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31/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

popped into to redo one of the display. Not quite finished yet, but once complete students will be able to track their geography journey from year 7 all the way to A Level. https://t.co/3GUn95MejZ

17/07/21

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

Well what a 9 year adventure that was at So overwhelmed with all the presents, cards and very kind words! Will miss staff, pupils and parents a lot! 😢. But onto a new chapter! https://t.co/OrdlD638xv

17/07/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

As a trust we could not be prouder of the dedication shown by all our students and staff over this academic year. Thank you! We wish you all a safe and relaxing summer. https://t.co/TbeQKhLJ8O

17/07/21

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

Sun, ice cream, playing games, music, what more could you want from the last rewards event of the year! 😎 https://t.co/usqwKMb22O

17/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Mr Stuttle says “Summer is here!” Thank you for an amazing year in RE. ❤️🤝💬💡 https://t.co/Sq2BAyHR1M

15/07/21

Retweeted From Miss H Burlton

Our year 12 geographers were showing off their knowledge of the United Kingdom counties with a friendly game of https://t.co/SoRvedR4eP

15/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

JLT have decided that this years Non-uniform Day money will go to…. . ❤️🤝💬💡

15/07/21

JLT have voted for all money raised to go to 'Cancer Research UK' Don't forget to donate £1 via ParentPay. https://t.co/F4TptsLMfT

14/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Great new posters made by Mr Hammond to increase awareness across of inspirational people from different cultures. ❤️🤝💬💡 https://t.co/cJBn80FrrX

13/07/21

Day 1 of 2 of new photos for school website and prospectus with ⁦ https://t.co/YvxvuKoGE6

13/07/21

Reminder: https://t.co/E4XBpMehKb

09/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

NEW to Sept 2021! Mr Hagley looks forward to welcoming the first ever cohort of Year 9s to the course 👨🏻‍💼🧑🏽‍💼👨🏾‍💼👩🏼‍💼#btec https://t.co/s9LcAsVYPj

09/07/21

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

Reception buddies sing a farewell song go their Year six buddies …so special https://t.co/X5XfrbMluh

08/07/21

Retweeted From Rav

It’s been a lovely to see our new staff, for their induction this morning. A real buzz in the room . A great plan for the day lead by . https://t.co/C7UQsNLC9L

08/07/21

Retweeted From Rav

All set for our New Staff Induction tomorrow . We are looking forward to welcoming you all! https://t.co/4eqpQW2Wkj

08/07/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Bug houses, pots and a totem pole were painted in our garden at this week's Gardening Club to make it even more wildlife friendly and also decorative. It was a lovely relaxed session in the sunshine as we enjoyed being in the garden that we created https://t.co/bOS2XhkhRk

08/07/21

Retweeted From Aisling Cowan

Isn’t it great to have a culture where an NQT can deliver excellent training at our New Staff Induction day alongside SLT? Our ECTs have so much to give! (Collaboration is still my favourite teaching word. ‘TechnoloTREE’ is Mr Cook’s 😂 📱) https://t.co/vA25gRKymE

07/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

Welcome to the NEW Twitter page for the Business and IT department 🎉🎉🎉 New and exciting times are ahead! Mr Hagley and Mr Leon look forward to working with our students and celebrating their success! 🌟🌟🌟#business https://t.co/TECOUcrRSV

06/07/21

We are very much looking forward to welcoming new Year 7s to our "Get Set for RBA" Summer School this August. Please contact the school (if not done so) to sign up. Welcome to the

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA Thought for the week! https://t.co/oiG3ePuTt6

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

Year 8 kick started the Creative Earth Competition today. Plenty of inspiring ideas showing how they want their world to look in the future. Finishing these next week https://t.co/pUXAdkEcYn

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Year 8s finding creative ways to use iPads as props in Blood Brothers!! https://t.co/BTxfPx0dhj

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Amazing to see Sophie in her graduating performance of Rent!! An incredible performance, well done!! https://t.co/2STIBCePQz

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Lovely delivery from this morning!! Great posters to add to the display! https://t.co/CTyiN90cQj

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Thank you ! I will proudly display this in my classroom & tell all of my students. 😀❤️💬🤝Keep up the amazing work! https://t.co/QSAhtVGaqz

05/07/21

Year 12s (to be) are enjoying and excelling in their Year 11 into 12 transition masterclasses https://t.co/qLUaBTHqPb

04/07/21

Dear Parents/Carers of Year 10, Please see very important email sent to you this evening (Sunday 4th May). Thank you,

02/07/21

The sun is out, it’s Friday and…..it’s more importantly our ⁦⁩ Annual House Sports Day (Covid Style)! We look forward to all the competitions later today and good luck to all the Houses - it may be coming home! https://t.co/OBkpRH7yVu

01/07/21

Join us on our GCSE Pod journey. Open to all GCSE students. https://t.co/85A4Fvl6sB

30/06/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Mr Cook led the Gardening Club in assessing the school today for its wildlife friendliness in all different areas of the grounds, rating each area on a scale of 1-5. The future is green for RBA 🌳🌿 https://t.co/zfaR1IRRNw

30/06/21

Retweeted From Rav

Our Sixth Form Experience Day is underway . It’s lovely to welcome both internal and external students. https://t.co/XAIRQkay6r

29/06/21

Retweeted From Rav

It was wonderful to see & hear all of the Literature for Learning projects staff have been working on, to improve T&L . Staff collaboration should never be underestimated, as a tool to drive T&L. Thank you to the Professional Development in helping to pull this together! https://t.co/zavd0xEv87

29/06/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Today colleagues from across the Scholars’ Education Trust have the opportunity to come together with thanks and praise led by CEO Claire Robins OBE. A chance to reflect and refocus on the vision of the Trust “produce responsible young people of whom we can all be proud” ... https://t.co/oMYNoAn9ly

29/06/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

A vision which in underpinned by The ACE. Our students and staff have shown over these past 15 months, how each member of our community embodies The ACE through their commitment and contribution to the education of the 4,000 children within our schools.

28/06/21

Retweeted From Rav

Looking forward to our Literature 4 Learning Showcase tomorrow. Sharing good practice and celebrating mini projects that staff have been working on. Here’s a little preview from Tina’s project on implementing Rosenshine’s Principles https://t.co/lRv9KSc9ui

28/06/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Cross-Trust RE meeting. Brilliant to meet & collaborate together. Team work! ❤️🤝💬😀 https://t.co/1rl8A3c3a4

28/06/21

⁦CEO of ⁦⁩, Claire Robins, addresses and thanks all staff for their efforts this years, and shares the Trust’s 3 priorities 1. Well-being 2. New Technologies 3. Sustainability https://t.co/rjrCg6dkmy

24/06/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Gardening Club have been sowing pepper, carrot and cress seeds, planting out a courgette plant, dead-heading flowers and weeding today. We also admired our potatoes, lettuce seedlings, pea shoots and honeysuckle, and cleaned the pond! Oh, and the poppies are appearing! https://t.co/XBuS6gGiSn

24/06/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Second GCSE RE mock paper underway. Year 9 students working hard for 1hr 45mins to get the best results possible. Well done Year 9! ❤️🤝 https://t.co/rwz7eTlLGF

23/06/21

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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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