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24/09/21

Retweeted From Miss Nicholas

What a way to kick off the year! £372 raised for ! Thank you so much to everyone who donated/helped out! https://t.co/7wZxWoP4Ph

24/09/21

Retweeted From Rav

A great day raising money for today at . A big thank you to Miss Nicholas and to staff, and students who helped to make the bake sale a success! https://t.co/xPaHjOrykI

24/09/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Great first debate with Sixth Form RE. 💬💡🤝Using their iPads like true mini-professionals! https://t.co/pdMnH4QbCl

24/09/21

Click on the link below to read what RBA have been upto this week in our RBA Review. https://t.co/mLec2QlWhm https://t.co/LqWuGsEZdL

23/09/21

Retweeted From Rav

leading a staff briefing this morning on recruiting ELDW participants for 2021. https://t.co/j6NThyo7jx

23/09/21

Retweeted From Rav

An amazing cover lesson this morning for year 11. live streaming in and teaching her class. It’s amazing to think how far we have come with the use of technology! https://t.co/CsKfUfcSwk

21/09/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Congratulations to Freya, named in the u/14 Girls Herts County Football squad for this season. https://t.co/7B98RSPj4y

21/09/21

Retweeted From Rav

iPads are helping us share direct links to reading for professional development this evening https://t.co/8CAyK7LIaB

21/09/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

First sports event for our new Year 7s today at the District Cross Country mob race. Well done to all involved. Special mention to Jacob for coming 2nd out of 74 boys in his race. 🏅🏃💨 https://t.co/4krBylmrWv

20/09/21

Want to find out more about life at RBA? Click this link below, enjoy! https://t.co/s74rkce7BH

17/09/21

Mr Stuttle is talking to Year 7s this morning in assembly about applying for our Team. Be a leader not a follower https://t.co/Yp7CyB2aPY

17/09/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Ms Nolan ready for the year7 wine and cheese evening. Absolutely buzzing with eager parents! https://t.co/uImMx8Yna0

16/09/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Great to have our first LGB Chairs’ meeting of the year this evening. Thanks for all your hard work on behalf of our students!

15/09/21

It was great to open our doors this evening and welcome visitors to look around our school. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

15/09/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

All ready for open evening, if you happen to be visiting don’t forget to pop by the geography department to see what is going on. https://t.co/bdmZPHgt2L

15/09/21

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

Really great evening, thank you , the speeches summed up the buzz around the school. The students and teachers are a real credit to the school, and the tour guides were very knowledgeable, thank you.

15/09/21

Thank you for your kind feedback and for taking the time to visit us this evening.

15/09/21

Thank you for sharing our improvements in attendance and persistent absence. It reflects that our students are happy and that we are a school on the rise.

15/09/21

Our tour guides showing our parents round this evening, using their . Making things interactive https://t.co/uxNNc74M28

15/09/21

We are very proud of Riley (year 7) who has shared why he chose RBA, and how he enjoyed his first few weeks. https://t.co/pddoY29yBh

15/09/21

Our Headteacher welcoming our parents and year 6 students for our Open Evening, sharing our journey so far and our exciting future ahead, as an Apple School! https://t.co/rGEO8Y6dK6

15/09/21

Our Tour Guides are all ready for our Open Evening. They are excited to be showing our parents around tonight. https://t.co/oUD94eVpTw

14/09/21

Here comes the rain again, falling on my head like a memory… So….don’t forget your umbrellas… ella, ella, eh, eh, eh https://t.co/EB38yPh2y6

13/09/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Great to see over 70 students out at PE extra curricular clubs today. See edulink messages for whole school clubs timetable https://t.co/sioj9iJCru

13/09/21

Time to roll up your sleeves and don those aprons, lets get baking RBA. https://t.co/r4ktbdR4WR https://t.co/peS6sLKYob

12/09/21

Retweeted From Miss Nicholas

Staff game ready for our event! How many sweets in the jar?? Come on down to the Head of Year office to place your guess! https://t.co/AbcfKo0HNX

10/09/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

Well done to Year 12 for settling in quickly and making a start on Business and Finance! I have already seen amazing progress! Mr H https://t.co/zTN0GlUusq

10/09/21

Retweeted From Ray Star

Chuffed to bits to have been invited back to my senior school for World Book Day next year to talk about all things related and life as a author 📚🌳🌎 😃

07/09/21

Welcome to our Secondary Transfer Open Evening on Wednesday 15th September. To book your place please see our website or click this link: https://t.co/8cJ973MJ9Z https://t.co/NT6c6rB8ft

06/09/21

Dress to impress tomorrow. We have the school photographers in and the school promo video team too.

06/09/21

Lovely to see our students back in school again today, particularly our new Year 12s who looked smart with their new iPads https://t.co/tLS1jAMEw7

06/09/21

Reminder for all students: https://t.co/y69LIdYO4X

03/09/21

Year 7s first ever day of Secondary School. The start of your learning journey, ambitions, goals and dreams start here. Welcome to the and remember https://t.co/1rJrHBOLuD

03/09/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Year 7 enjoying the club fayre at the end of a great first day! ❤️💬🤝😀💡 https://t.co/wkxiRa9RG3

03/09/21

What a first day for our Year 7s! iPads all handed out and to finish off, Year 7 Club Fayre. Choose a club, make new friends, excel in something you enjoy and smile https://t.co/12ol3IZO5O

03/09/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

iPad launch with Year 7! Having a great day❤️🤝💬💡 https://t.co/vE7tX9R5f5

02/09/21

We look forward to welcoming our new Year 7s tomorrow. Don’t forget to bring your….smile!

28/08/21

Retweeted From Louise Hawkins

Freddie had a great week, thank you all so much.

28/08/21

Lovely first ever performance from our soon to be Year 7s. Keep working hard and aim high. Welcome to the

28/08/21

Retweeted From Miss Nicholas

An amazing final performance from our Summer School students! So proud to see everyone get on stage and give it their all! https://t.co/o1rWfQiLzS

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 2021

Applications for September 2021 will open in October 2020.

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:

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Drama
  • 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

Other Links

Information for overseas candidates regarding NARIC

Training Agency website for School Direct

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