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17/01/20

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. https://t.co/ldPnbEynS5

16/01/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

Year 11s receiving their trial exam results this morning https://t.co/7wheAljjvk

16/01/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

6th form taster lessons happening across the school https://t.co/QfCSMu1Msk

16/01/20

Looking forward to this event again https://t.co/2He9jAiM4S

16/01/20

Today is Futures Day for Yr 11. leading the assembly this morning on how our Yr 11 can change their future! https://t.co/VBgdyB0JgU

15/01/20

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. https://t.co/L8gPCIvFXT

12/01/20

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

Congratulations Gracie - we’re all very proud of you! https://t.co/XZ7aj9PHyH

09/01/20

Well done, Tom! Keep flying the flag https://t.co/kO2DhY0FrP

08/01/20

Immensely proud of all your efforts

06/01/20

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 https://t.co/ehZ4cktAap

06/01/20

leading Scholars’ Educational Trust INSET at on retrieval practice and techniques https://t.co/tfCaEW70UF

05/01/20

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

20/12/19

Robert Barclay Academy wishes all its students, families and staff a wonderful Christmas 🎄 🎄🎄 All students to return on, Tuesday 7th January 2020 https://t.co/OEL6DsgtMS

20/12/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Scholars end of term newsletter is out now with highlights from schools from across the Trust https://t.co/woCwfD9zV8 https://t.co/WQd9Ci3Saq

20/12/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

Cheshunt Access Point is open TODAY 2-5pm! Drop by to access support on various subjects including & careers https://t.co/yTrJacFgRI https://t.co/wpQX9fd4JU

19/12/19

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

Year 11 making me proud again by being rewarded for their efforts last academic year at Awards Evening https://t.co/GCeq1zLYOY

19/12/19

We ended Awards Evening tonight with an absolutely beautiful rendition of ‘O Holy Night’ by our very talented Lydia!🎄 https://t.co/hIEnTPwPK6

19/12/19

Awards Evening tonight was a reminder to us all, of the achievements of our students. Wonderful to see so many former students come back. https://t.co/mYITvgeLA9

18/12/19

Thank you for coming back and sharing the students’ success with us https://t.co/HtVsBcBjAn

18/12/19

Retweeted From Miss H Burlton

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. https://t.co/JgIx2kndXt

18/12/19

Tonight we’re full for our Award Evening . Amazing introduction from our students ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’. welcome parents and former students. https://t.co/r57boXyjYf

18/12/19

A great way to start our annual Awards Evening https://t.co/RJF65DWFgP

18/12/19

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. https://t.co/wZboQPiMXz

17/12/19

All set for our annual Christmas Dinner - it’s the most wonderful time of the year! 🎄 https://t.co/Ie18YpJyu4

16/12/19

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 https://t.co/wZboQPiMXz

13/12/19

Retweeted From Aisling Cowan

High School Musical had us all clapping along at the end! 🇺🇸 🎶 Massive well done to all our students and 👏 https://t.co/IpEO3TIECf

12/12/19

Retweeted From RBA_RE

What an amazing day of voting at RBA. Democracy in action! https://t.co/cTTMLmZ9P7

12/12/19

Retweeted From RBA_RE

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. https://t.co/3GEG93zaBW

12/12/19

It’s all go at the RBA voting booths? Do we want Brexit done....or not...seems to the general topic of conversation today. https://t.co/kIjw52ZXPo

12/12/19

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Ready for the RBA Mock General Election tomorrow. Voting opens at 8:15. https://t.co/Th4u9BkbVS

11/12/19

What a brilliant production this evening of High School Musical - final night tomorrow, don’t forget to get your tickets! https://t.co/OStFd95j1a

11/12/19

Retweeted From Rav

The hall is filling up and front row seats for me tonight for production of High School Musical! https://t.co/3hI2HjGedZ

11/12/19

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? https://t.co/PFY1rx7nWI

10/12/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Opening Night!!! Well done to everyone involved!! https://t.co/ztdRJnTCMH

10/12/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

So pleased to welcome , St Augustine's and St Catherine's Primary School to our first performance of "High School Musical". Hope you enjoy! https://t.co/RqCF4eq2bk

10/12/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

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! https://t.co/zZi27Sv0Qj

10/12/19

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. https://t.co/ZFolc2PlO1

10/12/19

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 🎄 https://t.co/yRe0fesFWY

10/12/19

Retweeted From RBA_RE

We are all ready for the Mock General Election at RBA. https://t.co/DZGmOxaUiw

Safeguarding

At RBA, we are committed to safeguarding.  Our designated safeguarding lead is Mr B Martin, Assistant Headteacher.  Please contact him in the first instance if you have any immediate concerns about the safety or well-being of students in the school, or don’t know who else to contact.

