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Our reading buddies had their first meeting today. Year 10 pupils are assisting Year 1 with their daily reading. Every Tuesday & Friday afternoon they will meet & read together


Year 6 Cambridge had a fantastic day cooking a WWII inspired menu! Definitely some budding chefs in the class! 👩‍🍳🥕🥔🧅🧁👨‍🍳


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Thank you so much to all the Dahl and Christie house students who took park in our charity 5k run for and


The first group from Cambridge have begun their WW2 cooking project. We can’t wait to see the finished products!


Today the Year 4 and 5 corridor were greeted by a naughty little visitor! 🎅🏼🎉


Year 5 had a fabulous day on Monday where they really brought their learning to life, they took part in an Ancient Greek day and explored foods, buildings and the olympics! What a fantastic day! 🫒🍇🏹🤼🏅🏛


Look at this amazing Christmas Card design, well done to Kate! 🎅🏼🎄


Calling all Dahl and Christie house members! It would be lovely to see as many of you taking part in this as possible! 🏃‍♀️🏃🏃‍♂️


What a fantastic week we have all had raising awareness of anti-bullying and the importance of kindness! It is so lovely to hear all of the kind comments students and staff have been sharing with one another, this is definitely something we will continue to do!


A great idea for our primary budding artists 👩‍🎨 🎨🖌🖍


Year 2 have been learning the kindness dance as part of anti-bullying week! What a lovely way to promote kindness across the school.


We have been sending each other kind messages in Year 6 today! They were all very well received! 🗣📝💌#AntiBullyingWeek


Odd Socks Day has got off to a fantastic start in Primary!


It is so lovely to see students from across Samuel Ryder representing school this morning in the remembrance parade.


We look forward to seeing the children and staff representing SRA tomorrow to pay their respects for those who have died when fighting for our country


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Getting ready for


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It was lovely to see the children and staff get into character! A fantastic day had by all! 🔥🤩


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Our students will observe the minute silence to commemorate Armistice Day. Please join us.


Reception have loved learning about Diwali all week. In maths they were finding and recording numbers that were hidden in colourful rice.


Perseverance paid off for some of our Year 3 children today during the circus session at lunchtime.


A great start to the week. Our new Year 6 play leaders led a circus skills session for Year 3.


Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed listening to music that their grandparents may have listened to when they were young, as part of their ‘Changes through time’ history topic. They enjoyed dancing and said it made them feel happy, excited and energetic. 🎼💃


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We'd be delighted to welcome you to our Primary Open Day on Tuesday 16th November. For more information, and to book a tour please contact our main reception on: 01727 859382.


Year 6 have been eager to learn more about and have used the current issues they are seeing in the media to debate, share their views and listen to the views of others. There was a rich discussion and some valuable points made.


Welcome back everyone. The children were greeted by Chris from St. Luke’s Church, who talked about caring for ourselves and our environment. The children shared ways they can make a difference.


Year 6 have had a fantastic afternoon taking part in a house swimming gala! Thank you to the PE staff for organising. 🏊‍♂️💦


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Our primary students had great fun in the tag rugby tournament! Some amazing play✨


A fantastic effort! Well done to our Year 6 girls! 👏🏻🌟🏅


Miss Wallace has created this fabulous book recommendation display in the library in celebration of Black History Month. Why don’t you try some of these suggestions and enjoy some of these amazing stories!


Year 1 and 2 Eco Club created some fantastic bug hotels today. They wanted to provide a safe environment for the insects they have been learning about.


Some fantastic netball on display from Year 6 in their house games event today. Well done to everyone and thank you to some of our Year 7 students for supporting and umpiring.


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We are looking forward to launching our new lunch menu this month, with lots of exciting new ideas. Our first theme day is next week on Thursday 7th October and primary students will have the lunch option of making their own pizza and ice cream - yum yum!


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Our primary X country squad ready for their races this evening✨


Year 6 took their maths learning outside to solve different reasoning challenges. These were linked to their WW2 learning and were developing their higher order thinking skills as part of their drive to be great scholars.


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It’s been 2 years since our last Christmas Fair and we are really excited to bring it back this year !! Let’s make it our best one yet !!


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We have a Bags2school collection on 22/9/21 - a letter will be sent out via EduLink with details


KS2 were invited to be Language Ambassadors today. They watched a presentation from Mrs Schenk and we are excited to see the hard work that will be on display in language learning this year and beyond.


Matt Gauthier, SRA Headteacher scoops prestigious award

Posted on 16/09/2020

Scholars’ Education Trust are thrilled that Matt Gauthier, Headteacher of Samuel Ryder Academy has been announced as a prestigious Silver Winner in this year’s Pearson National Teaching Awards for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School award category.

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Due to government guidelines, Matt was presented his award from Claire Robins OBE, CEO of Scholars Education Trust in a small ceremony, in front of the Year 8 students, who were the first primary students to attend Samuel Ryder Academy when it was converted to an all through school, and colleagues. The award’s ceremony was also joined, via video link, by Sharon Hague senior vice-president of Pearson. The event was live streamed to every classroom and office in the school so the entire SRA community could share in the celebration.

The Pearson National Teaching Awards are an annual celebration of exceptional teachers, recognising the life-changing impact an inspirational teacher can have on the lives of the young people they teach.

Samuel Ryder Academy is a school at the heart of its community and at the heart of Samuel Ryder Academy is Headteacher, Matt Gauthier, “We are privileged as adults that the greatest gift we can give to our young people is a first class education to provide them with the “Education for a changing world” – to be the leaders of the future in our globally diverse and competitive world.”

Claire Robins O.B.E. commended Matt on his accolade “Matt is an inspirational leader, solely focussed on providing the very best possible experience for the students of Samuel Ryder Academy.  It has been a privilege to see the transformation since he became head – Samuel Ryder has become a school at the very heart of its community, providing a breadth of opportunities for its young people that any school would be proud of.   As head of Hertfordshire’s first all-through academy, Matt’s clear vision for the future, and his refusal to settle for anything less than the absolute best, ensure that the Samuel Ryder Academy continues to go from strength to strength.”

Sharon Hague, Pearson senior vice-president “So a huge congratulations from me to Matt, what a deserving winner he is, the Pearson teaching Awards judges described him as ‘a leader who dares to be different’, and I think that says it all. His colleagues said ‘Matt is an inspirational leader in every sense and deserves the wide recognition that this award would represent – although he’d kill us for saying it’ well I think it’s too late for that now! After 7 years as Head, Matt has created a school which is now achieving academically, oversubscribed, full of engaged students and staff, and developing not just a local but an international reputation for excellence. Parents have described him as “very approachable”. Students describe him as “friendly, innovative, and amazing, with a great sense of humour.” Staff cite their wellbeing as a key facet of his leadership What more could you ask for - all of this is so wonderful to hear and is exactly why Pearson supports these awards - so that teachers across the country like Matt can be recognised for their excellent contribution to education.”

Silver Winners previously have been invited to a celebratory Tea at the House of Commons. In these extraordinary time, Pearson National Teaching Awards are looking at alternative options. We wish Matt every success at the National Finals where the gold winner will be announced.

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