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20/10/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay Academy (RBA)

Ready to start your next adventure? Our Open Evening provides a great opportunity for prospective parents and students to tour the school and meet our staff and current Sixth Formers and find out about the wide range of subjects on offer. https://t.co/z0AfuEozzK

20/10/21

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

Day 1 of International Week in Tolkien class… we learnt about Asia and designed these beautiful hand fans with Asian influences https://t.co/xKyKEPCYHT

18/10/21

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

To kick start our International Week we had a fantastic assembly all about Asia where we learnt about India and Pakistan. https://t.co/X8gslPZaUK

16/10/21

Agreed. It’s already one of the priorities this year!

16/10/21

Retweeted From MyNewTerm

., situated in , are seeking a well-qualified Teacher of Mathematics to join their dynamic Mathematics department. 📜Permanent | Full-time/Part-time 🗓️Closing Date: Midday, 18th Oct 2021 Apply online⬇️ https://t.co/qP2Pbur8y8

16/10/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

Over 120 students from Yr7 and Yr8 out playing Netball on a Friday night. Perfect way to end the week. https://t.co/tpV9CjiEmM

16/10/21

Retweeted From SJL Geography

Year 13 completing river fieldwork today to prepare them for their independent investigation. https://t.co/qj85PmoV7L

16/10/21

Retweeted From SRA Primary

Miss Wallace has created this fabulous book recommendation display in the library in celebration of Black History Month. Why don’t you try some of these suggestions and enjoy some of these amazing stories! https://t.co/gLhUUCgGYH

13/10/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

Vacancy: we are seeking a passionate mathematician to join our innovative Mathematics department. Great emphasis on CPD and benefit from the many opportunities for collaborative work that come from our membership of the . Apply now https://t.co/SJNVmdO3tX https://t.co/XQao9mfsFk

08/10/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

Thank you to all the families that came along to our open evening and allowed us to share just how proud we are of our school. All our virtual resources are now available on the school website including our school video and speeches https://t.co/lJYx0GGdp1 https://t.co/YkGqHpcxOR

08/10/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Our latest newsletter is out now. Have a lovely weekend! https://t.co/OShYakK2zt https://t.co/zkKr5qDCpD

08/10/21

Congratulations from all at Nathalie! https://t.co/X3P0rAFxuW

08/10/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Lots of great play and resilience from Yr 9 girls football team today as they progress to the next round of the County Cup with a 4-2 victory over Goffs School. 2 goals each from Katie and Maria. Maria was also named player of the match. ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/06nGFULlnX

01/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Year 8's exploring Theatre In Education - amazing use of the iPads too!! https://t.co/VlBMyB5NK6

01/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Exciting news! National Theatre Connections! RBA have successfully been chosen to produce one of the 10 plays commissioned by the National Theatre this year - incredible opportunity! More info- speak to Mr Skinner! https://t.co/mpGbAOcNep

01/10/21

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

Happy World Smile Day from us all At Harpenden Academy 😃#pshe https://t.co/diitqXv9i0

01/10/21

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

Excellent manifestos from many of the children in Year Six Team Shakespeare this week in our elections for school councillors, sports councillors and eco councillors values https://t.co/pr84BDVszy

01/10/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

This week's newsletter is out now... https://t.co/kVPVjNE6j4 https://t.co/MZyUjhLFh7

01/10/21

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

Dahl class are enjoying speed stacking in PE today! https://t.co/196du2EWJA

01/10/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

We are looking forward to launching our new lunch menu this month, with lots of exciting new ideas. Our first theme day is next week on Thursday 7th October and primary students will have the lunch option of making their own pizza and ice cream - yum yum! https://t.co/iaWTkbzqDv

01/10/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay Academy (RBA)

Click on the link to read this week's Issue 3 of the RBA Review. https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/TPXTbjT1K0

01/10/21

Retweeted From Priory Academy

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01/10/21

Retweeted From SRA - English

We enjoyed welcoming prospective families to our Open Eve last night. The new Diversity library was a huge hit as well as the banned books collection & of course Mr Chatterley’s Macbeth witches potion. Thank you for coming to see us. https://t.co/XHEGncg8Fy

01/10/21

Retweeted From SRA_Maths

Thank you to all our wonderful students for their excellent work in the maths department and guiding visitors around our school yesterday evening - we all had a tiring but very happy time showing off our great community. Lovely to see so many of our too!

