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28/01/22

Take a look at this week's Issue 15 of the RBA Review. It's been a busy one!!! https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/0Ks2zbUnjD

28/01/22

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Students are having a lovely day in Windsor for their field trip! https://t.co/Wp6afZv8uJ

27/01/22

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RBA Remembers. https://t.co/HwsUC9QSgu

26/01/22

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A member of 7CU brought homemade 🧁 in for all the form today! How lovely + tasty. ❤️😀 https://t.co/NK4zNsCIuC

25/01/22

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Year 10 have been busy learning high level revision skills this year 📚Excellent work on Cornell note taking for their assessment! ⁦ https://t.co/8VtfSw70sC

25/01/22

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Thought For The Week - A lovely word cloud generated by students all about "Why Are Human Rights So Important?" ♥️⭐️💡 https://t.co/Nhoa9KQhHC

25/01/22

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Year10 Information Eve about RE & Work Experience. Thank you everybody! https://t.co/siXzDssDko

25/01/22

Mr ⁦⁩ now talking live to our Year 10 parents on line about how they can support their child with GCSE RE. Update on work experience being provided too. https://t.co/Zm2uQkXa7A

25/01/22

Options Evening for Year 8 Parents / Carers https://t.co/0dSkbIAaE0

21/01/22

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

The Yr8s represented the school for the first time at Football today and secured a comfortable 5-0 victory in the District Cup against Haileybury Turnford. Goals from Freddie, Luke and Tyler. Freddie was also voted MoM ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/kdX1F8JaK1

21/01/22

Retweeted From Rav

starting off our new version of ‘Ted Talks’ for our G&T students this lunchtime. We are learning about Cryptocurrency and how our economy has changed over time. https://t.co/q8ZKR4uxss

20/01/22

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Mrs Sparks’ Year 11s working on their own revision techniques in Biology today with the modelling of mind maps! https://t.co/2FsEKq9pI4

20/01/22

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Another strong performance from Yr7 Football team today securing a 5-1 victory in the District Cup v Haileybury Turnford. Goals from Michael and Henry with Jacob named MoM. ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/Y3Zzwx32mg

20/01/22

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Head Boy & Head Girl celebrating the £243.11 raised for the RBL Poppy Appeal!⭐️♥️ https://t.co/xnKE3uKb2K

13/01/22

Year 11 Futures Day! Students find out their Trial Exam Grades, had A-Level taster sessions and revision workshop. Year 11 Parents Evening tonight too to discuss those grades and how to close the gaps https://t.co/FgtnT4cM5V

13/01/22

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Today we planted a Christmas tree that was donated by Ms Smith and Ms Brackenbury that we can keep for next year! 🎄 https://t.co/KC81bIf5ak

07/01/22

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Happy New Year and welcome back students🎉 !!! Just want to say Good Luck 🤞 to all our sixth form students doing their mock exams in the coming weeks! ☘️☘️☘️ https://t.co/dHVkDS6x28

07/01/22

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Desmond Tutu is an inspiration to all! ❤️🤝 This lesson in the Yr7 RE Learning Journey will have extra meaning in 2022! "Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness". https://t.co/ubIFefLtxM

07/01/22

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Lovely to see RBA students hardworking in 2022. Extended writing and iPad use. https://t.co/iKaQ7UNiga

06/01/22

A New Year, and our new science classroom is up and running! https://t.co/sztYQgfVU3

05/01/22

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Happy New Year ! Can’t wait to see students back tomorrow. 👍 https://t.co/rbM3CuuXH9

01/01/22

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A happy and healthy New Year to the Scholars' Education Trust community, wishing you a prosperous 2022 https://t.co/CUafk2jIQ6

18/12/21

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Our Mini Tycoons spreading Christmas cheer by selling their own Christmas Baubles! Thank you to everyone who bought a decoration. It has been a real success! 🤩🎄🎉😀💰 https://t.co/Q6YckZL25G

17/12/21

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Santa is leading 7CUs Christmas Quiz! https://t.co/J8I6NrfMul

17/12/21

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JLT leading part of the RBA Christmas Assembly! https://t.co/hYtJOuyS8i

17/12/21

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Lovely Christmas assembly to end RBA 2021! Bring on RBA 2022! ❤️😀💡🤝 https://t.co/0FxwAEmvbw

17/12/21

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Wishing all staff and students a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2022!🎄🎉🎅🏼🎁 https://t.co/n3xxocGMP2

16/12/21

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Student Voice! JLT in action. https://t.co/xMiwNUGBgj

16/12/21

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Wishing all our students, staff and families across the trust a healthy and happy Christmas. We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year. Stay safe, take care. https://t.co/qdy341vfCm

16/12/21

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Year 7 are practicing their field sketching skill today around https://t.co/p2MYPnnK7U

15/12/21

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Candy Cane Prep!!!🍬🍬🍬 https://t.co/Eb13Pidb6D

15/12/21

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Great JLT Pre-meeting today ready for tomorrow ! https://t.co/CO3LugEa7q

14/12/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Well done to 1st XI Football team who made it through to the 1/4 finals of the district cup, beating Chauncy on penalties after the game had finished goalless. Penalties from Kairo, Archie, Josh & Daniel plus 2 fine saves from Sam helped to secure the victory. ⚽️ https://t.co/D0eLPdRyVQ

14/12/21

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Christmas rewards trip! 🌲 https://t.co/bM5QxVNxL0

14/12/21

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7P, 7D and 7O being really competitive on their first French Escape Game at https://t.co/nZURVXO2iX

14/12/21

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Students were definitely enjoying their Christmas dinner this afternoon - especially being served by the Headteacher https://t.co/qSpiVdkiej

14/12/21

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We’re ready for our annual Christmas Dinner. Thank you to our wonderful catering team for getting everything ready! https://t.co/H2s1Tp7Wh2

12/12/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Outstanding performance from Yr7s in the County Cup v Verulam. Despite going 2 goals down early on in the game they battled back to win 7-4 to claim a place in the 1/4 finals. Goals from Michael, Henry and Morgan. ⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/DvBxumT8oS

10/12/21

Wow! What a week! Click on the link to read our final Review of the Year. https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/RY7gK8dRk5

08/12/21

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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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