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23/10/18

is the natural next step for Year 11s We offer a personalised curriculum in which each student is supported & challenged to be their very best. Join us on 6th Nov 6.30pm to find out more. Enquiries: Kwhite.co.uk https://t.co/Hve5oTZK5m https://t.co/tIJAr0LBb0

22/10/18

Retweeted From Chris Bakalis - Youth Mayor 🎃

This will be a great opportunity for students who want to get into a cooking career. https://t.co/yqhHYkUvmJ

20/10/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Well done to all that took part in the Annual Charity Sixth Form vs Staff Football match, this year in aid of . Lots of goals on display as the teachers ran out 9-2 winners. 👍🏼⚽️ 😁 https://t.co/UmUSUw2rXH

18/10/18

Retweeted From Rav

Presents ‘The Magic Of Learning’ as our annual staff conference this year - 22nd Nov! Keynotes by Sir John Jones & Sue Cowley! It’s going to be an exciting conference - interested? DM or email me rphagura.co.uk https://t.co/igq8sGwDiu

18/10/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: have a passion for English literature? Trust school are seeking an inspirational English Teacher to join their team. See school website for further details https://t.co/X772Vqhhut https://t.co/wi6zSSSZR9

18/10/18

Well done boys! https://t.co/jS5eA1MiVz

18/10/18

Literacy assemblies this week at RBA courtesy of Where will your next book take you? https://t.co/ZUdJPdTerC

18/10/18

RBA Conference 2018 ‘The Magic of Learning’ Keynotes by Sir John Jones and Sue Cowley. Overarching theme of differentiation. Thurs 22nd Nov. To book your place email Rav.Phagura.co.uk https://t.co/MRumSACgYQ

12/10/18

Retweeted From Active Broxbourne

Please make sure you nominate things like this! these guys should be should be recognised and celebrated! You only have 4 days left https://t.co/zr4GnfZw9M 🥰✨

12/10/18

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

Our amazing organised a session and led an assembly this morning to get us talking about Off their own backs too... well done https://t.co/ycXKL00LYq

12/10/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Great start for the Yr7 football team with a fine battling 3-1 victory in the National Cup. Goals from Ben Emms (2) and Ronnie Dix. ⚽️⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/FCGMFYfbz0

12/10/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: committed, have an eye for detail and seeking part-time casual contract? have opportunities for exam invigilators to join their friendly team, see school website for full application details https://t.co/CorTuVATPn https://t.co/zkxCah2YLX

12/10/18

Sixth Form Information Evening last night with our new Head of Sixth offering advice and guidance to students and parents. A long list of ‘How we support our students’! https://t.co/8otzkF8CPq

03/10/18

Retweeted From CVS (Brox & E Herts)

The team have just arrived at for our launch of excited to meet the teams from & . https://t.co/JeqM799VKW

03/10/18

Retweeted From Rav

New Staff Meeting No.3 tonight . Rolling out the red-carpet, with the focus of B4L. https://t.co/9HzZEmEgmV

28/09/18

Retweeted From SRA Art

What an exciting, vibrant & extremely busy open evening that was! It was great meeting everyone who came to see our lovely school this eve!!

28/09/18

A record amount raised today for of over £500 Well done all! https://t.co/pp8Cq4j7Kl

28/09/18

This week’s RBA Review: https://t.co/O8capTEWm1

28/09/18

and our head of sixth form enjoying judging the cake competition this morning https://t.co/lacDjDR4VQ

28/09/18

do our like our student’s cake for the cake competition https://t.co/gMQZeQvwPw

28/09/18

Some of our finalists at https://t.co/uYgWyZKflZ

28/09/18

It’s all go at the today https://t.co/6PxCV58SjV

27/09/18

Potential Intelligence Agency recruits in the Sixth Form. Don’t tell anyone... https://t.co/cxe45Rpcic

27/09/18

Fantastic to see so many yr 9 & 10 parents and students at our information evening tonight. https://t.co/LBCeBV7lVw

25/09/18

Keeping RBA students safe! Please have a read of this poster with your child and discuss the ways to keep safe on the way to and home from school. Keep valuables out of sight! https://t.co/cozv4AhzYK

21/09/18

Latest Review Newsletter out now! https://t.co/fEGV5Hj3zI

21/09/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

First chance for our Yr7s to represent at today’s mob race. Well done to all our runners and congratulations to the boys team medaling in 3rd place. 🏃🏻‍♂️🏅🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/wNJpShtmB0

21/09/18

Retweeted From RBA Recruitment

🚨 Vacancy Alert! A fantastic opportunity to join our high performing and welcoming English department as Literacy Lead TLR 2a-2b (dependent on experience) MPS/UPS+fringe https://t.co/IwqZ6YWfWW

20/09/18

Miss Josiah starting off our Year 11 information evening with a talk about the importance of good attendance in year 11 and it’s link to attainment https://t.co/hPQqNobVCX

20/09/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Here it is! ‘Welcome to RBA 2018’ Click here to watch our new school video: https://t.co/KbicpJK0B9

19/09/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Thanks to all the governors who attended our Ofsted preparation training last night. Great to have to our schools working together across the trust!

19/09/18

Details attached for a free seminar with and regarding all things Looking forward to welcoming local colleagues on 20th November! https://t.co/r0YaE9wnTi

19/09/18

Retweeted From Ced de la Croix

Enjoying tonight’s new⁩ staff training led by ⁦⁩ on core purpose...T+L the ⁦⁩ way + sharing ⁦⁩ strategies https://t.co/I71SOd4OgF

17/09/18

It was lovely to meet the Year 6 students & their parents at the Open Morning. A great turnout to tour with our Year 9 guides to see the school in action! If you would like a tour to see first hand our calm, purposeful & engaging school, please call 01992 410800 https://t.co/Tkd6FQ8mHp

14/09/18

Here it is! ‘Welcome to RBA 2018’ Click here to watch our new school video: https://t.co/KbicpJK0B9

14/09/18

Roll out the red carpet - you're invited to a film premiere! 'Live' screening on Facebook (FB:RobertBarclayAcademyHoddesdon) at 3.05pm https://t.co/OzkhiiJnAe

14/09/18

A huge 'Thank you' to the students, parents& staff last night for our 3rd (and best... yet!) Open Evening! Our visitors got a real feel for the academic, caring, personalised, community school that we have worked so hard to create. https://t.co/WTy8WLqn2b

14/09/18

Retweeted From Karen Tanner

The welcoming committee is ready, let begin!! https://t.co/92vdJpQrCt

14/09/18

Retweeted From Karen Tanner

Deputy Head Mr Johnston’s second job - door security! https://t.co/KuHYHGEyOF

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 The 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 The 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.

Governing Body Membership and Attendance details can be found here.

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