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12/12/19

It’s all go at the RBA voting booths? Do we want Brexit done....or not...seems to the general topic of conversation today. https://t.co/kIjw52ZXPo

12/12/19

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Ready for the RBA Mock General Election tomorrow. Voting opens at 8:15. https://t.co/Th4u9BkbVS

11/12/19

What a brilliant production this evening of High School Musical - final night tomorrow, don’t forget to get your tickets! https://t.co/OStFd95j1a

11/12/19

Retweeted From Rav

The hall is filling up and front row seats for me tonight for production of High School Musical! https://t.co/3hI2HjGedZ

11/12/19

The General Election is coming to RBA. Mr Stuttle talks to the students in assembly to make them informed voters. Whose going to win the RBA election and will this match the real one? https://t.co/PFY1rx7nWI

10/12/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Opening Night!!! Well done to everyone involved!! https://t.co/ztdRJnTCMH

10/12/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

So pleased to welcome , St Augustine's and St Catherine's Primary School to our first performance of "High School Musical". Hope you enjoy! https://t.co/RqCF4eq2bk

10/12/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Have you got your tickets for High School Musical? Tues. 10th December. 6:30pm Wed. 11th December. 6:30pm Thurs. 12th December. 6:30pm Adults - £7 Concessions - £3.50 Family (2 Adults/2 Children) - £18 Tickets available on the door or ParentPay! Book now to avoid disappointment! https://t.co/zZi27Sv0Qj

10/12/19

Some excellent sharing of good practice after school today, for our Literature for Learning CPD. Our staff reflecting on research and how they will use these strategies within the classroom. https://t.co/ZFolc2PlO1

10/12/19

This is now becoming one of our traditions led by Mr Stuttle and the JLT. A fantastic way of reflecting on the year that will pass and what we can look forward to, in the New Year. Happy Christmas 🎄 https://t.co/yRe0fesFWY

10/12/19

Retweeted From RBA_RE

We are all ready for the Mock General Election at RBA. https://t.co/DZGmOxaUiw

10/12/19

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

! High school musical underway ! https://t.co/v1tPm2SIhC

10/12/19

Our amazing PTA (FORBA) have set up an American themed snack range this evening, for our school production of High School Musical. A brilliant idea. Popcorn and hot dogs are all ready! https://t.co/goPBvQEUDu

09/12/19

Retweeted From RBA Media Studies

Get creative and storyboard a short film... https://t.co/g2icLB7bYT

09/12/19

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA Mock General Election. On Thursday we will be running our very own RBA Mock General Election with students being educated about all things election this week.

06/12/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Merry Christmas Everyone! https://t.co/DYvBIJuMxM

05/12/19

Retweeted From RBA_RE

So proud of JLT at last night Mayoral Debate. What an amazing team, speeches, presentation and skills shown by all. A well deserved 2nd place. Superb! https://t.co/Q927z3Lm0E

05/12/19

Retweeted From Cllr Steve Wortley - Mayor - Borough of Broxbourne

SO impressed with all our Young Speakers this evening at the Mayors Debate. Should build on its Green Belt land? Credit to their school, their teachers & parents. Superb presentations and congratulations to Winners and Runners up & https://t.co/s9QOTDu2Ro

05/12/19

Retweeted From Youth Broxbourne

All seven schools can be extremely proud of their pupils https://t.co/ybRj8I38fC

03/12/19

Great training this evening led by our SENDCo. We’re learning a lot and now going into implementation time, in departments https://t.co/8U1VdFpdQG

03/12/19

It’s just arrived! Christmas is coming to RBA. Many thanks to Amwell Trees for their support. https://t.co/kgKNasRqne

30/11/19

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

It’s been 2 years today since we said a heartbreaking goodbye to you. Be thinking of you, as always Mush Xx if you are struggling; speak out ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ there are people to listen x https://t.co/xrEQj2yiT6

30/11/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Intense concentration from our SLT teams at the start of our annual conference. Valuable input from Kay Leach as always https://t.co/miVozCo1mE

28/11/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

Aged 13-17 & in care? Looking to build your confidence & learn to live independently? Join 's Young People in Care project at Young People's Centre Thursdays 5.30-7.30 pm https://t.co/BaaFqNAbUY https://t.co/geEo7qaxZx

27/11/19

Excellent indeed, well done! https://t.co/UclEeyg3jH

26/11/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Our amazing Music Students representing with the Mayor at the Christmas Carol Concert https://t.co/APhuQjmflZ

25/11/19

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Some of the have been chopping and bundling the piles of bamboo that was hacked down in summer, to be re-used for supports in spring. But more urgently, how can we make this bamboo wig-wam christmassy??!! Need to make a Christmas Carol scene! https://t.co/e1ekf7Nq2w

25/11/19

Retweeted From Luzaan Sparks

Thank you for the welcome, thank you for the care, encouragement and support and thank you for the great staff CPD! https://t.co/zxVtMQFerO

23/11/19

Retweeted From Rav

We decided to kick off yesterday’s Creating the Future conference with Elliot driving our very own Delorean into the hall, to go Back to the Future https://t.co/w09CqgsEAU

22/11/19

Retweeted From Mr Pink

Wow. So impressed with the event have laid on today. It’s a Back to the Future Theme!

22/11/19

Retweeted From Ben Martin

‘Creating the Future’ A thoroughly enjoyable day for my first staff conference . A lot to reflect on from our guest speakers & . Congratulations to & the PDT for putting on such a great event https://t.co/wVG4Xc7YHd

22/11/19

Retweeted From Annabel Hart

Brilliant staff conference as always - the Back to the Future theme was great. Really enjoyed the keynote delivered by . What a great KIT day! https://t.co/hcKTxcRUt3

22/11/19

Retweeted From Annabel Hart

A great KIT day for the staff conference. This years theme was Back to the Future. Well done and the PDT team who organised another amazing day. 👏 https://t.co/fQlmd6YBle

22/11/19

Thank you for joining us today and for sharing your research on boys, from your book, ‘Boys Don’t Try’

22/11/19

Retweeted From Miss H Burlton

If you could spare a few minutes and are aware of Walton on the Naze. Please could you help one of my students by answering the following questionnaire https://t.co/aJq87FW3HO

22/11/19

Retweeted From Rav

This morning we have Matt Pinkett as our keynote at our staff conference ‘Creating The Future’. https://t.co/FyKybwi95u

21/11/19

Well done to all the boys involved - keep aiming high and working hard! https://t.co/ktF1ftCKsm

19/11/19

Retweeted From internetgeography.net 🌍

AQA GCSE Geography Support Cards - Helen Burton recently shared a set of really useful flashcards to support students studying AQA GCSE Geography. Grab a copy now: https://t.co/SzPF2yC8fE

18/11/19

Retweeted From East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals' Charity

RT & help spread the word! get signed up to support your local hospital 🎅🏻 https://t.co/mLpydJiCFU

18/11/19

Retweeted From Rav

So our Annual Staff Conference ‘Creating The Future’ is in . We are very excited about hearing some staff have already asked to read ‘Boys Don’t Try?’ ahead of Friday! We look forward to welcoming you to our https://t.co/Dk3LHSNYoC

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 Attendance 2018-19

Full Governing Body Membership and Attendance 2017-18

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