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17/02/24

Please join us for an online session with our Hertfordshire Apple Regional Training Centre on Tuesday 27 February 2024, 4:00pm-4:30pm.This Teams session ‘Using OneNote in Education’ is aimed at educators. Please click below to book your free place: https://t.co/jyUvAY0dat pic.twitter.com/TffnsXJyfo

16/02/24

Please join us for an online session with our Hertfordshire Apple Regional Training Centre on Tuesday 27 February 2024, 4:00pm-4:30pm.This Teams session ‘Using OneNote in Education’ is aimed at educators. Please click below to book your free place: https://t.co/jyUvAY0dat pic.twitter.com/TffnsXJyfo

15/02/24

Year 5 St Andrews have been working collaboratively with their peers to edit and improve their writing ✍️ pic.twitter.com/Piy3BqcnJB

15/02/24

Reception have been celebrating Chinese New Year 🧧 they thoroughly enjoyed their visit from a parent in class. They even made their own decorations 🇨🇳🐉🐲 pic.twitter.com/rsl0vDKkRT

13/02/24

Reception were getting in the pancake day mood today, practising their flipping of ‘pancakes’ 🥞🤩 pic.twitter.com/zoqBqkJmLA

09/02/24

Today we completed Children’s Mental Health week with a dance party on the playground! What a great end to the week! 💃🕺 pic.twitter.com/FcmE4ZqER7

08/02/24

We have had wonderful week marking Children’s Mental Health week, filled with play dough discos, running club, Blooket games, yoga, games and lots of opportunities to talk! 🤩🏃💬🗣️ pic.twitter.com/gu1uJxnbZT

08/02/24

Oxford Class have been thoroughly enjoying their class texts. After Goodnight Mr Tom, they read The Final Year and now after it being a main feature in the previous text, are moving on to read Skellig. Such enjoyment in books is lovely to see. pic.twitter.com/Lx26kUAoAa

08/02/24

Year 5 Imperial enjoyed some voice and script work with Miss Randall in drama. Some fantastic Chicago accents and audience participation. Well done Year 5. pic.twitter.com/NctmitQGiD

07/02/24

A great running session for KS2 at lunchtime on the field. Everyone did their best to challenge themselves and enjoy the fresh air. Some great running on display and even better cheering each other on. pic.twitter.com/wCT3TcE35c

02/02/24

Reception had a great afternoon making fruit kebabs 🍎🍌🍉🍓🫐🥭 pic.twitter.com/Yns5IjNkzn

02/02/24

In Primary we all wore an item of bright colour today to show how we are all different and amazing. What a great end to our diversity and LGBT week 🏳️‍🌈 pic.twitter.com/zXDUhHlewT

30/01/24

Today, our Year 6s played in the EFL Utilita cup at Watford training dome. The squad cruised to the final undefeated with 6 wins and a draw, however unfortunately, an extra-time 1-0 loss saw us finish runners up. All the students should be incredibly proud! pic.twitter.com/TFyvarE0Wx

30/01/24

Today, our Year 6s played in the EFL Utilita cup at Watford training dome. The squad cruised to the final undefeated with 6 wins and a draw, however unfortunately, an extra-time 1-0 loss saw us finish runners up. All the students should be incredibly proud! pic.twitter.com/TFyvarE0Wx

30/01/24

Year 4 Warwick Class have been exploring how to use a compass to draw circles and calculating their radius and diameter. ⭕️🧮✍️ pic.twitter.com/O75AIrRDI0

26/01/24

We are thrilled to share that we have become a Voice 21 Oracy Centre of Excellence.This is recognition from the national oracy charity, Voice 21, of the last three years of oracy provision we have provided throughout the whole school. pic.twitter.com/ptDDfEOC7G

26/01/24

Year 1 Orange have made some amazing pen pots, have a looks at some of their amazing creations 🦋🍍🦜🐞 pic.twitter.com/dJzu0eRhs3

26/01/24

We are thrilled to share that we have become a Voice 21 Oracy Centre of Excellence.This is recognition from the national oracy charity, Voice 21, of the last three years of oracy provision we have provided throughout the whole school. pic.twitter.com/ptDDfEOC7G

26/01/24

A lovely assembly with Chris and Alex from St Luke’s Church this morning talking about dreams and goals. Lots to think about and new learning about some key figures who have impacted the world of science, maths and civil rights. pic.twitter.com/t70ELoZ0aF

23/01/24

Year 3 have loved exploring ‘pixil art’ in their computing lessons this week! pic.twitter.com/LJet6dGFNa

19/01/24

Frozen Trip. Updated arrival time 10:40pm

19/01/24

The Frozen trip are safely on their way home. ETA at the moment is 10:30pm. Any changes we will update.

