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Our latest newsletter is out now! Have a great summer everyone!


Cycling Proficiency for our Year 6 students this week! 🚴🚴🚴


Get ready for lots of Music in the Autumn Term! We have a packed extra-curricular Music timetable for you all!!🎼🥁🎷🎺🎸🎻


This week is Cycling Proficiency for Year 6! Lots for our cyclists to learn about staying safe on the roads! 🚴🚴🚴


The fabulous SRA Primary Talent Show took place this morning with amazing acts from all Year groups! Well done to all our brilliant performers and a particular well done to the winners 'The Next Steps' and Jayden!!!!💃🕺🤹🎭🎤


Some fabulous choreography from Year 2.


The SRA talent show got off to a great start with some brilliant singing from Reception. Great singing boys!


Our Autumn PE Club Timetable is out now. Thanks to lots of opportunities to get involved. Primary morning clubs: 8-8.30am, Secondary morning clubs: 7.45 - 8.25am, Lunchtime clubs: KS3: 1-1.30pm, KS4: 1-1.40pm, After School clubs: 3.30-4.30pm. ⛹️⛹️‍♀️🤾🤾‍♀️


A busy last week of term! ▶️ Year 6 Cycling Proficiency 🚲 ▶️ Reception Trip to Shepreth Wildlife Park 🦒🐎🐐 ▶️Houses of Parliament Trip 🏰 ▶️Primary Talent Show 🤹🤹‍♀️ ▶️Wildhearts Awards Ceremony ♥️


Congratulations to the Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 finalists.


Year 5 (soon to be Year 6!) had a great transition morning taking part in team building activities!


After a lot of deliberation the judges have selected the winning acts for Purple class in Year One and Green class in Year Two!


Purple class in Year 1 and Green class in Year 2 have auditioned for the talent show. Congratulations to all those that took part


Retweeted From SRA Music

A huge well done to all our talented Y6 students for their performance of Peter Pan last night, we are all very proud of you. Thanks to all the staff that worked really hard to make it happen, and to all parents for coming to support!


If you are coming along to our Year 6 performance of Peter Pan today, some of our secondary students will be selling refreshments before and during the interval to raise money for their expedition to Ecuador! 🥤🍿


Year 1 have made their way to Southend and are having a wonderful time. blob:null/995f1928-3883-4c01-9dcf-3fb77780d679


A fab performance from our staff band earlier today!! Well done Mr Fothergill, Ms Wilson, Mrs Reig, Mr Berry and Mr Woosey🎤🎸🥁🎼🎹


Looking for a fun family activity for the weekend? Don't miss our fantastic Summer Fair from 12-3pm - something for everyone 🌞🍦🍭🎉


A beautiful, sunny Primary Sports Day!!! 🌞🌞🌞🏃🏃‍♀️


And now for key stage 2!


Year 2 demonstrating their skills on the glockenspiel.


Key stage 1 sports day carousel is off to a brilliant start! We are all looking forward to a great day!


Well done to all our Year 8 students who are out teaching French in local Primary schools this week!!!🇫🇷🇫🇷🥖#French


Year 6 performing their final dance from the workshop today!!


Year Two had a great time at the dance workshop this afternoon.


We are very busy next week at SRA!! ✅Y10/12 Work Experience 👩‍🔬👨‍💻👩‍🏭👨‍🏫 ✅Y8 Primary French Project 🇫🇷 ✅ Tues- Art/DT Exhibition 🎨 ✅Weds- Primary Sports Day, Y8 Drama Showcase 🎭 ✅Thurs- A Midsummer Night's Dream Trip, Parent Child Coding Event 🎟️


Dance workshops have got off to a great start!


It;s not too early to get organised for the Autumn Term! 📝📋#backtoschool


Retweeted From Hertfordshire County Council

This week is Drowning Prevention Week – here are some tips on staying safe around water


Retweeted From Hertfordshire RTC

We have a few tickets left if you would still like to sign up for our fantastic parent and child robotics event on July 4th. Get your FREE ticket here:


Retweeted From SRA - English

And then we have Macbeth being performed in the Roman theatre in Verulamium. An excellent opportunity to bring this GCSE text to life. 9th July - 13th July.

Teacher Training

We offer the School Direct teacher training programme, both salaried and tuition fee, in partnership with the Alban Federation, (rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2012). 

Do you qualify?

We are keen to engage with candidates who have a passion for their subject and the learning process, whilst wanting to inspire young people to fulfil their potential. If this describes you, get in touch and let us tell you how you can fulfil yours.

Applicants are now encouraged to register their interest in teacher training via Applications will be accepted from October 2018 when the national window next opens.

Applicants must submit an application form via UCAS but should be aware of some other requirements.

A reminder that we require you to have obtained GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above (or be registered for the appropriate equivalency test) at the time of application. Primary applicants will also require GCSE Science.

You must also register and sit the Professional Skills Tests for entrants to the profession as part of the application process. We recommend doing this as soon as possible once you have registered with UCAS.

All applicants who sat examinations overseas must have applied to NARIC for an equivalency check before applying for Federation training.

On successful completion of the training Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) will be awarded.

There are two School Direct routes as outlined below…

School Direct salaried

This route is only available for the subjects that the government designate as high or other priority.

To apply for this route you must meet the statutory requirements for initial teacher training (see eligibility requirements), your degree should ideally be a 2:i or First (although applicants with other degrees will be considered) and you must have three years career experience in a professional field.

For those who went straight into higher education from school, regardless of whether there was a gap year or not, this should be since completing your degree.

An acceptable alternative to this is if your degree was gained later in life after a minimum of 3 years career experience. Your degree should be at least 50% in the subject you wish to teach although we will consider in some cases degrees that are closely linked e.g. an engineering degree for a science training place.

Trainees on the School Direct Salaried route are employed at their training school and paid on the UQT1 pay scale. The government have removed the requirement for School Direct Salaried trainees to be supernumerary which allows those who have been working as unqualified teachers in schools to continue to teach a 90% timetable while training. The majority of trainees, however, who do not have teaching experience, will begin with a very light timetable that will increase over the year.

School Direct tuition fee

This route is generally available for all subjects.

To apply for this route you must meet the statutory requirements for initial teacher training (see eligibility requirements). Your degree should be at least 50% in the subject you wish to teach although we will consider in some cases degrees that are closely linked e.g. an engineering degree for a science training place.

As the name implies this is a tuition fee funded route. For September 2018 the tuition fees that Alban Federation will charge are £7,500. Bursaries are available in some subjects while student loans can be accessed in support of paying fees. Some applicants are also eligible for maintenance support through training.

Once trainees have accepted places on this training programme they can then make applications for tuition fee loans through Student Finance England (Student Loans Company), to cover the cost of their training. Trainees in priority subjects may be entitled to a bursary which is determined by the subject and degree class.

Trainees on the School Direct Tuition Fee programme are not employed by their training school and do not receive a salary. They are supernumerary which means all of the classes they will teach are ’borrowed’ from a teacher employed by the school. Consequently there is flexibility in the training to allow the teaching timetable to grow at a rate that suits the trainee within the constraints of the training year. It also means there is scope for guided teaching and team teaching at the start of the training.


If you have any questions or queries, please contact us:

Telephone: 01727 799560  x217



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