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15/07/19

Marco has won big in today’s celebration assembly https://t.co/hEP2CgAks1

15/07/19

Today’s celebration assemblies for Year 7 and 10, join us on Wednesday for Year 8 and 9 https://t.co/Z6OOzmIRu4

15/07/19

Very happy parents today here at our celebration assemblies https://t.co/lHS6Y4YPNu

15/07/19

Celebration assemblies today, congratulations to Year 7 and 10 students who won awards https://t.co/l0WmxF8UoA

15/07/19

Year 7 parents and carers congratulating their children following the celebration assembly this morning https://t.co/OZ9vtFcVIn

15/07/19

Year 10 celebration assembly today. Time to celebrate success https://t.co/S29H5JysGD

15/07/19

Thought of the Week 💭 https://t.co/CotBSexybi

14/07/19

Well done England: World Champions! A cracking end to the match. Players demonstrated resilience, grit and focus. Superb sportsmanship in recognising the talents and skills of New Zealand. https://t.co/II7EhMpK52

13/07/19

Today! Please come along to support the exhibitors and the school PTA (FoRBA) in this interesting and fun event! https://t.co/zo3aPrWP2G

12/07/19

Rewards trip will be back at 5pm (estimated time of arrival)

12/07/19

Retweeted From Charles Walker MP

On Tuesday I led a delegation of Secondary School Headteachers to meet Minister of State, to discuss funding. This is the second time I have met with the Minister to discuss the issue of schools funding in the lead up to the https://t.co/fJMIinmvML

11/07/19

Some of our new year 6’s in languages today as part of transition day https://t.co/TwUyz9Xp4u

11/07/19

Year 10 teaching a lesson on cloning today https://t.co/UYLMn8r0Rt

11/07/19

Year 10 teaching a lesson on cloning in RE today https://t.co/AZOOvjrcr4

09/07/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Our headteacher met today with and to discuss the crisis in school funding, alongside headteachers from and The government simply *must* invest more in the education of the next generation. https://t.co/eGmv8UkEcH

09/07/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Well done to Girls Athletics Squad for their efforts at today’s Nicky Morris Athletics Champs! Well done again to Zoe, Lily and Katie for winning their events https://t.co/B53yyBfAgc

09/07/19

Our headteacher met today with and to discuss the crisis in school funding, alongside headteachers from and The government simply *must* invest more in the education of the next generation. https://t.co/eGmv8UkEcH

09/07/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Bro

Started the job hunt but need some help? Access Point is open TOMORROW 2-5pm. If you're aged 13-19, drop in for help with all things CVs, jobs, work experience and https://t.co/EX9IZ40JQ1 https://t.co/YrsJzRfCHp

09/07/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Bro

The Hertfordshire Fiesta Emotional Wellbeing group for 13-17s meets every Wednesday 7-9pm at Waltham Cross Young People's Centre ... come along to find out how you can look after your mental health! https://t.co/fQkr0bMNFE https://t.co/wxS3liZaYX

09/07/19

Retweeted From Justine Tripp

Come along to the 26th Annual Model Railway Exhibition. *THIS SATURDAY* At RBA 9.30am to 4.30pm Postcode: EN11 8JY Fun and interest for all the family, and the enthusiast alike! All proceeds towards school projects. https://t.co/olU5oS6IXM

09/07/19

Retweeted From @rbalanguages

Sunday morning Spanish lesson! https://t.co/QOdbCwFyGw

09/07/19

Retweeted From @rbalanguages

A nice trip to the market this morning! Using this mornings lesson! Better hagglers than Teresa May! https://t.co/RtHnOhDaS0

09/07/19

Retweeted From @rbalanguages

Can't go wrong with making a Spanish tart! Tarta de la Abuela! https://t.co/eTERuNR8Kw

09/07/19

Retweeted From @rbalanguages

It's alright girls, Mr Mac will show you how it's done! https://t.co/4ZVUeKyxDj

09/07/19

Retweeted From @rbalanguages

After a long day of Spanish lessons, making spanish tarts, having a Mud bath and let's not forget the Zumba, we are ready for some fooooodd!!! https://t.co/Q6slR3X6z9

08/07/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

This Saturday at . Organised by https://t.co/LiS8OxCBef

08/07/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Come along to the 26th Annual Model Railway Exhibition. *THIS SATURDAY* At RBA 9.30am to 4.30pm Postcode: EN11 8JY Fun and interest for all the family, and the enthusiast alike! All proceeds towards school projects. https://t.co/lzVr6SAcbX

08/07/19

Come along to the 26th Annual Model Railway Exhibition. *THIS SATURDAY* At RBA 9.30am to 4.30pm Postcode: EN11 8JY Fun and interest for all the family, and the enthusiast alike! All proceeds towards school projects. https://t.co/lzVr6SAcbX

07/07/19

Retweeted From Ced de la Croix

👏 to for organising and to bringing love and happiness to

07/07/19

Retweeted From @rbalanguages

Our first trip to Mucia, Spain is underway!

06/07/19

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

So, today is the day! Please pop by and show your support if you get the chance! https://t.co/qAWs8VP5l9 https://t.co/BEUTPgwkmR

05/07/19

Retweeted From Rav

Our last INSET day is a market place, of a yearlong CPD ‘Literature of Learning’. Staff are sharing how their reading has influenced their practice. I cannot wait to put their reflections sheet all put together for our first ever, RBA L4L booklet https://t.co/2qdx2Jafh5

04/07/19

Retweeted From dawn warwick

All is calm in this kitchen 💙 https://t.co/Kvgkc50gTH

04/07/19

Our Headteacher speaking tonight at the Year 7 meet the tutor night https://t.co/Sp8cpPtvrW

04/07/19

It’s a full house for tonight’s Year 7 meet the tutor night https://t.co/e3I20SccG3

04/07/19

Current Year 7s starting no off the new year 7 meet the tutor evening https://t.co/DU5bzSPm0x

02/07/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Bro

Need careers advice? Have a sexual health concern? Want advice about drugs? Visit the Access Point in Cheshunt Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 2.00-5.00pm https://t.co/EX9IZ40JQ1 https://t.co/ZGlfgTti10

02/07/19

Retweeted From Miss H Burlton

Who doesn’t love a bit of coastal fieldwork. https://t.co/0Oi6yF03SB

30/06/19

Retweeted From dawn warwick

Proud head of year https://t.co/5EH6iMWCSi https://t.co/a1CPZjIQcv

30/06/19

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

Please spread the word about this COMMUNITY FESTIVAL. It’s something we need to do to get the message out there about how to support ourselves. Open to all ages ❤️ tickets https://t.co/qAWs8VP5l9 https://t.co/EFgfkvUUDJ

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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