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23/10/19

Teachers - don't miss out on this fantastic upcoming event IBITES: a series of short workshops to enhance your use of iPads for Education. Follow the link for more details and to book your space!🎟️https://t.co/NSiTeLt0m4

23/10/19

For Black History month, today we celebrate Beryl Gilroy. Beryl came to London in 1952 and faced prejudice securing her first teaching role. Today she is known as the first black headteacher in London and for her contribution to multi-racial education. https://t.co/pal14gk6Mb

23/10/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Thanks to for hosting some excellent trust training tonight - and special gold stars for our colleagues attending during their half term!

23/10/19

We are delighted to announce that Samuel Ryder Academy has recently been named Apple Distinguished School! https://t.co/fOYQvSTs4C

21/10/19

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month , today we remember Alexander Miles who invented automatic lift doors, after the tragic death of his daughter,so lift shaft doors close automatically to prevent accidents. His design is still used in lifts today. https://t.co/IE80VJ7Yuq

16/10/19

Congratulations to the Year 7 football team who won their cup game yesterday - they are now through to the third round!⚽🏆

14/10/19

We continue to celebrate Black History Month at SRA, today remembering Malcolm X. Changing his surname from Little to X Malcolm said this represented his real,unknown name stolen from him by white slavers, urging Black Americans to fight against inequality. https://t.co/LGJZS8rXGy

14/10/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy: looking to join a dynamic teaching team, committed to their students? are seeking an English Teacher for the remainder of the academic year. See website for further details https://t.co/Pl1Ly6zZbD . . https://t.co/fikuiKfsLz

14/10/19

Retweeted From SRA Library

The Rugby World Cup House reading Challenge is hotting up in its last week! Bronte leading by 10 points! https://t.co/yYCHzFyLYq

14/10/19

A busy week for SRA! All wk - ♟️House Maths Chess Competition ✅Tues - Production rehearsals🎭 , U14/15 Rugby 🏉 ✅Weds - Primary/Sibling photos 📸, Saracens Masterclass 🏉 ✅Thurs - Secondary Photos📸, Production Rehearsals 🎭 ✅Friday - Y8/9/10 - Sports Tour 🤾‍♀️🏃‍♂️🚌

11/10/19

To mark Black History Month, today at SRA we are celebrating Dr Shirley Jackson, an American physicist whose experiments lead to developments such as the touch - tone telephone, the portable fax, caller ID, call waiting, and the fibre-optic cable! https://t.co/5iYEW76Erk

09/10/19

Today as part of Black History Month at SRA we celebrate Joan Armatrading who moved to the UK aged 7 from St Kitts to Birmingham. She taught herself to play guitar and was the first ever female UK artist to be nominated for a Grammy in the blues category! https://t.co/Lrnw8kh6nv

09/10/19

We have the Globe Players in school today performing snippets from Shakespeare to Year 7,10 and 11🎭🎭🎭 https://t.co/KHoJ5MiYA0

07/10/19

Today we remember Katherine Johnson whose work as a NASA employee were critical to the success of spaceflight. She was one of the first African-American women to work as a NASA scientist and was awarded the Presidential medal of Freedom in 2015. https://t.co/pDoyZacLNw

07/10/19

Coming up this week!🗓️ 🔠House Spelling Bee 🎭School Production Rehearsals - Tues/Thurs 📚Y2/Y6 Curriculum Evening - Tues 🏉Rugby - U15 Girls Tues, U18 Girls Weds, Senior Boys Weds 🚌Sports Tour Info Eve - Weds ⚽ Y5/6 Football - Thurs 🗒️ PTA AGM Meeting - Thursday, 7.30pm

04/10/19

To mark Black History Month, today SRA celebrate Tommy Smith and John Carlos. Angered by the treatment of Black Americans in the deep south, they raised gloved fists at the 1969 Olympics Ceremony to highlight the 'poverty of the Black man in America' https://t.co/QpBcBgNp5E

