Welcome to the Robertsbridge Community College Website
Considering a career in teaching?
More and more people are considering a career in teaching. If you would like to find out more about how you might train for this rewarding career then the South East Regional Get Into Teaching event at Oriel High School, Crawley on Tuesday 20th January 2015 will be of interest to you.
For more information please down the flyer.
Teaching School Alliance
Robertsbridge Community College is part of the Thrive Teaching School Alliance: a committed partnership of schools, colleges and universities which has at its heart the desire to improve the life chances for children across the region and beyond. The lead school is St Richard’s Catholic College, a National Teaching School, with specialisms in Science and Maths. We are also a strategic partner in the Sussex Maths hub. Our partnership aspires to excellence and innovation which enables all learners to thrive.
Who we are
The Alliance is led by St Richard’s Catholic College, a National Teaching School in East Sussex. We work closely with our strategic partners and share a commitment to ‘outstanding education and learning’. We have a wide range of associate partners with whom we work to support the raising of achievement and to recruit new teachers to the profession through the School Direct initiative.
|Battle and Langton Church of England Primary School||Primary|
|Brighton University||Higher Education|
|Claverham Community College||Secondary|
|Glyne Gap Special School||Special|
|Robertsbridge Community College||Secondary|
|Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School||Primary|
|St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School||Primary|
|St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School||Primary|
|St Thomas A Becket Catholic Junior School||Primary|
|University of Sussex||Higher Education|
Continuing Professional Development and Leadership
We believe that the best way to support the professional development of teachers is by enabling them to see “what works best” learning in the most innovative and successful environments and from inspirational leaders and educators. The Thrive TSA provides opportunities to make that happen, encouraging the development of teaching and support staff at every stage of their career. Our alliance has a culture of professional learning and a strong record of teachers and leaders working across schools to gain the best possible outcomes for children and young people. We support staff in nationally accredited programmes, postgraduate learning and in action learning projects.
Initial Teacher Training
What is School Direct?
School Direct is a programme where schools recruit trainees directly and select them to train and work within their partnership of schools. Schools therefore have more control over the quality of training that is provided and how it is delivered. We guarantee an interview for any relevant post in a partnership school for those on the programme with us. For more information about School Direct please click here.
Research and Development
Thrive has invested considerable resources and time into developing and strengthening learning communities and evaluating pedagogy. We have a shared commitment to encouraging and supporting staff with post graduate study and research. We have a successful partnership with Sussex University and are a founding member of the Sussex Research Network which seeks to ‘mutually benefit all partners and to promote the creation, use and dissemination of knowledge and research on, within and beyond the partnership’.
In recognition of their excellence in the teaching and learning of mathematics, St Richard’s is proud to be a strategic partner with the Inspire TSA and Newick TSA in the achievement of becoming a Maths Hub. Phase one of the project has its focus within the primary sector and includes a China/England project with a teacher exchange between the two countries. We are very excited about the potential learning from this project and its outcomes for the teaching of mathematics in the UK. For more information about the Sussex Maths Hub please click here.
Exam Results 2014
Robertsbridge Community College is delighted to report another rise in exam results for the recent academic year. 62% of pupils achieved a total of 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths and not only has this headline figure improved on last year by 4%, but has also ensured the College has achieved their best results for five years. There were many fantastic individual performances with a total of 14% students achieving 5 or more A*/A grades individually. The core subjects of Maths, English and Science all performed well, with further strong performances in Languages, Technology, Drama, BTEC PE, Art, Dance and RE.
The Headteacher, Simon Potten said: “I am delighted that we have continued to increase the number of students performing at the top level year on year and there are some outstanding individual successes from students of all abilities. Our headline figure has improved with many subjects sustaining and further improving good performances. This is testament to the endeavour of students and hard work and endeavour of staff at the College to maintain and improve pupil progress. These results show that we are continuing to maintain high standards and we are well placed to ensure continued improvement in the future.”
BBC South East Today also sent in a reporter to talk to students about their exam results to see the report click here
We have published our offer to children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities.
Please click on the links below to read the document.