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28/01/22

Take a look at this week's Issue 15 of the RBA Review. It's been a busy one!!! https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/0Ks2zbUnjD

28/01/22

Retweeted From RBA Geography

Students are having a lovely day in Windsor for their field trip! https://t.co/Wp6afZv8uJ

27/01/22

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RBA Remembers. https://t.co/HwsUC9QSgu

26/01/22

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A member of 7CU brought homemade 🧁 in for all the form today! How lovely + tasty. ❤️😀 https://t.co/NK4zNsCIuC

25/01/22

Retweeted From RBA Geography

Year 10 have been busy learning high level revision skills this year 📚Excellent work on Cornell note taking for their assessment! ⁦ https://t.co/8VtfSw70sC

25/01/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Thought For The Week - A lovely word cloud generated by students all about "Why Are Human Rights So Important?" ♥️⭐️💡 https://t.co/Nhoa9KQhHC

25/01/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Year10 Information Eve about RE & Work Experience. Thank you everybody! https://t.co/siXzDssDko

25/01/22

Mr ⁦⁩ now talking live to our Year 10 parents on line about how they can support their child with GCSE RE. Update on work experience being provided too. https://t.co/Zm2uQkXa7A

25/01/22

Options Evening for Year 8 Parents / Carers https://t.co/0dSkbIAaE0

21/01/22

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

The Yr8s represented the school for the first time at Football today and secured a comfortable 5-0 victory in the District Cup against Haileybury Turnford. Goals from Freddie, Luke and Tyler. Freddie was also voted MoM ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/kdX1F8JaK1

21/01/22

Retweeted From Rav

starting off our new version of ‘Ted Talks’ for our G&T students this lunchtime. We are learning about Cryptocurrency and how our economy has changed over time. https://t.co/q8ZKR4uxss

20/01/22

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

Mrs Sparks’ Year 11s working on their own revision techniques in Biology today with the modelling of mind maps! https://t.co/2FsEKq9pI4

20/01/22

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Another strong performance from Yr7 Football team today securing a 5-1 victory in the District Cup v Haileybury Turnford. Goals from Michael and Henry with Jacob named MoM. ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/Y3Zzwx32mg

20/01/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Head Boy & Head Girl celebrating the £243.11 raised for the RBL Poppy Appeal!⭐️♥️ https://t.co/xnKE3uKb2K

13/01/22

Year 11 Futures Day! Students find out their Trial Exam Grades, had A-Level taster sessions and revision workshop. Year 11 Parents Evening tonight too to discuss those grades and how to close the gaps https://t.co/FgtnT4cM5V

13/01/22

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Today we planted a Christmas tree that was donated by Ms Smith and Ms Brackenbury that we can keep for next year! 🎄 https://t.co/KC81bIf5ak

07/01/22

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

Happy New Year and welcome back students🎉 !!! Just want to say Good Luck 🤞 to all our sixth form students doing their mock exams in the coming weeks! ☘️☘️☘️ https://t.co/dHVkDS6x28

07/01/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Desmond Tutu is an inspiration to all! ❤️🤝 This lesson in the Yr7 RE Learning Journey will have extra meaning in 2022! "Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness". https://t.co/ubIFefLtxM

07/01/22

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Lovely to see RBA students hardworking in 2022. Extended writing and iPad use. https://t.co/iKaQ7UNiga

06/01/22

A New Year, and our new science classroom is up and running! https://t.co/sztYQgfVU3

05/01/22

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Happy New Year ! Can’t wait to see students back tomorrow. 👍 https://t.co/rbM3CuuXH9

01/01/22

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A happy and healthy New Year to the Scholars' Education Trust community, wishing you a prosperous 2022 https://t.co/CUafk2jIQ6

18/12/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

Our Mini Tycoons spreading Christmas cheer by selling their own Christmas Baubles! Thank you to everyone who bought a decoration. It has been a real success! 🤩🎄🎉😀💰 https://t.co/Q6YckZL25G

17/12/21

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Santa is leading 7CUs Christmas Quiz! https://t.co/J8I6NrfMul

17/12/21

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JLT leading part of the RBA Christmas Assembly! https://t.co/hYtJOuyS8i

17/12/21

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Lovely Christmas assembly to end RBA 2021! Bring on RBA 2022! ❤️😀💡🤝 https://t.co/0FxwAEmvbw

17/12/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

Wishing all staff and students a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2022!🎄🎉🎅🏼🎁 https://t.co/n3xxocGMP2

16/12/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Student Voice! JLT in action. https://t.co/xMiwNUGBgj

