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23/10/20

How fantastic! Some are on display on the art board for all to admire! https://t.co/TXzk1xTEFt

23/10/20

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Thank you to our students, staff and families for working hard to create a safe and productive learning environment during our first half term back at school. We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday 2 November 2020. https://t.co/2nFLpNO0EB

23/10/20

A busy spooky week at Ace Club. The children have had lots of fun!  Have a great half term. https://t.co/Yx7E0VyqD9

23/10/20

What a brilliant afternoon we had in Imperial class this afternoon. We completed our ‘Egg Drop Challenge’ putting the design and creation of our egg structures to the test! 🤩🥚🍳 https://t.co/7otIRvt7BY

23/10/20

Year 1 have had a fantastic day- they have had a pyjama party and been making autumn wreaths 🍂🍁 https://t.co/Qpgjc4XItl

23/10/20

Taking in feedback and improving all the time. https://t.co/tgv7BF78RV

23/10/20

Year 6 took inspiration from Martin Luther King and created their own poems after listening to his ‘I Have Dream’. Miss Leat and Miss Bacon were blown away and inspired by the words and feelings shared. Have a listen to some of those we heard...

22/10/20

Retweeted From SRA PE dept

King of penalty shootout during Football club this morning! Well done Jack! https://t.co/Vt6YaE5IeQ

20/10/20

In Year 5 this morning we have been working on our inference skills, exploring who we think the shoes may belong to and why. A brilliant effort from all of the children. 👠🥿👢👞👟🥾 https://t.co/BQeyNGiwKm

16/10/20

The children are always eager for these every week! Some solve them before the staff!!! https://t.co/YL8L14HXuR

09/10/20

Year 3 are having a brilliant morning exploring shadows. It is definitely a perfect morning for it☀️👣 https://t.co/nwBasnFvBS

07/10/20

Amazing collaborative learning in Year 4 this morning- they have been focusing on the Anglo Saxons and what life was like at this time 🗡🛡 https://t.co/xSIEYcwuKP

06/10/20

‘Year 6 dancers have had great fun in Dance Club! Well done girls on your progress and commitment over the last few weeks! More members welcome!’ - Mrs Battersby

06/10/20

The Year 6 Dance Club run by Mrs Battersby has been a great success. The numbers of members is growing and the smiles are clear every week. https://t.co/v9cBXaBXt9

05/10/20

ACE club fun! https://t.co/xmNifZWVTh

02/10/20

Year 4 have been on a quest with Beowulf to destroy Grendel. https://t.co/7Nh9OawwgA

01/10/20

Year 5 have thoroughly enjoyed this book and have used it to inspire art and history lessons. https://t.co/ahVVDN6zsm

01/10/20

Year 6 have been using Letters From The Lighthouse in English as well as linking it to history and geography learning https://t.co/CskTh8Wkue

01/10/20

Take a peek at some of the great texts that the children have been reading and using for their learning... https://t.co/1pSmexQn99

01/10/20

Year 1 have been taking a practical approach to their science learning by drawing and labelling body parts. They really enjoyed it! https://t.co/u8SnDNZKOh

29/09/20

St Andrews had a fantastic science lesson today experimenting with separating mixtures. 🧫🧪 https://t.co/zspZAUnjP5

28/09/20

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

In order to celebrate National Poetry Day this Thursday, we are holding a competition for all students at Samuel Ryder Academy. More information will be displayed in form classrooms and sent via EduLink. Closing date 19 October. Good Luck to all! https://t.co/Wh2LVMCvgk

28/09/20

Retweeted From SRA Art

We are super proud of our year 5 students and their fabulous Greek tile designs, such much detail, well done! https://t.co/zCLygYUhtv

23/09/20

In Year 5 we have been looking at the internet and networks. Today we had to model how it works, here is an amazing interpretation using drama! 📧💻🎭 https://t.co/avxmlITgUb

23/09/20

Some Wartime tunes to accompany our learning this afternoon. The children enjoyed listening to Dame Vera Lynn, The Andrew’s Sisters and many more. https://t.co/9JAKDBO0Cf

23/09/20

Year 6 have been learning about WW2 across their subjects. Today in History in Oxford Class, we have been designing our own evacuation leaflets. Such wonderful discussions and great questioning shown to further understanding. https://t.co/VyAcizD8B5

18/09/20

Year 6 Film Club began today and linked to our WW2 topic and English learning, we have been watching Carrie’s War based on the book by Nina Bawden https://t.co/N2RJidLXte

16/09/20

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

We are thrilled to announce that our Headteacher, Matt Gauthier has been announced as a Silver Winner in this year’s Pearson National Teaching Awards for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School award category. https://t.co/cpiLy9yajS

16/09/20

Fantastic news. Congratulations Mr Gauthier! https://t.co/S3VOK5zD5E

16/09/20

Retweeted From Herts Advertiser

St Albans headteacher wins national award https://t.co/AAXociWvDt

14/09/20

Year 5 enjoying our class text outside today. ‘Who Let The Gods Out’ is a definite hit! ☄️🌟💫💥📚 https://t.co/dCeLJ8OHJe

11/09/20

What a way to end the week! The children (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed celebrating Roald Dahl Day. What a fantastic end to our full first week back. Thanks to Miss Leat for organising and to parents and carers for the wonderfully inventive costumes.

11/09/20

Smiles all round in Cambridge Class. https://t.co/p8sgKbF4wj

11/09/20

We wonder if this Wonka Bar has the GOLDEN TICKET?? https://t.co/sFf2ov5NYI

11/09/20

This afternoon Year 5 made their very own lava lamps inspired by ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’! It was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone🤩 🧪💊🌋#RoaldDahlDay https://t.co/RN61rUFDBU

11/09/20

Year 5 having been creating their very own marvellous medicine 🧪🧫 https://t.co/DLOWp0GoJd

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.

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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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