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07/12/18

Retweeted From Rav

Spoiler alert! Can not wait for hear the students sing and dance in the Christmas show , next week, 12th Dec https://t.co/uBwP6wDlZI

07/12/18

Well done Perforning Artists! https://t.co/406bySSll9

07/12/18

The character Scrooge is evil. He get visited by 3 ghosts (past, present, yet to come). Scrooge then changes into a better man. (Rhys D Y9)

07/12/18

Have you got your tickets to our Christmas Concert yet? https://t.co/DXqfEkKLeH

07/12/18

Have you got your tickets yet? Available on ParentPay and from Student Reception https://t.co/7jMQXzU6gc

07/12/18

Well done girls! https://t.co/DoelZJPaFA

06/12/18

A letter from all local Headteachers (secondary). Please make time to read this. https://t.co/hBKakYMReg

06/12/18

Retweeted From Science

The YLA at RBA at it again this lunchtime! Students have been given a challenging project to complete, and we're tasked in an engineering competition to build a strong, tall structure to hold up an object. https://t.co/p7y7gn3PCk

04/12/18

Great to welcome our former Head Boy back to to speak about his apprenticeship journey so far with Great to spark the conversation about futures. https://t.co/UxmDEIYMna

03/12/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Mr de la Croix and the SLT invite all students to Christmas lunch on 18th December! We will serve you the traditional meal with all the trimmings! Tickets available on ParentPay, at Student Reception it from the kitchen £3.60 (FSM £1.20) Ho Ho Ho! https://t.co/7OojA2YTcV

03/12/18

Mr de la Croix and the SLT invite all students to Christmas lunch on 18th December! We will serve you the traditional meal with all the trimmings! Tickets available on ParentPay, at Student Reception it from the kitchen £3.60 (FSM £1.20) Ho Ho Ho! https://t.co/7OojA2YTcV

01/12/18

Latest RBA news! https://t.co/PHCEbjqSmv https://t.co/0zxbxWpM8e

29/11/18

Christmas has officially arrived at RBA with our spectacular tree and lights in the Refectory. It really lifts the spirits on these cold, wet and dark evenings. On this note Christmas lunch tickets now on sale £3.60 from the kitchens. https://t.co/DbvfwLGyO4

29/11/18

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

Making a giant crucifix to revise... ❤️ Having fun!! https://t.co/HbRigRZwF1

29/11/18

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

active revision! https://t.co/OXqqkC3xPH

29/11/18

Retweeted From Science

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29/11/18

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

having loads of fun!! looking after their https://t.co/oiEDO8J80q

28/11/18

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Robert Barclay Academy Performing Arts presents "The Magic of Christmas" Music Concert. Tickets are £5, available on Parentpay. Wednesday 12th December at 7pm. Refreshments available. Book now to avoid disappointment! https://t.co/8iyDDUMP9L

26/11/18

Retweeted From Youth Broxbourne

Nominations are open for the 2019! Nominate another young person, a project or club you attend or an adult that supports you here: https://t.co/yoGg0uXzPu Organised by and hosted https://t.co/zcopJmq4Tl

26/11/18

Another impressive display by the Y7 Footballers! https://t.co/wW61uFjSQT

25/11/18

Heartfelt thanks to FoRBA for hosting, to all who attended & for performing! FoRBA Support enables RBA to provide our students with little extras that bring the curriculum to life. Your help & contributions are hugely appreciated. https://t.co/gp9zXbc3iD

24/11/18

Awards Evening 2018 is on 20th Dec at 6.30pm If you were in Y11 or Y13 last year, please come back to RBA to collect your certificates, and catch up with your teachers and friends! Email: Awards.co.uk to confirm Letters are in the post! https://t.co/H81kKRgYuR

24/11/18

Retweeted From James Heale

Really enjoyed working with the SLT today on Level 5 Leadership behaviours and high performance teams. Thanks for your energy! https://t.co/R1eZXKp9Z8

23/11/18

Retweeted From Angela Martino

A great morning spent ⁦⁩ listening to ⁦⁩ about differentiation. Some tips for classroom. https://t.co/FHAnvgx7T1

23/11/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Our joint SLT conference is underway with some practical ice-breaker activities. https://t.co/hTDtiwdOB6

23/11/18

Thanks Dave - we had a memorable day focussed on Differentiation and making the magic happen! https://t.co/fpZESJAROU

23/11/18

Rav leads the presentations at the Scholars’ Education Trust SLT Conference this morning. https://t.co/Cnp4Q3ALt0

23/11/18

Retweeted From Rav

We wanted to bring magic to today, for our ‘The Magic Of Learning’ conference. Months of planning and the hardwork paid off, when we saw the reactions! Well done PDT! https://t.co/3RuFgMarCp

23/11/18

Retweeted From HaileyburyTurnfordTL

A very inspiring conference today at RBA which reminded us all why we love the job we do! Followed by a fantastic 6th form open evening which was very well attended. Today has been a great day 🙂

23/11/18

Retweeted From Sue Cowley #fff

At the conference where I spoke today, the staff had turned their school into a magical Harry Potter world, with lights and props. It was amazing! https://t.co/YiQYXFuhWW

23/11/18

Retweeted From Angela Martino

What an amazing morning So impressed with the effort of staff to make the day really special. So inspired by reminding me why I entered the profession. https://t.co/0wZzyo5NXW

22/11/18

It was great to host - looking forward to working closely together to develop teaching and learning across our region! https://t.co/o0rbx4sgs4

22/11/18

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

It was worth it! Thanks again.

22/11/18

Retweeted From Sue Cowley #fff

it really did look amazing! I felt like I'd entered an alternative universe, literally.

22/11/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Latest vacancies: looking for career change, chance to join a trust with excellent development opportunities? Current posts include Science Teacher, Senior IT Technician, Estates Manager. See website https://t.co/BkY73BhKoC https://t.co/1oaEVsETc5

22/11/18

Retweeted From Rav

And we’re off! The Magic Of Learning - Annual staff conference . Our first keynote is lighting up the room! Welcome to Hogwarts! https://t.co/sxpZ67MEfl

21/11/18

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

2/2 Listening to you both speak with such passion about your roles-both wanting the same thing-the BEST education for ALL children. Obviously a huge thank you to & ...it literally wouldn't have been possible without your support!

21/11/18

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

1/2 You are an absolute gentleman Sean (And Vic!), thank you so much for presenting tonight, and both giving up your time-quite the double act! 👬....makes me feel so proud to be part of such an amazing profession.

21/11/18

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

What an incredible evening at with 2 inspirational gentlemen in their own rights , who compliment each other perfectly. Amazing support from Herts colleagues too...excited for Weds 12th March when will be presenting https://t.co/WltO7ejknV

21/11/18

Y8 Football Team: Outstanding Secondary School Performance nomination https://t.co/Ogu2416G4Q

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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