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06/04/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

The Trust Spring Newsletter is out now... https://t.co/AgM8VHzK5V https://t.co/9kjfczW66w

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Recruitment

🚨 Vacancy Alert! 🚨 We have an opening for a Teaching Assistant 25 hours per week, 5 hours a day. Fixed term contract to at least Christmas https://t.co/SuR8ZYi7wg

05/04/19

Retweeted From Rav

Our in-house reporters sharing the best bits from today https://t.co/NuBXRKKLQU

05/04/19

***Update*** Year 7 ETA 4.05pm Year 8 ETA 4pm (M25 accident holding them up) Year 9 - back at school. https://t.co/lpBbpFSYPw

05/04/19

Tower of London trip is on its way back back to RBA ETA 4.10pm

05/04/19

Our display is looking good https://t.co/BnDKdczNht

05/04/19

**Update** Year 7 ETA 4pm Year 8 ETA 3.35pm Year 9 ETA 3.10pm https://t.co/1lGvS1VFSa

05/04/19

Retweeted From Rav

Year 10 ending with an excellent session with a practising Buddhist. Q&A time this afternoon. https://t.co/URinbc6ucL

05/04/19

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Beautiful route home from science museum https://t.co/hlSzKTRtoN

05/04/19

Year 10 listening to a visiting Buddhist talking about his faith today https://t.co/6HGjHeOVf5

05/04/19

Talking about conformity and group dynamics https://t.co/TWH780fQt5

05/04/19

Getting ready for session two of with Year 10 https://t.co/MDLiebX8hP

05/04/19

Year 10 are enjoying the performance as part of their day on sex education https://t.co/rLRmj93lG7

05/04/19

LEAD trips (current) return to school times: Year 7 - 3.40pm Year 8 - 3.30pm Year 9 - 3.20pm Will keep you posted!

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Careers

Mission Possible in new brand new School of Medicine https://t.co/63v8bffwNt

05/04/19

Retweeted From Science

IMAX time to see the very impressive A Beautiful Planet, narrated by Jennifer Lawrence. https://t.co/iyVBQnxtCr

05/04/19

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Snack shop https://t.co/rovRbUnPlD

05/04/19

Retweeted From Sam Skinner

Lifttt!! https://t.co/k6EygvzNGN

05/04/19

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Playing with shadows! https://t.co/EEsh5RYWp3

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Gazing at the stars https://t.co/YKsQKj6Ddo

05/04/19

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05/04/19

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At the science museum and having fun yr8 does science https://t.co/XKkTZ7MAAX

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Careers

Visiting the medical wing - with a teaching ward (complete with patients!) https://t.co/XARmT6L7hT

05/04/19

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Lecture time https://t.co/vWSw0CskJk

05/04/19

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Year 10’s lead day activity being lead by tip of the iceberg theatre company. What a fantastic day so far!!! https://t.co/AY9frqzFFi

05/04/19

Retweeted From Rav

Great Lead Day activities taking place today. https://t.co/Ne85XiGBsR

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

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05/04/19

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On the campus tour https://t.co/s9zfyIeXOy

05/04/19

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Ruby aiming high in the library! https://t.co/GYK3e7TaQU

05/04/19

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Ready for Wonder https://t.co/XR7QQEnSz8

05/04/19

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At a study pod in the library, where there are over 350,000 items (books, journals etc) https://t.co/BpgY5Jpz6P

05/04/19

Retweeted From Rav

Some excellent work going with year 11 today Mastering Maths sessions https://t.co/bL32x4N4BE

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Careers

the benefits of university https://t.co/GYl4QgRRSC

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Careers

Student ambassadors introductions! All on different courses from all over the world. https://t.co/XmeBVMNXhZ

05/04/19

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We’re here! Welcome briefing from Paul (school liaison officer) and questionnaire to complete! https://t.co/bin6ndMcuD

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBAsixth

we are here ready and waiting for you to https://t.co/U1tc6wTCJk

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Careers

Year 9 ‘Raising Aspirations’ trip to today! Looking forward to finding out about university life and the benefits!

05/04/19

Retweeted From dawn warwick

I know some very excited students who can't wait to know more......

05/04/19

Have a good day https://t.co/y1hlhNMEAn

04/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Recruitment

🚨 Vacancy Alert! 🚨 are looking for a new Assistant Head of Science. Join us https://t.co/Mu0h3Flp6l

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 2017-18

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