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17/01/22

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Newham Collegiate

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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BMAT

🎄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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Felsted School

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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15/11/21

Royal Docks Academy Retweeted
BMAT

📢 We're Hiring! We have an opening for an Estates and Facilities Supervisor based at in Newham. 🔧 For a job description and application information please visit https://t.co/52ZREMgyIu https://t.co/4XUJjkRFFu

15/11/21

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BMAT SEND

‘Pupils who attend the resourced provision also benefit from an ambitious curriculum. They are well supported by staff who understand how to help them learn.’ Plus an inspirational leader of the PMLD provision.

15/11/21

Royal Docks Academy Retweeted
Marc Rowland

A big Saturday cheer for my friend and colleague John Blaney from for his leadership of - the first time the school has ever been judged ‘good’ by Ofsted. Whatever we think of these labels, staff have worked so hard and with expertise for ALL pupils.

12/11/21

Royal Docks Academy Retweeted
BMAT SEND

‘Leaders have high ambitions for pupils with SEND. Pupils’ needs are quickly identified. Pupils receive well-targeted support in lessons, or where needed, in smaller groups.’ A very well deserved report. Dedicated staff who put pupils’ needs first.

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12/11/21

Royal Docks Academy Retweeted
BMAT

🎉 Congratulations and well done to our colleagues at on your 'Good' rating from . https://t.co/ZwrvmhdQbx https://t.co/Edpng18Ai1

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12/11/21

Following a recent inspection by , Royal Docks Academy has been rated GOOD. 🏅 Thank you to our staff, students and families who make Royal Docks Academy a good School. Read the full report on https://t.co/iE6Iy0ez3B https://t.co/xXfkgovMGw

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04/11/21

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BMAT

📢 We're Hiring! We've an exciting opportunity for someone to head up our information technology services across the trust. 🖥️ For a job description and information on how to apply, please visit https://t.co/JdnPypoaJX https://t.co/mKcr9uV95y

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22/10/21

Royal Docks Academy Retweeted
BMAT

📢 We're Hiring! We have an opening for an Estates and Facilities Supervisor based at in Newham. 🔧 For a job description and application information please visit https://t.co/SByfgJMgFc https://t.co/g5o50a3QZ5

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20/10/21

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BMAT

📢 We're Hiring! We've an exciting opportunity for someone to head up our information technology services across the trust. 🖥️ For a job description and information on how to apply, please visit https://t.co/JdnPyp6zSp https://t.co/FRbCShRUQd

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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

Royal Docks Academy Retweeted
BMAT

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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Royal Docks Academy

"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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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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