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25/06/19

Retweeted From Rav

The morning continues to really challenge Middle Leaders to consider what the purpose of assessment is - within a curriculum. some intresing reflections. https://t.co/YijEfyUllf

25/06/19

Retweeted From Rav

Today we bring together Middle Leaders from across for a curriculum development day. Claire Robins starts with the overarching discussion - what is the purpose of a curriculum? https://t.co/ObrYai7sU1

24/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Curie do it again!! Congratulations to Curie House, becoming House Sports Day champions for the 3rd year in a row! Thank you to all the students, young leaders and staff for making it such a fantastic day! 🏆🥇🥈🥉🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️ https://t.co/bbJQet7Z3r

21/06/19

All is at it should be: Sixth Form team races to victory - showing the oldies how it’s done! https://t.co/9y6Tel8tw2

21/06/19

Year 8 relay race https://t.co/ZwyjfGIWom

21/06/19

Lots of medals today at sports day https://t.co/DsXPkefi2S

21/06/19

And the winner of the cleanest pen goes to... https://t.co/0RuFcLhfDj

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/SrL978Tmfo

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/BpJSd0x78U

21/06/19

Thanks to our friends and colleagues at for their support through our Ofsted inspection this week - and for the lovely cupcakes! Well done to and your team for all your hard work! https://t.co/tGuECSWeiT

21/06/19

A break in Sports Day proceedings for a well earned lunch! https://t.co/Bbj14T1Kud

21/06/19

Sports Day fun Boys getting carried away with the glitter! https://t.co/RDUfReQdRB

21/06/19

Sports Day in full flow! Lots of medals, smiles and lollies! https://t.co/XkF0YydEAj

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/HUVgqLoWkh

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/CCrIi0062o

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/cXfnjeAguM

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/9lz950rq12

21/06/19

Sports day well done Denim two medals already https://t.co/pFmT3X4NFX

21/06/19

Sports Day 2019 has begun! Can Curie House do it again? May the best house win! https://t.co/Ew8cJHJ4br

21/06/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Before and After pictures building the brand new drum kit in the music department! https://t.co/GdS1Lk8qFw

21/06/19

RBA Sports Day today! Please don’t forget a hat, sunscreen and lots of water to keep hydrated. Who will win the House Cup?? https://t.co/itb6ZRiAvm

20/06/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

We are hiring! Looking for a new opportunity for September? Scholars have teaching and support vacancies available for the new academic year https://t.co/pISrCNglw3 . https://t.co/rA7PnQIa8R

20/06/19

Retweeted From MyNewTerm

Due to an expansion of the team, are looking for a Science Technician to start in September 2019. ⏲️Working hours 8.30am – 3.30pm | 20-35 hours per week term time + 5 days 🗓️Closing date: Mon 1st July, 2019 Apply online ⬇️ https://t.co/jNrMdyDwFb

19/06/19

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

Click the link... free tickets with discount code ‘STUDENT’ ‘PARENT’ or ‘STAFF’ Please retweet! https://t.co/Y3QTsTx8ZB

19/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

After yesterday’s team success in the District Quad Athletics we also found out today that Yr7 Marco (2639 points) and Yr9 Sydie (3438 points) finished as individual winners in their age groups! 🥇🥇 https://t.co/rivJELrsb8

18/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Congratulations Yr7 boys Raphael, Ben and Marco. Winners of the District Quad Athletics combined events competition. 🏆🥇🥇🥇👍🏼 https://t.co/IX2bnHTPfN

18/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Yr7 and 8/9 boys also win the overall boys combined at today’s District Quad Athletics Competition https://t.co/hT2tcxADZp

17/06/19

Thought of the Week! 💭 https://t.co/uqnYB3uJDc

16/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in the ! On this day, would your family benefit from the challenge below? https://t.co/fk7rFhbDnL

16/06/19

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in the ! On this day, would your family benefit from the challenge below? https://t.co/fk7rFhbDnL

14/06/19

Retweeted From Ced de la Croix

6 wk exam period over, hrs upon hrs of exams over + even more hrs of revision sessions...over. We made it to the last day today! Emotional leaving assembly. Great to see so many parents +staff attend. See you all at the Prom https://t.co/yKr9Vsh2Xr

14/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

and Mr Mac lead the student celebrations to mark the end of the external exams today! You’ve been a credit to the school. Enjoy this moment - you’ve earned it! https://t.co/v5ChYhuaVd

14/06/19

and Mr Mac lead the student celebrations to mark the end of the external exams today! You’ve been a credit to the school. Enjoy this moment - you’ve earned it! https://t.co/v5ChYhuaVd

14/06/19

👋 Year 11! See you in the Sixth Form! https://t.co/nFx7ar6tJD

14/06/19

Year 11 celebrate https://t.co/fVDNoJPmHz

14/06/19

Year 11 well down on a fantastic exam run, now time to celebrate https://t.co/Av5rWjedbl

14/06/19

Year 11 leavers assembly is about to begin https://t.co/dI0EPQDY8d

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

Robert Barclay Academy

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

  • School Direct co-ordinator: Tom Johnston
  • Email: tom.johnston@ robertbarclayacademy.co.uk
  • Phone:  01992 410800
  • Address: Cock Lane, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire EN11 8JY
  • Website: https://www.robertbarclayacademy.co.uk

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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