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07/09/21

It's our open evening today! We're looking forward to welcoming families from our community into our school. 5pm - 7pm https://t.co/zN8fCSqxWv

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03/09/21

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It was great to see so many of our new students enjoying themselves, meeting their new friends and teachers at our summer schools in August ☀️🎵🏀 https://t.co/aCGQ29ZCSC

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16/08/21

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"My teachers did so much to help me achieve these results." https://t.co/qKuocnFWUv https://t.co/xvp9L5huwg

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16/08/21

"My teachers did so much to help me achieve these results." https://t.co/qKuocnFWUv https://t.co/xvp9L5huwg

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13/08/21

“We are incredibly proud of our students and their achievements. They have triumphed over adversity.” https://t.co/ttiNrQcSZF https://t.co/ISV2y0UGPP

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08/07/21

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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/KdyaAhJ1Aq

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05/07/21

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WE'RE HIRING! 🎉 Royal Docks Academy in Newham, London, have a vacancy for a Receptionist. For more information visit: https://t.co/KsBhk0Z2F7 https://t.co/8SZuNPs3UZ

22/06/21

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Great visit to to meet with the SENDCO, head of nurture and head of the unit. What a team! Terrific provision where the pupil’s needs are always the focus.

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15/06/21

"You have kept children & families safe" - Chief Nurse for England's praise for Newham school nurses 👩‍⚕️ https://t.co/lWcURLIbn0 https://t.co/Stlct7nbHr

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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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Reading List

Reading for parents/families and school students

We take reading for pleasure very seriously at Royal Docks Academy. We have an excellent fully staffed library which contains fiction books from all genres, including sci fi, fantasy, manga, graphic novels, social realism and many more. All students may borrow books and return them two weeks later.

Our books are carefully selected and labelled. Some books are restricted to students who are 13+ years old. This is because many young adult fiction books are written for older students. We ask parents of younger students to sign a permission letter if they are happy for their children to read works with slightly more mature themes.

All students in year 7 and 8 have a reading lesson once a fortnight in the library with the library staff on hand to help students find the right book for them. In order to help in this process, we test students reading ages throughout the year using the accelerated reader programme.

Accelerated reader is an internationally trusted programme which tests student’s ability to read and understand what they have read. The results we get show a level for the student which means they can pick a book with that level. Most fiction books are labelled in the library with accelerated reader levels.

We expect and ask all students in the Academy to read a book for pleasure every day. We tell the students in addition to any homework they have they should read for 20 minutes. But all reading is good so many students choose to read for far longer.

As well as books from our library we recommend that students join their local public library. In this way they have access on ebooks and audio books. The benefits of reading are the same whether you listen to a book being read to you or your physically read it yourself.

If parents or other family members wish to buy books we can recommend the online retailer Bookshop.org which donates part of the price you pay to independent bookshops. Also the online retailer ABE sells reduced price books either because they are second hand or old stock.

Books can also be read for free legally online on internet sites like Guttenberg Press and BooksCool.

Please click here to access the recommended reading list.

 

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