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Reminder: Next Thursday, 23rd January we will be welcoming Yr 8 parents to our 8 into 9 GCSE options evening 6.00pm - 7.30pm. A very important evening for all Yr 8 students and their parents to hear about life in KS4 and the GCSE options processes and pathways.


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Year 11s receiving their trial exam results this morning


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6th form taster lessons happening across the school


Looking forward to this event again


Today is Futures Day for Yr 11. leading the assembly this morning on how our Yr 11 can change their future!


Next Thursday, 23rd January we will be welcoming Year 8 parents to our 8 into 9 GCSE options evening 6.00pm - 7.30pm. A very important evening for all Yr 8 students and their parents to hear about life in KS4 and the GCSE options processes and pathways.


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Congratulations Gracie - we’re all very proud of you!


Well done, Tom! Keep flying the flag


Immensely proud of all your efforts


Fantastic to see our schools coming together to share good practice for our cross-trust INSET day. The focus of the keynote was on retrieval practice


leading Scholars’ Educational Trust INSET at on retrieval practice and techniques


Happy New Year to you all. Just a reminder that we have a staff INSET day tomorrow and therefore normal school resumes on Tuesday 7th January, for all students. See you all then! #2020


Robert Barclay Academy wishes all its students, families and staff a wonderful Christmas 🎄 🎄🎄 All students to return on, Tuesday 7th January 2020


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Scholars end of term newsletter is out now with highlights from schools from across the Trust


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Cheshunt Access Point is open TODAY 2-5pm! Drop by to access support on various subjects including & careers


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Year 11 making me proud again by being rewarded for their efforts last academic year at Awards Evening


We ended Awards Evening tonight with an absolutely beautiful rendition of ‘O Holy Night’ by our very talented Lydia!🎄


Awards Evening tonight was a reminder to us all, of the achievements of our students. Wonderful to see so many former students come back.


Thank you for coming back and sharing the students’ success with us


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What a fantastic day at with 43 of the best students at with Students had a great day celebrating all their hard work this term.


Tonight we’re full for our Award Evening . Amazing introduction from our students ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’. welcome parents and former students.


A great way to start our annual Awards Evening


Looking forward to tonight’s Award Evening and celebrating students achievements. Reminder: doors open at 6.30pm Guest speaker: Michael Owens, former Welsh International Rugby Union Player, will be presenting awards.


All set for our annual Christmas Dinner - it’s the most wonderful time of the year! 🎄


Wednesday 18th December, we will be celebrating the achievements of our former year 11 and 13 students. Very much looking forward to welcoming Michael Owens, former Welsh International Rugby Player. Doors open .30pm and the Award Evening ceremony will start


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High School Musical had us all clapping along at the end! 🇺🇸 🎶 Massive well done to all our students and 👏


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What an amazing day of voting at RBA. Democracy in action!


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RBA is proud to announce in the RBA Mock General Election that we have a labour win, but with not enough votes to secure a majority. Resulting in a hung parliament.


It’s all go at the RBA voting booths? Do we want Brexit done....or not...seems to the general topic of conversation today.


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Ready for the RBA Mock General Election tomorrow. Voting opens at 8:15.


What a brilliant production this evening of High School Musical - final night tomorrow, don’t forget to get your tickets!


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The hall is filling up and front row seats for me tonight for production of High School Musical!


The General Election is coming to RBA. Mr Stuttle talks to the students in assembly to make them informed voters. Whose going to win the RBA election and will this match the real one?


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Opening Night!!! Well done to everyone involved!!


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So pleased to welcome , St Augustine's and St Catherine's Primary School to our first performance of "High School Musical". Hope you enjoy!


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Have you got your tickets for High School Musical? Tues. 10th December. 6:30pm Wed. 11th December. 6:30pm Thurs. 12th December. 6:30pm Adults - £7 Concessions - £3.50 Family (2 Adults/2 Children) - £18 Tickets available on the door or ParentPay! Book now to avoid disappointment!


Some excellent sharing of good practice after school today, for our Literature for Learning CPD. Our staff reflecting on research and how they will use these strategies within the classroom.


This is now becoming one of our traditions led by Mr Stuttle and the JLT. A fantastic way of reflecting on the year that will pass and what we can look forward to, in the New Year. Happy Christmas 🎄


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We are all ready for the Mock General Election at RBA.

Rewards and Consequences

RBA has very high expectations of behaviour. All students are expected to aim high, work hard and be polite. Our behaviour policy establishes the way in which all members of the community are expected to behave and contribute positively to the school.

