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28/07/21

Burnt Mill Academy is pleased to have been able to contribute to this study by Daily contact COVID-19 testing for students effective at controlling transmission in schools | University of Oxford https://t.co/YFMt294G9l

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19/07/21

Burnt Mill Academy has been selected as part of the second round of the Prime Minister’s school rebuilding programme. 50 schools will be able to build new and improved facilities as part of the government programme. https://t.co/4zUD5TtD2j https://t.co/zLuvdicI1C

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19/07/21

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Department for Education

We’ve announced the next 50 of the 500 schools to benefit from major rebuilding work, as part of our pledge to give every child access to the best classrooms, no matter where they live in England. The head of Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow tells us the difference this will make. https://t.co/RINxVzSvag

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19/07/21

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Sir Frederick Gibberd College and 6th Form

Dear Thank you for giving us a home for two years. Without you we wouldn't have existed. We will be eternally grateful and never forget your kindness. Have a wonderful summer. SFG 💙♥️💛BMA https://t.co/cFFBbcJQey

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08/07/21

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BMAT

We're Hiring! 🎉 We have a variety of catering roles available in our primary and secondary schools in Harlow (Essex). 🧑‍🍳 Full details of our Cook Supervisor and Catering Assistant roles can be seen on https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/iSdR9aoZZ8

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08/07/21

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BMAT

Out Now! 🌟 The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/aqc2Xy6VVz https://t.co/KdyaAhJ1Aq

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02/07/21

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Mark Hall Sports Centre

We're proud to announce that we are joining the as part of the launch of a new and exciting campaign 🎉 We have a variety of Free taster sessions for Over 65s Families and Kids🥊 Find our schedule and booking links on https://t.co/xbEiNSp1Cr https://t.co/wtxZsZoGGv

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21/06/21

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Mr Beezy

Had a great time motivating the students at today, been getting some nice messages from the students who were present for the talk https://t.co/lmCGNAeDsu

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11/06/21

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HARLOW ROCK SCHOOL

RT. Calling all budding rockstars. Open auditions Friday 7-9pm come on in -Katherines Hatch join a band and build confidence and friendships https://t.co/71EZ9L8GRZ

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11/06/21

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BMAT

BMAT recently appointed a director of to help children to reach their full potential. The former headteacher has started his work by bringing together experts from across the Trust to share best practise. https://t.co/dXL7gGTkgX https://t.co/btrvCXMwsv

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07/06/21

Young people are racing to join relaunched sport clubs as restrictions ease. Students at Burnt Mill are signing up for after-school clubs as they reopen after lockdown. More than 50 Year 7 to 11 students are attending each club. ⚽️ https://t.co/Szui0viTqA https://t.co/QEkdhyT0ZC

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18/05/21

What better way to learn about reproduction than to watch chickens hatch live? That was how students in the Year 8 nurture group at Burnt Mill Academy accessed the key part of the curriculum. https://t.co/wfQJ8bxtYZ https://t.co/2gziMEMRyn

12/05/21

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Jessy Ahluwalia

Wonderful speech from Spoke Scholar - clearly had a blast doing the Scholars Programme!

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10/05/21

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BMAT

Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a HR Officer. For more information visit https://t.co/P5BQrFQBd8 https://t.co/q5Ywc90mE8

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28/04/21

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Our SEND director is on twitter so please follow for SEND specific content. You can read more about the role here: https://t.co/jWIcjKLtxl https://t.co/slQON8gLZw

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16/04/21

An American author paid a personal, virtual, visit to children to help them to overcome the challenges they face in life. Students studying ASDAN life skills at Burnt Mill Academy enjoyed reading Mockingbird so much they contacted author . https://t.co/atRIGtcNLS https://t.co/dy9GncGXHE

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12/04/21

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The efforts of teachers, support staff and teams in our family of schools have resulted in 30 industry accolades. Schools within BMAT have attracted a high number of nominations in this year’s Essex Teaching Awards. https://t.co/LfPYvlNgdY https://t.co/gneRlgCAts

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06/04/21

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BMAT have a vacancy for an Estates & Facilities Assistant working across our Primary and Secondary Schools in Harlow, Essex. For more information visit https://t.co/MNldj0Ml52 https://t.co/ifinsNm5Gg

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28/03/21

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Department of Health and Social Care

There are false reports that lateral flow tests can give you cancer. These rapid tests have been rigorously tested and are safe. The swabs are sterilised with ethylene oxide to ensure they are safe to use. It is one of the most commonly used sterilisation tools. https://t.co/lYWDRluMUh

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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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