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19/10/19

We must always challenge gender stereotypes. They are limiting, unfair and wrong. https://t.co/TnYpMTW3pC

19/10/19

This is why we teach to the top and will never group children by perceived ability. Who are we to judge what another person is capable of? A person doesn’t know what they themselves are capable of so how can anyone else? https://t.co/f0rRP5aVw0

19/10/19

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All Things Pastoral

Who was the person who believed in you? Who was the person who encouraged you? Who was the person who recognised your potential? Who was the person who listened? Go and be that person to others.

18/10/19

Congratulations to Maple for 100% attendance (again!)

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17/10/19

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BMAT STEM Academy

Come and visit us at our Sixth Form information evening! Wednesday 23rd October 4-7pm at BMAT STEM Academy, next to Harlow College. For more information and to register your interest online - head to https://t.co/ON2TBeo0J9 https://t.co/DUJqBSsNwu

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15/10/19

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Brian Aspinall

I still don’t know the source of this but it makes me think every time I see it. https://t.co/dxcx7MhagL

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14/10/19

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Penguin Books UK

We're absolutely delighted to hear that 's and 's Girl, Woman, Other are joint winners of the ! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 https://t.co/PniYGtqDok

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14/10/19

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Forest Hall School

The annual Stansted Mountfitchet firework display will be at FHS again this year. https://t.co/bhFYJu79Mw

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14/10/19

Unlikely friendships are being formed between young children and their older neighbours for the benefit of all. Pupils at Magna Carta Primary Academy are spending time at Mountfitchet House care home to build relationships with residents. https://t.co/tdJo3SB7R0 https://t.co/iO9onMB9QD

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12/10/19

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Impact

Fantastic explanation of fractions using morphology. We 💚 it! Thx https://t.co/186xl8jp7f

12/10/19

Incredible achievement. Eliud Kipchoge breaks two-hour marathon mark by 20 seconds. https://t.co/EphGztKOMa

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12/10/19

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DfE

Reading together provides important one-to-one time, helps develop empathy, and allows to explore new situations, emotions and perspectives with their children 👪 Check out some helpful tips from 📚 👇 https://t.co/cP7MLbz1dF https://t.co/LH6FKiT69L

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11/10/19

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BMAT STEM Academy

We’re very excited to invite you to our information evening on Wednesday 23rd October. You will have the opportunity to speak to staff about our unique combination of academic and technical subjects and all aspects of our brand new sixth form. https://t.co/dDufh7neaB

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11/10/19

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BMAT

We're excited to announce the launch of our consultation to expand Forest Hall School . More information is available here: https://t.co/IIOhN8WJuN https://t.co/gELKAdlI9W

08/10/19

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EEF

"Ensuring that children hear language is important – studies are clear that the number of words a child is exposed to can matter. However ... the quality of talk a child is involved in is as important as the amount of words they hear" - in TES: https://t.co/RwxynfUjDH

08/10/19

We all have mental health just as we all have physical health. https://t.co/KwAI1Mo8On

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07/10/19

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Teaching School

Monday morning post! Thrilled to receive this Gold Award 🥇 for our outstanding support to our Initial Teacher Education Partnership trainees https://t.co/vbEsDqA2db

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05/10/19

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Burnt Mill ADT

Food Teacher CPD Cross Trust https://t.co/rq6UHbqPct

05/10/19

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New York Times Books

Mordicai Gerstein, illustrator and author, dies at 83. “All stories are about this mystery of being a human being. What are we here for and what are we doing? What are we supposed to do? How do I be me?” https://t.co/L45kjfbymd

05/10/19

We’d love to see it when it’s finished.

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Teddies inspire reading culture

Teddies inspire reading culture

Posted: 16th September 2019

Teddy bears are being fostered by children as a way of encouraging reading for pleasure.

Pupils at Magna Carta Primary Academy are fostering teddies with the promise of reading to them at home for 15 minutes every evening.

The idea is for children to get in the habit of reading purely for the enjoyment of it.

Toni Hollows, social, emotional and mental health teacher, said: “Part of our school development plan this year is to promote the love of reading, so this fits very well with that.

“The children love the teddies already. The hope is this will show the children by reading to the teddy they are looking after that reading and being read to feels good. We hope that will then encourage them to read to their siblings and parents and enjoy being read to.”

The focus on reading has seen storytime introduced into the structure of the school day and will also see various reading areas set up around the school, as well as teachers encouraged to be seen to read their own books when pupils are reading theirs.

Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “I think teachers feel they should be doing something with the children at all times, but being seen to be enjoying reading for pleasure is a very important thing to share with our young people.

“Storytime is one of the most, if not the most, key subjects that risks being knocked off the timetable in schools as often there is not the time to fit it in. But, it is so important and so we have now fixed it into our timetable, usually at the end of every day. We have also introduced story assembly every week where I read to the children.

“This is the year of reading at Magna Carta. Once you can read fluently, you can access everything. It is also vital for good mental health.”

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