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19/11/19

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AQA GCSE Geography Support Cards - Helen Burton recently shared a set of really useful flashcards to support students studying AQA GCSE Geography. Grab a copy now: https://t.co/SzPF2yC8fE

18/11/19

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18/11/19

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So our Annual Staff Conference ‘Creating The Future’ is in . We are very excited about hearing some staff have already asked to read ‘Boys Don’t Try?’ ahead of Friday! We look forward to welcoming you to our https://t.co/Dk3LHSNYoC

18/11/19

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Getting our hands dirty in https://t.co/CN5h3OezFx

17/11/19

We will be hosting our annual Awards Evening, Wednesday 18th December. We are looking forward to celebrating the achievements of our former yr 11 & yr 13. Guest Speaker, Michael Owen, former Welsh International Rugby Union player. Please email awards.co.uk https://t.co/vKQyzgjuIz

15/11/19

Well done boys; scoring in the dark too!

15/11/19

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This year’s first High Impact Study Group has met. Revision for GCSE has begun in November! https://t.co/H1euzRb8Ww

15/11/19

Today, we are obviously supporting day because children matter; we do love a cake day too! Looking forward to the duck race at lunchtime! https://t.co/ldMH2pRmuN

13/11/19

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Congratulations to our new Year 7 JLT! https://t.co/c8GDmvm1AX

13/11/19

Well done! Keep working hard https://t.co/oxQrIpw7Q0

13/11/19

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Are you a young women aged 13-17? Would you like some support with your emotional wellbeing? Struggling with anxiety or low mood? Find out more about 's Supporting You Project in https://t.co/PL6YuopPOY https://t.co/3Ega5THwPl

12/11/19

A great turn out for our Sixth Form Open Evening, tonight . A very busy and enjoyable night. Aim high and work hard, this is your future. https://t.co/rzD9XbXBpR https://t.co/0b8vUgynjI

12/11/19

We are looking forward to meeting our future Sixth Form students for our Sixth Form Open Evening 6pm - 7.30pm Year 11 students from all schools welcome. See you there! https://t.co/IM7TfvdImj

11/11/19

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RBA JLT at the Armistice Event in Hoddesdon today. Fundraising and supporting our local community. https://t.co/YUQfZ71TbE

11/11/19

Today we take time to reflect together on Remembrance Day. leading our assembly, time to reflect on the past and present. Today we bow our heads as a sign of respect https://t.co/WGUc5HkPbN

10/11/19

Come along to our Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday 12th November, 6.00pm - 7.30 pm Join us to see what A Level & Vocational courses we have to offer. Year 11 students from all schools welcome. For more information: T: 01992 410800 Web: https://t.co/qPYIXaEuGb Twitter: https://t.co/DFDbwHzTa2

09/11/19

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No big deal; just a guy playing fetch with a beluga whale... 😮 https://t.co/PdSNgVABIu

07/11/19

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We are really looking forward to welcoming Professor Robert Winston on Tuesday to speak to some of our students and those of and https://t.co/PFvFlOHubf

06/11/19

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Come along to our Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday 12th November, 6.00pm - 7.30 pm Join us to see what A Level & Vocational courses we have to offer. Year 11 students from all schools welcome. For more information: T: 01992 410800 Web:https://t.co/XTb0vNPPc7 Twitter: https://t.co/8VFfzs5xgH

06/11/19

This weeks assemblies are being led by Mr Wallace, Head of History, on Remembrance Day. A powerful video of the impact on war. Lest we forget 🌺 https://t.co/vIzyQdhjyf

06/11/19

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Are you going to ? I will be on stand 120 with the amazing team from ! Come and say hi https://t.co/anfofQ7jTV

05/11/19

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Not sure what to put on your CV? Access Point is open tomorrow 2-5pm. If you're aged 13-19 drop in & see a personal adviser who can help you with writing your CV and looking for work https://t.co/EX9IZ40JQ1 https://t.co/RKSPjExKYa

04/11/19

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tonight on Channel 4 at 5pm features our very own Zak T, Y10. Good luck Zak we will be watching!

