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07/12/18

Retweeted From Rav

Spoiler alert! Can not wait for hear the students sing and dance in the Christmas show , next week, 12th Dec https://t.co/uBwP6wDlZI

07/12/18

Well done Perforning Artists! https://t.co/406bySSll9

07/12/18

The character Scrooge is evil. He get visited by 3 ghosts (past, present, yet to come). Scrooge then changes into a better man. (Rhys D Y9)

07/12/18

Have you got your tickets to our Christmas Concert yet? https://t.co/DXqfEkKLeH

07/12/18

Have you got your tickets yet? Available on ParentPay and from Student Reception https://t.co/7jMQXzU6gc

07/12/18

Well done girls! https://t.co/DoelZJPaFA

06/12/18

A letter from all local Headteachers (secondary). Please make time to read this. https://t.co/hBKakYMReg

06/12/18

Retweeted From Science

The YLA at RBA at it again this lunchtime! Students have been given a challenging project to complete, and we're tasked in an engineering competition to build a strong, tall structure to hold up an object. https://t.co/p7y7gn3PCk

04/12/18

Great to welcome our former Head Boy back to to speak about his apprenticeship journey so far with Great to spark the conversation about futures. https://t.co/UxmDEIYMna

03/12/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Mr de la Croix and the SLT invite all students to Christmas lunch on 18th December! We will serve you the traditional meal with all the trimmings! Tickets available on ParentPay, at Student Reception it from the kitchen £3.60 (FSM £1.20) Ho Ho Ho! https://t.co/7OojA2YTcV

03/12/18

Mr de la Croix and the SLT invite all students to Christmas lunch on 18th December! We will serve you the traditional meal with all the trimmings! Tickets available on ParentPay, at Student Reception it from the kitchen £3.60 (FSM £1.20) Ho Ho Ho! https://t.co/7OojA2YTcV

01/12/18

Latest RBA news! https://t.co/PHCEbjqSmv https://t.co/0zxbxWpM8e

29/11/18

Christmas has officially arrived at RBA with our spectacular tree and lights in the Refectory. It really lifts the spirits on these cold, wet and dark evenings. On this note Christmas lunch tickets now on sale £3.60 from the kitchens. https://t.co/DbvfwLGyO4

29/11/18

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

Making a giant crucifix to revise... ❤️ Having fun!! https://t.co/HbRigRZwF1

29/11/18

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

active revision! https://t.co/OXqqkC3xPH

29/11/18

Retweeted From Science

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29/11/18

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

having loads of fun!! looking after their https://t.co/oiEDO8J80q

28/11/18

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Robert Barclay Academy Performing Arts presents "The Magic of Christmas" Music Concert. Tickets are £5, available on Parentpay. Wednesday 12th December at 7pm. Refreshments available. Book now to avoid disappointment! https://t.co/8iyDDUMP9L

26/11/18

Retweeted From Youth Broxbourne

Nominations are open for the 2019! Nominate another young person, a project or club you attend or an adult that supports you here: https://t.co/yoGg0uXzPu Organised by and hosted https://t.co/zcopJmq4Tl

26/11/18

Another impressive display by the Y7 Footballers! https://t.co/wW61uFjSQT

25/11/18

Heartfelt thanks to FoRBA for hosting, to all who attended & for performing! FoRBA Support enables RBA to provide our students with little extras that bring the curriculum to life. Your help & contributions are hugely appreciated. https://t.co/gp9zXbc3iD

24/11/18

Awards Evening 2018 is on 20th Dec at 6.30pm If you were in Y11 or Y13 last year, please come back to RBA to collect your certificates, and catch up with your teachers and friends! Email: Awards.co.uk to confirm Letters are in the post! https://t.co/H81kKRgYuR

24/11/18

Retweeted From James Heale

Really enjoyed working with the SLT today on Level 5 Leadership behaviours and high performance teams. Thanks for your energy! https://t.co/R1eZXKp9Z8

23/11/18

Retweeted From Angela Martino

A great morning spent ⁦⁩ listening to ⁦⁩ about differentiation. Some tips for classroom. https://t.co/FHAnvgx7T1

23/11/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Our joint SLT conference is underway with some practical ice-breaker activities. https://t.co/hTDtiwdOB6

23/11/18

Thanks Dave - we had a memorable day focussed on Differentiation and making the magic happen! https://t.co/fpZESJAROU

23/11/18

Rav leads the presentations at the Scholars’ Education Trust SLT Conference this morning. https://t.co/Cnp4Q3ALt0

23/11/18

Retweeted From Rav

We wanted to bring magic to today, for our ‘The Magic Of Learning’ conference. Months of planning and the hardwork paid off, when we saw the reactions! Well done PDT! https://t.co/3RuFgMarCp

23/11/18

Retweeted From HaileyburyTurnfordTL

A very inspiring conference today at RBA which reminded us all why we love the job we do! Followed by a fantastic 6th form open evening which was very well attended. Today has been a great day 🙂

23/11/18

Retweeted From Sue Cowley #fff

At the conference where I spoke today, the staff had turned their school into a magical Harry Potter world, with lights and props. It was amazing! https://t.co/YiQYXFuhWW

23/11/18

Retweeted From Angela Martino

What an amazing morning So impressed with the effort of staff to make the day really special. So inspired by reminding me why I entered the profession. https://t.co/0wZzyo5NXW

22/11/18

It was great to host - looking forward to working closely together to develop teaching and learning across our region! https://t.co/o0rbx4sgs4

22/11/18

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

It was worth it! Thanks again.

22/11/18

Retweeted From Sue Cowley #fff

it really did look amazing! I felt like I'd entered an alternative universe, literally.

22/11/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Latest vacancies: looking for career change, chance to join a trust with excellent development opportunities? Current posts include Science Teacher, Senior IT Technician, Estates Manager. See website https://t.co/BkY73BhKoC https://t.co/1oaEVsETc5

22/11/18

Retweeted From Rav

And we’re off! The Magic Of Learning - Annual staff conference . Our first keynote is lighting up the room! Welcome to Hogwarts! https://t.co/sxpZ67MEfl

21/11/18

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

2/2 Listening to you both speak with such passion about your roles-both wanting the same thing-the BEST education for ALL children. Obviously a huge thank you to & ...it literally wouldn't have been possible without your support!

21/11/18

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

1/2 You are an absolute gentleman Sean (And Vic!), thank you so much for presenting tonight, and both giving up your time-quite the double act! 👬....makes me feel so proud to be part of such an amazing profession.

21/11/18

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

What an incredible evening at with 2 inspirational gentlemen in their own rights , who compliment each other perfectly. Amazing support from Herts colleagues too...excited for Weds 12th March when will be presenting https://t.co/WltO7ejknV

21/11/18

Y8 Football Team: Outstanding Secondary School Performance nomination https://t.co/Ogu2416G4Q

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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