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25/06/19

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VACANCY: Maths Graduate based at working with https://t.co/XzAx9Crmbh https://t.co/o5EbLbjoOQ

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24/06/19

A teenage pianist who only discovered his love of music when he started secondary school has secured a place at a prestigious specialist college. Isaac Cook, 15, will attend , in Greenwich, London, on Saturdays from September. https://t.co/cVUsXxsQOp https://t.co/3eqCVEqhub

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24/06/19

Students’ understanding of Shakespeare was given a boost with a trip to a London theatre. Year 7 students from Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, spent a day at Shakespeare’s Theatre, on the Southbank. https://t.co/Nmtd4C3C40 https://t.co/8VcSC2jdZI

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21/06/19

Provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) at Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, is “strong”, has confirmed. Full story - https://t.co/BrgTA3e942 https://t.co/QtrFS67Tno

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20/06/19

A confident young speaker has been asked to MC at an event in front of an audience of 1,000 people. Josh Tedeku, Year 11 student at Burnt Mill Academy, won last year’s regional final of the Speak Out Challenge. Full story - https://t.co/SVNUNABda9 https://t.co/wuRvZS6hHw

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17/06/19

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Excited to announce that Freshwaters Primary Academy is expanding from 1 to 2 forms of entry from 2020; more information is available here: https://t.co/ULyva3omse Please share your views via our online survey https://t.co/IyIQEYvxG4 https://t.co/9xXEgV3dlR

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17/06/19

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Karen

Today we are delighted to welcome and for their work experience with us. They will be spending the week shadowing our staff, finding out about the great work they do every day at and what working in the is like https://t.co/rzh7DEnXbX

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14/06/19

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So proud to have our baby recycled gorilla on display at Paradise Wildlife Park this weekend. What a fantastic learning experience https://t.co/guFG2UgDnc

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14/06/19

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Speakers Trust

Grand Final MCs confirmed! No Grand Final or public speaking event would be complete without sensational MCs to rouse the crowd and celebrate the speakers, enter Josh Tedeku Calum Thorne https://t.co/4KGDk69uvZ https://t.co/SY2xjwhEYz

14/06/19

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Kelly Clark

A very busy day at client yesterday, including picking up a story about a young pianist with an exciting future ahead of him thanks to the school

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23/05/19

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Panathlon Challenge

Young Leaders from and training for today’s Essex Primary Panathlon with thanks to foundation https://t.co/NLke50QdTI

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14/05/19

Young people are focusing on their futures with a wealth of careers guidance at school. Burnt Mill Academy is working with students in every year group to establish a pathway for them to follow to a successful future. https://t.co/63iDmnC8sE https://t.co/E3worwHBYy

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13/05/19

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Jade Nunn

Jessica Nunn English Minor Open Champion 2019. 🥋🥇🥋 Fought so well & won all her fights taking home a Gold Medal. 👏🥋🥇 https://t.co/4fvQOpRh2y https://t.co/vz8u5N9Bu9 https://t.co/JrxJfzqYWc

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13/05/19

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Bake Off is off to a great start 😋🍰 https://t.co/SMFZBkMCnB

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07/05/19

A week on the slopes gave teenagers more than just skiing skills. A group of 43 Year 8 to 10 students from Burnt Mill Academy spent five days skiing in Grandvalira, Andorra. https://t.co/8UDtMTkh3T https://t.co/Es4ifOh9av

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01/05/19

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West Essex last night, WOW! What a final but we can't forget our incredible MC Josh . Thank you! How was it coming back to MC? And has helped him? Find out...#lifeskills https://t.co/sq4Y5bwpXL

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01/05/19

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Ricky Norwood worked with students from on a performance titled C3 Consequence, for our Essex Drama Awards ✨ Their play explored the lives of four students who find themselves in detention and whether there are other alternatives ? CONGRATULATIONS 🏆🏆🏆 https://t.co/22Qi9bWqqL

01/05/19

Well done Mr Carter! https://t.co/Sn1xBVZTyO

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29/04/19

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Are you looking for a career in teaching? Train to Teach with . For more information visit the Teaching School at https://t.co/PzZjmcsZr3 https://t.co/0KEvrp1DMy

26/04/19

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“Guess what? I like myself down to my core. I know what I am. I am ugly but so are you.” Ruby from questions what we think of and accept as Western beauty.

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School History

Burnt Mill celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011/12. The pioneers of secondary education in Harlow new town were celebrated in the Academy's major summer production at the Harlow Playhouse: 'An adventure in faith'.....

Origins

by W.R.Stirling (first Headteacher 1962)

It was a drizzly October day in 1961 when I first pulled on a pair of gum boots and followed the Clerk of Works through a sea of mud, up a thread of a ladder and found myself on the top of the steel skeletal structure which was Burnt Mill School. It seems much longer ago than 18 months, and just as now it is hard to visualise our school without its attendant weeds and rubble piles, so then it was difficult to imagine it would ever be a school at all.

Six months later I met the real Burnt Mill, 170 children of all sizes and shapes, conspicuous by their motley dress and looking very much like orphans of the storm in the kindly hospice of Passmores School. We did our best to become a school in that first term, but it was not until September, when concrete and glass were infused with flesh and blood, that I really felt Burnt Mill existed.

The staff converged from the four corners of the country and strange dialects stirred the empty classrooms. In the sweat of their brow, as they moved furniture and humped books,they christened the place.

Wednesday, September 12th 1962 - building (or part of them), children and staff came together and Burnt Mill Comprehensive was born.

Birth presumes conception and the story of the school goes back long before the foundations were dug. It began with a cold statistic on a piece of paper, for with the cussedness of children there were too many of them to be absorbed by existing schools and an additional one was necessary. Unlike other Harlow schools it could not be 'paired', and so sheer necessity made us 'Comprehensive'. We did not believe that children could be selected and segregated at 11; we were to meet the needs of their abilities and aptitudes as they developed. This was the principle of our being.

Embodied in Burnt Mill was another great ideal - that individual children matter; for however large the school might grow it would be just as strong or just as weak as the least of its members. We were ordained to have a caring regard for each and every child and given a house system to effect it.

From statistic to committee, from drawing board to concrete, from 1958 to 1962 Burnt Mill was nurtured : the quality of its life is left to us, for as we move towards maturity it is the standards we create in classroom and workshop, laboratory and studio, games field and theatre that will help us to realise ourselves, to respect one another and to forge a unity of purpose. We shall need to "Adventure in Faith"
 
W R Stirling

 Original Staff 1962

Original Burnt Mill Staff 1962

Back Row L to R ~ Dave Norfolk, Dan Rees, Bill Bloomfield, Mike Ratty, Gordon Godsman,Dave Sutherland

Middle Row L to R ~ Joan Williams, Alan Shine, Brian Barnes, Paul Sellars, Bob Smith, Finlay (Jock) Fraser, Philip Payne,
Derek Peasey, Anne Readman.

Front Row L to R ~ Anita Evans, John Derbyshire, George Halliwell, Ray Stirling (Head), Frank Auld, Anita Flateau (Secretary)

 

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