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12/05/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

We had a serious amount of soil to shift today - but they did it! Both raised beds are now full and one is planted with potatoes. More new recruits have arrived and everyone was happy to take home a tomatoe plant to nurture 🍅 https://t.co/v3WiLcEElh

12/05/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Great to see Year8 using iPads to vote in assemblies. Student voice in action! ❤️💡🤝💬 https://t.co/fWscfPVCcB

10/05/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

JLT all setup (socially distanced) ready to interview our candidates. Young professionals/leaders! 🤝❤️💡💬 https://t.co/dFkTPezXTV

10/05/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Head Boy & Head Girl making an early start greeting guests. Giving them an RBA welcome!❤️💡💬🤝 https://t.co/0411giKd4z

10/05/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

So proud of JLT being young professionals touring visitors around ❤️🤝💬💡 https://t.co/UjP5Tzr8RX

06/05/21

Year 7s developing their ⁦⁩ knowledge on Judaism using ⁦⁩ iPad https://t.co/4ALW6aZOMD

04/05/21

Retweeted From East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals' Charity

For International Day of the Midwife on 5 May, we're asking if you want to tell a particular midwife how grateful you are for their support or say thank you to the team at Lister? Visit https://t.co/kf2OvfecCJ, where you can also make a donation, if you wish 💙 https://t.co/UXWHKO2oPF

04/05/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Any Yr9/10 girls looking to join a team. See details below ⚽️🏃🏻‍♀️ https://t.co/SIHVfZAZY1

29/04/21

Year 9s using their new iPads to view graphs and find the gradient of a line https://t.co/PdwNYcLxx2

29/04/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

JLT were superb tonight in our meeting! Ensuring that every students voice is heard. ♥️🤝💡💬

23/04/21

Retweeted From Miss H Burlton

Celebration of day 2 was a success, the year 9’s loved the escape room and the year 12 geographers just couldn’t resist getting involved too. https://t.co/e89MacGLJ4

22/04/21

Retweeted From Rav

This week the Professional Development Team led our Literature for Learning session. We want to keep pedagogy & sharing of good practice at the forefront of our CPD . The areas of focus are: Cultural Capital, Literacy, Rosenshine’s Principles & using Teach in the classroom https://t.co/KkhPXqUnUo

22/04/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Our boat has moored up to make a fabulous feature. The last of the plants went in - we will have to wait for full visual impact. 'Mal's Landscapes' have generously built us two raised beds for our veggies. We also have a new recruit! Gardening is flourishing https://t.co/Ar4vP2E3eo

21/04/21

Well done! You set your goal from an early age, you believed in yourself and most importantly you worked extremely hard to get there. Well done!

21/04/21

Retweeted From Miss H Burlton

Earth day escape room had been a hit with our yr7’s and 8’s today! They have loved the activities and finding out information about such an important day! Looking forward to tomorrow when the next classes take part. https://t.co/Y67uimpYXs

21/04/21

Retweeted From Children's Commissioner for England

We're launching with ! We want as many children as possible to take part and get their voice heard, so we can tell Government what children really think to make their lives happier. https://t.co/Watf22oNxh https://t.co/5Oi2SozlIu

20/04/21

Yes, we are!

19/04/21

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

first athletics club of the year (and in a long time) and what great weather for it 😎🏅 https://t.co/h5ccBoSG5B

19/04/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

We are hiring! Leadership and teaching opportunities across the Trust, including new vacancy Assistant Headteacher. Join a trust with excellent CPD opportunities, Apply now https://t.co/MBt1xAIuKO https://t.co/ocOP7xK2pc

18/04/21

Retweeted From Val Tatum

Yesterday my two year old granddaughter went to the library with her mum for the first time since it reopened. She’s too little to remember going before lockdown. She thought she’d died and gone to heaven. A place “with all the books in the world, nanny. “ 😍

