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10/05/21

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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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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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25/03/21

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BMAT has appointed a director to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities achieve their full potential. Marios Solomonides takes up post of Director of SEND with a mission to remove all barriers faced by children within BMAT schools. https://t.co/jWIcjKLtxl https://t.co/hsWxgX4m7z

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17/03/21

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Mark Hall Sports Centre

We are looking forward to reopening Mark Hall Sports Centre in line with the lifting of lockdown restrictions. For our full announcement and information on an online public meeting chaired by please visit: https://t.co/SJXzvhi9ci https://t.co/uKAStczrEh

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04/03/21

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BMAT are looking for an experienced Children’s Sports Club operator who may be interested in running an Outdoor Activity Camp at Mark Hall Sports this Easter. Please contact glynnl.org.uk https://t.co/iomMAwmuos

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15/02/21

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I’ll be on tomorrow afternoon chatting about mental health and our Lockdown Choir and Band at https://t.co/Na4srjyrJw

04/02/21

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If teaching from home is leaving you with aches and pains, try Sarah Power's quick and easy chair yoga exercises https://t.co/jrEu74Dq0z

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04/02/21

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BMAT have vacancies for an IT Technician and a Senior IT Technician based in Harlow with frequent travel to Harlow and Epping schools. For more information visit - https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/tnjVlXa7rc

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29/01/21

Teaching online is different than teaching face to face. We are so proud of our students and staff for adapting so quickly. We are overwhelmed by the positive feedback in the online review meetings held today. You are all amazing. Have a great weekend. https://t.co/yELKWRXskt

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29/01/21

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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/Q0yot71LNk

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27/01/21

Musical children are rediscovering their voices as they sing once again to take care of their mental health. https://t.co/qZhKle9CNl https://t.co/RODVIamEZ1

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19/01/21

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BMAT are recruiting additional staff to support the mass testing for COVID19 across our secondary schools in Newham (London), Harlow & Epping (Essex) and Stansted (Essex). Full details and application info: https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/sp3KUgt9K3

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30/12/20

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BMAT are recruiting a new team to support the mass testing for COVID19 across our secondary schools in Newham (London), Harlow & Epping (Essex) and Stansted (Essex). Full details and application info: https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/l1QBVVnarb

23/12/20

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HI there! We love to hear how Teams is being used! We really hope that the students enjoyed performing and got all the Santa-pplause they deserved!

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23/12/20

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Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a School Staff Instructor (SSI) and Outdoor Education Coordinator. For more information visit - https://t.co/CbaqYM1zFr https://t.co/e5YBYqnnf3

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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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