01/10/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Our latest newsletter is out now. Have a lovely weekend! https://t.co/OShYakK2zt https://t.co/FT2bQtQYWy

01/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

Some very cool enterprise ideas from our Year 9s!💡👩🏻‍💼👨🏽‍💼 https://t.co/tRaLN2fPPC

01/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

Year 9s working hard today on their independent research task, improving their literacy skills, by reading a fact file of certain entrepreneurs and answering a range of questions. Good work! 👩🏼‍💼👨🏽‍💼👩🏻‍💼👨🏿‍💼#entrepreneur https://t.co/I627WXSrlV

01/10/21

Great to see our schools’ dedication to the environment! https://t.co/DjhKNiDHQY

30/09/21

Retweeted From Ray✨📚 YA Fantasy / Clifi Author

Super excited to re-visit my old secondary school for next year to chat to students about and all things 👩‍🎓📚🌍 https://t.co/JfYq0mJXOl

27/09/21

Retweeted From Andrew Williams

If you can find 10mins, please have a go at our survey - we're keen to understand in across the UK https://t.co/9Ou3gft4Tg

22/09/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Secondary Transfer Open Evening – we can now share full details of our Open Evening event including the safety measures we have put in place and how to reserve your seat in advance for our Headteacher’s talk. Please visit https://t.co/aYsXbqGMep to find out more. https://t.co/LYBGWe8NxT

22/09/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

Secondary Transfer open evening tickets are now live! Please see website for full details, tickets must be booked for Open Evening to allow staggered entry. Daytime tours also available. Book now https://t.co/QxpHAymsZK https://t.co/UKFBl1LVcw

17/09/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay Academy (RBA)

Thank you for sharing our improvements in attendance and persistent absence. It reflects that our students are happy and that we are a school on the rise.

16/09/21

Great to have our first LGB Chairs’ meeting of the year this evening. Thanks for all your hard work on behalf of our students!

15/09/21

Retweeted From Herts Advertiser

St Albans school adopts new wellbeing app https://t.co/PXAbcpS76f

15/09/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

Vacancy: we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, positive and efficient colleague who enjoys working with and supporting our Sixth Form students in a busy school environment. Apply now https://t.co/QSRgZIhnTe https://t.co/1hFBatTq2Z

09/09/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Today the fantastic T-Cup team are in school sharing their amazing wellbeing app which has been designed to encourage conversations around mental health and wellbeing. We can't wait to launch this exciting app in secondary school from Monday! https://t.co/wO5OqMDt7w

09/09/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay Academy (RBA)

Welcome to our Secondary Transfer Open Evening on Wednesday 15th September. To book your place please see our website or click this link: https://t.co/8cJ973MJ9Z https://t.co/NT6c6rB8ft

09/09/21

Vacancies: we are excited to have a number of opportunities to join our trust, with teaching and support vacancies available. Join an expanding inspirational trust, apply now https://t.co/sINtrn3hAj https://t.co/bl6Gv589zS

06/09/21

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

School tours for Reception 2022 now published on school website. Book your tickets on one of our school tours Nov-Dec https://t.co/s4d33e9LZh

Teacher Training

AlbanFederation

Initial Teacher Training - School Direct

School Direct is an initial teacher training programme based in schools as opposed to university. Although trainees are released one day a week most of the training is in school. The idea of School Direct is to give trainee teachers a more ‘hands-on’ teaching experience than traditional university based routes into teaching. There are two School Direct programmes offered; these are fee paying and salaried. Both routes award QTS at the end of the programme.

Why Train With Us?

Within the Scholars’ Education Trust our schools are fantastic places to train, work and learn. They provide a unique school-based learning opportunity in partnership with the Alban Federation. Our partnership’s vision is simple but powerful; to ensure the delivery of high quality initial teacher training that meets the needs of the local area.

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 and are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.

School Direct - Fee Paying

On the School Direct (fee-paying) route you will need to pay tuition fees, which have been frozen by the Alban Federation at £6900, but vary from provider to provider. UK and EU students are eligible for a student loan to cover 100% of the fees. However, although you will have to pay fees, there are generous bursaries available for a number of subjects.  All trainees with the Alban Federation will receive expert tuition on learning and teaching and will gain invaluable experience from colleagues at school.

Course Requirements

  • GCSE English (or equivalent) at Grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old grading structure).
  • GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) Grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old grading structure).
  • An honours degree (2.2 or above), awarded by a UK University or an overseas award recognised as equivalent by NARIC.
  • Usually we would expect the degree to have a minimum 50% content of the subject in which the applicant is applying.

Advantages

As a fee-paying trainee you will:

  • Work alongside expert and experienced 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
  • Could get your fees covered by a student loan

Could be eligible for a bursary (limited to certain subjects)

School Direct - Salaried

The School Direct (salaried) means you will be employed by the school and receive a salary while you train. These places are usually offered to candidates who are already working in schools and are starting the course with some classroom experience. This route is only available for the subjects that the DfE designate as high or other priority. Currently the Alban Federation offers:

Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Design Technology, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, MFL, Music, Physics and RE

Course Requirements

  • GCSE English (or equivalent) at Grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old grading structure).
  • GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) Grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old grading structure).
  • An honours degree (2.2 or above), awarded by a UK University or an overseas award recognised as equivalent by NARIC.
  • Usually we would expect the degree to have a minimum 50% content of the subject in which the applicant is applying.

Advantages

As a salaried trainee you will:

  • Receive a salary as an unqualified teacher while you train (You’ll be paid and taxed as an unqualified teacher).
  • 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
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