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Burnt Mill Academy

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CHILDREN moving to secondary school in September are meeting their teachers, buying their uniform and learning about their new subjects – all via the internet. With schools closed to the majority of students until after the summer break, the transition of Year 6 children into…

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CHILDREN from five primary schools competed against each other in their first virtual sports day. With the majority of pupils continuing to learn from home due to the Coronavirus crisis, the primary schools within BMAT launched a replacement for the traditional sports day. The BMAT…

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Drumroll please… Excited children are discovering their new teachers for September through a series of big reveal videos. WHILE ongoing Coronavirus restrictions prevent many pupils from going into school, teachers at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, have recorded videos to introduce themselves to their…

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A VILLAGE school headteacher is saying an emotional farewell to the community he loves. Michael Clark leaves his role as headteacher at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, this summer after four years at the helm. He takes up post as deputy head of primary at…

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THESE pupils will probably never forget their final year at primary school. It was all going swimmingly until March and then Covid-19 arrived. Below is photo of some of the Year 6 pupils at Cooks Spinney with their teacher, Miss Dackombe. If you have any…

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School councillors have not let lockdown get in the way of their mission. THE school council at Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, met online for their final meeting of the school year. The Gibberd Council has put together an action plan for September, listing…

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A SCHOOL’S care for its children during the Coronavirus crisis has earned it an award. Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, has been given the Safeguarding Initiative Award, recognising schools which have demonstrated exceptional safeguarding during the crisis. The school submitted evidence to show how…

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THIS IS the last week for the Year 6 of Cooks Spinney Primary Academy. They may well never forget the last year. In twenty years, time, they may well describe 2020 to their own children as “challenging” or “different”. The school have put this lovely…

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Weekly sporting challenges throughout lockdown have earned a primary school national recognition. PUPILS at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, have continued to take part in PE sessions, despite the Coronavirus crisis seeing the majority learning from home. Since March, pupils have been set weekly challenges…

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We will never forget “times like these”. TEACHERS and support staff at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, came together virtually to send a heart-warming message to the community. Following on from their virtual game of toilet roll catch which brought smiles to pupils’ and parents’…

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A wealth of work experience opportunities is being given to young people, despite lockdown restrictions. STUDENTS at BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow, are being offered a range of online experiences to develop their industry knowledge. The school, which caters for students in Year 10 upwards…

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A SCHOOL’S work to keep children active at home during lockdown has been recognised with a national award. Pupils at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, have continued to take part in PE sessions, despite the Coronavirus crisis seeing the majority learning from home. The…

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A HARLOW school has welcomed two new Child and Young Persons (CYP) officers who will support educational establishments in Harlow. Burnt Mill Academy is one of a number of schools and academies that PCs Robert Hance and Allen Kittles will be visiting, supporting and assisting.…

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Children are being set fun challenges to take them away from their online schoolwork – and to protect their mental health. WITH schools closed to the majority of students since the end of March, lessons have been moved to the internet to enable teachers to…

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HUNDREDS of children across Harlow are keeping busy with creative projects, thanks to a donation of art materials. As part of a national programme, families in the town have been given Let’s Create packs to enable them to access creative learning during lockdown. Teachers at…

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Children returning to school will benefit from a brand-new wellbeing room installed during lockdown. WHILE schools have been closed to the majority of pupils due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the extra resource has been set up at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon. The room is…