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21/08/19

GCSE results will be available from 9am tomorrow (Thursday). Students must collect their own results unless they have given written permission to jbroadhurst.co.uk

15/08/19

Well done Geographers! https://t.co/A7LhdrrOlI

15/08/19

Fantastic atmosphere today. Highlights include Holly who received A*A*A*A* and is off to university! Congratulations everyone! https://t.co/4LGDbqs0Pf

13/08/19

A Level/ KS5 results day is this Thursday starting at 9am in the sixth form centre. Students must collect their own results in person. Contact jbroadhurst.co.uk with any queries.

21/07/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Wishing all our students, families and staff a wonderful summer . . . https://t.co/qiO41YBtx4

21/07/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Congratulations to Owens House, winners of this years ⁦⁩ House Competition. Well done to Senior House Captains Max and Kie in leading Owens House to victory! 🥇🏆 https://t.co/pCOKS36NWV

19/07/19

Retweeted From Professional IMPACT 🇬🇧

Great to meet this evening having a brief chat about Spurs back in his playing days and when I used to go with my dad. Steve was presenting the awards for the students for their sporting achievements - top man Steve 🙌🏻 https://t.co/dkJEhcFrsZ

19/07/19

Retweeted From June Howard

Another great event celebrating all the amazing achievements of the students at RBA https://t.co/6zonCfU8M8

19/07/19

Retweeted From Ced de la Croix

Looking forward to Sports Presentation Evening 2019 tonight and listening to our guest speaker https://t.co/gMegR1owb8

18/07/19

Some of of Year 10s enjoying their rewards lunch today https://t.co/z2mXze2gyc

17/07/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Congratulations to all the boys athletes for an excellent day at the Bruce Longden Challenge. Stand out performances from Sydie, Ellis, Jayden, Kian and Raf 🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇👍🏼👍🏼 https://t.co/rJaQQQFa4G

17/07/19

Esther won big today https://t.co/7tHi2dk1jz

17/07/19

Leah is happy with her award today https://t.co/5ySD9KEdXl

15/07/19

Marco has won big in today’s celebration assembly https://t.co/hEP2CgAks1

15/07/19

Today’s celebration assemblies for Year 7 and 10, join us on Wednesday for Year 8 and 9 https://t.co/Z6OOzmIRu4

15/07/19

Very happy parents today here at our celebration assemblies https://t.co/lHS6Y4YPNu

15/07/19

Celebration assemblies today, congratulations to Year 7 and 10 students who won awards https://t.co/l0WmxF8UoA

15/07/19

Year 7 parents and carers congratulating their children following the celebration assembly this morning https://t.co/OZ9vtFcVIn

15/07/19

Year 10 celebration assembly today. Time to celebrate success https://t.co/S29H5JysGD

15/07/19

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

14/07/19

Well done England: World Champions! A cracking end to the match. Players demonstrated resilience, grit and focus. Superb sportsmanship in recognising the talents and skills of New Zealand. https://t.co/II7EhMpK52

13/07/19

Today! Please come along to support the exhibitors and the school PTA (FoRBA) in this interesting and fun event! https://t.co/zo3aPrWP2G

12/07/19

Rewards trip will be back at 5pm (estimated time of arrival)

12/07/19

Retweeted From Charles Walker MP

On Tuesday I led a delegation of Secondary School Headteachers to meet Minister of State, to discuss funding. This is the second time I have met with the Minister to discuss the issue of schools funding in the lead up to the https://t.co/fJMIinmvML

11/07/19

Some of our new year 6’s in languages today as part of transition day https://t.co/TwUyz9Xp4u

11/07/19

Year 10 teaching a lesson on cloning today https://t.co/UYLMn8r0Rt

11/07/19

Year 10 teaching a lesson on cloning in RE today https://t.co/AZOOvjrcr4

09/07/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Our headteacher met today with and to discuss the crisis in school funding, alongside headteachers from and The government simply *must* invest more in the education of the next generation. https://t.co/eGmv8UkEcH

09/07/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Well done to Girls Athletics Squad for their efforts at today’s Nicky Morris Athletics Champs! Well done again to Zoe, Lily and Katie for winning their events https://t.co/B53yyBfAgc

09/07/19

Our headteacher met today with and to discuss the crisis in school funding, alongside headteachers from and The government simply *must* invest more in the education of the next generation. https://t.co/eGmv8UkEcH

09/07/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Bro

Started the job hunt but need some help? Access Point is open TOMORROW 2-5pm. If you're aged 13-19, drop in for help with all things CVs, jobs, work experience and https://t.co/EX9IZ40JQ1 https://t.co/YrsJzRfCHp

09/07/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Bro

The Hertfordshire Fiesta Emotional Wellbeing group for 13-17s meets every Wednesday 7-9pm at Waltham Cross Young People's Centre ... come along to find out how you can look after your mental health! https://t.co/fQkr0bMNFE https://t.co/wxS3liZaYX

09/07/19

Retweeted From Justine Tripp

Come along to the 26th Annual Model Railway Exhibition. *THIS SATURDAY* At RBA 9.30am to 4.30pm Postcode: EN11 8JY Fun and interest for all the family, and the enthusiast alike! All proceeds towards school projects. https://t.co/olU5oS6IXM

09/07/19

Retweeted From @rbalanguages

Sunday morning Spanish lesson! https://t.co/QOdbCwFyGw

09/07/19

Retweeted From @rbalanguages

A nice trip to the market this morning! Using this mornings lesson! Better hagglers than Teresa May! https://t.co/RtHnOhDaS0

09/07/19

Retweeted From @rbalanguages

Can't go wrong with making a Spanish tart! Tarta de la Abuela! https://t.co/eTERuNR8Kw

09/07/19

Retweeted From @rbalanguages

It's alright girls, Mr Mac will show you how it's done! https://t.co/4ZVUeKyxDj

09/07/19

Retweeted From @rbalanguages

After a long day of Spanish lessons, making spanish tarts, having a Mud bath and let's not forget the Zumba, we are ready for some fooooodd!!! https://t.co/Q6slR3X6z9

08/07/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

This Saturday at . Organised by https://t.co/LiS8OxCBef

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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