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27/06/22

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Year 12 interview programme at Reynold Distribution Centre. https://t.co/KyJzGaro1f

27/06/22

Retweeted From Rav

Great to see Mr Spiller sharing some good practice on how to use the iPads within your science lessons - to staff. iPad CPD in full swing https://t.co/BlIJTre6DN

27/06/22

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

A great range of activities going on today giving staff the opportunity to work together! https://t.co/sWrTJIDH4x

27/06/22

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

More shots of staff working together to ensure we are providing the very best education possible for our students https://t.co/rHoP9i1Rm9

25/06/22

Thank you Miss for coming back to see everyone. Thank you also to as well. 🙏 https://t.co/Ns9ni3jRFe

24/06/22

Year 11 Prom Night has started https://t.co/3Unik6gHoS

24/06/22

Year 11 Prom Night https://t.co/sd9rN8D9f9

24/06/22

Click on the link to read this week's Issue 32 of the RBA Review. https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/Abf3HeLCHB

24/06/22

Here we gooooooo - House Sports Day. Who is going to win this years trophy https://t.co/q90DQHviwe

23/06/22

Retweeted From Hertfordshire LEP

Watch the video from , the Gen X event linking young people in to career opportunities on their doorstep 👉https://t.co/sKhcywb7qi https://t.co/b4N7RlDooi

23/06/22

RBA Sports Day!!! https://t.co/BQgffZuYic

22/06/22

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Congratulations to the Yr9/10 boys athletics team who have qualified for the County Plate final in July. https://t.co/0vj5orCWuf

20/06/22

Retweeted From Rav

The power of iPads! We’re using them this morning in our Year 7 assembly to gain their feedback! https://t.co/cQcHueEcWZ

18/06/22

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Huge congratulations to Jacob who yesterday became District Champion at the Combined Events Athletics at Wodson Park. All athletes did really well taking part in 5 events (Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot & 800m). Also big well done to Ellie for her 3rd place. 🥇🏃🏻 https://t.co/FXSGlEdLy2

18/06/22

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Some outstanding performances from RBA students last weekend at the County Athletics Championships in Hemel. Lots of PB’s and special mention to Jacob who finished 4th in Yr7 800m and Ben who became County Champion in 400m Hurdles and finished 2nd in 100m hurdles 🥇🏃🏻#TeamRBA https://t.co/kjZoUalQxK

17/06/22

Click on the link to read this week's Issue 31 of the RBA Review. https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/rMwvc2Ft2y

17/06/22

A new opportunity awaits!! https://t.co/rHXz9fVWxG

15/06/22

Retweeted From Hertfordshire LEP

It's tonight!#GenerationBroxbourne, the latest Gen X event to help young people in learn about the career opportunities on their doorstep https://t.co/XLqPiFUnPa https://t.co/mLU1qU16FR

15/06/22

CrEaTiVe ArTs!!!!!! Read more about Climate Justice here https://t.co/I57SARk59k https://t.co/O71mugXaGA

14/06/22

Retweeted From Rav

A great intro on how to use this evening by in our breakout sessions, for staff . It’s great when staff are sharing how they are integrating iPads into their lessons https://t.co/98Tg6kfN2U

14/06/22

This week we said farewell to our amazing Year 11s. This may be the end of one chapter but it’s the start of a new one. Many thanks to all the parents who joined us as well for the farewell - your babies have now grown up! 🙏 https://t.co/VAzP5RoWbq

14/06/22

Retweeted From Rav

Our staff meeting tonight is focussed on our iPad journey so far, with time saving tips shared by Hamish . We’ve come a long way in a year, thanks to the dedication of our staff. Excited for the next phase! https://t.co/ohcpum46wn

13/06/22

Retweeted From Robert Barclay Academy (RBA)

We say goodbye this afternoon to our year 11’s . We’ve enjoyed the journey, we hope you have too! Wishing you all the best for the future https://t.co/wBNwvIWu0w

13/06/22

Retweeted From Oxfam Education

Monday morning inspiration as the schools & colleges working on banners for the festival finish off their powerful messaging. Thank you for your amazing work https://t.co/CBLH0eVaJR

13/06/22

Wow!!! Fantastic news from our Aspen's Catering Team here at RBA. https://t.co/RISC9SvVmx

13/06/22

We say goodbye this afternoon to our year 11’s . We’ve enjoyed the journey, we hope you have too! Wishing you all the best for the future https://t.co/wBNwvIWu0w

11/06/22

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

Awesome work on the banner. Thanks to staff and students for a great team effort in response to the commission from for . https://t.co/wmtXWRxoCj

10/06/22

Education for a changing world

10/06/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

have loved❤️ the day at the SET Sustainability Conference 2022. Thank you! Making the world a better place, one step at a time. https://t.co/lxOXo2BTN9

10/06/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Sustainability Conference- Keynote2 - Rothamsted Research! https://t.co/Vmnv6B44OR

10/06/22

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Students coming together across the Trust with Dr Amy Munro-Fabre https://t.co/TfipMBb54m

10/06/22

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The atmosphere is amazing, students cannot wait to get started - their planet, their voice matters https://t.co/GdvaOgsc6i

10/06/22

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Sustainability Conference - Workshop2 - Great to see SET trust schools working together to discuss our 🌎 https://t.co/7EAoRi6vwO

10/06/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Sustainability Conference - Workshop1 on Waste Management. Getting us thinking 🤔. https://t.co/ww6yy9eqkL

10/06/22

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

We are delighted to welcome colleagues from across Scholars' Education Trust to the Trust Staff Conference 2022. This year's themes are sustainability and digital learning. https://t.co/6KDTzV5tbc

10/06/22

Check out this week's Issue 30 of the RBA Review. https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/z2lCIMZGzE

09/06/22

Retweeted From Hertfordshire LEP

Gen X events have been hailed for helping students learn about local careers. Next up, Broxbourne! https://t.co/KrQRufmtF5 https://t.co/xW9d2HiKpe

09/06/22

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Another song done! Back to the 80s Musical next month! https://t.co/hHe9rYaz5S

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 2021

Applications for September 2021 will open in October 2020.

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:

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Drama
  • 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

Other Links

Information for overseas candidates regarding NARIC

Training Agency website for School Direct

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