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11/07/20

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

The National Gallery is open again! Book up a visit in the summer holidays and see world famous artworks like this one for free. https://t.co/OYN2jK7Zyx

11/07/20

A little bit of food with love always helps

10/07/20

Our (virtual) Summer Creative Arts Exhibition 2020 is now available - thanks to ⁦https://t.co/3tIHKqxEg6

10/07/20

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RBA Thought For The Day - Dr. Cowan just wants to remind you about the power of reading! Enjoy! https://t.co/JtFpYL01BN

09/07/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

I am intrigued to what Boris is going to say to school leavers tomorrow at 10:00am, Year 11s please check your Edulink message from me for the link to watch

09/07/20

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The wonderful Mrs Stabler reminding us to 'Be Kind'. RBA Thought For The Day. What an important message! https://t.co/l2ZKFNipAa

08/07/20

Aim high.........work hard and be polite

08/07/20

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RBA THOUGHT FOR THE DAY VIDEO - Today is the lovely Mr White reminding us all to 'Aim High'. https://t.co/Hjwtx221jQ

07/07/20

Retweeted From Val Tatum 🌹💐

Loving these thoughts for the day. Well done Mr Stuttle and the RBA team.

06/07/20

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RBA Thought For The Day Video. Languages unite us! Thank you for this reminder Mr Creasey. . Gracias! https://t.co/PaDNbEVVfz

03/07/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

I just sent a little surprise to all staff and year 11 pupils and parents, so check your inboxes! I’m enjoying it (again) now hoping that I’m watching it at the same time as my much loved year group! To feel together as much as possible 😢 https://t.co/jQ1nmIcGYb

03/07/20

Goodbye class of 2020 - a fantastic year group. Forever part of our . As Steve Jobs said: “Don’t cry because you are leaving, smile because you were here.”

03/07/20

Year 11s - 5 minutes away. Don’t forget to check your emails at 3pm today for a special message from

03/07/20

Looking forward to the Friday treat from

03/07/20

“Pick up a book and be transported to another world” - nice words from today’s thought of the day, shared by Mrs Hart

02/07/20

Retweeted From Geography George

What a training year this has been! Wrote this for TES 🤓 https://t.co/q0VWB4DGhZ

02/07/20

Welcome to the team and our journey to being the best.

02/07/20

Retweeted From RBA History

An amazing opportunity for you to watch tonight https://t.co/DLwHBo5yfm

02/07/20

Let our Year 7s take you on a tour of our school https://t.co/0Xejdi3IjZ

02/07/20

Year 6 into 7 Transition Evening (Thurs 2nd July) – we look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 families to our virtual transition evening tonight. Please log in from 5pm for a prompt 5.15pm start. See letter for log in details.

02/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA Thought For The Day Video! Enjoy this positive message from the amazing Mrs Tweddell. https://t.co/2SYKvFr8KT

01/07/20

We can’t wait either - Friday 3pm. Year 11s, get ready by your devices.

01/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Mr Skinner presents a little reminder to be creative! Thought For The Day. Enjoy! https://t.co/qYwGl4GOjD

30/06/20

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

We are creating a Performing Arts Virtual Showcase! Showing selections of all the work and performances you have done through these difficult times! Keep an eye out for your work on the Showcase https://t.co/Dm0XN9Lr2w

29/06/20

Video versions of Thought For The Day from RBA staff. Take some time to think and reflect. https://t.co/8eKZCkBZ46

28/06/20

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

Thinking about a career in design or architecture? Listen to these interviews from the Design Museum's Tim Marlow https://t.co/fGTqE23jjq

28/06/20

We are looking forward to seeing Year 7-9 students this week for their 1 to 1 Tutor Meetings. We have been missing you!

25/06/20

Is your child irritable? How are our behaviours changing in lockdown? Research from UCL. https://t.co/hL9lwwslMx

25/06/20

Our phone lines are currently down, please contact us via email on admin.co.uk Apologies for any inconvenience, we will let you know once they up and running again.

