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16/02/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Happy half term! Year 11 - don’t forget the half term revision classes. RBA Review out now! https://t.co/TAnvexVWDj

15/02/19

Happy half term! Year 11 - don’t forget the half term revision classes. RBA Review out now! https://t.co/TAnvexVWDj

15/02/19

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

Apply now for an amazing opportunity 👇👇👇 https://t.co/MJevgBov0y

15/02/19

Retweeted From MyNewTerm

Science EastofEngland Apply online at: https://t.co/YHgnDaKL7d is a member of the . The school are seeking to appoint an excellent Head of Science to provide professional leadership and management. Visits warmly welcomed and encouraged. https://t.co/iVKT91okGM

14/02/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Our fabulous Sixth Form Dancers with the amazing Miss Sheldrake posing for the camera! https://t.co/Ju0aotZVKK

14/02/19

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

A-Maz-ing Dance Show tonight...unbelievable talent and drive from the students ...fantastic House Group and Solo Dances! Compèrè was on point too; you little Super🌟! https://t.co/lR0hur1PtC

14/02/19

‘Press Play’ - fantastic display of dance last night from in their annual Dance Show! Well done all. 💃 https://t.co/wgMn4HJ0YA

13/02/19

Retweeted From MrsStockwell

loving the show. Well done dancers 💃 https://t.co/p7R2rXkHP7

13/02/19

Retweeted From BroxYouthCouncil

We're championing by getting outside and moving about for our couch to 5k training. Come and join us tomorrow and every Thursday for the next 8 weeks to move more and feel better. Meet @ Barclay Park at 4pm on the kickabout court https://t.co/omw1BbZ6Hc

13/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: looking to make a big bang? Want to engage students in award winning faculties? We have vacancies https://t.co/TE3OLIGHq6 . Head of Science . Science Teachers https://t.co/ZCV3PJ4hdN

12/02/19

Well done all. Hope your work helps you to ace your field assignment! https://t.co/dhc95VbOS0

12/02/19

Retweeted From Miss H Burlton

Making international friends whilst conducting fieldwork. https://t.co/RQ1cFpZc4J

12/02/19

Retweeted From Rajiv Manek

Year 10 GCSE Geography group B at Windsor Castle https://t.co/f6t5dhYgWH

12/02/19

Retweeted From Ced de la Croix

Pleased to be welcoming our primary feeder schools to ⁦⁩ ⁦⁦⁩ Dance Show https://t.co/v5M7qC8zaI

11/02/19

Hard-hitting theatre production ‘Breaking the Chain’ by for Years 7 & 8 this afternoon. Lots of thought provoking messages about growing up, decisions and dangers. https://t.co/jUJEMHCD3W

11/02/19

Thought of the Week 💭 https://t.co/sbKcuBvTKW

09/02/19

Retweeted From RBA Recruitment

MFL School Direct Opportunity (salaried) 🇫🇷 🇪🇸 Looking to train to teach whilst earning? Want to do this is in an experienced department with excellent support, keen students and good results? Join us. For more info, email: Tom.Johnston.co.uk

09/02/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Headteacher? SLT? Have you signed up to this *FREE* seminar yet? https://t.co/ktItjIOIzA

08/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Got that looking back at highlights from the inaugural Trust Music Festival https://t.co/FhBsEAlavw https://t.co/CYsISqUOal

08/02/19

Retweeted From MyNewTerm

Maths EastofEngland Apply online at: https://t.co/YHgnDaKL7d have a fantastic opportunity for a Head of Maths. The successful applicant will be an outstanding practitioner who has the vision, energy and drive to further improve standards of achievement. https://t.co/CcojBefxIP

08/02/19

Thanks to the Year 11s for their approach to the Sixth Form interviews this week. Good luck in the preparations for the Pre-G exams after half term Now is the time to earn your place! https://t.co/tkWhUjP5s3

08/02/19

Can you spare some time to give us your views about Careers at ? Looking for parents for next Friday 15th Feb 10.30am at the school. Please email DHT Tom.Johnston.co.uk if you'd like to share your views! Thanks https://t.co/DwYq68GCRd

07/02/19

Headteacher? SLT? Have you signed up to this *FREE* seminar yet? https://t.co/ktItjIOIzA

07/02/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

It's the first official class to use our new tech equipment. https://t.co/YIbwcpPyGT

07/02/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Preparing for "Press Play" Dance Show next week. This show is seriously good! Insane Dancers! Tickets available on Parentpay or on the door. See you there! https://t.co/0I7edZPl6z

06/02/19

Retweeted From Ced de la Croix

Looking forward to watching the ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ House Dance Competition again this morning in Assembly. https://t.co/erDHCsAY9b

06/02/19

Retweeted From Rav

Get your tickets for this amazing show, next Wednesday -! It’s going to be amazing! https://t.co/Goql3oPyV9

05/02/19

Safer internet day 2019! Click on these interactive activities and quizzes for info, fun and eye-opening revelations: https://t.co/WWuuubvucu

04/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Congratulations to all the performers in tonight’s Trust Concert! You were all fabulous and should be very proud of yourselves!

04/02/19

Retweeted From Madeleine

Thank you! What an amazing evening! Talented students, dedicated staff, slick organisation and spirited performances ❤️🎼🎹🎻🎷🎺

04/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Final rehearsals are underway for this evening's inaugural Scholars' Education Trust Music Festival. We look forward to welcoming the SET community coming together for this music celebration https://t.co/SFyVelV2fo

04/02/19

Thought of the Week! https://t.co/RItAB9QlMc

04/02/19

Retweeted From Rav

Our CPD Tree comes alive! A huge thank you to our talented technicians, who hand crafted it all! A CPD tree in the staffroom, to make is easy 4 staff 2 check books out on teaching & learning. Alex, your book is on the top shelf 📚👏🏼! https://t.co/T532u4X7N4

03/02/19

Good advice from our former Head Boy https://t.co/r1yok2JE1Z

02/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Thanks to our trustees and governors for their fantastic input at today’s Governance Day. Great to share ideas and get to know each other better!

02/02/19

Latest RBA Review: https://t.co/TH6JSVJnVC https://t.co/F8Fj1odjUE

01/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Schools across the Trust coming together to stamp out bullying. and students working together in the first Anti-bullying Conference https://t.co/bItVYkxDdH

01/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: looking for a new leadership challenge? are seeking Heads of Faculties for September 2019 https://t.co/KxE8ZT0BUG . Head of Maths . Head of Science https://t.co/Bpemyd7fuM

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 provision is underway, 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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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