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11/07/20

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

The National Gallery is open again! Book up a visit in the summer holidays and see world famous artworks like this one for free. https://t.co/OYN2jK7Zyx

11/07/20

A little bit of food with love always helps

10/07/20

Our (virtual) Summer Creative Arts Exhibition 2020 is now available - thanks to ⁦https://t.co/3tIHKqxEg6

10/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA Thought For The Day - Dr. Cowan just wants to remind you about the power of reading! Enjoy! https://t.co/JtFpYL01BN

09/07/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

I am intrigued to what Boris is going to say to school leavers tomorrow at 10:00am, Year 11s please check your Edulink message from me for the link to watch

09/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

The wonderful Mrs Stabler reminding us to 'Be Kind'. RBA Thought For The Day. What an important message! https://t.co/l2ZKFNipAa

08/07/20

Aim high.........work hard and be polite

08/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA THOUGHT FOR THE DAY VIDEO - Today is the lovely Mr White reminding us all to 'Aim High'. https://t.co/Hjwtx221jQ

07/07/20

Retweeted From Val Tatum 🌹💐

Loving these thoughts for the day. Well done Mr Stuttle and the RBA team.

06/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA Thought For The Day Video. Languages unite us! Thank you for this reminder Mr Creasey. . Gracias! https://t.co/PaDNbEVVfz

03/07/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

I just sent a little surprise to all staff and year 11 pupils and parents, so check your inboxes! I’m enjoying it (again) now hoping that I’m watching it at the same time as my much loved year group! To feel together as much as possible 😢 https://t.co/jQ1nmIcGYb

03/07/20

Goodbye class of 2020 - a fantastic year group. Forever part of our . As Steve Jobs said: “Don’t cry because you are leaving, smile because you were here.”

03/07/20

Year 11s - 5 minutes away. Don’t forget to check your emails at 3pm today for a special message from

03/07/20

Looking forward to the Friday treat from

03/07/20

“Pick up a book and be transported to another world” - nice words from today’s thought of the day, shared by Mrs Hart

02/07/20

Retweeted From Geography George

What a training year this has been! Wrote this for TES 🤓 https://t.co/q0VWB4DGhZ

02/07/20

Welcome to the team and our journey to being the best.

02/07/20

Retweeted From RBA History

An amazing opportunity for you to watch tonight https://t.co/DLwHBo5yfm

02/07/20

Let our Year 7s take you on a tour of our school https://t.co/0Xejdi3IjZ

02/07/20

Year 6 into 7 Transition Evening (Thurs 2nd July) – we look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 families to our virtual transition evening tonight. Please log in from 5pm for a prompt 5.15pm start. See letter for log in details.

02/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA Thought For The Day Video! Enjoy this positive message from the amazing Mrs Tweddell. https://t.co/2SYKvFr8KT

01/07/20

We can’t wait either - Friday 3pm. Year 11s, get ready by your devices.

01/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Mr Skinner presents a little reminder to be creative! Thought For The Day. Enjoy! https://t.co/qYwGl4GOjD

30/06/20

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

We are creating a Performing Arts Virtual Showcase! Showing selections of all the work and performances you have done through these difficult times! Keep an eye out for your work on the Showcase https://t.co/Dm0XN9Lr2w

29/06/20

Video versions of Thought For The Day from RBA staff. Take some time to think and reflect. https://t.co/8eKZCkBZ46

28/06/20

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

Thinking about a career in design or architecture? Listen to these interviews from the Design Museum's Tim Marlow https://t.co/fGTqE23jjq

28/06/20

We are looking forward to seeing Year 7-9 students this week for their 1 to 1 Tutor Meetings. We have been missing you!

25/06/20

Is your child irritable? How are our behaviours changing in lockdown? Research from UCL. https://t.co/hL9lwwslMx

25/06/20

Our phone lines are currently down, please contact us via email on admin.co.uk Apologies for any inconvenience, we will let you know once they up and running again.

24/06/20

All the best on your journey. Thank you for all your hard work this year

24/06/20

Sorry about this, we are working on it. Please email us at admin.co.uk Thank you.

23/06/20

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Great to see the scores coming in for Virtual House Sports Day. Still early days but Pankhurst are currently in the lead. Don’t forget this is for all students, staff and parents. Please see EduLink messages for more details. https://t.co/mZ5oeXs9X4

22/06/20

Looking forward to the video versions of ‘thought for the week’. https://t.co/jXisGtvtYM

22/06/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

This is an inspiring book which conveys a teenager's anger at the lack of action on climate change in an articulate and passionate way. It's also an intimate account of how moments in nature can help him manage his autism. Above all, it's about his love for wildlife. https://t.co/xgl5ig2MbL

18/06/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Salvaged from the neighbour's skip! Will be ideal as a planter for our school courtyard garden. If anyone in the has any large pots or containers that we could use as planters, they would be gratefully received! https://t.co/MYW53AbZj2

17/06/20

Retweeted From Aisling Cowan

Had a truly lovely (it exhausting!) day doing one to one sessions with Y10 yesterday. Was afraid this resource would be a bit vague to start off with, but it ended up being a great way to talk about their whole approach to English, exams, studying, specific topics, and so on. https://t.co/fR3tXHt8OV

16/06/20

A nice hamper surprise from ⁦⁩ today to say thank you to our staff. Thank you! https://t.co/QdPeejQpn0

15/06/20

The sun is shining and we are only 15 minutes away from welcoming back Year 10s and 12s for their 1 to 1 meetings.

11/06/20

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Year 7 are looking at Shakespeare in both Drama and English this Half term! BBC have a quiz to find out what Shakespeare character you are most like - Mr S is "Hamlet", don't know if that is good are bad! What's yours?! https://t.co/bKldqWcgq6

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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