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04/09/20

"I met friends who were kind and understood me and my teachers were really helpful and checked to make sure I was understanding my lessons." Well done, Milena! https://t.co/VBDxBjkUdU https://t.co/Fxei8MnzP1

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04/09/20

“I feel really good about my results and happy that I am able to go on to do the things I like. Over the last six months, I’ve had time to think about what I am going to do and to prepare for college, so I know what to expect.” Congratulations, Seun! https://t.co/VBDxBjkUdU https://t.co/uOWMMAGo6g

21/08/20

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Congratulations to Royal Docks😊👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿 https://t.co/sJ9OpiVpVv

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20/08/20

"Royal Docks students have shown great commitment, drive and resilience throughout their courses, especially given the challenges presented in their final year. These results are richly deserved and we are extremely proud of our students." https://t.co/0BxCiR2vtR https://t.co/VwGd9Lka8i

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23/07/20

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Rosetta Arts and COVID-19. What's the latest? We are excited to share that we are going digital with: 🖼️Young Creative Newham Board 🖼️ART STARS! Saturday School 🖼️Creative mentoring for 16-18 year olds 🖼️And even more so watch this space👇🏾https://t.co/ZBFadoIsyG https://t.co/GGw9hmDDTP

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22/07/20

Students from Newham are getting the unique opportunity to learn with peers from around the world. A group of 20 Year 10 students from Royal Docks Academy are taking part in the Felsted International Summer School Online. https://t.co/kK10ctgloP https://t.co/jAQuFeiNgn

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15/07/20

Children with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) are exceeding expectations by taking part in virtual yoga sessions. https://t.co/M15S0DQZua https://t.co/FWZB3qQm3s

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25/06/20

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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/aqc2Xy6VVz https://t.co/vQykuMBGEI

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10/06/20

Children with all levels of special educational need across Newham borough are being supported by skilled teachers from Royal Docks Academy. https://t.co/H3XDOdXxya https://t.co/CYtD2vgdC6

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09/06/20

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Students at BMAT secondary schools in Essex and London are being given direct access to their own careers advisor during lockdown. Mikaela Pinnock, BMAT careers guidance professional, is hosting virtual one to one guidance sessions with Year 10 students. https://t.co/oW8bz8Z5pa https://t.co/9PuqmbfBz4

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20/05/20

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Disadvantaged children have been provided with digital devices and unlimited broadband by their school to enable them to learn at home. https://t.co/gYx4PDbGaq https://t.co/oo3YYN5ZE7

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06/05/20

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BMAT are looking for community governors to work with our schools based in Epping, Harlow, Stansted (Essex) and Newham (London). For more info and to apply please contact governance.org.uk https://t.co/4PeEmoUn0z

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27/04/20

Knitted bears will bring smiles to the faces of frontline nurses working at . Stephanie Bigg, student welfare assistant at Royal Docks Academy, is using her hobby as a way of thanking workers during the Coronavirus pandemic. https://t.co/yNioZ3wnnV https://t.co/515Achf2wV

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17/04/20

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Surgeons of the future got to learn more about the profession at an exclusive event. A group of students from , and , were given the opportunity to attend the Barber-Surgeons’ Hall in London. https://t.co/nFro3uPAkQ https://t.co/yNszmPPBxD

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15/04/20

Since the school closures, Royal Docks Academy has been catering for up to five students each day whose parents are key workers. Associate headteacher Matt Carter has been inundated with offers of help from his team. https://t.co/03N4grn14O https://t.co/U64hNVeu2H

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14/04/20

An autistic young swimmer is building his strength during the Coronavirus shutdown as he strives for Olympic success. Jason Van Der Merwe secured a gold and two bronze medals at the Essex Swimming Championships recently. https://t.co/imsHhG9xZ0 https://t.co/gpnakjBtnJ

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09/04/20

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Children of Key Workers have been in our schools creating art thanking our NHS and Key Workers. At 8pm we will . Thank you from BMAT. https://t.co/x42sYGl8Ao

09/04/20

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Great joy to share in the Maundy Thursday Eucharist by Zoom with . Thank you for your inspiring words to us. ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ I certainly will remember this one. May God bless you richly as you have us.

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07/04/20

Young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties are being supported at home by their highly trained teachers. The majority of the 26 students at the Designated Resource Provision at RDA are staying home due to their health conditions. https://t.co/SOCz371Nm3 https://t.co/P2DzvJnm6R

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03/04/20

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Here are the pictures in situ 😊 Thank you to all the workers and volunteers at https://t.co/5AsPnOpJHu

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Sport for students with profound learning difficulties

Sport for students with profound learning difficulties

Posted: 28th January 2020

The lives of young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) are being enriched with the launch of our school’s new curriculum.

The 25 students at the Designated Resource Provision at Royal Docks Academy are benefitting from the introduction of regular PE and creative arts lessons.

Since joining BMAT in January 2018, the school has enabled students with PMLD – which could be Down’s syndrome, ASD or be wheelchair-bound or blind - to live and learn alongside their mainstream peers.

Students are taught a personalised curriculum giving them an opportunity to learn life skills, acquire meaningful knowledge and experience the world beyond a classroom.

Now, they spend one day each week taking part in PE lessons, including rowing, adapted football and basketball and yoga.

Zama Shozi, head of the PMLD unit, said: “We have changed our curriculum to give more exciting opportunities for our children to take part in activities in a more meaningful and structured way. They are all accessing it to full capacity. We are taking away the barriers, which is in line with the whole ethos of BMAT.

“We are able to use the school’s sports hall which means our students, without limitations, can be a part of physical education. PE sessions including the whole unit are something we have never done before.

“We have more boys in the unit now who are very energetic, so introducing ball games is of real benefit to them, in particular. Their whole faces light up when they realise they are capable of playing football.

“We are showing our young people that nothing is impossible. This is a massive change for us and our students are responding so well to it. Parents are even coming to us to ask how they can adapt the lessons for home as the behaviour and capabilities of our students is even greater when they are doing this work at school.”

The school has invested in adapted equipment to enable the weekly sport sessions.

Students are also now taking part in regular performing arts lessons, putting on shows throughout the term.

Mrs Shozi said: “We have always held two performances each year, in the summer and at Christmas, but we are now stretching that further. The whole unit is taking part in creative arts and having their own input as to what music they want to work with. Every Friday, we play their favourite music in the unit.

“It gives them choices and shows them they are being listened to; pupil voice is very important to us.

“I want students coming to the unit every day knowing they have a good quality of life, not just educationally, but socially and functionally with a sense of belonging.”

BMAT is looking to now expand the provision to include five post-16 students each year from September 2020.

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