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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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Safe space to reset and recharge in school

Safe space to reset and recharge in school

Posted: 11th May 2022

Young people have a new space to take time out and to flourish within school.

The Orchard has been created within a former library at Mark Hall Academy to offer students a range of learning interventions, emotional support and a safe space to reset and recharge.

Students will also have access to a guinea pig, dog, arts, crafts, Lego therapy and books and games, as well as sensory equipment as part of the brand-new venture.

The space will be used for interventions, one-to-one meetings, regulation time, quiet reading and mindfulness.

Assistant principal and SENCO Victoria Butler said: “It is a stunning new space, designed to support the needs of our students and, in particular, those with social, emotional and mental health needs. It was important to give students and staff a space for a moment of calm.

“Mindfulness and wellbeing have always been front and centre. I wanted The Orchard to give everyone the feeling and sense of a big hug warm as they enter the building. We have been able to capture this in our reception area, themed based intervention spaces and sensory room. We have also tried to capture the hearts and minds through seasonal displays -students have decorated the building with spring butterflies, bugs and flowers.

“I hope students will appreciate the time, love and care that has gone into giving them such a wonderful space to meet friends, chat to staff, talk to each other, form friendships and, above all, take a moment for themselves.

“The ripple effect of our new sensory room, we hope, will change the lives of our young people. It will allow our young people the chance to flourish.”

Students have scheduled sessions in The Orchard, with phonics, numeracy, handwriting, counselling and various therapies all on offer.

Daisy the therapy dog visits weekly to assist with paired reading and social, emotional and mental health support, along with school guinea pig Piggle.

During Lego therapy, students are encouraged to communicate and interact with each other while improving their resilience and wellbeing.

Marios Solomonides, BMAT director of SEND, said: “The SEND team at Mark Hall have fully embraced the notion of ‘the whole child’. Stepping into The Orchard is welcoming and inclusive, giving everyone a sense of belonging, irrespective of whether or not they have special educational needs or disabilities. Even as an adult, I feel that sense of belonging when I walk in; that sense of ‘I have value’ and ‘I add value’.”

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