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20/05/20

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Disadvantaged children have been provided with digital devices and unlimited broadband by their school to enable them to learn at home. https://t.co/gYx4PDbGaq https://t.co/oo3YYN5ZE7

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06/05/20

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BMAT are looking for community governors to work with our schools based in Epping, Harlow, Stansted (Essex) and Newham (London). For more info and to apply please contact governance.org.uk https://t.co/4PeEmoUn0z

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27/04/20

Knitted bears will bring smiles to the faces of frontline nurses working at . Stephanie Bigg, student welfare assistant at Royal Docks Academy, is using her hobby as a way of thanking workers during the Coronavirus pandemic. https://t.co/yNioZ3wnnV https://t.co/515Achf2wV

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17/04/20

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Surgeons of the future got to learn more about the profession at an exclusive event. A group of students from , and , were given the opportunity to attend the Barber-Surgeons’ Hall in London. https://t.co/nFro3uPAkQ https://t.co/yNszmPPBxD

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15/04/20

Since the school closures, Royal Docks Academy has been catering for up to five students each day whose parents are key workers. Associate headteacher Matt Carter has been inundated with offers of help from his team. https://t.co/03N4grn14O https://t.co/U64hNVeu2H

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14/04/20

An autistic young swimmer is building his strength during the Coronavirus shutdown as he strives for Olympic success. Jason Van Der Merwe secured a gold and two bronze medals at the Essex Swimming Championships recently. https://t.co/imsHhG9xZ0 https://t.co/gpnakjBtnJ

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09/04/20

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Children of Key Workers have been in our schools creating art thanking our NHS and Key Workers. At 8pm we will . Thank you from BMAT. https://t.co/x42sYGl8Ao

09/04/20

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Dave Chesney

Great joy to share in the Maundy Thursday Eucharist by Zoom with . Thank you for your inspiring words to us. ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ I certainly will remember this one. May God bless you richly as you have us.

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07/04/20

Young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties are being supported at home by their highly trained teachers. The majority of the 26 students at the Designated Resource Provision at RDA are staying home due to their health conditions. https://t.co/SOCz371Nm3 https://t.co/P2DzvJnm6R

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03/04/20

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Here are the pictures in situ 😊 Thank you to all the workers and volunteers at https://t.co/5AsPnOpJHu

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02/04/20

Welcome to our next door neighbours 💙 https://t.co/tFih3EUnqH

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01/04/20

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More than 6,000 pieces of much-needed personal protection equipment (PPE) have been donated to the by the BMAT family of schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London. https://t.co/2kuQZH6YbV https://t.co/N3GTShyrVC

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01/04/20

Teenagers got a flavour of life in the Royal Navy. Year 9 and 10 students at Royal Docks Academy took on various challenges set by members of the , as well as learning about the best food for energy and nutrition. https://t.co/IpZ5JyHXQU https://t.co/K5Xet2rdDz

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01/04/20

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Lucia Glynn

We’ve emptied our stocks across our schools and this morning ⁦⁩ has delivered over 3000 pieces of PPE equipment to the ⁦⁩ to protect those on the front line treating . https://t.co/A6v7BKLzeB

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30/03/20

A school technician was poisoned and an eyeball was dissected – it must be ! Students at Royal Docks Academy were treated to a week of exciting hands-on experiments and tasks to celebrate the core subject. https://t.co/xzrz71bzD1 https://t.co/pXfjZCQ6MW

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11/03/20

Vu Vo, senior IT technician at RDA had never been into fitness before the death of his old school friend. But, in 2018 that all changed. '...in our lifetime we would run the Marathon. We promised.' https://t.co/ZmD04griSH https://t.co/F4yBKmz8rT

11/03/20

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came down to to surprise our girls on her BIRTHDAY. She had a kick-about with the girls, spoke to them about teamwork, resilience, determination, the realities of making it pro and following your own path in life 🙌 We ❤️ Eni! https://t.co/2QLNV2w8O5

11/03/20

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Well done! Studies have shown that is one of the top fears in the UK, and yet these are smashing it 🗣️ https://t.co/pyshhuAGIN

11/03/20

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Today I’m back at facilitating my Wellbeing Workshops for the Year 11’s - we have a fun day ahead

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09/03/20

A public speaking challenge is transforming the confidence of young people in Newham. Year 10 students at Royal Docks Academy are taking part in the Speak Out Challenge for the first time. https://t.co/cR1XLQ1gYm https://t.co/JpYuJ9fYZK

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School community praised

School community praised

Posted: 15th April 2020

Our school community has been praised for going above and beyond to keep students safe, happy and learning during the Coronavirus shutdown.

Since the school closures, Royal Docks Academy has been catering for up to five students each day whose parents are key workers.

Teaching, site and office staff have made themselves available to keep the school operating on a rota system.

But, according to associate headteacher Matt Carter, he has been inundated with offers of help from his team.

He said: “In terms of staff support for each other and for the school, I have never seen anything like it. From the word go, staff have been sending me messages telling me they are available and that they will come into school whenever they are needed. That has been from all over the school; from all departments. Everyone is saying they just want to help out.

“Our teachers have a real appreciation of how hard this will be for students, especially for Year 11 whose education just ended suddenly. They have a real appreciation of our school and our community. Everyone has just helped each other.

“This is a moment of realisation just how much everyone needs each other, particularly our students. We have a lot of vulnerable people in our society and everyone is realising the amount of solace and support they get from our school.”

In the run-up to Easter, students have been given work to do from home, with plans to step up the provision after the break with the introduction of virtual lessons.

Mr Carter said: “As soon as we realised there was the potential for a school shutdown, we ensured all of our resources were uploaded to the school website. We did that early to make sure every year group had easy access to material for every subject. We felt that would make it easier for parents, too, as it is tough for them as they are not used to educating at home.

“We were quite proactive to get Microsoft Teams communication and collaboration platform set up which means teachers can upload specific resources to their classes. Our IT and tech-savvy teachers have been proactively contacting students to get them set up on the system, to organise group chats and audio learning. It has forced us to embrace learning in a different way.

“Even if we are back in school sooner than predicted, this has set us up for the future to promote more independent learning from home, different ways of revising and supporting students outside of class.

“We have managed to cope really well.”

Students attending school are working on numeracy and literacy through specialisms such as science and taking part in exercises to keep active.

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