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25/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

Made sure we were well prepared for year 13’s half term revision today. https://t.co/hj2LmnWXGh

23/10/21

Retweeted From Miss Nicholas

Unbelievably proud of the hard work and effort that was put into product ideas, product making, confident pitches to our guest Dragons and ensuring they look the part for a day of ‘Dragons Den’! Well done Year 10 - proud Head of Year! 💪🏽 https://t.co/jdkO9LjYdg

23/10/21

Retweeted From Miss Nicholas

Massive thank you to for talking to our year 10 students about the entrepreneurial world and giving them some motivation to kickstart their ‘Dragons Den’ day at 👏🏼👏🏼 https://t.co/kBpuSUW53r

22/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

Dragon’s Den LEAD day with Year 10. Mr Hagley and Mr Saunders worked with students to create their Perfect Pitch 🐉 https://t.co/ylwyGiXexn

22/10/21

Year 9s enjoyed their day at Colchester Zoo https://t.co/39ZOr9zodw

22/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

8C at the 🦏! https://t.co/ltbfqBRtTV

22/10/21

Retweeted From RBAsixth

Are in it to win it with their first challenge of creating a Twitter Account to play… ? don’t forget to Use the Hashtag! See you at the station! https://t.co/yRjJpa4Aw3

22/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

Hi ho, hi ho it’s off we go! Our year 8’s are excited for their first trip with https://t.co/n0WwXCLl8F

22/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

8A are loving the elephants https://t.co/6kr0IueQ9s

22/10/21

Year 8 enjoyed a day of exploring Whipsnade Zoo and learning more about sustainability today https://t.co/BN3dUpllCT

21/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Maths

Postcards being sent out this week to some of our amazing students for all of their hardwork this half term! Keep your eyes peeled for these over the next few days👀 https://t.co/iIBtVWZA1J

20/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

Our year 7’s are conducting their first Geographical investigation at . Was great to see them engaging with fieldwork techniques https://t.co/oXRwZ0zXFl

19/10/21

Ready to start your next adventure? Our Open Evening provides a great opportunity for prospective parents and students to tour the school and meet our staff and current Sixth Formers and find out about the wide range of subjects on offer. https://t.co/z0AfuEozzK

19/10/21

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

Year 13 students collecting earthworms and woodlice for an investigation into how organisms respond to stimuli. The earthworms from demonstrated brilliant negative phototaxis! https://t.co/f1EpSPKUda

19/10/21

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

Science Club today was absolutely brilliant with students reacting zinc and copper oxide! Stunning bright green flame produced. Well done to all our Scientists and Mr Mullings. https://t.co/pzKD4eiRFd

19/10/21

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

Video from Science Club! https://t.co/oJkCMqQeF2

19/10/21

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

Effect of dishwashing liquid on pepper on top of the water. https://t.co/sWjUiRufgp

19/10/21

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

Year 12s investigating the properties of water today with some quick experiments! Great job JC to show surface tension using the paper clip first time too! 46 drops of water on a 1p was the record. https://t.co/Bc4uHvOYIp

16/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

Our year 9’s were designing houses that were adapted to climate change, some of their designs were fantastic! https://t.co/pFhoLE83Te

15/10/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Congratulations to the RE Sixth Form debate winners! A very close debate. Amazing public speaking skills. https://t.co/KMD9C8SZJW

14/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

Amazing homework from Nicholas in year 8 representing coastal landforms! 🌊 https://t.co/YLXx5hRTxx

14/10/21

👏 👏 https://t.co/WK4Jpohol1

14/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

Year 9 working together to tell us which skills and qualities you need to be a successful entrepreneur 👩🏻‍💼 Well Done 👏 https://t.co/G32dNNwdsV

14/10/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Another excellent performance by Jacob today. He ran hard until the very end to ensure he finished 2nd in today’s competition giving him an overall finish of 2nd place in the Year 7 District Cross Country league this year. Well done also to all our other runners. 🏃‍♀️ 🏃 https://t.co/Pqy5GyJ6Q9

