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16/02/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Happy half term! Year 11 - don’t forget the half term revision classes. RBA Review out now! https://t.co/TAnvexVWDj

15/02/19

Happy half term! Year 11 - don’t forget the half term revision classes. RBA Review out now! https://t.co/TAnvexVWDj

15/02/19

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

Apply now for an amazing opportunity 👇👇👇 https://t.co/MJevgBov0y

15/02/19

Retweeted From MyNewTerm

Science EastofEngland Apply online at: https://t.co/YHgnDaKL7d is a member of the . The school are seeking to appoint an excellent Head of Science to provide professional leadership and management. Visits warmly welcomed and encouraged. https://t.co/iVKT91okGM

14/02/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Our fabulous Sixth Form Dancers with the amazing Miss Sheldrake posing for the camera! https://t.co/Ju0aotZVKK

14/02/19

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

A-Maz-ing Dance Show tonight...unbelievable talent and drive from the students ...fantastic House Group and Solo Dances! Compèrè was on point too; you little Super🌟! https://t.co/lR0hur1PtC

14/02/19

‘Press Play’ - fantastic display of dance last night from in their annual Dance Show! Well done all. 💃 https://t.co/wgMn4HJ0YA

13/02/19

Retweeted From MrsStockwell

loving the show. Well done dancers 💃 https://t.co/p7R2rXkHP7

13/02/19

Retweeted From BroxYouthCouncil

We're championing by getting outside and moving about for our couch to 5k training. Come and join us tomorrow and every Thursday for the next 8 weeks to move more and feel better. Meet @ Barclay Park at 4pm on the kickabout court https://t.co/omw1BbZ6Hc

13/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: looking to make a big bang? Want to engage students in award winning faculties? We have vacancies https://t.co/TE3OLIGHq6 . Head of Science . Science Teachers https://t.co/ZCV3PJ4hdN

12/02/19

Well done all. Hope your work helps you to ace your field assignment! https://t.co/dhc95VbOS0

12/02/19

Retweeted From Miss H Burlton

Making international friends whilst conducting fieldwork. https://t.co/RQ1cFpZc4J

12/02/19

Retweeted From Rajiv Manek

Year 10 GCSE Geography group B at Windsor Castle https://t.co/f6t5dhYgWH

12/02/19

Retweeted From Ced de la Croix

Pleased to be welcoming our primary feeder schools to ⁦⁩ ⁦⁦⁩ Dance Show https://t.co/v5M7qC8zaI

11/02/19

Hard-hitting theatre production ‘Breaking the Chain’ by for Years 7 & 8 this afternoon. Lots of thought provoking messages about growing up, decisions and dangers. https://t.co/jUJEMHCD3W

11/02/19

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

09/02/19

Retweeted From RBA Recruitment

MFL School Direct Opportunity (salaried) 🇫🇷 🇪🇸 Looking to train to teach whilst earning? Want to do this is in an experienced department with excellent support, keen students and good results? Join us. For more info, email: Tom.Johnston.co.uk

09/02/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Headteacher? SLT? Have you signed up to this *FREE* seminar yet? https://t.co/ktItjIOIzA

08/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Got that looking back at highlights from the inaugural Trust Music Festival https://t.co/FhBsEAlavw https://t.co/CYsISqUOal

08/02/19

Retweeted From MyNewTerm

Maths EastofEngland Apply online at: https://t.co/YHgnDaKL7d have a fantastic opportunity for a Head of Maths. The successful applicant will be an outstanding practitioner who has the vision, energy and drive to further improve standards of achievement. https://t.co/CcojBefxIP

08/02/19

Thanks to the Year 11s for their approach to the Sixth Form interviews this week. Good luck in the preparations for the Pre-G exams after half term Now is the time to earn your place! https://t.co/tkWhUjP5s3

08/02/19

Can you spare some time to give us your views about Careers at ? Looking for parents for next Friday 15th Feb 10.30am at the school. Please email DHT Tom.Johnston.co.uk if you'd like to share your views! Thanks https://t.co/DwYq68GCRd

07/02/19

Headteacher? SLT? Have you signed up to this *FREE* seminar yet? https://t.co/ktItjIOIzA

07/02/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

It's the first official class to use our new tech equipment. https://t.co/YIbwcpPyGT

07/02/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Preparing for "Press Play" Dance Show next week. This show is seriously good! Insane Dancers! Tickets available on Parentpay or on the door. See you there! https://t.co/0I7edZPl6z

06/02/19

Retweeted From Ced de la Croix

Looking forward to watching the ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ House Dance Competition again this morning in Assembly. https://t.co/erDHCsAY9b

06/02/19

Retweeted From Rav

Get your tickets for this amazing show, next Wednesday -! It’s going to be amazing! https://t.co/Goql3oPyV9

05/02/19

Safer internet day 2019! Click on these interactive activities and quizzes for info, fun and eye-opening revelations: https://t.co/WWuuubvucu

04/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Congratulations to all the performers in tonight’s Trust Concert! You were all fabulous and should be very proud of yourselves!

04/02/19

Retweeted From Madeleine

Thank you! What an amazing evening! Talented students, dedicated staff, slick organisation and spirited performances ❤️🎼🎹🎻🎷🎺

04/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Final rehearsals are underway for this evening's inaugural Scholars' Education Trust Music Festival. We look forward to welcoming the SET community coming together for this music celebration https://t.co/SFyVelV2fo

04/02/19

Thought of the Week! https://t.co/RItAB9QlMc

04/02/19

Retweeted From Rav

Our CPD Tree comes alive! A huge thank you to our talented technicians, who hand crafted it all! A CPD tree in the staffroom, to make is easy 4 staff 2 check books out on teaching & learning. Alex, your book is on the top shelf 📚👏🏼! https://t.co/T532u4X7N4

03/02/19

Good advice from our former Head Boy https://t.co/r1yok2JE1Z

02/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Thanks to our trustees and governors for their fantastic input at today’s Governance Day. Great to share ideas and get to know each other better!

02/02/19

Latest RBA Review: https://t.co/TH6JSVJnVC https://t.co/F8Fj1odjUE

01/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Schools across the Trust coming together to stamp out bullying. and students working together in the first Anti-bullying Conference https://t.co/bItVYkxDdH

01/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: looking for a new leadership challenge? are seeking Heads of Faculties for September 2019 https://t.co/KxE8ZT0BUG . Head of Maths . Head of Science https://t.co/Bpemyd7fuM

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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