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27/12/18

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DfE

We all want to do our bit to protect the environment 🌍 So we want schools to stop using plastic bags, straws, bottles and food packaging and go single-use plastic free by 2022 🍃 https://t.co/zszyQttb9O https://t.co/QFjxBaTc0v

18/12/18

Students struggling with school academically or emotionally are being given tailored support to ensure they achieve their best. Royal Docks Academy has launched a nurture programme for Year 7 and 8 students who would otherwise find school difficult. https://t.co/F1rtb9SPxq https://t.co/Bv5AxkGQej

13/12/18

Tax, budgeting, wages and pensions were the hot topics when a company closed its offices to work with teenagers for a day. Year 10 students at RDA stepped away from the traditional timetable to work with apprentices up to executive managers from PSR. https://t.co/o3ptavjs98 https://t.co/4sWjiq1Twz

13/12/18

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James Beckles

It was great to hear , MD of , give an inspirational talk to pupils at about his journey from working class roots in Birmingham to one of the top jobs in tech. He passed on some good advice. Certainly a morning to remember! https://t.co/o9E94ocvYP

13/12/18

“The job I do now didn’t exist when I was at school.” Inspiration from the MD of to our year 10 pupils. Thanks for inviting him https://t.co/xk1sn7gAyF

12/12/18

Royal Docks Academy, in Newham, started the new school year with a huge boost to staffing – with an extra 25 new teachers joining the team, each judged to be at least “good” or “outstanding”. https://t.co/yYVDnRmGLb https://t.co/R25BG0nEXx

12/12/18

A Christmas market excursion gave students an opportunity to practise their foreign language skills. A group of 43 Year 7, 8 and 9 students from Royal Docks Academy took a two-day trip to northern France. Full story - https://t.co/mSFiwrkUdp https://t.co/ustOsGSkUm

09/12/18

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Marc Rowland

Alongside Friday's publication of the guidance on parental engagement, just a reminder of this well hidden, high quality report on best practice in parental engagement from (2011) https://t.co/gX3SEdTv7g

09/12/18

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James Beckles

BBC Sport - Raheem Sterling: Manchester City forward says newspapers 'fuel racism' in football https://t.co/H5asZZ7QR4 glad Raheem has spoken out about the role newspapers play in stoking racial tensions and the vilification of the black and minority football players.

09/12/18

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Terry Bobie

This picture tells a thousand stories! Well done https://t.co/eqKFs1GL7v

07/12/18

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Royal Docks Academy

What better way to understand democracy than to watch a live discussion on Brexit in Parliament? That’s the lesson Year 9 and 10 citizenship students from Royal Docks Academy enjoyed when they visited London for a tour of the Palace of Westminster. https://t.co/P0kc4Ff1XO https://t.co/hm5i1DR6AF

07/12/18

What better way to understand democracy than to watch a live discussion on Brexit in Parliament? That’s the lesson Year 9 and 10 citizenship students from Royal Docks Academy enjoyed when they visited London for a tour of the Palace of Westminster. https://t.co/P0kc4Ff1XO https://t.co/hm5i1DR6AF

03/12/18

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MissG

So proud of our yr 9 girls today! This beautiful workshop helped them with their self esteem, mental health and gave them an insight into social media awareness. They gave 100% of their effort and focus and this was the amazing result. 😍 https://t.co/LPAP9ZRjWv

03/12/18

Thank you to Lord Ousley for such inspirational word to our citizenship pupils https://t.co/bAm3JkItMt

03/12/18

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MFL Royal Docks

Ready for action. MFL Trip arrived in Calais for chocolate workshop. https://t.co/u8OJawCdQC

03/12/18

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MFL Royal Docks

Fantastic chocolate decorating at P & J Chocolates. https://t.co/GxW2HDuw4O

03/12/18

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MFL Royal Docks

Lille looking festive for our visit to the Christmas market and fair... https://t.co/lLoAUibAVh

03/12/18

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MFL Royal Docks

Le Marché de Noel in Lille...off to sample the goodies. https://t.co/e1k0RXHNzt

03/12/18

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MFL Royal Docks

La Roue Royale. Big wheel very popular here in Lille with Royal Docks Academy pupils! https://t.co/VXjTSd6YoK

03/12/18

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MFL Royal Docks

Festive fun for the MF L trip. https://t.co/bl0UWJHyqY

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Improving school welcomes prospective students

Improving school welcomes prospective students

Posted: 23rd August 2018

Our improving secondary school opened its doors to show prospective students what is now on offer.

Royal Docks Academy joined the BMAT group of schools in September and set about turning around its fortunes, boosting student numbers and raising attainment.

Despite a troubled past, the school is keen to show as many families as possible the dramatic changes going on inside since the conversion to an academy.

Teaming up with the Boleyn Trust, the school welcomed more than 300 Year 5 pupils from Cleves, Ravenscroft, Tollgate, Shaftesbury and Rosetta primary schools for a summer school.

Over three days, pupils sampled 50-minute lessons in maths, science, literacy, drama, citizenship, design and technology, geography, history, English, French, music, film studies, science and PE.

Karen Kioi, head of Year 7 and transition, said: “We welcomed in the whole of Year 5 from the Boleyn Trust. We wanted to give them a flavour of what goes on at this school and to show them that Royal Docks is no longer the school it once was.

“The pupils went home excited each day and their primary teachers have been asking questions about the school and our open evening.

“It has been awesome. The greatest thing, for me, is the children saying they had enjoyed their time at Royal Docks so much. We hope they have gone home and told their parents how much they liked it here, so they will come and see for themselves and consider Royal Docks as an option in the future.”

Zainab Khonat, teacher at Shaftesbury Primary School, said her pupils know the secondary schools close to where they live and don’t often look any further afield. She said: “The summer school is going to make our pupils and their families more aware of Royal Docks. At this age, they tend to only know the schools their older siblings go to. But, now when they go back to school, this will be something they are talking about.

“The building is amazing and the staff are really lovely and approachable. It has been really exciting for the children and they have enjoyed it a lot.”

For Shaftesbury pupil Faris Abdul Kadir, it was the fun science lessons which captured his attention. He said: “It was so fun. It was the best science lesson I have ever had. We do science at primary school, but not like that.

“I would like to come here as it’s very cool.”

Families are invited to look around the school during its open evening on September 13.

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