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16/06/24

Happy Father’s Day pic.twitter.com/dCbFSV6RQf

14/06/24

Great display from athletes from Yr7-9 at today’s District Pentathlon Competition. All students competing in Hurdles, Shot, Long Jump, High Jump and finishing with 800m. Congratulations to Charlie who finished as runner up out of 32 athletes 👏🥈🏃🏻 pic.twitter.com/k8lQFKtUaN

14/06/24

Dear Parents and Carers,Take a peek in Review 31 to see what's been happening in and around the school.Have a lovely weekend!https://t.co/vEurh4dbv1 pic.twitter.com/aoUD6r8bnH

12/06/24

Some of our lucky student's were selected to represent RBA at the Scholars Education Trust Climate & Sustainability Conference. pic.twitter.com/lcFtFE2u6y

11/06/24

Yr10s working hard during their Mock Exam week! Well done Yr10. pic.twitter.com/p41m2E8ZQG

11/06/24

Robert Barclay Academy are looking for a hardworking, ambitious and dynamic teacher to join our highly successful Geography team to help teach the A Level Geography Course.Please click on the link for further informationhttps://t.co/7vXSyCJzsA pic.twitter.com/NLIefOPXUw

10/06/24

Year 7s having a wonderful time at the River Lea on the geography trip. pic.twitter.com/jtXMANz3zZ

08/06/24

County Champions! Congratulations to Alex (Yr12) and Matilda (Yr9) winners of the 400m Hurdles and Hammer competitions! 🥇🥇 😉 👏 pic.twitter.com/nYFaiU1qNR

08/06/24

Outstanding performances from more students at the County Athletics Championships. Savannah and Alessandro both finishing in 2nd place in the Yr7 Discus and Sajinth qualifying for the final of the 100m 🏃🏻🏃‍♀️👏👏🥈🥈#TeamRBA pic.twitter.com/PXaeD9ujqR

08/06/24

Early start for the Herts County Athletics Championships at Jarman Park, Hemel Hempstead. Good luck to the 10 students competing today. Starting now in their events are Alex (400m hurdles) and Matilda (Hammer) 🏃🏻🏃‍♀️👍 pic.twitter.com/1NCY3JIeex

07/06/24

If you have a ‘can do’ attitude and can offer the team excellent communication skills, show intuition within a range of everyday task and activities and want to support the needs of the pupils with flair; this could be the role for you. pic.twitter.com/t5S3MpPbzu

07/06/24

Dear Parents & Carers,Attached is this week's Review for your viewing. Have a lovely weekend!https://t.co/vEurh4dJkz pic.twitter.com/u2YLP8B0Nf

06/06/24

Welcoming some of our new Yr 7 students this afternoon pic.twitter.com/lVSbPtEbYI

06/06/24

Well done to all athletes who represented the school at yesterday’s County League event. Well done to Savannah and Ezel for their 1st places in Discus 🥇🥇 and to Ronnie for a new PB in Pole Vault 👍🏃🏻🏃‍♀️#TeamRBA pic.twitter.com/bdZ9mHFjrz

05/06/24

Robert Barclay Academy is part of Scholars’ Education Trust. We are looking for a hardworking, ambitious and dynamic teacher to join our highly successful English team. We warmly welcome applications from ECT’s. pic.twitter.com/RprlwxMy6Y

05/06/24

Don't forget to book your places with your child's individual lesson tutors for Year 7 Parents Evening pic.twitter.com/5pLiQuDfqX

04/06/24

Staffing meeting tonight on adaptations - quick, easy, and most importantly…practical tips on how to approach this in lessons. pic.twitter.com/K9dRiTgbxV

04/06/24

Robert Barclay Academy is part of Scholars’ Education Trust. We are looking for a hardworking, ambitious and dynamic teacher to join the Maths team as their Deputy Head of Maths. pic.twitter.com/VsMcprYbfW

04/06/24

Robert Barclay Academy is part of Scholars’ Education Trust. We are looking for a hardworking, ambitious and dynamic teacher to join the English team as an Assistant Head of English. pic.twitter.com/EKyetBa9Bd

24/05/24

Year 11s - thank you for contributing to such a positive day. Thank you also to the 200+ parents who joined us too. A very special day . We look forward to Prom. pic.twitter.com/11pYXf0AJk

24/05/24

We say goodbye to our Yr 11 today - class of 2024 ! Good luck for the future and we wish you all the best! pic.twitter.com/C52toLbgaL

24/05/24

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Maths Raising Standards Leader at Robert Barclay Academy. pic.twitter.com/34PcuXhPjv

24/05/24

An exciting opportunity awaits at Robert Barclay Academy for a Teacher of English pic.twitter.com/IqclCCGsVo

24/05/24

Our Maths department is looking for a dynamic Deputy Head of Maths. pic.twitter.com/5FQxeXG3iL

24/05/24

Come and join our wonderful English Department. pic.twitter.com/3Vvw9HN7Eg

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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