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Don't forget to watch the whole school assembly this week on 'Tolerance & Respect' by Mr Stuttle! Enjoy. -->


So true....


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RBA JLT have been busy working on our ‘Top Tips’. Today is our ‘Top Tips for STUDENTS when remote learning’. Stay safe.


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Lovely day of remote teaching at RBA, but we miss not having the students in school. Keep safe!


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Best moment of the week: when my year 9’s begged me to do our retrieval quiz. Had to improvise as couldn’t do it in the normal way, but watching them all engage made me smile. Safe to say I have truly missed my year 9’s!


A massive well done and thank you to staff and students for working so hard this week to adapt to MS Teams and more live lessons! Thank you, parents, for your support to. We are in this together


Retweeted From George Cook

Things that made me smile today -Having a student ask to use the toilet on the live lesson -Forcing year 7 to listen (several times) to a latitude/longitude song to the tune of What Makes you Beautiful by One Direction -Seeing the amazing work some students produced


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5 Live Lessons and a JLT Meeting! Tough, but rewarding Friday.


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Happy 2021 from . We miss not having you in school (I also do apologise for my text language in the picture, but I ran out of ‘y’).


To all our students and families, we will be here to support you through this new lockdown. The school will email you all an update tomorrow. All for one and one for all


Dear Parents and Carers, please see your EduLink email today for a message from the Headteacher regarding plans for next week. Thank you and stay safe


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Wishing all students and staff across the Trust a healthy and happy 2021


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We would like to send our warmest wishes to all our students and staff, wishing our community a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Retweeted From Rav

Looking festive this morning at . The annual tradition of Christmas 🎄 and lights in the canteen.


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Panto wasn’t possible this year but what a great idea from to get staff to perform in first ever ‘Masked Performer’. The staff and students love it!


We hope you enjoyed virtual House Charity Day and the masked singer!


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helping with Year 7 + 8 Rewards event this afternoon


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Thank you for the invite! Was great to talk through the Safe to Learn survey and hear so many great suggestions from our young leaders


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Student Power! JLT in action tonight with students questioning SLT


Virtual student voice


Our move to Apple iPads and MS Teams is starting to pay off.


Mr Cook double teaching and getting those students who are self isolating involved in the lesson.


Students and staff will only thrive in an environment of care and respect


Mr Stuttle doing his live lessons in ⁦⁩ for those students self-isolating and working from home.


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JLT ‘Thoughtful Decorations’ - “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by... sending gifts to those in need.”


Dear Parents and Carers, and students, please see your important EduLink email regarding school closure for today. Thank you!


Let’s start this Monday, pass it on.


Don’t forget to tune in tonight and listen to Dr Martijn Van der Spoel give advice on re-motivating your child.



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RE House Competition Results! Well done to Austen House, Year 7 and our individual winners!


Stunning pics - thanks for sharing. The sun is on the rise and so are we


Retweeted From Rav

We ran a Middle Leaders’ CPD event this evening. It was our first live webinar as a T&L team 🙌🏽


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Our Head Girl is starting to hang our JLT ‘Thoughtful Decorations’ on the RBA Christmas tree. Leading by example.


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Applications close next week for: 🗒️ Receptionist 🗒️ Finance Business Partner 🗒️ SENDCo and Teaching Assistant Apply now!


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We will have some online resources available soon on our website ! Lot's of good ideas to be shared!


Good luck with


Good luck!


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Current Head Boy of RBA leading the JLT at meetings and ensuring that all students voices are heard, loud and clear!


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we are helping those less fortunate than us


Thank you, Tom!

Citizenship, SMSC, British Values and PSHE


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.


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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