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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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Remote Learning

Remote Learning

Posted: 10th February 2021

Every child at Mark Hall Academy is being given access to live online learning.

Since joining the BMAT family of schools this year, the school has launched real-time remote lessons for the first time.

During the last national lockdown, work was set by teachers and children urged to complete it at home in their own time.

At the start of this partial school closure, 170 work packs were being delivered to the homes of students who could not access the internet.

Now, with many families struggling with lack of technology, the Trust has bought and distributed laptops to those unable to join lessons from home.

Vice Principal Rachel Braniff, new to the school and Trust, said: “Our children are now following their traditional timetable, with both teachers and students on screen together. These lessons are as good as an in-school lesson. We have reduced lesson time slightly from one hour to 45 minutes as online lessons can be intense and it gives students an opportunity to step away from the screen to complete tasks and homework. Teachers are really appreciating that voice-to-voice interaction with their students this time around.

“Students are interacting with their teachers, they can ask questions and their learning is being checked. That is a vast difference to before.”

The work is being appreciated by parents. Mum Julia Wilson said: “Wow. I am so impressed with home schooling this lockdown. They have it spot-on. The children have their heads down most of the day and everything is running so smoothly. Good job, Mark Hall.”

Teachers are now more easily able to identify where additional work needs to be done.

Extra lessons in core subjects are being provided to Year 11 to fill the gaps in their learning.

Mrs Braniff said: “There has been a huge injection from BMAT to give laptops to children who needed them. When the last few laptops have been distributed, we will have 100 per cent of our students accessing online learning.

“It is incredible that those barriers have been removed. There are so many factors affecting learning in this situation, so if we can remove them, we are enabling children to access learning on an equal platform.

“We are eliminating the gaps. With the best will in the world, the paper work packs could provide the work, but they could not identify or address those gaps. By having live lessons, learning is continuing at the right pace. Where we are discovering gaps, we can take action quickly.”

New colleagues from across BMAT have assisted those in Mark Hall to switch to the Trust’s way of operating.

Mrs Braniff said: “We have had a lot of support from BMAT. CEO Helena Mills is a real ‘roll up your sleeves’ hands-on person. Decisions are made quickly and that is really refreshing.

“We are speaking to people at other BMAT schools as much as we are speaking to those in our own school. People are offering support; there is a real sharing culture which is really evident. That is exciting.”

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