16/12/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Wishing all our students, staff and families across the trust a healthy and happy Christmas. We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year. Stay safe, take care. https://t.co/qdy341vfCm

16/12/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

Year 7 are practicing their field sketching skill today around https://t.co/p2MYPnnK7U

15/12/21

Retweeted From RBA JLT

Candy Cane Prep!!!🍬🍬🍬 https://t.co/Eb13Pidb6D

15/12/21

Retweeted From RBA JLT

Great JLT Pre-meeting today ready for tomorrow ! https://t.co/CO3LugEa7q

14/12/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Well done to 1st XI Football team who made it through to the 1/4 finals of the district cup, beating Chauncy on penalties after the game had finished goalless. Penalties from Kairo, Archie, Josh & Daniel plus 2 fine saves from Sam helped to secure the victory. ⚽️ https://t.co/D0eLPdRyVQ

14/12/21

Retweeted From Miss Nicholas

Christmas rewards trip! 🌲 https://t.co/bM5QxVNxL0

14/12/21

Retweeted From @rbalanguages

7P, 7D and 7O being really competitive on their first French Escape Game at https://t.co/nZURVXO2iX

14/12/21

Retweeted From Rav

Students were definitely enjoying their Christmas dinner this afternoon - especially being served by the Headteacher https://t.co/qSpiVdkiej

14/12/21

Retweeted From Rav

We’re ready for our annual Christmas Dinner. Thank you to our wonderful catering team for getting everything ready! https://t.co/H2s1Tp7Wh2

12/12/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Outstanding performance from Yr7s in the County Cup v Verulam. Despite going 2 goals down early on in the game they battled back to win 7-4 to claim a place in the 1/4 finals. Goals from Michael, Henry and Morgan. ⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/DvBxumT8oS

10/12/21

Wow! What a week! Click on the link to read our final Review of the Year. https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/RY7gK8dRk5

08/12/21

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Pastoral Support

Robert Barclay Academy is caring, friendly and encouraging, and maintains a happy and peaceful learning community that enables everyone to work at their best. To achieve this, we work in partnership with students, parents, governors and the wider community. This approach underpins the school’s commitment to enabling all our students to reach their highest levels of personal achievement by:

  • Encouraging positive behaviour
  • Encouraging and promoting an understanding of the importance of regular attendance and good timekeeping
  • Providing clear guidance to students, parents and staff
  • Making it clear we value all students and appreciate diversity
  • Expecting our school environment to be safe, secure, supportive, and reinforce

the moral and ethical values we encourage our students to live by

Positive behaviour and full attendance are essential components of an effective teaching and learning environment and they support our duty to promote the welfare of our students, and keep them safe. We believe that everyone has a right to learn and nobody has a right to prevent learning. We are firm, clear and consistent in our expectations, and we work hard to help our students develop and use the social, emotional and behavioural skills they need to succeed.

Ofsted recognition of our pastoral support

Ofsted visited RBA in June 2019 and they recognised the safe and caring culture created within the school:

“Pupils feel safe and are confident in the staff that look after them. Adults promote caring, secure relationships with pupils…” The school has “created a culture where pupils feel free to express worries or concerns. Pupils are taught how to stay safe, both online and in the wider world” and “they feel safe and are confident to speak to adults in the school if they are worried or have a problem.”

We are also pleased that from speaking with inspectors “Pupils say that bullying is not a problem, as people appreciate and value the things that make them different” and “staff deal with any problems quickly and effectively.” It was also recognised that “An array of services help pupils when they are facing additional problems or a crisis or have concerns. School nursing teams, the school counsellor and the school’s new well-being coordinator ensure that pupils get timely and well-coordinated support and guidance.”

Pastoral Structure

Our pastoral structure provides students with appropriate professionals in place to guide them and give advice with regards to specific needs.

On entering the school, all students become members of a tutor group comprising of students of the same age who are all experiencing the same stage of their education. This marks the beginning of a strong bond with their form tutor who will maintain an overview of each child’s academic and personal development. Indeed, they are the key point of contact for the parents.

The form tutor is supported in their role by a Head of Year, who has the responsibility of overseeing the pastoral provision for their cohort through each key stage. We also have a dedicated Pastoral Support Coordinator and Attendance Officer, who liaise with outside agencies, for example counselling services, should they be required.

Positive reinforcement and rewarding students in accordance with our school values also underpins our pastoral system. We recognise students for their Achievement, Care and Excellence, in and out of lessons with a variety of rewards. Our reward system is used regularly to promote good decisions but also to highlight excellence encompassing our core school ACE values.

We believe that our clear and consistent expectations support all of our school community to learn in a respectful environment, where they are cared for and gain justified recognition in line with our core values.

 

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