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06/07/20

Hundreds of children across Harlow are keeping busy with creative projects, thanks to a donation of art materials. As part of a national programme, families in the town have been given Let’s Create packs to enable them to access creative learning. https://t.co/rhnOEzqR99 https://t.co/jqekNib2ol

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25/06/20

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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/vQykuMBGEI

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09/06/20

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Students at BMAT secondary schools in Essex and London are being given direct access to their own careers advisor during lockdown. Mikaela Pinnock, BMAT careers guidance professional, is hosting virtual one to one guidance sessions with Year 10 students. https://t.co/oW8bz8Z5pa https://t.co/9PuqmbfBz4

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21/05/20

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Today ⁦⁩ we threw a surprise celebration for our Estates and Facilities Supervisor’s Big Birthday! It’s not the party he planned, due to , but we did our best to make it special 🍾 https://t.co/2yhJZCoQHH

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20/05/20

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Disadvantaged children have been provided with digital devices and unlimited broadband by their school to enable them to learn at home. https://t.co/gYx4PDbGaq https://t.co/oo3YYN5ZE7

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06/05/20

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BMAT are looking for community governors to work with our schools based in Epping, Harlow, Stansted (Essex) and Newham (London). For more info and to apply please contact governance.org.uk https://t.co/4PeEmoUn0z

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28/04/20

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Despite fighting for his life earlier this year, John Childs is doing all he can to support BMAT during the Coronavirus pandemic. He was left critically ill in January when a routine operation to remove kidney stones resulted in sepsis and pancreatitis. https://t.co/61UTG7i36g https://t.co/mYwBlpL2th

27/04/20

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This is 2nd year student, Daisy Perry, who makes us & is giving a run for his money & 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃 https://t.co/mRIVD9vE8t

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17/04/20

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Surgeons of the future got to learn more about the profession at an exclusive event. A group of students from , and , were given the opportunity to attend the Barber-Surgeons’ Hall in London. https://t.co/nFro3uPAkQ https://t.co/yNszmPPBxD

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09/04/20

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Children of Key Workers have been in our schools creating art thanking our NHS and Key Workers. At 8pm we will . Thank you from BMAT. https://t.co/x42sYGl8Ao

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07/04/20

A former student has returned to volunteer as a teacher during the Coronavirus shutdown. Daisy Perry left Burnt Mill Academy in 2015. Now, she is volunteering to help run PE lessons for children of key workers at Burnt Mill and neighbouring https://t.co/apBNoNCUrJ https://t.co/vC4azKLleq

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01/04/20

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More than 6,000 pieces of much-needed personal protection equipment (PPE) have been donated to the by the BMAT family of schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London. https://t.co/2kuQZH6YbV https://t.co/N3GTShyrVC

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01/04/20

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We’ve emptied our stocks across our schools and this morning ⁦⁩ has delivered over 3000 pieces of PPE equipment to the ⁦⁩ to protect those on the front line treating . https://t.co/A6v7BKLzeB

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31/03/20

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A teacher is reaching out to her neighbourhood in support of those struggling with social isolation during the Coronavirus shutdown. https://t.co/4fScnRpyBe https://t.co/xq6Bcd0ziG

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30/03/20

Studies into Greek myths took curious students on a tour of . Year 7 students from Burnt Mill Academy spent a day at the prestigious university’s classics faculty as part of their English studies on Greek Myths and Northern Lights texts. https://t.co/RJBSa5mKpC https://t.co/zF163tejsz

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27/03/20

Anxious and depressed young people are getting professional support as their school teams up with the NHS and Department for Education (). Burnt Mill Academy is part of the DfE and NHS funded Mental Health Trailblazer project. https://t.co/xiGcBUhGIr https://t.co/BpqcpTffXy

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09/03/20

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This Wednesday! Interested in studying subjects in Key Stage 5? Come along to our Sixth Form open evening (Harlow CM20) on Wednesday 11th March. Register online at https://t.co/ON2TBeo0J9 https://t.co/Ex0n72VUdX

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04/03/20

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ONE WEEK TO GO! Interested in studying subjects in Key Stage 5? Come along to our Sixth Form open evening (Harlow CM20) on Wednesday 11th March. Register online at bmatsix.og https://t.co/tPXSIgPDEM

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03/03/20

Burnt Mill Academy are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer, interested in schools and education, to join our local governing board as a community governor. To register your interest please fill out the contact form on https://t.co/Y2UzI6QV5T https://t.co/H4FOhvLF2q

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27/02/20

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Burnt Mill Academy: Learning is extended beyond the classroom for students https://t.co/9HvAEkJx1H https://t.co/pXIaE5mt4d

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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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