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16/02/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Happy half term! Year 11 - don’t forget the half term revision classes. RBA Review out now! https://t.co/TAnvexVWDj

15/02/19

Happy half term! Year 11 - don’t forget the half term revision classes. RBA Review out now! https://t.co/TAnvexVWDj

15/02/19

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Apply now for an amazing opportunity 👇👇👇 https://t.co/MJevgBov0y

15/02/19

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Science EastofEngland Apply online at: https://t.co/YHgnDaKL7d is a member of the . The school are seeking to appoint an excellent Head of Science to provide professional leadership and management. Visits warmly welcomed and encouraged. https://t.co/iVKT91okGM

14/02/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Our fabulous Sixth Form Dancers with the amazing Miss Sheldrake posing for the camera! https://t.co/Ju0aotZVKK

14/02/19

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

A-Maz-ing Dance Show tonight...unbelievable talent and drive from the students ...fantastic House Group and Solo Dances! Compèrè was on point too; you little Super🌟! https://t.co/lR0hur1PtC

14/02/19

‘Press Play’ - fantastic display of dance last night from in their annual Dance Show! Well done all. 💃 https://t.co/wgMn4HJ0YA

13/02/19

Retweeted From MrsStockwell

loving the show. Well done dancers 💃 https://t.co/p7R2rXkHP7

13/02/19

Retweeted From BroxYouthCouncil

We're championing by getting outside and moving about for our couch to 5k training. Come and join us tomorrow and every Thursday for the next 8 weeks to move more and feel better. Meet @ Barclay Park at 4pm on the kickabout court https://t.co/omw1BbZ6Hc

13/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: looking to make a big bang? Want to engage students in award winning faculties? We have vacancies https://t.co/TE3OLIGHq6 . Head of Science . Science Teachers https://t.co/ZCV3PJ4hdN

12/02/19

Well done all. Hope your work helps you to ace your field assignment! https://t.co/dhc95VbOS0

12/02/19

Retweeted From Miss H Burlton

Making international friends whilst conducting fieldwork. https://t.co/RQ1cFpZc4J

12/02/19

Retweeted From Rajiv Manek

Year 10 GCSE Geography group B at Windsor Castle https://t.co/f6t5dhYgWH

12/02/19

Retweeted From Ced de la Croix

Pleased to be welcoming our primary feeder schools to ⁦⁩ ⁦⁦⁩ Dance Show https://t.co/v5M7qC8zaI

11/02/19

Hard-hitting theatre production ‘Breaking the Chain’ by for Years 7 & 8 this afternoon. Lots of thought provoking messages about growing up, decisions and dangers. https://t.co/jUJEMHCD3W

11/02/19

Thought of the Week 💭 https://t.co/sbKcuBvTKW

09/02/19

Retweeted From RBA Recruitment

MFL School Direct Opportunity (salaried) 🇫🇷 🇪🇸 Looking to train to teach whilst earning? Want to do this is in an experienced department with excellent support, keen students and good results? Join us. For more info, email: Tom.Johnston.co.uk

09/02/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Headteacher? SLT? Have you signed up to this *FREE* seminar yet? https://t.co/ktItjIOIzA

08/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Got that looking back at highlights from the inaugural Trust Music Festival https://t.co/FhBsEAlavw https://t.co/CYsISqUOal

08/02/19

Retweeted From MyNewTerm

Maths EastofEngland Apply online at: https://t.co/YHgnDaKL7d have a fantastic opportunity for a Head of Maths. The successful applicant will be an outstanding practitioner who has the vision, energy and drive to further improve standards of achievement. https://t.co/CcojBefxIP

08/02/19

Thanks to the Year 11s for their approach to the Sixth Form interviews this week. Good luck in the preparations for the Pre-G exams after half term Now is the time to earn your place! https://t.co/tkWhUjP5s3

08/02/19

Can you spare some time to give us your views about Careers at ? Looking for parents for next Friday 15th Feb 10.30am at the school. Please email DHT Tom.Johnston.co.uk if you'd like to share your views! Thanks https://t.co/DwYq68GCRd

07/02/19

Headteacher? SLT? Have you signed up to this *FREE* seminar yet? https://t.co/ktItjIOIzA

07/02/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

It's the first official class to use our new tech equipment. https://t.co/YIbwcpPyGT

07/02/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Preparing for "Press Play" Dance Show next week. This show is seriously good! Insane Dancers! Tickets available on Parentpay or on the door. See you there! https://t.co/0I7edZPl6z

06/02/19

Retweeted From Ced de la Croix

Looking forward to watching the ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ House Dance Competition again this morning in Assembly. https://t.co/erDHCsAY9b

06/02/19

Retweeted From Rav

Get your tickets for this amazing show, next Wednesday -! It’s going to be amazing! https://t.co/Goql3oPyV9

05/02/19

Safer internet day 2019! Click on these interactive activities and quizzes for info, fun and eye-opening revelations: https://t.co/WWuuubvucu

04/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Congratulations to all the performers in tonight’s Trust Concert! You were all fabulous and should be very proud of yourselves!

04/02/19

Retweeted From Madeleine

Thank you! What an amazing evening! Talented students, dedicated staff, slick organisation and spirited performances ❤️🎼🎹🎻🎷🎺

04/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Final rehearsals are underway for this evening's inaugural Scholars' Education Trust Music Festival. We look forward to welcoming the SET community coming together for this music celebration https://t.co/SFyVelV2fo

04/02/19

Thought of the Week! https://t.co/RItAB9QlMc

04/02/19

Retweeted From Rav

Our CPD Tree comes alive! A huge thank you to our talented technicians, who hand crafted it all! A CPD tree in the staffroom, to make is easy 4 staff 2 check books out on teaching & learning. Alex, your book is on the top shelf 📚👏🏼! https://t.co/T532u4X7N4

03/02/19

Good advice from our former Head Boy https://t.co/r1yok2JE1Z

02/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Thanks to our trustees and governors for their fantastic input at today’s Governance Day. Great to share ideas and get to know each other better!

02/02/19

Latest RBA Review: https://t.co/TH6JSVJnVC https://t.co/F8Fj1odjUE

01/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Schools across the Trust coming together to stamp out bullying. and students working together in the first Anti-bullying Conference https://t.co/bItVYkxDdH

01/02/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: looking for a new leadership challenge? are seeking Heads of Faculties for September 2019 https://t.co/KxE8ZT0BUG . Head of Maths . Head of Science https://t.co/Bpemyd7fuM

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

Robert Barclay Academy

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

  • School Direct co-ordinator: Tom Johnston
  • Email: tom.johnston@ robertbarclayacademy.co.uk
  • Phone:  01992 410800
  • Address: Cock Lane, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire EN11 8JY
  • Website: https://www.robertbarclayacademy.co.uk

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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