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31/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

popped into to redo one of the display. Not quite finished yet, but once complete students will be able to track their geography journey from year 7 all the way to A Level. https://t.co/3GUn95MejZ

17/07/21

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

Well what a 9 year adventure that was at So overwhelmed with all the presents, cards and very kind words! Will miss staff, pupils and parents a lot! 😢. But onto a new chapter! https://t.co/OrdlD638xv

17/07/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

As a trust we could not be prouder of the dedication shown by all our students and staff over this academic year. Thank you! We wish you all a safe and relaxing summer. https://t.co/TbeQKhLJ8O

17/07/21

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

Sun, ice cream, playing games, music, what more could you want from the last rewards event of the year! 😎 https://t.co/usqwKMb22O

17/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Mr Stuttle says “Summer is here!” Thank you for an amazing year in RE. ❤️🤝💬💡 https://t.co/Sq2BAyHR1M

15/07/21

Retweeted From Miss H Burlton

Our year 12 geographers were showing off their knowledge of the United Kingdom counties with a friendly game of https://t.co/SoRvedR4eP

15/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

JLT have decided that this years Non-uniform Day money will go to…. . ❤️🤝💬💡

15/07/21

JLT have voted for all money raised to go to 'Cancer Research UK' Don't forget to donate £1 via ParentPay. https://t.co/F4TptsLMfT

14/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Great new posters made by Mr Hammond to increase awareness across of inspirational people from different cultures. ❤️🤝💬💡 https://t.co/cJBn80FrrX

13/07/21

Day 1 of 2 of new photos for school website and prospectus with ⁦ https://t.co/YvxvuKoGE6

13/07/21

Reminder: https://t.co/E4XBpMehKb

09/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

NEW to Sept 2021! Mr Hagley looks forward to welcoming the first ever cohort of Year 9s to the course 👨🏻‍💼🧑🏽‍💼👨🏾‍💼👩🏼‍💼#btec https://t.co/s9LcAsVYPj

09/07/21

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

Reception buddies sing a farewell song go their Year six buddies …so special https://t.co/X5XfrbMluh

08/07/21

Retweeted From Rav

It’s been a lovely to see our new staff, for their induction this morning. A real buzz in the room . A great plan for the day lead by . https://t.co/C7UQsNLC9L

08/07/21

Retweeted From Rav

All set for our New Staff Induction tomorrow . We are looking forward to welcoming you all! https://t.co/4eqpQW2Wkj

08/07/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Bug houses, pots and a totem pole were painted in our garden at this week's Gardening Club to make it even more wildlife friendly and also decorative. It was a lovely relaxed session in the sunshine as we enjoyed being in the garden that we created https://t.co/bOS2XhkhRk

08/07/21

Retweeted From Aisling Cowan

Isn’t it great to have a culture where an NQT can deliver excellent training at our New Staff Induction day alongside SLT? Our ECTs have so much to give! (Collaboration is still my favourite teaching word. ‘TechnoloTREE’ is Mr Cook’s 😂 📱) https://t.co/vA25gRKymE

07/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

Welcome to the NEW Twitter page for the Business and IT department 🎉🎉🎉 New and exciting times are ahead! Mr Hagley and Mr Leon look forward to working with our students and celebrating their success! 🌟🌟🌟#business https://t.co/TECOUcrRSV

06/07/21

We are very much looking forward to welcoming new Year 7s to our "Get Set for RBA" Summer School this August. Please contact the school (if not done so) to sign up. Welcome to the

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA Thought for the week! https://t.co/oiG3ePuTt6

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

Year 8 kick started the Creative Earth Competition today. Plenty of inspiring ideas showing how they want their world to look in the future. Finishing these next week https://t.co/pUXAdkEcYn

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Year 8s finding creative ways to use iPads as props in Blood Brothers!! https://t.co/BTxfPx0dhj

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Amazing to see Sophie in her graduating performance of Rent!! An incredible performance, well done!! https://t.co/2STIBCePQz

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Lovely delivery from this morning!! Great posters to add to the display! https://t.co/CTyiN90cQj

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Thank you ! I will proudly display this in my classroom & tell all of my students. 😀❤️💬🤝Keep up the amazing work! https://t.co/QSAhtVGaqz

05/07/21

Year 12s (to be) are enjoying and excelling in their Year 11 into 12 transition masterclasses https://t.co/qLUaBTHqPb

04/07/21

Dear Parents/Carers of Year 10, Please see very important email sent to you this evening (Sunday 4th May). Thank you,

02/07/21

The sun is out, it’s Friday and…..it’s more importantly our ⁦⁩ Annual House Sports Day (Covid Style)! We look forward to all the competitions later today and good luck to all the Houses - it may be coming home! https://t.co/OBkpRH7yVu

01/07/21

Join us on our GCSE Pod journey. Open to all GCSE students. https://t.co/85A4Fvl6sB

30/06/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Mr Cook led the Gardening Club in assessing the school today for its wildlife friendliness in all different areas of the grounds, rating each area on a scale of 1-5. The future is green for RBA 🌳🌿 https://t.co/zfaR1IRRNw

30/06/21

Retweeted From Rav

Our Sixth Form Experience Day is underway . It’s lovely to welcome both internal and external students. https://t.co/XAIRQkay6r

29/06/21

Retweeted From Rav

It was wonderful to see & hear all of the Literature for Learning projects staff have been working on, to improve T&L . Staff collaboration should never be underestimated, as a tool to drive T&L. Thank you to the Professional Development in helping to pull this together! https://t.co/zavd0xEv87

29/06/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Today colleagues from across the Scholars’ Education Trust have the opportunity to come together with thanks and praise led by CEO Claire Robins OBE. A chance to reflect and refocus on the vision of the Trust “produce responsible young people of whom we can all be proud” ... https://t.co/oMYNoAn9ly

29/06/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

A vision which in underpinned by The ACE. Our students and staff have shown over these past 15 months, how each member of our community embodies The ACE through their commitment and contribution to the education of the 4,000 children within our schools.

28/06/21

Retweeted From Rav

Looking forward to our Literature 4 Learning Showcase tomorrow. Sharing good practice and celebrating mini projects that staff have been working on. Here’s a little preview from Tina’s project on implementing Rosenshine’s Principles https://t.co/lRv9KSc9ui

28/06/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Cross-Trust RE meeting. Brilliant to meet & collaborate together. Team work! ❤️🤝💬😀 https://t.co/1rl8A3c3a4

28/06/21

⁦CEO of ⁦⁩, Claire Robins, addresses and thanks all staff for their efforts this years, and shares the Trust’s 3 priorities 1. Well-being 2. New Technologies 3. Sustainability https://t.co/rjrCg6dkmy

24/06/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Gardening Club have been sowing pepper, carrot and cress seeds, planting out a courgette plant, dead-heading flowers and weeding today. We also admired our potatoes, lettuce seedlings, pea shoots and honeysuckle, and cleaned the pond! Oh, and the poppies are appearing! https://t.co/XBuS6gGiSn

24/06/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Second GCSE RE mock paper underway. Year 9 students working hard for 1hr 45mins to get the best results possible. Well done Year 9! ❤️🤝 https://t.co/rwz7eTlLGF

23/06/21

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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 Academies 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 7 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 2020-21

Full Governing Body Attendance 2019-20

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