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17/01/20

Reminder: Next Thursday, 23rd January we will be welcoming Yr 8 parents to our 8 into 9 GCSE options evening 6.00pm - 7.30pm. A very important evening for all Yr 8 students and their parents to hear about life in KS4 and the GCSE options processes and pathways. https://t.co/ldPnbEynS5

16/01/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

Year 11s receiving their trial exam results this morning https://t.co/7wheAljjvk

16/01/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

6th form taster lessons happening across the school https://t.co/QfCSMu1Msk

16/01/20

Looking forward to this event again https://t.co/2He9jAiM4S

16/01/20

Today is Futures Day for Yr 11. leading the assembly this morning on how our Yr 11 can change their future! https://t.co/VBgdyB0JgU

15/01/20

Next Thursday, 23rd January we will be welcoming Year 8 parents to our 8 into 9 GCSE options evening 6.00pm - 7.30pm. A very important evening for all Yr 8 students and their parents to hear about life in KS4 and the GCSE options processes and pathways. https://t.co/L8gPCIvFXT

12/01/20

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

Congratulations Gracie - we’re all very proud of you! https://t.co/XZ7aj9PHyH

09/01/20

Well done, Tom! Keep flying the flag https://t.co/kO2DhY0FrP

08/01/20

Immensely proud of all your efforts

06/01/20

Fantastic to see our schools coming together to share good practice for our cross-trust INSET day. The focus of the keynote was on retrieval practice https://t.co/ehZ4cktAap

06/01/20

leading Scholars’ Educational Trust INSET at on retrieval practice and techniques https://t.co/tfCaEW70UF

05/01/20

Happy New Year to you all. Just a reminder that we have a staff INSET day tomorrow and therefore normal school resumes on Tuesday 7th January, for all students. See you all then! #2020

20/12/19

Robert Barclay Academy wishes all its students, families and staff a wonderful Christmas 🎄 🎄🎄 All students to return on, Tuesday 7th January 2020 https://t.co/OEL6DsgtMS

20/12/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Scholars end of term newsletter is out now with highlights from schools from across the Trust https://t.co/woCwfD9zV8 https://t.co/WQd9Ci3Saq

20/12/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

Cheshunt Access Point is open TODAY 2-5pm! Drop by to access support on various subjects including & careers https://t.co/yTrJacFgRI https://t.co/wpQX9fd4JU

19/12/19

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

Year 11 making me proud again by being rewarded for their efforts last academic year at Awards Evening https://t.co/GCeq1zLYOY

19/12/19

We ended Awards Evening tonight with an absolutely beautiful rendition of ‘O Holy Night’ by our very talented Lydia!🎄 https://t.co/hIEnTPwPK6

19/12/19

Awards Evening tonight was a reminder to us all, of the achievements of our students. Wonderful to see so many former students come back. https://t.co/mYITvgeLA9

18/12/19

Thank you for coming back and sharing the students’ success with us https://t.co/HtVsBcBjAn

18/12/19

Retweeted From Miss H Burlton

What a fantastic day at with 43 of the best students at with Students had a great day celebrating all their hard work this term. https://t.co/JgIx2kndXt

18/12/19

Tonight we’re full for our Award Evening . Amazing introduction from our students ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’. welcome parents and former students. https://t.co/r57boXyjYf

18/12/19

A great way to start our annual Awards Evening https://t.co/RJF65DWFgP

18/12/19

Looking forward to tonight’s Award Evening and celebrating students achievements. Reminder: doors open at 6.30pm Guest speaker: Michael Owens, former Welsh International Rugby Union Player, will be presenting awards. https://t.co/wZboQPiMXz

17/12/19

All set for our annual Christmas Dinner - it’s the most wonderful time of the year! 🎄 https://t.co/Ie18YpJyu4

16/12/19

Wednesday 18th December, we will be celebrating the achievements of our former year 11 and 13 students. Very much looking forward to welcoming Michael Owens, former Welsh International Rugby Player. Doors open .30pm and the Award Evening ceremony will start https://t.co/wZboQPiMXz

13/12/19

Retweeted From Aisling Cowan

High School Musical had us all clapping along at the end! 🇺🇸 🎶 Massive well done to all our students and 👏 https://t.co/IpEO3TIECf

12/12/19

Retweeted From RBA_RE

What an amazing day of voting at RBA. Democracy in action! https://t.co/cTTMLmZ9P7

12/12/19

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA is proud to announce in the RBA Mock General Election that we have a labour win, but with not enough votes to secure a majority. Resulting in a hung parliament. https://t.co/3GEG93zaBW

12/12/19

It’s all go at the RBA voting booths? Do we want Brexit done....or not...seems to the general topic of conversation today. https://t.co/kIjw52ZXPo

12/12/19

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Ready for the RBA Mock General Election tomorrow. Voting opens at 8:15. https://t.co/Th4u9BkbVS

11/12/19

What a brilliant production this evening of High School Musical - final night tomorrow, don’t forget to get your tickets! https://t.co/OStFd95j1a

11/12/19

Retweeted From Rav

The hall is filling up and front row seats for me tonight for production of High School Musical! https://t.co/3hI2HjGedZ

11/12/19

The General Election is coming to RBA. Mr Stuttle talks to the students in assembly to make them informed voters. Whose going to win the RBA election and will this match the real one? https://t.co/PFY1rx7nWI

10/12/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Opening Night!!! Well done to everyone involved!! https://t.co/ztdRJnTCMH

10/12/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

So pleased to welcome , St Augustine's and St Catherine's Primary School to our first performance of "High School Musical". Hope you enjoy! https://t.co/RqCF4eq2bk

10/12/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Have you got your tickets for High School Musical? Tues. 10th December. 6:30pm Wed. 11th December. 6:30pm Thurs. 12th December. 6:30pm Adults - £7 Concessions - £3.50 Family (2 Adults/2 Children) - £18 Tickets available on the door or ParentPay! Book now to avoid disappointment! https://t.co/zZi27Sv0Qj

10/12/19

Some excellent sharing of good practice after school today, for our Literature for Learning CPD. Our staff reflecting on research and how they will use these strategies within the classroom. https://t.co/ZFolc2PlO1

10/12/19

This is now becoming one of our traditions led by Mr Stuttle and the JLT. A fantastic way of reflecting on the year that will pass and what we can look forward to, in the New Year. Happy Christmas 🎄 https://t.co/yRe0fesFWY

10/12/19

Retweeted From RBA_RE

We are all ready for the Mock General Election at RBA. https://t.co/DZGmOxaUiw

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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