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12/12/19

It’s all go at the RBA voting booths? Do we want Brexit done....or not...seems to the general topic of conversation today. https://t.co/kIjw52ZXPo

12/12/19

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Ready for the RBA Mock General Election tomorrow. Voting opens at 8:15. https://t.co/Th4u9BkbVS

11/12/19

What a brilliant production this evening of High School Musical - final night tomorrow, don’t forget to get your tickets! https://t.co/OStFd95j1a

11/12/19

Retweeted From Rav

The hall is filling up and front row seats for me tonight for production of High School Musical! https://t.co/3hI2HjGedZ

11/12/19

The General Election is coming to RBA. Mr Stuttle talks to the students in assembly to make them informed voters. Whose going to win the RBA election and will this match the real one? https://t.co/PFY1rx7nWI

10/12/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Opening Night!!! Well done to everyone involved!! https://t.co/ztdRJnTCMH

10/12/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

So pleased to welcome , St Augustine's and St Catherine's Primary School to our first performance of "High School Musical". Hope you enjoy! https://t.co/RqCF4eq2bk

10/12/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Have you got your tickets for High School Musical? Tues. 10th December. 6:30pm Wed. 11th December. 6:30pm Thurs. 12th December. 6:30pm Adults - £7 Concessions - £3.50 Family (2 Adults/2 Children) - £18 Tickets available on the door or ParentPay! Book now to avoid disappointment! https://t.co/zZi27Sv0Qj

10/12/19

Some excellent sharing of good practice after school today, for our Literature for Learning CPD. Our staff reflecting on research and how they will use these strategies within the classroom. https://t.co/ZFolc2PlO1

10/12/19

This is now becoming one of our traditions led by Mr Stuttle and the JLT. A fantastic way of reflecting on the year that will pass and what we can look forward to, in the New Year. Happy Christmas 🎄 https://t.co/yRe0fesFWY

10/12/19

Retweeted From RBA_RE

We are all ready for the Mock General Election at RBA. https://t.co/DZGmOxaUiw

10/12/19

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

! High school musical underway ! https://t.co/v1tPm2SIhC

10/12/19

Our amazing PTA (FORBA) have set up an American themed snack range this evening, for our school production of High School Musical. A brilliant idea. Popcorn and hot dogs are all ready! https://t.co/goPBvQEUDu

09/12/19

Retweeted From RBA Media Studies

Get creative and storyboard a short film... https://t.co/g2icLB7bYT

09/12/19

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA Mock General Election. On Thursday we will be running our very own RBA Mock General Election with students being educated about all things election this week.

06/12/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Merry Christmas Everyone! https://t.co/DYvBIJuMxM

05/12/19

Retweeted From RBA_RE

So proud of JLT at last night Mayoral Debate. What an amazing team, speeches, presentation and skills shown by all. A well deserved 2nd place. Superb! https://t.co/Q927z3Lm0E

05/12/19

Retweeted From Cllr Steve Wortley - Mayor - Borough of Broxbourne

SO impressed with all our Young Speakers this evening at the Mayors Debate. Should build on its Green Belt land? Credit to their school, their teachers & parents. Superb presentations and congratulations to Winners and Runners up & https://t.co/s9QOTDu2Ro

05/12/19

Retweeted From Youth Broxbourne

All seven schools can be extremely proud of their pupils https://t.co/ybRj8I38fC

03/12/19

Great training this evening led by our SENDCo. We’re learning a lot and now going into implementation time, in departments https://t.co/8U1VdFpdQG

03/12/19

It’s just arrived! Christmas is coming to RBA. Many thanks to Amwell Trees for their support. https://t.co/kgKNasRqne

30/11/19

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

It’s been 2 years today since we said a heartbreaking goodbye to you. Be thinking of you, as always Mush Xx if you are struggling; speak out ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ there are people to listen x https://t.co/xrEQj2yiT6

30/11/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Intense concentration from our SLT teams at the start of our annual conference. Valuable input from Kay Leach as always https://t.co/miVozCo1mE

28/11/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

Aged 13-17 & in care? Looking to build your confidence & learn to live independently? Join 's Young People in Care project at Young People's Centre Thursdays 5.30-7.30 pm https://t.co/BaaFqNAbUY https://t.co/geEo7qaxZx

27/11/19

Excellent indeed, well done! https://t.co/UclEeyg3jH

26/11/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Our amazing Music Students representing with the Mayor at the Christmas Carol Concert https://t.co/APhuQjmflZ

25/11/19

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Some of the have been chopping and bundling the piles of bamboo that was hacked down in summer, to be re-used for supports in spring. But more urgently, how can we make this bamboo wig-wam christmassy??!! Need to make a Christmas Carol scene! https://t.co/e1ekf7Nq2w

25/11/19

Retweeted From Luzaan Sparks

Thank you for the welcome, thank you for the care, encouragement and support and thank you for the great staff CPD! https://t.co/zxVtMQFerO

23/11/19

Retweeted From Rav

We decided to kick off yesterday’s Creating the Future conference with Elliot driving our very own Delorean into the hall, to go Back to the Future https://t.co/w09CqgsEAU

22/11/19

Retweeted From Mr Pink

Wow. So impressed with the event have laid on today. It’s a Back to the Future Theme!

22/11/19

Retweeted From Ben Martin

‘Creating the Future’ A thoroughly enjoyable day for my first staff conference . A lot to reflect on from our guest speakers & . Congratulations to & the PDT for putting on such a great event https://t.co/wVG4Xc7YHd

22/11/19

Retweeted From Annabel Hart

Brilliant staff conference as always - the Back to the Future theme was great. Really enjoyed the keynote delivered by . What a great KIT day! https://t.co/hcKTxcRUt3

22/11/19

Retweeted From Annabel Hart

A great KIT day for the staff conference. This years theme was Back to the Future. Well done and the PDT team who organised another amazing day. 👏 https://t.co/fQlmd6YBle

22/11/19

Thank you for joining us today and for sharing your research on boys, from your book, ‘Boys Don’t Try’

22/11/19

Retweeted From Miss H Burlton

If you could spare a few minutes and are aware of Walton on the Naze. Please could you help one of my students by answering the following questionnaire https://t.co/aJq87FW3HO

22/11/19

Retweeted From Rav

This morning we have Matt Pinkett as our keynote at our staff conference ‘Creating The Future’. https://t.co/FyKybwi95u

21/11/19

Well done to all the boys involved - keep aiming high and working hard! https://t.co/ktF1ftCKsm

19/11/19

Retweeted From internetgeography.net 🌍

AQA GCSE Geography Support Cards - Helen Burton recently shared a set of really useful flashcards to support students studying AQA GCSE Geography. Grab a copy now: https://t.co/SzPF2yC8fE

18/11/19

Retweeted From East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals' Charity

RT & help spread the word! get signed up to support your local hospital 🎅🏻 https://t.co/mLpydJiCFU

18/11/19

Retweeted From Rav

So our Annual Staff Conference ‘Creating The Future’ is in . We are very excited about hearing some staff have already asked to read ‘Boys Don’t Try?’ ahead of Friday! We look forward to welcoming you to our https://t.co/Dk3LHSNYoC

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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