Welcome From The Head
I am delighted to welcome you to Royal Docks Academy. We officially joined BMAT in January 2018. The Trust, which is made up of primary and secondary schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted has a reputation for transforming education and results for young people and is committed to working with Royal Docks to provide an exceptional education for young people in east London.
As well as maintaining our safe, positive and family-friendly environment, we are determined that our pupils leave us equipped to take their place in the competitive world in which they live. Our aim is to ensure that the number of pupils achieving GCSE grade 5 in English and maths should be well above the national average. We want all pupils to leave having made excellent progress throughout their time with us. Teaching at the academy will be outstanding across all of the subjects and we make sure that behaviour is excellent at all times. We have a ‘BELIEF’ that every pupil can achieve great things if they Behave, have high Expectations of themselves and work hard and Learn in every lesson, every day. We will provide extra support through our Interventions programme for those who need it and ensure that every pupil is treated Equally.
We provide a curriculum that suits the needs of each individual with high levels of challenge to encourage and support pupils to aspire to further and higher education and the world of work. We now offer a curriculum that is academic and incorporates a wide-range of subjects to engage pupils and give them the qualifications they need to be successful and financially secure.
We want every child to read. We know that reading is one of the most important and enjoyable lifelong skills that we can develop in our young people. We ensure that the books our pupils read are tailored to their appropriate reading ages. Reading will be a key experience of every pupil who joins our academy.
I am so proud of the pupils and staff in our school who work together to maintain an ethos that is supportive and caring and demands the very highest levels of respect for self, others and our community.
I welcome visits from parents and families to tour our exciting and vibrant school in action.
Mr John Blaney