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25/03/19

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MissG

We hope you aren’t missing us too much! We are loving our extra day in Italy. Happy children = happy teachers 😊🇮🇹 https://t.co/giiCF3duOD

24/03/19

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MissG

Pompeii and Herculaneum have been great! We have learnt and seen so much today https://t.co/49XcF4WZDN

24/03/19

Please stay away from those lions 🦁 !

24/03/19

Bringing learning to life https://t.co/hglI63m0nl

23/03/19

What a beautiful day in Capri. Making amazing memories and changing lives https://t.co/mZ3SzHfTYd

23/03/19

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MissG

Sunset and paddling - Happy Friday from students in Italy!! 🌄🌅 https://t.co/CI2GDYobXB

23/03/19

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MissG

we are ready for a big day out to Capri!! We are so excited. https://t.co/oPij0FBnf4

22/03/19

Another amazing day in Italy. All tired 💤 and asleep. What an amazing experience https://t.co/TDQ8mOBZaT

22/03/19

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MissG

students are loving the sunshine and beautiful views along the Amalfi Coast today! We just stopped in Amalfi and now our tummies are filled with lots of yummy ice cream 🍦 We can’t wait to return to Sorrento to watch the sunset along the coast. https://t.co/CplRr5788f

21/03/19

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MissG

students have had an amazing day out climbing Mount Vesuvius 🌋 and got to try some lovely local cuisine (pizza) 🍕We can’t wait for tomorrow’s adventures! https://t.co/2pgIq5p0xq

21/03/19

All checked into the hotel. Kids have beautiful rooms. Day at vesuvius was amazing. https://t.co/DP9VfB3IMT

21/03/19

All arrived safe & sound. Visited mount Vesuvius. Tired. Pics to follow soon.

21/03/19

All checked in and ready to board. Next stop Italy! So excited https://t.co/cJiqZ9kWHU

15/03/19

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NCPV

Fantastic viruses on day 3! students making novel viruses 🦠 https://t.co/YadJLc8F17

14/03/19

Delighted to welcome our new year 6s to Royal Docks. Looking forward to September already https://t.co/OpJaoefNbA

14/03/19

A pleasure to meet Year 5s at Ravenscroft Primary School

09/03/19

Delighted to have you onboard. https://t.co/0Tz3R8RFNN

07/03/19

Fantastic turn out for our GCSE options evening. https://t.co/Xi3Jj9eqhy

02/03/19

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Victoria Dock parkrun

We had a great this morning! Proud to be joined by a huge group of staff and students from . Massive well done to all. We hope to see you again soon! https://t.co/fio9DPF978

02/03/19

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Terry Bobie

A disciplined & ruthless 17-0 Win in the essex league against Redbridge District today for my Newham District Under 13s‼️Well done to all our representing https://t.co/psTvhTKFyX

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New year staffing boost for school

New year staffing boost for school

Posted: 12th December 2018

A school on a journey of transformation started the new year by strengthening its teaching team with extra high-quality teachers.

Royal Docks Academy converted to the BMAT group of schools in January in a mission to improve standards and outcomes for young people.

A wealth of improvements have been brought in since, including introducing an extra-curricular programme to 5pm each day and revision sessions on Saturdays for Year 11 students.

The new school year started with a huge boost to staffing – with an extra 25 new teachers joining the team, each judged to be at least “good” or “outstanding”.

Executive headteacher John Blaney said: “One of the issues here previously has been recruitment. We have brought in teachers from within the Trust, but have also recruited from outside via recruitment events and from visits abroad. We have held out to get the right quality people on board. Being part of a bigger Trust is attractive and means we have been able to offer opportunities to those joining us that were not possible previously.”

Among the recruits are new heads of English, year groups and history.

Mr Blaney said: “Now, the subjects which have been traditionally hard to recruit to, such as English, maths and modern foreign languages, are fully staffed with good, experienced teachers or good newly qualified teachers. That is brilliant.”

The school has also adopted the bespoke BMAT curriculum and students in Year 9, 10 and 11 study 100-minute lessons to enable deeper understanding of subjects.

The Trust gave staff an extra three days away from lessons to develop an understanding of the change in timetabling before starting the new regime in September.

Mr Blaney said: “We have seen this work first-hand at Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow and we cannot argue with the results they are getting from it there. That notion of giving children time to embed their knowledge in lesson is something that cannot be achieved in the traditional 60-minute lessons.”

A career strategy runs alongside the new curriculum, with six opportunities per year for students to focus on careers and gain additional skills in citizenship, philosophy and ethics to boost their knowledge and awareness of people around them and get them thinking about life beyond school.

Mr Blaney is confident these changes will help the school to achieve its mission of being Outstanding by 2020.

He said: “We have already turned a corner and are starting to see the shift. Next year and the year after, we will see results continue to rise. When Ofsted are due to visit in 2020, we will have had outstanding results year on year.

“We are very excited and can see so much potential here. The foundations are there; two more years and we will have this school in a really strong place.”

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