on https://t.co/xbEiNSp1Cr https://t.co/wtxZsZoGGv

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28/06/21

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A few pictures of food prepared/cooked on our 'Be the Chef' night on the 17th of this month as part of our Healthy Eating week Great to see students joining in. https://t.co/lcWtGFRbfq

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24/06/21

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The charts are being collected in following Healthy Eating week . 5 a day completed by our year 7s (vegetables on the lunch time menu gave them a start) and drink plenty by our year 8s (much needed in the heat). Certificates for taking part too. https://t.co/AtLM6A9KpG

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17/06/21

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Excited to invite you all to join us in the music department! 🎹🎸🎻🎶🥁🎺🎷🧑‍🎤 https://t.co/x44wVb9GqV

16/06/21

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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 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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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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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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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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