YOUNG people in Harlow are setting their sights on careers as bankers, microbiologists and vets. Year 8 students at Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, enjoyed learning about various professions during their careers day. They spent a morning hearing from local professionals before posing probing questions about their roles and the paths they took to success.
STUDENTS from Year 7, 8 and 9 at Burnt Mill Academy, will see their work published in A Twist In The Tale – Essex after putting together 100-word stories with a twist in the storyline.
PARENTS and carers of Year 6 children yet to apply must do so by 31 October 2013 to secure a year seven secondary school place. Applications can be made via the website at www.essex.gov.uk/admissions. The website also enables parents to search for school information, read Ofsted reports, check admissions criteria and catchment areas, and submit applications.
STEWARDS Academy celebrated the re-validation of the prestigious Inclusion Quality Mark Award at a glittering award ceremony held in Pall Mall, London.
Stewards went through a rigorous two-day evaluation of ten aspects of the school’s inclusive practice as linked to high quality teaching and learning opportunities.
“THANK you Mr Speaker. Is my Honourable Friend aware that under the leadership of Helena Mills at Burnt Mill School in Harlow, they have achieved this year 76% in Maths & English A to C GCSE, compared to just 27% a few years ago, by doing many of the measures the Honourable Gentleman set out and having the relentless focus on Maths & English? Will my Honourable Friend look at schools like Burnt Mill to see examples of good practice and to see how the new accountability system works?
A NEWS team has been formed at Burnt Mill Academy, with students filming reports to broadcast online and around school. The first special report, which is available on YouTube, was put together during the recent open evening by Year 8 students Sophie Gander and Cat Norris.
STUDENTS from Burnt Mill will be quizzing a panel of county councillors during a Members Question Time session as part of Local Democracy Week (Monday 14 October to Friday 18 October). Primary and secondary school students will be getting to grips with local democracy at two full-day events being held by Essex County Council to help young people understand and learn more about the importance of democracy and how local government works.
A week dedicated to languages has been enjoyed at Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, to celebrate the diversity of the school. Students at the school from countries including Italy, Turkey, Poland, Portugal and India took the opportunity to teach their peers about their first language.
AWARDS which will recognise young people’s educational progress in Harlow have been launched today by Harlow Council. Educational progression is vital for young people to fulfil their aspirations and improve their life chances.
THE GRAND finale of SoapSense – the drama competition for schools about mental illness took place at the Trust’s Annual Public Meeting recently. Over 300 people attended the event which was organised by North Essex Partnership at the Latton Bush Conference Centre in Harlow.
In the late summer sunshine, the gathering audience were treated to a top quality selection of songs including ‘Mercy’, ‘Warwick Avenue’, ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ and ‘I’ve Had the Time of My Life’. Anya Hennessey, Madison Parker and Shannon Wood fronted the band with their expressive vocals and Lucy Kent made her debut in the band with some stunning drumming.
A MORLEY GROVE resident has questioned Harlow Council’s commitment to checking any increase in houses of multiple occupation in Harlow.
A number of residents across the town have expressed concerns that a number of properties are being converted so that a larger number of people can occupy them.
NEITHER the governing body nor the Headteacher is legally allowed to close the school “in sympathy” with the strike and we will not do so. However, our main concern is the safety of our students. A school can only close if in the opinion of the Headteacher it is not safe to remain open. Having considered the impact of not having a significant number of teachers in school on this day, I have decided that it is not possible to maintain an adequate level of provision for our students or to ensure the necessary level of supervision. Consequently, I have decided that the school will close to students.
BURNT MILL is taking neighbouring primaries under its wing on its journey to becoming world-class. Education and achievement at Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, continues to go from strength to strength after once again securing the very best GCSE results in the town this summer.
STEWARDS Academy continues to push the school’s level of achievement for GCSE’s and yet again continues the upward trend with an overall result of 58% of pupils achieving 5 or more A* to C grades with English and Maths. Following on from the recent excellent Ofsted report this reflects the tremendous hard work by staff and pupils in working towards the school’s challenging internal targets.
AN OUTSTANDING Harlow school just officially got even better! The Ofsted-rated outstanding Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, has for the third year running broken its previous GCSE result record.
STUDENTS from Mark Hall School in Harlow held a BAKE SALE and donated the proceeds to Harlow Foodbank. They raised an incredible £118.55. A spokesperson for the school said: “Please find attached the photos of the girls and boys who took part. The person who came to me with the idea was a year 7 girl by the name of Holly Powell.
STAFF, governors, parents and students were celebrating today after achieving a remarkable turnaround in their fortunes. Just a few months ago, Ofsted had slammed the school, putting them into the special measures category.
THE FANTASTIC IMPROVEMENTS made by Stewards Academy were acknowledged by Ofsted after placing the school in the “Good” with outstanding features. The report made particular stress on the students behaviour and manners which the government watchdog rated as “Outstanding”. The comments made by Ofsted were: 1. Students achieve well. They reach average standards by the […]