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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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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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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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01/03/21

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is working in partnership with to provide virtual work experience & to help celebrate Over 120 people join this morning & throughout this week the students will be working with hospital staff to address three ‘wicked problems’ that exist in the NHS. https://t.co/hotcg53yfQ

25/02/21

We understand you will have questions following today’s announcement regarding GCSE and A-Level exams. We look forward to discussing this with you in more detail when we return to face to face teaching. We are so proud of the effort you continue to show in your lessons.

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12/02/21

. is the latest company to partner with BMAT STEM Academy. The company is celebrating the start of the relationship by offering all students an opportunity to take part in a week of virtual work experience. https://t.co/ApZ4WavLFU https://t.co/upeFyqmABJ

12/02/21

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New industry sponsor for STEM school https://t.co/8KQbMHFN2X

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12/02/21

Thank you to and for leading the live lesson for our final session. We all have so much more information about the opportunities available at all levels. There are so many exciting options out there! https://t.co/5pfnZ2EcGV

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11/02/21

Investors are being sought to give young people from deprived families in Harlow an opportunity to further their education. BMAT STEM Academy works to inspire young people to reach for their goals in STEM industries. https://t.co/kuOOxO2iSK https://t.co/XStchWBy1N

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University bursary launched

University bursary launched

Posted: 11th February 2021

Investors are being sought to give young people from deprived families in Harlow an opportunity to further their education.

BMAT STEM Academy, a business-focused school for students in Year 10 onwards, works to inspire young people to reach for their goals in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) industries.

While many are keen to go on to university, they feel unable to pursue the pathway due to a lack of finances.

In an effort to remove the financial barrier, BMAT STEM is launching its own bursary scheme.

Mikaela Pinnock, careers advisor, said: “I personally have had two sons at university, so I know how expensive it can be. Yes, students are given government loans, but that money can take some time to come through and does not cover everything, like setting them up in their own home.

“From my conversations with our students, I know the cost of going to university concerns them and can be a barrier to them applying to go.

“So, we felt it would be lovely to be able to set up a bursary to help disadvantaged students to be able to go.”

The bursary has been launched thanks to an investment from the Harlow Health Centres Trust.

Professor Gino Martini, chief scientist at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, is a board member for the organisation, which donates grants to those supporting healthcare, and has committed to contributing £2,000 to support two students who secure a place at university from BMAT STEM.

The school is now appealing for other investors to come forward and support their students.

Miss Pinnock said: “As a single mother myself, I know how tough it can be to take the pressure off your children while they are living by themselves at university. During the first term, they are trying to get used to managing their money and making sure they can afford to feed themselves. Some children do not have parents who can support them financially while at university.

“We see so many students who have the grades and are capable of going to university, but do not have the means. I am really passionate about trying to remove those barriers for them. We are working to make sure our students achieve everything they want to. It breaks my heart to think students want to go to university, but because of the financial situation at home, they feel they can’t.

“If anyone is interested in supporting us to get disadvantaged students to university, we would so welcome it.”

To express an interest in investing in the BMAT STEM Academy bursary scheme, email pinnockM@bmatstem.org.uk

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