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08/07/21

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Shahid Sardar

has an incredible history and an inspiring story of leaving General Electric and joining a diabetes tech following his son's diagnosis of T1D. Perfect for our students from https://t.co/MwzmUZCkAx

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08/07/21

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Students and teaching colleagues from listen and joining the discussion at the ’s Diabetes conference. Right now we’re hearing from and his powerful message https://t.co/xe3N2rMSap

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08/07/21

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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/KdyaAhJ1Aq

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11/06/21

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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

27/05/21

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Rachel Bartlett

Delighted to be partnered with , such a talented group of young people. The can't wait to see their final designs! https://t.co/4X15i2gu7T

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27/05/21

What a great afternoon! Year 10 working on their sponsor project from , Year 11 learning about the science of chocolate and Year 12 economists learning about Monopolies in the best way possible. https://t.co/mF7YMWsUz1

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07/05/21

Our first amazing cohort of wonderful sixth form students are loving their graduation. Achieving 3 1st and 7 2nd class degrees. https://t.co/gHplRez50S

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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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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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19/03/21

What better way to end the week than with and leading a session on LEGO mindstorms engineering and programming. The first event of many for our students over the coming months. https://t.co/mvQMRqX2hS

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07/03/21

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Your Harlow

Great work experience partnership between and https://t.co/AaeoC9LSip https://t.co/tnhSa9RbGb

05/03/21

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Stephanie Lawton

It was a real privilege to be part of the programme this week, fantastic presentations from the students. Future workforce in the making. https://t.co/CZfCJfVihP

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05/03/21

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Karen Kingsmill

What a great finish to the virtual work experience today - seeing the students present their ideas for addressing wicked problems in the to the Board of Directors. Some thought provoking, evidence based suggestions, and well delivered presentations 👏👏👏 https://t.co/bHpin5E0C6

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04/03/21

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I had the privilege of hearing students from years 10, 11 & 12 from present to our Board of Directors addressing three wicked problems that exist in the The presentations were excellent 👏 & the recommendations were built on great evidence. Thank you & well done https://t.co/bh5yE4uU4z

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02/03/21

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This morning Taylor Higgitt (#QI Administrator) presented her career life story to over 100 students & teachers from From to substantive member of the Team. Super proud of Taylor & her journey so far https://t.co/cZe6PFE7sc

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02/03/21

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Karen Kingsmill

Day 2 of virtual work experience with Today students had a presentation from Taylor who began her career at PAH as an with They have also been hearing from who has been sharing her work life story https://t.co/suNpC7FkC5

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Apprentice inspires teenagers during special week

Apprentice inspires teenagers during special week

Posted: 11th February 2021

A pharmaceutical apprentice is inspiring other teenagers to follow her career path.

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, Abbie Williams has shared details of her educational journey and work with pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline.

The former Burnt Mill Academy student spoke to peers at BMAT STEM Academy during the week devoted to apprenticeships.

She told them: “I knew I was interested in biology and chemistry and knew I wanted to go down that route, but didn’t know what I wanted to study at university, so I found it difficult to find a course I would enjoy. I looked at apprenticeships and applied to GlaxoSmithKline as their work sounded exciting.

“I thought the apprenticeship route would start my career early, give me a secure job and get that industry experience from the start, whereas with university I would study for three years and then get the experience. It’s a great way to get experience while learning.

“The way I am allowed to grow and develop is great and I am made to feel really valued as a part of the company.”

Apprenticeships are open to students after their GCSEs or A-level/BTEC courses and allow students to earn while learning, working four days per week for a company and having a day release to complete their studies.

Throughout the week, students also joined a live online chat with UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) on CV writing and interview skills, joined a live online debate about apprenticeships versus university and joined a virtual meeting with ASK Apprenticeships to find out about different types of apprenticeships and how to apply for them.

Dave Ramsey, assistant headteacher at BMAT STEM, said: “Abbie was able to give students an insight they would not get from universities or employers. She told them about apprenticeships from a student’s perspective. It was really helpful for our students to hear from someone they can relate to as she went to Burnt Mill and is from their community.

“Apprenticeships are increasingly popular with students and companies and we are keen to ensure our students investigate this route alongside other options when deciding on their next steps. By introducing students to apprenticeships, we are helping to fill the skills gap and identify opportunities open to them.

“This week has given students an understanding of why an apprenticeship might be suitable for them. We are showing students there are lots of different options and routes available to them after their exams and telling them they need to consider them all.

“Students have learnt skills during this week that will be important for their future, whatever they decide to do. They need interview techniques and a strong CV to get to wherever they want to in life.

“Anything we can do to help to prepare our students to get into the world of work and have the best chance, we will do.”

GlaxoSmithKline is one of a host of industry sponsors of the school – which caters for students in Year 10 and up interested in STEM subjects - including Princess Alexandra Hospital, Gratnells, Raytheon, Pearson Education and Morgan Sindall.

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