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13/05/22

Click on the link to read this week's Issue 27 of the RBA Review. https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/SDQa1LuuDC

12/05/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Loving the iPad for REmote REvision tutoring with a student who cannot make it into RBA at the moment! https://t.co/NuitKqHOAw

10/05/22

We're expanding our team. Click on the link to find out more: https://t.co/du1JtD71wU https://t.co/4N8B4Dz30X

09/05/22

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

This month sees the return of SATs, GCSEs, BTECs and A Levels for the first time in 2 years... a reminder to all our students across the Trust, we are proud of you! https://t.co/ho2q2vR5oM

07/05/22

Well that was a fun night - good times! Well done to the Year 11 Prefects for organising it https://t.co/s4vL5ZJhlc

07/05/22

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Well Done Year 11 Drama! Fantastic script performances today! A few shots from some performances, lovely mix of monologues and duologues! Now let's crack on with with doing the best exam! https://t.co/xWfXxBEa5B

07/05/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Targeted REvision tonight on ‘Troubles with Buddhism’. ❤️ Yr10! https://t.co/b7Z76kr8aX

06/05/22

Click on the link to read this week's Issue 26 of the RBA Review. https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/0TaOA1RmGT

05/05/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Thank you to our amazing ❤️ site staff for touring around the new RBA development. Student voice 💬 in action. 🏊‍♀️ into 🤩🤩🤩. https://t.co/QztGYv5rwt

04/05/22

Thank you to our RBA Band for entertaining students during break time today. Such amazing talent. https://t.co/wqcKxCGxy7

29/04/22

Click on the link to read this week's Issue 25 of the RBA Review. https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/g2n7cfpikf

28/04/22

Retweeted From RBA Geography

Today our Green Beans help lead in our SLT assembly all about the importance of Earth Day. They did such a great job at demonstrating what we do to help be more sustainable. https://t.co/vCQIHzC9W7

28/04/22

New Vacancy: https://t.co/IuDP5yXozN

27/04/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

💪📈Hardworking students in the targeted REvision session after school tonight! https://t.co/bQle7FGJH9

26/04/22

Exciting opportunities coming to RBA! Are you looking for something new? https://t.co/z81zgnQgEq

25/04/22

Reminder: https://t.co/zuBq9NBI9j

24/04/22

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Thank you to our wonderful governors & trustees giving up their Saturday to work together on making a difference for all our young people! https://t.co/l9rQ3lPd1y

24/04/22

Retweeted From Cllr Steve Wortley - Borough of Broxbourne & HCC

Great Team effort from everyone today in Hoddesdon. https://t.co/eic9PDRvgs

24/04/22

Retweeted From RBA Geography

Massive thank you to and for all the supporting in making a success. Students were buzzing with excitement. Next week Miss Burlton will be leading our SLT assemblies to really highlight why today is so important. https://t.co/Yym5P6oUZW

24/04/22

Retweeted From RBAsixth

Team Loki on their last day of trekking. https://t.co/dmYxjdLpe5

24/04/22

Retweeted From RBAsixth

Final meal for the Silver DofE group. https://t.co/OZ8RKyxcCx

23/04/22

Retweeted From RBA JLT

Core skills First aid lesson⛑ https://t.co/PQK8LbYahS

23/04/22

Retweeted From RBAsixth

Team Scarlett Witch are on their way as well. Good luck with your DofE Silver Expedition too. https://t.co/GzpvVE7miF

23/04/22

Retweeted From RBAsixth

Team Loki are on their way. Good luck on your DofE Silver expedition! https://t.co/jiHH09fz6I

23/04/22

Retweeted From RBA Geography

One of Miss Burlton favourite days of the year, it’s Earth Day! is off to great start with escape rooms in geography, ’s is promoting the day and Mr Leon has had his form saving energy and recycling! https://t.co/MCi7ArgGdf

22/04/22

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

Satre’s ideas of bad faith - definitely what stand in the way of as achieving our dreams & Camus’ discussion on Absurdism makes so much sense to me. From here on, I’ll embrace the absurdity a little more! TY for a great lunchtime Mr Saunders! https://t.co/kdLoPQqEGe

22/04/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Just making next weeks TFTW collecting student voice about RBAs Sustainability! https://t.co/kn1rmAMgh4

22/04/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

asking questions at ‘Community Question Time’ to borough officials, charities and schools. Asking the important questions about mental health!🙋‍♂️🙋🙋‍♀️ https://t.co/An26si8ZTQ

22/04/22

Click on the link to read this week's Issue 24 of the RBA Review. https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/SJuuvUl8ML

20/04/22

Retweeted From Services for Young People

The Fiesta Emotional Wellbeing group for 13-17s meets every Monday 6-8 pm at Young People's Centre...come along to find out how you can look after your mental health! https://t.co/0t4Mic9EaY https://t.co/oj9yCEpn3D

20/04/22

Fantastic opportunity to be part of our team! https://t.co/hm7ctsssAB

20/04/22

Retweeted From Rav

sharing quick wins using this evening . Some excellent tips on how we can collaborate and on sharing worked examples via the iPads . https://t.co/8Le3Bqp3Sw

08/04/22

Retweeted From RBA Geography

Our year 13’s are such hard workers, that we treated them to pizza yesterday, along side snacks and hot drinks to keep their energy up. Super proud of their hard work. https://t.co/X103pk0Ck3

08/04/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

♥️💡🤩Loving my Yr10 students sending me practice question to mark that they have been completing as Easter REvision! https://t.co/xhjH9ZBclX

06/04/22

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Today's the Day! We're off the Royal and Derngate, Northampton! https://t.co/zSJeOHD0yW

02/04/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

'Ramadan Mubarak' to all of our Muslim students, staff and parents as they begin tonight this special season of dedication. https://t.co/P1VgCWsOQr

01/04/22

Click on the link to read this week's Issue 23 of the RBA Review. Can you spot the cheeky chick hiding amongst the pages? https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/fPEI7Ma46w

01/04/22

Aim high, work hard, be polite - and get rewarded! Well done to the Year 9s who received these gifts (and to all the other students who will be going home today with a well deserved chocolate egg) https://t.co/PZ0MWtwy5n

31/03/22

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

Many congratulations to Harvey and Katherine in Year 13 for achieving their Gold awards in the British Biology Olympiad. Their results put them in the top 5% of all students nationally that competed! https://t.co/PpeKZ5l0IS

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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