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12/07/24

Dear Parents and Carer's,Our final review for the school year is available for your viewing.Have a lovely weekend!https://t.co/vEurh4dbv1 pic.twitter.com/Nwc7kHiUoL

12/07/24

Pleased to “open” the defibrillator and bleed kit at ⁦⁩ -the first in the UK to be placed in a school. All thanks to ⁦⁩ for raising both awareness and funds for this much needed equipment. Also good to tour the school-guided by the JLT. pic.twitter.com/0miysPuawu

11/07/24

Important information with regards to the last day of term. pic.twitter.com/rOzqr0fpB9

11/07/24

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09/07/24

All set and ready for Annie, put on by this evening . It’s great to see the students’ in action! pic.twitter.com/EDSNdsaFbq

09/07/24

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05/07/24

Outstanding display of athletics from Yr7-9 students at the Nicky Morris Challenge. Yr7 and Yr8/9 teams both finishing as division winners meaning they also finished as overall winners. Well done girls!! 🏆🏆🏆🥇🥇🥇 pic.twitter.com/R93BOkenGQ

04/07/24

Our Year 6 into Year 7 Parent Information Evening is a full house! Thank you to everyone for coming. pic.twitter.com/VqoNn2G4OW

04/07/24

Our Head Boy voting! Getting ready for his speech as returning officer. pic.twitter.com/VEFlzrRo2P

04/07/24

The Polling Station has just opened at break time ! The ballot box is bulging. pic.twitter.com/EbnZEyou6V

03/07/24

Well done to the Dance Elite Team who secured 8th place in yesterday’s grand national finals competition! The passion, energy and overall performance was outstanding💫Miss Sheldrake & Miss Kermode are beyond proud of all the hard work and dedication this team have put in🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/DKwmH6CWwX

02/07/24

Thank you for a great JLT exchange today. SET working together. pic.twitter.com/mLV9WTwDut

02/07/24

Picnic on the beach pic.twitter.com/SFb89iw9aC

02/07/24

Please come and support our final event in the PA calendar. 🎭 pic.twitter.com/9WKzcDcxDh

02/07/24

A pleasure to welcome students and colleagues from to shadow students today. We hope you enjoy the day! pic.twitter.com/Z7guO15Bo8

02/07/24

A pleasure to see student at RBA, working hard with our JLT. Student Exchange! pic.twitter.com/RXSiz2feQ7

01/07/24

We are doing well and playing football Y9 vs Y10 pic.twitter.com/Y2nKIBVwRU

01/07/24

Circle of positivity pic.twitter.com/Dldq4YfaqL

01/07/24

Thank you for your hospitality! We can’t wait to see you tomorrow at RBA. Stronger together! pic.twitter.com/oIBuFIOYDo

01/07/24

Rehearsal ready pic.twitter.com/QdTjoM4EJa

01/07/24

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Teaching Assistant to join our RBA family. More information on this rewarding role can be found at https://t.co/7vXSyCJ1D2 pic.twitter.com/nJJ15c02DS

01/07/24

RBA JLT working hard in lessons. students collaborating! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/1N74ySUURR

01/07/24

RBA JLT - Awesome start to the day with a leadership conference for the Mr Cunningham! pic.twitter.com/Ug3ZxVY6AL

28/06/24

This week's review is available for your viewing.Have a lovely weekend!https://t.co/0zPH3tMUO2 pic.twitter.com/hqSo1g6kEE

25/06/24

Motivational speaker Dan Sarginson (ex England international rugby player) giving us some insights into his life and his mental health over the years at Teacher Conference Day at Thank you Dan! pic.twitter.com/fVk0PiSTPX

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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