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12/05/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

We had a serious amount of soil to shift today - but they did it! Both raised beds are now full and one is planted with potatoes. More new recruits have arrived and everyone was happy to take home a tomatoe plant to nurture 🍅 https://t.co/v3WiLcEElh

12/05/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Great to see Year8 using iPads to vote in assemblies. Student voice in action! ❤️💡🤝💬 https://t.co/fWscfPVCcB

10/05/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

JLT all setup (socially distanced) ready to interview our candidates. Young professionals/leaders! 🤝❤️💡💬 https://t.co/dFkTPezXTV

10/05/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Head Boy & Head Girl making an early start greeting guests. Giving them an RBA welcome!❤️💡💬🤝 https://t.co/0411giKd4z

10/05/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

So proud of JLT being young professionals touring visitors around ❤️🤝💬💡 https://t.co/UjP5Tzr8RX

06/05/21

Year 7s developing their ⁦⁩ knowledge on Judaism using ⁦⁩ iPad https://t.co/4ALW6aZOMD

04/05/21

Retweeted From East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals' Charity

For International Day of the Midwife on 5 May, we're asking if you want to tell a particular midwife how grateful you are for their support or say thank you to the team at Lister? Visit https://t.co/kf2OvfecCJ, where you can also make a donation, if you wish 💙 https://t.co/UXWHKO2oPF

04/05/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Any Yr9/10 girls looking to join a team. See details below ⚽️🏃🏻‍♀️ https://t.co/SIHVfZAZY1

29/04/21

Year 9s using their new iPads to view graphs and find the gradient of a line https://t.co/PdwNYcLxx2

29/04/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

JLT were superb tonight in our meeting! Ensuring that every students voice is heard. ♥️🤝💡💬

23/04/21

Retweeted From Miss H Burlton

Celebration of day 2 was a success, the year 9’s loved the escape room and the year 12 geographers just couldn’t resist getting involved too. https://t.co/e89MacGLJ4

22/04/21

Retweeted From Rav

This week the Professional Development Team led our Literature for Learning session. We want to keep pedagogy & sharing of good practice at the forefront of our CPD . The areas of focus are: Cultural Capital, Literacy, Rosenshine’s Principles & using Teach in the classroom https://t.co/KkhPXqUnUo

22/04/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Our boat has moored up to make a fabulous feature. The last of the plants went in - we will have to wait for full visual impact. 'Mal's Landscapes' have generously built us two raised beds for our veggies. We also have a new recruit! Gardening is flourishing https://t.co/Ar4vP2E3eo

21/04/21

Well done! You set your goal from an early age, you believed in yourself and most importantly you worked extremely hard to get there. Well done!

21/04/21

Retweeted From Miss H Burlton

Earth day escape room had been a hit with our yr7’s and 8’s today! They have loved the activities and finding out information about such an important day! Looking forward to tomorrow when the next classes take part. https://t.co/Y67uimpYXs

21/04/21

Retweeted From Children's Commissioner for England

We're launching with ! We want as many children as possible to take part and get their voice heard, so we can tell Government what children really think to make their lives happier. https://t.co/Watf22oNxh https://t.co/5Oi2SozlIu

20/04/21

Yes, we are!

19/04/21

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

first athletics club of the year (and in a long time) and what great weather for it 😎🏅 https://t.co/h5ccBoSG5B

19/04/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

We are hiring! Leadership and teaching opportunities across the Trust, including new vacancy Assistant Headteacher. Join a trust with excellent CPD opportunities, Apply now https://t.co/MBt1xAIuKO https://t.co/ocOP7xK2pc

18/04/21

Retweeted From Val Tatum

Yesterday my two year old granddaughter went to the library with her mum for the first time since it reopened. She’s too little to remember going before lockdown. She thought she’d died and gone to heaven. A place “with all the books in the world, nanny. “ 😍

14/04/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

The kids shifted half of the wood chippings tonight and it has already lifted the look of the sensory area. 'Mal's Landscapes' dropped by so of course we got Mal to work....what a legend! https://t.co/CJ9bcUjPwL

14/04/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Digging out the turf for two veg plots has been slow and painful work for gardening club....until 'Mal's Landscapes' turns up and does the job in five minutes flat! 👏 https://t.co/pjBl638CAr

