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27/01/21

Year 6 were all smiles and displaying great team work! https://t.co/ViJTXPcC8s

26/01/21

That’s definitely positive Seb! Fruit Pastilles are great! https://t.co/DjVLvpgHfv

26/01/21

Retweeted From Mun-Li Boswell

Tale of two constructions 🤣 https://t.co/TQQwfM5mcn

26/01/21

There was ‘snow’ way Year 2 were missing out on the snowman pictures! https://t.co/0jtNDTr3SA

26/01/21

Looks great. Smiles all round!

26/01/21

Retweeted From Mrs Hayes

Here’s our snowman ☃️ ❄️🌨 https://t.co/4Ie8apHR8t

26/01/21

The snow brought us the opportunity for creativity and outside learning. Here are a few photos to show some of the finished products. Please feel free to share your own masterpieces. We would love to see them. https://t.co/xOE196DxRI

25/01/21

Calling all Year 6...This question appeared on ‘House of Games’ tonight on BBC2. Could you locate Krakatoa on the map? This links to your Geography learning this term. https://t.co/z9OwV7MTma

25/01/21

Beautiful view over the primary playground today. https://t.co/bP6EDbjGey

21/01/21

We thought you would like to see the Y5 Andy Warhol inspired masterpieces, I am sure you will agree they are amazing and they put in a lot of effort! 🖼🎨#homeschooling2021 https://t.co/QNiBBeY2KN

21/01/21

Year 1 had fun today designing and making potions. They had a lot of fun and loved watching the water change colour!! https://t.co/GJIFkdsH91

21/01/21

Sophie in Year 1 made a Snow School. She made it out of cardboard and added a nature trail, snow and lots of lovely details. Great to see how creative our learners are being at home. Shared by Mrs Schenk https://t.co/arIuHGeaiS

21/01/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Samuel Ryder community, join in today if you can. Take a moment and drop everything and read. 📚 What are you reading at the moment? Do you have any recommendations? https://t.co/6ovAp2jdOY

20/01/21

Retweeted From SRA - English

Students with dyslexia often find coloured overlays helpful. As we move to online learning, this site provides coloured overlays for your computer screen which should help for slides with lots of reading.Lots of options for this for the iPad too! https://t.co/k5e2pij8kr

20/01/21

Do any of our pupils in school or working remotely want to share their positive moments? We have shared quite a few online and through the learning you have uploaded. It would be great to hear from you. https://t.co/KcnKWwXUP4

20/01/21

We would love to see any homemade potions from our Year 1 children who are learning at home. We used some glitter, oil, water and food colouring. Have you got anymore creative ideas? https://t.co/7dGy0koL2E

18/01/21

In PSHE this week Year 5 have been looking at emergency first aid and discussing what we would do if we were faced with a range of scenarios. Here are a few pictures of those at school and those home-learning practicing the recovery position 👏🏻🩹🩺 https://t.co/A22OGCPnhV

18/01/21

Retweeted From SRA PE dept

This weeks challenge is the Sally up press up challenge. Please use the link below for guidance. How long can you last for? Tweet us your times! https://t.co/4GuHgUV4GW

17/01/21

Retweeted From SRA - English

Local libraries are offering free books to collect . Select children's books and then in the comments fill in the reading level of your child. This is a free service and you can have up to 6 books at a time - you need to be registered. Happy Reading! https://t.co/OlWW5GMhCk

16/01/21

Well done everyone! Looking forward to another great week for both those working remotely and those in school. You have definitely made us smile with all your wonderful learning! Keep it up! https://t.co/rnJkUOMcsB

16/01/21

Retweeted From SRA Art

NEW SRA ART BLOCK - Three large, beautifully light art studios, kiln room, art office, a perfect space for our students... https://t.co/OvH07O26cV

15/01/21

To finish off week 2, we would like to celebrate this lovely gesture by Rory in Year 5. He has created this beautiful cake and donated it to a local hospital to show his thanks to the NHS staff working tirelessly at this time. 🍰🧁🌈#NHSheroes https://t.co/7u7ydygtAF

15/01/21

Retweeted From SRA_Maths

Great puzzling 😀 https://t.co/zCdzc9y4jq

15/01/21

Retweeted From SRA_Maths

Well done Year 4 😀 https://t.co/GVv96J8f6e

15/01/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Our latest whole school newsletter is out now https://t.co/JNbDMEWFCY https://t.co/6x3EbS7jxz

15/01/21

Retweeted From SRA_Maths

Some great methods on display from Year 4! https://t.co/PwDEPhsM4L

15/01/21

Lots of mathematical thinking today! We are really enjoying this one! Lots of discussion on remote learning sessions and in school.

15/01/21

Retweeted From Hayley Crockford

Hannah Crockford’s (Year 5) answer is 5 https://t.co/PShspCQuAX

15/01/21

Retweeted From SRA_Maths

Puzzle Of The Week for students, staff and families. This week’s puzzle was contributed by Kai in Year 12. We look forward to seeing your solutions any time today - tweet us a photo of how you solved it. Happy puzzling! https://t.co/isvLWFJqLK

14/01/21

Not long to go. All to play for in the Year 4 vs Year 5 battle! https://t.co/OiPxqKyCgO

14/01/21

What a great resource. Thank you Mrs Battersby! https://t.co/Bg5enFX1Ml

14/01/21

Retweeted From SRA_Maths

Puzzle of the Week returns to twitter on Fridays. We are looking for great explanations of your solution, not speed of response. Dojos/Reward points for the best ones Easy way to show your maths working: write on paper, take a photo, attach to tweet.

14/01/21

Welcome to Diagon Alley! Here is a selection of our learning from our remote learners and those in the key worker group. https://t.co/pQiuSv6AeC

13/01/21

Fantastic Eden! https://t.co/VrLzNywnju

13/01/21

Year 4 have been investigating rivers. The children have independently selected a river to share their learning on. Take a look... https://t.co/izrTmzsoPH

13/01/21

Look out for our Diagon Alley inspired artwork from our English Lessons today. We are taking our time but can’t wait to share them... https://t.co/oskd8KCI9e

12/01/21

Retweeted From SRA PE dept

Great work Adem and the fastest time for primary so far! https://t.co/aPdb2cEoa9

11/01/21

Year 5 have been busy writing their own newspaper reports! Check out some of the final pieces below! 📝📰 https://t.co/MYz0Db9Fcd

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.

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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. 

Gillian Maddison - Staff Governor

 

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.

Alison watkins

Alison Watkins - Co-opted Governor

Although originally from Scotland, Alison has lived in St Albans for nearly 20 years and has been a Governor since September 2016.  Alison has a son and daughter in the primary phase who are loving being part of the Samuel Ryder Way.  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 to focus on family life and setting up her own business.  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 Governor and is very much enjoying working with the school and pupils to support the SRA values of Achievement, Care and Excellence.

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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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