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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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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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Design & Technology (DT)

Resistant materials (RMT), graphics, systems & control, textiles & food

 

‘Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future’.   Robert L. Peters 

The creation of design is a direct response to life and how nature / humans interact with environments and surroundings. ‘Design thinking’ in terms of the cognitive, strategic and practical processes by which design concepts are developed, has been the core element for the innovation of systems, products and processes to develop in enhancing and improving the way life interacts with the world. From the earliest communicative forms of art expression, through to physical and constructional forms of design for life and survival e.g. hunting and sheltering, design is a rich blend of an ever-increasing variety of materials, forms, techniques and processes that continue to be advanced by and have a direct influence on human evolution. We are increasingly able to explore further, question more, solve difficult problems and intertwine our creative thinking in an interdisciplinary manner to make our lives better. 

Design & technology at BMAT is a forward thinking, creative, practical and problem-solving subject. Through exploring the disciplines of resistant materials, graphic communication, systems & control, textiles and food, our pupils are given the opportunity to develop their creative design thinking to solve problems and realise conceptual / functional products that respond to themes within the current working world. 

Through independent and collaborative work, pupils learn to make informed judgements that shape their practical decisions. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists, designers and food professionals. Through learning about the roles and functions of design, they are given the opportunity to explore the impact it has had on people and places throughout different periods of time. From Harry Beck to Saul Bass, Mackintosh to McLaren, Vivienne Westwood to Yves St Laurent, Nigella Lawson to Heston Blumenthal – ‘There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.’ Milton Glazer.

All pupils will be given the opportunity to:

  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of the subject, learning about design; Identifying and analysing problems they can see and developing informed decisions about how to creatively solve them.
  • Work independently and collaboratively to develop self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Develop creative thinking through discovering ideas and exploring 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 problems, whilst being encouraged to think outside the box!
  • Research themes using effective sources and plan an effective sequence of developing an idea. 
  • Select and use carefully tools and techniques appropriate for making a product in a safe workshop.
  • Experiment with new materials/resources such as smart fabrics/electronics.
  • Have opportunities to realise and articulate their ideas using a variety of tools/machines, techniques and processes.
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