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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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RT & help spread the word! get signed up to support your local hospital 🎅🏻 https://t.co/mLpydJiCFU

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

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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