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18/03/19

The newest group of young sport leaders have been called upon for their first important job. Burnt Mill Academy appoints students as sports leaders to help run specialist PE sessions for children with SEND at the school. https://t.co/pczkQQ8sAv https://t.co/2jZhjaTohm

18/03/19

Young leaders are inspiring their peers to be on their very best behaviour at school. Members of the Student Senior Leadership Team are taking responsibility for ensuring classmates demonstrate good behaviour at all times and have perfect attendance. https://t.co/qZktdx9W2M

14/03/19

New habits are being cultivated in young people to give them access to a worldly-wise future. The group of schools are working to create a more modern curriculum full of knowledge to enable young people to compete on the world stage. Full story https://t.co/aQR13Pvi37 https://t.co/A7Pb9mFLrv

26/02/19

Our school is working to raise vital funds for a local hospice. Burnt Mill Academy has been supporting in the town for the last two years. Full story - https://t.co/giZ7rdNrBJ https://t.co/gUgypcW4Jx

25/02/19

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'A wonderful group of Year 7 art students at designed this fabulous Winter Walkies window display for our charity shop, Scarlet Vintage & Retro! 😍🐶🐾 The students designed this practically pawfect window display at an after-school art club.' https://t.co/wjxcCPJzsJ

22/02/19

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Thank you to all the students that came to Valentine's Disco! We made £112 for 💕💖💘💝 https://t.co/NDRQGaOb1O

22/02/19

. actor Ricky Norwood is devoting time to developing the talents of Harlow youngsters. Burnt Mill Academy was introduced to the Inter-School Drama Award by its founder Rudolph Walker. Full story - https://t.co/K6WwJEJWmD https://t.co/L2RzK2mg1p

21/02/19

Every student in Burnt Mill Academy is rolling up their sleeves and cleaning up their environment. The head girl and head boy felt the school grounds were becoming untidy with too much litter dropped on the floor. Full Story - https://t.co/fFUlI2r36I https://t.co/7ovqMahX6J

21/02/19

Lego masters from Harlow have been selected to take part in the UK finals of an engineering competition. The Year 9 Lego robotics club from Burnt Mill Academy are through to the national finals of the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge. Full story https://t.co/AC6tWZwa6X https://t.co/RnRO9NPv8H

19/02/19

Two Harlow school girls are proving they are among the best in the country at trampolining. Burnt Mill Academy students Shannon Waterman and Lois Tappenden represent their school in national competitions in the sport. Full story - https://t.co/DnydFyCCrR https://t.co/RgdTjEt8xT

13/02/19

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Well done to those students from , proudly representing . Good luck with the competition! https://t.co/GBEkbXR0B4

13/02/19

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Fantastic support as ever from students as Young Leaders today at our Eastern Regional Final between Essex, Herts and Cambridgeshire https://t.co/9KieSjnqD3

13/02/19

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Well done to on winning their first East Regional Championship today Report, photos and results here - https://t.co/4j944XqXsJ Thanks also to our leaders from https://t.co/i1XEa7ECJ6

12/02/19

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Two days until Valentine's disco!! 💕💝💘💖💕 https://t.co/QYK4K07lm7

08/02/19

A brand-new show choir is bringing smiles to the faces of its audiences. Burnt Mill Academy has launched the performance choir to breathe new life into performances by encouraging singers to move and dance as they sing. Full story - https://t.co/WErvzWsNwo https://t.co/yHOYAOVi6x

07/02/19

A TV actor is taking time out of his filming schedule to coach teenagers in Harlow. , who plays Patrick Truman in the long-running soap opera, is working with students at Burnt Mill Academy. Full story - https://t.co/sEMLhyqZLf https://t.co/e10z2nvIsc

07/02/19

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I had a fantastic day - thanks to all the teachers, volunteers & all the impressive young people, including who shared these inspiring words “We are students today, engineers tomorrow” https://t.co/v2DPTx0jlS

06/02/19

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New vacancies have been added to our website. A variety of teaching and support roles across our trust - https://t.co/UCU0OUBsP0 https://t.co/S5v0fwV9Yh

31/01/19

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Vacancy - Lead Practitioner with responsibility for Maths at Harlow, CM20. https://t.co/2sBbeQixZM https://t.co/OQYgHUX0zv

31/01/19

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Vacancy - Lead Practitioner with responsibility for English at Harlow, CM20. https://t.co/6ua483tGNy https://t.co/b90hXsLR2Q

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World Book Day

World Book Day

Posted: 14th March 2019

New habits are being cultivated in young people to give them access to a worldly-wise future.

The BMAT group of schools are working to create a more modern curriculum full of knowledge to enable young people to compete on the world stage.

At Burnt Mill Academy Year 7 and 8 students start every registration with reading, they are challenged to put a Word of the Week into their communication and work and three days each week the Read to Succeed programme sees Year 9 to 11 reading leaders read with their younger peers for half-an-hour to improve ability.

Subject leaders across the school are ensuring homework is set that requires students to read more and students are filming videos to give parents tips on how to support their children with reading.

That work continued on World Book Day as Year 7 and 8 students were challenged to analyse an article from a national broadsheet newspaper.

Shaheen Khan, assistant headteacher responsible for reading, said: “Children will not improve the vocabulary they arrived at secondary school with unless we do this work. Most exams require a reading age of 15 to 17, so we must make sure our children’s vocabulary continues to improve, along with their ability to decode text and comprehend.

“Their careers from now are completely different to what we had. Everything is on the computer. If they cannot decode quickly and comprehend, they are going to be left behind in the workplace. It is absolutely essential we get children reading widely from a very young age.

“We are trying to build habits. We are starting with the younger year groups with the intention they keep it going.”

The work is already seeing a shift in culture and attitudes at the school.

Mrs Khan said: “If you stop anyone in Year 7 or 8, they will happily discuss the books they are reading, the storylines and characters. We are trying to break the ‘uncool’ stigma, so that it becomes socially acceptable to be proficient readers and to read widely.

“We want to be in a position that when we ask our young people if they read a newspaper that their reply is ‘of course I do’. We cannot make them world citizens if we do not give them the right tools.

“This is what we do at Burnt Mill.”

On world Book Day, students also took part in a book swap; teachers read paragraphs from their favourite books and explained why they loved them; each lesson in Key Stage 3 started with a Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) session; and students took part in quizzes.

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