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18/06/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

Buzz of excitement thanks to , refreshing school photography. We cannot wait for the results, don’t forget to keep an eye on our website in the new academic year as we share the results. https://t.co/gWBUvicsY3

18/06/21

Retweeted From Delphis Eco

: Today, we're celebrating the future generation who are raising their voices and striving to make a difference for our planet – including students at and who shared their amazing sustainable plans with CEO Mark Jankovich this week! https://t.co/9fPr2kMkqZ

18/06/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

The school hall is ahum with the most glorious sounds as our Year 6 students rehearse for a very special production. We can't wait for you to 'be our guest!' In the meantime, here's a sneak peek of them hard at work... 🌹📖🎭🕯️ https://t.co/qymVvajGUz

16/06/21

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Our last (mini group) Literature for Learning session this evening , led by the Professional Development Team. Sharing good practice and ideas on how classroom practice has been adapted - learning from one another is so important! https://t.co/Q1Npju91eB

16/06/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

Career News: with are hosting a virtual work experience this July. Deadline to register 1 July 2021. Leaflet can also be found on Career news section of school website https://t.co/oTrMP6zWea https://t.co/o0R9z0yeou

16/06/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

We are looking for someone to join our friendly support team, an applicant who puts the experience of the child at the heart of their practice, someone eager to extend children’s learning and make it fun. Apply now https://t.co/HnLfsg0cTV https://t.co/QVQmMIMs0b

16/06/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Join our friendly and professional support team at Samuel Ryder Academy. We have two new administration vacancies available: ✅ PA/Administration Assistant ✅ Administration Assistant (Inclusion) For more information and to apply, please visit https://t.co/9QcfWqbXVM https://t.co/8q0nzmqfpH

16/06/21

Retweeted From Hertfordshire RTC

in light of the recent government briefing, we've changed our event to exclusively online. ➡️There's still time to register to gain full access to a range of exciting (available after 21st June). 🔗Register for free here https://t.co/rfmuCsxMZ8 https://t.co/dBpvUUgUEa

16/06/21

Thank you to all the SET governors who turned out for our last training session of the year last night. Brilliant engagement even in such heat!

15/06/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

Huge thanks to Mark Jankovick from along with coming in to talk to our Climate Action students about a sustainable future. Empowering the student generation, making small changes can enable huge impacts on our world today https://t.co/zXJ6Wdco11

15/06/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Great to see our Year 7 & 8 students thoroughly engaged during our talk with this morning as we celebrate . Thanks to the Delphis Eco team for a fantastic talk and answering all our questions. https://t.co/NcsxBEtXkW

15/06/21

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

Yr 6 artists have been enjoying some time today to reflect upon their growth and development through their primary years, by starting their ‘Doorways’ project: A doorway symbolises the transition and passageway from one place to another. # PSHE # Art # Transition https://t.co/VcrGC4P4YD

14/06/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

NEW VACANCY. Join our professional, friendly and supportive team at SRA, an Apple Distinguished School. ➡️Reprographics Assistant ➡️Part Time Role (20 hours term time plus INSET) ➡️Starting September 2021 For more info and to apply, please visit https://t.co/MoBb7rFhux https://t.co/exnDkZfI0m

10/06/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

We are seeking an enthusiastic and practical person for the role of Site Assistant at SRA. For more info about the role and our friendly well-established site team, please visit https://t.co/GMvDlNoczb https://t.co/srL2BZUfAe

10/06/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

We are recruiting! Come and join our wonderful support team, as a Library Assistant in our vibrant school library. Apply now: https://t.co/d8CaZT9vfM https://t.co/cQBBO0csa8

08/06/21

Retweeted From Hertfordshire RTC

you can now book a place at our next EVENT - Connecting creativity and technology in the classroom. 🗓️ 21st June 2021, 3:45pm-5:45pm Sign up for free: https://t.co/Q4zKuYqzNt https://t.co/0llqf69nPw

