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08/12/22

Some of our School Council pupils helped St Mary's Church get ready for Christmas! Pupils across the school made decorations for the tree which our school leaders hung with care and pride. Visit the tree and church this weekend to enjoy the festivities and trees on display. https://t.co/1vzAEZmrKb

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07/12/22

It's that time again! https://t.co/6EQLeg5Z35

01/12/22

Disco fun at MCPA! https://t.co/wi3la7skXO

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16/11/22

Young leaders from Felsted teaching pupils how to play and enjoy the steel drums. https://t.co/Qc28LUYr97

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16/11/22

What an opportunity we had yesterday at Magna Carta! Felsted School Steel Band visited us and held workshops for year 6 and year 5 pupils. Pupils learnt to play the steel drums and then performed to the school. Thank you so much to Felsted pupils and staff. https://t.co/NfWaMuoJaw

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16/11/22

Odd Socks Day at Magna Carta!#oddsocks https://t.co/wVnOHUqy4S

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14/10/22

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13/10/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for a Catering Assistant 📄 For application details, please visit our website https://t.co/RA9N6VpL5Z

30/09/22

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"This is about us, as a Trust, making provision for children with SEND as simple and as impactful as possible." BMAT is overhauling its curriculum focus to ensure children with SEND are at the forefront of education. https://t.co/hPqM7iPloq

28/09/22

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Students are benefiting from hundreds of thousands of pounds of renovations to their schools. Schools within the BMAT family – in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London - have been given a spruce-up over the summer months. https://t.co/6IierlFcfc

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22/09/22

Forest School fun at Magna Carta! https://t.co/0WAD9fL0ef

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21/09/22

Fabulous masterpieces created by our pupils during Matisse Month! We are very proud of what you have achieved. https://t.co/XCBqvKXL6W

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14/09/22

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Monday 19th September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, will be a national bank holiday. Our schools will be closed on this date. Schools will resume at normal time on Tuesday 20th September. https://t.co/DJ2PVRmbKD

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09/09/22

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BMAT and our schools are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the Royal Family at this time of national mourning. https://t.co/lPaBCTyGlX

06/09/22

Welcome back to school! Have a great year. https://t.co/Kuils55efo

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02/09/22

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📢OPEN EVENTS FOR OUR ESSEX SECONDARY SCHOOLS 🗓️For Sept 2023 Year 7 intake 🔴 8 Sept pm 🟢 15 Sept pm 🟡 17 Sept am 🔵 20 Sept pm 🟠 22 Sept pm We're looking forward to meeting our prospective students and families👋 https://t.co/WR3pw6wwHE

12/07/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for an Admin Assistant 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/eZWrHo82gs

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08/07/22

We are proud of you! Grade 1 horse care achieved! https://t.co/cj9xIvzl1S

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28/06/22

The Great Fire of London at Magna Carta! Year 2 houses going up in flames! ! https://t.co/bqMQEOAUL3

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Sign language encourages class participation

Sign language encourages class participation

Posted: 8th May 2019

Children who lack confidence to contribute in class are benefitting from a unique new form of sign language.

Magna Carta Primary Academy has developed its own system to enable all pupils to give feedback during lessons.

With less confident pupils reluctant to put their hands up in the traditional way, teachers at the primary school decided to find a way to encourage all children to get involved.

Instead of putting their hands up, pupils are now signing to show whether they agree with a statement, disagree with a statement, want to challenge what is being said, want to build on what someone has said or want to share a thought of their own.

Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “There is lots of research out there about children putting their hands up, saying it allows some children to dominate and others to feel as though they do not matter.

“We are not banning children from putting up their hands, of course. This is simply about ensuring everyone has a voice. It is teaching pupils to debate which is really important as it is about respectful arguing.

“It’s an opportunity for pupils to feed back to each other and to their teachers.”

The new system, which will also be used in assembly to gather views from lots of people at once, has been introduced into Year 2 and is being gradually introduced into Year 1 and Reception.

Mr Solomonides said: “We trialled different ways of giving and receiving feedback and decided on what worked best to create our own feedback policy. This has been developed with the children and they have really taken to it.

“It is working so well in keeping the flow of a lesson and keeping everyone on track. As our school grows, we will continue it through all year groups as it empowers children to agree, disagree or add something else.

“Effective feedback is one of the best ways of maximising progress.”

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