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12/10/19

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

SJLs big soup share amazing pumpkin and squash soup made from produce from our eco garden ⁦ https://t.co/u3nlgvg1m9

11/10/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

Aged between 13-17? Looking to build new skills & have amazing new experiences? Join 's programme in this evening 6.30 -8.30 pm https://t.co/BDxelrNB4t https://t.co/cGmiP6lgC5

11/10/19

Get your tickets now - this is going to be another entertaining evening! https://t.co/KD486lZ9XF

11/10/19

Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you and your school back again. https://t.co/KyJrsC8NJT

09/10/19

All through to the next round. Well done . Keep working hard. https://t.co/kCktyaBkot

09/10/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

The Fiesta Emotional Wellbeing group for 13-17s meets every Wednesday 7-9pm at Young People's Centre...come along to find out how you can look after your mental health! https://t.co/0t4MibS3jq https://t.co/CLCP9alYAf

08/10/19

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

event First one as a lovely to help facilitate sessions for our forth cohort and still get to attend these events https://t.co/IB2n4LHPkF

08/10/19

Retweeted From Charles Walker MP

Today I am pleased to launch my newly designed website. Here you can find information relating to my work in the constituency, my contributions from the green benches of the , and how to book a surgery appointment. https://t.co/JxI2cmNbjd https://t.co/kd1ZF5k822

07/10/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Massive thanks to all our wonderful governors and trustees who braved a miserable evening for an excellent update!

06/10/19

Retweeted From dawn warwick

And Clare too 💙 https://t.co/WFFNV1uWU0

06/10/19

Retweeted From dawn warwick

our very own Lauren performing at today 💙 https://t.co/KTBZKKsTHH

06/10/19

Retweeted From dawn warwick

Good luck Holly 💙💙💙 https://t.co/iyf48Zceqw

04/10/19

Keep up the good work , it all helps to improve literacy! https://t.co/5S83bmeFxM

04/10/19

Great idea . We will add them on to our screens today. Thank you! https://t.co/uXRjR2QxqD

03/10/19

Tonight we welcome the parents of Year 7 for our Information Evening https://t.co/ZjYM3TExa8

03/10/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: do you have estate management experience? Looking to make a difference in the education sector? Scholars' are seeking an Estates Manager to oversee their school portfolio. See website for details https://t.co/77AOkcgyrX . . https://t.co/Ue4SVqUDP6

02/10/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Callum securing progress to the last 32 of the National Cup with a fine strike to ensure a 6-5 victory on pens for Yr11s. Cue the celebrations! https://t.co/SZOI7EDcn9

02/10/19

Proud of our boys - all that practice at lunchtime paying off https://t.co/ZSBOOj1fBf

28/09/19

Retweeted From Aisling Cowan

Interesting how independent students become when they have to trade something for your help. They tried everything else first: a few ‘lightbulb’ moments about how to use other revision/problem solving resources! https://t.co/9AL4TMr1mh

27/09/19

Here’s today’s winning House cake in support of , titled “Photograph”. A very creative idea with a great narrative too. It tasted as good as it looked. https://t.co/4AxNgtkhiM

27/09/19

Thank you for organising such a great and worthy event. Great team effort. https://t.co/Bj5AazsLES

27/09/19

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

RBA Bake Off winners well done! House points coming soon https://t.co/Vxvtf8fYL3

27/09/19

So many families are affected by cancer so we were delighted with the fund raising efforts today by our students, parents and staff. Such an important cause, thank you! ⁦ https://t.co/BWQYjVxyHF

27/09/19

Thank you and welcome Lloyd, we look forward to working with you. https://t.co/Zl9cRxalPg

26/09/19

Retweeted From Rachel Williams

English Literature Day - the whole department working together to close the gaps for our Yr11 students. Some wonderful ‘lightbulb’ moments seen💡 Thank you Tamsin for your 1 to 1 feedback sessions - and wow what a team I have! https://t.co/LZIH6h0cm0

26/09/19

An excellent English Literature Day - for Yr 11 students. Thank you to for planning and delivery such a creative day, the students have left confident and have really appreciated all of your efforts! https://t.co/iuhSNokAxr

26/09/19

Year 9/10 information evening is off and running. https://t.co/MZ46CpNKvx

26/09/19

Retweeted From townrunaround™

So many who supported locally 🙌 & many more who connected in TOWN! Thank you 🙏🏻 https://t.co/Dr4FODp9CR

26/09/19

Retweeted From 1239 (Broxbourne & Hoddesdon) Sqn

Always proud to be part of this great community event!

25/09/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Incredible game to start off the Yr7 football season in the County Cup v Leventhorpe today. After some great goals from both sides, scores remained level at 3-3 AET. Onto penalties, every player was required to step up including the keepers finally ending up winners 6-5! https://t.co/msOynphcgT

25/09/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Tonis hitting the decisive penalty to send Yr7s through to the next round of the County Cup tonight ⚽️ https://t.co/TOhWyUA3fv

25/09/19

Great start, well done!

24/09/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

The final design! Well done girls it looks great. Can’t wait to see students wearing your design in 2020! Thank you to and for a great day 🏉 https://t.co/jxnBVyAD6p

24/09/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Retweet this! https://t.co/FB0jKcQZMj is donating free rugby kits to schools when people tweet using the hashtags with - so BE PART OF GOOD and share now! https://t.co/RsSI8y28T2

24/09/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Fantastic opportunity for students at Twickenham today. Designing a new school kit and having a tour of pitch and changing rooms with thanks to https://t.co/MZJHvJxrzt

23/09/19

Retweeted From Uni of Hertfordshire - Careers & Employment

We love seeing the campus so busy! Today we saw the marquee for the Part-Time Job Fair being assembled outside our office! If you’re thinking of doing a Part-Time job alongside your studies then this is a Not To Be Missed Event! This Thursday, 11:30 to 14:30! https://t.co/0nORcEKouh

23/09/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

Janice and Sharon are at Cheshunt Access Point TODAY 2-5pm! Drop by to access support on various subjects including & careers https://t.co/U391HbS6WJ https://t.co/toG7sk4NBj

23/09/19

Great to welcome in today to speak to -development https://t.co/00rmYrUd5N

21/09/19

Retweeted From Sandringham School

Opening to the Alban TSA conference delivered by Claire Robbins OBE - an exciting day of professional development for primary and secondary teachers across the district. https://t.co/lVgoe1INxK

21/09/19

Retweeted From Cllr Steve Wortley - Mayor - Borough of Broxbourne

Pop down to Hoddesdon Town today until 3pm for your last minute race entry for Tomorrow’s Give Your Town The Run Around. Always happy to support this brilliant event for our Town and I’ll see you on the start line bright and early tomorrow. https://t.co/ztpfVqs5PA

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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