14/04/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

The kids shifted half of the wood chippings tonight and it has already lifted the look of the sensory area. 'Mal's Landscapes' dropped by so of course we got Mal to work....what a legend! https://t.co/CJ9bcUjPwL

14/04/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Digging out the turf for two veg plots has been slow and painful work for gardening club....until 'Mal's Landscapes' turns up and does the job in five minutes flat! 👏 https://t.co/pjBl638CAr

14/04/21

Retweeted From @rbalanguages

Superb engagement with Spanish using our new ipads https://t.co/nhIYmyS2Wl

12/04/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Blue sky thinking. Mrs Barlow and Mr Cook have nearly got the first coat on. There's also a rumour that a little boat is floating its way towards our garden...who needs a bench when you can have a boat? https://t.co/Yueq9GZlsr

12/04/21

It’s staff INSET day today so we look forward to welcoming our students back tomorrow

09/04/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. https://t.co/el6mYhPyb6

03/04/21

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Can't wait to get to Theatre Trips! https://t.co/I81FQj19WT

30/03/21

Year 13s topping up their Psychology knowledge and skills https://t.co/zBSHJ0tL7Q

26/03/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

A seaside theme is emerging after we experimented with tester paints - blue deckchair stripes the current favourite! Most plants are in now; almost ready for the wood chippings which will make it very low maintenance 👍. Two small veg beds are also in the making https://t.co/q95aBrG8gg

26/03/21

Year 12s engaging in their debating lesson as part of sixth form core skills led by ⁦⁩ . https://t.co/8fNHmgpLiL

25/03/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

My class have just gone to lunch, but... what a lovely experience of mixed learning using iPads to enhance RE ! Looking at symbolism & Martin Luther King. https://t.co/ZBDzI4QhE2

23/03/21

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

I am so pleased to announce that we at have raised an amazing £373 for Red Nose Day! To which we received this Thank You video https://t.co/KnCp3wl7ZH via

19/03/21

Retweeted From George C

Year 7s using their new iPads to learn about the structure of the earth and geology of the U.K 🌎 They loved looking at earthquakes as they happened on https://t.co/ckbeyMSYvo

19/03/21

Retweeted From Rav

Students have been feeding back on how much they are enjoying having their iPads . Looking forward to this journey continuing! https://t.co/Yhgl33jtuw

19/03/21

Retweeted From George C

Our journey begins! Excited to continue developing and improving student education through iPads. Year 7 and 8s loved using them today🌎 https://t.co/QTgsY91Quw

19/03/21

A great week rolling out the iPads for year 8 & 9. Even better to see how is allowing us to make lessons more interactive! https://t.co/H6w26YuN6U

18/03/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

We've added a little bit of colour and lavender scent to the entrance of the LSC 🌻. We also dug through rocks, roots and ravenous ants to make planting holes for our sensory plants. It was great to be back 😊; looking forward to full gardening club return https://t.co/32MJWcT98p

18/03/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

JLT as part of the iPad role out questioning the deputy headteacher. https://t.co/62kXvYGCqw

17/03/21

Retweeted From Rav

It was great to be able to hand out the iPads this morning to Year 8! Enhancing T&L through the use of technology is going to be exciting! https://t.co/KmSN0gSzoc

17/03/21

Our journey to becoming an school continues, with Year 8 receiving their iPads this morning. Mr Draine and Mr Hehir helping to lead a session on how to set up core apps, on the ipad. https://t.co/mUngYa0FBC

Information for New Students

Welcome to Robert Barclay Academy

Our aim is to make all of our new students feel welcome, safe and confident from the beginning of what we hope will be some of the best years of their lives.

Transition, whether it is joining a new school, starting a new job, or moving house, etc..., is always a daunting time. For this reason, we spend a lot of time managing the transition process as we realise how important it is for you to feel confident and secure when starting a new school. To assist with the transition, we have a dedicated team led by Mr Martin (Assistant Headteacher) and Mrs Morris (SENCo).