07/06/21

Join an inspirational multi academy trust, offering excellent staff training and development opportunities. Vacancies closing this week: Maths Teacher Learning Support Assistants Student Services Manager Apply now https://t.co/ZzXCyouUxt https://t.co/5Rnkn6Od6F

27/05/21

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

WW2 art inspired by Henry Moore. Dr Seuss class got rather messy! https://t.co/7glU5K1qLW

27/05/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

Year 11 Leavers' Ceremony Today we said goodbye to our Year 11, their Leavers' Ceremony was a celebration of 5 years hardwork with high praise from Ms Robins and Mr Howard. "From here you can go anywhere you choose" Ms Robins Year 11 do yourselves proud. https://t.co/UANd90XeeY

27/05/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Mr Walker together the Year 11 form tutors led a very moving leavers' assembly today. Lots of smiles and some tears were shed as students and staff shared stories from over the years. We wish all of our Year 11 students an amazing summer break! https://t.co/12nKVfSjcd

25/05/21

Retweeted From SRA - English

It was brilliant to have in today to deliver a careers talk to year 9 and then a travel writing workshop to some of our budding writers! https://t.co/oIwHJXRsLt

24/05/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

What better way to start book week than with a scavenger hunt in our primary playground! 📖 📚🌲🔍 https://t.co/KAlB2ekEMm

24/05/21

Retweeted From Alban Teaching School Hub

You can register now to work with Alban Teaching School Hub for both Early Career Framework and Appropriate Body Services (as well as NPQs, CPD and lots more) email: enquiries.co.uk https://t.co/0xQJR2pLgY

22/05/21

Retweeted From MyNewTerm

., situated in , are seeking a Religious Education Teacher to teach across the age and ability ranges. 📜Maternity Cover | Full-Time 🗓️Closing Date: Midday, Monday 24th May, 2021 Apply online⬇️ https://t.co/3su8lFPZ78

22/05/21

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

This week we had help from some amazing Year 7 & year 8 who made a new strawberry 🍓bed, planted sunflowers 🌻 and runner beans 🏃‍♀️, weeded & watererd! One year 8 even got swallowed up by the strawberries 🍓 😊 have a nice weekend everyone! https://t.co/udiYRkacyD

22/05/21

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

Year six end of fake sats week celebrations: planned and carried out by them - our world day. Everyone brought something special in to talk about and the children showed sharing curiosity in each other’s objects and stories. https://t.co/FREF8Lp5hX

22/05/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, positive and efficient colleague who enjoys working with and supporting young people in a busy school environment. Rare Student Services Manager opportunity, more details https://t.co/neBRqeCnda https://t.co/FpwEn7WSKB

22/05/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Our latest newsletter is out now. Have a lovely weekend! https://t.co/JNbDMEF4eo https://t.co/i3fS9wx26b

22/05/21

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

Year six end of fake sats week celebrations: planned and carried out by them - our world day. Everyone brought something special in to talk about and the children showed sharing curiosity in each other’s objects and stories. https://t.co/lCCfEfaUwK

22/05/21

Retweeted From SRA Primary

A huge well done to the Year 6 team who represented SRA at the festival of football this morning! A great effort shown by all. ⚽️ https://t.co/KqfIjiGimw

22/05/21

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

Do you recognise our song? Kerr class learning the head, shoulders, knees and toes In Spanish 🎶#spanish 🇪🇸 https://t.co/TvjZnZct6U

20/05/21

Join an inspirational multi academy trust, offering excellent staff training and development opportunities. With almost 4,000 children in our care, together we can make a difference. Apply now https://t.co/ZzXCyouUxt https://t.co/DEmbcPdqkH

19/05/21

Retweeted From Education Centre @ St Albans Cathedral

A big thanks to for bringing your year7 students to the Cathedral today for a Poetry workshop with our Poet in Residence ! They did brilliantly and hope they went back to school feeling inspired.

