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26/03/21

The final Primary puzzle of the Week is here. What combinations can you find? https://t.co/MW9JJxbTek

25/03/21

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Samuel Ryder Academy is looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to support both the primary and secondary phase of the school. For more information and to apply, please visit https://t.co/mkQIdcnULv https://t.co/DniFDuw65m

24/03/21

Year 6 have had a great few days putting all their planning and designing into action as they created their earthquake resistant structures. Thank you to Mr Roe and his team for supporting with providing resources. https://t.co/1y2mWa4qP3

20/03/21

The results for the 2nd primary puzzle of the week this week: 1st Place: Cambridge – 5 Dojos each 2nd Place: Imperial – 3 Dojos each 3rd Place: York Class – 1 Dojo each Can anyone at home solve it? https://t.co/eMiWkmXjI7

19/03/21

Year 4 have been looking at the water cycle as part of their ‘Mountains, Rivers and Coasts’ topic. They have created a brilliant 3D DT project to explain the process. 💧🌊🗻 https://t.co/lUCKI4dJJI

19/03/21

A brilliant end to science week in Year 5- The Dunkin’ Biscuit Investigation! 🍪 https://t.co/nxFyE3HJR5

15/03/21

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Does it float? Does it snap? As part of Science Week, Year 2 students are using their investigative skills to identify different types of plastic. https://t.co/tvEG3T4tR0

12/03/21

Fantastic maths on display in Year 2 today. The children enjoyed challenging themselves and also explaining their methods. https://t.co/l3QMTdxLJH

12/03/21

The children have loved the new circuits and are definitely making the most of them at every opportunity. https://t.co/ceoIW6ID95

12/03/21

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Can you tell how much we love our fabulous new primary playground markings? Thank you to the wonderful Samuel Ryder PTA for funding this - what a fabulous welcome back! https://t.co/JfskwO6dlD

10/03/21

It was ‘Smarties Maths’ with Miss Shirazi for the second Year 6 group yesterday. They were all smiles and enjoyed this ‘sweet’ lesson which applied their number, proportion, fraction, ratio and probability learning. https://t.co/kMMpIhddGS

10/03/21

Year 6 made the most of the sunshine and took their learning outside. Using the skills they had been learning in home live sessions. They designed their own investigations and from these calculated different averages producing graphs to show their data. https://t.co/XH0G0rv7AW

08/03/21

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REMINDER. Our Primary School Virtual Parents' Evenings will be held on Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th this week from 4pm. Please ensure you have read the guidance sent via Edulink on how to access the video system. https://t.co/vyQ46j6QdJ

08/03/21

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Samuel Ryder Academy is looking to appoint a Learning Support Officer for Key Stage 1. Working with the Head of Inclusion, you will be a practitioner with high expectations of pupil achievement and progress. ➡️ For more information, please visit https://t.co/YnmqoRxHJU https://t.co/OV9QQEjkqF

08/03/21

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It's great to have our whole school community back together! https://t.co/DD51wDS6cd

05/03/21

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Jayden. H yr3 Bath class decided his book recommendation was the cracker by Olaf Falafel who he loved meeting at school when he came to visit https://t.co/ozXJ33rRLI

04/03/21

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Our first review is in! 📕Thanks Benji L in Year 3 sharing your review of 's https://t.co/RKCaXk25q1

04/03/21

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For Annabel T in Year 1 has shared her love of the the Oi books. Annabel has combined these books with her recent learning of rhyming. She looked through her and her sisters teddies to link them with the books. Well done Annabel! https://t.co/fd2eOjkeFl

04/03/21

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Thank you Jasmine W in Year 3 for sharing this version of Alice in Wonderland for . It's fantastic that you thought about the adjectives in this story. We think sticky icing sounds great too! 🐇🎩🚪 https://t.co/KyGUPfFPCL

04/03/21

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For Andreis DP Year 1 looks fabulous dressed up and would like to share his favourite book 'The Cave' by Rob Hodgson with the SRA community. Thanks Andreis, we can't wait to hear all about this story when we return to school.🐛 https://t.co/GxFVgM2099

04/03/21

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Addison (Year 3) and Cora (Reception) have taken flight to show us their fantastic window display of Zog and the Flying Doctors! 🐉 This looks great fun! https://t.co/orsEkGG6Fe

04/03/21

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Benji I in Year 2 has shared his amazing collection of Dog Man books by with us for . Thanks for the top tips with the flip-o-rama pictures, Benji, we'll be very careful with those pages! https://t.co/aNQ4qhsBpf

04/03/21

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Please be aware that we have a scheduled INSET DAY tomorrow Friday 5th of March and the school will be closed to students with no remote learning taking place https://t.co/aZsKcOGAjT

04/03/21

Great job Seb! May the ‘reading’ force be with you! https://t.co/AcLg0XP519

04/03/21

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Our window displays look amazing! Let's start with this spectacular display from Daniel R in Reception of his favourite book 'The Boy Who Grew Dragons' by https://t.co/nf6gb1mmrB

04/03/21

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Some more beautiful window displays from our students Alara Year 2, Jasmine W Year 3 and Sophie E Year 1. Thank you for sharing your favourite books with the SRA community! https://t.co/rgB6dDiszz

04/03/21

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sees Alice from Wonderland come to our home 📚📚📚 https://t.co/BFApH4XUgr

04/03/21

Sounds a fantastic activity for everyone involved! https://t.co/8Cs8aoOCUz

04/03/21

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Thank you Lily L in Reception for this lovely review. What a fun book to share! 🐟 https://t.co/CaTdHODOdy

26/02/21

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We had some great maths on display to solve this one! the solution for the primary puzzle is... https://t.co/c61elIqvKh

26/02/21

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Here is the solution to this week’s puzzle. A big thank you to Sumayyah Nasar from Y12 for setting this for us! https://t.co/SXlZEPqQG7

26/02/21

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Can our primary mathematicians solve the Primary Puzzle of the Week? We would love to see your working out! . Tweet your answers to https://t.co/zg5rPayDKq

26/02/21

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Good morning Samuel Ryder Community. Please see our Maths Puzzle of the Week and Maths Puzzle of the Week. We look forward to seeing your answers (don't forget to show how you worked it out!) Tweet your answers to https://t.co/4e887sAyS0

25/02/21

We want to share this amazing piece of art work completed by Leyla in Year 5. we are sure you would love to see this! 👩‍🎨🎨 https://t.co/51AKVHlCV1

25/02/21

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A dance challenge set by Mrs Battersby this week- Can you name the different dance styles and famous dance films? Tweet us your answers‼️ https://t.co/GeYnSNYa3A

24/02/21

Year 1 children enjoyed acting out ‘The 3 Billy Goats Gruff’. They read the story, made their own masks and then performed the story. https://t.co/d3qKcDYfBX

20/02/21

This looks like great fun! What an amazing structure you have made 🤩 https://t.co/TpJix0rA8O

13/02/21

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We are so proud of how the Samuel Ryder community has pulled together to make the start of this year a positive one despite the challenges we have faced together. Have a safe and restful half term break. https://t.co/vJ7kLNj56E

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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