24/06/20

All the best on your journey. Thank you for all your hard work this year

24/06/20

Sorry about this, we are working on it. Please email us at admin.co.uk Thank you.

23/06/20

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Great to see the scores coming in for Virtual House Sports Day. Still early days but Pankhurst are currently in the lead. Don’t forget this is for all students, staff and parents. Please see EduLink messages for more details. https://t.co/mZ5oeXs9X4

22/06/20

Looking forward to the video versions of ‘thought for the week’. https://t.co/jXisGtvtYM

22/06/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

This is an inspiring book which conveys a teenager's anger at the lack of action on climate change in an articulate and passionate way. It's also an intimate account of how moments in nature can help him manage his autism. Above all, it's about his love for wildlife. https://t.co/xgl5ig2MbL

18/06/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Salvaged from the neighbour's skip! Will be ideal as a planter for our school courtyard garden. If anyone in the has any large pots or containers that we could use as planters, they would be gratefully received! https://t.co/MYW53AbZj2

17/06/20

Retweeted From Aisling Cowan

Had a truly lovely (it exhausting!) day doing one to one sessions with Y10 yesterday. Was afraid this resource would be a bit vague to start off with, but it ended up being a great way to talk about their whole approach to English, exams, studying, specific topics, and so on. https://t.co/fR3tXHt8OV

16/06/20

A nice hamper surprise from ⁦⁩ today to say thank you to our staff. Thank you! https://t.co/QdPeejQpn0

15/06/20

The sun is shining and we are only 15 minutes away from welcoming back Year 10s and 12s for their 1 to 1 meetings.

11/06/20

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Year 7 are looking at Shakespeare in both Drama and English this Half term! BBC have a quiz to find out what Shakespeare character you are most like - Mr S is "Hamlet", don't know if that is good are bad! What's yours?! https://t.co/bKldqWcgq6

Train to Teach

Robert Barclay Academy is part of the East Herts Partnership offering teacher training places each year on a salaried or unsalaried basis in the East Hertfordshire region. The schools in the partnership are fantastic places to train, work and learn. They provide a unique school based learning opportunity in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, which is our higher education partner. Our partnership’s vision is simple but powerful; we prepare our teachers and students to be respectful of others, to be confident in all that they do and to achieve their full potential.

Also, all partnership schools endeavour to create an environment in which staff, pupils and trainee teachers alike feel valued and supported. We have all worked with trainee teachers for many years and we fully recognise how much vibrancy, enthusiasm and drive they can offer our respective school communities.

Importantly, the partnership sees its staff as its most valuable resource and its schools have a proven track record in training and professional development. Our teachers are excellent practitioners with exemplary behaviour management skills and are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.

School Direct

What is School Direct?

School Direct is an initial teacher training programme based in schools as opposed to university. Although trainees do spend time with our higher education partner, the University of Hertfordshire, most of the training is in school. The idea of School Direct is to give trainee teachers more ‘hands-on’ teaching experience than traditional university based routes into teaching. There are two School Direct programmes offered by the East Herts partnership: these are the salaried and fee paying routes.

School Direct (Salaried)

The School Direct (salaried) means you will be employed by the school and receive a salary while you train. It is primarily aimed at career changes.

Course Requirements

  • Relevant experience
  • An honours degree (2.2 or above)
  • GCSE English and maths at Grade C or above
  • A GCSE science at Grade C or above if you want to be a primary school teacher
  • A degree in your specialist subject if you want to be a secondary school teacher

Advantages

As a salaried trainee you will:

  • Receive a salary as an unqualified teacher while you train
  • Work alongside experienced and expert practitioners
  • Get a real feel for the profession by being immediately immersed in school life
  • Receive qualified teacher status (QTS) at the end of the course

School Direct (Fee Paying)

In the School Direct (fee paying) route, you will need to pay tuition fees, which are around £9,000 but vary from subject to subject. UK and EU students are eligible for a student loan to cover 100% of the fees. However, although you will have to pay fees, you will receive expert tuition on learning and teaching from the University of Hertfordshire and will gain invaluable experience from your colleagues at school. At the end of the programme, you will receive a post graduate certificate in education (PGCE) as well as QTS.

