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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

The House System

Every member of the SRA community, students and staff, as well as being in a tutor group and a year group, belongs to a house. The houses, Austen, Bronte, Christie, Dahl, Hardy, King and Wordsworth reflect our English specialism.

As House members, all students have a wide range of opportunities to work together and 'compete' against other students, the other Houses and even against themselves earning House points in the process.

King House

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He was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King, both a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Among many efforts, King headed the SCLC. Through his activism, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honours. King was assassinated in April 1968, and continues to be remembered as one of the most lauded African-American leaders in history, often referenced by his 1963 speech, "I Have a Dream."

Dahl House

Roald dahl 1982Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916, in Llandaff, South Wales. In 1953, he published the best-selling story collection Someone Like You and married actress Patricia Neil. He published the popular book James and the Giant Peach in 1961. In 1964, he released another highly successful work, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was later adapted for two films. Over his decades-long writing career, Dahl wrote 19 children's books. He died on November 23, 1990, in Oxford, England.

Bronte House

Emily Brontë by Patrick Branwell Brontë restoredBorn in Thornton, Yorkshire, England, on July 30, 1818, Emily Jane Brontë lived a quiet life in Yorkshire with her clergyman father; brother, Branwell Brontë; and two sisters, Charlotte and Anne. The sisters enjoyed writing poetry and novels, which they published under pseudonyms. As "Ellis Bell," Emily wrote Wuthering Heights (1847)—her only published novel—which garnered wide critical and commercial acclaim. Emily Brontë died in Haworth, Yorkshire, England, on December 19, 1848—the same year that her brother, Branwell, passed away.

Austen House

484px jane austen coloured versionJane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, in Steventon, Hampshire, England. While not widely known in her own time, Austen's comic novels of love among the landed gentry gained popularity after 1869, and her reputation skyrocketed in the 20th century. Her novels, including Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, are considered literary classics, bridging the gap between romance and realism.

Wordsworth House

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Born in England in 1770, poet William Wordsworth worked with Samuel Taylor Coleridge on Lyrical Ballads (1798). The collection, which contained Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey," introduced Romanticism to English poetry. Wordsworth also showed his affinity for nature with the famous poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud." He became England's poet laureate in 1843, a role he held until his death in 1850.

House competitions

Throughout the year students have many chances to work with members of their form and House, taking part in competitions and events in their quest to earn valuable house points. Some of these take place as part of lessons, some run during lunchtimes and after school and offer extra opportunity to get involved in the life of SRA.

At the start of every school year we kick start the house competition whereby the whole school day is collapsed so that all students can compete in a wide range of sporting events. We run a total of 26 events throughout the year including Poetry, Eggheads, Stop Motion, Debating, G.B.B.O and of course, plenty of sports events including sports day. All of these and other events build towards the awarding of the House Cup during a hugely emotional climax to our final school “House” assembly.

Every year we also gather food donations for one of our local food banks to support those families within our community who are less fortunate. Each house will also select a local or national charity to fundraise for over the year. Last year we raised over £12,500 towards our elected charities. Elected student Form Captains and House Captains help to organise, promote and these run events. Through regular meetings and assemblies they work with both teachers and other students to ensure that the spirit of all the houses is a prominent feature of school life. For example: “I’m a teacher get me out of here”

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