03/11/19

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My husband, colleagues from police services across the country running today, including our very own RBA governor too 👌 https://t.co/rQhn37TBs6

01/11/19

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Are you a young person looking for ? can support you with CV writing, work experience, interview prep & developing the skills to help you reach your goals! Visit Cheshunt Access Point https://t.co/evRSQRRbXO https://t.co/5ppjk2FEiJ

01/11/19

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It's the beginning of November and that can only mean one thing. The start of 6th Form Open Evenings in the area. https://t.co/aakNVJNoRB

31/10/19

Come along to our Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday 12th November, 6.00pm - 7.30 pm Join us to see what A Level & Vocational courses we have to offer. Year 11 students from all schools welcome. For more information: T: 01992 410800 Web:https://t.co/XTb0vNPPc7 Twitter: https://t.co/8VFfzs5xgH

27/10/19

Liking the “Remember the tough times, they make us stronger” from the All Blacks

27/10/19

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Respect. https://t.co/qn5wjVLp4c

25/10/19

Year 11 were very grateful for the day that was planned for them https://t.co/jZlcK81jjK

25/10/19

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Thankyou to the English team for today’s LEAD Day for the Year 11s! Pupils and staff working hard https://t.co/iwKMH1GHg9

25/10/19

Year 10 presenting their ideas to our Dragons today from this afternoon. Some brilliant innovations were created today as part of LEAD day. https://t.co/qcjXkwDTGH

25/10/19

Good use of the ⁦⁩ revision clock being used in English Intervention Day day https://t.co/bCDBOWmT36

25/10/19

Great to welcome back ex student, ex-Head Boy to discuss about apprenticeships with https://t.co/2l5aMIT5xw

25/10/19

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Some lovely Anti-Bullying Dance Performances! https://t.co/9he1iYnj6l

25/10/19

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Creating Anti-Bullying Videos with Miss Knight! https://t.co/56Tzjz3F5l

25/10/19

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Year 11s making me proud and working hard in English today! The boys appreciating the refreshments! https://t.co/FcV7TABrba

25/10/19

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Yr9 Lead Day in full swing. Developing teamwork, leadership and resilience, . https://t.co/NeU9yU3auj

25/10/19

It’s LEAD day and Year 7 are getting their briefing for the anti-bullying sessions they will be working through today https://t.co/yS2TbwWGox

25/10/19

It’s our annual LEAD activity day today . Year 9 are getting ready to their trip to Tolmers and focusing on Leadership Skills. https://t.co/1EBUXw3THe

Careers

Follow us on Twitter RBA Careers for the very latest recruitment information, advice and guidance.

If you would like to find out more about Careers at Robert Barclay Academy or if you are interested in providing support, please contact our Careers Leader Mr M Rome, Assistant Headteacher.

Through our curriculum at RBA, we aim to develop ambitious students who are aspirational and fully prepared for their future lives beyond school in an ever changing world. We aim to promote an aspirational culture and encourage students and parents to engage with careers education in partnership with YC Herts, the Local Area Enterprise Partnership, our industry partners 2018-9 Reynold’s Foods and a range of other agencies.

In order to achieve this, there are a number of key events in careers information, advice and guidance on the journey through the school. In addition to year group activities, we also give parents information at planned events through the year and listen to student voice regarding careers education through an annual workshop and questionnaire. Each subject area displays posters about careers linked to that subject, alongside a central careers display (main corridor by the library) and dedicated area within the library.

We are working to the new Gatsby benchmarks for Careers Education and also recognise the Hertfordshire Skills Framework and encourage the development of these employability skills through the wider curriculum.  A copy of these documents can be found in the appendices.

Key organisations supporting RBA careers provision:

YC Hertfordshire

www.ychertfordshire.org

 

RBA Personal Advisor 2019-20 is Anna Johns
  • Raise aspirations so that all RBA students ‘Aim High’
  • Provide qualified personal advisers to deliver careers interviews with students across the school
  • Be on-hand each week to offer Careers drop-ins in the library (Tuesdays)
  • Help to increase awareness of Careers Education through displays and presence across the school

Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership/ Careers and Enterprise Company

www.hertfordshirelep.com

www.careersandenterprise.co.uk

RBA Senior Enterprise Coordinator 2018-20 is Gareth Dace

  • Raise aspirations and awareness so that all RBA students ‘Aim High’
  • Provide guidance, support, resources and strategy to assist in the delivery of effective Careers Education at RBA 
  • Be a challenge partner when co-reflecting on RBA’s progress towards achieving the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks.

