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11/02/21

The majority of students at the Designated Resource Provision at RDA have been staying home through the pandemic due to their complex medical conditions. To enable all students to access the online lessons, has provided families with laptops. https://t.co/WPKD6vo7HG https://t.co/bse8G2HHex

04/02/21

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If teaching from home is leaving you with aches and pains, try Sarah Power's quick and easy chair yoga exercises https://t.co/jrEu74Dq0z

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29/01/21

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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/Q0yot71LNk

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19/01/21

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BMAT are recruiting additional staff to support the mass testing for COVID19 across our secondary schools in Newham (London), Harlow & Epping (Essex) and Stansted (Essex). Full details and application info: https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/sp3KUgt9K3

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30/12/20

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BMAT are recruiting a new team to support the mass testing for COVID19 across our secondary schools in Newham (London), Harlow & Epping (Essex) and Stansted (Essex). Full details and application info: https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/l1QBVVnarb

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15/12/20

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We are more than ⚽! Mindful Me is our mentoring programme. We support girls & young women on a journey of self-confidence & self-esteem. Young people experience so many barriers & obstacles. Mindful Me is a way to handle and sometimes overcome these. ❤️ https://t.co/JvcjoBwS2f

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09/12/20

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Train to Teach with BMAT Education! A series of online events to help you get into teaching. For a full list of dates and links to join please visit https://t.co/wwbLPVwgYJ https://t.co/Or4B7zdpXv

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20/11/20

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Due to the current postholder taking up a wider role within the trust, Magna Carta Primary Academy in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, have a vacancy for a Head of School/Headteacher. For more information visit - https://t.co/lkYgzc1sjg https://t.co/pIWASstmK6

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17/11/20

An international art project saw our young people connect with London’s history. Year 10 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/Cmf2NTfcCt https://t.co/WoZZLLOOQJ

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11/11/20

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"Mark Hall Academy looks forward to the next phase of its development." in Harlow will be joining BMAT to oversee and steer the next phase of its development. https://t.co/5ZPUBnI3TY https://t.co/tA1ZeoPngc

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06/10/20

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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/yyC20xOlAN

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02/10/20

Our Virtual Open Evening video is now available to watch again. View the video and find out more about Royal Docks Academy here - https://t.co/kdj456lAMX https://t.co/OQQ1X1FIi6

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01/10/20

OUR OPEN EVENT IS TODAY! Join us from 4pm by clicking this link - https://t.co/kdj4563Zon https://t.co/A6dyfydSLs

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30/09/20

OUR ONLINE OPEN EVENT IS TOMORROW! We'll be holding a virtual open evening for 2021 admissions on Thursday 1st October. For more information, to register your interest and to find out more about Royal Docks Academy please visit https://t.co/kdj456lAMX https://t.co/zqwPdWXJiw

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28/09/20

ONLINE OPEN EVENT - We'll be holding a virtual open evening for 2021 admissions on Thursday 1st October. For more information, to register your interest and to find out more about Royal Docks Academy please visit https://t.co/kdj456lAMX https://t.co/YLWfSpQsp4

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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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Autistic swimmer's success

Autistic swimmer's success

Posted: 14th April 2020

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.

The 11-year-old, who is a Year 7 student at Royal Docks Academy only learnt to swim at the age of six and is already setting his sights on future stardom.

He now competes in the 400m individual medley, 100m butterfly, 200m freestyle and 50m freestyle categories.

While his usual routine of swimming three mornings a week before school and five nights a week after school has had to stop due to the pandemic, he is focusing on keeping his fitness up.

Coaches at his swimming club, Barking and Dagenham Aquatics, are providing him with daily workout guides to keep him focused.

His proud mum Anna Swan said: “Jason was slow to learn to swim as we struggled to find anyone who could teach him. It was hard to find someone with the right approach to teaching him and he was not allowed to join any group sessions. In the end, we paid for private lessons. They understood his needs and found the right way to explain things to him. Slowly, he passed all the stages, so we signed him up to a swimming club at the age of nine.

“We moved him to Barking and Dagenham a year ago and his training has really stepped up. He wants to swim and to be successful. He never misses a session as he wants to be the best he can be.

“If someone told me a year ago he would be achieving medals for his swimming, I would not believe it.”

Jason is now in a new routine of doing his exercises in the garden to keep his strength up.

Ms Swan said: “The first week of the virus shutdown, Jason was really struggling. He was waking up at 5am wanting to go swimming as usual. It was very difficult as he could not understand why the pool was closed. When he cannot achieve what he wants – such as his homework or in a swimming competition – Jason will scream and shout as he can’t regulate his emotions. He loves the water and it really helps to calm him down.

“He now realises he can train, but just has to stay at home to do that.

“Being autistic, it can be difficult for Jason to get into a new routine. But, once that routine has been set, he then struggles to operate without it.”

The family are in the process of securing classification for Jason which would enable him to choose in future if he wanted to compete as an Olympian or Paralympian swimmer.

Ms Swan said: “I think he will go to the Games in future. I am so, so proud of him.”

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