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11/11/22

Our whole school observed a minute silence for https://t.co/W6FAWIs2tf

30/09/22

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"This is about us, as a Trust, making provision for children with SEND as simple and as impactful as possible." BMAT is overhauling its curriculum focus to ensure children with SEND are at the forefront of education. https://t.co/hPqM7iPloq

28/09/22

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Students are benefiting from hundreds of thousands of pounds of renovations to their schools. Schools within the BMAT family – in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London - have been given a spruce-up over the summer months. https://t.co/6IierlFcfc

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21/09/22

📢OPEN EVENING TODAY 🏫Royal Docks Academy 🗓️Wednesday 21st September ⏰5:30pm - 7:30pm 📚We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students and families to our school https://t.co/9uT358tN6L

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20/09/22

📢OPEN EVENING TOMORROW 🏫Royal Docks Academy 🗓️Wednesday 21st September ⏰5:30pm - 7:30pm 📚We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students and families to our school https://t.co/vCha6ctzy1

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13/09/22

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Monday 19th September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, will be a national bank holiday. Our schools will be closed on this date. Schools will resume at normal time on Tuesday 20th September. https://t.co/DJ2PVRmbKD

13/09/22

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📢 We're Hiring! have a vacancy for a Receptionist 📄 For application details, please visit our website https://t.co/FK4tSqUSHU

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09/09/22

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BMAT and our schools are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the Royal Family at this time of national mourning. https://t.co/lPaBCTyGlX

20/06/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Newham) have a vacancy for a Catering Manager 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/cDTOP8Jm5H

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16/06/22

So proud of our SSLT who are celebrating pride month at RDA🏳️‍🌈 https://t.co/mXV1pSfv7x

19/05/22

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Rebecca Daniels 💙💛 RNC, BSc(hons), MSc, QN, PNA

Our amazing Royal Docks! They are fabulous and a shining light of excellence 🌟🌟🌟

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19/05/22

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Good to visit the department & meet young people accessing education there. I am visiting SEND provision to see it first hand, as part of my commitment to raise standards and ensure every young person can access the best services. https://t.co/3M7Hamw9rQ

20/04/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Newham) have a vacancy for a Casual Lettings Assistant 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/ukIQrctnSG

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02/02/22

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Hi , our Open Day is on Saturday 5 February, 10am - 1pm. Students (Year 11 or 10) can join us on campus or online to find out more about our wide range of courses, tailored support & award-winning experience. Register https://t.co/5yCkELYXPo. Please RT, thank you! https://t.co/CRh9RYKG8S

17/01/22

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Hi! Please could you let your students know that we’re now welcoming applications to join us for A Level studies from September. https://t.co/RjZBjCJyCx

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11/01/22

We're pleased to be hosting a Football Camp this Easter. ⚽️ Open to all abilities, boys & girls aged 8-15. More info and booking on https://t.co/yxHFVaDjsh https://t.co/zlfvbT4tHk

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16/12/21

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🎄A massive THANK YOU to all the staff and students who helped make yesterday a truly magical day across BMAT 🎅 https://t.co/v13D7YDYXY

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29/11/21

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas https://t.co/F047wkOolA

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25/11/21

. inspectors have paid tribute to staff, students and families at Royal Docks Academy following an inspection on 28 and 29 September 2021. Executive Headteacher, John Blaney, has praised students and thanked staff for their hard work. https://t.co/m0lhfDCHrw https://t.co/khCqBg4Rvm

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24/11/21

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For over a hundred years the links between The Ascension Church, the and in the East End of London have continued to grow and develop. Learn more here: https://t.co/EK04OS1dSO https://t.co/iFoSMGbhbU

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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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