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31/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

popped into to redo one of the display. Not quite finished yet, but once complete students will be able to track their geography journey from year 7 all the way to A Level. https://t.co/3GUn95MejZ

17/07/21

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

Well what a 9 year adventure that was at So overwhelmed with all the presents, cards and very kind words! Will miss staff, pupils and parents a lot! 😢. But onto a new chapter! https://t.co/OrdlD638xv

17/07/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

As a trust we could not be prouder of the dedication shown by all our students and staff over this academic year. Thank you! We wish you all a safe and relaxing summer. https://t.co/TbeQKhLJ8O

17/07/21

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

Sun, ice cream, playing games, music, what more could you want from the last rewards event of the year! 😎 https://t.co/usqwKMb22O

17/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Mr Stuttle says “Summer is here!” Thank you for an amazing year in RE. ❤️🤝💬💡 https://t.co/Sq2BAyHR1M

15/07/21

Retweeted From Miss H Burlton

Our year 12 geographers were showing off their knowledge of the United Kingdom counties with a friendly game of https://t.co/SoRvedR4eP

15/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

JLT have decided that this years Non-uniform Day money will go to…. . ❤️🤝💬💡

15/07/21

JLT have voted for all money raised to go to 'Cancer Research UK' Don't forget to donate £1 via ParentPay. https://t.co/F4TptsLMfT

14/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Great new posters made by Mr Hammond to increase awareness across of inspirational people from different cultures. ❤️🤝💬💡 https://t.co/cJBn80FrrX

13/07/21

Day 1 of 2 of new photos for school website and prospectus with ⁦ https://t.co/YvxvuKoGE6

13/07/21

Reminder: https://t.co/E4XBpMehKb

09/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

NEW to Sept 2021! Mr Hagley looks forward to welcoming the first ever cohort of Year 9s to the course 👨🏻‍💼🧑🏽‍💼👨🏾‍💼👩🏼‍💼#btec https://t.co/s9LcAsVYPj

09/07/21

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

Reception buddies sing a farewell song go their Year six buddies …so special https://t.co/X5XfrbMluh

08/07/21

Retweeted From Rav

It’s been a lovely to see our new staff, for their induction this morning. A real buzz in the room . A great plan for the day lead by . https://t.co/C7UQsNLC9L

08/07/21

Retweeted From Rav

All set for our New Staff Induction tomorrow . We are looking forward to welcoming you all! https://t.co/4eqpQW2Wkj

08/07/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Bug houses, pots and a totem pole were painted in our garden at this week's Gardening Club to make it even more wildlife friendly and also decorative. It was a lovely relaxed session in the sunshine as we enjoyed being in the garden that we created https://t.co/bOS2XhkhRk

08/07/21

Retweeted From Aisling Cowan

Isn’t it great to have a culture where an NQT can deliver excellent training at our New Staff Induction day alongside SLT? Our ECTs have so much to give! (Collaboration is still my favourite teaching word. ‘TechnoloTREE’ is Mr Cook’s 😂 📱) https://t.co/vA25gRKymE

07/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

Welcome to the NEW Twitter page for the Business and IT department 🎉🎉🎉 New and exciting times are ahead! Mr Hagley and Mr Leon look forward to working with our students and celebrating their success! 🌟🌟🌟#business https://t.co/TECOUcrRSV

06/07/21

We are very much looking forward to welcoming new Year 7s to our "Get Set for RBA" Summer School this August. Please contact the school (if not done so) to sign up. Welcome to the

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA Thought for the week! https://t.co/oiG3ePuTt6

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

Year 8 kick started the Creative Earth Competition today. Plenty of inspiring ideas showing how they want their world to look in the future. Finishing these next week https://t.co/pUXAdkEcYn

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Year 8s finding creative ways to use iPads as props in Blood Brothers!! https://t.co/BTxfPx0dhj

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Amazing to see Sophie in her graduating performance of Rent!! An incredible performance, well done!! https://t.co/2STIBCePQz

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Lovely delivery from this morning!! Great posters to add to the display! https://t.co/CTyiN90cQj

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Thank you ! I will proudly display this in my classroom & tell all of my students. 😀❤️💬🤝Keep up the amazing work! https://t.co/QSAhtVGaqz

05/07/21

Year 12s (to be) are enjoying and excelling in their Year 11 into 12 transition masterclasses https://t.co/qLUaBTHqPb

04/07/21

Dear Parents/Carers of Year 10, Please see very important email sent to you this evening (Sunday 4th May). Thank you,

02/07/21

The sun is out, it’s Friday and…..it’s more importantly our ⁦⁩ Annual House Sports Day (Covid Style)! We look forward to all the competitions later today and good luck to all the Houses - it may be coming home! https://t.co/OBkpRH7yVu

01/07/21

Join us on our GCSE Pod journey. Open to all GCSE students. https://t.co/85A4Fvl6sB

30/06/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Mr Cook led the Gardening Club in assessing the school today for its wildlife friendliness in all different areas of the grounds, rating each area on a scale of 1-5. The future is green for RBA 🌳🌿 https://t.co/zfaR1IRRNw

30/06/21

Retweeted From Rav

Our Sixth Form Experience Day is underway . It’s lovely to welcome both internal and external students. https://t.co/XAIRQkay6r

29/06/21

Retweeted From Rav

It was wonderful to see & hear all of the Literature for Learning projects staff have been working on, to improve T&L . Staff collaboration should never be underestimated, as a tool to drive T&L. Thank you to the Professional Development in helping to pull this together! https://t.co/zavd0xEv87

29/06/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Today colleagues from across the Scholars’ Education Trust have the opportunity to come together with thanks and praise led by CEO Claire Robins OBE. A chance to reflect and refocus on the vision of the Trust “produce responsible young people of whom we can all be proud” ... https://t.co/oMYNoAn9ly

29/06/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

A vision which in underpinned by The ACE. Our students and staff have shown over these past 15 months, how each member of our community embodies The ACE through their commitment and contribution to the education of the 4,000 children within our schools.

28/06/21

Retweeted From Rav

Looking forward to our Literature 4 Learning Showcase tomorrow. Sharing good practice and celebrating mini projects that staff have been working on. Here’s a little preview from Tina’s project on implementing Rosenshine’s Principles https://t.co/lRv9KSc9ui

28/06/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Cross-Trust RE meeting. Brilliant to meet & collaborate together. Team work! ❤️🤝💬😀 https://t.co/1rl8A3c3a4

28/06/21

⁦CEO of ⁦⁩, Claire Robins, addresses and thanks all staff for their efforts this years, and shares the Trust’s 3 priorities 1. Well-being 2. New Technologies 3. Sustainability https://t.co/rjrCg6dkmy

24/06/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Gardening Club have been sowing pepper, carrot and cress seeds, planting out a courgette plant, dead-heading flowers and weeding today. We also admired our potatoes, lettuce seedlings, pea shoots and honeysuckle, and cleaned the pond! Oh, and the poppies are appearing! https://t.co/XBuS6gGiSn

24/06/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Second GCSE RE mock paper underway. Year 9 students working hard for 1hr 45mins to get the best results possible. Well done Year 9! ❤️🤝 https://t.co/rwz7eTlLGF

23/06/21

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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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