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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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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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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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