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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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22/07/20

Students from Newham are getting the unique opportunity to learn with peers from around the world. A group of 20 Year 10 students from Royal Docks Academy are taking part in the Felsted International Summer School Online. https://t.co/kK10ctgloP https://t.co/jAQuFeiNgn

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15/07/20

Children with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) are exceeding expectations by taking part in virtual yoga sessions. https://t.co/M15S0DQZua https://t.co/FWZB3qQm3s

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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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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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Physical Education (PE)

Physical education and sport can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans and the first Olympic Games in 776 B.C. Two of the greatest philosophers of all time, Socrates and Plato, believed healthy mind and body were linked, and were known to practise exercise and take part in competition. Physical education in schools in the UK became common in the 1800s with the focus then on gymnastics, hygiene and taking care of the body.

P.E. has often been a great divider of pupils; those that were ‘good’ at sport and those that were not. Historically, thoughts of open changing areas, enforced showers and shivering on muddy sports pitches led to many pupils being reluctant to participate who left school with negative feelings towards the physical education. However, thankfully things have moved on and rather than judge a student’s physical abilities in the confines of traditional games, PE now educates pupils to work as a team to reach goals and to value improvement in individual performance which will help them throughout their lives.

P.E. today also emphasises the value of exercise in physical and mental well-being. Studies have shown that exercise can help overcome depression and improve concentration and work performance and with the challenges of modern, sedentary lifestyles, it has never been more important for young people to enjoy sport. P.E. aims to make exercise fun and educational leading to prolonged commitment, because it is only by doing exercise that young people can gain all of its benefits.

The physical education curriculum at Royal Docks is being developed with pupils of all ages, genders, ethnicities and abilities in mind.

Fundamental to our curriculum is to embed core physical skills in all our pupils. These should contribute to our pupils leading full and active lives long after they finish their formal education, including supporting those with aspirations to compete at county and national level.

The KS1 curriculum develops the children’s skills of agility, balance and co-ordination – their ABC! These skills are then transferred into more recognised sports and activities during KS2 and practiced in more depth at KS3 with the pupils gaining more knowledge of the theory of PE, examining different types of fitness and why people need these skills for life. At KS4, interested pupils can opt to study PE or health & fitness to gain a recognised qualification, but all pupils have core lessons which will focus more on pupils’ wellbeing, mental and social as well as physical.

The curriculum will examine the different abilities our bodies have and what activities they may be best equipped to perform. A flexible curriculum built around the facilities available will aim to give pupils a choice of activities, both individual and team sports, with the goal of every student finding a sport or activity that engages them and that they can continue participating in after leaving school, whether a performer, coach, referee, or a knowledgeable spectator.

While many PE pupils at some point aspire to become professional sportsmen or women only a small proportion will realise this dream. However, they can all continue playing competitive sport in their own time and pursue a career in another area of sport such as coaching sports or teaching PE. Pupils could also go on to study sport science which could lead to them into exercise physiology, biomechanics or sport psychology.

With an increase in the number of people keeping fit by working out at the gym, there are more opportunities for pupils to work in this area having qualified as fitness instructors, personal trainers and aerobics/ yoga teachers. For pupils more interested in healthcare, sports therapy is a growing area concerned with prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of sports people following injury.

Finally, PE pupils can stay involved in sport in other areas by becoming a sports development officer or sports administrator.

However, regardless of whether pupils pursue a career linked to physical education and sport, it’s important they all keep active in whatever way they choose, to gain the health, wellbeing and social benefits of physical activity.

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