Local Enterprise Industry Partner

www.reynolds-cs.com

 

RBA LEP Advisor 2018-20 is Meeta Khatani from Reynold’s Foods

  • Raise aspirations and make Careers education ‘real’ so that all RBA students ‘Aim High’
  • Provide guidance and support from a local employer to give context, real-life experience and guidance to support Careers provision at RBA
  • Careers talks from their staff give our students insights into the journeys that successful people have been on from sitting in an assembly hall at school to where they are today
  • Visits to their premises with students in subject related areas, for example our Food and Nutrition GCSE students have worked in their ‘Development Kitchen’ and our KS5 Financial Studies students have visited their Finance and Accounts Department

 

Employer engagement: Can you help?

We are very keen to establish links with employers who will be able to open our students’ eyes to the world of work. We currently engage with a range of different employers through work shadowing placements for our Year 10 students. We welcome further support from employers from a range of industries. If you would like to help, please contact Mr M Rome, Assistant Headteacher.

Guidance for parents/carers:

Clearly parents and carers play a very significant role in helping students to make informed choices about their study options and decisions about their future careers. Parents and carers should be encouraged to discuss with their child about options and future aspirations. We welcome parents and carers’ input and recommend that you always attend activities at school such as GCSE and A-Level Options’ evenings. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach and we recognise that all students must be able to make informed decisions avoiding pre-conceived ideas or stereotypes. There are further suggested web-links at the end of this document that give useful additional information.

Scholars' Education Trust Provider Access Statement

Careers Map

Year 6

Gatsby Benchmark

Aim for prospective/new students:

  • To establish the fact that at RBA, all students are expected to ‘Aim High’ and be the very best they can be in preparation for life in an ever changing world.
  • To make the link between doing well at school and getting the very best career, and how aiming high and having strong aspirations can enhance students’ life chances.
1, 3, 8

AUTUMN TERM (YEAR 6)

  • Prospective Parents’ Evening
  • Parents get the chance to see the school in action ahead of their selection, and ask questions about careers education, destinations and educational philosophy.

 

 

1

1

SUMMER TERM (YEAR 6)

  • Individual interviews with students and parents before taking up their place in Year 7.
  • Secondary Transfer Day in which we start to understand the needs of each individual student, hear about their aspirations and ambitions in order to tailor the curriculum and opportunities accordingly
  • Transition Evening in which we invite parents to the school to set out our values, goals, curriculum aims and expectations for students and parents.
  • There will be an entry questionnaire about their aspirations and goals to inform careers provision.

 

 

8

1

 

1

1, 8

 

Year 7

 

Raise aspirations through our aims for Year 7 students to:

  • Start to plan their learning journey by recognising what they are good at
  • Know more about the jobs people do to help us in our lives
  • Reflect and record their thoughts about careers through a questionnaire at the end of Year 7
  • To understand the concept of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers available and routes of entry

*Labour Market Information Update (East of England) shared in RBA Review and in form times with guidance each term

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

 

 

 

2

AUTUMN TERM

  • Students begin secondary study. Introduction to ACE Values (Achievement, Care, Excellence) and our curriculum aims ‘Raise Aspirations’
  • ‘Navigate Your Future’ YC Herts module: ‘Reach for the Summit’ undertaken in form times to explore students’ aspirations and set short-term and long-term goals

 

1, 4

 

3

SPRING TERM

  • Hear a visiting speaker about a given career (linked to LEP - Local Enterprise Partnership)

 

5

SUMMER TERM

  • Involvement in Careers Week – Year 7 focus on STEM through a joint project with Science, Creative Arts and Maths departments
  • ‘Navigate Your Future’ YC Herts module: ‘Careers Expedition’ helps students to know about opportunities in the local area and how to research these.
  • Reflect and record their thoughts about careers through a questionnaire at the end of Year 7

