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27/05/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a SEND Admin Assistant 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/dkKc5Nie2j

26/05/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Head of Year (Non-Teaching) 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/feEtK2vgk6

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06/05/22

We're looking for a caretaker to work with us on Saturdays. If you're interested and would like to discuss the role, please contact recruitment.org.uk https://t.co/DAAjTAt5tc

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04/05/22

A day away from the school timetable helped students to develop into responsible young adults as they took part in a drop-down day as part of their personal, social, health and economic education. https://t.co/APbjwHVoRT https://t.co/OUyJVVSVVk

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28/04/22

Year 11 student, Oliver Bayliss, has been invited to attend the National Mathematics Summer School with the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust. https://t.co/OCgBb5HlqW https://t.co/vMwnQJbuXD

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22/04/22

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Today we officially opened our new library space It was wonderful to see the students' excited faces at seeing all the lovely new books and fresh new space to enjoy. Lots of books were read and loaned out too https://t.co/h1p4MDIIVE

20/04/22

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📢 We're Hiring! BMAT have a vacancy for an Executive Head of Geography working across and (Harlow, Essex) 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/X1n7JKMbyB

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08/04/22

Young netball players were inspired by the professionals as they watched their first game. A group of 23 students in Year 7 to 11 at Burnt Mill Academy watched their first professional netball match with https://t.co/Wz2pv6E5Uh https://t.co/AmTxGjcAAi

08/04/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for a Languages Teacher proficient in both French and Spanish 🇫🇷🇪🇸 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/qHOvuVsynC

05/04/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for a Deputy Safeguarding Lead. 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/PM2JullWsy

05/04/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for a Pastoral Support Manager. 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/Zgg5bSdJqh

23/03/22

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📢 We're Hiring! BMAT have a vacancy for an Executive Head of PE working across and (Harlow, Essex) 🏸 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/fJHoJYLBpH

23/03/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for a Deputy SENCO and Head of Nurture 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/cPkz3arX7b

23/03/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for an English Teacher 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/S9xJ5AxoRj

23/03/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for a History Teacher 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/zvGTWaSD6m

23/03/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for a Science Teacher 🧪 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/PM41e2grE3

23/03/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for a Religious Education Teacher 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/lf5jEwdgjo

23/03/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for a Geography Teacher 🌎 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/iqblCPRR21

22/03/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for a Head of Geography 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/9zFAgnZc4L

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14/03/22

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A brilliant day of Judo today, Jess winning all her fights becoming British Schools Champion 2022. 🥋🥇👏 https://t.co/bMNj65oBQP

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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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