A HARLOW secondary school invited families to discover a vast range of improvements that have been life changing for the school and its pupils.
Mark Hall Academy asked students and their parents to visit for an open evening like never before on September 21. The academy, which joined the BMAT education family in January, gave families the opportunity to take part in a range of interactive activities and share in their new exciting criteria.
This included a greater focus on the English, maths, science and humanities curriculums, and for the first time the school will be seeing an introduction of emotional literacy intervention and an online reading programme to improve comprehension and reading skills, as well as a full audit of the provision for those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Taking more considerations into their pupils’ well- being, the Trust has recently appointed a director of SEND to work across its schools to improve outcomes for those with additional needs.
Moving into its brand-new facilities in 2019, the school offers a brand new library, interventions room and a student services area.
Alongside a boosted leadership team, Manjit Hazle has been confirmed as principal and gave a speech to welcome visitors to the relaunched school
Vice Principal Rachel Braniff urged families who had visited the school in the past, to return to appreciate the improvements made.
She said: “The school has changed so much and is developing daily into becoming a school of choice in the area.”
Ms Braniff added that she was proud of the students who attended the open evening and shared what they liked about Mark Hall Academy, explaining more about the improvements made.