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07/12/18

Retweeted From Rav

Spoiler alert! Can not wait for hear the students sing and dance in the Christmas show , next week, 12th Dec https://t.co/uBwP6wDlZI

07/12/18

Well done Perforning Artists! https://t.co/406bySSll9

07/12/18

The character Scrooge is evil. He get visited by 3 ghosts (past, present, yet to come). Scrooge then changes into a better man. (Rhys D Y9)

07/12/18

Have you got your tickets to our Christmas Concert yet? https://t.co/DXqfEkKLeH

07/12/18

Have you got your tickets yet? Available on ParentPay and from Student Reception https://t.co/7jMQXzU6gc

07/12/18

Well done girls! https://t.co/DoelZJPaFA

06/12/18

A letter from all local Headteachers (secondary). Please make time to read this. https://t.co/hBKakYMReg

06/12/18

Retweeted From Science

The YLA at RBA at it again this lunchtime! Students have been given a challenging project to complete, and we're tasked in an engineering competition to build a strong, tall structure to hold up an object. https://t.co/p7y7gn3PCk

04/12/18

Great to welcome our former Head Boy back to to speak about his apprenticeship journey so far with Great to spark the conversation about futures. https://t.co/UxmDEIYMna

03/12/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Mr de la Croix and the SLT invite all students to Christmas lunch on 18th December! We will serve you the traditional meal with all the trimmings! Tickets available on ParentPay, at Student Reception it from the kitchen £3.60 (FSM £1.20) Ho Ho Ho! https://t.co/7OojA2YTcV

03/12/18

Mr de la Croix and the SLT invite all students to Christmas lunch on 18th December! We will serve you the traditional meal with all the trimmings! Tickets available on ParentPay, at Student Reception it from the kitchen £3.60 (FSM £1.20) Ho Ho Ho! https://t.co/7OojA2YTcV

01/12/18

Latest RBA news! https://t.co/PHCEbjqSmv https://t.co/0zxbxWpM8e

29/11/18

Christmas has officially arrived at RBA with our spectacular tree and lights in the Refectory. It really lifts the spirits on these cold, wet and dark evenings. On this note Christmas lunch tickets now on sale £3.60 from the kitchens. https://t.co/DbvfwLGyO4

29/11/18

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

Making a giant crucifix to revise... ❤️ Having fun!! https://t.co/HbRigRZwF1

29/11/18

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

active revision! https://t.co/OXqqkC3xPH

29/11/18

Retweeted From Science

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29/11/18

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

having loads of fun!! looking after their https://t.co/oiEDO8J80q

28/11/18

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Robert Barclay Academy Performing Arts presents "The Magic of Christmas" Music Concert. Tickets are £5, available on Parentpay. Wednesday 12th December at 7pm. Refreshments available. Book now to avoid disappointment! https://t.co/8iyDDUMP9L

26/11/18

Retweeted From Youth Broxbourne

Nominations are open for the 2019! Nominate another young person, a project or club you attend or an adult that supports you here: https://t.co/yoGg0uXzPu Organised by and hosted https://t.co/zcopJmq4Tl

26/11/18

Another impressive display by the Y7 Footballers! https://t.co/wW61uFjSQT

25/11/18

Heartfelt thanks to FoRBA for hosting, to all who attended & for performing! FoRBA Support enables RBA to provide our students with little extras that bring the curriculum to life. Your help & contributions are hugely appreciated. https://t.co/gp9zXbc3iD

24/11/18

Awards Evening 2018 is on 20th Dec at 6.30pm If you were in Y11 or Y13 last year, please come back to RBA to collect your certificates, and catch up with your teachers and friends! Email: Awards.co.uk to confirm Letters are in the post! https://t.co/H81kKRgYuR

24/11/18

Retweeted From James Heale

Really enjoyed working with the SLT today on Level 5 Leadership behaviours and high performance teams. Thanks for your energy! https://t.co/R1eZXKp9Z8

23/11/18

Retweeted From Angela Martino

A great morning spent ⁦⁩ listening to ⁦⁩ about differentiation. Some tips for classroom. https://t.co/FHAnvgx7T1

23/11/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Our joint SLT conference is underway with some practical ice-breaker activities. https://t.co/hTDtiwdOB6

23/11/18

Thanks Dave - we had a memorable day focussed on Differentiation and making the magic happen! https://t.co/fpZESJAROU

23/11/18

Rav leads the presentations at the Scholars’ Education Trust SLT Conference this morning. https://t.co/Cnp4Q3ALt0

23/11/18

Retweeted From Rav

We wanted to bring magic to today, for our ‘The Magic Of Learning’ conference. Months of planning and the hardwork paid off, when we saw the reactions! Well done PDT! https://t.co/3RuFgMarCp

23/11/18

Retweeted From HaileyburyTurnfordTL

A very inspiring conference today at RBA which reminded us all why we love the job we do! Followed by a fantastic 6th form open evening which was very well attended. Today has been a great day 🙂

23/11/18

Retweeted From Sue Cowley #fff

At the conference where I spoke today, the staff had turned their school into a magical Harry Potter world, with lights and props. It was amazing! https://t.co/YiQYXFuhWW

23/11/18

Retweeted From Angela Martino

What an amazing morning So impressed with the effort of staff to make the day really special. So inspired by reminding me why I entered the profession. https://t.co/0wZzyo5NXW

22/11/18

It was great to host - looking forward to working closely together to develop teaching and learning across our region! https://t.co/o0rbx4sgs4

22/11/18

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

It was worth it! Thanks again.

22/11/18

Retweeted From Sue Cowley #fff

it really did look amazing! I felt like I'd entered an alternative universe, literally.

22/11/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Latest vacancies: looking for career change, chance to join a trust with excellent development opportunities? Current posts include Science Teacher, Senior IT Technician, Estates Manager. See website https://t.co/BkY73BhKoC https://t.co/1oaEVsETc5

22/11/18

Retweeted From Rav

And we’re off! The Magic Of Learning - Annual staff conference . Our first keynote is lighting up the room! Welcome to Hogwarts! https://t.co/sxpZ67MEfl

21/11/18

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

2/2 Listening to you both speak with such passion about your roles-both wanting the same thing-the BEST education for ALL children. Obviously a huge thank you to & ...it literally wouldn't have been possible without your support!

21/11/18

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

1/2 You are an absolute gentleman Sean (And Vic!), thank you so much for presenting tonight, and both giving up your time-quite the double act! 👬....makes me feel so proud to be part of such an amazing profession.

21/11/18

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

What an incredible evening at with 2 inspirational gentlemen in their own rights , who compliment each other perfectly. Amazing support from Herts colleagues too...excited for Weds 12th March when will be presenting https://t.co/WltO7ejknV

21/11/18

Y8 Football Team: Outstanding Secondary School Performance nomination https://t.co/Ogu2416G4Q

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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