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12/10/19

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

SJLs big soup share amazing pumpkin and squash soup made from produce from our eco garden ⁦ https://t.co/u3nlgvg1m9

11/10/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

Aged between 13-17? Looking to build new skills & have amazing new experiences? Join 's programme in this evening 6.30 -8.30 pm https://t.co/BDxelrNB4t https://t.co/cGmiP6lgC5

11/10/19

Get your tickets now - this is going to be another entertaining evening! https://t.co/KD486lZ9XF

11/10/19

Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you and your school back again. https://t.co/KyJrsC8NJT

09/10/19

All through to the next round. Well done . Keep working hard. https://t.co/kCktyaBkot

09/10/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

The Fiesta Emotional Wellbeing group for 13-17s meets every Wednesday 7-9pm at Young People's Centre...come along to find out how you can look after your mental health! https://t.co/0t4MibS3jq https://t.co/CLCP9alYAf

08/10/19

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

event First one as a lovely to help facilitate sessions for our forth cohort and still get to attend these events https://t.co/IB2n4LHPkF

08/10/19

Retweeted From Charles Walker MP

Today I am pleased to launch my newly designed website. Here you can find information relating to my work in the constituency, my contributions from the green benches of the , and how to book a surgery appointment. https://t.co/JxI2cmNbjd https://t.co/kd1ZF5k822

07/10/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Massive thanks to all our wonderful governors and trustees who braved a miserable evening for an excellent update!

06/10/19

Retweeted From dawn warwick

And Clare too 💙 https://t.co/WFFNV1uWU0

06/10/19

Retweeted From dawn warwick

our very own Lauren performing at today 💙 https://t.co/KTBZKKsTHH

06/10/19

Retweeted From dawn warwick

Good luck Holly 💙💙💙 https://t.co/iyf48Zceqw

04/10/19

Keep up the good work , it all helps to improve literacy! https://t.co/5S83bmeFxM

04/10/19

Great idea . We will add them on to our screens today. Thank you! https://t.co/uXRjR2QxqD

03/10/19

Tonight we welcome the parents of Year 7 for our Information Evening https://t.co/ZjYM3TExa8

03/10/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: do you have estate management experience? Looking to make a difference in the education sector? Scholars' are seeking an Estates Manager to oversee their school portfolio. See website for details https://t.co/77AOkcgyrX . . https://t.co/Ue4SVqUDP6

02/10/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Callum securing progress to the last 32 of the National Cup with a fine strike to ensure a 6-5 victory on pens for Yr11s. Cue the celebrations! https://t.co/SZOI7EDcn9

02/10/19

Proud of our boys - all that practice at lunchtime paying off https://t.co/ZSBOOj1fBf

28/09/19

Retweeted From Aisling Cowan

Interesting how independent students become when they have to trade something for your help. They tried everything else first: a few ‘lightbulb’ moments about how to use other revision/problem solving resources! https://t.co/9AL4TMr1mh

27/09/19

Here’s today’s winning House cake in support of , titled “Photograph”. A very creative idea with a great narrative too. It tasted as good as it looked. https://t.co/4AxNgtkhiM

27/09/19

Thank you for organising such a great and worthy event. Great team effort. https://t.co/Bj5AazsLES

27/09/19

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

RBA Bake Off winners well done! House points coming soon https://t.co/Vxvtf8fYL3

27/09/19

So many families are affected by cancer so we were delighted with the fund raising efforts today by our students, parents and staff. Such an important cause, thank you! ⁦ https://t.co/BWQYjVxyHF

27/09/19

Thank you and welcome Lloyd, we look forward to working with you. https://t.co/Zl9cRxalPg

26/09/19

Retweeted From Rachel Williams

English Literature Day - the whole department working together to close the gaps for our Yr11 students. Some wonderful ‘lightbulb’ moments seen💡 Thank you Tamsin for your 1 to 1 feedback sessions - and wow what a team I have! https://t.co/LZIH6h0cm0

26/09/19

An excellent English Literature Day - for Yr 11 students. Thank you to for planning and delivery such a creative day, the students have left confident and have really appreciated all of your efforts! https://t.co/iuhSNokAxr

26/09/19

Year 9/10 information evening is off and running. https://t.co/MZ46CpNKvx

26/09/19

Retweeted From townrunaround™

So many who supported locally 🙌 & many more who connected in TOWN! Thank you 🙏🏻 https://t.co/Dr4FODp9CR

26/09/19

Retweeted From 1239 (Broxbourne & Hoddesdon) Sqn

Always proud to be part of this great community event!

25/09/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Incredible game to start off the Yr7 football season in the County Cup v Leventhorpe today. After some great goals from both sides, scores remained level at 3-3 AET. Onto penalties, every player was required to step up including the keepers finally ending up winners 6-5! https://t.co/msOynphcgT

25/09/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Tonis hitting the decisive penalty to send Yr7s through to the next round of the County Cup tonight ⚽️ https://t.co/TOhWyUA3fv

25/09/19

Great start, well done!

24/09/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

The final design! Well done girls it looks great. Can’t wait to see students wearing your design in 2020! Thank you to and for a great day 🏉 https://t.co/jxnBVyAD6p

24/09/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Retweet this! https://t.co/FB0jKcQZMj is donating free rugby kits to schools when people tweet using the hashtags with - so BE PART OF GOOD and share now! https://t.co/RsSI8y28T2

24/09/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Fantastic opportunity for students at Twickenham today. Designing a new school kit and having a tour of pitch and changing rooms with thanks to https://t.co/MZJHvJxrzt

23/09/19

Retweeted From Uni of Hertfordshire - Careers & Employment

We love seeing the campus so busy! Today we saw the marquee for the Part-Time Job Fair being assembled outside our office! If you’re thinking of doing a Part-Time job alongside your studies then this is a Not To Be Missed Event! This Thursday, 11:30 to 14:30! https://t.co/0nORcEKouh

23/09/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

Janice and Sharon are at Cheshunt Access Point TODAY 2-5pm! Drop by to access support on various subjects including & careers https://t.co/U391HbS6WJ https://t.co/toG7sk4NBj

23/09/19

Great to welcome in today to speak to -development https://t.co/00rmYrUd5N

21/09/19

Retweeted From Sandringham School

Opening to the Alban TSA conference delivered by Claire Robbins OBE - an exciting day of professional development for primary and secondary teachers across the district. https://t.co/lVgoe1INxK

21/09/19

Retweeted From Cllr Steve Wortley - Mayor - Borough of Broxbourne

Pop down to Hoddesdon Town today until 3pm for your last minute race entry for Tomorrow’s Give Your Town The Run Around. Always happy to support this brilliant event for our Town and I’ll see you on the start line bright and early tomorrow. https://t.co/ztpfVqs5PA

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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