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06/12/19

More fun at RAF Hendon! https://t.co/gHqm1Ffank

06/12/19

Y10 enjoying the MBDA Reconnaissance Challenge at RAF Hendon! https://t.co/Rr3M3jCL73

06/12/19

Retweeted From SRA Art

Wow, well done to Joby (y7) for his superb oil pastel apple drawing this week. We are incredibly impressed with his colour blending, it looks good enough to eat! 🍎 https://t.co/Hplw2Jn5LY

04/12/19

As Christmas approaches, we are aware that some of our students may receive online devices so we would like to alert parents to a free BBC App, called ‘Own It’- designed to advise children when online. Please see https://t.co/HIBFwIHLtt https://t.co/b5XDhyDOPn

04/12/19

Time to get your aprons on!🧁🍰🎂 https://t.co/BY0b8Wk0fY

04/12/19

Is your New Year's resolution to find a new position? We have a fantastic part time role for a Wraparound Care Manager/Teaching Assistant! See website for more details....https://t.co/meaUeAA5iP https://t.co/8DiDj1l0sz

02/12/19

Retweeted From SAPSMA

Looking forward to our annual massed primary schools Carol Service tomorrow, and rehearsing the readers today :-)

02/12/19

Coming Up! Tues Y3/4 Service at Cathedral ⛪ Inclusion Coffee Morning☕ School Production Rehearsals🎭 Wed Spanish students arrive🇪🇸 Post 16 Open Morning Girls Rugby🏉 Fri Y10 RAF challenge, Hendon✈️ Sat School Fair🎄

02/12/19

Our latest news is out now! https://t.co/vxHI1X8cfh https://t.co/VffvkzAZdS

29/11/19

We are so grateful for the equipment we are able to purchase thanks to the PTA! In action - Microscopes! https://t.co/sCjjII4pLQ

29/11/19

Teachers! Don't forget to sign up to this fantastic course next week https://t.co/NHa9sZPFsl

29/11/19

We need your donations for the Christmas Fair!!!! Raffle Prizes, Sweets, Unwanted Gifts, Unused Toiletries, Costume jewellery, Accessories,Stationery, Books, CD's, Bric a Brac, Soft Toys! Our Donation Day is next Friday 6th December! Thank you! https://t.co/u3xTp5JqVx

27/11/19

Teachers! Don't forget to sign up to this fantastic course next week https://t.co/iLYGz3HEXk

27/11/19

Pantomime time in primary this morning. A big thank you to for this amazing treat 🎬🎭 https://t.co/H1BuYjmtxT

26/11/19

Booking is now open for trials for our Post 16 SRA Netball Academy, in association with Saracens Mavericks! https://t.co/tccZHgidAk

26/11/19

Make you don't miss out on this weekend's Rugby Trials for our Post 16 SRA Rugby Academy! https://t.co/HwEYn7di2R https://t.co/vMSSdcHffe

26/11/19

Retweeted From SRA Secondary

5 days to go! 5 Days to go! Make you sign up for this Saturday's football trials for the SRA Football Academy in association with Watford Community Sports and Education Trust! https://t.co/kUWGZPOXvf https://t.co/ffl2S9xnEu

25/11/19

We cannot wait for Wednesday morning in primary, a special pantomime treat provided by our amazing PTA! https://t.co/pfFHsqWNC4

21/11/19

St. Andrews class are showing some fantastic teamwork as they make parachutes for their air-resistance experiment. Later we will be using to measure the total acceleration. The lowest level wins! https://t.co/fsWE4bBElf

20/11/19

Looking at Post-16 opportunities? Don't miss our Post 16 Open Evening next week! https://t.co/yp20HydDGG

20/11/19

Counting down to the SRA Football Academy Trials on Saturday 30th November!! https://t.co/KB3IvXmghc

19/11/19

Retweeted From Hertfordshire RTC

Some great computational thinking in as they attempt to crack a German code. Super lesson from https://t.co/yOf0sDkiuj

19/11/19

Congratulations to the winners of the free netball trials with https://t.co/xGkEn0ZJji

18/11/19

This week! Tues-Production Rehearsals🎭, U14/U15 Rugby v Dame Alice Owens🏉 Weds-U15 v Fullerians, U12/13 v Dame Alice Owens🏉, Y12 Maths Challenge 🔢, Y10 Spanish Info eve🇪🇸 Thurs-World Skills Trip 🌍, Y12 Speak Your Mind,🎤 Friday 22nd -Y12/13 Biology Trip, Y7 Boys Festival

18/11/19

Our latest news is out now! See our latest news here! https://t.co/iaQKrpltdi https://t.co/eJkacoETf0

18/11/19

Not long to go - make sure you attend our Post 16 Information Evening on the 28th November to pre-register and sign up for trials on the 30th November here https://t.co/vjk0NdMgYD https://t.co/9HHYq2B6U0

18/11/19

Retweeted From Hamish Arnold

Monday Blues? Take a look at our Saving Time and Reducing Workload webinar this evening at 4:20 so that and I can help you beat them. It's free to join and all you need is a device with a web browser and speakers. Video cameras are optional. https://t.co/B8yxsId05Z

15/11/19

Year 2 had an amazing day on Wednesday, they learnt lots about ‘The Great Fire of London’. Thanks to SRA PTA for contributing to the cost of the day. https://t.co/t0MO750jMo

15/11/19

Mighty Netball visited our primary assembly this morning, thanks to Laura and Alice for telling us more about netball. https://t.co/wuofWG9mDQ

13/11/19

Retweeted From Hertfordshire RTC

Join us for our first webinar on Saving Time and Reducing Teacher Workload on Monday 18th November. Webinar goes live at 4:20 for a 4:30 start. To join follow the link: https://t.co/IfazfffWwE https://t.co/jvulY0iz0Z

13/11/19

We are delighted to announce the launch of the SRA Football Academy for Post-16 students, in conjunction with Watford Community Sports & Education Trust! ⚽⚽⚽ https://t.co/yCCDns7HXj

13/11/19

Teachers - don't miss this fantastic workshop 'Saving Time and Reducing Teacher Workload' on Monday 18th November! https://t.co/tvC2juQ6Om

11/11/19

Coming up this week! Scholastic Book Fair - all week 📚 6th Form Parents Eve - Tues, 4-7pm Y11 Geography Trip - 🗺️ Y2 - Fire of London Trip - 🚌 New Starters Music Concert - Weds 6-7pm 🎶 Y7-9 Futsal Tournament -Thurs ⚽ Y12 Geography Lecture - Thurs - 🎤 Y10 Art Trip Fri

11/11/19

We are really excited to announce the publication of our first iBook as an Apple Distinguished School, which has been released in over 50 countries! https://t.co/BSGA3YGpII

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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