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11/02/20

Year 7 students took a new-year visit to to watch Dick Whittington. The 100 students were treated to the trip by as part of its mission to broaden the horizons of young people in the borough. https://t.co/VPJYg2rQ23 https://t.co/U87TYdAcDB

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04/02/20

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Out Now! The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/VvzQNalzNy https://t.co/ZWJCUwzLjj

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28/01/20

The lives of young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) are being enriched with the launch of our school’s new curriculum. https://t.co/J199HXZfAg https://t.co/YSFMTaZREV

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28/01/20

“We are almost there!” The head of a school on a journey of improvement has spoken about the two years of changes and achievements since it joined a multi-academy trust. https://t.co/zdJmVZWUBH https://t.co/ZGKeb0MxHy

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13/12/19

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RDA Student Voice

We had a great time learning about the though our mock election It is so important for us to know how democracy works, how to vote, and how to cut through the sound-bites and rhetoric to analyse the policies and how they impact on us, the https://t.co/IZZd8CDO4e

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11/12/19

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The ballot box from is now sealed in preparation for the mock tomorrow. We’ve had some very interesting discussions and informed debates about who to vote for and why. The winner will be announced tomorrow! https://t.co/I20PKXtKFg

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05/12/19

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Young musicians from five secondary schools went head to head in this year’s BMAT Battle of the Bands contest. Students from and came together to share their musical talent. https://t.co/JLkJOPUQ5H https://t.co/C9ARppSlW6

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05/12/19

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We were very pleased to of Surprised the girls from our partnership school in meeting the legendary David Beckham https://t.co/wwLb8zHOgK https://t.co/zAXuk2llz5

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03/12/19

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎄 https://t.co/NlKvrUJNwu

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28/11/19

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Hire our facilities - we have sites across Essex and East London with a variety of resources available, including Football Pitches, Swimming Pools, Classrooms, Drama Studios, Meeting Rooms, Sports Halls, Libraries, Theatres and more. Find out more on https://t.co/eu0qIqJcYa https://t.co/yIRj2zbZSW

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26/11/19

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Our preparations for the are coming along nicely! We’ve got our election toolkit from and our Tutors are busy creating their ballot boxes. We’ve now got our rosettes, and the ‘I’ve voted’ stickers are ready! 😊 We’re https://t.co/SvA5otiDUF

26/11/19

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Breaking barriers with our participants from on our G4G Programme weekend Football Residential ✨💫 with https://t.co/d6pgA6wRWl

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19/11/19

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WE ARE HIRING - Estates and Facilities Assistants We are looking for Estates and Facilities Assistants on a temporary and casual relief basis. These roles have flexible working hours – weekdays, evenings and weekends. Email recruitment.org.uk Phone (01279) 621572 https://t.co/kpFHPunXxB

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15/11/19

An international art project saw young people connect with the River Thames. Year 8 students from Royal Docks Academy took part in Rivers of the World, a project by the teaching through environmental, economic and cultural themes. https://t.co/BM1BOsvO6b https://t.co/lLy3CFsvuv

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14/11/19

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On Friday of last week, we held the first Year Council meetings of the term for Years 7 to 11. Our were hard at work discussing the items on the agenda; recycling, British Values, and the school facilities. https://t.co/O1fI5rjiLl

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12/11/19

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Felsted Chapel

pupils visit the Felsted Mission and Celebrating a growing partnership that flourish for every generation. https://t.co/K5zVXMViv9

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12/11/19

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Thank you for reciprocating hosting some of our Yr 11s last week. They enjoyed attending lessons together, studying history of the local area and taking part in a team building exercise! https://t.co/93H6PE9pkU

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12/11/19

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‘Amazing to see how far our donations go & what the team achieve’ ‘A place of contrasts, it is such a wonderful privilege to be involved’ everyone should visit’ ‘It was great talking to the Lunch Club & the pupils https://t.co/58B3o0CMiK

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12/11/19

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pupils visit the Felsted Mission & Flourishing for every generation. Exciting to see growing connections. https://t.co/JyT3tKuffx

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11/11/19

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Current Vacancies - We have a variety of teaching and non teaching roles available across our trust - https://t.co/UCU0OUBsP0 https://t.co/NVv0yhJHSn

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‘To experience the arts is to experience aspects of humanity which cannot easily be defined or understood in another context.  In whatever medium it comes, the importance of ensuring young people have access to the best that has been thought, said and created in the arts has never been more pressing.’  Art at the Heart of Education, Institute of Education lecture, 2019.

Early human artistic activity is thought to have origins dating back more than 40,000 years in the form of cave art, slowly spreading as a communicative practice from Africa and Indonesia to Western Europe and beyond. Hand stencils, shellfish, animal bones, pigment-stained stone tools and even ochre “crayons” were key findings within caverns which formed the basis of expression and communication to future humans. The discovery of paintings and objects that were stylistic to the area of the world in which they were found provoke thought in their message, which develops a ‘human story’ – one which has developed throughout history as humans have evolved and interacted with the world. It is constantly developing and expanding in its reason for being and purpose, leading us to where we are today in developing our own expression of the world and where we fit within it.    

At Royal Docks we believe that the arts are for everyone and it is an essential part of a student’s education. In all of our trust schools, pupils will be provided with a broad ‘diet’ of art, design, craft and photography, with a wealth of experiences that will support them throughout their lives. Art is unique in that it supports pupils in becoming visually literate developing confidence in self-expression and the understanding and importance of imagery. The power and need that the studying of art provides: of self-expression and to articulate this in visual form is an essential human right. The arts possess the power to dismantle stereotypes, convey journeys (present, past and historical) and voice opinions of societies. The ‘arts’ forms our connection to the world and can give pupils a sense of confidence and self-esteem. Key artists such as Charlotte Caron, Vincent Van Gogh, Andy Warhol and photographers such as Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Daniel Mountford help to inspire and engage our pupils in developing their own meaningful and creative responses.

All pupils will be given the opportunity to:

  • Develop their knowledge and understanding (‘The Grammar’) learning about art (critical, contextual studies: exploring the work of artists, external sources) as well as ‘making art’.
  • Have the time to explore materials, media and processes and in doing so discover what they are ‘good’ at and enjoy.
  • Work from observation and record it in its various forms (visuals, memories, experience)
  • Discover ideas and explore different views in the world in which they live thus increasing their enjoyment and ‘wonderment’ of the subject in discovering its relevance to their everyday lives.
  • Develop imaginative responses to different forms of stimuli.
  • Realise and articulate their intentions using a variety of processes and media.
  • Develop a greater sense of independence and self-esteem with regards to self-expression.
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