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26/03/20

Retweeted From Tim Vizer Ⓥ 🌱

Any chance you could retweet this for our fantastic local community zoo in Cheshunt, Broxbourne? They need to get 1,000 subscribers for their YouTube channel. 🙂 https://t.co/haHjfMu5qB

26/03/20

Good work, Tom! https://t.co/S5fKZj57aG

26/03/20

Dear Parents, Mr Creasey has produced this guide to help support you and your child with remote learning. We will also be sending out a catch up survey tomorrow to you and your child. https://t.co/LYGdcpGk5L

25/03/20

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

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25/03/20

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

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25/03/20

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

RBA students working hard at home on some fantastic artwork. https://t.co/eerB1uwmxC

25/03/20

Retweeted From Andy Cope

Kids, when you've recovered from workout this morning, tune into our lesson at 10am Joe sorts your body, we'll sort your mind Lesson 1: HOW TO HAVE A BRILLIANT LIFE. Here, at 10am https://t.co/iahnhEBHiZ

25/03/20

Retweeted From Andy Cope

Books to feed your children’s minds. We may as well emerge as better people https://t.co/740H8Njygh

24/03/20

If your child receives free school meals, you should have received today a text or email to select your supermarket vouchers. Please email admin if you have any queries. Stay safe and stay at home

24/03/20

Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020 - https://t.co/ciMhjVEZrc. Your questions (many of them) answered. https://t.co/upLjrOugkC

23/03/20

Retweeted From Mark

RBA Thought of the week! Very apt. https://t.co/RiZrtzdWhw

23/03/20

Massive thank you to parents for their understanding in using our emergency provision only if they are key workers who have no other options available at home to keep their children safe. This has made the numbers more manageable and our job much easier. Thank you!

22/03/20

We must all listen to the govt advice. If we contacted you about a place in school next week, please consider if it is critical. We want to help but if you can keep your child safely at home you should do so. We all want to keep all our students and staff safe! https://t.co/nSFbLtnl3E

20/03/20

Coronavirus: Ofqual reveals how pupils to get grades this summer. https://t.co/drn7JKUb5l

19/03/20

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

Are you aged 13-17 in care in ? Come and visit our Young People in Care Group Thursday 5.30-7.30 pm and see our friendly, qualified youth workers who can help you prepare for independent living! https://t.co/mjJwIBfCid https://t.co/5Qy63z4zv1

19/03/20

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

If you are or know a young person who is worried about knife crime telephone/email team about your concerns to find out how we can support you. https://t.co/3Wkx6PZS6Q https://t.co/iMAs2XNy65

19/03/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

Something for my PE classes to be completing at home each day https://t.co/YskMOYCway

18/03/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

To the whole SET community: We are receiving the news about the government’s proposals for schools and examinations at the same time as you are and we will obviously need more detail before we can issue a confident response. Please bear with us!

18/03/20

Information regarding the school’s status following tonight’s announcement from the PM has now been sent to students and parents via EduLink and email. Please read this carefully. Thank you for your ongoing support and do take care.

17/03/20

Retweeted From Sarah Barker

This has had a hugely positive response - if you're making resources for all possible eventualities (closures etc) then please share them. It'll relieve the pressure for all of us. We could use the hashtag to group them. Please RT. https://t.co/fHYlLVx6Lx

17/03/20

Retweeted From Stephen Tierney

Final shout out for this; special plea to any headteachers who are worried about how their FSM children will be fed if/when schools close - please sign https://t.co/D11YUM27KP Thank you & for any RTs; special thanks to

17/03/20

Retweeted From Rachel Johnson PiXL

Here is James Heale talking about some ideas on keeping a sense of community if you are facing school closures due to high staff absence. . Click 'Watch on Vimeo' if your privacy settings won't allow view on Twitter. https://t.co/XhYv0P1d7d

17/03/20

Retweeted From Ed Kirwan

Following on - I've also put the full resource for the pack on so that it's easy to download and accessible for all without having to sign up. Ease is needed over everything right now! https://t.co/fL2jWvttLb

17/03/20

Retweeted From Schools Week

Coronavirus: headteachers sign open letter to DfE demanding answers over how poorer pupils will access free meals if schools close, as staff prepare food parcels and vouchers https://t.co/ws058uO5FL

17/03/20

The school is closed to years 9 & 10 only, tomorrow. Years 7, 8, 11, 12 & 13 are expected to be in as normal. Please do not send in students who are displaying a high temperature and/ a new, continuous cough. Thank you for your continued support.

16/03/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

clearing, clearing and more clearing today! https://t.co/Mjlhn0WL1j

16/03/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

It is with sadness that we have taken the decision to cancel the Scholars’ Education Trust Concert that would have been taking place tomorrow, 17 March 2020, at Alban Arena. See attached letter. . . https://t.co/0nIplyM6cq

13/03/20

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Well done to all students getting fully involved in activities for this week. Congratulations to Austen House for winning the House Handball Competition and to the Student and Staff Volleyball teams finishing the week in style 🤾‍♀️ 🤾‍♂️ 🏐 https://t.co/XdMzCCaewY

13/03/20

Thoroughly enjoyable game - well done to all involved.

13/03/20

Mr Mac raising the profile of Sports Relief today and sharing how the money raised will make a difference. Watch out for the charity volleyball game after school - staff vs students! https://t.co/JVM3AbAoyu

12/03/20

Retweeted From Rav

A great opportunity has arisen for an English KS5 Coordinator. Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your career within a supportive and enthusiastic department? Click on the link below for more details https://t.co/NieE8nuJZV

12/03/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

We are hiring! Looking to join an inspirational education trust with schools across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. See website for vacancies https://t.co/YnvSrgkvem . . https://t.co/9Z8KGMRTPR

12/03/20

Retweeted From Rav

Our 4th TLDW tutor session tonight . We are reflecting on the impact so far and how the journey will continue. https://t.co/eFQ01cElNm

11/03/20

An warm welcome from Headteacher to the new Year 7 students for September 2020 https://t.co/VOA3hFO42A

11/03/20

welcoming our new year 7 cohort this evening. It is fantastic to meet all of our new students and parents - welcome to the https://t.co/CpZS9PgOZY

10/03/20

Retweeted From Ben Martin

A huge thank you to today, taking over 600 students through his life story Touching on the dangers of alcohol, drugs, knife crime, gangs and, more importantly, making positive choices https://t.co/l38k24VpQX

10/03/20

Today we welcome Paul Hannaford to to speak to all students about the dangers of knife crime, gangs, drugs, alcohol and making positive choices. https://t.co/jJJsGrQ5Qi

09/03/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Learning about different soil textures by squidging up and analysing soil. The verdict: sandy clay https://t.co/DKNepuV5nz

09/03/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

New growth - lettuce and cosmos seedlings https://t.co/mDRJoBt6dW

08/03/20

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

students on route to Royal Albert Hall! Performing at Hertfordshire Schools Gala Concert! https://t.co/sreVzLcyqR

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 2018-19

Full Governing Body Membership and Attendance 2017-18

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