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16/12/19

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Dr Katherine Forsey

We are very much looking forward to working with the students in the studio and seeing their ideas grow in to published activities.

16/12/19

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Dave Ramsey

Thank you very much for coming in to see use again. The students really enjoyed the presentations and are very excited to continue developing their ideas further with .

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16/12/19

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Dr Katherine Forsey

Thoroughly impressed with the Year 10 & 11 students Academy who presented their activities to the team today. Their ideas were innovative, educational, fun and very well articulated. Great working with again too. https://t.co/u3KDuPRz4c https://t.co/U12ZJFzrYN

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16/12/19

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Dr Katherine Forsey

Excited to be heading back to Academy with . Since my last visit in July, Year 10 have been designing their own activities. Today they are presenting their work. I can't wait to see their creations! https://t.co/MLKum2H3O1 https://t.co/CxnH0eFpq5

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16/12/19

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Families flocked to check out a unique sixth form which offers the opportunity for students to study both academic and vocational courses at the same time. https://t.co/O2zTlBrsI1 https://t.co/UXbfopKFnp

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13/12/19

Students from had an amazing experience during their days , programming robots and using Virtual Reality, considering the future of pharmaceutics. Thank you to our sponsors, GSK for their continued support and the opportunities for our learners. https://t.co/Ks3m83UXqd

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06/12/19

Our Year 10’s working on perseverance, creativity, problem solving and team work based on the essential skills. A great way to finish the week learning employability skills. https://t.co/QtmMY3gjIp

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06/12/19

Year 10 students starting their activities on building their work and life skills in preparation for their work experience next week. https://t.co/v9QS13Y25W

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03/12/19

Students are really enjoying the live stream event this morning. https://t.co/qmEExpYo68

29/11/19

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High praise for our academy from "What BMAT is doing in Harlow is incredible. I have seen it in action in several BMAT schools. The Trust has made massive changes to this school and it has already seen incredible results." Well done to the team at https://t.co/imgVKWK3H6

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29/11/19

Our devoted school has received praise from a visiting politician. Robert , Harlow’s most recent MP, took a tour of BMAT STEM Academy and met with students studying , and . https://t.co/1dE21xrLqa https://t.co/raiwQuAkEB

26/11/19

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Worth a read Creative subjects can be combined with STEM subjects. Research the links and discover the pathways. Relevant for GCSE options/A level subject choices and general career inspiration! https://t.co/ynRUsOXydO

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26/11/19

Our unique business focused school is sending teenagers out to the world of work once again as part of their studies. Year 11 students at BMAT STEM Academy undertook a week of work experience earlier this year to get a taste of the working world. https://t.co/GOoYh8xdeh https://t.co/3LkdB0CZvp

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20/11/19

WE ARE HIRING - Employment Engagement Officer We are looking for a highly motivated and creative Employment Engagement Officer to build links with local businesses and to ensure all students enjoy the best opportunities for workplace skills placements. https://t.co/7UprhQQyiT https://t.co/FVbCal7bbj

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19/11/19

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WE ARE HIRING - Estates and Facilities Assistants We are looking for Estates and Facilities Assistants on a temporary and casual relief basis. These roles have flexible working hours – weekdays, evenings and weekends. Email recruitment.org.uk Phone (01279) 621572 https://t.co/kpFHPunXxB

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19/11/19

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WE ARE HIRING - Catering Assistants We are looking for Catering Assistants on a temporary and casual relief basis. These roles are part-time during the school day, term-time only and flexible. Email recruitment.org.uk Phone (01279) 621572 https://t.co/IYV11rP3PW

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11/11/19

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Current Vacancies - We have a variety of teaching and non teaching roles available across our trust - https://t.co/UCU0OUBsP0 https://t.co/NVv0yhJHSn

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06/11/19

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Dementia, Delirium and Frailty Conference 05/11/19

Thank you to everyone that was able to join us yesterday 😁👍 | | Let us know & share with others what you learnt and what you’ll be taking forwards into practice ✅ https://t.co/FpMu6c2kOK

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06/11/19

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One week to go! Join us at School on Tuesday 12th November to continue ! Register your interest online at https://t.co/Mp11JwgekH https://t.co/6SQ2Gm8Ew0

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05/11/19

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Gratnells Engineering inspires school students to consider careers in STEM

Gratnells Engineering inspires school students to consider careers in STEM

Posted: 24th January 2019

The Harlow-based manufacturer is committed to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing subjects to young people and recently welcomed local school students on-site for a day of activities.

Historically known as the leading name in school storage in over 68 countries of the world (and the producer of the iconic Gratnells Tray) Gratnells Engineering has developed into a multi-sector manufacturer capable of providing high-volume laser cutting, powder coating and bespoke metal solutions to a wide range of customers.

The company has previously supported campaigns such as the F1 in Schools’ program, the Year of Engineering and most recently, has developed key relationships with educational institutions in the local area such as BMAT STEM Academy. The business has become a Gold Level sponsor to the school this year, which will see them provide support and opportunities for students to further their understanding of manufacturing and play a role in product development.

As part of this initiative, the Gratnells factory recently welcomed a group of 20 BMAT STEM students on-site, giving presentations about the company history, providing insight into areas such as quality control and delivering experiences such as tours of the impressive facilities. The students were introduced to the different roles and responsibilities found in a typical manufacturing environment and were set an activity to evaluate a real, current prototype product using evaluation sheets, followed by making prototype designs and layouts for their own ideas.

Every student completed a feedback form at the end of the day and these almost unanimously stated the tour of the impressive Gratnells facility was the favourite part of the day. This included a chance to see some exciting Powder Coating, Injection Moulding and Laser Cutting machinery in action, producing many of the classroom tools and equipment they use in school every day. Designed to showcase the variety of manufacturing solutions Gratnells Engineering provides, students also had the opportunity to witness primary metal work, such as drilling, tapping, folding and welding; as well as foam cutting and vac forming taking place.

The importance of health and safety in the factory environment was reiterated throughout with the wearing of high vis jackets and following of specified walkways and crossings.

Dave Ramsey, Assistant Head Teacher at BMAT STEM, said “The students had a brilliant experience and a number of them have said that they want to work for Gratnells in the future! We really appreciate all the effort the team put into the students’ experience both on the day and the impact working with the company is having on their learning. Students have been inspired and can’t wait to start using some of the ideas in lessons and in their project work.”

Chloe Winyard, Gratnells Engineering Marketing Assistant, commented, “The students from BMAT STEM were so engaged and came up with some really brilliant ideas. We are delighted the tour in particular proved popular and we hope to have inspired some of the students to consider a future career in a STEM subject. Grantells Engineering has a long history of offering opportunities to students and just last year saw three apprentices convert into full-time members of staff.”

Chloe is herself working towards a CIM qualification - further evidence she says, of her employer’s commitment to education, “By supporting my continued development, Gratnells Engineering are showing they truly believe in personal progression. If we continue to show the importance to keep learning ourselves, we hope we can inspire others to do the same.”

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