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27/06/22

Retweeted From RBAsixth

Year 12 interview programme at Reynold Distribution Centre. https://t.co/KyJzGaro1f

27/06/22

Retweeted From Rav

Great to see Mr Spiller sharing some good practice on how to use the iPads within your science lessons - to staff. iPad CPD in full swing https://t.co/BlIJTre6DN

27/06/22

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

A great range of activities going on today giving staff the opportunity to work together! https://t.co/sWrTJIDH4x

27/06/22

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

More shots of staff working together to ensure we are providing the very best education possible for our students https://t.co/rHoP9i1Rm9

25/06/22

Thank you Miss for coming back to see everyone. Thank you also to as well. 🙏 https://t.co/Ns9ni3jRFe

24/06/22

Year 11 Prom Night has started https://t.co/3Unik6gHoS

24/06/22

Year 11 Prom Night https://t.co/sd9rN8D9f9

24/06/22

Click on the link to read this week's Issue 32 of the RBA Review. https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/Abf3HeLCHB

24/06/22

Here we gooooooo - House Sports Day. Who is going to win this years trophy https://t.co/q90DQHviwe

23/06/22

Retweeted From Hertfordshire LEP

Watch the video from , the Gen X event linking young people in to career opportunities on their doorstep 👉https://t.co/sKhcywb7qi https://t.co/b4N7RlDooi

23/06/22

RBA Sports Day!!! https://t.co/BQgffZuYic

22/06/22

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Congratulations to the Yr9/10 boys athletics team who have qualified for the County Plate final in July. https://t.co/0vj5orCWuf

20/06/22

Retweeted From Rav

The power of iPads! We’re using them this morning in our Year 7 assembly to gain their feedback! https://t.co/cQcHueEcWZ

18/06/22

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Huge congratulations to Jacob who yesterday became District Champion at the Combined Events Athletics at Wodson Park. All athletes did really well taking part in 5 events (Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot & 800m). Also big well done to Ellie for her 3rd place. 🥇🏃🏻 https://t.co/FXSGlEdLy2

18/06/22

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Some outstanding performances from RBA students last weekend at the County Athletics Championships in Hemel. Lots of PB’s and special mention to Jacob who finished 4th in Yr7 800m and Ben who became County Champion in 400m Hurdles and finished 2nd in 100m hurdles 🥇🏃🏻#TeamRBA https://t.co/kjZoUalQxK

17/06/22

Click on the link to read this week's Issue 31 of the RBA Review. https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/rMwvc2Ft2y

17/06/22

A new opportunity awaits!! https://t.co/rHXz9fVWxG

15/06/22

Retweeted From Hertfordshire LEP

It's tonight!#GenerationBroxbourne, the latest Gen X event to help young people in learn about the career opportunities on their doorstep https://t.co/XLqPiFUnPa https://t.co/mLU1qU16FR

15/06/22

CrEaTiVe ArTs!!!!!! Read more about Climate Justice here https://t.co/I57SARk59k https://t.co/O71mugXaGA

14/06/22

Retweeted From Rav

A great intro on how to use this evening by in our breakout sessions, for staff . It’s great when staff are sharing how they are integrating iPads into their lessons https://t.co/98Tg6kfN2U

14/06/22

This week we said farewell to our amazing Year 11s. This may be the end of one chapter but it’s the start of a new one. Many thanks to all the parents who joined us as well for the farewell - your babies have now grown up! 🙏 https://t.co/VAzP5RoWbq

14/06/22

Retweeted From Rav

Our staff meeting tonight is focussed on our iPad journey so far, with time saving tips shared by Hamish . We’ve come a long way in a year, thanks to the dedication of our staff. Excited for the next phase! https://t.co/ohcpum46wn

13/06/22

Retweeted From Robert Barclay Academy (RBA)

We say goodbye this afternoon to our year 11’s . We’ve enjoyed the journey, we hope you have too! Wishing you all the best for the future https://t.co/wBNwvIWu0w

13/06/22

Retweeted From Oxfam Education

Monday morning inspiration as the schools & colleges working on banners for the festival finish off their powerful messaging. Thank you for your amazing work https://t.co/CBLH0eVaJR

13/06/22

Wow!!! Fantastic news from our Aspen's Catering Team here at RBA. https://t.co/RISC9SvVmx

13/06/22

We say goodbye this afternoon to our year 11’s . We’ve enjoyed the journey, we hope you have too! Wishing you all the best for the future https://t.co/wBNwvIWu0w

11/06/22

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

Awesome work on the banner. Thanks to staff and students for a great team effort in response to the commission from for . https://t.co/wmtXWRxoCj

10/06/22

Education for a changing world

10/06/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

have loved❤️ the day at the SET Sustainability Conference 2022. Thank you! Making the world a better place, one step at a time. https://t.co/lxOXo2BTN9

10/06/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Sustainability Conference- Keynote2 - Rothamsted Research! https://t.co/Vmnv6B44OR

10/06/22

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Students coming together across the Trust with Dr Amy Munro-Fabre https://t.co/TfipMBb54m

10/06/22

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

The atmosphere is amazing, students cannot wait to get started - their planet, their voice matters https://t.co/GdvaOgsc6i

10/06/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Sustainability Conference - Workshop2 - Great to see SET trust schools working together to discuss our 🌎 https://t.co/7EAoRi6vwO

10/06/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Sustainability Conference - Workshop1 on Waste Management. Getting us thinking 🤔. https://t.co/ww6yy9eqkL

10/06/22

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

We are delighted to welcome colleagues from across Scholars' Education Trust to the Trust Staff Conference 2022. This year's themes are sustainability and digital learning. https://t.co/6KDTzV5tbc

10/06/22

Check out this week's Issue 30 of the RBA Review. https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/z2lCIMZGzE

09/06/22

Retweeted From Hertfordshire LEP

Gen X events have been hailed for helping students learn about local careers. Next up, Broxbourne! https://t.co/KrQRufmtF5 https://t.co/xW9d2HiKpe

09/06/22

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Another song done! Back to the 80s Musical next month! https://t.co/hHe9rYaz5S

Helping You To Help Your Child

Supporting your child while school is closed

These are unprecedented times and we want to support you, the parent or carer, in continuing the learning process for your child. Staff, students, parents and friends of RBA: we are all part of the RBA family and by supporting each other, we know that our students will continue to thrive.

Supporting Your Child's Learning at Home

HABS Family Support Workers have produced two information sheets with ideas of activities to do in isolation.

Surviving Self Isolation

Surviving Self Isolation - Indoors

 

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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