14/04/21

Retweeted From @rbalanguages

Superb engagement with Spanish using our new ipads https://t.co/nhIYmyS2Wl

12/04/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Blue sky thinking. Mrs Barlow and Mr Cook have nearly got the first coat on. There's also a rumour that a little boat is floating its way towards our garden...who needs a bench when you can have a boat? https://t.co/Yueq9GZlsr

12/04/21

It’s staff INSET day today so we look forward to welcoming our students back tomorrow

09/04/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. https://t.co/el6mYhPyb6

03/04/21

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Can't wait to get to Theatre Trips! https://t.co/I81FQj19WT

30/03/21

Year 13s topping up their Psychology knowledge and skills https://t.co/zBSHJ0tL7Q

26/03/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

A seaside theme is emerging after we experimented with tester paints - blue deckchair stripes the current favourite! Most plants are in now; almost ready for the wood chippings which will make it very low maintenance 👍. Two small veg beds are also in the making https://t.co/q95aBrG8gg

26/03/21

Year 12s engaging in their debating lesson as part of sixth form core skills led by ⁦⁩ . https://t.co/8fNHmgpLiL

25/03/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

My class have just gone to lunch, but... what a lovely experience of mixed learning using iPads to enhance RE ! Looking at symbolism & Martin Luther King. https://t.co/ZBDzI4QhE2

23/03/21

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

I am so pleased to announce that we at have raised an amazing £373 for Red Nose Day! To which we received this Thank You video https://t.co/KnCp3wl7ZH via

19/03/21

Retweeted From George C

Year 7s using their new iPads to learn about the structure of the earth and geology of the U.K 🌎 They loved looking at earthquakes as they happened on https://t.co/ckbeyMSYvo

19/03/21

Retweeted From Rav

Students have been feeding back on how much they are enjoying having their iPads . Looking forward to this journey continuing! https://t.co/Yhgl33jtuw

19/03/21

Retweeted From George C

Our journey begins! Excited to continue developing and improving student education through iPads. Year 7 and 8s loved using them today🌎 https://t.co/QTgsY91Quw

19/03/21

A great week rolling out the iPads for year 8 & 9. Even better to see how is allowing us to make lessons more interactive! https://t.co/H6w26YuN6U

18/03/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

We've added a little bit of colour and lavender scent to the entrance of the LSC 🌻. We also dug through rocks, roots and ravenous ants to make planting holes for our sensory plants. It was great to be back 😊; looking forward to full gardening club return https://t.co/32MJWcT98p

18/03/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

JLT as part of the iPad role out questioning the deputy headteacher. https://t.co/62kXvYGCqw

17/03/21

Retweeted From Rav

It was great to be able to hand out the iPads this morning to Year 8! Enhancing T&L through the use of technology is going to be exciting! https://t.co/KmSN0gSzoc

17/03/21

Our journey to becoming an school continues, with Year 8 receiving their iPads this morning. Mr Draine and Mr Hehir helping to lead a session on how to set up core apps, on the ipad. https://t.co/mUngYa0FBC

SEND

RBA is an inclusive school and the Learning Support Department works in collaboration with other Departments in the school to offer support to students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).  The Learning Support Department is led by the SENDCo, Miss S. Morris. 

As a school we are committed to the belief that every child is an individual who brings something special to the school community.  All students, regardless of ability, background or ethnicity, have the right to participate in and enjoy all aspects of school life, and have the opportunity to meet their full potential.

Admissions to RBA, including for students with education, health and care plans, disabilities and Looked after Children, are handled by the Local Education Authority.  A copy of our Admissions Policy can be found on the school website.  The Information Report below explains our approach to supporting students with SEND and how students access any additional help that they need.

SEN Information Report

Students with disabilities

At Robert Barclay Academy we have, in consultation with the relevant expert bodies, aimed to make as much of the school accessible to those with mobility needs as possible.  However, challenges due to the building designs and site layout do remain.  Any parent wishing to know more about this and to discuss specific case needs is encouraged to contact the Headteacher.

Adjustments to increase the levels of accessibility across the school site include:-

  • Better parking arrangements on and off the site.
  • Improved signage.

The school plans, over time, to further increase the accessibility of provision for all students, staff and visitors to the school.  The main priorities in the school’s plan will be in the following areas:

  • Increasing the extent to which disabled students can participate in the school curriculum.
  • Improving the physical environment of the school to increase the extent to which disabled students can take advantage of education and associated services.
  • Improving the delivery of information to disabled students, staff, parents and visitors of information that is provided in writing for students and adults who are not disabled.
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