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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

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

13/05/19

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

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

01/05/19

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Speakers Trust

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

01/05/19

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Rudolph Walker

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

29/04/19

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BMAT

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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Speakers Trust

“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.

24/04/19

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BMAT

A day dedicated to exercise saw schoolchildren complete a million skips. The primary schools within BMAT in Harlow and Stansted – , , , and - took part in . https://t.co/yGvqBr2hJW https://t.co/BC8TvlDo4j

23/04/19

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The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities - is now available to view online. It can be found under the news menu on each of our school websites or you can view directly from this link - https://t.co/YuynITeqtu https://t.co/Dr9ywOBZkz

23/04/19

Top universities are within reach of brilliant teenagers from Harlow. Year 9 and 10 students at Burnt Mill Academy were selected to take part in the Brilliant Club by . https://t.co/FF5E6iDqMx https://t.co/rBPrcbzbtc

04/04/19

Watching professional dancers perform has inspired youngsters to take centre stage in their school production. A group of 40 Key Stage 3 students from Burnt Mill Academy went to billed as the “world’s biggest dance event” - at https://t.co/MkLHS01PLS

03/04/19

Lead Practitioner Maths, Burnt Mill Academy, Harlow CM20 3EZ https://t.co/Buc2SYRpp7

03/04/19

Young musicians are being introduced to opportunities within their home town. A group of 40 GCSE music students from Burnt Mill Academy attended a performance by Harlow Symphony Orchestra at St John’s Arts. https://t.co/obEZ8oJqGV https://t.co/KmPLFcf4Kj

01/04/19

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Livewire

can you guys help? Can we get a big vote from all of your students? Any age can vote,all you need is an email address! We desperately need our towns support so we can support our towns Yong people! This is forall of us!! https://t.co/kZXI8Ap8wA

29/03/19

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A teacher’s contribution has been recognised with a Mayor’s Award. Kayleigh Trainor, acting assistant head for achievement and outcomes at , has been awarded the Mayor of Redbridge’s Contribution in Support of Young People Award. https://t.co/SPC6xEiPKO https://t.co/sKBewvwvGd

29/03/19

Students at Burnt Mill Academy will take GCSE exams this summer. In preparation, they were visited by who offers assemblies “with high energy, humour and a motivational message to give your students the reality check they need” https://t.co/lhf8eHWG5q https://t.co/M0nU7OPJ1E

26/03/19

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Ten widths of a swimming pool, five laps of a playground on a bike and a run around a school field saw pupils become triathletes. Pupils from primary schools within the BMAT group of schools in Harlow competed for the third year in a triathlon. Full story https://t.co/LSKkoB90hB https://t.co/DazpvIChyN

26/03/19

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Ricky J Norwood

It’s always an honour to work with and the Foundation!😊 This year for our edition I’m working with in ! My Yr7 group of ladies have been working really hard!💪 We’re all so excited! 🤪 Come join us😁Ticket info👇 💛 https://t.co/jXiICCrwCL

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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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