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Education: Secondary

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AN American author paid a personal – virtual – visit to children in Harlow to help them to overcome the challenges they face in life. Students studying ASDAN life skills at Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, enjoyed reading Mockingbird so much they contacted author Kathryn…

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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…

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THE efforts of teachers, support staff and teams in a family of schools have resulted in 30 industry accolades.Schools within BMAT have attracted a high number of nominations in this year’s Essex Teaching Awards. From teaching staff to site teams, pastoral support, administration and senior…

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STUDENTS at Beckmead Moundwood Academy in Harlow are set for bright futures after the school introduced a new curriculum designed to give them the best chance to succeed. The school, formerly known as TBAP Aspire Academy, joined The Beckmead Trust, in May 2020 following an…

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ANGLIA Ruskin University (ARU) is co-hosting a cyber security conference on Friday, 16 April to help local businesses from across the East of England protect themselves from new and emerging online threats. The free event – held in association with the Essex Chambers of Commerce…

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LOCAL to Harlow? Come along to Passmores Academy and learn British Sign Language in their seven week taster sessions. Learn the basics from fingerspelling- family and greetings. Social distancing will be in place in the classroom

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THE MP for Harlow rose on the floor of the House of Commons to ask a question on apprenticeships. Robert Halfon said: “To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 102 of the Skills for Jobs: Lifelong Learning for Opportunity and Growth White Paper, published in…

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STEWARDS Academy are currently developing a small outside area of the school into a Remembrance Garden to remember past staff and students.  Their amazing site staff have excavated the area and removed around 30 tonnes of soil. They have created a trench around the outside…

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A FAMILY of schools has appointed a director to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities achieve their full potential. Marios Solomonides takes up the newly created post of Director of SEND in April with a mission to remove all barriers faced by children…

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A VERY encouraging question and answer session on the re-opening of Mark Hall Sports Centre was held on Thursday night. It was chaired (remotely) by Harlow MP Robert Halfon but mainly led by BMAT Head of Operations Lucia Glynn. Mrs Glynn was able to lay…

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DAILY walks in lockdown have inspired three teachers to take on a physical challenge to promote positive mental health to their children. The colleagues from Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, began enjoying walks after work during the pandemic to clear their heads and get…

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AN education commission is being set up by The Times that could lead to radical change across schools and universities reports The Times. It brings together experts including senior MPs, head teachers, academics, vice-chancellors and a children’s author who will work on the year-long project that is…

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CHILDREN have been using virtual PE lessons to take care of their physical, mental and social wellbeing. During lockdown, students from Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, continued to work on their fitness, despite not being in school to take part in physical lessons. A…

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ON the anniversary of the first UK lockdown, Passmores Academy have created a video to remember those from their community that they have lost. Chief executive, Vic Goddard said: “We spoke about loss, opportunity, empathy and grief. Some of our community shared the names and…

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CROSSKEYS Netball offer free taster sessions as part of they celebrate 40 years as a netball club. Full details are on the poster.

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A MEETING is set to be held to discuss the re-opening of Mark Hall Sports Centre. The zoom meeting will be hosted by Harlow MP Robert Halfon. It will begin at 5pm on Thursday March 25th. The meeting will be centred on BMAT’s vision for…