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04/06/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

A little thank you from our RBA students! https://t.co/OMECZm7Bsa

03/06/20

Great work and commitment. Fully deserved as you stepped off the diving board and took those opportunities. We look forward to your career development

02/06/20

Retweeted From MyNewTerm

., situated in , have a very exciting opportunity for a Media Teacher to join their dynamic teaching team. 📜Maternity Cover | Part-Time/Full-Time 🗓️Closing Date: 09:00am, Wednesday 10th June, 2020 Apply online⬇️ https://t.co/9ZWwdgO3ky

31/05/20

Retweeted From Robert Barclay Academy (RBA)

“It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” (Chinese Proverb). Thanks to ⁦⁩ for this....and helping us to see the light. Enjoy half term + see you all soon https://t.co/W2qMscM1tb

31/05/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

I would of been preparing for the leavers assembly for my year group this week, sad times that this cannot happen but I look forward to the day that I can see them all again. I hope they like the surprise I have posted to each of them 🤞🏻 https://t.co/YASzIFPG9Y

28/05/20

Retweeted From Val Tatum 🌹💐

Well that’s brought a tear to my eye! A treat to see so many of the lovely students. 💕💕

27/05/20

“It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” (Chinese Proverb). Thanks to ⁦⁩ for this....and helping us to see the light. Enjoy half term + see you all soon https://t.co/W2qMscM1tb

27/05/20

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Throwback to some of the incredible shows and performances RBA students have been part of the last couple of years! Can't wait till the next time we can step back on the stage...! https://t.co/61kyTJPK2a

25/05/20

Useful webinar specifically aimed for young people aged 11-19. Led by Professor Jim McManus, Director of Public Health + ⁦⁩ Worth a listen with your child as this may help answer some of their queries and reduce any anxieties https://t.co/gpVEOh5qw8

22/05/20

YC Hertfordshire have now launched a virtual support service via text whereby a young person can send a text with a key word and receive a personal reply. Please see picture for further details. https://t.co/bv8pG2gNtk

21/05/20

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

Some wonderful things have happened today to make me feel grateful for my and the lovely children we are doing all this for. all x https://t.co/uxAgCjTaIx

21/05/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

On we’d like to pay tribute to all our teachers who do a great job day in & day out - even more so in the current challenging circumstances. We hope you’re staying safe & well. You’re wonderful - thank you all!

19/05/20

To our Y6 students+families joining RBA next year, we are really looking forward to you joining us, we can’t wait! A letter will come out shortly to explain the transition activities. In the meantime, check out this video: https://t.co/X2dUf6Z8c1 You’ve got this!

18/05/20

Retweeted From Adrian Bethune MCCT

It's week and the theme is so why not download for FREE the chapter from my book all about kindness. 👉https://t.co/TMoNk9h2dK👈 https://t.co/IXmC9xb0qa

18/05/20

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

we all have mental health https://t.co/5ZCyGj2pUw

18/05/20

Retweeted From Pearson Schools UK

We’re proud to support Day on 20th May! Let’s say thank you to across the UK making a huge difference to young people’s lives - during these unprecedented times and every day! https://t.co/UNpFVYOCBN https://t.co/t5upVw2XDq

18/05/20

Looks amazing! Great work and thank you!

18/05/20

If your child is joining us in Yr 7 in Sept, pls can we ask you to order your equipment pack+locker (via our ParentPay) asap. This way, we can have orders in before September. If you have not yet received your Parent Pay login, please contact admin.co.uk

17/05/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Salvias are so should survive school holidays and are ideal for containers, which dry out quickly. Planting a drought tolerant garden teaches children about . Let's not forget about that at . https://t.co/kN39Vy9wxd

15/05/20

A great opportunity to join a highly supportive and hard-working team! We’re looking for an English teacher to bring new ideas and a passion for their subject to join us . If you are intrested please see the link below 👇🏼 https://t.co/S0cuYgh0OO

15/05/20

Families have always been an important part of RBAs culture. They are the lifeline for many during these difficult times. Sending all our families virtual hugs on 25th anniversary of International Day of Families https://t.co/ZZEEyvkTIh

11/05/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

George from Gardening Club, and his little brother, have been getting stuck in to some hard graft with their dad - a professional gardener (who built us a raised bed last year 😁) - and transformed their garden into a football pitch! Two very happy boys 😀 https://t.co/drzFtGZdFg

09/05/20

They sound delicious!

