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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

10/12/19

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

! High school musical underway ! https://t.co/v1tPm2SIhC

10/12/19

Our amazing PTA (FORBA) have set up an American themed snack range this evening, for our school production of High School Musical. A brilliant idea. Popcorn and hot dogs are all ready! https://t.co/goPBvQEUDu

09/12/19

Retweeted From RBA Media Studies

Get creative and storyboard a short film... https://t.co/g2icLB7bYT

09/12/19

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA Mock General Election. On Thursday we will be running our very own RBA Mock General Election with students being educated about all things election this week.

06/12/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Merry Christmas Everyone! https://t.co/DYvBIJuMxM

05/12/19

Retweeted From RBA_RE

So proud of JLT at last night Mayoral Debate. What an amazing team, speeches, presentation and skills shown by all. A well deserved 2nd place. Superb! https://t.co/Q927z3Lm0E

05/12/19

Retweeted From Cllr Steve Wortley - Mayor - Borough of Broxbourne

SO impressed with all our Young Speakers this evening at the Mayors Debate. Should build on its Green Belt land? Credit to their school, their teachers & parents. Superb presentations and congratulations to Winners and Runners up & https://t.co/s9QOTDu2Ro

05/12/19

Retweeted From Youth Broxbourne

All seven schools can be extremely proud of their pupils https://t.co/ybRj8I38fC

03/12/19

Great training this evening led by our SENDCo. We’re learning a lot and now going into implementation time, in departments https://t.co/8U1VdFpdQG

03/12/19

It’s just arrived! Christmas is coming to RBA. Many thanks to Amwell Trees for their support. https://t.co/kgKNasRqne

30/11/19

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

It’s been 2 years today since we said a heartbreaking goodbye to you. Be thinking of you, as always Mush Xx if you are struggling; speak out ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ there are people to listen x https://t.co/xrEQj2yiT6

30/11/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Intense concentration from our SLT teams at the start of our annual conference. Valuable input from Kay Leach as always https://t.co/miVozCo1mE

28/11/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

Aged 13-17 & in care? Looking to build your confidence & learn to live independently? Join 's Young People in Care project at Young People's Centre Thursdays 5.30-7.30 pm https://t.co/BaaFqNAbUY https://t.co/geEo7qaxZx

27/11/19

Excellent indeed, well done! https://t.co/UclEeyg3jH

26/11/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Our amazing Music Students representing with the Mayor at the Christmas Carol Concert https://t.co/APhuQjmflZ

25/11/19

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Some of the have been chopping and bundling the piles of bamboo that was hacked down in summer, to be re-used for supports in spring. But more urgently, how can we make this bamboo wig-wam christmassy??!! Need to make a Christmas Carol scene! https://t.co/e1ekf7Nq2w

25/11/19

Retweeted From Luzaan Sparks

Thank you for the welcome, thank you for the care, encouragement and support and thank you for the great staff CPD! https://t.co/zxVtMQFerO

23/11/19

Retweeted From Rav

We decided to kick off yesterday’s Creating the Future conference with Elliot driving our very own Delorean into the hall, to go Back to the Future https://t.co/w09CqgsEAU

22/11/19

Retweeted From Mr Pink

Wow. So impressed with the event have laid on today. It’s a Back to the Future Theme!

22/11/19

Retweeted From Ben Martin

‘Creating the Future’ A thoroughly enjoyable day for my first staff conference . A lot to reflect on from our guest speakers & . Congratulations to & the PDT for putting on such a great event https://t.co/wVG4Xc7YHd

22/11/19

Retweeted From Annabel Hart

Brilliant staff conference as always - the Back to the Future theme was great. Really enjoyed the keynote delivered by . What a great KIT day! https://t.co/hcKTxcRUt3

22/11/19

Retweeted From Annabel Hart

A great KIT day for the staff conference. This years theme was Back to the Future. Well done and the PDT team who organised another amazing day. 👏 https://t.co/fQlmd6YBle

22/11/19

Thank you for joining us today and for sharing your research on boys, from your book, ‘Boys Don’t Try’

22/11/19

Retweeted From Miss H Burlton

If you could spare a few minutes and are aware of Walton on the Naze. Please could you help one of my students by answering the following questionnaire https://t.co/aJq87FW3HO

22/11/19

Retweeted From Rav

This morning we have Matt Pinkett as our keynote at our staff conference ‘Creating The Future’. https://t.co/FyKybwi95u

21/11/19

Well done to all the boys involved - keep aiming high and working hard! https://t.co/ktF1ftCKsm

19/11/19

Retweeted From internetgeography.net 🌍

AQA GCSE Geography Support Cards - Helen Burton recently shared a set of really useful flashcards to support students studying AQA GCSE Geography. Grab a copy now: https://t.co/SzPF2yC8fE

18/11/19

Retweeted From East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals' Charity

RT & help spread the word! get signed up to support your local hospital 🎅🏻 https://t.co/mLpydJiCFU

18/11/19

Retweeted From Rav

So our Annual Staff Conference ‘Creating The Future’ is in . We are very excited about hearing some staff have already asked to read ‘Boys Don’t Try?’ ahead of Friday! We look forward to welcoming you to our https://t.co/Dk3LHSNYoC

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 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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