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17/01/20

Green Class in action during their assembly. https://t.co/qwFyyto2Jk

17/01/20

We enjoyed an assembly from Green Class this morning. They shared examples of their new learning in different subjects and performed a lovely song about different languages. Thank you Green Class.

16/01/20

On Tuesday, the children were visited by Fr. Mark Slater from St. Luke’s Church. Alongside new learning, they discussed their POSITIVITY value and shared how they can encourage others in school and at home. The children enjoyed reflecting and sharing together. https://t.co/k5kizmfEGn

16/01/20

Year 5 are preparing for their performance at the ‘Young Voices’ by creating their banner. https://t.co/sbJ3EqgWve

16/01/20

Retweeted From SRA_Maths

Year 1 linked patterns and ordering from their maths learning into their English lesson today. ‘I used the instructions to make patterns’ ‘My first five cubes were green and then I had to count 5 blue, https://t.co/IhluidAnMC

16/01/20

Retweeted From SRA_Maths

Year 3 have been taking lots of different approaches to fraction learning. They used different resources to show independence. There were a lot of successes in the lesson. ‘Using the multilink helped me see the maths and I got it right!’ https://t.co/ZMyK8VSFJK

16/01/20

C’est bon pour la santé? Mlle Fixter discussed healthy eating options with with Durham Class today. The children were eager to share their vocabulary knowledge. Trés bien! https://t.co/Oi0U76hhmw

16/01/20

Booking now open for second round of trials for SRA Football Academy for post-16 students! Sign up now to secure your place! ⚽⚽⚽https://t.co/R4Sd6seLnK https://t.co/bhvtX29N9z

16/01/20

Great work Year One! https://t.co/3FTHIpYrwr

16/01/20

Retweeted From SRA_Maths

Year 6 have been working hard to solve reasoning puzzles and apply their known methods. https://t.co/1qvYTdRFQB

16/01/20

Retweeted From SRA_Maths

Lots of great reasoning happening in Year 4 today. The children have been applying their methods to reasoning questions. https://t.co/pO1V5mRP3x

15/01/20

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

Vacancy: due to expansion within the faculty SJL are seeking a Teacher of RE to join their highly skilled teaching team https://t.co/ITgK9aeP2E . . https://t.co/mGo73fMdSu

15/01/20

Book now for this free workshop for parents offering lots of advice on how to keep your child safe online! https://t.co/lAgyopogYM

15/01/20

Looking for a new role for the new year? A fantastic new opportunity has opened up at SRA, please see our website for more details! https://t.co/meaUeAA5iP https://t.co/azI0352EHV

15/01/20

Now accepting second round applications for entry to SRA Football Academy in Sept 2020. Sign up here for a trial on 1st Feb - https://t.co/R4Sd6seLnK ⚽⚽⚽ https://t.co/XwgebZseft

09/01/20

Still time to apply for our Post 16 Rugby Academy! 🏉🏉🏉https://t.co/zT9JMhgjTq https://t.co/K4R73RzGyg

09/01/20

Looking for a new role for the new year? A fantastic opportunity has opened up at Samuel Ryder Academy for a Wraparound Care Manager, Term Time only. Please see the website for more details https://t.co/9WAeDOBMiS https://t.co/FkNkmWQGVY

08/01/20

Parents/Carers - have your children received new digital devices for Christmas ?Are you keen to ensure your children use technology safely in the digital world? Don't miss out on this fantastic free webinar! https://t.co/lAgyopogYM

20/12/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Wishing Scholars' Education Trust students, families and staff a very Merry Christmas . . https://t.co/QtMdXnfsxM

20/12/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Scholars end of term newsletter is out now with highlights from schools from across the Trust https://t.co/woCwfD9zV8 https://t.co/WQd9Ci3Saq

20/12/19

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

Vacancy alert: an exciting opportunity has arisen for an Administration Assistant to support our school and staff team https://t.co/WlGK02UbQy . . . https://t.co/HfZJAh6ySu

20/12/19

Retweeted From SRARugbyAcademy

Well done to our U13&U15 girls this evening. Both rugby teams victorious against . Great to see so many girls playing the game

19/12/19

Year 2 have had some great questions for . Thank you for visiting us this morning to read “Atch...oops” to us. https://t.co/oZewLyfwLt