18/01/24

Year 5 St Andrews had a great science lesson in the lab today looking at water temperature 🧪👩‍🔬🧫🔬 pic.twitter.com/JJuzTqGcHu

15/01/24

Year 5 had an incredible evening at 🎶🎵 pic.twitter.com/KpjEroOYXP

15/01/24

Year 5 have found their seats and have begun rehearsals for this evenings performance pic.twitter.com/9oOtu4N8MY

Parent Information

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Generative artificial intelligence (AI)

Artificial intelligence (AI) tools are now widespread and easy to access. Staff, pupils and parents/carers may be familiar with generative chatbots such as ChatGPT and Google Bard.  Samuel Ryder recognises that AI has many uses to help pupils learn, but may also lend itself to cheating and plagiarism. 

Pupils may use AI tools:

  1. As a research tool to help them find out about new topics and ideas
  2. When specifically studying and discussing AI in schoolwork, for example in IT lessons or art homework about AI-generated images. All AI-generated content must be properly attributed.

Pupils may not use AI tools:

  1. During assessments, including internal and external assessments and coursework
  2. To write their homework or class assignments, where AI-generated text is presented as their own work
  3. As an alternative to engaging in practical learning.

Scholars’ Education Trust and all of its schools considers any unattributed use of AI-generated text or imagery to be plagiarism, and will follow our plagiarism procedures as set out in our exam and plagiarism guidelines.

Code of conduct

Student Code of Conduct

We want Samuel Ryder Academy to be a happy and peaceful community in which to learn. Our Code of Conduct is designed to help students understand what we mean by this. It is not an exhaustive list of aspirations and things to avoid; instead it outlines key points so students have clear examples of what we expect from them.

Students have the right to:

  • learn without disruption
  • be free from bullying of any kind
  • feel safe
  • enjoy equal opportunities
  • exist within the school without fear of prejudice of any kind from any member of the community.

The school community will not tolerate:

  • bullying of any kind
  • any type of violence
  • vandalism, graffiti, or litter
  • cruel or insensitive behaviour
  • possession of or dealing in drugs or alcohol
  • smoking cigarettes
  • misuse of solvents
  • any signs of disrespect from any member of the community
  • arriving late to school or to lessons
  • leaving the school without permission or missing lessons.

In our school we will try to:

  • respect ourselves
  • respect each other
  • do our best
  • act with honesty and responsibility
  • show ourselves in the best light
  • be polite and courteous
  • enjoy learning
  • participate in all aspects of school life.

We publish our Student Code of Conduct on our website and in students’ planners and refer to it in our rewards and behaviour management systems.

EduLink One

Samuel Ryder Academy uses a portal called EduLink One which provides a convenient and accessible solution for the school to communicate with parents on all aspects of school life and also allows parents to access all information about their child in one place.  

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What Can EduLink One Do?

Some of the EduLink One features which parents may find useful are listed below:

  • Absence Reporting - Parents can easily report their child absent from school due to illness. They will also be notified via email if their child is absent from school.
  • Account Info - This screen will allow parents to see general information that we hold about their child.
  • Achievement - Will show parents any achievements awarded to their child.
  • Attendance - Parents will be able to view statutory attendance statistics for their child.
  • Behaviour - This will give parents access to the behaviour records for their child.
  • Calendar - This will be populated with upcoming events, parents’ evening dates and school holidays. If a dot is showing under a date, it means there are one or more events happening that day. Click the date to find out more information.
  • Catering – This screen links to ParentPay accounts, it will let parents know what their child has chosen to eat and the balance on their account.  
  • Contacts - This screen will show parents the contact information we hold on file for them.
  • Documents – In this section parents can find the annual school report for their child.
  • Exams - This will give parents information about any exams their child may be taking. An exam timetable as well as exam entries are displayed.
  • Forms – On occasion we will ask parents to complete reply slips through EduLink One, these are found in the forms section.
  • Homework - The homework screen allows parents to see all of the homework that has been set for their child. The screen also allows parents to swipe through to see homework that has been completed.
  • Messaging - We now communicate with parents via email and push notifications to the app. Parents will receive instant paperless communications into the EduLink One communicator tool as well as to their email inbox. Parents can also use EduLink One to contact their child’s teachers.
  • Timetable - This gives parents a view of their child’s current timetable and will be kept up to date with any changes of teachers, groups or rooms as they happen. 
  • Update Information – Parents can access and edit their contact details and their child’s information and consents, keeping the school up to date with any changes. (Note: This data can be accessed by any parent with Parental Responsibility and an EduLink One log-in).

