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23/10/18

is the natural next step for Year 11s We offer a personalised curriculum in which each student is supported & challenged to be their very best. Join us on 6th Nov 6.30pm to find out more. Enquiries: Kwhite.co.uk https://t.co/Hve5oTZK5m https://t.co/tIJAr0LBb0

22/10/18

Retweeted From Chris Bakalis - Youth Mayor 🎃

This will be a great opportunity for students who want to get into a cooking career. https://t.co/yqhHYkUvmJ

20/10/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Well done to all that took part in the Annual Charity Sixth Form vs Staff Football match, this year in aid of . Lots of goals on display as the teachers ran out 9-2 winners. 👍🏼⚽️ 😁 https://t.co/UmUSUw2rXH

18/10/18

Retweeted From Rav

Presents ‘The Magic Of Learning’ as our annual staff conference this year - 22nd Nov! Keynotes by Sir John Jones & Sue Cowley! It’s going to be an exciting conference - interested? DM or email me rphagura.co.uk https://t.co/igq8sGwDiu

18/10/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: have a passion for English literature? Trust school are seeking an inspirational English Teacher to join their team. See school website for further details https://t.co/X772Vqhhut https://t.co/wi6zSSSZR9

18/10/18

Well done boys! https://t.co/jS5eA1MiVz

18/10/18

Literacy assemblies this week at RBA courtesy of Where will your next book take you? https://t.co/ZUdJPdTerC

18/10/18

RBA Conference 2018 ‘The Magic of Learning’ Keynotes by Sir John Jones and Sue Cowley. Overarching theme of differentiation. Thurs 22nd Nov. To book your place email Rav.Phagura.co.uk https://t.co/MRumSACgYQ

12/10/18

Retweeted From Active Broxbourne

Please make sure you nominate things like this! these guys should be should be recognised and celebrated! You only have 4 days left https://t.co/zr4GnfZw9M 🥰✨

12/10/18

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

Our amazing organised a session and led an assembly this morning to get us talking about Off their own backs too... well done https://t.co/ycXKL00LYq

12/10/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Great start for the Yr7 football team with a fine battling 3-1 victory in the National Cup. Goals from Ben Emms (2) and Ronnie Dix. ⚽️⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/FCGMFYfbz0

12/10/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: committed, have an eye for detail and seeking part-time casual contract? have opportunities for exam invigilators to join their friendly team, see school website for full application details https://t.co/CorTuVATPn https://t.co/zkxCah2YLX

12/10/18

Sixth Form Information Evening last night with our new Head of Sixth offering advice and guidance to students and parents. A long list of ‘How we support our students’! https://t.co/8otzkF8CPq

03/10/18

Retweeted From CVS (Brox & E Herts)

The team have just arrived at for our launch of excited to meet the teams from & . https://t.co/JeqM799VKW

03/10/18

Retweeted From Rav

New Staff Meeting No.3 tonight . Rolling out the red-carpet, with the focus of B4L. https://t.co/9HzZEmEgmV

28/09/18

Retweeted From SRA Art

What an exciting, vibrant & extremely busy open evening that was! It was great meeting everyone who came to see our lovely school this eve!!

28/09/18

A record amount raised today for of over £500 Well done all! https://t.co/pp8Cq4j7Kl

28/09/18

This week’s RBA Review: https://t.co/O8capTEWm1

28/09/18

and our head of sixth form enjoying judging the cake competition this morning https://t.co/lacDjDR4VQ

28/09/18

do our like our student’s cake for the cake competition https://t.co/gMQZeQvwPw

28/09/18

Some of our finalists at https://t.co/uYgWyZKflZ

28/09/18

It’s all go at the today https://t.co/6PxCV58SjV

27/09/18

Potential Intelligence Agency recruits in the Sixth Form. Don’t tell anyone... https://t.co/cxe45Rpcic

27/09/18

Fantastic to see so many yr 9 & 10 parents and students at our information evening tonight. https://t.co/LBCeBV7lVw

25/09/18

Keeping RBA students safe! Please have a read of this poster with your child and discuss the ways to keep safe on the way to and home from school. Keep valuables out of sight! https://t.co/cozv4AhzYK

21/09/18

Latest Review Newsletter out now! https://t.co/fEGV5Hj3zI

21/09/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

First chance for our Yr7s to represent at today’s mob race. Well done to all our runners and congratulations to the boys team medaling in 3rd place. 🏃🏻‍♂️🏅🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/wNJpShtmB0

21/09/18

Retweeted From RBA Recruitment

🚨 Vacancy Alert! A fantastic opportunity to join our high performing and welcoming English department as Literacy Lead TLR 2a-2b (dependent on experience) MPS/UPS+fringe https://t.co/IwqZ6YWfWW

20/09/18

Miss Josiah starting off our Year 11 information evening with a talk about the importance of good attendance in year 11 and it’s link to attainment https://t.co/hPQqNobVCX

20/09/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Here it is! ‘Welcome to RBA 2018’ Click here to watch our new school video: https://t.co/KbicpJK0B9

19/09/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Thanks to all the governors who attended our Ofsted preparation training last night. Great to have to our schools working together across the trust!

19/09/18

Details attached for a free seminar with and regarding all things Looking forward to welcoming local colleagues on 20th November! https://t.co/r0YaE9wnTi

19/09/18

Retweeted From Ced de la Croix

Enjoying tonight’s new⁩ staff training led by ⁦⁩ on core purpose...T+L the ⁦⁩ way + sharing ⁦⁩ strategies https://t.co/I71SOd4OgF

17/09/18

It was lovely to meet the Year 6 students & their parents at the Open Morning. A great turnout to tour with our Year 9 guides to see the school in action! If you would like a tour to see first hand our calm, purposeful & engaging school, please call 01992 410800 https://t.co/Tkd6FQ8mHp

14/09/18

Here it is! ‘Welcome to RBA 2018’ Click here to watch our new school video: https://t.co/KbicpJK0B9

14/09/18

Roll out the red carpet - you're invited to a film premiere! 'Live' screening on Facebook (FB:RobertBarclayAcademyHoddesdon) at 3.05pm https://t.co/OzkhiiJnAe

14/09/18

A huge 'Thank you' to the students, parents& staff last night for our 3rd (and best... yet!) Open Evening! Our visitors got a real feel for the academic, caring, personalised, community school that we have worked so hard to create. https://t.co/WTy8WLqn2b

14/09/18

Retweeted From Karen Tanner

The welcoming committee is ready, let begin!! https://t.co/92vdJpQrCt

14/09/18

Retweeted From Karen Tanner

Deputy Head Mr Johnston’s second job - door security! https://t.co/KuHYHGEyOF

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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