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30/11/20

Good luck! https://t.co/i059YStmQ4

30/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Current Head Boy of RBA leading the JLT at meetings and ensuring that all students voices are heard, loud and clear! https://t.co/E62CJosw4y

28/11/20

Retweeted From RBA Health & Wellness PSHE

we are helping those less fortunate than us https://t.co/qOXhXrTRak

27/11/20

Thank you, Tom!

27/11/20

Generating leaders not followers https://t.co/v9GL9S8eGF

27/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

So great see former pupil, Head Boy and leader of the JLT () back to inspire future generations about careers. My Year 11 form loved it! https://t.co/kxzhvelITu

27/11/20

The importance of student voice

25/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RE House Competition - Currently with 1 week into the competition. Owens are JUST in the lead with Year 7 earning the most points! Still 1 week to go. Well done Year 7 & Owens... at the moment https://t.co/VKX5fgcSaN

24/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Online training with using Teams to up skill our knowledge for GCSE RE. SET schools working together despite a pandemic! https://t.co/HptkmLLM5J

23/11/20

Great to see those students self isolating from home tuning in to take part!

21/11/20

How exciting! Always good to have something to focus on during these challenging times

20/11/20

Don’t forget that Sixth Form applications are due in on Monday 23rd November. Join us for Sept 2021, we will be launching iPads to our sixth form to further enhance your learning experiences! Please visit our website for videos & more information https://t.co/xjmQGWivUD https://t.co/eexIIbkGIj

20/11/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Always look for little rays of light on a gloomy day https://t.co/c3MsjUQXlc

20/11/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Can you donate old spades, forks or outdoor benches to help us create veggie beds and a wildflower meadow? Please help us to grow https://t.co/yZFDeXtbLk

17/11/20

Retweeted From Hertfordshire Opportunities Portal (HOP)

Generation Stevenage, 1 Dec, is an online event where young people (15-18) & their parents/carers can learn more about careers in from these world-class local employers: - - - - - - Details: https://t.co/X6RG0LPd2C https://t.co/LalIBOY8RQ

17/11/20

Retweeted From Rav

September 2021 is going to be an exciting year for Sixth Form students to join us as our journey to becoming iPad school will be underway. https://t.co/GAjZKwkN8U

15/11/20

Come and join our Sixth Form in September 2021. Take a look at our information videos (click on the link below). We’re excited about year 12 joining us as we move towards being an iPad school. Always passionate about enhancing Teaching & Learning! https://t.co/WO9ro1M5wK https://t.co/MwPF11v1ZE

13/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Happy Diwali to all our students, staff and parents who are celebrating this weekend! Stay safe & enjoy. https://t.co/DncxtoJAs2

13/11/20

Well done, now who won the Duck race?

13/11/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

I’m sooo pleased! Thankyou to everyone that’s donated and supported, so far we’ve raised £1004 🥳

13/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Children in Need gets full support in RBA RE! https://t.co/hkB9GrAR3x

12/11/20

It’s time to think of other children less fortunate than ourselves. https://t.co/zlhjf0Ql5I

11/11/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Gardening Club - a chance for you to design your ideal garden! I'm sure there will be a tortoise or two in there...🐢🐢 https://t.co/MX26WIGzea

11/11/20

We all came together today (virtually) to show our respect https://t.co/xsiLqL4Ldm

10/11/20

Tomorrow at 11am, will be leading whole school virtual remembrance service with the help of our JLT+Vicar Rachel Pennant. We will send out the link tomorrow so students self isolating and families can all join us

10/11/20

Come and find out more....exciting times ahead. The success journey continues, be part of the https://t.co/t6iUPph2Mh

09/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Save a life. Give blood! Something I look forward to sharing all about with RBA sixth formers very soon. https://t.co/Mw1SIWE312

09/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Our remembrance display is still growing! Even more students adding their names to show RBA unity. https://t.co/UADf4bSagX

06/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

The RBA poppy appeal display is coming along nicely. Each poppy that goes up is signed by students at RBA to show our unity. https://t.co/xbKYyLX0mn

06/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

A victory for the opposition in today’s debate by 12 points! Excellent public speaking skills and leadership! https://t.co/XjehvALD9i

06/11/20

This looks good and we will share it with our students https://t.co/nGk0G3QNtc

28/10/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

I just packed a Shoebox online for Operation Christmas Child and made a difference to a child in need https://t.co/A74OWupKQN

23/10/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

As a trust we are immensely proud of our students and staff for the dedication they have shown over the start of this new academic year. We wish you all a safe and restful half term https://t.co/vRIk6JLn1O

23/10/20

Retweeted From Tom Culley

Hi Everyone! I'm currently in the process of putting together my dissertation proposal & really need your support! I'd love if you could spare 10 minutes to tell me about how you feel about privacy, security & living on the edge of broadband technology. https://t.co/o2fBiWDuGx

22/10/20

Retweeted From YCH Broxbourne

The YCH Fiesta Emotional Wellbeing group for 13-17s meets every Thursday 6-8 pm at Young People's Centre...come along to find out how you can look after your mental health! https://t.co/BaaFqNRNjy https://t.co/JLHeLBbVdV

22/10/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: are seeking a Social Science teacher to join their dynamic teaching team and offer an excellent CPD programme https://t.co/F2zOgUIhwy . . https://t.co/GTsUEWtxpw

22/10/20

Mrs Stabler thought that after 20 years we would let her take her last assembly - hijacked - by the students and staff singing farewell https://t.co/hqwiC7QVcH

20/10/20

Retweeted From LIZA TIMPSON

Amazing way to launch and an inspiring journey ahead. Looking forward to discussing more with you.

20/10/20

Retweeted From Rav

A very exciting day for us this evening, we launched iPads as a surprise for staff! Our journey to becoming an Apple school has started! https://t.co/jti1Dqbsce

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 2019-20

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