Parents' Guide to EduLink One

FAQs

How do I get a log-in for EduLink One?

Parents will have received their username via email from Samuel Ryder Academy.

If you have not received an email (please ensure your email address is up-to-date with the Academy Main Office) or would like to access EduLink One, please contact us at SRA Technical Assistance

Is EduLink One secure?

All data within the EduLink One software is encrypted and secured using the most up-to-date TLS 1.2 secure encryption technology.

How can I access EduLink One?

EduLink One is a school information platform that can be accessed on any device – PC, laptop, tablet or mobile device – via the web browser or via the EduLink One app.

Once you have received your log in details, you can access the system by entering the school ID which is 'sra' as well as your username and password.

Links to EduLink One can be found as follows:

EduLink One Website

EduLink One is available from Google Play, Amazon App Store and the Apple App Store. Click on the icons below to access the relevant store.

Appstore Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Googleplay Requires Android 4.4 or later
Amazonstore Requires Android 4.4 or later

Helping your child

As a parent you can make an enormous difference to your child’s chances of success in school, at home and in their later life.  Working in partnership with your child’s school can help them to succeed.

We see the relationship between home and school as being extremely important in determining how successful a student is.  It is important that there is a shared philosophy and both parties are clear about what they can expect from each other.

A good partnership also involves transparency, honesty and clear channels of communication so that you are fully informed about your child’s learning and development.

There are a number of ways in which parents can become even more involved in their child’s education at Samuel Ryder Academy. Some of the methods of formal communication are listed under the 'Parental Communication' banner below but parents are encouraged to contact staff at the Academy at other times if they have any concerns or queries. 

Parental Communication

Parent Pay

ParentPay is the web payment service that lets parents pay online by credit and debit card or in cash at PayPoint stores to schools and school suppliers.

EduLink One

Samuel Ryder Academy uses a portal called EduLink One which provides a convenient and accessible solution for the school to communicate with parents on all aspects of school life and also allows parents to access all information about their child in one place.  

Technical Assistance

If you are having any issues regarding Parent Pay, EduLink One or Sims Login, please use the following email contacts for assistance:

Parent Pay Log in requests:

Finance@scholarseducationtrust.co.uk

EduLink One and Sims Log in Technical Assistance:

technicalassistance@samuelryderacademy.co.uk

Parents' Evening

There is one parents’ evening each year which gives you an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with their teachers. Appointments will be released and booked using EduLink One.  You will receive further communication prior to the evening on how to make a booking.

Joining instructions using Microsoft Teams for virtual appointments

Please find below instructions for joining a Microsoft Teams meeting on a mobile device and PC.

Joining Microsoft Teams on a mobile device

Joining Microsoft Teams on a PC

Parent and Staff Communication

Please click here to see our protocols for contact between parents and staff. 

Parental Permissions

Please click here for Samuel Ryder Academy's Parental Permissions document which details the various permissions that are important for parents and students to understand.

Social Media

Follow us on social media to see all our news and events as they happen!

Facebook

Click here to follow us on Facebook

Twitter

 Main account: @SRA_StAlbans 

Faculty Twitter Accounts

@SRA_Art_

@SRADramaDept

@SRAEnglishDept

@SRAGeography

@SRAHISTORY

@SRAInclusion

@SRA_Library

@SRA_Maths

@SRAMediaDept

@SRA_MFL

@music_SRA

@SRA_PE_Dept

@SRA_RE

@SRA_Science

@SRA_Technology 

 

Year Group Twitter Accounts

@SraYear2020  (Y7)

@SraYear2018   (Y9)

@2020_sra   (Y10)

Sports Academy Twitter Accounts

@SRARugbyAcademy

Uniform

A very high standard of uniform is expected at all times throughout the school day and on the way to and from school.

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