13/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

🚨 🎟 EXIT TICKETS 🎟 🚨 Our Year 13 finance students showing their knowledge of Zero Based budgeting, Envelope budgeting and Opportunity cost💰🎟 https://t.co/vdkEPqy6CU

13/10/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Literacy Assembly this morning. So important! 📕 ✍️ https://t.co/VSQlzmCICP

13/10/21

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

Year 10s investigating displacement reactions to determine the reactivity of metals in different solutions. Fabulous results with magnesium, zinc and iron all displacing copper in copper sulphate! https://t.co/tSvAQZW0Vc

11/10/21

Year 7s learning how to access and reserve books from the library using their iPads - through our new web based library system https://t.co/QRlEs8XdJa

08/10/21

Retweeted From RBA JLT

Interesting to see A Level Photography students experimenting with gender stereotypes today https://t.co/6lHvAtRDqg

08/10/21

Retweeted From RBA JLT

Good luck to the young actors that auditioned for the National Theatre! https://t.co/0DBZHRGI0n

08/10/21

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

Year 12 Biologists collecting oxygen from hydrogen peroxide being decomposed by fresh liver catalase. https://t.co/VROpOkP5tm

08/10/21

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

Mr Spiller’s Year 8 class with their introduction to the topic of Waves! https://t.co/aODRye9rBY

08/10/21

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

Mrs Sparks’ Year 10s investigating the reaction between different metals in HCl with a quick ‘pop’ test to see which gas is produced. Definitely Hydrogen! https://t.co/89rbzMI6vQ

08/10/21

Well done, girls, great effort!

08/10/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Lots of great play and resilience from Yr 9 girls football team today as they progress to the next round of the County Cup with a 4-2 victory over Goffs School. 2 goals each from Katie and Maria. Maria was also named player of the match. ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/06nGFULlnX

07/10/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Great to start the season with a 3-1 win by Year 7s today in the County Cup vs Ashlyns School. Goals from Michael, Max and Harvey. Renditions of 🎵Sweet Caroline 🎵 belted out in the mini bus on the journey home! ⚽️ https://t.co/VPnU6rwXnW

07/10/21

Great (team) work, boys! It’s good to see the school team back on the pitch, and back winning too!

07/10/21

Developing future leaders!

07/10/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Thank you 7D for your brilliant JLT election speeches. Elections in progress at ! Democracy in action. https://t.co/Cn3xPPTwwN

07/10/21

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

Mr Martin’s Year 7 class getting to grips with the properties of elements and compounds! Brilliant observations made by students and fun with magnetic iron filings. https://t.co/FEkS2JWdMy

Citizenship, SMSC, British Values and PSHE

Citizenship

In order to support the school’s values (ACE) and vision of preparing students to become developed and responsible members of society, we give them the opportunity to explore the issues that are important to them and our students are often involved with a wide range of initiatives. Whether they are campaigning against a specific issue, raising funds or spreading awareness for a charity or leading ‘in-school’ initiatives that are for the benefit of the other students, we are always willing to support them in whatever way that we can.

Work experience is enjoyed by students in Year 10 enabling them to work in a variety of trades both locally and in London.

Opportunities for students to develop as leaders are strongly encouraged and play an importan part of the education here at RBA. As soon as students join the school as they are able to take on the role of Form Representative, be a member of the Junior Leadership Team, take part on interview panels and join the Library Leaders.

As they progress through the school, students can also train as Well Being Ambassadors, be elected House Captains and Prefects and when they enter the Sixth Form they have the opportunity to be trained as Mentors and Counsellors.

As part of our focus on the local and wider communities students are encouraged to get involved with local and national issues. We are actively support Friends of Barclay Park and work very closely with the Broxbourne District Council to help with local events such as the Primary School Run Around, Remembrance Day and Holocaust Memorial Day.

