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16/06/24

Happy Father’s Day pic.twitter.com/dCbFSV6RQf

14/06/24

Dear Parents and Carers,Take a peek in Review 31 to see what's been happening in and around the school.Have a lovely weekend!https://t.co/vEurh4dbv1 pic.twitter.com/aoUD6r8bnH

13/06/24

Great display from athletes from Yr7-9 at today’s District Pentathlon Competition. All students competing in Hurdles, Shot, Long Jump, High Jump and finishing with 800m. Congratulations to Charlie who finished as runner up out of 32 athletes 👏🥈🏃🏻 pic.twitter.com/k8lQFKtUaN

12/06/24

Some of our lucky student's were selected to represent RBA at the Scholars Education Trust Climate & Sustainability Conference. pic.twitter.com/lcFtFE2u6y

11/06/24

Yr10s working hard during their Mock Exam week! Well done Yr10. pic.twitter.com/p41m2E8ZQG

11/06/24

Robert Barclay Academy are looking for a hardworking, ambitious and dynamic teacher to join our highly successful Geography team to help teach the A Level Geography Course.Please click on the link for further informationhttps://t.co/7vXSyCJzsA pic.twitter.com/NLIefOPXUw

10/06/24

Year 7s having a wonderful time at the River Lea on the geography trip. pic.twitter.com/jtXMANz3zZ

08/06/24

Outstanding performances from more students at the County Athletics Championships. Savannah and Alessandro both finishing in 2nd place in the Yr7 Discus and Sajinth qualifying for the final of the 100m 🏃🏻🏃‍♀️👏👏🥈🥈#TeamRBA pic.twitter.com/PXaeD9ujqR

08/06/24

County Champions! Congratulations to Alex (Yr12) and Matilda (Yr9) winners of the 400m Hurdles and Hammer competitions! 🥇🥇 😉 👏 pic.twitter.com/nYFaiU1qNR

08/06/24

Early start for the Herts County Athletics Championships at Jarman Park, Hemel Hempstead. Good luck to the 10 students competing today. Starting now in their events are Alex (400m hurdles) and Matilda (Hammer) 🏃🏻🏃‍♀️👍 pic.twitter.com/1NCY3JIeex

07/06/24

If you have a ‘can do’ attitude and can offer the team excellent communication skills, show intuition within a range of everyday task and activities and want to support the needs of the pupils with flair; this could be the role for you. pic.twitter.com/t5S3MpPbzu

07/06/24

Dear Parents & Carers,Attached is this week's Review for your viewing. Have a lovely weekend!https://t.co/vEurh4dJkz pic.twitter.com/u2YLP8B0Nf

06/06/24

Welcoming some of our new Yr 7 students this afternoon pic.twitter.com/lVSbPtEbYI

06/06/24

Well done to all athletes who represented the school at yesterday’s County League event. Well done to Savannah and Ezel for their 1st places in Discus 🥇🥇 and to Ronnie for a new PB in Pole Vault 👍🏃🏻🏃‍♀️#TeamRBA pic.twitter.com/bdZ9mHFjrz

05/06/24

Robert Barclay Academy is part of Scholars’ Education Trust. We are looking for a hardworking, ambitious and dynamic teacher to join our highly successful English team. We warmly welcome applications from ECT’s. pic.twitter.com/RprlwxMy6Y

05/06/24

Don't forget to book your places with your child's individual lesson tutors for Year 7 Parents Evening pic.twitter.com/5pLiQuDfqX

04/06/24

Staffing meeting tonight on adaptations - quick, easy, and most importantly…practical tips on how to approach this in lessons. pic.twitter.com/K9dRiTgbxV

04/06/24

Robert Barclay Academy is part of Scholars’ Education Trust. We are looking for a hardworking, ambitious and dynamic teacher to join the Maths team as their Deputy Head of Maths. pic.twitter.com/VsMcprYbfW

04/06/24

Robert Barclay Academy is part of Scholars’ Education Trust. We are looking for a hardworking, ambitious and dynamic teacher to join the English team as an Assistant Head of English. pic.twitter.com/EKyetBa9Bd

24/05/24

Year 11s - thank you for contributing to such a positive day. Thank you also to the 200+ parents who joined us too. A very special day . We look forward to Prom. pic.twitter.com/11pYXf0AJk

24/05/24

We say goodbye to our Yr 11 today - class of 2024 ! Good luck for the future and we wish you all the best! pic.twitter.com/C52toLbgaL

24/05/24

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Maths Raising Standards Leader at Robert Barclay Academy. pic.twitter.com/34PcuXhPjv

24/05/24

An exciting opportunity awaits at Robert Barclay Academy for a Teacher of English pic.twitter.com/IqclCCGsVo

24/05/24

Our Maths department is looking for a dynamic Deputy Head of Maths. pic.twitter.com/5FQxeXG3iL

24/05/24

Come and join our wonderful English Department. pic.twitter.com/3Vvw9HN7Eg

Reporting and Assessment

Reporting

Regular feedback to students and parents about their progress is an important aspect of our work. All students are regularly assessed in their lessons throughout the year. The Progress Reports summarise the progress the students are making in these assessments.

All students have at least 1 full written report and 1 progress report each year, as well as at least one parents’ consultation evening each year and one ‘Meet the Tutor’ evening (called Academic Review Day) every year.

What do we report on?

Our progress reports and full reports always include the following information, and are always accessible to parents via our Edulink app.

  • Attendance
  • Target Grade
  • Attitude to learning (ATL*) in class
  • Attitude to learning (ATL*) for homework
  • Number of House Points
  • Number and type of consequence

All progress data is collated and reviewed by the Heads of Department and the information is used to identify students whose progress is a cause for concern. Appropriate intervention will be put in place to students who are in danger of falling behind. This intervention might be at classroom level, attendance to extra sessions after school and/or additional work to complete at home.

*     ATL grades:

       1 =        Outstanding attitude to learning

       2 =        Committed attitude to learning

       3 =        Compliant attitude to learning

       4 =        Resistant attitude to learning

Student Resources

RBA is very well equipped. The first and most important resource for students is the staff itself. Teachers are highly trained, knowledgeable professionals who care deeply about the needs of students and make it their priority to get the best out of every child in the school. They are supported by a range of other staff, including teaching assistants, administrative staff and librarians, all of whom provide a valuable resource for our students.

The school also possesses an impressive range of resources on the premises. First and foremost is the well-stocked school library, containing books for both work and pleasure. Secondly, the school has computer rooms which are used in lessons and also computer facilities which students are able to use independently in the library. We also aim to provide quiet rooms which can be used for work at lunchtimes. Furthermore, each subject area has its own resources, from sports equipment to tools and machines, all of which are used by students in lessons and outside of lessons where needed under appropriate supervision.

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