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24/05/19

Royal Docks Academy Retweeted
RDA Student Voice

Finally, we were presented with our badges in Year 7 assembly. Our Head of Year, Ms Kioi was so proud to see us receive the Year Council badges. We're proud of ourselves too, and of our school https://t.co/2RZX8lwLcP

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23/05/19

Royal Docks Academy Retweeted
RDA Student Voice

Our first School Council meeting took place at lunch time today, with two reps from each Year Group (7 to 10). The Head Boy and Head Girl chaired the meeting, and we think we’ve got some great ideas to present to SLT after Half Term! https://t.co/KZaACAJR6p

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23/05/19

Royal Docks Academy Retweeted
RDA Student Voice

It was our turn to get our badges today! We're feeling so proud of ourselves. We had such a good Year 8 Council meeting last week, and our School Council reps are prepped for the meeting today https://t.co/DOebTaN2wp

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23/05/19

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Felsted Chapel

Great opportunities, special connections and growing friendships. Privilege to welcome Yr 10 pupils from Royal Docks Academy Custom House today. Encouraging to see genuine pupil led plans for partnership forming. https://t.co/bStTBcxhNl

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23/05/19

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Felsted Chapel

Privilege to welcome Yr 10 pupils from our partners at Royal Docks Academy Custom House today. Great to see friendships forming. Already planning a return visit. https://t.co/RSUgshpZiE

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22/05/19

Royal Docks Academy Retweeted
RDA Student Voice

We had a quick Prefect meeting today (some of us were on a Sociology trip) to discuss our Break duties and our Faculty link roles https://t.co/aAJRYavRPl

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22/05/19

Royal Docks Academy Retweeted
RDA Student Voice

We've got our Year Council badges! This morning, we were presented with our badges in our Year 9 assembly. We're excited about the opportunity and responsibility we've been given, and can't wait to help make improvements https://t.co/ucJYPYJs2O

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21/05/19

Royal Docks Academy Retweeted
RDA Student Voice

This morning, we (the SSLT, Prefects, Year 10 Council, and School Council Reps for Year 10) received our badges in assembly. The whole Year Group was so proud of us! Don't forget - the Prefects have a meeting on Wednesday at 12:55pm in N50. https://t.co/GFwmwVS7Jz

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20/05/19

Royal Docks Academy Retweeted
RDA Student Voice

This morning, our Tutor Reps fed back the minutes of the Year Council meetings to our peers, in preparation for the School Council meeting in Thursday. https://t.co/0OlSbrQhMi

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17/05/19

Royal Docks Academy Retweeted
RDA Student Voice

Here they are! Introducing the Year Councils from Year 7 to Year 10, with the SSLT who chair their meetings. Next week, the School Council will meet to discuss the ideas and suggestions proposed by the Year Councils. https://t.co/MuC5gJuZFy

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17/05/19

Royal Docks Academy Retweeted
RDA Student Voice

Our badges have arrived! Next week, we will be presented with them in our assemblies. https://t.co/ixugDs4MTh

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16/05/19

Royal Docks Academy Retweeted
RDA Student Voice

Our Year 7 and 8 met today to discuss their ideas about how to improve recycling and rewards The discussion was really informative and we have many excellent points to take forward to the School Council meeting next week. https://t.co/h63hOJKpNW

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16/05/19

Royal Docks Academy Retweeted
RDA Student Voice

Today, it’s the turn of our KS3 Year Councils 📝 Year 7 & 8 will enjoy an early lunch and then discuss the feedback from their Tutor surgeries. On the agenda: recycling and reducing litter, rewards, and raising money for local charities. https://t.co/gcgfScPHoy

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16/05/19

Democracy has returned to Royal Docks Academy as it nominates student councillors. The school has reintroduced the Year Council with Tutor Reps appointed in all year groups. https://t.co/MEHQIrPlz0 https://t.co/iXIWJyx1ZO

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15/05/19

Royal Docks Academy Retweeted
RDA Student Voice

Today, we held our first Year Council meeting for the Year 9 and 10 pupils. Our peers conducted themselves very well, and the discussions were positive and productive. We have lots of ideas to feedback to the School Council next week. https://t.co/aYAFyCh7G9

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14/05/19

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RDA Student Voice

The new Tutor Reps conversed with their peers to find out their opinions on the topics. They’ll be sharing these ideas at the Year Council meetings, which take place on Wednesday (for Year 9 and 10) and Thursday (for Year 7 and 8). https://t.co/wI0G9vGeej

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14/05/19

Royal Docks Academy Retweeted
RDA Student Voice

We held our first Tutor Rep surgeries this morning On the agenda: recycling/litter, rewards and prizes, and raising money for local charities. The Reps led the discussions and noted the ideas of our peers in preparation for the Year Council meetings this week. https://t.co/1kOjJ3WoLN

14/05/19

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BMAT

Welcome to twitter ! Looking forward to seeing all the great work from the new student leadership. https://t.co/7w3HdFiFwp

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13/05/19

Royal Docks Academy Retweeted
RDA Student Voice

Today was Election Day The pupils in each Tutor Group, from Year 7 to Year 10, were involved in voting for their Tutor Reps, after the candidates had given their impassioned campaign speeches last week and canvassed for votes. https://t.co/xaW1qhEFeO

13/05/19

Royal Docks Academy Retweeted
RDA Student Voice

We are so excited to see the return of our Year Councils and the School Council We're looking forward to hearing all the amazing ideas from our pupils!

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Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be.

At  Royal Docks Academy we believe that all pupils deserve access to Quality First teaching. We fully embrace the idea that provision for pupils with special educational needs is a matter for the school as a whole. Our aim is to ensure that all pupils, whatever their need or disability, make good progress through both pastoral and curriculum support.

The SEN department has a number of highly committed staff, which includes the SENCo, SEN Specialist Teachers, and Teaching Assistants.

To ensure high quality support, TAs are attached to departments. TAs  work in their departments  to ensure that pupils who have SEN needs have the support and tools they need to become well-rounded pupils.

The SEN department works with parents, carers, teachers and outside agencies to ensure that pupils realise their potential to achieve, giving them in the best possible learning environment appropriate to the student’s needs and ability.

The SEN department has two alternative curriculum areas, one is KS3 and one in KS4. These are aimed at working with a small number of pupils in KS3 and KS4 who find accessing the curriculum difficult. Pupils in these groups may attend a mixture of small group work and attend mainstream classes for areas they are able to access. This is entirely dependent on the needs of individual pupils.

For pupils with literacy difficulties we provide support through the RML Fresh Start programme. At lunch time we provide a quiet, calm environment in the Lunch Club for pupils who prefer to play games or complete homework whilst supervised and supported by an adult.  Parents are encouraged to maintain a close working partnership with the school to support their children with special educational needs to achieve their best.

Ray Coe
SENCO 

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