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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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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

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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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