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24/09/21

Retweeted From Miss Nicholas

What a way to kick off the year! £372 raised for ! Thank you so much to everyone who donated/helped out! https://t.co/7wZxWoP4Ph

24/09/21

Retweeted From Rav

A great day raising money for today at . A big thank you to Miss Nicholas and to staff, and students who helped to make the bake sale a success! https://t.co/xPaHjOrykI

24/09/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Great first debate with Sixth Form RE. 💬💡🤝Using their iPads like true mini-professionals! https://t.co/pdMnH4QbCl

24/09/21

Click on the link below to read what RBA have been upto this week in our RBA Review. https://t.co/mLec2QlWhm https://t.co/LqWuGsEZdL

23/09/21

Retweeted From Rav

leading a staff briefing this morning on recruiting ELDW participants for 2021. https://t.co/j6NThyo7jx

23/09/21

Retweeted From Rav

An amazing cover lesson this morning for year 11. live streaming in and teaching her class. It’s amazing to think how far we have come with the use of technology! https://t.co/CsKfUfcSwk

21/09/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Congratulations to Freya, named in the u/14 Girls Herts County Football squad for this season. https://t.co/7B98RSPj4y

21/09/21

Retweeted From Rav

iPads are helping us share direct links to reading for professional development this evening https://t.co/8CAyK7LIaB

21/09/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

First sports event for our new Year 7s today at the District Cross Country mob race. Well done to all involved. Special mention to Jacob for coming 2nd out of 74 boys in his race. 🏅🏃💨 https://t.co/4krBylmrWv

20/09/21

Want to find out more about life at RBA? Click this link below, enjoy! https://t.co/s74rkce7BH

17/09/21

Mr Stuttle is talking to Year 7s this morning in assembly about applying for our Team. Be a leader not a follower https://t.co/Yp7CyB2aPY

17/09/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Ms Nolan ready for the year7 wine and cheese evening. Absolutely buzzing with eager parents! https://t.co/uImMx8Yna0

16/09/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Great to have our first LGB Chairs’ meeting of the year this evening. Thanks for all your hard work on behalf of our students!

15/09/21

It was great to open our doors this evening and welcome visitors to look around our school. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

15/09/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

All ready for open evening, if you happen to be visiting don’t forget to pop by the geography department to see what is going on. https://t.co/bdmZPHgt2L

15/09/21

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

Really great evening, thank you , the speeches summed up the buzz around the school. The students and teachers are a real credit to the school, and the tour guides were very knowledgeable, thank you.

15/09/21

Thank you for your kind feedback and for taking the time to visit us this evening.

15/09/21

Thank you for sharing our improvements in attendance and persistent absence. It reflects that our students are happy and that we are a school on the rise.

15/09/21

Our tour guides showing our parents round this evening, using their . Making things interactive https://t.co/uxNNc74M28

15/09/21

We are very proud of Riley (year 7) who has shared why he chose RBA, and how he enjoyed his first few weeks. https://t.co/pddoY29yBh

15/09/21

Our Headteacher welcoming our parents and year 6 students for our Open Evening, sharing our journey so far and our exciting future ahead, as an Apple School! https://t.co/rGEO8Y6dK6

15/09/21

Our Tour Guides are all ready for our Open Evening. They are excited to be showing our parents around tonight. https://t.co/oUD94eVpTw

14/09/21

Here comes the rain again, falling on my head like a memory… So….don’t forget your umbrellas… ella, ella, eh, eh, eh https://t.co/EB38yPh2y6

13/09/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Great to see over 70 students out at PE extra curricular clubs today. See edulink messages for whole school clubs timetable https://t.co/sioj9iJCru

13/09/21

Time to roll up your sleeves and don those aprons, lets get baking RBA. https://t.co/r4ktbdR4WR https://t.co/peS6sLKYob

12/09/21

Retweeted From Miss Nicholas

Staff game ready for our event! How many sweets in the jar?? Come on down to the Head of Year office to place your guess! https://t.co/AbcfKo0HNX

10/09/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

Well done to Year 12 for settling in quickly and making a start on Business and Finance! I have already seen amazing progress! Mr H https://t.co/zTN0GlUusq

10/09/21

Retweeted From Ray Star

Chuffed to bits to have been invited back to my senior school for World Book Day next year to talk about all things related and life as a author 📚🌳🌎 😃

07/09/21

Welcome to our Secondary Transfer Open Evening on Wednesday 15th September. To book your place please see our website or click this link: https://t.co/8cJ973MJ9Z https://t.co/NT6c6rB8ft

06/09/21

Dress to impress tomorrow. We have the school photographers in and the school promo video team too.

06/09/21

Lovely to see our students back in school again today, particularly our new Year 12s who looked smart with their new iPads https://t.co/tLS1jAMEw7

06/09/21

Reminder for all students: https://t.co/y69LIdYO4X

03/09/21

Year 7s first ever day of Secondary School. The start of your learning journey, ambitions, goals and dreams start here. Welcome to the and remember https://t.co/1rJrHBOLuD

03/09/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Year 7 enjoying the club fayre at the end of a great first day! ❤️💬🤝😀💡 https://t.co/wkxiRa9RG3

03/09/21

What a first day for our Year 7s! iPads all handed out and to finish off, Year 7 Club Fayre. Choose a club, make new friends, excel in something you enjoy and smile https://t.co/12ol3IZO5O

03/09/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

iPad launch with Year 7! Having a great day❤️🤝💬💡 https://t.co/vE7tX9R5f5

02/09/21

We look forward to welcoming our new Year 7s tomorrow. Don’t forget to bring your….smile!

28/08/21

Retweeted From Louise Hawkins

Freddie had a great week, thank you all so much.

28/08/21

Lovely first ever performance from our soon to be Year 7s. Keep working hard and aim high. Welcome to the

28/08/21

Retweeted From Miss Nicholas

An amazing final performance from our Summer School students! So proud to see everyone get on stage and give it their all! https://t.co/o1rWfQiLzS

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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