14/05/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Our latest newsletter is out now. Have a lovely weekend! https://t.co/JNbDMEWFCY https://t.co/XQxFAyMcrn

14/05/21

Retweeted From Priory Academy

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14/05/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay Academy (RBA)

Year 11s completing their GCSE assessments in Food Tech today https://t.co/XJhLVS7X0A

14/05/21

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

Elmer enjoyed exploring the forest habitat today. We also continued to develop our tree climbing skills https://t.co/SflyGIBWiP

14/05/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Sports Academy

SRA talent programme students in year 7 and 8 were up early this morning putting in some hard graft https://t.co/nQkjDlOqDQ

14/05/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay Academy (RBA)

Year 7s using their new ⁦⁩ iPads to enhance their knowledge in ⁦ https://t.co/hEz882rgrA

13/05/21

Scholars' have a number of exciting teaching opportunities across the trust. Join a trust with an innovative induction programme and great emphasis on CPD as well as support, benefit from collaborative working. Apply now https://t.co/182DbRWhpO https://t.co/pLSi6yqDz8

Trust News

Matt Gauthier, SRA Headteacher scoops silver award

Posted on 16/09/2020

Scholars’ Education Trust are thrilled that Matt Gauthier, Headteacher of Samuel Ryder Academy has been announced as a prestigious Silver Winner in this year’s Pearson National Teaching Awards for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School award category.

MGA Silver Pearson Award

Due to government guidelines, Matt was presented his award from Claire Robins OBE, CEO of Scholars Education Trust in a small ceremony, in front of the Year 8 students, who were the first primary students to attend Samuel Ryder Academy when it was converted to an all through school, and colleagues. The award’s ceremony was also joined, via video link, by Sharon Hague senior vice-president of Pearson. The event was live streamed to every classroom and office in the school so the entire SRA community could share in the celebration.

The Pearson National Teaching Awards are an annual celebration of exceptional teachers, recognising the life-changing impact an inspirational teacher can have on the lives of the young people they teach.

Samuel Ryder Academy is a school at the heart of its community and at the heart of Samuel Ryder Academy is Headteacher, Matt Gauthier, “We are privileged as adults that the greatest gift we can give to our young people is a first class education to provide them with the “Education for a changing world” – to be the leaders of the future in our globally diverse and competitive world.”

Claire Robins O.B.E. commended Matt on his accolade “Matt is an inspirational leader, solely focussed on providing the very best possible experience for the students of Samuel Ryder Academy.  It has been a privilege to see the transformation since he became head – Samuel Ryder has become a school at the very heart of its community, providing a breadth of opportunities for its young people that any school would be proud of.   As head of Hertfordshire’s first all-through academy, Matt’s clear vision for the future, and his refusal to settle for anything less than the absolute best, ensure that the Samuel Ryder Academy continues to go from strength to strength.”

Sharon Hague, Pearson senior vice-president “So a huge congratulations from me to Matt, what a deserving winner he is, the Pearson teaching Awards judges described him as ‘a leader who dares to be different’, and I think that says it all. His colleagues said ‘Matt is an inspirational leader in every sense and deserves the wide recognition that this award would represent – although he’d kill us for saying it’ well I think it’s too late for that now! After 7 years as Head, Matt has created a school which is now achieving academically, oversubscribed, full of engaged students and staff, and developing not just a local but an international reputation for excellence. Parents have described him as “very approachable”. Students describe him as “friendly, innovative, and amazing, with a great sense of humour.” Staff cite their wellbeing as a key facet of his leadership What more could you ask for - all of this is so wonderful to hear and is exactly why Pearson supports these awards - so that teachers across the country like Matt can be recognised for their excellent contribution to education.”

Silver Winners previously have been invited to a celebratory Tea at the House of Commons. In these extraordinary time, Pearson National Teaching Awards are looking at alternative options. We wish Matt every success at the National Finals where the gold winner will be announced.

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