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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

Rewards and Consequences

At RBA we are committed to ensuring that all of our students achieve their very best. They are expected to aim high, work hard and be polite. We strive to create a safe and stimulating learning environment where exemplary behaviour is at the heart of productive learning. We seek to embed a culture of praise, encouragement, self-discipline and resilience in our students, and provide early intervention to prevent issues escalating. We place a heavy emphasis on positive relationships between staff and students, and endeavour to ensure we have consistency in response to both positive and negative behaviour.

Rewards

A school ethos of encouragement and praise is central to the promotion of good behaviour and committed learning. 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.

Exemplary effort and committed learning in the classroom or at home will be rewarded with a House Point (R1), which will be added electronically to the student’s profile on EduLink. House Points are celebrated weekly by the Head of Year and Form Tutors in assemblies. For sustained and/or outstanding effort shown in class or at home students will be awarded a Head of Department/Head of Year Award (R2) and will be recognised personally for their achievements.

A special award celebrated each Friday is the Headteacher’s Commendation (R3); nominated by staff for going ‘above and beyond’ in school or the wider community and presented by the Headteacher. Those who receive two or more Headteacher’s Commendations in half a term are issued with a Governors’ Commendation (R4) and invited to attend a reward meeting with the Governors at the end of the half term.

Every term, subject 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 as an RBA Hero (R5).

During the year, the school holds a Celebrating Achievement Assembly (R6) and an Awards Evening (R7) to recognise academic progress and achievement, as well as contributions to the wider community. Parents are also invited to attend these assemblies.

Please take time to view the full rewards system below

Rewards Systems 2020-2021

Consequences

Our Consequences 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 another verbal consequence (C2).

If students do not respond to the verbal warnings, they will receive an after-school detention (C3) lasting 45 minutes. They can also receive an automatic C3 for meeting certain threshold criteria, such as using their mobile phone on the school site. Parents will receive an e-mail notification detailing the date of the detention and reason the detention was set. Should you require further information or wish to discuss the incident, then please contact the member of staff who issued it.

Persistent or serious behaviour will result in more serious consequences such as an SLT Detention (C4), lasting 75 minutes after-school on Friday afternoon, an isolation (C4), Saturday detention (C5), fixed term internal exclusion (C6), fixed term external exclusion (C6) or permanent exclusion (C7).

Whilst all disciplinary matters are dealt with on their individual merits, we aim to be fair with consequences and would emphasise our expectations of your support.

Please take time to view the full consequences system below

Consequences System 2020-2021

These are unprecedented times and to ensure the safety of our students and staff remains our top priority the Consequence System has been adapted in response to the reopening of the school following the Covid-19 school closure. The appendix to the consequence system (below) details adaptations that will be adopted, in addition to the consequence system in place, until such time the school community returns without the restrictions and/or guidance related to Covid-19.

Consequences System (Covid-19 Appendix)

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