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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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Student realises dream on TV

Student realises dream on TV

Posted: 7th June 2021

A young footballer’s dreams of becoming a coach came true on national television.

Rebecca Hunt, Year 11 student at Royal Docks Academy, featured in BT Sport mini-series Watch Us Rise.

The show followed a group of young women who love football and the struggles they had to navigate as they pursue their footballing dreams.

Rebecca was given an insight into the world of football coaching by taking the BT Playmaker football course by England Football, teaching ten classmates from Royal Docks.

The student, whose beloved grandfather died during the pandemic, said: “I was playing football in primary school, but the girls’ team was on and off. My family are into football, so it was always on the television. From there, it was what I wanted to do, to become a coach.

“There are not many opportunities for women my age in this area; it is more dedicated to male players. It can be difficult for women to find a team dedicated to their needs.

“My grandad, who I lived with, was my main supporter in my football journey. I spoke on the programme about how his death last summer affected my dedication to sport. My nan was so happy about the programme – within three seconds of telling her about it, everyone knew!”

At Royal Docks, Rebecca has been fully engaged in the extra-curricular sport programme, where football takes centre stage.

She has played in the girls team from Year 7 to 11, captaining the team in a number of fixtures.

During regular training sessions at school, Rebecca has been able to work on improving tactical and technical aspects of her game.

The school’s unique partnership with Goals 4 Girls has also helped Rebecca, who has been part of the scheme since joining the school, with her interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.

PE teacher Tom Woolsgrove, who was interviewed for the programme, said: “Rebecca comes from an inner-city background where she may not have had access to the same opportunities other young people from different walks of life might have had in the past. She has had to put in the extra work to realise her ambitions.

“Things have not been easy for Rebecca; it has been a difficult pathway. She has faced the typical financial hurdles of a lack of technology to help her to study during lockdown. What people might take for granted, she has not had in life.

“But, she is a fantastic student who has been playing for the school football team since Year 7. She is fantastically focused on work and has a great attitude towards football and school. Football has been an escape from any difficulties she has had; it has given her confidence, developed her communication skills and helped her to work with other people. She has learned a lot of skills, such as rising to challenges, which have boosted her confidence and that has shown through in the classroom. That is the power of sport.

“All the skills she has learnt through football are the ones you need to succeed in life – winning and losing, working together. They will help her to achieve whatever she wants to.

“Rebecca is inspiring other young girls not to give up on their dreams by showing there are opportunities in sport for girls to be successful.”

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