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19/11/19

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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

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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

18/11/19

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Getting our hands dirty in https://t.co/CN5h3OezFx

17/11/19

We will be hosting our annual Awards Evening, Wednesday 18th December. We are looking forward to celebrating the achievements of our former yr 11 & yr 13. Guest Speaker, Michael Owen, former Welsh International Rugby Union player. Please email awards.co.uk https://t.co/vKQyzgjuIz

15/11/19

Well done boys; scoring in the dark too!

15/11/19

Retweeted From Mr B Creasey

This year’s first High Impact Study Group has met. Revision for GCSE has begun in November! https://t.co/H1euzRb8Ww

15/11/19

Today, we are obviously supporting day because children matter; we do love a cake day too! Looking forward to the duck race at lunchtime! https://t.co/ldMH2pRmuN

13/11/19

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Congratulations to our new Year 7 JLT! https://t.co/c8GDmvm1AX

13/11/19

Well done! Keep working hard https://t.co/oxQrIpw7Q0

13/11/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

Are you a young women aged 13-17? Would you like some support with your emotional wellbeing? Struggling with anxiety or low mood? Find out more about 's Supporting You Project in https://t.co/PL6YuopPOY https://t.co/3Ega5THwPl

12/11/19

A great turn out for our Sixth Form Open Evening, tonight . A very busy and enjoyable night. Aim high and work hard, this is your future. https://t.co/rzD9XbXBpR https://t.co/0b8vUgynjI

12/11/19

We are looking forward to meeting our future Sixth Form students for our Sixth Form Open Evening 6pm - 7.30pm Year 11 students from all schools welcome. See you there! https://t.co/IM7TfvdImj

11/11/19

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA JLT at the Armistice Event in Hoddesdon today. Fundraising and supporting our local community. https://t.co/YUQfZ71TbE

11/11/19

Today we take time to reflect together on Remembrance Day. leading our assembly, time to reflect on the past and present. Today we bow our heads as a sign of respect https://t.co/WGUc5HkPbN

10/11/19

Come along to our Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday 12th November, 6.00pm - 7.30 pm Join us to see what A Level & Vocational courses we have to offer. Year 11 students from all schools welcome. For more information: T: 01992 410800 Web: https://t.co/qPYIXaEuGb Twitter: https://t.co/DFDbwHzTa2

09/11/19

Retweeted From Steve Stewart-Williams

No big deal; just a guy playing fetch with a beluga whale... 😮 https://t.co/PdSNgVABIu

07/11/19

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We are really looking forward to welcoming Professor Robert Winston on Tuesday to speak to some of our students and those of and https://t.co/PFvFlOHubf

06/11/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay Academy (RBA)

Come along to our Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday 12th November, 6.00pm - 7.30 pm Join us to see what A Level & Vocational courses we have to offer. Year 11 students from all schools welcome. For more information: T: 01992 410800 Web:https://t.co/XTb0vNPPc7 Twitter: https://t.co/8VFfzs5xgH

06/11/19

This weeks assemblies are being led by Mr Wallace, Head of History, on Remembrance Day. A powerful video of the impact on war. Lest we forget 🌺 https://t.co/vIzyQdhjyf

06/11/19

Retweeted From Tom Culley

Are you going to ? I will be on stand 120 with the amazing team from ! Come and say hi https://t.co/anfofQ7jTV

05/11/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

Not sure what to put on your CV? Access Point is open tomorrow 2-5pm. If you're aged 13-19 drop in & see a personal adviser who can help you with writing your CV and looking for work https://t.co/EX9IZ40JQ1 https://t.co/RKSPjExKYa

04/11/19

Retweeted From SRA Secondary

tonight on Channel 4 at 5pm features our very own Zak T, Y10. Good luck Zak we will be watching!

03/11/19

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My husband, colleagues from police services across the country running today, including our very own RBA governor too 👌 https://t.co/rQhn37TBs6

01/11/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

Are you a young person looking for ? can support you with CV writing, work experience, interview prep & developing the skills to help you reach your goals! Visit Cheshunt Access Point https://t.co/evRSQRRbXO https://t.co/5ppjk2FEiJ

01/11/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

It's the beginning of November and that can only mean one thing. The start of 6th Form Open Evenings in the area. https://t.co/aakNVJNoRB

31/10/19

Come along to our Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday 12th November, 6.00pm - 7.30 pm Join us to see what A Level & Vocational courses we have to offer. Year 11 students from all schools welcome. For more information: T: 01992 410800 Web:https://t.co/XTb0vNPPc7 Twitter: https://t.co/8VFfzs5xgH

27/10/19

Liking the “Remember the tough times, they make us stronger” from the All Blacks

27/10/19

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Respect. https://t.co/qn5wjVLp4c

25/10/19

Year 11 were very grateful for the day that was planned for them https://t.co/jZlcK81jjK

25/10/19

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

Thankyou to the English team for today’s LEAD Day for the Year 11s! Pupils and staff working hard https://t.co/iwKMH1GHg9

25/10/19

Year 10 presenting their ideas to our Dragons today from this afternoon. Some brilliant innovations were created today as part of LEAD day. https://t.co/qcjXkwDTGH

25/10/19

Good use of the ⁦⁩ revision clock being used in English Intervention Day day https://t.co/bCDBOWmT36

25/10/19

Great to welcome back ex student, ex-Head Boy to discuss about apprenticeships with https://t.co/2l5aMIT5xw

25/10/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Some lovely Anti-Bullying Dance Performances! https://t.co/9he1iYnj6l

25/10/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Creating Anti-Bullying Videos with Miss Knight! https://t.co/56Tzjz3F5l

25/10/19

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

Year 11s making me proud and working hard in English today! The boys appreciating the refreshments! https://t.co/FcV7TABrba

25/10/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Yr9 Lead Day in full swing. Developing teamwork, leadership and resilience, . https://t.co/NeU9yU3auj

25/10/19

It’s LEAD day and Year 7 are getting their briefing for the anti-bullying sessions they will be working through today https://t.co/yS2TbwWGox

25/10/19

It’s our annual LEAD activity day today . Year 9 are getting ready to their trip to Tolmers and focusing on Leadership Skills. https://t.co/1EBUXw3THe

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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