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11/02/20

Year 7 students took a new-year visit to to watch Dick Whittington. The 100 students were treated to the trip by as part of its mission to broaden the horizons of young people in the borough. https://t.co/VPJYg2rQ23 https://t.co/U87TYdAcDB

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04/02/20

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Out Now! The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/VvzQNalzNy https://t.co/ZWJCUwzLjj

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28/01/20

The lives of young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) are being enriched with the launch of our school’s new curriculum. https://t.co/J199HXZfAg https://t.co/YSFMTaZREV

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28/01/20

“We are almost there!” The head of a school on a journey of improvement has spoken about the two years of changes and achievements since it joined a multi-academy trust. https://t.co/zdJmVZWUBH https://t.co/ZGKeb0MxHy

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13/12/19

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We had a great time learning about the though our mock election It is so important for us to know how democracy works, how to vote, and how to cut through the sound-bites and rhetoric to analyse the policies and how they impact on us, the https://t.co/IZZd8CDO4e

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11/12/19

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The ballot box from is now sealed in preparation for the mock tomorrow. We’ve had some very interesting discussions and informed debates about who to vote for and why. The winner will be announced tomorrow! https://t.co/I20PKXtKFg

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05/12/19

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Young musicians from five secondary schools went head to head in this year’s BMAT Battle of the Bands contest. Students from and came together to share their musical talent. https://t.co/JLkJOPUQ5H https://t.co/C9ARppSlW6

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05/12/19

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We were very pleased to of Surprised the girls from our partnership school in meeting the legendary David Beckham https://t.co/wwLb8zHOgK https://t.co/zAXuk2llz5

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03/12/19

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎄 https://t.co/NlKvrUJNwu

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28/11/19

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Hire our facilities - we have sites across Essex and East London with a variety of resources available, including Football Pitches, Swimming Pools, Classrooms, Drama Studios, Meeting Rooms, Sports Halls, Libraries, Theatres and more. Find out more on https://t.co/eu0qIqJcYa https://t.co/yIRj2zbZSW

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26/11/19

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Our preparations for the are coming along nicely! We’ve got our election toolkit from and our Tutors are busy creating their ballot boxes. We’ve now got our rosettes, and the ‘I’ve voted’ stickers are ready! 😊 We’re https://t.co/SvA5otiDUF

26/11/19

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Breaking barriers with our participants from on our G4G Programme weekend Football Residential ✨💫 with https://t.co/d6pgA6wRWl

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19/11/19

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WE ARE HIRING - Estates and Facilities Assistants We are looking for Estates and Facilities Assistants on a temporary and casual relief basis. These roles have flexible working hours – weekdays, evenings and weekends. Email recruitment.org.uk Phone (01279) 621572 https://t.co/kpFHPunXxB

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15/11/19

An international art project saw young people connect with the River Thames. Year 8 students from Royal Docks Academy took part in Rivers of the World, a project by the teaching through environmental, economic and cultural themes. https://t.co/BM1BOsvO6b https://t.co/lLy3CFsvuv

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14/11/19

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On Friday of last week, we held the first Year Council meetings of the term for Years 7 to 11. Our were hard at work discussing the items on the agenda; recycling, British Values, and the school facilities. https://t.co/O1fI5rjiLl

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12/11/19

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pupils visit the Felsted Mission and Celebrating a growing partnership that flourish for every generation. https://t.co/K5zVXMViv9

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12/11/19

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Thank you for reciprocating hosting some of our Yr 11s last week. They enjoyed attending lessons together, studying history of the local area and taking part in a team building exercise! https://t.co/93H6PE9pkU

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12/11/19

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‘Amazing to see how far our donations go & what the team achieve’ ‘A place of contrasts, it is such a wonderful privilege to be involved’ everyone should visit’ ‘It was great talking to the Lunch Club & the pupils https://t.co/58B3o0CMiK

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12/11/19

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pupils visit the Felsted Mission & Flourishing for every generation. Exciting to see growing connections. https://t.co/JyT3tKuffx

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11/11/19

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Current Vacancies - We have a variety of teaching and non teaching roles available across our trust - https://t.co/UCU0OUBsP0 https://t.co/NVv0yhJHSn

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2020 Vision update

2020 Vision update

Posted: 28th January 2020

“We are almost there!”

The head of a school on a journey of improvement has spoken about the two years of changes and achievements since it joined a multi-academy trust.

A plan of action was outlined for the transformation of Royal Docks Academy when it officially joined the BMAT group of schools in January 2018.

The mission was outlined to staff about what was to be achieved by this year, 2020.

Executive headteacher John Blaney said that although there is still some way to go on the journey, many of the goals set have been reached.

He said: “We are almost there.

“We have just revisited the plan with staff to see where we are up to. We have still got some work to do, but we have benefited from the support of the Trust and movement within the organisation of experienced teachers and leaders who know what Outstanding looks like.

“We are now a school of choice in the area.”

Year 11 students now work to an extended school day – between 7.45am and 5pm – and attend revision sessions on Saturdays.

A new curriculum was introduced and is being reviewed and developed in line with BMAT’s educational developments.

BMAT regularly carries out inhouse reviews of all schools to ensure they meet expectations.

In two years, the school has seen –

  • its best ever GCSE results
  • students achieving at or above the national average in science and maths for the first time
  • students achieving at or above the national average in foundation subjects
  • its Progress 8 score increase by half a grade
  • behaviour considered Outstanding
  • teaching improve to at least Good, with much Outstanding
  • application numbers for Year 7 places for 2020 higher than ever

Mr Blaney, who started his teaching career in Newham, said: “There has been lots of staff development and we have made some fantastic appointments to strengthen the teaching at Royal Docks.

“Most importantly, everyone in the school has bought in to the BMAT vision and values of high expectations and excellence for all.

“We hope now that the work we do on our 2020 curriculum will build on the improvements we have already seen, making sure our students have access to high quality GCSEs and EBBac subjects. All students will have the opportunity to study humanities and languages in line with BMAT’s expectations.

“We need to make sure our results this summer build on the growth we have seen in the last two years. This is a big year for us.”

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