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23/10/18

is the natural next step for Year 11s We offer a personalised curriculum in which each student is supported & challenged to be their very best. Join us on 6th Nov 6.30pm to find out more. Enquiries: Kwhite.co.uk https://t.co/Hve5oTZK5m https://t.co/tIJAr0LBb0

22/10/18

Retweeted From Chris Bakalis - Youth Mayor 🎃

This will be a great opportunity for students who want to get into a cooking career. https://t.co/yqhHYkUvmJ

20/10/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Well done to all that took part in the Annual Charity Sixth Form vs Staff Football match, this year in aid of . Lots of goals on display as the teachers ran out 9-2 winners. 👍🏼⚽️ 😁 https://t.co/UmUSUw2rXH

18/10/18

Retweeted From Rav

Presents ‘The Magic Of Learning’ as our annual staff conference this year - 22nd Nov! Keynotes by Sir John Jones & Sue Cowley! It’s going to be an exciting conference - interested? DM or email me rphagura.co.uk https://t.co/igq8sGwDiu

18/10/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: have a passion for English literature? Trust school are seeking an inspirational English Teacher to join their team. See school website for further details https://t.co/X772Vqhhut https://t.co/wi6zSSSZR9

18/10/18

Well done boys! https://t.co/jS5eA1MiVz

18/10/18

Literacy assemblies this week at RBA courtesy of Where will your next book take you? https://t.co/ZUdJPdTerC

18/10/18

RBA Conference 2018 ‘The Magic of Learning’ Keynotes by Sir John Jones and Sue Cowley. Overarching theme of differentiation. Thurs 22nd Nov. To book your place email Rav.Phagura.co.uk https://t.co/MRumSACgYQ

12/10/18

Retweeted From Active Broxbourne

Please make sure you nominate things like this! these guys should be should be recognised and celebrated! You only have 4 days left https://t.co/zr4GnfZw9M 🥰✨

12/10/18

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

Our amazing organised a session and led an assembly this morning to get us talking about Off their own backs too... well done https://t.co/ycXKL00LYq

12/10/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Great start for the Yr7 football team with a fine battling 3-1 victory in the National Cup. Goals from Ben Emms (2) and Ronnie Dix. ⚽️⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/FCGMFYfbz0

12/10/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: committed, have an eye for detail and seeking part-time casual contract? have opportunities for exam invigilators to join their friendly team, see school website for full application details https://t.co/CorTuVATPn https://t.co/zkxCah2YLX

12/10/18

Sixth Form Information Evening last night with our new Head of Sixth offering advice and guidance to students and parents. A long list of ‘How we support our students’! https://t.co/8otzkF8CPq

03/10/18

Retweeted From CVS (Brox & E Herts)

The team have just arrived at for our launch of excited to meet the teams from & . https://t.co/JeqM799VKW

03/10/18

Retweeted From Rav

New Staff Meeting No.3 tonight . Rolling out the red-carpet, with the focus of B4L. https://t.co/9HzZEmEgmV

28/09/18

Retweeted From SRA Art

What an exciting, vibrant & extremely busy open evening that was! It was great meeting everyone who came to see our lovely school this eve!!

28/09/18

A record amount raised today for of over £500 Well done all! https://t.co/pp8Cq4j7Kl

28/09/18

This week’s RBA Review: https://t.co/O8capTEWm1

28/09/18

and our head of sixth form enjoying judging the cake competition this morning https://t.co/lacDjDR4VQ

28/09/18

do our like our student’s cake for the cake competition https://t.co/gMQZeQvwPw

28/09/18

Some of our finalists at https://t.co/uYgWyZKflZ

28/09/18

It’s all go at the today https://t.co/6PxCV58SjV

27/09/18

Potential Intelligence Agency recruits in the Sixth Form. Don’t tell anyone... https://t.co/cxe45Rpcic

27/09/18

Fantastic to see so many yr 9 & 10 parents and students at our information evening tonight. https://t.co/LBCeBV7lVw

25/09/18

Keeping RBA students safe! Please have a read of this poster with your child and discuss the ways to keep safe on the way to and home from school. Keep valuables out of sight! https://t.co/cozv4AhzYK

21/09/18

Latest Review Newsletter out now! https://t.co/fEGV5Hj3zI

21/09/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

First chance for our Yr7s to represent at today’s mob race. Well done to all our runners and congratulations to the boys team medaling in 3rd place. 🏃🏻‍♂️🏅🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/wNJpShtmB0

21/09/18

Retweeted From RBA Recruitment

🚨 Vacancy Alert! A fantastic opportunity to join our high performing and welcoming English department as Literacy Lead TLR 2a-2b (dependent on experience) MPS/UPS+fringe https://t.co/IwqZ6YWfWW

20/09/18

Miss Josiah starting off our Year 11 information evening with a talk about the importance of good attendance in year 11 and it’s link to attainment https://t.co/hPQqNobVCX

20/09/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Here it is! ‘Welcome to RBA 2018’ Click here to watch our new school video: https://t.co/KbicpJK0B9

19/09/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Thanks to all the governors who attended our Ofsted preparation training last night. Great to have to our schools working together across the trust!

19/09/18

Details attached for a free seminar with and regarding all things Looking forward to welcoming local colleagues on 20th November! https://t.co/r0YaE9wnTi

19/09/18

Retweeted From Ced de la Croix

Enjoying tonight’s new⁩ staff training led by ⁦⁩ on core purpose...T+L the ⁦⁩ way + sharing ⁦⁩ strategies https://t.co/I71SOd4OgF

17/09/18

It was lovely to meet the Year 6 students & their parents at the Open Morning. A great turnout to tour with our Year 9 guides to see the school in action! If you would like a tour to see first hand our calm, purposeful & engaging school, please call 01992 410800 https://t.co/Tkd6FQ8mHp

14/09/18

Here it is! ‘Welcome to RBA 2018’ Click here to watch our new school video: https://t.co/KbicpJK0B9

14/09/18

Roll out the red carpet - you're invited to a film premiere! 'Live' screening on Facebook (FB:RobertBarclayAcademyHoddesdon) at 3.05pm https://t.co/OzkhiiJnAe

14/09/18

A huge 'Thank you' to the students, parents& staff last night for our 3rd (and best... yet!) Open Evening! Our visitors got a real feel for the academic, caring, personalised, community school that we have worked so hard to create. https://t.co/WTy8WLqn2b

14/09/18

Retweeted From Karen Tanner

The welcoming committee is ready, let begin!! https://t.co/92vdJpQrCt

14/09/18

Retweeted From Karen Tanner

Deputy Head Mr Johnston’s second job - door security! https://t.co/KuHYHGEyOF

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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