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Thank you to the Company for delivering a great session for our year 7s 🧩 pic.twitter.com/Ir87zxYV1Q

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🚗 Year 7 students have been taking part in a Road Safety workshop. 🎭 Thank you to theatre group for the great session. pic.twitter.com/mXkNPOoxPv

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"I can't put into words how much our group enjoyed the tour."It was an honour and pleasure to welcome back students from the class of '63!A tour was hosted by our longest serving member of staff, Mr Hargreaves, before a presentation and discussion on the rebuild programme. pic.twitter.com/3usnKiFo6K


🏫🏗️ It was great to be able to talk to so many prospective students and families about our rebuilding project at our open evening. If you were unable to attend, or would like to know more, book onto one of our upcoming school tours: https://t.co/V7MRw6tcsQ pic.twitter.com/4E81peW8Ru

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😃 Thank you to everyone who visited us yesterday for our open evening.It was lovely to meet so many prospective students and parents. If you were unable to attend, or would like to visit us again, please book onto one of our School Tours: https://t.co/SHI6IqhEau pic.twitter.com/IIXV9v5IEc

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Excellent evening at Sonny touched a lung and heart, created art, used a laser cutter, ate freshly made pizza, bounced on a trampoline, learnt about rewards and enrichments, met some beautiful young people, spoke to passionate teachers & was inspired by the head! pic.twitter.com/CXITftU3Do

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TODAY!Open Evening from 5:30pm - 8:30pm.We're looking forward to meeting all our prospective students and families. pic.twitter.com/qNJVocHpQw

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OPEN EVENINGWe're looking forward to welcoming prospective families to view our school on Tuesday 12th September. The event runs from 5:30pm - 8:30pm with Headteacher speeches at 6pm and 7pm. pic.twitter.com/PtS6XgMQ01

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"I started my revision early and made sure I enjoyed my subjects and worked hard. I did everything I possibly could to get these results."Congratulations to Hannah, who will now study history, English literature, maths and further maths.https://t.co/5Rjst5gAHC pic.twitter.com/7kDcjikF3c

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"We are extremely proud of the achievements of our students who have worked incredibly hard." - Laura McGlashan, Head of schoolWell done to all students collecting their #GCSEResultshttps://t.co/JaF5QMqJaP pic.twitter.com/hneZdlSd7s


🪖 Year 9 students visited Ypres, Somme and Arras as part of a Battlefields tour for their History studies.⚫️ 2 of our students were chosen to lay a poppy wreath as part of the Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate.💬 "I feel like now we get to understand what they felt like" pic.twitter.com/24aXpEnGke


Absolutely brilliant time my son had, well done to the organisers.


Absolutely brilliant time my son had, well done to the organisers.


☀️ The sun was shining down on KS3 as they celebrated the diversity within our school community at the Cultural Summerfest👘 Hundreds of students took part in the event with traditional dress and flags on show🥫 Money was raised at the event for pic.twitter.com/EX04iVQZSt

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FREE summer activities for 11-16yr olds Book in now for a summer of music and fun https://t.co/RtSxayzzAa pic.twitter.com/UNugsJE2Qd

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FREE summer activities for 11-16yr olds Book in now for a summer of music and fun https://t.co/RtSxayzzAa pic.twitter.com/UNugsJE2Qd


📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for an Administrative Assistant📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our websitehttps://t.co/KHQ9Ta1iAE


📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for an Administrative Assistant📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our websitehttps://t.co/KHQ9Ta1iAE

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🙌 THANK YOU MR YOUNG ⭐️#ThankATeacherDay23⁰#ThankATeacherDay⁰#ThankATeacher pic.twitter.com/7pvLkXwkFg

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🙌 THANK YOU MS BRADY ⭐️#ThankATeacherDay23⁰#ThankATeacherDay⁰#ThankATeacher pic.twitter.com/0hYaYsTfwM

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At Burnt Mill Academy we believe that every student should have every opportunity to see how their studies will relate to the world of work. Our objective has been and will always be, to help all students be aware of the many opportunities that are available and how their studies will help them to succeed in life.

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the providers’ education or training offers. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Alaric Cook - Head of Careers

Employers & Parents/Carers

If you would like to contribute to our careers programme, please contact Alaric Cook at cooka@burntmill.essex.sch.uk 

Pupil entitlement

 All pupils in years 11-16 are entitled to:

  • find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point; in accordance with the requirements set out in the ‘Baker Clause’ 2018
  • hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
  • understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.


Management of provider access requests

We welcome requests from local or national providers to inform and advise our year 8 to year 11 students about their options for vocational and technical education routes. In the first instance, please complete a contact form for the attention of our Careers Lead Mr A Cook.

Opportunities for access

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers.

Management of this policy

Being part of an academy helps us to develop this strategy in a very meaningful way.

  • We prepare our students from the very beginning and focus on the key interpersonal skills needed to succeed, which many students from under privileged areas lack when they leave secondary schools.
  • We place our students on a fast track to develop the essential skill set to tackle the wonderful variety of careers around us.
  • Students are given unique opportunities across the five years, made aware of the incredible array of career pathways, given the chance to meet and hear from, individuals and organisations first hand and head out on trips to a whole range of different career events and places of work, which open their minds to the wonderful opportunities out there.
  • We have managed to develop some outstanding links across the trust with some of the most successful businesses across the world and regularly have representatives from some of the largest employers spend time with students in the school, as well as having older students go out on work experience opportunities.
  • We are constantly looking out for ways to improve further and really provide the best for our students
  • The Burnt Mill Academy Trust has appointed a Director of Careers to develop a career development program based on the Gatsby Benchmarks as laid out in the new guidance from DFE published in December 2017 and supported by The Careers and Enterprise Company, part of the London Enterprise Advisor network in partnership with the GLA, LEAP and the Mayors fund for London.

Any student or parent/carer at Burnt Mill Academy can book a meeting with our Careers Lead Mr A Cook by calling the school on 01279 300555.

Our Commitment from September 2018 and beyond:

We will ensure a stable and well run careers program:

1.  Every pupil will have access to good quality informaton about future study options and labour market opportunities.

2.  We will address the need of every pupil.

3.  We ensure all teachers link curriculum learning to careers.

4.  We will ensure all students have encourters with employers

5.  Every pupil will have firsthand experience of a workplacement environment.

6.  All students will have an understanding of the full range of opportunities in higher education.

7.  All students will have access to personal career guidance.

Career days by Year Group

A program of activities both within and outside school premises will be devised and implemented, which will combine many of the things the school is already doing, but enhance it to a whole new level by 2020. Examples of what is planned are outlined below.

Year 7 & 8 – Public speaking, presentation and team building workshops. With the aim to increase self confidence levels and introduce work related skills into school life.

Year 9 & 10 – Building upon the work in Year 7 & 8, pupils will be given a careers insight visit to a business to experience how school relates to the world of work. Further workshops will develop management skills in preparation for GCSE study, while enhancing the skills introduced in the Year 7 & 8 workshops.

Year 11 – The focus will be ensuring successful applications for post 16 study and work, through workshops focusing on successful CV and letters of application. Each pupil will have the opportunity to learn from a mock interview from a local business or educational provider. Assemblies will include presentations from a range of post 16 providers.  There are also opportunities to have a week’s work experience at the end of their GCSE exams in Y10.

All pupils have the opportunity to attend career lunch presentations from a range of professionals

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