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17/06/24

* DigiTech Live: TOMORROW * We are delighted to announce the return of DigiTech Live! All adults within the teaching profession are welcome to join us at Samuel Ryder Academy tomorrow (Tuesday 18th June), 4:30pm-5:30pm. Please book your free ticket here: https://t.co/8qLz1BwxiD pic.twitter.com/PcRfVZnunI

17/06/24

Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice. pic.twitter.com/0piYD9V5ft

14/06/24

Dear Parents and Carers,Take a peek in Review 31 to see what's been happening in and around the school.Have a lovely weekend!https://t.co/vEurh4dbv1 pic.twitter.com/aoUD6r8bnH

14/06/24

Our latest newsletter is out now:https://t.co/aNoijqLAnPWe wish you all a restful weekend. pic.twitter.com/75rc68OxZe

14/06/24

* Latest vacancies *Thinking ahead to September, we have a number of exciting opportunities for the next academic year.At Scholars' Education Trust, we are on a mission to enhance the quality of education while staying true to our core values. https://t.co/BNn5ZN2gkI pic.twitter.com/ghFtArRdb6

14/06/24

Students from Years 7-12 are debating in teams against each other for the next 4 weeks in debating club. All students are invited to come along and watch a debate if you’ve never seen one before, support the speakers or make your voice heard! Debating Club - Tuesdays at 1pm M7 pic.twitter.com/Z1PUbDIZAr

14/06/24

Stunning and creative designs, well done on the inspiring craftsmanship. https://t.co/a15eVommgo

14/06/24

Congratulations to all the SJL athletes. https://t.co/b3HCdLIAuL

14/06/24

A fantastic morning as some of our Year 7 students led athletics-based activities for our Year 1 and 2 students. Students had a great time learning javelin, triple jump, and relay! pic.twitter.com/PK1coC1DBj

13/06/24

Our athletics season has come to a climatic finish by winning the St Albans Schools Cup at the District Champs. Well done to the students who competed and Thank you to all for supporting, especially the amazing, dedicated PE Team. 🏆🏃‍♀️🏅 pic.twitter.com/RXnrNOyG1o

13/06/24

Absolutely stunning input from at today. ‘I will focus on what I can do and be the best at that.’ A true example of resilience. pic.twitter.com/f1DokDGCDq

13/06/24

Thought provoking input from about the importance of empathy in leadership. pic.twitter.com/Q7hfS8752A

13/06/24

leaders excited to be in Birmingham today attending for its 10th anniversary. Always nice to see too! pic.twitter.com/qyFPneyv3G

12/06/24

Great day at the District Calypso Cricket tournament. Yr7s about to play their plate semi final and Yr9s progressing nicely in their round robin group format. Thank you to our 6th form leaders Alex and Marco for their support pic.twitter.com/Mp0D0oY7zV

11/06/24

Today we welcomed Year 5 students from High Beeches Primary School who took part in a debating workshop learning the art of discussion and persuasion. The children were really enthusiastic and came up with some fantastic ideas! Thank you for coming to visit. pic.twitter.com/1LZxOB3fas

11/06/24

Bio Art Attack! Year 7 are starting a labelled specimen drawing for the Nancy Rothwell art competition. So many exciting and interesting beasts starting to emerge pic.twitter.com/5Mk2q4OfFW

11/06/24

Robert Barclay Academy are looking for a hardworking, ambitious and dynamic teacher to join our highly successful Geography team to help teach the A Level Geography Course.Please click on the link for further informationhttps://t.co/7vXSyCJzsA pic.twitter.com/NLIefOPXUw

11/06/24

Lots of investigating happening in Year 7 science class using universal indicator to find out the pH balance of different household substances - matching the colour change to their pH balance colour scale. pic.twitter.com/Lj6F24BqZJ

11/06/24

A tremendous display, inspirational. https://t.co/lgpWaZQXMs

10/06/24

A lovely new Alumni board has arrived thanks to our Art display technician and the talent and success oaf our ex- students#theatrematters pic.twitter.com/3fCMMxYkg8

10/06/24

Thank you for sharing your amazing climate justice banner & meeting the major of St Albans. We can't wait to welcome you to and display the banner at It's time to end false hope & take positive action https://t.co/xrYcWYKwuU

10/06/24

Welcome (back) to ex-students Owen and Alfie who returned to our school today to talk about their journey of winning BBC's . They are such an inspiration to our students and we are so very proud of what they have achieved. Thanks for coming back to visit us! pic.twitter.com/LwHgABmEbi

10/06/24

Last remaining tickets available, do not miss the latest DigiTech Live event. https://t.co/Pzlo2uTvGW

09/06/24

Alumni- Louise Rouse wearing GB 💙❤️Louise has spent this week at GB camp.It’s is part of the selection process for the U23 GB 3x3 squad. We have inside intel that she will be selected ahead of a huge tournament in Hungary this summer. Proud is an understatement pic.twitter.com/r7cXtTodJk

07/06/24

The eco club members had a great time at the eco conference. They participated in lots of activities and learnt lots about the importance of pollinators. Did you know that hummingbirds play a vital role in the pollination of many different species of plant life?! pic.twitter.com/KJEe7osJ7C

Professional Development

The Trust puts great emphasis on staff development, Samuel Ryder Academy for example has been awarded the CPD Mark for its bespoke CPD programme. Staff are encouraged to be active in their own Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and we have generous training budgets so can offer internal and external training opportunities to develop skills and assist with career development.

Staff have access to recognised training and leadership courses such as the National Professional Qualifications in Leadership and other accredited courses. We offer part payment of fees towards further qualifications.

Sir John Lawes has been a National Support School since 2009; there are 4 SLEs within the Trust and the Chief Executive Office of the Trust has been an NLE since 2009.  All schools within the Trust have easy access to the excellent training programmes offered by the Alban Teaching School Hub.

Samuel Ryder Academy is Hertfordshire's Apple Regional Training Centre. As an Apple Distinguished School and Regional Training Centre, Samuel Ryder Academy host and run a number of opportunities for continued professional development across the county, as well as offering the opportunities for professionals to visit the school to see the technology in action.

Within the schools, Teaching and Learning briefings are held weekly to share excellent tips and good practice.  There is an across the Trust T&L team who promote the sharing of good practice, organise curriculum and/or middle leader conferences as well as the annual all staff Trust INSET.  School staff conferences are an annual event; alongside twilight INSET, cross Trust and Consortium training and so much more.

Alban Teaching School Hub

As part of the Alban Teaching School Hub, we access a range of professional learning opportunities in all areas of education, as well as contributing to the courses they offer.

Their CPD offer includes:

  • Lead partners CPD programmes
  • Programmes that run through an academic year
  • Full-day, half-day or twilight sessions
  • Webinars
  • School immersion opportunities
  • Coaching
  • Subject and specialist networks
  • Bespoke CPD requests
  • Conference events

For more details on the Alban TSH and the programmes on offer, please visit their website Alban Teaching School Hub (albantsh.co.uk)

 

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