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30/11/20

Good luck! https://t.co/i059YStmQ4

30/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Current Head Boy of RBA leading the JLT at meetings and ensuring that all students voices are heard, loud and clear! https://t.co/E62CJosw4y

28/11/20

Retweeted From RBA Health & Wellness PSHE

we are helping those less fortunate than us https://t.co/qOXhXrTRak

27/11/20

Thank you, Tom!

27/11/20

Generating leaders not followers https://t.co/v9GL9S8eGF

27/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

So great see former pupil, Head Boy and leader of the JLT () back to inspire future generations about careers. My Year 11 form loved it! https://t.co/kxzhvelITu

27/11/20

The importance of student voice

25/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RE House Competition - Currently with 1 week into the competition. Owens are JUST in the lead with Year 7 earning the most points! Still 1 week to go. Well done Year 7 & Owens... at the moment https://t.co/VKX5fgcSaN

24/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Online training with using Teams to up skill our knowledge for GCSE RE. SET schools working together despite a pandemic! https://t.co/HptkmLLM5J

23/11/20

Great to see those students self isolating from home tuning in to take part!

21/11/20

How exciting! Always good to have something to focus on during these challenging times

20/11/20

Don’t forget that Sixth Form applications are due in on Monday 23rd November. Join us for Sept 2021, we will be launching iPads to our sixth form to further enhance your learning experiences! Please visit our website for videos & more information https://t.co/xjmQGWivUD https://t.co/eexIIbkGIj

20/11/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Always look for little rays of light on a gloomy day https://t.co/c3MsjUQXlc

20/11/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Can you donate old spades, forks or outdoor benches to help us create veggie beds and a wildflower meadow? Please help us to grow https://t.co/yZFDeXtbLk

17/11/20

Retweeted From Hertfordshire Opportunities Portal (HOP)

Generation Stevenage, 1 Dec, is an online event where young people (15-18) & their parents/carers can learn more about careers in from these world-class local employers: - - - - - - Details: https://t.co/X6RG0LPd2C https://t.co/LalIBOY8RQ

17/11/20

Retweeted From Rav

September 2021 is going to be an exciting year for Sixth Form students to join us as our journey to becoming iPad school will be underway. https://t.co/GAjZKwkN8U

15/11/20

Come and join our Sixth Form in September 2021. Take a look at our information videos (click on the link below). We’re excited about year 12 joining us as we move towards being an iPad school. Always passionate about enhancing Teaching & Learning! https://t.co/WO9ro1M5wK https://t.co/MwPF11v1ZE

13/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Happy Diwali to all our students, staff and parents who are celebrating this weekend! Stay safe & enjoy. https://t.co/DncxtoJAs2

13/11/20

Well done, now who won the Duck race?

13/11/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

I’m sooo pleased! Thankyou to everyone that’s donated and supported, so far we’ve raised £1004 🥳

13/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Children in Need gets full support in RBA RE! https://t.co/hkB9GrAR3x

12/11/20

It’s time to think of other children less fortunate than ourselves. https://t.co/zlhjf0Ql5I

11/11/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Gardening Club - a chance for you to design your ideal garden! I'm sure there will be a tortoise or two in there...🐢🐢 https://t.co/MX26WIGzea

11/11/20

We all came together today (virtually) to show our respect https://t.co/xsiLqL4Ldm

10/11/20

Tomorrow at 11am, will be leading whole school virtual remembrance service with the help of our JLT+Vicar Rachel Pennant. We will send out the link tomorrow so students self isolating and families can all join us

10/11/20

Come and find out more....exciting times ahead. The success journey continues, be part of the https://t.co/t6iUPph2Mh

09/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Save a life. Give blood! Something I look forward to sharing all about with RBA sixth formers very soon. https://t.co/Mw1SIWE312

09/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Our remembrance display is still growing! Even more students adding their names to show RBA unity. https://t.co/UADf4bSagX

06/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

The RBA poppy appeal display is coming along nicely. Each poppy that goes up is signed by students at RBA to show our unity. https://t.co/xbKYyLX0mn

06/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

A victory for the opposition in today’s debate by 12 points! Excellent public speaking skills and leadership! https://t.co/XjehvALD9i

06/11/20

This looks good and we will share it with our students https://t.co/nGk0G3QNtc

28/10/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

I just packed a Shoebox online for Operation Christmas Child and made a difference to a child in need https://t.co/A74OWupKQN

23/10/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

As a trust we are immensely proud of our students and staff for the dedication they have shown over the start of this new academic year. We wish you all a safe and restful half term https://t.co/vRIk6JLn1O

23/10/20

Retweeted From Tom Culley

Hi Everyone! I'm currently in the process of putting together my dissertation proposal & really need your support! I'd love if you could spare 10 minutes to tell me about how you feel about privacy, security & living on the edge of broadband technology. https://t.co/o2fBiWDuGx

22/10/20

Retweeted From YCH Broxbourne

The YCH Fiesta Emotional Wellbeing group for 13-17s meets every Thursday 6-8 pm at Young People's Centre...come along to find out how you can look after your mental health! https://t.co/BaaFqNRNjy https://t.co/JLHeLBbVdV

22/10/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: are seeking a Social Science teacher to join their dynamic teaching team and offer an excellent CPD programme https://t.co/F2zOgUIhwy . . https://t.co/GTsUEWtxpw

22/10/20

Mrs Stabler thought that after 20 years we would let her take her last assembly - hijacked - by the students and staff singing farewell https://t.co/hqwiC7QVcH

20/10/20

Retweeted From LIZA TIMPSON

Amazing way to launch and an inspiring journey ahead. Looking forward to discussing more with you.

20/10/20

Retweeted From Rav

A very exciting day for us this evening, we launched iPads as a surprise for staff! Our journey to becoming an Apple school has started! https://t.co/jti1Dqbsce

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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