SMSC (Social Moral Spiritual and Cultural)

At RBA, we are dedicated to promoting values which ensure our pupils develop a strong sense of social and moral responsibility, and which prepare the young people at the school for life in modern Britain. Values such as individual liberty, democracy, the rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs are embedded in the school’s ACE (Achievement Care Excellence) ethos, but are also promoted in a variety of ways throughout the school year.

A full evaluation of this is undertaken each year, but here are some examples of some of the ways British Values are promoted at RBA:

The PSHE curriculum teaches all these values including new, discrete units of work to promote British Values and teach the challenges of life in modern Britain. In addition, regular enrichment events such as the Mock Trial Competition promote democracy and the rule of the law to Years 9 and upwards.

Other subject areas also promote these values within their existing curriculum, and R.E., History, Geography, MFL and English in particular. Two examples of the ways these values are promoted can be found in the Year 9 English curriculum and the Year 8 R.S. curriculum. In Year 9 English, pupils study Animal Farm and a significant part of the process is the engagement with the social contexts, including the impact of extremist views and totalitarian states. In Year 8 Religious Studies, pupils study attitudes to prejudice and discrimination, promoting tolerance of different cultures and the benefits of mutual respect.

Extra-curricular opportunities also offer plenty of opportunities for pupils to learn about the importance of British Values. Other than the Mock Trial Competition, the Junior Leadership Team and many student voice panels teach students to uphold democracy and appreciate the rule of law, and the varied opportunities embedded in the school’s 21st Century Learning ethos encourage pupils to develop the mindsets and attitudes necessary to adopt core British values.

SMSC activities during Form Time provide an additional way to encourage students to engage in thinking beyond the everyday matters to ideas of local, national or global concern, and often asks students to focus on issues relating to citizenship and relationships.

On balance, British Values are embedded across the school at RBA and are integral to our ACE ethos. But we are also keen to find gaps and evaluate the ways in which we promote these more explicitly to students. The school’s rich SMSC provision helps us to do this, and we track and evaluate the ways in which British Values are promoted and linked within the following SMSC strands in particular:

  • Recognising right and wrong
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Understanding and exploring diversity
  • Understanding moral codes
  • Understanding others’ beliefs
  • Understanding how societies and communities function

British Values

The academy supports and delivers a firm commitment to developing and upholding British Values. Outside of lessons, British Values are promoted throughout the year as part of our pastoral programme. About 6 times each year, pupils will learn about British Values through assemblies aimed at actively promoting these values, but also through Thought for the Week sessions in tutor groups, where pupils get a chance to lead learning on these topics, and explore what the values are and why they are significant to modern Britain.

Democracy

We have our own Student Council (Junior Leadership Team) made of up of elected Form reps, as well as an elected Head Boy and Head Girl. Students are taught in a variety of ways including tutor time, assemblies and in subject specific content about the importance of democracy.

The Rule of Law

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the academy or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout all aspects of academy life. Students and parents are taught the value and reasons behind our rules, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.

Individual Liberty

Students are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. We educate and provide boundaries for students to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education.  Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-safety and tutor lessons. Whether it be through choice of learning activities or through the choice of participating in our extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

At RBA, we place a great emphasis on promoting diversity with the student and staff body.  Our RE, assemblies and tutor teaching reinforce this.  Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes.

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education)

PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which our students acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

In our PSHE lessons and activities we aim to:

  • Prepare students to engage and build positive relationships with family, friends and society.
  • Encourage students to understand and have the confidence to make informed decisions relating to relationships, healthy lifestyles, staying safe and economic well being
  • Foster respect, empathy and understanding for other people

PSHE is resourced by staff across the school. All lessons are supported by presentations, film clips and extension work provided by an ever-increasing number of staff members. Lessons are taught in form groups although some themes are delivered to the whole year group on drop down days by external organisations such as theatre companies and youth organisations.

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