Consequences System (C1, C2 etc)

Our Consequence System is designed to support students in their learning and enjoyment of school. It is also there to support our ethos and values i.e. the way in which we expect students to treat each other and the environment.

Whilst our ethos is to reward students as often as possible there inevitably have to be clear expectations regarding behaviour. The R&C system is based on promoting learning; any type of behaviour that prevents the student or others from learning will be taken very seriously.

Our Consequences System is based on a fair set of rules that will be applied by all staff consistently. The system gives students the chance to behave. If they choose not to, they will be given a verbal warning (C1). Following the first warning, students will be given the choice of regulating their own behaviour, or they will receive anther verbal consequence (C2). If they still do not respond to this, they will receive a further consequence (C3) which will result in an after school detention for 45 minutes.

Rules of the consequence system

  • Staff will always try to build relationships with students and encourage students to choose the correct behaviour.
  • Once a consequence has been given it cannot be taken back except through consultation with the Head of Year or a member of the Leadership Team.
  • Students will be verbally told why they have received a consequence.


The following notes offer a general guide; for details please consult the Rewards and Consequences framework (see link below). Students and parents may like to know that all C3 and above sanctions are recorded on a school database.

Verbal warnings

Students who disrupt the learning of others, talk or move around when they shouldn‘t, or come to class without the necessary equipment, will get a ‘C1‘ or ‘C2‘ consequence, which earns a verbal warning.


Students who persist with poor behaviour will earn a ‘C3‘, a forty five minute detention after school. Rudeness to a member of staff, use of inappropriate language, out of bounds and some other behaviours also earn students an `instant’ C3 detention.

Parents will receive an e-mail clarifying the date of the C3. Students will bring home a letter (which they have to sign for) informing parents/carers of a C3 detention, which they will complete, in silence, from 3.00-3.45pm. Misbehaviour or failure to attend a C3 will result in a C4 internal exclusion.

Parents may contact the Head of Year or a member of the Leadership Team if they have any queries about detentions. If a detention needs to be rearranged, for example, due to a medical appointment, please contact the Behaviour Support Co-ordinator.

Removal and Internal exclusion

Two C3s in one day, serious dishonesty, graffiti, vandalism, can result in a C4, meaning removal from class. Students will then be internally excluded, in which case they will be set work in our Silent Learning Centre (SLC), where they will be supervised. Students placed in the Silent Learning Centre will also be required to attend a C3 detention at the end of their internal exclusion.

Students who sit a full day in the SLC may bring a packed lunch or can buy food from the school canteen. Students will not be allowed out of the SLC to communicate with their peers or other members of the school community during the day.

In some cases, the school operates 8-6pm internal exclusion (C6) and also 2-6pm internal exclusion (C6). This is an alternative to excluding the students from the school site. In this situation, students will spend the whole day from 8-6pm or 2-6pm in isolation where they will be supervised by a member of staff.

External Exclusion (C6)

RBA does not exclude students lightly, but fixed-term or permanent exclusion can be applied to students whose behaviour is violent, criminal, or threatening, and to students who repeatedly cross the boundaries of poor behaviour and do not respond to other consequences.

Saturday Morning detentions

The school also operates Saturday morning detentions (9-11am). This is given when students persistently arrive late to school or have truanted school at any time during the day. A Saturday morning detention can also be issued by a senior member of staff for persistent poor behaviour or extreme refusal to follow instructions.

Rewards (R1, R2 etc)

Our rewards take many forms; it is important that effort and achievement of all kinds are treated as noteworthy. Each reward is worth a certain amount of House Points.

A special award celebrated each Friday is the Headteacher‘s commendation (R2) which is presented to any student who has worked exceptionally hard during the previous week. We encourage students to take a real pride in their own achievements and to respect the achievement of others.

House Points

Good work in the classroom will be rewarded with a House Point, which will be added to the students’ planners. As students accumulate these House Points they can exchange them for Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum certificates.

Head of Department Award/RBA Hero Award

Every term, departments and Heads of year will nominate a student from each year group for the Rising Stars board, to recognise that they have consistently worked hard to improve their learning, attendance, punctuality, behaviour or attitude to learning. These students’ names and photos will be displayed on the Rising Stars board within the department.

Celebration and Prize-giving Assemblies

Celebration assemblies for each year group are held every term by the Head of Year, to recognise persistent work, effort and achievement of students. At the end of every year, for years 7-10, the school holds special Celebrating Achievement Assemblies to recognise the work of students across the whole year. Parents are invited to attend these assemblies.

There is also an annual, whole-school Awards Evening, which takes place in December. This is in place to recognise students who have completed consistently outstanding work.

Please find a link to the rewards and consequences system:


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