02/10/19

Meet the Faculty This week - the English department! https://t.co/q37FgRpRxx

01/10/19

Today we celebrate Rosa Parks - a civil rights activist who refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus. This sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott;launching nationwide efforts to end racial segregation of public facilities https://t.co/boaPSx1wTS

30/09/19

Another busy week ahead! ✅School Production Rehearsals -Tuesday/Thursday after school ✅Y7 PGL Info Evening - 6-7pm ✅ Senior Boys Rugby v Kings Langley, Weds ✅Y5/6 Football v Bernards Heath, Thurs, ✅ Saracens Girls Rugby Skills ✅ 6th Form Curriculum Evening - Thursday

30/09/19

Tomorrow sees the start of Black History Month! Here at SRA we will be celebrating the cultural diversity of modern Britain and recognising the contribution of people of African and Caribbean descent to our society https://t.co/dPncILjLND

23/09/19

A busy week ahead at SRA 👉 🛑Tuesday - School Production Rehearsals, Year 4 and 5 Curriculum Evening, 3.30-4.30pm 🛑Wednesday - Year 3 Celtic Harmony Trip 🛑Thursday - Open Evening - 6pm - 9pm (Secondary students finish -12.30pm) 🛑Friday - Secondary students late start 9.30am

23/09/19

Are you looking for a new part-time role? A fab opportunity has opened up at Scholars' Education Trust, based at Samuel RyderAcademy! https://t.co/2hKq0ed06Q

18/09/19

▶️School Calendar - under 'News and Events' ▶️Term Dates - under Key Information. Hopefully, this will help you get to grips with where things are!

18/09/19

▶️Letters Home - under 'Key Information'. To find the letter you need, it is possible to view letters by 'Category' (top right of page) ▶️Clubs - under Extra-Curricular, then Activities (there is also a timetable on letters home) ▶️Newsletters - under 'News and Events'

18/09/19

If you are new to the school and are still finding your way around the web site🤔 , here our some pointers for you!🙌 For most items, head to the main menu, for more specific information, head to Primary, Secondary, Sixth Form tabs at the bottom of the Home page.

18/09/19

Primary Teachers - are you looking for a new role? An exciting opportunity has opened up for a KS2 Lead in Maths https://t.co/meaUeAA5iP https://t.co/CimIbMrn63

16/09/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancies: Are you interested in working for Scholars' Education Trust? We offer excellent staff training and development opportunities. See website for latest vacancies https://t.co/BtZ4F72Vlo . . https://t.co/UlFPWIgW1O

16/09/19

Introducing Bronte House! Head of House, Mr Amos has some exciting fundraising events in store this year!' The year before last Bronte won everything but last year we didn't do so well so my aim is for everyone to get involved an get back to the top - competing hard but fair!' https://t.co/Y6T0ppaZp6

13/09/19

There is no excuse for being bored this term! Here is our club timetable for the Autumn Term! ⚽🏉🎭🎨🎼🎲🎸🇪🇸🏊‍♀️🤾‍♀️🎾🎺🇫🇷👩‍🔬🤸🏸♟️➗💃🕺 https://t.co/rPsGNu3M3D

11/09/19

Retweeted From SRARugbyAcademy

GAME DAY! Our First XV start their NatWest cup campaign this afternoon against Beaumont. Go well, play hard, stay strong

11/09/19

If you are looking for a new role in education ,we have some amazing new opportunities within our trust right now! https://t.co/w4RSTe4R9c

06/09/19

After a fantastic start back, we are getting ready for a busy first full week from Monday! ➡️Monday - Primary Church Assembly ⛪ ➡️Tuesday/Thursday - School Production Rehearsals after school 🎭🎭 ➡️Friday - Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Practice (Year 11)

06/09/19

We're hiring! Several exciting new part-time admin roles have recently opened up at SRA! https://t.co/zHtKdn1TdP

04/09/19

Welcome back to all staff and students! Looking forward to a great academic year 2019/2020! https://t.co/kuxzVDC4GQ

04/09/19

Are you looking for a new part-time admin opportunity? An exciting new role has just opened up at Samuel Ryder Academy! https://t.co/4aD6RMYtrE

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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