Close

Twitter Wall

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

Helping You To Help Your Child

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.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now

×