Course Requirements

  • An honours degree (2.2 or above, but all degrees will be considered)
  • GCSE English and maths at Grade C or above
  • GCSE science at Grade C or above

Advantages

As a fee paying trainee you will:

  • You will work alongside expert and experienced practitioners
  • Gain QTS and a PGCE at the end of the course
  • Get a real feel for the profession by being immediately immersed in school life
  • Could get your fees covered by a student loan
  • Could be eligible for a bursary (limited to certain subjects)

Why Train With Us?

Robert Barclay Academy, or one the other schools in the partnership, are fantastic places to train, work and learn. We provide a unique school-based learning opportunity in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, which is our higher education partner. Our partnership’s vision is simple but powerful we prepare our teachers and students to be respectful of others, to be confident in all that they do and to achieve their full potential.

Also, all partnership schools endeavour to create an environment in which staff, pupils and trainee teachers alike feel valued and supported. We have all worked with trainee teachers for many years and we fully recognise how much vibrancy, enthusiasm and drive they can offer our respective school communities.

Importantly, the partnership sees its staff as its most valuable resource and its schools have a proven track record in training and professional development. Our teachers are excellent practitioners with exemplary behaviour management skills and are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.

Partnership Schools

All trainees will undertake a day at the University of Hertfordshire each week and complete a second placement, usually at one of our partnership schools all located in East Hertfordshire.  Aside from Robert Barclay Academy, the other schools are Goffs Academy, Goffs-Churchgate Academy, Haileybury – Turnford, Goffs Oak Primary, Burleigh Primary, Downfield Primary and Hunsdon Primary.

Where to Find Our Schools

All schools in the partnership are strategically positioned a few miles from Junction 25 of the M25 and are all close to the A1. The nearest mainline railway stations are in Cheshunt and Broxbourne. Goffs Oak Primary is quite close to Cuffley station. The University of Hertfordshire is in Hatfield, which is well served by rail from London Kings Cross and is on the A1. Full directions to the university and schools can be found on their websites.

Special Features

All schools in the partnership offer a variety of special features. Each school has its unique ethos and student vibe. One of the benefits of the partnership is the ability to work in Hertfordshire, but have excellent access to London.

Student Facilities

All schools have a variety of extra-curricular activities that enrich student life. The pastoral care at each school is excellent and each school offers child protection training and advice on safeguarding.

Study Facilities

All schools have their own unique study facilities and you will be given a full tour of the school on interview to view these facilities.  

Accommodation

East Herts Schools Direct Partnership does not provide any accommodation for trainee teachers. However, the area the schools are situated in have plenty of opportunities for those seeking to rent accommodation. The schools also have good rail and road links with London.

Child Care Facilities

The University of Hertfordshire has child care facilities which can be used by School Direct trainees when they are studying on the university site as part of their programme. However, partnership schools cannot provide trainees with child care facilities and this will have to be organised by the trainee and at their own expense.

Disability Access

The University of Hertfordshire has full disabled access. It would, however, be useful if applicants who would benefit from disabled access could let the training schools know on their application, so that schools can ensure that they can access the school and can fully participate in the interview process.

Vacancies/Training Places for 2019

Applications for September 2019 will open in October 2018.

You will need to apply via UCAS in addition to letting the partnership know. 

At Robert Barclay Academy, the following subjects may be available from September 2019:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • Physical Education
  • Physics

Contact

The East Herts School Direct Partnership is run on behalf of all schools in the partnership.  We can advise, (or put you in touch with someone who can!) on all aspects including administration of the partnership, including recruitment, selection of candidates and the partnership’s UCAS portal.

Robert Barclay Academy

Useful Information

Hertfordshire Regional Partnership/University of Hertfordshire

Key Documentation

Applicants Pre-application Task Form

Applicants Observation Form

Other Links

Information and guidance on the professional skills tests for trainee teachers in literacy and numeracy

Information for overseas candidates regarding NARIC

Training Agency website for School Direct

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