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25/06/19

Retweeted From Rav

The morning continues to really challenge Middle Leaders to consider what the purpose of assessment is - within a curriculum. some intresing reflections. https://t.co/YijEfyUllf

25/06/19

Retweeted From Rav

Today we bring together Middle Leaders from across for a curriculum development day. Claire Robins starts with the overarching discussion - what is the purpose of a curriculum? https://t.co/ObrYai7sU1

24/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Curie do it again!! Congratulations to Curie House, becoming House Sports Day champions for the 3rd year in a row! Thank you to all the students, young leaders and staff for making it such a fantastic day! 🏆🥇🥈🥉🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️ https://t.co/bbJQet7Z3r

21/06/19

All is at it should be: Sixth Form team races to victory - showing the oldies how it’s done! https://t.co/9y6Tel8tw2

21/06/19

Year 8 relay race https://t.co/ZwyjfGIWom

21/06/19

Lots of medals today at sports day https://t.co/DsXPkefi2S

21/06/19

And the winner of the cleanest pen goes to... https://t.co/0RuFcLhfDj

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/SrL978Tmfo

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/BpJSd0x78U

21/06/19

Thanks to our friends and colleagues at for their support through our Ofsted inspection this week - and for the lovely cupcakes! Well done to and your team for all your hard work! https://t.co/tGuECSWeiT

21/06/19

A break in Sports Day proceedings for a well earned lunch! https://t.co/Bbj14T1Kud

21/06/19

Sports Day fun Boys getting carried away with the glitter! https://t.co/RDUfReQdRB

21/06/19

Sports Day in full flow! Lots of medals, smiles and lollies! https://t.co/XkF0YydEAj

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/HUVgqLoWkh

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/CCrIi0062o

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/cXfnjeAguM

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/9lz950rq12

21/06/19

Sports day well done Denim two medals already https://t.co/pFmT3X4NFX

21/06/19

Sports Day 2019 has begun! Can Curie House do it again? May the best house win! https://t.co/Ew8cJHJ4br

21/06/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Before and After pictures building the brand new drum kit in the music department! https://t.co/GdS1Lk8qFw

21/06/19

RBA Sports Day today! Please don’t forget a hat, sunscreen and lots of water to keep hydrated. Who will win the House Cup?? https://t.co/itb6ZRiAvm

20/06/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

We are hiring! Looking for a new opportunity for September? Scholars have teaching and support vacancies available for the new academic year https://t.co/pISrCNglw3 . https://t.co/rA7PnQIa8R

20/06/19

Retweeted From MyNewTerm

Due to an expansion of the team, are looking for a Science Technician to start in September 2019. ⏲️Working hours 8.30am – 3.30pm | 20-35 hours per week term time + 5 days 🗓️Closing date: Mon 1st July, 2019 Apply online ⬇️ https://t.co/jNrMdyDwFb

19/06/19

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

Click the link... free tickets with discount code ‘STUDENT’ ‘PARENT’ or ‘STAFF’ Please retweet! https://t.co/Y3QTsTx8ZB

19/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

After yesterday’s team success in the District Quad Athletics we also found out today that Yr7 Marco (2639 points) and Yr9 Sydie (3438 points) finished as individual winners in their age groups! 🥇🥇 https://t.co/rivJELrsb8

18/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Congratulations Yr7 boys Raphael, Ben and Marco. Winners of the District Quad Athletics combined events competition. 🏆🥇🥇🥇👍🏼 https://t.co/IX2bnHTPfN

18/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Yr7 and 8/9 boys also win the overall boys combined at today’s District Quad Athletics Competition https://t.co/hT2tcxADZp

17/06/19

Thought of the Week! 💭 https://t.co/uqnYB3uJDc

16/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in the ! On this day, would your family benefit from the challenge below? https://t.co/fk7rFhbDnL

16/06/19

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in the ! On this day, would your family benefit from the challenge below? https://t.co/fk7rFhbDnL

14/06/19

Retweeted From Ced de la Croix

6 wk exam period over, hrs upon hrs of exams over + even more hrs of revision sessions...over. We made it to the last day today! Emotional leaving assembly. Great to see so many parents +staff attend. See you all at the Prom https://t.co/yKr9Vsh2Xr

14/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

and Mr Mac lead the student celebrations to mark the end of the external exams today! You’ve been a credit to the school. Enjoy this moment - you’ve earned it! https://t.co/v5ChYhuaVd

14/06/19

and Mr Mac lead the student celebrations to mark the end of the external exams today! You’ve been a credit to the school. Enjoy this moment - you’ve earned it! https://t.co/v5ChYhuaVd

14/06/19

👋 Year 11! See you in the Sixth Form! https://t.co/nFx7ar6tJD

14/06/19

Year 11 celebrate https://t.co/fVDNoJPmHz

14/06/19

Year 11 well down on a fantastic exam run, now time to celebrate https://t.co/Av5rWjedbl

14/06/19

Year 11 leavers assembly is about to begin https://t.co/dI0EPQDY8d

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 Membership and Attendance 2017-18

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