19/12/19

Our visit this morning by Nicky Gilbody was because a Year 1 child found a painted rock. Year 1 loved listening to ‘Atch.... oops’.#NickyGilbody. https://t.co/2vkWZSd5nL

19/12/19

EYFS were very excited about having Nicky Gilbody to visit this morning! She read her own book ‘Atch.....opps!’ https://t.co/egfeTustBY

18/12/19

Teachers! Looking ahead to the new year? Be sure to sign up for our free Apple workshop on the 8th Jan 2020! https://t.co/1JyRZsEbT4

18/12/19

Are you looking for a new opportunity for the new year? We have a great new role as Primary and Secondary teaching assistant! https://t.co/6QZXyDEjHB https://t.co/JQTfuDTmYx

18/12/19

As part of our continued expansion, we have an exciting opportunity for a Media Teacher! https://t.co/wQ4tRLwcyd https://t.co/FrbCJo16Pi

13/12/19

Only one week to go until we break up for Christmas....here is everything you need to know about the last day of term! 🎄🎄🎄 https://t.co/M6XWIrNIlw

13/12/19

We are now accepting donations for our Annual House Foodbank Drive! Please bring non-perishable foods to main reception or class/form teacher by Tuesday 17th December if you are able to help. More details on our website!https://t.co/EvjVzM2uAo 🥫🥫🥫🧃

13/12/19

Year 2 had an amazing Christingle this morning at St Luke’s Church. https://t.co/wdYKKb0bky

13/12/19

If you are looking for a quick and easy guide to Edulink, there is now one available on our school YouTube channel. Remember - Edulink enables parents to access all information about their child and school life in one place! https://t.co/UgPUBMLn83

12/12/19

Year 2 had a great time re-enacting ‘The Great Fire of London’ at St Albans Fire Station. Thank you to all those involved. #1666 https://t.co/O8YeQloga6

11/12/19

Our student Izzy is fundraising for her trip with school and Camps International to Ecuador where she will be replanting trees as part of a conservation effort and improving the environment by cleaning up the beaches https://t.co/mIB3Aoh7q0 https://t.co/zdDxhjaJSy

11/12/19

Remember - Sixth Form applications for 2020 are due in on the 19th December! https://t.co/6riBm6yswK

11/12/19

EYFS learning all about how to look after their teeth!🦷🦷 https://t.co/D1THYFnFqG

Governor Profiles

A list of the relevant business and pecuniary interests for our Governing Body can be found here

Mun Li Boswell

Mun-Li Boswell – Chair of Governors

I grew up in St Albans and, after getting married, returned to live here 11 years ago.  My husband and I have two daughters, both of whom attend Samuel Ryder Academy. After graduating from university, I embarked upon a career in procurement that now spans over 17 years working for a number of organisations including British Airways, Barclays and the BBC.  I am currently an executive consultant at a niche procurement consultancy.

Since my daughters joined the school I have been an active parent and was previously co-chair of the PTA.  I was delighted to be elected to the SRA Board of Governors in October 2016 and am keen to support the school in its continued success and contribute to its strategic direction. I am also a member of the Resources Committee and Link Governor for the Maths Faculty.

Alison watkins

Alison Watkins – Vice-Chair of Governors

Although originally from Scotland, Alison has lived in St Albans for the last 15 years and is a newly elected Parent Governor with a son and a daughter at SRA.  After completing her Bachelor of Commerce degree at University of Edinburgh in 2000 and 15 years working in senior human resources positions within big blue-chip companies, Alison decided to take some time out last year to focus on family life.  This provided the perfect opportunity to put her passion for education, as well as her skills acquired in the private sector, to good use as a Parent Governor and she is very much looking forward to having a positive involvement with SRA.

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Chris Armitage - Community Governor

I am delighted to be a member of the newly formed Samuel Ryder Academy Board of Governors. I have recently retired from teaching at Sir John Lawes School, where I was Assistant Head. Over the thirty six years, I witnessed at first hand how a school could turn itself around from being an under subscribed school to one that was recognised by OFSTED as Outstanding. The challenge ahead for the Headteacher, Staff, Students, Governors and Parents is a huge one, but one that, with hard work, will be both successful and rewarding. I know all concerned are looking forward to the challenge.