08/05/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Yellow flowers shine with optimism; take time to reflect today and notice the beauty of nature https://t.co/raHIoZbuYp

06/05/20

Retweeted From RBA History

Very much enjoying preparing the history lessons for this week . Thanks for some amazing resources https://t.co/yv2Q8sdRkv

06/05/20

We look forward to seeing grow-grow-mango https://t.co/YYYKrZalXN

05/05/20

What a fantastic piece of Technology work from Callum on ‘making a mechanical toy from scratch.’ Great to see parents getting involved too. https://t.co/mINjAwfzID

03/05/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Plant sunflowers now for a summer display. You could sow straight into the ground now - in a sunny spot. Protect the seedlings by placing the top of a plastic bottle over them at night. Support with a cane when tall. Seedheads make a tasty snack for birds too https://t.co/SMXxsShOS8

03/05/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Grow marigolds next to tomatoes as companion plants: the marigolds are said to keep away whitefly and they will attract bees for pollination. Add basil too for better-flavoured tomatoes. https://t.co/OR1QmbKodC

03/05/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Are these straggly, wrinkled things that arrived in the post really going to grow into scrumptious strawberries?! Yes, they are! Buying bareroot strawberries is so much cheaper. Soak roots for 20 mins and then plant out. Keep the faith 🍓🍰 https://t.co/tf0NMXzICw

02/05/20

Missing so many things

01/05/20

Children or not, our corridors are never silent. Whose missing these two? https://t.co/SVEjRCeUY3

30/04/20

Inspiring future gardeners https://t.co/0Z8YUpVeXB

28/04/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Thought of the Week - ‘Celebrating & Supporting Others’ - RBA students praising the NHS & other key workers. Amazing and heartfelt work! https://t.co/TyER2I0AFj

27/04/20

Great work, thank you!

26/04/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Make a wildlife pond by placing an old washing up bowl into a hole in the ground, put a layer of gravel at the bottom, add rocks, bricks or logs as stepping stones for creatures, fill with rain water and put in oxygenating plants. Soften the edges with stones and plants. https://t.co/OQiWxtZKWP

26/04/20

Another beautiful day and how lovely to see 7 newly hatched goslings swimming with their parents in Barclay Park lake. Just out for their daily stroll too. https://t.co/Kaek29Q6dX

26/04/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Thought of the Week - ‘Celebrating & Supporting Others’ - RBA students praising the NHS & other key workers. Amazing and heartfelt work! https://t.co/UDNkaSb3O4

24/04/20

As beautiful as it is here today, it’s never the same without children and staff https://t.co/X8okPBTAg3

23/04/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Thought of the Week - ‘Celebrating & Supporting Others’ - RBA students praising the NHS & other key workers. Amazing and heartfelt work! https://t.co/v4CUF2RQFj

Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

If a child is eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been looked after for one day or more (Child Looked After) the school receives an amount per head within their budget. This money is used to support the achievement of that child and ensure they are given the same opportunities as every other student at Robert Barclay Academy. A provision is also made for children who have a parent in the armed services. The allocation for Pupil Premium is £1320 per child, for Looked After Children the allocation is £1900 and for children of Service Personnel the allocation is £300.

Robert Barclay Academy is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and strives to close any gaps in achievement.  RBA utilises the funding to provide students with a variety of support, to name a few; aspiration intervention, digital technology, early years’ intervention, homework support, mastery learning, mentoring and one to one tuition.

We have a clear, strategic approach to the use of specific Pupil Premium funding and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems. The schools action plan is available to view on the school webpage.

These actions are monitored and evaluated regularly. An in depth data analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximise progress. Strong leadership systems ensure that Pupil Premium funding has a positive impact. All matters relating to the Pupil Premium are reported back to the Governing body, ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending. In our Pupil Premium plan, we aim to focus on identifying those children who are eligible for the Pupil Premium, providing targeted support, finding evidence to guide where support is most needed and engaging with the students and parents to provide equal opportunities to disadvantaged children. RBA is particularly proud of the changing attitudes and the improvement of PP attendance across the academy. Our PP attendance is nearly 2% greater than the national average for PP students. High attendance for PP students is our key goal at RBA; since if students are in school then they are learning and making progress.

Pupil Premium review 2018-19

Pupil Premium strategy 2019-20

NLE Pupil Premium Report, February 2020

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