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20/09/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Huge thank you to our outstanding Yr7 and 8 young leaders for helping at last weeks open evening https://t.co/vbBIQCWqEb

20/09/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Well done to all the Yr7s involved in yesterday’s mob race. Some excellent performances on show 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏼‍♂️ https://t.co/DrgsnPa6hu

19/09/19

Retweeted From Rav

So great to see so many of our Year 11 parents here this evening for our information evening. https://t.co/nNnMkmNDG0

19/09/19

A fantastic turnout this evening for our Year 11 Information Evening. An opportunity for parents to hear how to best support their child for their GCSEs https://t.co/53yRqkVSVP https://t.co/0DxslsSHrC

19/09/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Bro

Homeless or thinking about leaving home? Help is at hand! Visit Access Point where we can give you information and support you to cope with your worries and feelings. Open Mon, Wed & Fri 2-5pm. https://t.co/yTrJacWRJg https://t.co/jm5ld599DK

19/09/19

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Literacy & Numeracy in RE! https://t.co/rCpln3Rwnx

19/09/19

We are looking forward to seeing our Year 11 parents later for our information evening - 6pm - 7pm. Revision guides will be available to purchase too. https://t.co/urIc1TEvDx

17/09/19

Retweeted From Rav

This evening we launched Year 2 of ‘Literature for Learning’. A great buzz, staff sharing their professional concerns & the area of T&L they want to focus on this year. It was great to share last year’s reflections too - volume 1, watch out for volume 2 this year! https://t.co/eH6NpP5rUa

17/09/19

interview with this evening reiterated the importance and impact that families have

16/09/19

Retweeted From Herts Road Safety

A pleasure to host and at the Learn 2 Live event today https://t.co/cf9FqGpPbW https://t.co/0BFb7dxs5k

12/09/19

Our Headteacher welcoming our prospective parents this evening for our Open Evening. A busy and fantastic night! https://t.co/2PyFL7VA8q

12/09/19

Two full halls tonight for our Open Evening. Our dancers welcoming all parents with their vogue dance https://t.co/JfZOmyc5gJ

12/09/19

It’s getting busy - already 500 people waiting to get for Open Evening! https://t.co/zSYoQNGwfE

12/09/19

Retweeted From @rbalanguages

We’re ready to meet you in MFL, future students. See you soon. https://t.co/ec6cXfhSiu

12/09/19

Exited to meet prospective parents this evening for Open Evening. Doors open at 5.30pm Headteacher’s Speeches at 5.45pm and 6.45pm https://t.co/0dy1ej3wAZ

12/09/19

We are looking forward to supporting another superb community event with https://t.co/fNFVoSWUn5

11/09/19

They have passed the interview and now they have completed the training - time for RBAs new Year 11 Prefects to lead https://t.co/xLhSC9TCc6

11/09/19

Retweeted From dawn warwick

Holly has just confirmed she will be off to Uni - Cambridge 🎓👌 https://t.co/bEFX6jW9O7

11/09/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

First rehearsal complete of Robert Barclay Academy's production of High School Musical! Tickets are on sale from next week! Adults - £7. Concession - £3.50. Family Ticket(2 Adults/2 Children) -£18. See you there! https://t.co/bZjivJBXPk

09/09/19

Meet new friends, excel, try and learn something new - RBA Year 7 Club Fayre. https://t.co/eesrdLTtxi

08/09/19

Retweeted From RBA Recruitment

Vacancy for a full or part time teacher of English Are you looking for a supportive & creative team to work with? Come and join our English department . Follow the link below for more details! https://t.co/YpRldUx1FZ https://t.co/yQaprXFz8t

07/09/19

Retweeted From Miss H Burlton

Spend about 4 hours making this today. Am going to give one to each of my GCSE students next year. Hopefully this will help revision and support them in lesson. All I need to add is the front cover. https://t.co/Fkc4lx1NiV

07/09/19

We look forward to meeting prospective students on Thursday 12th September at our Open Evening. Come and join us - doors open from 5.30pm. Headteacher's speeches at 5.45pm & 6.45pm. https://t.co/f2hV2a9uQO

07/09/19

Open Evening is next Thursday 12th September! Doors open at 5.30pm. Headteacher's Speeches by Mr de la Croix - 5.45pm and 6.45pm. Come and see the exciting things happening at Robert Barclay Academy https://t.co/HH1ahlTmlF

07/09/19

Retweeted From RBA Recruitment

Vacancy Alert! Join English Department! We are looking for a creative and inspiring English teacher to join our professional and friendly team. Full or part time considered. Closing date: 16th September 2019 More info: https://t.co/YpRldUx1FZ https://t.co/OyOpCsvYW3 https://t.co/mJFmGzsXou

07/09/19

Thank you for the feedback, we are glad you like it!

07/09/19

Retweeted From Sam Eccleston

wow love the new EduLink what a great tool to have.

05/09/19

All staff are having Safeguarding Training this evening . It’s good to hear about the updated framework ‘Keeping children safe in education 2019’ https://t.co/KREFn0cM6i

04/09/19

A warm welcome to the new Year 7 students today. A fantastic first day at RBA https://t.co/vTKe364qG8

04/09/19

We are going to be ready for the winter period - thank you https://t.co/GEWO2df4az

22/08/19

Retweeted From Rav

GCSE Results Day today. Some very happy students . Well done for all of the hard work you put in. https://t.co/BzL4929OWE

22/08/19

Retweeted From Rav

Some more happy faces this morning for https://t.co/IQH09P9yq0

22/08/19

Retweeted From Rav

Well done to our very own Polly on your fantastic results - grade 9’s and 8’s in English, maths, history and Spanish - to name a few! is so proud of your hard work! https://t.co/cVbo4ywo7r

22/08/19

Retweeted From Rav

Well done to our Year 10 students who have taken some GCSEs early - Harvey with a 9 in maths and Lucas with an 8 in Italian. Next year looks set to be promising for you both! https://t.co/vbNFSNpus0

22/08/19

Head of Year 11 Mr McInerney with an excited Chardonnay today https://t.co/HwuIcFJv2N

22/08/19

Happy parent, happy student https://t.co/LMBPbQmJop

22/08/19

Results day in upon us https://t.co/RWKa6ifUVf

22/08/19

Some very happy students receiving their results today https://t.co/WbZJvwe95v

21/08/19

GCSE results will be available from 9am tomorrow (Thursday). Students must collect their own results unless they have given written permission to jbroadhurst.co.uk

15/08/19

Well done Geographers! https://t.co/A7LhdrrOlI

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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