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24/09/21

Retweeted From Miss Nicholas

What a way to kick off the year! £372 raised for ! Thank you so much to everyone who donated/helped out! https://t.co/7wZxWoP4Ph

24/09/21

Retweeted From Rav

A great day raising money for today at . A big thank you to Miss Nicholas and to staff, and students who helped to make the bake sale a success! https://t.co/xPaHjOrykI

24/09/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Great first debate with Sixth Form RE. 💬💡🤝Using their iPads like true mini-professionals! https://t.co/pdMnH4QbCl

24/09/21

Click on the link below to read what RBA have been upto this week in our RBA Review. https://t.co/mLec2QlWhm https://t.co/LqWuGsEZdL

23/09/21

Retweeted From Rav

leading a staff briefing this morning on recruiting ELDW participants for 2021. https://t.co/j6NThyo7jx

23/09/21

Retweeted From Rav

An amazing cover lesson this morning for year 11. live streaming in and teaching her class. It’s amazing to think how far we have come with the use of technology! https://t.co/CsKfUfcSwk

21/09/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Congratulations to Freya, named in the u/14 Girls Herts County Football squad for this season. https://t.co/7B98RSPj4y

21/09/21

Retweeted From Rav

iPads are helping us share direct links to reading for professional development this evening https://t.co/8CAyK7LIaB

21/09/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

First sports event for our new Year 7s today at the District Cross Country mob race. Well done to all involved. Special mention to Jacob for coming 2nd out of 74 boys in his race. 🏅🏃💨 https://t.co/4krBylmrWv

20/09/21

Want to find out more about life at RBA? Click this link below, enjoy! https://t.co/s74rkce7BH

17/09/21

Mr Stuttle is talking to Year 7s this morning in assembly about applying for our Team. Be a leader not a follower https://t.co/Yp7CyB2aPY

17/09/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Ms Nolan ready for the year7 wine and cheese evening. Absolutely buzzing with eager parents! https://t.co/uImMx8Yna0

16/09/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Great to have our first LGB Chairs’ meeting of the year this evening. Thanks for all your hard work on behalf of our students!

15/09/21

It was great to open our doors this evening and welcome visitors to look around our school. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

15/09/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

All ready for open evening, if you happen to be visiting don’t forget to pop by the geography department to see what is going on. https://t.co/bdmZPHgt2L

15/09/21

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

Really great evening, thank you , the speeches summed up the buzz around the school. The students and teachers are a real credit to the school, and the tour guides were very knowledgeable, thank you.

15/09/21

Thank you for your kind feedback and for taking the time to visit us this evening.

15/09/21

Thank you for sharing our improvements in attendance and persistent absence. It reflects that our students are happy and that we are a school on the rise.

15/09/21

Our tour guides showing our parents round this evening, using their . Making things interactive https://t.co/uxNNc74M28

15/09/21

We are very proud of Riley (year 7) who has shared why he chose RBA, and how he enjoyed his first few weeks. https://t.co/pddoY29yBh

15/09/21

Our Headteacher welcoming our parents and year 6 students for our Open Evening, sharing our journey so far and our exciting future ahead, as an Apple School! https://t.co/rGEO8Y6dK6

15/09/21

Our Tour Guides are all ready for our Open Evening. They are excited to be showing our parents around tonight. https://t.co/oUD94eVpTw

14/09/21

Here comes the rain again, falling on my head like a memory… So….don’t forget your umbrellas… ella, ella, eh, eh, eh https://t.co/EB38yPh2y6

13/09/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Great to see over 70 students out at PE extra curricular clubs today. See edulink messages for whole school clubs timetable https://t.co/sioj9iJCru

13/09/21

Time to roll up your sleeves and don those aprons, lets get baking RBA. https://t.co/r4ktbdR4WR https://t.co/peS6sLKYob

12/09/21

Retweeted From Miss Nicholas

Staff game ready for our event! How many sweets in the jar?? Come on down to the Head of Year office to place your guess! https://t.co/AbcfKo0HNX

10/09/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

Well done to Year 12 for settling in quickly and making a start on Business and Finance! I have already seen amazing progress! Mr H https://t.co/zTN0GlUusq

10/09/21

Retweeted From Ray Star

Chuffed to bits to have been invited back to my senior school for World Book Day next year to talk about all things related and life as a author 📚🌳🌎 😃

07/09/21

Welcome to our Secondary Transfer Open Evening on Wednesday 15th September. To book your place please see our website or click this link: https://t.co/8cJ973MJ9Z https://t.co/NT6c6rB8ft

06/09/21

Dress to impress tomorrow. We have the school photographers in and the school promo video team too.

