Close

Twitter Wall

28/01/22

Take a look at this week's Issue 15 of the RBA Review. It's been a busy one!!! https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/0Ks2zbUnjD

28/01/22

Retweeted From RBA Geography

Students are having a lovely day in Windsor for their field trip! https://t.co/Wp6afZv8uJ

27/01/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA Remembers. https://t.co/HwsUC9QSgu

26/01/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

A member of 7CU brought homemade 🧁 in for all the form today! How lovely + tasty. ❤️😀 https://t.co/NK4zNsCIuC

25/01/22

Retweeted From RBA Geography

Year 10 have been busy learning high level revision skills this year 📚Excellent work on Cornell note taking for their assessment! ⁦ https://t.co/8VtfSw70sC

25/01/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Thought For The Week - A lovely word cloud generated by students all about "Why Are Human Rights So Important?" ♥️⭐️💡 https://t.co/Nhoa9KQhHC

25/01/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Year10 Information Eve about RE & Work Experience. Thank you everybody! https://t.co/siXzDssDko

25/01/22

Mr ⁦⁩ now talking live to our Year 10 parents on line about how they can support their child with GCSE RE. Update on work experience being provided too. https://t.co/Zm2uQkXa7A

25/01/22

Options Evening for Year 8 Parents / Carers https://t.co/0dSkbIAaE0

21/01/22

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

The Yr8s represented the school for the first time at Football today and secured a comfortable 5-0 victory in the District Cup against Haileybury Turnford. Goals from Freddie, Luke and Tyler. Freddie was also voted MoM ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/kdX1F8JaK1

21/01/22

Retweeted From Rav

starting off our new version of ‘Ted Talks’ for our G&T students this lunchtime. We are learning about Cryptocurrency and how our economy has changed over time. https://t.co/q8ZKR4uxss

20/01/22

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

Mrs Sparks’ Year 11s working on their own revision techniques in Biology today with the modelling of mind maps! https://t.co/2FsEKq9pI4

20/01/22

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Another strong performance from Yr7 Football team today securing a 5-1 victory in the District Cup v Haileybury Turnford. Goals from Michael and Henry with Jacob named MoM. ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/Y3Zzwx32mg

20/01/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Head Boy & Head Girl celebrating the £243.11 raised for the RBL Poppy Appeal!⭐️♥️ https://t.co/xnKE3uKb2K

13/01/22

Year 11 Futures Day! Students find out their Trial Exam Grades, had A-Level taster sessions and revision workshop. Year 11 Parents Evening tonight too to discuss those grades and how to close the gaps https://t.co/FgtnT4cM5V

13/01/22

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Today we planted a Christmas tree that was donated by Ms Smith and Ms Brackenbury that we can keep for next year! 🎄 https://t.co/KC81bIf5ak

07/01/22

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

Happy New Year and welcome back students🎉 !!! Just want to say Good Luck 🤞 to all our sixth form students doing their mock exams in the coming weeks! ☘️☘️☘️ https://t.co/dHVkDS6x28

07/01/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Desmond Tutu is an inspiration to all! ❤️🤝 This lesson in the Yr7 RE Learning Journey will have extra meaning in 2022! "Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness". https://t.co/ubIFefLtxM

07/01/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Lovely to see RBA students hardworking in 2022. Extended writing and iPad use. https://t.co/iKaQ7UNiga

06/01/22

A New Year, and our new science classroom is up and running! https://t.co/sztYQgfVU3

05/01/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Happy New Year ! Can’t wait to see students back tomorrow. 👍 https://t.co/rbM3CuuXH9

01/01/22

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

A happy and healthy New Year to the Scholars' Education Trust community, wishing you a prosperous 2022 https://t.co/CUafk2jIQ6

18/12/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

Our Mini Tycoons spreading Christmas cheer by selling their own Christmas Baubles! Thank you to everyone who bought a decoration. It has been a real success! 🤩🎄🎉😀💰 https://t.co/Q6YckZL25G

17/12/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Santa is leading 7CUs Christmas Quiz! https://t.co/J8I6NrfMul

17/12/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

JLT leading part of the RBA Christmas Assembly! https://t.co/hYtJOuyS8i

17/12/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Lovely Christmas assembly to end RBA 2021! Bring on RBA 2022! ❤️😀💡🤝 https://t.co/0FxwAEmvbw

17/12/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

Wishing all staff and students a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2022!🎄🎉🎅🏼🎁 https://t.co/n3xxocGMP2

16/12/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Student Voice! JLT in action. https://t.co/xMiwNUGBgj

16/12/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Wishing all our students, staff and families across the trust a healthy and happy Christmas. We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year. Stay safe, take care. https://t.co/qdy341vfCm

16/12/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

Year 7 are practicing their field sketching skill today around https://t.co/p2MYPnnK7U

15/12/21

Retweeted From RBA JLT

Candy Cane Prep!!!🍬🍬🍬 https://t.co/Eb13Pidb6D

15/12/21

Retweeted From RBA JLT

Great JLT Pre-meeting today ready for tomorrow ! https://t.co/CO3LugEa7q

14/12/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Well done to 1st XI Football team who made it through to the 1/4 finals of the district cup, beating Chauncy on penalties after the game had finished goalless. Penalties from Kairo, Archie, Josh & Daniel plus 2 fine saves from Sam helped to secure the victory. ⚽️ https://t.co/D0eLPdRyVQ

14/12/21

Retweeted From Miss Nicholas

Christmas rewards trip! 🌲 https://t.co/bM5QxVNxL0

14/12/21

Retweeted From @rbalanguages

7P, 7D and 7O being really competitive on their first French Escape Game at https://t.co/nZURVXO2iX

14/12/21

Retweeted From Rav

Students were definitely enjoying their Christmas dinner this afternoon - especially being served by the Headteacher https://t.co/qSpiVdkiej

14/12/21

Retweeted From Rav

We’re ready for our annual Christmas Dinner. Thank you to our wonderful catering team for getting everything ready! https://t.co/H2s1Tp7Wh2

12/12/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Outstanding performance from Yr7s in the County Cup v Verulam. Despite going 2 goals down early on in the game they battled back to win 7-4 to claim a place in the 1/4 finals. Goals from Michael, Henry and Morgan. ⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/DvBxumT8oS

10/12/21

Wow! What a week! Click on the link to read our final Review of the Year. https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/RY7gK8dRk5

08/12/21

Retweeted From Herts Music Service

- https://t.co/1HKkK0L82y https://t.co/iTdjuRjB5D

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.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now

×