Deputy designated safeguarding leads are:

For all other student concerns, the Form Tutor is usually the first point of contact, and then the Head of Year.

Ofsted Recognition of our work on Safeguarding

Ofsted visited RBA in June 2019; they reported the arrangements for safeguarding continue to be “effective” and recognised the safe and caring culture created within the school:

“Pupils feel safe and are confident in the staff that look after them. Adults promote caring, secure relationships with pupils, including the large number of pupils who join the school mid-way through the year.” The school has “created a culture where pupils feel free to express worries or concerns. Pupils are taught how to stay safe, both online and in the wider world” and “they feel safe and are confident to speak to adults in the school if they are worried or have a problem.”

We are also pleased that from speaking with inspectors “Pupils say that bullying is not a problem, as people appreciate and value the things that make them different” and “staff deal with any problems quickly and effectively.” It was also recognised that “An array of services help pupils when they are facing additional problems or a crisis or have concerns. School nursing teams, the school counsellor and the school’s new well-being coordinator ensure that pupils get timely and well-coordinated support and guidance.”

Visitors to RBA

When visiting RBA, you will be asked to sign in at Main Reception, and given a numbered visitor badge. You will also be asked to read our 'Visitors to RBA' leaflet, which outlines our expectations and important information you may need during your visit, including what to do if you have any concerns, fire evacuation procedures and a map of the site.

Useful Documents

Keeping Children Safe in Education

What to do if you're worried a child is being abused

Working Together to Safeguard Children

Prevent Duty

Useful Web Links

If you are concerned about something that may have happened while online, please go to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre and report the incident. Thinkuknow

As well as the revised HSCB Child Protection & Safeguarding Children Procedures 2010, you will find lots of useful information, guidance and support on the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board website. Herts Safeguarding

Childline is a free service offering support advice and guidance “online, on the phone, anytime” Childline

Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children Childnet

The NSPCC is the leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. NSPCC

Student and Parent Help and Advice – how can I get support for me or my child?

On this page you will find links to websites that can give you some really good advice. Please speak to Mrs Stabler, one of the Safeguarding team, your Tutor or Head of Year if there is anyone you would like to talk to in school.

The YC Hertfordshire team has lots of local information, guidance and support and can offer many services, from careers advice to mental health, e-safety, sexual health and lots more online and from their ‘One-Stop Shop’ in Cheshunt: https://www.youthconnexions-hertfordshire.org/advice-and-support/yc-hertfordshire-one-stop-shops-and-centres-1/cheshunt-one-stop-shop/

Advice on drugs - FRANK*

Advice on mental health and well-being - Youngminds*

Need to talk to someone? Childline*

Need to talk to someone? - The Samaritans*

Worried about bullying? - Anti-Bullying Alliance*

Worried about cyberbullying? - Thinkuknow*

Health for teens, includes exam stress*

Support for young people’s mental health

Free Online Mental Health Support for 10-25 year olds in Hertfordshire: https://kooth.com/

Get self-help http://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/selfhelp.htm 

Young Minds  www.youngminds.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation  www.mentalhealth.org

Time to Change http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/youngpeople

Support for young people’s sexual health

Youth Connexions centres can offer one to one advice and support on relationships, sexual health and pregnancy options

Sexual Health Hertfordshire run clinics across the county, which offer STI testing, pregnancy testing and contraception advice

The c-card scheme offers free access to condoms for young people at youth friendly locations

100 local pharmacies offer free Emergency Hormonal Contraception (the morning after pill) to under 25s – to find a young person’s local one use Mogolistings

It is recommended that young people do a Chlamydia test every 12 months if they are sexually active (or whenever they change partner). They can order free chlamydia home testing kits here or visit a sexual health clinic or Youth Connexions centre.

Support for young people on drugs including alcohol and smoking support

FRANK for drugs - http://www.talktofrank.com/

NHS Smoking Services for tobacco - http://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/help-and-advice/local-support-services-helplines

Drinkline for alcohol - https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/understand-your-drinking/is-your-drinking-a-problem/alcohol-support-services

Police Community Support Officers

To speak directly to your local PCSO call 01707 354192 Hoddesdon Town and Broxbourne 6685 Lauren Minors, 6023 Louise Roberts, 6350 Kirsty Smith Hoddesdon North 6225 Mark Humphrey, 6057 Nicholas Platt, 6082 Laura Shearsby.

Other

Herts Young homeless - http://www.hyh.org.uk/

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