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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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Dave Chesney

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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02/04/20

Welcome to our next door neighbours 💙 https://t.co/tFih3EUnqH

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01/04/20

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More than 6,000 pieces of much-needed personal protection equipment (PPE) have been donated to the by the BMAT family of schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London. https://t.co/2kuQZH6YbV https://t.co/N3GTShyrVC

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01/04/20

Teenagers got a flavour of life in the Royal Navy. Year 9 and 10 students at Royal Docks Academy took on various challenges set by members of the , as well as learning about the best food for energy and nutrition. https://t.co/IpZ5JyHXQU https://t.co/K5Xet2rdDz

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01/04/20

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Lucia Glynn

We’ve emptied our stocks across our schools and this morning ⁦⁩ has delivered over 3000 pieces of PPE equipment to the ⁦⁩ to protect those on the front line treating . https://t.co/A6v7BKLzeB

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30/03/20

A school technician was poisoned and an eyeball was dissected – it must be ! Students at Royal Docks Academy were treated to a week of exciting hands-on experiments and tasks to celebrate the core subject. https://t.co/xzrz71bzD1 https://t.co/pXfjZCQ6MW

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11/03/20

Vu Vo, senior IT technician at RDA had never been into fitness before the death of his old school friend. But, in 2018 that all changed. '...in our lifetime we would run the Marathon. We promised.' https://t.co/ZmD04griSH https://t.co/F4yBKmz8rT

11/03/20

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came down to to surprise our girls on her BIRTHDAY. She had a kick-about with the girls, spoke to them about teamwork, resilience, determination, the realities of making it pro and following your own path in life 🙌 We ❤️ Eni! https://t.co/2QLNV2w8O5

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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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