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11/06/21

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BMAT recently appointed a director of to help children to reach their full potential. The former headteacher has started his work by bringing together experts from across the Trust to share best practise. https://t.co/dXL7gGTkgX https://t.co/btrvCXMwsv

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07/06/21

A young footballer’s dreams of becoming a coach came true on national television. Rebecca Hunt, Year 11 student at Royal Docks, featured in mini-series Watch Us Rise.⚽️ https://t.co/BQLcyhd9Rv https://t.co/Ft17np5kIb

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28/04/21

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Our SEND director is on twitter so please follow for SEND specific content. You can read more about the role here: https://t.co/jWIcjKLtxl https://t.co/slQON8gLZw

28/04/21

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this week the girls were AMAZING! They turned up on time and were rearing to go. Incredible to see so many of your students learning new skills, making friends and developing confidence on and off the pitch. The future is very bright!

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25/03/21

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BMAT has appointed a director to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities achieve their full potential. Marios Solomonides takes up post of Director of SEND with a mission to remove all barriers faced by children within BMAT schools. https://t.co/jWIcjKLtxl https://t.co/hsWxgX4m7z

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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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School's idea shared across borough

School's idea shared across borough

Posted: 3rd June 2020

Children with all levels of special educational need across Newham borough are being supported by skilled teachers from RDA.

The majority of the 26 students at the Designated Resource Provision at Royal Docks Academy have been staying home through the Coronavirus pandemic due to their health conditions.

Their four teachers and 15 support staff, trained to handle their personal care, behaviour and to help them to achieve their potential, have been finding new ways to support their students remotely.

One idea has been so well received by Newham Council, it is now sharing the resource with all families in the borough with children with any level of special educational need.

Zama Shozi, head of the PMLD unit, said: “We take photos of everything our students do at school as evidence of their learning and progress. We decided to use these images during lockdown to create our own personalised video audiobooks to help parents to continue reading with the children at home.

“You cannot find these kinds of books online. Our children are familiar with certain words, symbols and actions which we have incorporated into our original online books. We have also used images of them in character, so they can relate to the stories being told; it is also a way of letting them see the faces of their teachers and friends who they are missing.

“Our parents are learning more and more about what their children are capable of through activities we are setting them at home, such as these. As the parents share the stories, their child will make the connection with the language we have used with them and respond to the sensory approach, which is vital.”

Online books cover the stories of Romeo and Juliet, Desmond, Dracula and Rainforest and include worksheets for families to complete at home.

Mrs Shozi said: “They are brilliant.

“We are giving parents access to tools they would not otherwise have as we are using a specialist programme to produce the books.

“Our students cannot read, but they can associate with a picture or symbols which come up as the audiobook is played. It enables them to continue with the work they do in school in their home environment with their parents.

“Newham Council gets in touch to see how our vulnerable children are getting on and asks if we have anything we would like shared with other families in Newham. As a result, they have been sharing a link to our online books with all other schools with resource provisions. Children with special needs at any level, not just profound and multiple learning disabilities, are accessing this resource.

“It feels like we are making a big difference in such hard times. We are bringing smiles to our children’s faces. We could do the bear minimum and they would not challenge us, but we are their advocates and think on their behalf about what they would want to do. I have teachers willing to go the extra mile.”

Proud dad Shah Nawaz said of son Moeez: “He is busy and happy with his siblings. The change in Moeez we noticed is that he is vocalising more with parents as he is spending more time with parents during lockdown.”

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