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21/08/19

GCSE results will be available from 9am tomorrow (Thursday). Students must collect their own results unless they have given written permission to jbroadhurst.co.uk

15/08/19

Well done Geographers! https://t.co/A7LhdrrOlI

15/08/19

Fantastic atmosphere today. Highlights include Holly who received A*A*A*A* and is off to university! Congratulations everyone! https://t.co/4LGDbqs0Pf

13/08/19

A Level/ KS5 results day is this Thursday starting at 9am in the sixth form centre. Students must collect their own results in person. Contact jbroadhurst.co.uk with any queries.

21/07/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Wishing all our students, families and staff a wonderful summer . . . https://t.co/qiO41YBtx4

21/07/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Congratulations to Owens House, winners of this years ⁦⁩ House Competition. Well done to Senior House Captains Max and Kie in leading Owens House to victory! 🥇🏆 https://t.co/pCOKS36NWV

19/07/19

Retweeted From Professional IMPACT 🇬🇧

Great to meet this evening having a brief chat about Spurs back in his playing days and when I used to go with my dad. Steve was presenting the awards for the students for their sporting achievements - top man Steve 🙌🏻 https://t.co/dkJEhcFrsZ

19/07/19

Retweeted From June Howard

Another great event celebrating all the amazing achievements of the students at RBA https://t.co/6zonCfU8M8

19/07/19

Retweeted From Ced de la Croix

Looking forward to Sports Presentation Evening 2019 tonight and listening to our guest speaker https://t.co/gMegR1owb8

18/07/19

Some of of Year 10s enjoying their rewards lunch today https://t.co/z2mXze2gyc

17/07/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Congratulations to all the boys athletes for an excellent day at the Bruce Longden Challenge. Stand out performances from Sydie, Ellis, Jayden, Kian and Raf 🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇👍🏼👍🏼 https://t.co/rJaQQQFa4G

17/07/19

Esther won big today https://t.co/7tHi2dk1jz

17/07/19

Leah is happy with her award today https://t.co/5ySD9KEdXl

15/07/19

Marco has won big in today’s celebration assembly https://t.co/hEP2CgAks1

15/07/19

Today’s celebration assemblies for Year 7 and 10, join us on Wednesday for Year 8 and 9 https://t.co/Z6OOzmIRu4

15/07/19

Very happy parents today here at our celebration assemblies https://t.co/lHS6Y4YPNu

15/07/19

Celebration assemblies today, congratulations to Year 7 and 10 students who won awards https://t.co/l0WmxF8UoA

15/07/19

Year 7 parents and carers congratulating their children following the celebration assembly this morning https://t.co/OZ9vtFcVIn

15/07/19

Year 10 celebration assembly today. Time to celebrate success https://t.co/S29H5JysGD

15/07/19

Thought of the Week 💭 https://t.co/CotBSexybi

14/07/19

Well done England: World Champions! A cracking end to the match. Players demonstrated resilience, grit and focus. Superb sportsmanship in recognising the talents and skills of New Zealand. https://t.co/II7EhMpK52

13/07/19

Today! Please come along to support the exhibitors and the school PTA (FoRBA) in this interesting and fun event! https://t.co/zo3aPrWP2G

12/07/19

Rewards trip will be back at 5pm (estimated time of arrival)

12/07/19

Retweeted From Charles Walker MP

On Tuesday I led a delegation of Secondary School Headteachers to meet Minister of State, to discuss funding. This is the second time I have met with the Minister to discuss the issue of schools funding in the lead up to the https://t.co/fJMIinmvML

11/07/19

Some of our new year 6’s in languages today as part of transition day https://t.co/TwUyz9Xp4u

11/07/19

Year 10 teaching a lesson on cloning today https://t.co/UYLMn8r0Rt

11/07/19

Year 10 teaching a lesson on cloning in RE today https://t.co/AZOOvjrcr4

09/07/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Our headteacher met today with and to discuss the crisis in school funding, alongside headteachers from and The government simply *must* invest more in the education of the next generation. https://t.co/eGmv8UkEcH

09/07/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Well done to Girls Athletics Squad for their efforts at today’s Nicky Morris Athletics Champs! Well done again to Zoe, Lily and Katie for winning their events https://t.co/B53yyBfAgc

09/07/19

Our headteacher met today with and to discuss the crisis in school funding, alongside headteachers from and The government simply *must* invest more in the education of the next generation. https://t.co/eGmv8UkEcH

09/07/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Bro

Started the job hunt but need some help? Access Point is open TOMORROW 2-5pm. If you're aged 13-19, drop in for help with all things CVs, jobs, work experience and https://t.co/EX9IZ40JQ1 https://t.co/YrsJzRfCHp

09/07/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Bro

The Hertfordshire Fiesta Emotional Wellbeing group for 13-17s meets every Wednesday 7-9pm at Waltham Cross Young People's Centre ... come along to find out how you can look after your mental health! https://t.co/fQkr0bMNFE https://t.co/wxS3liZaYX

