Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
BBC ESSEX
Scope and Content:
Title: Harlow Project: Mark Hall Comprehensive School
Speaker(s): Palmer, Mr.G.
Date of recording: /2/87
Length of tape: 25 minutes
Depositor: BBC Essex
Restrictions: BBC
Synopsis of tape: Educational provision prior to the opening of Mark Hall; catchment area and practice of taking pupils from existing schools in Harlow; expectations of new school; work as a combined Technical and Secondary Modern School, then a Comprehensive School, appointment of teaching staff; popularity of posts because of availability of housing; wide range of applicants; problem of unfurnished buildings when school opened; little tension between children of new and old established residents; firm discipline; children's need for security and affection; details of uniform and badge; planning and itinerary of Queen's visit in 1957; other visits of VIPs and officials of other LEAS considering comprehensive system; addresses on Government policy by Ministers; verdict of 1963 inspection that school was a 'thriving community'; creation of sixth form and its value to staff and school as a whole.
Dates of Creation:
1987

Key terms

TypeKey termsDescription
Subjects Education Harlow Project: Mark Hall Comprehensive School, 1987
Subjects New Towns Harlow Project: Mark Hall Comprehensive School, 1987
Subjects Royalty Harlow Project: Mark Hall Comprehensive School, 1987
Document Types Sound recording Harlow Project: Mark Hall Comprehensive School, 1987