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25/06/19

Retweeted From Rav

The morning continues to really challenge Middle Leaders to consider what the purpose of assessment is - within a curriculum. some intresing reflections. https://t.co/YijEfyUllf

25/06/19

Retweeted From Rav

Today we bring together Middle Leaders from across for a curriculum development day. Claire Robins starts with the overarching discussion - what is the purpose of a curriculum? https://t.co/ObrYai7sU1

24/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Curie do it again!! Congratulations to Curie House, becoming House Sports Day champions for the 3rd year in a row! Thank you to all the students, young leaders and staff for making it such a fantastic day! 🏆🥇🥈🥉🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️ https://t.co/bbJQet7Z3r

21/06/19

All is at it should be: Sixth Form team races to victory - showing the oldies how it’s done! https://t.co/9y6Tel8tw2

21/06/19

Year 8 relay race https://t.co/ZwyjfGIWom

21/06/19

Lots of medals today at sports day https://t.co/DsXPkefi2S

21/06/19

And the winner of the cleanest pen goes to... https://t.co/0RuFcLhfDj

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/SrL978Tmfo

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/BpJSd0x78U

21/06/19

Thanks to our friends and colleagues at for their support through our Ofsted inspection this week - and for the lovely cupcakes! Well done to and your team for all your hard work! https://t.co/tGuECSWeiT

21/06/19

A break in Sports Day proceedings for a well earned lunch! https://t.co/Bbj14T1Kud

21/06/19

Sports Day fun Boys getting carried away with the glitter! https://t.co/RDUfReQdRB

21/06/19

Sports Day in full flow! Lots of medals, smiles and lollies! https://t.co/XkF0YydEAj

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/HUVgqLoWkh

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/CCrIi0062o

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/cXfnjeAguM

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/9lz950rq12

21/06/19

Sports day well done Denim two medals already https://t.co/pFmT3X4NFX

21/06/19

Sports Day 2019 has begun! Can Curie House do it again? May the best house win! https://t.co/Ew8cJHJ4br

21/06/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Before and After pictures building the brand new drum kit in the music department! https://t.co/GdS1Lk8qFw

21/06/19

RBA Sports Day today! Please don’t forget a hat, sunscreen and lots of water to keep hydrated. Who will win the House Cup?? https://t.co/itb6ZRiAvm

20/06/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

We are hiring! Looking for a new opportunity for September? Scholars have teaching and support vacancies available for the new academic year https://t.co/pISrCNglw3 . https://t.co/rA7PnQIa8R

20/06/19

Retweeted From MyNewTerm

Due to an expansion of the team, are looking for a Science Technician to start in September 2019. ⏲️Working hours 8.30am – 3.30pm | 20-35 hours per week term time + 5 days 🗓️Closing date: Mon 1st July, 2019 Apply online ⬇️ https://t.co/jNrMdyDwFb

19/06/19

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

Click the link... free tickets with discount code ‘STUDENT’ ‘PARENT’ or ‘STAFF’ Please retweet! https://t.co/Y3QTsTx8ZB

19/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

After yesterday’s team success in the District Quad Athletics we also found out today that Yr7 Marco (2639 points) and Yr9 Sydie (3438 points) finished as individual winners in their age groups! 🥇🥇 https://t.co/rivJELrsb8

18/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Congratulations Yr7 boys Raphael, Ben and Marco. Winners of the District Quad Athletics combined events competition. 🏆🥇🥇🥇👍🏼 https://t.co/IX2bnHTPfN

18/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Yr7 and 8/9 boys also win the overall boys combined at today’s District Quad Athletics Competition https://t.co/hT2tcxADZp

17/06/19

Thought of the Week! 💭 https://t.co/uqnYB3uJDc

16/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in the ! On this day, would your family benefit from the challenge below? https://t.co/fk7rFhbDnL

16/06/19

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in the ! On this day, would your family benefit from the challenge below? https://t.co/fk7rFhbDnL

14/06/19

Retweeted From Ced de la Croix

6 wk exam period over, hrs upon hrs of exams over + even more hrs of revision sessions...over. We made it to the last day today! Emotional leaving assembly. Great to see so many parents +staff attend. See you all at the Prom https://t.co/yKr9Vsh2Xr

14/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

and Mr Mac lead the student celebrations to mark the end of the external exams today! You’ve been a credit to the school. Enjoy this moment - you’ve earned it! https://t.co/v5ChYhuaVd

14/06/19

and Mr Mac lead the student celebrations to mark the end of the external exams today! You’ve been a credit to the school. Enjoy this moment - you’ve earned it! https://t.co/v5ChYhuaVd

14/06/19

👋 Year 11! See you in the Sixth Form! https://t.co/nFx7ar6tJD

14/06/19

Year 11 celebrate https://t.co/fVDNoJPmHz

14/06/19

Year 11 well down on a fantastic exam run, now time to celebrate https://t.co/Av5rWjedbl

14/06/19

Year 11 leavers assembly is about to begin https://t.co/dI0EPQDY8d

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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