09/07/19

Retweeted From Justine Tripp

Come along to the 26th Annual Model Railway Exhibition. *THIS SATURDAY* At RBA 9.30am to 4.30pm Postcode: EN11 8JY Fun and interest for all the family, and the enthusiast alike! All proceeds towards school projects. https://t.co/olU5oS6IXM

09/07/19

Retweeted From @rbalanguages

Sunday morning Spanish lesson! https://t.co/QOdbCwFyGw

09/07/19

Retweeted From @rbalanguages

A nice trip to the market this morning! Using this mornings lesson! Better hagglers than Teresa May! https://t.co/RtHnOhDaS0

09/07/19

Retweeted From @rbalanguages

Can't go wrong with making a Spanish tart! Tarta de la Abuela! https://t.co/eTERuNR8Kw

09/07/19

Retweeted From @rbalanguages

It's alright girls, Mr Mac will show you how it's done! https://t.co/4ZVUeKyxDj

09/07/19

Retweeted From @rbalanguages

After a long day of Spanish lessons, making spanish tarts, having a Mud bath and let's not forget the Zumba, we are ready for some fooooodd!!! https://t.co/Q6slR3X6z9

08/07/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

This Saturday at . Organised by https://t.co/LiS8OxCBef

Local Governing Body

What is our role?

Governors do not manage the academy. That is the role of the Headteacher and the senior leadership team and as Governors we aim to support them in doing this. Governors are responsible for the strategic vision of the academy and for supporting the Headteacher and his staff in achieving that vision.

Governors have responsibility for appointing the Headteacher, managing the school's budget, setting annual targets and monitoring performance against those targets, all in the interest of raising standards of achievement.

In addition to these statutory responsibilities, Governors do a wide variety of other things, either through formal committee activity or through personal involvement with the day-to-day life of the academy.

Composition of the Governing Body

As you will be aware, the school successfully converted from a Local Authority maintained school to Academy status on 1 September 2016 when it became part of the Sir John Lawes Trust.

Whilst there have been no major changes to the Governing Body at the Robert Barclay Academy, the established body of the Trust now has an over-arching Board comprised of Headteachers, Chairs of Governors, representative Parent Directors from each school and a Sponsor Director. 

Capacity and skills of the Governing Body at RBA will continue to be regularly renewed to ensure we are doing the best for the academy.

The Governors of Robert Barclay Academy are committed to ensuring, through the Headteacher, that we provide a safe, positive and challenging learning experience.

At RBA we believe that every child matters and, by offering a broad and balanced curriculum, they can be inspired to attain and achieve their full potential.  This will prepare them later for the opportunities, responsibilities and experience of life in modern Britain.

The Governing Body of Robert Barclay Academy is currently made up of 11 Governors. Governors are appointed from a variety of backgrounds and skills to ensure that all stakeholders in the academy have a say in the way in which it is strategically managed.

The categories of Governors are:

Co-opted

Appointed by the Governors from members of the local community who are interested in adding value to the academy.

AM

Associate Members appointed by the Governors

Parent

Elected by the parents from people with a child on the academy roll.

Staff

Elected from the staff to represent the academies strategic views to the Governing Body.

How we work

We aim for as few formal meetings as possible, preferring to support the school through active involvement rather than through sitting in committee rooms.

The full Governing Body meets five times a year - generally for no more than two hours. Certain key tasks provide the focus for our discussions and as a minimum each meeting focuses on a core topic as follows:-

  • Analysis of results in external examinations
  • Setting targets for the year
  • Approving the Academy Development Plan
  • Approving the Annual Budget
  • Reviewing strategic planning for effectiveness and impact.

A wide variety of other subjects are considered at each meeting, including the Headteacher’s report, reports from sub-committees and, very importantly, the approval of all major policies which underpin the running of the academy.

The main Governing Body is supported by three sub-committees which meet once each term as follows:-

  1. Resources Committee - concerned with finance, premises and HR.
  2. Learning & Teaching Committee - concerned with the academy curriculum and with standards of performance.
  3. Strategic, Planning & Development Committee.

Most Governors, in addition to sitting on the main Governing Body, attend the meetings of at least one of the committees so that each Governor attends a meeting between seven and ten times a year, together with visits to the academy for other reasons. We also try to attend public events such as secondary open evening, academy play performances, music concerts, the annual awards ceremony and sports events.

In addition, individual Governors take a special interest in specific areas of the academy such as Child Protection, SEND, the More Able Student programme and Careers and Guidance.

Most queries about the management of RBA and the progress of any individual child should be directed in the first instance to the school itself but I or other governors will be happy to answer any more general questions, particularly in relation to the role of the governing body as we would welcome any new members.

Letters directed to us should be sent to the academy for our attention.

Full Governing Body Membership

Full Governing Body Membership and Attendance 2018-19

Full Governing Body Membership and Attendance 2017-18

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