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15/09/19

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Robert Ayers

Great to see feature in September’s edition of the 😁👍 thank you Taylor for writing the content 👏👏 https://t.co/KMNeLhLr1z

15/09/19

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Mr Andrew

This weeks homework done. 28.42 for my 5.1 km park run. Reminder to all , running club is a great way to get over the hump of the week. Wednesday 4-5.

13/09/19

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Robert Halfon MP ~Working Hard for Harlow~

Thank you for the great feedback ! Thank you for coming and so glad your students enjoyed it 😊😊

13/09/19

We’ve got so many more industry contacts to follow up!

13/09/19

Thank you for interacting with our students. They all found the experience really useful. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Academy.

13/09/19

We are here! The students are really enjoying talking to the huge range of employers.

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02/09/19

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Children at risk of being permanently excluded from school are being offered a lifeline. BMAT is working closely with to fill the gap in the provision of alternative education. https://t.co/MckLjg0Atn https://t.co/VyvwtCcdje

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27/08/19

“BMAT STEM has done so well in such a short amount of time. It is amazing. I hope they continue to pitch at that level for the future. If this is the beginning, imagine how great it will be in five years’ time.” Well done, Tara! https://t.co/1JU7wXRqBB https://t.co/vsPu7nA3p3

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27/08/19

“He has been coming on in leaps and bounds this year. BMAT STEM has been amazing for reaching into Josh and finding his potential. He is excited for his future and what that might entail.” Well done, Josh! https://t.co/1JU7wXRqBB https://t.co/mH08RdfQQ6

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27/08/19

“It was a big decision for Alan to move to BMAT STEM. He is into technology and likes robotics, computers and science, so it gave him a lot to think about. BMAT STEM has been the right choice for him.” Well done, Alan! https://t.co/1JU7wXRqBB https://t.co/7BCMASuOy1

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22/08/19

The first ever cohort of BMAT STEM Academy students have collected their GCSE results. https://t.co/VBdbKGfgpL https://t.co/fsUHzUHTSM

22/08/19

Well done to our first cohort of students on your amazing results. You’ve done us proud and we’re really excited for next year. Enjoy the last weeks of the summer!

22/08/19

Well done . Amazing results.

21/08/19

At BMA, Year 11 results will be available from 9am. Year 9 and 10 results will be available from 10am.

20/08/19

will be open from 9am on Thursday for students to collect GCSE examination results. Please note that a parent must have a signed letter from the student to collect results on their behalf. We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday!

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26/07/19

Students attending our business focused school have put all they have learnt into practise in the working world. Year 10 students at BMAT STEM Academy spent a week taking part in work experience. https://t.co/7GjvYTpfLd https://t.co/Z9vtbxw7eW

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19/07/19

How science features in the world around us was demonstrated to young scientists. on Tour brought the subject to students at BMAT STEM Academy. Fellow students from schools also got to experience the Careering Into Science show. https://t.co/z8nwuIM6AL https://t.co/pwsucb0EYE

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19/07/19

Quick-fire STEM challenges enabled students to practise all they have learnt in their specialist school. took their What’s In The Tray activity to BMAT STEM Academy. https://t.co/UyNSwMztmf https://t.co/UyNSwMztmf https://t.co/9X0WrdyHbP

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19/07/19

STEM students put all they had learnt into practise when they welcomed younger peers into their unique school. The STEM Creator Team – students with leadership roles – lead the Stemletts Day and welcomed Year 6 pupils into school. https://t.co/AfvMGAD3WC https://t.co/atKIWknTyI

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17/07/19

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Students were given an opportunity to sample their new school before they join in September. A group of 56 students will join Year 10 at BMAT STEM Academy in the new school year. They will be only the second cohort of students to join the school. https://t.co/wKEGlDXGMn https://t.co/pRfMWsPeYj

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BMAT STEM Welcomes First Cohort

BMAT STEM Welcomes First Cohort

Posted: 22nd August 2018

The first cohort of students set to attend a specialist STEM school have had a taste of their unique future.

The group of 50 students who will join Year 10 of the new BMAT STEM Academy from September took part in an induction day.

The school is working closely with local employer partners to carve out a curriculum which will help to fill the major skills gap in the area.

Students looking to pursue careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) have been attracted to the school as it offers the latest technology, high-end facilities and expertise in those industries.

New subjects students at the school will be able to study include GCSEs in engineering, astronomy, statistics, computer science and 3D design.

With securing skilled jobs for its young people the ultimate aim, the school operates like the workplace – with traditional school uniform replaced with office wear and detentions swapped for HR meetings with the head to discuss conduct.

Enrichment lessons will form the last hour of every day, up to 4pm, to help to develop students’ personal skills and attributes, as outlined by employers.

Lisa Tooley, head of school, said: “Each half-term, students will be given targets to meet which are bespoke to them. They will cover attendance, progress and enrichment. Students will meet with the Senior Leadership Team each half-term to review those targets and to make sure they are on track, producing a file of evidence, just like they would be expected to do in the workplace.

“The more they achieve, the higher the band of rewards they will receive, such as trips and internship opportunities.”

Students took part in a team challenge to get to know their new classmates and their surroundings, hunting around the building for answers to questions about the school’s sponsor – BMAT – key members of staff and procedures.

Teams were then give a £100 budget and access to a shop of items from rulers and cello tape to glue and sticks and challenged to build a tower which stood one metre tall and could withstand the weight of a pack of jelly sweets.

The rest of the day was spent sampling lessons in computer science, engineering, astronomy, 3D design and science.

Engineering teacher David Ramsey said: “Engineering is one of the subjects not available in many schools because of a lack of resources and expertise. We are very lucky to have both and to be able to teach these challenging courses.

“There is a national shortage of engineers and so anyone with these qualifications will be able to walk into a job with a good level of pay and opportunities to travel the world.”

It was this range of subjects which attracted Courtney Loft to the school. She joins from Mark Hall Academy, in Harlow, and said: “My mum read about this school in the newspaper and thought it had the range of subjects I was interested in. Here, I can take subjects such as computer science and biology and I’m excited about that.”

For Thomas Caruso, moving across from Stewards Academy, in Harlow, the opportunity to be the person he wants to be is what made him choose the school. He said: “I like how they teach here; we are being encouraged to be independent and that is how you learn best.

“I am looking forward to 3D design and engineering; they are more the subjects I will be interested in studying.

“When this school opened, my parents could see how excited I became for the new opportunity. I am excited to get started.”

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