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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

Sport

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Regular physical activity can help students improve cardiorespiratory fitness, build strong bones and muscles, control weight, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reduce the risk of developing health conditions in later life.  At Samuel Ryder Academy, the school ethos has health and active lifestyles at its very heart. Promoting a healthy lifestyle is integral to us providing an education for life for all our students.

The extra-curricular timetable at SRA aims to offer both breadth of choice and also to have a competitive edge to raise the standards of sport at the school.

For example, our Rugby clubs have had a hugely positive impact upon student engagement, seeing an increased number of pupils attending clubs this year. The club not only develops  students' physical fitness but has also had a positive impact upon their social health as well. Rugby has also helped break down gender stereotypes with the introduction of girls teams this year. The impact of this has seen girls from Year 7-10 training and competing against other schools in the district. Our Netball and Rugby sports tour has also helped to promote gender equality and to develop excellent relationships between male and female students within the Academy.

Our Going for Gold leadership programme is another example of how sport has developed student resilience and promotes independence. Students from Year 7 upwards are provided with opportunities to develop their leadership, officiating or reporting skills, through structured activities delivered by the PE department.

Our extra-curricular programme also focuses on developing the core values of SRA.

All our clubs are fully inclusive, with the aim of raising student achievements, whether that is a complete beginner, learning the sport for the first time, or stretching our most able students to perform successfully against the best schools in the county and nationally.

The PE staff are all passionate practitioners who care hugely about offering as many opportunities as possible to the pupils at the academy, from EYFS through to Key Stage 5.  The students are taught through all activities the importance of respect, safety and fair play. Students regularly work with other year groups to share their knowledge and to help create role models for the younger community of the school to aspire towards.

Underpinning everything that is offered through the extra-curricular programme are the  school's high expectations for excellent standards. This could be in relation to  ensuring students' appearance is of the highest standards, punctuality, training and matches.  Staff discuss with pupils the core values of sport and expect them to demonstrate these not only in PE lessons but across all aspects of their life at the academy. Our clubs are not only about producing excellent sportsmen and women, but also about developing outstanding individuals who will be able to contribute effectively to the local community.

We have representative sides who compete during both the school week and on Saturday mornings in the following sports: Rugby Union, Football, Basketball, Netball, Rounders, Athletics, Gymnastics, Dance, Cricket, Swimming and Cross Country.

Clubs and Recognition across the Academy

Here at Samuel Ryder Academy, every student has the opportunity to be recognised for their dedication, teamwork, passion and creativity by attending clubs regularly. Whatever their passion, there is a club for each student. These clubs normally run during their “typical” season and the timetable changes each term to reflect this.  Please click here to see the most up to date version (whole academy).

Students who demonstrate at least a year’s commitment will qualify to receive their “Recognition badge” for each club. If a student continues to contribute to a range of clubs, over a number years, then they can be nominated towards receiving “Half colours” and then “Full colours” towards the end of their time at SRA. The following categories are used for nomination:

  • Aesthetic/Creative Achievement (Art, Dance, Drama, Music)
  • Sporting Achievement
  • Service to the School
  • School Service in the Community
  • Wider Achievement (Awards, Qualifications, Representation)         

 

 

            

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