 

4

 

2
 

Year 8

 

Raise aspirations through our aims for Year 8 students to:

  • They start to think more about their strengths and areas that they need to develop
  • Know more about the different jobs that people have
  • To have independent careers advice as needed
  • Know what to expect in Year 9, and are able to choose options that support their future

*Labour Market Information Update (East of England) shared in RBA Review and in form times with guidance each term

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

 

 

2

AUTUMN TERM

  • Hear a visiting speaker about a given career (linked to LEP)
  • Options guidance begins, including parental Options Evening, individual interviews with senior staff and personalised support with pathways – including up to University/ Post-16 options

 

5

1, 3, 7, 8

SPRING TERM

  • Subject leads speak to Year 8 in assembly about where their subject could lead them in terms of careers.
  • Targeted support from YC Herts Personal Advisor as identified

 

4

8

SUMMER TERM

  • Involvement in Careers Week – Work shadowing day (1 day)
  • Reflect and record their thoughts about careers through a questionnaire at the end of Year 8

 

6

 

Year 9

 

Raise aspirations through our aims for Year 9 students to:

  • Consolidate high aspirations, including consideration of higher education and top careers options.
  • Begin to consolidate their strengths and recognise their areas of development
  • Know some of the careers and training opportunities that are available in the community
  • Begin to recognise the skills needed for certain careers

*Labour Market Information Update (East of England) shared in RBA Review and in form times with guidance each term

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

 

 

2

AUTUMN TERM

  • Hear a visiting speaker about a given career (linked to LEP)
  • Start to explore their future – www.Start.co.uk – linking strengths and interests with career specific information

 

5

1, 2, 3

SPRING TERM

  • Anglia Ruskin University Visit (LEAD2) to raise aspirations and awareness of future pathways

 

1, 4, 6, 7

SUMMER TERM

  • Involvement in Careers Week - Apprenticeships
  • Reflect and record their thoughts about careers through a questionnaire at the end of Yr9
  • Targeted support from YC Herts Personal Advisor as identified

 

7

3

8

 

Year 10

 

Raise aspirations through our aims for Year 10 students to:

  • Understand explicitly the link between working hard, gaining the best qualifications and careers opportunities, including access into the Sixth Form, colleges or other training places post-16
  • Be aware of the world of work and that there are a range of jobs
  • Know how to act appropriately and know how to ask for help in the world of work
  • Continue to identify their likes and dislikes to help them make decisions and choices
  • To have independent careers advice as needed

*Labour Market Information Update (East of England) shared in RBA Review and in form times with guidance each term

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

 

 

 

 

2

AUTUMN TERM

  • Dragon’s Den Event (LEAD1)

Continue to explore their future – www.Start.co.uk – linking strengths and interests with career specific information

 

1, 5, 4

2, 3

SPRING TERM

  • Hear a visiting speaker about a given career (linked to LEP)

 

5

SUMMER TERM

  • Work Experience/ shadowing opportunity including build up work to include advice on interview skills, CVs and personal statements
  • Involvement in Careers Week – all to have interviews with YC Herts Personal Advisor
  • University Talk/ workshop – Higher Education
  • Reflect and record their thoughts about careers through a questionnaire at the end of Year 10

 

3, 5, 6

 

8

7

3
 

Year 11

 

Raise aspirations through our aims for Year 11 students to:

  • Focus on high aspirations making the link between their qualifications and experience to the very best and most appropriate next step/ career path
  • To understand, first hand, the full post-16 options available and to be able to take independent control of this process

*Labour Market Information Update (East of England) shared in RBA Review and in form times with guidance each term

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

 

 

2

AUTUMN TERM

  • Sixth Form Open Evening – explains the pathways available through RBA Sixth Form and beyond
  • Hear a visiting speaker about a given career (linked to LEP)
  • Personalised careers interviews – external provider (YC Herts).
  • Independently utilise www.Start.co.uk  – linking likely qualifications and interests with career specific information

