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16/02/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Happy half term! Year 11 - don’t forget the half term revision classes. RBA Review out now! https://t.co/TAnvexVWDj

15/02/19

Happy half term! Year 11 - don’t forget the half term revision classes. RBA Review out now! https://t.co/TAnvexVWDj

15/02/19

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

Apply now for an amazing opportunity 👇👇👇 https://t.co/MJevgBov0y

15/02/19

Retweeted From MyNewTerm

Science EastofEngland Apply online at: https://t.co/YHgnDaKL7d is a member of the . The school are seeking to appoint an excellent Head of Science to provide professional leadership and management. Visits warmly welcomed and encouraged. https://t.co/iVKT91okGM

14/02/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Our fabulous Sixth Form Dancers with the amazing Miss Sheldrake posing for the camera! https://t.co/Ju0aotZVKK

14/02/19

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

A-Maz-ing Dance Show tonight...unbelievable talent and drive from the students ...fantastic House Group and Solo Dances! Compèrè was on point too; you little Super🌟! https://t.co/lR0hur1PtC

14/02/19

‘Press Play’ - fantastic display of dance last night from in their annual Dance Show! Well done all. 💃 https://t.co/wgMn4HJ0YA

13/02/19

Retweeted From MrsStockwell

loving the show. Well done dancers 💃 https://t.co/p7R2rXkHP7

13/02/19

Retweeted From BroxYouthCouncil

We're championing by getting outside and moving about for our couch to 5k training. Come and join us tomorrow and every Thursday for the next 8 weeks to move more and feel better. Meet @ Barclay Park at 4pm on the kickabout court https://t.co/omw1BbZ6Hc

13/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: looking to make a big bang? Want to engage students in award winning faculties? We have vacancies https://t.co/TE3OLIGHq6 . Head of Science . Science Teachers https://t.co/ZCV3PJ4hdN

12/02/19

Well done all. Hope your work helps you to ace your field assignment! https://t.co/dhc95VbOS0

12/02/19

Retweeted From Miss H Burlton

Making international friends whilst conducting fieldwork. https://t.co/RQ1cFpZc4J

12/02/19

Retweeted From Rajiv Manek

Year 10 GCSE Geography group B at Windsor Castle https://t.co/f6t5dhYgWH

12/02/19

Retweeted From Ced de la Croix

Pleased to be welcoming our primary feeder schools to ⁦⁩ ⁦⁦⁩ Dance Show https://t.co/v5M7qC8zaI

11/02/19

Hard-hitting theatre production ‘Breaking the Chain’ by for Years 7 & 8 this afternoon. Lots of thought provoking messages about growing up, decisions and dangers. https://t.co/jUJEMHCD3W

11/02/19

Thought of the Week 💭 https://t.co/sbKcuBvTKW

09/02/19

Retweeted From RBA Recruitment

MFL School Direct Opportunity (salaried) 🇫🇷 🇪🇸 Looking to train to teach whilst earning? Want to do this is in an experienced department with excellent support, keen students and good results? Join us. For more info, email: Tom.Johnston.co.uk

09/02/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Headteacher? SLT? Have you signed up to this *FREE* seminar yet? https://t.co/ktItjIOIzA

08/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Got that looking back at highlights from the inaugural Trust Music Festival https://t.co/FhBsEAlavw https://t.co/CYsISqUOal

08/02/19

Retweeted From MyNewTerm

Maths EastofEngland Apply online at: https://t.co/YHgnDaKL7d have a fantastic opportunity for a Head of Maths. The successful applicant will be an outstanding practitioner who has the vision, energy and drive to further improve standards of achievement. https://t.co/CcojBefxIP

08/02/19

Thanks to the Year 11s for their approach to the Sixth Form interviews this week. Good luck in the preparations for the Pre-G exams after half term Now is the time to earn your place! https://t.co/tkWhUjP5s3

08/02/19

Can you spare some time to give us your views about Careers at ? Looking for parents for next Friday 15th Feb 10.30am at the school. Please email DHT Tom.Johnston.co.uk if you'd like to share your views! Thanks https://t.co/DwYq68GCRd

07/02/19

Headteacher? SLT? Have you signed up to this *FREE* seminar yet? https://t.co/ktItjIOIzA

07/02/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

It's the first official class to use our new tech equipment. https://t.co/YIbwcpPyGT

07/02/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Preparing for "Press Play" Dance Show next week. This show is seriously good! Insane Dancers! Tickets available on Parentpay or on the door. See you there! https://t.co/0I7edZPl6z

06/02/19

Retweeted From Ced de la Croix

Looking forward to watching the ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ House Dance Competition again this morning in Assembly. https://t.co/erDHCsAY9b

06/02/19

Retweeted From Rav

Get your tickets for this amazing show, next Wednesday -! It’s going to be amazing! https://t.co/Goql3oPyV9

05/02/19

Safer internet day 2019! Click on these interactive activities and quizzes for info, fun and eye-opening revelations: https://t.co/WWuuubvucu

04/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Congratulations to all the performers in tonight’s Trust Concert! You were all fabulous and should be very proud of yourselves!

04/02/19

Retweeted From Madeleine

Thank you! What an amazing evening! Talented students, dedicated staff, slick organisation and spirited performances ❤️🎼🎹🎻🎷🎺

04/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Final rehearsals are underway for this evening's inaugural Scholars' Education Trust Music Festival. We look forward to welcoming the SET community coming together for this music celebration https://t.co/SFyVelV2fo

04/02/19

Thought of the Week! https://t.co/RItAB9QlMc

04/02/19

Retweeted From Rav

Our CPD Tree comes alive! A huge thank you to our talented technicians, who hand crafted it all! A CPD tree in the staffroom, to make is easy 4 staff 2 check books out on teaching & learning. Alex, your book is on the top shelf 📚👏🏼! https://t.co/T532u4X7N4

03/02/19

Good advice from our former Head Boy https://t.co/r1yok2JE1Z

02/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Thanks to our trustees and governors for their fantastic input at today’s Governance Day. Great to share ideas and get to know each other better!

02/02/19

Latest RBA Review: https://t.co/TH6JSVJnVC https://t.co/F8Fj1odjUE

01/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Schools across the Trust coming together to stamp out bullying. and students working together in the first Anti-bullying Conference https://t.co/bItVYkxDdH

01/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: looking for a new leadership challenge? are seeking Heads of Faculties for September 2019 https://t.co/KxE8ZT0BUG . Head of Maths . Head of Science https://t.co/Bpemyd7fuM

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.

Full Governing Body Membership and Attendance 2017-18

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