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06/04/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

The Trust Spring Newsletter is out now... https://t.co/AgM8VHzK5V https://t.co/9kjfczW66w

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Recruitment

🚨 Vacancy Alert! 🚨 We have an opening for a Teaching Assistant 25 hours per week, 5 hours a day. Fixed term contract to at least Christmas https://t.co/SuR8ZYi7wg

05/04/19

Retweeted From Rav

Our in-house reporters sharing the best bits from today https://t.co/NuBXRKKLQU

05/04/19

***Update*** Year 7 ETA 4.05pm Year 8 ETA 4pm (M25 accident holding them up) Year 9 - back at school. https://t.co/lpBbpFSYPw

05/04/19

Tower of London trip is on its way back back to RBA ETA 4.10pm

05/04/19

Our display is looking good https://t.co/BnDKdczNht

05/04/19

**Update** Year 7 ETA 4pm Year 8 ETA 3.35pm Year 9 ETA 3.10pm https://t.co/1lGvS1VFSa

05/04/19

Retweeted From Rav

Year 10 ending with an excellent session with a practising Buddhist. Q&A time this afternoon. https://t.co/URinbc6ucL

05/04/19

Retweeted From MrsStockwell

Beautiful route home from science museum https://t.co/hlSzKTRtoN

05/04/19

Year 10 listening to a visiting Buddhist talking about his faith today https://t.co/6HGjHeOVf5

05/04/19

Talking about conformity and group dynamics https://t.co/TWH780fQt5

05/04/19

Getting ready for session two of with Year 10 https://t.co/MDLiebX8hP

05/04/19

Year 10 are enjoying the performance as part of their day on sex education https://t.co/rLRmj93lG7

05/04/19

LEAD trips (current) return to school times: Year 7 - 3.40pm Year 8 - 3.30pm Year 9 - 3.20pm Will keep you posted!

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Careers

Mission Possible in new brand new School of Medicine https://t.co/63v8bffwNt

05/04/19

Retweeted From Science

IMAX time to see the very impressive A Beautiful Planet, narrated by Jennifer Lawrence. https://t.co/iyVBQnxtCr

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBAHatHotties

Snack shop https://t.co/rovRbUnPlD

05/04/19

Retweeted From Sam Skinner

Lifttt!! https://t.co/k6EygvzNGN

05/04/19

Retweeted From Sam Skinner

Playing with shadows! https://t.co/EEsh5RYWp3

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Gazing at the stars https://t.co/YKsQKj6Ddo

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

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05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA History

At the science museum and having fun yr8 does science https://t.co/XKkTZ7MAAX

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Careers

Visiting the medical wing - with a teaching ward (complete with patients!) https://t.co/XARmT6L7hT

05/04/19

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Lecture time https://t.co/vWSw0CskJk

05/04/19

Retweeted From Miss H Burlton

Year 10’s lead day activity being lead by tip of the iceberg theatre company. What a fantastic day so far!!! https://t.co/AY9frqzFFi

05/04/19

Retweeted From Rav

Great Lead Day activities taking place today. https://t.co/Ne85XiGBsR

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

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05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Careers

On the campus tour https://t.co/s9zfyIeXOy

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Careers

Ruby aiming high in the library! https://t.co/GYK3e7TaQU

05/04/19

Retweeted From Science

Ready for Wonder https://t.co/XR7QQEnSz8

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Careers

At a study pod in the library, where there are over 350,000 items (books, journals etc) https://t.co/BpgY5Jpz6P

05/04/19

Retweeted From Rav

Some excellent work going with year 11 today Mastering Maths sessions https://t.co/bL32x4N4BE

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Careers

the benefits of university https://t.co/GYl4QgRRSC

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Careers

Student ambassadors introductions! All on different courses from all over the world. https://t.co/XmeBVMNXhZ

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Careers

We’re here! Welcome briefing from Paul (school liaison officer) and questionnaire to complete! https://t.co/bin6ndMcuD

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBAsixth

we are here ready and waiting for you to https://t.co/U1tc6wTCJk

05/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Careers

Year 9 ‘Raising Aspirations’ trip to today! Looking forward to finding out about university life and the benefits!

05/04/19

Retweeted From dawn warwick

I know some very excited students who can't wait to know more......

05/04/19

Have a good day https://t.co/y1hlhNMEAn

04/04/19

Retweeted From RBA Recruitment

🚨 Vacancy Alert! 🚨 are looking for a new Assistant Head of Science. Join us https://t.co/Mu0h3Flp6l

Safeguarding

At RBA, we are committed to safeguarding. Our designated safeguarding lead is Mr T. Johnston, Deputy 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 January 2017, focussing on Safeguarding, Behaviour and Safety. They concluded that “Safeguarding is effective” and were very impressed with the provision we have in place:

"The evidence shared with us during the inspection showed that staff are vigilant. A culture of safeguarding is well promoted. Concerns about pupils’ welfare are appropriately recorded. Follow-up actions are swift and regularly reviewed by the designated team to ensure that they are effective and to determine the next steps to take. School staff work well with external agencies and local primary schools to ensure that all relevant information is made available. As a result, vulnerable pupils… get the support they need promptly. Where serious concerns arise, you and senior leaders make sure that appropriate action is taken…”

We were also pleased that the inspectors recognised the way we use the “positive impact of praise for improving pupils’ attitudes to learning” and that “the implications of behaviour that falls short of the standards expected are well understood.”

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 Hoddsedon North 6225 Mark Humphrey, 6057 Nicholas Platt, 6082 Laura Shearsby.

Other

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

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