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26/03/20

Retweeted From Tim Vizer Ⓥ 🌱

Any chance you could retweet this for our fantastic local community zoo in Cheshunt, Broxbourne? They need to get 1,000 subscribers for their YouTube channel. 🙂 https://t.co/haHjfMu5qB

26/03/20

Good work, Tom! https://t.co/S5fKZj57aG

26/03/20

Dear Parents, Mr Creasey has produced this guide to help support you and your child with remote learning. We will also be sending out a catch up survey tomorrow to you and your child. https://t.co/LYGdcpGk5L

25/03/20

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

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25/03/20

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25/03/20

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

RBA students working hard at home on some fantastic artwork. https://t.co/eerB1uwmxC

25/03/20

Retweeted From Andy Cope

Kids, when you've recovered from workout this morning, tune into our lesson at 10am Joe sorts your body, we'll sort your mind Lesson 1: HOW TO HAVE A BRILLIANT LIFE. Here, at 10am https://t.co/iahnhEBHiZ

25/03/20

Retweeted From Andy Cope

Books to feed your children’s minds. We may as well emerge as better people https://t.co/740H8Njygh

24/03/20

If your child receives free school meals, you should have received today a text or email to select your supermarket vouchers. Please email admin if you have any queries. Stay safe and stay at home

24/03/20

Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020 - https://t.co/ciMhjVEZrc. Your questions (many of them) answered. https://t.co/upLjrOugkC

23/03/20

Retweeted From Mark

RBA Thought of the week! Very apt. https://t.co/RiZrtzdWhw

23/03/20

Massive thank you to parents for their understanding in using our emergency provision only if they are key workers who have no other options available at home to keep their children safe. This has made the numbers more manageable and our job much easier. Thank you!

22/03/20

We must all listen to the govt advice. If we contacted you about a place in school next week, please consider if it is critical. We want to help but if you can keep your child safely at home you should do so. We all want to keep all our students and staff safe! https://t.co/nSFbLtnl3E

20/03/20

Coronavirus: Ofqual reveals how pupils to get grades this summer. https://t.co/drn7JKUb5l

19/03/20

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

Are you aged 13-17 in care in ? Come and visit our Young People in Care Group Thursday 5.30-7.30 pm and see our friendly, qualified youth workers who can help you prepare for independent living! https://t.co/mjJwIBfCid https://t.co/5Qy63z4zv1

19/03/20

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

If you are or know a young person who is worried about knife crime telephone/email team about your concerns to find out how we can support you. https://t.co/3Wkx6PZS6Q https://t.co/iMAs2XNy65

19/03/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

Something for my PE classes to be completing at home each day https://t.co/YskMOYCway

18/03/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

To the whole SET community: We are receiving the news about the government’s proposals for schools and examinations at the same time as you are and we will obviously need more detail before we can issue a confident response. Please bear with us!

18/03/20

Information regarding the school’s status following tonight’s announcement from the PM has now been sent to students and parents via EduLink and email. Please read this carefully. Thank you for your ongoing support and do take care.

17/03/20

Retweeted From Sarah Barker

This has had a hugely positive response - if you're making resources for all possible eventualities (closures etc) then please share them. It'll relieve the pressure for all of us. We could use the hashtag to group them. Please RT. https://t.co/fHYlLVx6Lx

17/03/20

Retweeted From Stephen Tierney

Final shout out for this; special plea to any headteachers who are worried about how their FSM children will be fed if/when schools close - please sign https://t.co/D11YUM27KP Thank you & for any RTs; special thanks to

17/03/20

Retweeted From Rachel Johnson PiXL

Here is James Heale talking about some ideas on keeping a sense of community if you are facing school closures due to high staff absence. . Click 'Watch on Vimeo' if your privacy settings won't allow view on Twitter. https://t.co/XhYv0P1d7d

17/03/20

Retweeted From Ed Kirwan

Following on - I've also put the full resource for the pack on so that it's easy to download and accessible for all without having to sign up. Ease is needed over everything right now! https://t.co/fL2jWvttLb

17/03/20

Retweeted From Schools Week

Coronavirus: headteachers sign open letter to DfE demanding answers over how poorer pupils will access free meals if schools close, as staff prepare food parcels and vouchers https://t.co/ws058uO5FL

17/03/20

The school is closed to years 9 & 10 only, tomorrow. Years 7, 8, 11, 12 & 13 are expected to be in as normal. Please do not send in students who are displaying a high temperature and/ a new, continuous cough. Thank you for your continued support.

16/03/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

clearing, clearing and more clearing today! https://t.co/Mjlhn0WL1j

16/03/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

It is with sadness that we have taken the decision to cancel the Scholars’ Education Trust Concert that would have been taking place tomorrow, 17 March 2020, at Alban Arena. See attached letter. . . https://t.co/0nIplyM6cq

13/03/20

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Well done to all students getting fully involved in activities for this week. Congratulations to Austen House for winning the House Handball Competition and to the Student and Staff Volleyball teams finishing the week in style 🤾‍♀️ 🤾‍♂️ 🏐 https://t.co/XdMzCCaewY

13/03/20

Thoroughly enjoyable game - well done to all involved.

13/03/20

Mr Mac raising the profile of Sports Relief today and sharing how the money raised will make a difference. Watch out for the charity volleyball game after school - staff vs students! https://t.co/JVM3AbAoyu

12/03/20

Retweeted From Rav

A great opportunity has arisen for an English KS5 Coordinator. Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your career within a supportive and enthusiastic department? Click on the link below for more details https://t.co/NieE8nuJZV

12/03/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

We are hiring! Looking to join an inspirational education trust with schools across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. See website for vacancies https://t.co/YnvSrgkvem . . https://t.co/9Z8KGMRTPR

12/03/20

Retweeted From Rav

Our 4th TLDW tutor session tonight . We are reflecting on the impact so far and how the journey will continue. https://t.co/eFQ01cElNm

11/03/20

An warm welcome from Headteacher to the new Year 7 students for September 2020 https://t.co/VOA3hFO42A

11/03/20

welcoming our new year 7 cohort this evening. It is fantastic to meet all of our new students and parents - welcome to the https://t.co/CpZS9PgOZY

10/03/20

Retweeted From Ben Martin

A huge thank you to today, taking over 600 students through his life story Touching on the dangers of alcohol, drugs, knife crime, gangs and, more importantly, making positive choices https://t.co/l38k24VpQX

10/03/20

Today we welcome Paul Hannaford to to speak to all students about the dangers of knife crime, gangs, drugs, alcohol and making positive choices. https://t.co/jJJsGrQ5Qi

09/03/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Learning about different soil textures by squidging up and analysing soil. The verdict: sandy clay https://t.co/DKNepuV5nz

09/03/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

New growth - lettuce and cosmos seedlings https://t.co/mDRJoBt6dW

08/03/20

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

students on route to Royal Albert Hall! Performing at Hertfordshire Schools Gala Concert! https://t.co/sreVzLcyqR

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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