06/09/21

Lovely to see our students back in school again today, particularly our new Year 12s who looked smart with their new iPads https://t.co/tLS1jAMEw7

06/09/21

Reminder for all students: https://t.co/y69LIdYO4X

03/09/21

Year 7s first ever day of Secondary School. The start of your learning journey, ambitions, goals and dreams start here. Welcome to the and remember https://t.co/1rJrHBOLuD

03/09/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Year 7 enjoying the club fayre at the end of a great first day! ❤️💬🤝😀💡 https://t.co/wkxiRa9RG3

03/09/21

What a first day for our Year 7s! iPads all handed out and to finish off, Year 7 Club Fayre. Choose a club, make new friends, excel in something you enjoy and smile https://t.co/12ol3IZO5O

03/09/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

iPad launch with Year 7! Having a great day❤️🤝💬💡 https://t.co/vE7tX9R5f5

02/09/21

We look forward to welcoming our new Year 7s tomorrow. Don’t forget to bring your….smile!

28/08/21

Retweeted From Louise Hawkins

Freddie had a great week, thank you all so much.

28/08/21

Lovely first ever performance from our soon to be Year 7s. Keep working hard and aim high. Welcome to the

28/08/21

Retweeted From Miss Nicholas

An amazing final performance from our Summer School students! So proud to see everyone get on stage and give it their all! https://t.co/o1rWfQiLzS

Helping You To Help Your Child

Supporting your child while school is closed

These are unprecedented times and we want to support you, the parent or carer, in continuing the learning process for your child. Staff, students, parents and friends of RBA: we are all part of the RBA family and by supporting each other, we know that our students will continue to thrive.

Supporting Your Child's Learning at Home

HABS Family Support Workers have produced two information sheets with ideas of activities to do in isolation.

Surviving Self Isolation

Surviving Self Isolation - Indoors

 

Research shows that children whose parents help and encourage them with their learning at home do much better at school. This can be; hearing your child read or at least talk to them about the books they are reading, overseeing their homework, learning the spelling of key vocabulary together, researching topics and generally showing a key interest in what they are studying at school. Other ways you can support is by making sure your child keeps up to date with the daily news. You can support this by encouraging your child to watch the news or to read it every day. Try and find news stories that will connect to their subjects. If you are planning a day out, visit a museum or gallery that will tie in with work you child is doing. This is a good way to add depth and interest to your child’s learning.

Good study skills are best developed from the beginning of Year 7 and do not end at school. It is essential that good learning habits are encouraged at home too, in order that learning is extended beyond the classroom. If these positive study habits are developed early, they are fully embedded by Key Stage 4 and 5 when they become absolutely essential.

Top tips for helping your child to develop good study skills:

  • Remember that challenge is essential for a child to learn- allow them time to ‘puzzle it out’ before offering too much assistance
  • Ensure that they take regular breaks, exercise regularly and keep hydrated
  • Talk about what they are doing and ask them to explain it to you
  • Ensure that your child is well rested and gets plenty of sleep
  • Regularly encourage and praise your child
  • Create a routine for completing homework e.g. have a rest after school and then complete homework
  • Avoid too many distractions e.g. TV/siblings/loud music/mobile phones

Planning family time

Hot tip: Plan the family diary together.

Help your children to manage their time. They need to allow time during the evenings and weekends for homework. How does this fit in with their other activities and family events? Your children have a homework timetable. For year 7 students about one hour a night is scheduled.

A simple but effective system is for students to have a short break when they get home from school, but then to get straight on with homework before doing anything else.

Hot Tip: Use mealtimes to find out about your child’s day.

Research shows that the children of families who eat together do better in exams. Even time in front of the television can provide a stimulus for debate and discussion. Chatting about the day's events helps all of us. We all learn better when we explain things to other people, so by chatting about something the children have done at school you can reinforce learning.

Reading

Reading is a fun and enriching experience for many of us. In addition there are strong links between love of reading and academic success. The English faculty and the Library staff work constantly to encourage enjoyment of reading. Students have one reading-related homework per week. Parents can support this by:

  • Encouraging your children to enjoy reading for fun
  • Have a light touch - don't be judgemental
  • Everything counts: sports reports, magazines, websites
  • Help them choose books and magazines
  • Encourage them to get books from the school library/local libraries
  • Encourage them to join the school Reading Group
  • Let them see you enjoying reading
  • Audio books are a good way of entertaining children in the car
  • Talk about books
  • Books make great presents.

Hot Tip: Reading the same book as your child enables you to engage in discussion with them.

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