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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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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

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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

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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
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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

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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
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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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We pride ourselves with the quality of teaching and learning and the curriculum structure that informs our planning. It is of great importance to make sure all pupils receive a broad, differentiated and balanced curriculum. Our Curriculum is an adaptation of the National Curriculum. The curriculum framework that we use is called Equals curriculum. Equals curriculum offers a carefully structured teaching programme, a suitably presented and differentiated curriculum to match the needs of the pupils with complex learning difficulties.

At the heart of this curriculum, it is important that we recognise the process of enabling pupils to interact with other pupils in order to communicate or play an active part in completing a task while learning new skills. Adults (Teaching Assistance) bridge a gap by establishing contexts in which each pupil is able to signal their responses and then in turn responding sensitively and consistently to whatever behaviours each pupil displays. This positive cycle is not always easy to establish, but without it, the pupil cannot learn that social engagement is valuable in itself and as a means to end. This key goal is addressed through three curriculum strands:

  1. 1Pupils are supported to develop a sense of self and others through responding to people, sharing activities, responding to learning with structured activities, making choices and participating as a member of a group.
  2. 2Pupils are given opportunities to enjoy leisure activities or occupy themselves and communicate their responses to other people. Although some pupils at this stage may not be able to choose activities, they have the right to access a wide range of play and leisure activities to which they are capable of responding. They should also be supported to experience healthy choices (physical activity, outdoor activities and healthy food and drink) although they will not be able to select healthy options themselves.
  3. 3Pupils are supported to accept, understand and participate in structured functional skills activities that take place in school and off-site.

 

We are a PMLD resource provision within an inclusive mainstream school. Our unit provides a differentiated curriculum for pupils that are operating below the National Curriculum to National Curriculum level 2c. Pupils within the provision according to B Squared assessment operate from level p1 (i) to level 2NC. The provision has pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning difficulties, Sensory Impairment and Learning Difficulties (SILD), Communication and Interaction Difficulties from Moderate to Severe Learning Difficulties (M/SLD).

Currently, we have 25 pupils in the unit with Profound and Multiple learning Difficulties.

The range of needs the unit caters for is very wide and skewed .The needs ranges from the Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Gullion Barre Syndrome, Angelman’s Syndrome, Wooster-Drought Syndrome, Cri du Chat Syndrome, Lebers Amaurosis, respiratory disorder (oxygen dependant) to tube fed pupils.

There are learning opportunities that take place off- site as part of the social inclusion within the local community and beyond, where pupils go to the London Regatta Centre (Youth Rowing Club) for adaptive rowing, once a year we take part in the National Youth Adaptive Rowing competition. In collaboration with the PE department resource provision use the local leisure centre swimming pool as part of their PE lesson. This has been a huge success, this activity includes all pupils with special needs even the profoundly physically challenged pupils have a chance to take part in the PE lesson.

Pupils also have learning opportunities outside the classroom where every pupil is timetabled to go into the life skills flat to learn about independent living skills as part pf the hidden curriculum and lifelong learning. Pupils are also timetabled to go into the sensory room where teachers and TA lead a structured session so pupils get the best use out of these two areas.

The Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties department, under the guidance of the Equals Curriculum, and the Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network, ASDAN, aims to provide a multisensory learning environment which stimulates each individual student through a structured teaching and assessment programme. Under the direction of a team of highly trained staff, some of whom are specialists in their field, lessons are planned and tailored to ensure that the right strategies are put in place to facilitate a successful outcome for all pupils. With the resources at its disposal, the PMLD unit strives to impart knowledge, as well as life-affirming and adaptable skills to all its students.

Zamanganga Shozi
Head of PMLD Provision

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