At RBA, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of subjects and activities. We offer academic rigour – where you will be challenged to achieve the very best GCSE and A Level grades, go on to further education or apprenticeships and, ultimately, developing rewarding careers.

We also offer a family environment, where you will be known by name and develop skills for an ever-changing world. We have a dedicated Student Reception to ensure that any concerns or questions you have can be quickly and efficiently addressed.

Whether you are joining us from a primary school in Year 6 or another year group, the induction process is well-planned to ensure you settle quickly at RBA.

Joining us from Year 6

Leaving your primary school and moving to the new, much bigger world of secondary education can be worrying and stressful. The ultimate goal of the Head of Year 7 is to ensure that within the first six weeks of your new school life, you are very happy, busy and stimulated with a range of innovative experiences and events that promote self-awareness, confidence and resilience. These are all aspects that help you to develop as an ‘all round’ individual. We recognise that effective learning cannot take place until you settle and feel confident and happy in your new surroundings.

As part of the induction process, we ensure there are plenty of opportunities to visit the school. We will also visit your primary school, and Year 6 teacher, so that we can find out how to support you best. There will also be an opportunity for you to meet us, to learn about the school, and for you to ask any questions you may have. 

In July each year we hold a special induction day, where you can visit the school, meet all the new joiners, make new friends and try out some lessons! There is also a Secondary Transition Evening for parents/carers to learn about RBA, spend some time with members of staff and ask questions.

If you are the only student joining from your primary school, there is no need to worry. You are extremely important to us and you will also be given an extra opportunity to visit us on a targeted transition morning when you will get the opportunity to meet other students who are also the only ones joining from their primary school.

Joining us from another year group?

Moving schools can be a daunting process. That is why our aim is to make all our new students feel welcome and safe and to help you settle in your new Tutor Group with a new timetable as quickly as we can. Before joining us, you will be given the opportunity to visit the school with your parents/carers and meet your new Head of Year or another key member of the Pastoral Team. There will be an opportunity to have a tour around the site, for you to ask questions and find out about life at RBA.

We hope you find the sections below useful and if you are joining us then we look forward to seeing soon.

A typical day at RBA

The school day consists of five taught lessons each of 60 minutes, as well as morning and afternoon registration with your Form Tutor.

08:40 - 08:55 Registration / Assembly
08:55 - 09:55 Period 1
09:55 - 10:55 Period 2
10:55 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:15 Period 3
12:15 - 13:15 Period 4
13:15 - 13:50 Lunch
13:50 - 14:50 Period 5
14:50 - 15:00 Registration
15:00 End of School Day

 

You will have a wide range of subjects on your timetable including English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, RE, ICT, Music, Art, PE and lots more.

Before school, break and lunchtime you can visit the Refectory for a hot or cold snack/meal and a drink. It is a great place to catch up with and meet new friends.

Homework Club is held after school in the library where staff can help you with your homework. There are also lots of clubs to attend, including sporting activities for those of you who like sports and want to play in the school teams.

You will never be bored at RBA!

Top tips

RBA is a great place to be and there are many different ways that you can succeed.

Here are just a few suggestions:

Get yourself organised the night before. This should include checking EduLink for your lessons the next day and packing your books, PE Kit, Food Technology ingredients etc…

Take a full and active role in all aspects of school life by joining lunchtime and after-school activities.

Complete your homework to your best ability and hand it in on time.

Arrive at school on time and reach the minimum expectation of 96% attendance each year.

Challenge yourself each school year by learning a new skill, new hobby or become involved in a community project.

Who to contact if you have a question or problem

If you have a question or problem and you are not sure how to solve it then the best person to see in the first instance is your Form Tutor, as they are the people that will know you the best.

Your Head of Year or Student Reception are also available to answer your queries or listen to your concerns.

Downloads

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Year 7 Information Booklet 2020 21 30th Jun 2020 Download
RBA Uniform Price List 2021 26th Apr 2021 Download
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