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22/08/19

Retweeted From Rav

GCSE Results Day today. Some very happy students . Well done for all of the hard work you put in. https://t.co/BzL4929OWE

22/08/19

Retweeted From Rav

Some more happy faces this morning for https://t.co/IQH09P9yq0

22/08/19

Retweeted From Rav

Well done to our very own Polly on your fantastic results - grade 9’s and 8’s in English, maths, history and Spanish - to name a few! is so proud of your hard work! https://t.co/cVbo4ywo7r

22/08/19

Retweeted From Rav

Well done to our Year 10 students who have taken some GCSEs early - Harvey with a 9 in maths and Lucas with an 8 in Italian. Next year looks set to be promising for you both! https://t.co/vbNFSNpus0

22/08/19

Head of Year 11 Mr McInerney with an excited Chardonnay today https://t.co/HwuIcFJv2N

22/08/19

Happy parent, happy student https://t.co/LMBPbQmJop

22/08/19

Results day in upon us https://t.co/RWKa6ifUVf

22/08/19

Some very happy students receiving their results today https://t.co/WbZJvwe95v

21/08/19

GCSE results will be available from 9am tomorrow (Thursday). Students must collect their own results unless they have given written permission to jbroadhurst.co.uk

15/08/19

Well done Geographers! https://t.co/A7LhdrrOlI

15/08/19

Fantastic atmosphere today. Highlights include Holly who received A*A*A*A* and is off to university! Congratulations everyone! https://t.co/4LGDbqs0Pf

13/08/19

A Level/ KS5 results day is this Thursday starting at 9am in the sixth form centre. Students must collect their own results in person. Contact jbroadhurst.co.uk with any queries.

21/07/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Wishing all our students, families and staff a wonderful summer . . . https://t.co/qiO41YBtx4

21/07/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Congratulations to Owens House, winners of this years ⁦⁩ House Competition. Well done to Senior House Captains Max and Kie in leading Owens House to victory! 🥇🏆 https://t.co/pCOKS36NWV

19/07/19

Retweeted From Professional IMPACT 🇬🇧

Great to meet this evening having a brief chat about Spurs back in his playing days and when I used to go with my dad. Steve was presenting the awards for the students for their sporting achievements - top man Steve 🙌🏻 https://t.co/dkJEhcFrsZ

19/07/19

Retweeted From June Howard

Another great event celebrating all the amazing achievements of the students at RBA https://t.co/6zonCfU8M8

19/07/19

Retweeted From Ced de la Croix

Looking forward to Sports Presentation Evening 2019 tonight and listening to our guest speaker https://t.co/gMegR1owb8

18/07/19

Some of of Year 10s enjoying their rewards lunch today https://t.co/z2mXze2gyc

17/07/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Congratulations to all the boys athletes for an excellent day at the Bruce Longden Challenge. Stand out performances from Sydie, Ellis, Jayden, Kian and Raf 🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇👍🏼👍🏼 https://t.co/rJaQQQFa4G

17/07/19

Esther won big today https://t.co/7tHi2dk1jz

17/07/19

Leah is happy with her award today https://t.co/5ySD9KEdXl

15/07/19

Marco has won big in today’s celebration assembly https://t.co/hEP2CgAks1

15/07/19

Today’s celebration assemblies for Year 7 and 10, join us on Wednesday for Year 8 and 9 https://t.co/Z6OOzmIRu4

15/07/19

Very happy parents today here at our celebration assemblies https://t.co/lHS6Y4YPNu

15/07/19

Celebration assemblies today, congratulations to Year 7 and 10 students who won awards https://t.co/l0WmxF8UoA

15/07/19

Year 7 parents and carers congratulating their children following the celebration assembly this morning https://t.co/OZ9vtFcVIn

15/07/19

Year 10 celebration assembly today. Time to celebrate success https://t.co/S29H5JysGD

15/07/19

Thought of the Week 💭 https://t.co/CotBSexybi

14/07/19

Well done England: World Champions! A cracking end to the match. Players demonstrated resilience, grit and focus. Superb sportsmanship in recognising the talents and skills of New Zealand. https://t.co/II7EhMpK52

13/07/19

Today! Please come along to support the exhibitors and the school PTA (FoRBA) in this interesting and fun event! https://t.co/zo3aPrWP2G

12/07/19

Rewards trip will be back at 5pm (estimated time of arrival)

12/07/19

Retweeted From Charles Walker MP

On Tuesday I led a delegation of Secondary School Headteachers to meet Minister of State, to discuss funding. This is the second time I have met with the Minister to discuss the issue of schools funding in the lead up to the https://t.co/fJMIinmvML

11/07/19

Some of our new year 6’s in languages today as part of transition day https://t.co/TwUyz9Xp4u

11/07/19

Year 10 teaching a lesson on cloning today https://t.co/UYLMn8r0Rt

11/07/19

Year 10 teaching a lesson on cloning in RE today https://t.co/AZOOvjrcr4

09/07/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Our headteacher met today with and to discuss the crisis in school funding, alongside headteachers from and The government simply *must* invest more in the education of the next generation. https://t.co/eGmv8UkEcH

09/07/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Well done to Girls Athletics Squad for their efforts at today’s Nicky Morris Athletics Champs! Well done again to Zoe, Lily and Katie for winning their events https://t.co/B53yyBfAgc

09/07/19

Our headteacher met today with and to discuss the crisis in school funding, alongside headteachers from and The government simply *must* invest more in the education of the next generation. https://t.co/eGmv8UkEcH

09/07/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Bro

Started the job hunt but need some help? Access Point is open TOMORROW 2-5pm. If you're aged 13-19, drop in for help with all things CVs, jobs, work experience and https://t.co/EX9IZ40JQ1 https://t.co/YrsJzRfCHp

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.

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