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 8

5

8

3, 8

SPRING TERM

  • Personalised futures interviews with the Headteacher to review current progress
  • Future’s Day – linking mock exam results with future pathways (making it real) to include expert Apprenticeship advice, University information and a college trip for identified students.
  • Personalised Sixth Form/ Futures interviews with DHT and Sixth Form team
  • College/ Sixth Form interviews as appropriate

 

4, 8

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8

8

8

SUMMER TERM

  • Sixth Form Induction Week (for students who stay at RBA)
  • Reflect and record their thoughts about careers through a questionnaire at the end of Year 11

 

4

3
 

Sixth Form

 

Raise aspirations through our aims for Sixth Form students to:

  • Focus on high aspirations, making the link between their qualifications and experience to the very best and most appropriate next step/ career path
  • Understand, first hand, the full range of post-18 options available and to be able to take independent control of this process

*Labour Market Information Update (East of England) shared in RBA Review and in form times with guidance each term

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

 

 

2

AUTUMN TERM

  • Employability lessons in the curriculum focus on key skills needed by employers
  • University visits/ Open days
  • Personalised careers interviews – external provider (YC Herts).
  • Independently utilise www.Start.co.uk   – linking likely qualifications and interests with career specific information
  • UCAS workshops and personalised intervention, including information about student finance

 

1, 3, 4,

3, 7, 8

8

3

7

SPRING TERM

  • Hear a visiting speaker about a given career (linked to LEP)
  • Personalised futures interviews with the Headteacher to review current progress
  • Apprenticeship provider visits/ Open days.
  • Careers Fairs (Sir John Lawes School Careers Fair – March)

 

5

8

7

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

SUMMER TERM

  • Involvement in Careers Week
  • Sixth Form Work Experience opportunity

 

TBC

6

Next review September 2019

Gatsby Benchmark

At RBA we work to the ‘Gatsby Benchmark’ in order to fulfil our requirements to students about good careers guidance. Gatsby

Hertfordshire Skills Framework

We are also informed and utilise the Hertfordshire Skills Framework to guide our Careers provision based on the skills that local employers have recognised make good employees.

Personal & People

Hertfordshire Understanding

Motivation and ambition

Actively participate

Show enthusiasm Knowledge of the sector Pursue aspirations and goals

Confidence

Willing to meet new people

Able to hold conversations with peers, managers and customers

Recognise own strengths and able to present these

Respect and good manners

Listen and learn

Recognise the feelings of others

Be polite

Remain calm

Determination and resilience

Commitment to get things done

Learn from mistakes and accept criticism

Resist distractions

Adapt to changes

Adaptability

Flexible to cope with changing demands

Able to apply knowledge to different situations

Teamwork

Cooperate with others

Recognise skills in others

Value contribution from others

Technical & Practical Skills

Hertfordshire Understanding

Numeracy

Apply simple mathematical concepts

Understand simple arithmetic

Understand costs and expenditure

Literacy

Able to express yourself in writing

Understanding of business etiquette verbally and in writing

Able to explain yourself verbally

Business and customer awareness

Understand commercial realities

Able to professionally communicate with customers

Manage your time effectively

Analytical and problem- solving skills

Investigate systematically

Identify problems

Look for better ways and suggest solutions

Plan and organise tasks

Digital technology

Understand the development in technology for business

Basic knowledge of IT

Qualifications

Achieve qualifications valued by employers

Useful Websites (for students, parents and carers and teachers)

National Apprenticeship Service https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship Allows you to search for live apprenticeship vacancies across the country. 
Amazing Apprenticeships https://amazingapprenticeships.com/ Find out about apprenticeships as well as live vacancies.
YC Hertfordshire https://www.ychertfordshire.org/ The leading provider of CEIAG provision for young people both inside and outside of school in Hertfordshire.
UCAS https://www.ucas.com/ All you need to know about applying for university and the courses available for you.
Hertfordshire Labour Market Information https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxEnwYjtk5w An infographic video to explain the types of jobs available and skills required in Hertfordshire

 

See also Hertfordshire Skills Framework.

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