On a personal note, my wife is also recently retired from teaching and both my children are teachers so you could say teaching is in our blood.  I look forward to the challenges ahead.

Madeline Bates

Madeleine Bates - Parent Governor

I have worked in the not-for-profit sector for nearly twenty years, on projects based in the UK and internationally.  I run a small international health charity locally.  I am proud to have been re-elected to serve another four-year term as a Governor at SRA. 

Jane Fullard

Jane Fullard - Parent Governor

Qualifying as a mental health nurse in 1997, I went straight into child and adolescent mental health, completing specialist nursing 2 years later. I have worked both in the public & private health sector in in-patient and community settings.

I have a strong passion and belief in the healthy mental well-being of young people and believe this needs to start at home and in school. As we take Samuel Ryder into the future, it is as important that all our children develop healthy minds in order to fulfil their individual potential and be the best they can be. 

I am mum of two boys, 1 in Year 7 at SRA, who keep me busy and grounded. 

Jessica McGrath - Community Governor

I joined the Board of Governors as a Community Governor at the start of this academic year (September 2014). I am originally from Edinburgh and I received a first class honours degree in English Literature from the University of Aberdeen. I joined Deloitte St Albans in 2011 and spent the last 3 years training as an accountant within the Audit department. More recently I have moved into a Public sector Advisory team. I became involved with the Samuel Ryder Academy through Deloitte's partnership with the school, which to date has included a mentoring programme and sessions on employability skills. In addition to being on the Board I am also on the Finance and Resources Committee.

Michelle miles

Michelle Miles - Parent Governor

I graduated from Leeds University in 2000 with a first class B.Sc. in Medical Biochemistry and began my career working in a small biotechnology company in Cambridge. After having worked for several years in research labs I moved into the pharmaceutical industry working at Pfizer for over 12 years in medical sales and account management.

My husband and I moved to St Albans 15 years ago and have since gone on to have two sons. Following the birth of our youngest son I took a break from my science and healthcare career to focus on our family life. The boys are now both in the primary phase of the academy one in year five and one in year three. I have always been an active parent and enjoyed being involved in the school. I have recently completed 2 successful years as chair of the PTA and am looking forward to using this experience and my passion for this academy to represent parents on the governing body.

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Peter Stokes - Community Governor

Peter St John Stokes is from North Yorkshire. He moved south to study at Trinity College of Music and has since worked as an organist, conductor and teacher. He never intended to be a schoolteacher but after enjoying a year at Edmonton School, which he joined when it was formed as a comprehensive, he decided to continue for a while. He became Head of Music there and, having moved to St Albans, he went to Loreto College in 1973 where he created a successful music department very much based on practical music-making. He took early retirement in 1994 and since then has done mostly freelance work. He continued until recently as an organist in London but is now retired, apart from giving occasional concerts, composing and writing on music.

In addition to his qualifications in musical performance, he has a master’s degree in Historical Musicology and a first degree and a doctorate in French. His children were educated locally – his daughters at Loreto College and his son as a choirboy at St Paul’s Cathedral and then at Aldenham and Beaumont Schools. His other interests include family, art, food and fairly serious walking.

Sheryl wall

Sheryl Wall - Parent Governor

Born in St Albans, I grew up locally and studied Education at the University of Hertfordshire.  I have taught in five Hertfordshire primary schools in a variety of roles including class teacher, SENCo and Senior Leader.  Currently, I work for the Local Authority as a Specialist Advisory Teacher for SEN.  I live in London Colney with my husband and 2 daughters, one of which has just started at Samuel Ryder in Year 7.  It was an honour to be voted as a Parent Governor in September 2018 and I look forward to working with the Governing Body and wider school community as the Academy continues to move forward.

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Jack Woosey - Staff Governor

I grew up in north Hertfordshire and have focused on science my entire school life. Graduating from a science degree in 2015 I spent the following 6 months working as a lab technician before joining Samuel Ryder Academy the following year as a trainee teacher. Since then I have taken on additional responsibilities and activities and am a Head of House, year 8 form tutor and also run a very successful science club. Now an established member of the science department have taught both primary and secondary phases of the school. Teaching science to KS2-3 and Physics to KS4-5. I am delighted and honoured to have been elected as a teacher governor and am looking forward to the new challenges and insights over the next few years.

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