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11/07/20

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

The National Gallery is open again! Book up a visit in the summer holidays and see world famous artworks like this one for free. https://t.co/OYN2jK7Zyx

11/07/20

A little bit of food with love always helps

10/07/20

Our (virtual) Summer Creative Arts Exhibition 2020 is now available - thanks to ⁦https://t.co/3tIHKqxEg6

10/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA Thought For The Day - Dr. Cowan just wants to remind you about the power of reading! Enjoy! https://t.co/JtFpYL01BN

09/07/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

I am intrigued to what Boris is going to say to school leavers tomorrow at 10:00am, Year 11s please check your Edulink message from me for the link to watch

09/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

The wonderful Mrs Stabler reminding us to 'Be Kind'. RBA Thought For The Day. What an important message! https://t.co/l2ZKFNipAa

08/07/20

Aim high.........work hard and be polite

08/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA THOUGHT FOR THE DAY VIDEO - Today is the lovely Mr White reminding us all to 'Aim High'. https://t.co/Hjwtx221jQ

07/07/20

Retweeted From Val Tatum 🌹💐

Loving these thoughts for the day. Well done Mr Stuttle and the RBA team.

06/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA Thought For The Day Video. Languages unite us! Thank you for this reminder Mr Creasey. . Gracias! https://t.co/PaDNbEVVfz

03/07/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

I just sent a little surprise to all staff and year 11 pupils and parents, so check your inboxes! I’m enjoying it (again) now hoping that I’m watching it at the same time as my much loved year group! To feel together as much as possible 😢 https://t.co/jQ1nmIcGYb

03/07/20

Goodbye class of 2020 - a fantastic year group. Forever part of our . As Steve Jobs said: “Don’t cry because you are leaving, smile because you were here.”

03/07/20

Year 11s - 5 minutes away. Don’t forget to check your emails at 3pm today for a special message from

03/07/20

Looking forward to the Friday treat from

03/07/20

“Pick up a book and be transported to another world” - nice words from today’s thought of the day, shared by Mrs Hart

02/07/20

Retweeted From Geography George

What a training year this has been! Wrote this for TES 🤓 https://t.co/q0VWB4DGhZ

02/07/20

Welcome to the team and our journey to being the best.

02/07/20

Retweeted From RBA History

An amazing opportunity for you to watch tonight https://t.co/DLwHBo5yfm

02/07/20

Let our Year 7s take you on a tour of our school https://t.co/0Xejdi3IjZ

02/07/20

Year 6 into 7 Transition Evening (Thurs 2nd July) – we look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 families to our virtual transition evening tonight. Please log in from 5pm for a prompt 5.15pm start. See letter for log in details.

02/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA Thought For The Day Video! Enjoy this positive message from the amazing Mrs Tweddell. https://t.co/2SYKvFr8KT

01/07/20

We can’t wait either - Friday 3pm. Year 11s, get ready by your devices.

01/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Mr Skinner presents a little reminder to be creative! Thought For The Day. Enjoy! https://t.co/qYwGl4GOjD

30/06/20

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

We are creating a Performing Arts Virtual Showcase! Showing selections of all the work and performances you have done through these difficult times! Keep an eye out for your work on the Showcase https://t.co/Dm0XN9Lr2w

29/06/20

Video versions of Thought For The Day from RBA staff. Take some time to think and reflect. https://t.co/8eKZCkBZ46

28/06/20

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

Thinking about a career in design or architecture? Listen to these interviews from the Design Museum's Tim Marlow https://t.co/fGTqE23jjq

28/06/20

We are looking forward to seeing Year 7-9 students this week for their 1 to 1 Tutor Meetings. We have been missing you!

25/06/20

Is your child irritable? How are our behaviours changing in lockdown? Research from UCL. https://t.co/hL9lwwslMx

25/06/20

Our phone lines are currently down, please contact us via email on admin.co.uk Apologies for any inconvenience, we will let you know once they up and running again.

24/06/20

All the best on your journey. Thank you for all your hard work this year

24/06/20

Sorry about this, we are working on it. Please email us at admin.co.uk Thank you.

23/06/20

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Great to see the scores coming in for Virtual House Sports Day. Still early days but Pankhurst are currently in the lead. Don’t forget this is for all students, staff and parents. Please see EduLink messages for more details. https://t.co/mZ5oeXs9X4

22/06/20

Looking forward to the video versions of ‘thought for the week’. https://t.co/jXisGtvtYM

22/06/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

This is an inspiring book which conveys a teenager's anger at the lack of action on climate change in an articulate and passionate way. It's also an intimate account of how moments in nature can help him manage his autism. Above all, it's about his love for wildlife. https://t.co/xgl5ig2MbL

18/06/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Salvaged from the neighbour's skip! Will be ideal as a planter for our school courtyard garden. If anyone in the has any large pots or containers that we could use as planters, they would be gratefully received! https://t.co/MYW53AbZj2

17/06/20

Retweeted From Aisling Cowan

Had a truly lovely (it exhausting!) day doing one to one sessions with Y10 yesterday. Was afraid this resource would be a bit vague to start off with, but it ended up being a great way to talk about their whole approach to English, exams, studying, specific topics, and so on. https://t.co/fR3tXHt8OV

16/06/20

A nice hamper surprise from ⁦⁩ today to say thank you to our staff. Thank you! https://t.co/QdPeejQpn0

15/06/20

The sun is shining and we are only 15 minutes away from welcoming back Year 10s and 12s for their 1 to 1 meetings.

11/06/20

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Year 7 are looking at Shakespeare in both Drama and English this Half term! BBC have a quiz to find out what Shakespeare character you are most like - Mr S is "Hamlet", don't know if that is good are bad! What's yours?! https://t.co/bKldqWcgq6

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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