Overview of School Comms
We aim to ensure our parents are a kept up-to-date with what is happening in school and to do so we use a variety of different platforms.
- Parentmail – All letters and other correspondence is sent via Parentmail, over 96% of parents receive parentmail
- Letters – All letters sent home from school are available from School Reception
- Newsletters – All Newsletters are sent via Parentmail and are available from School Reception
- SIMs Parent App -
The SIMs Parent App provides “live” data for your child. You can access attendance data, timetables, conduct points, key information and also, in KS3, all homework tasks.
Facebook – We have over 1700 ‘likes’ and post pictures and reports from all aspects of school.
- Twitter – We have over 600 followers and post pictures and quick info from all aspects of school.
- Text – In emergencies we use our Text service to get vital information to parents.
A new telephone system has been introduced to RBA (or numbers remain unchanged). Please listen carefully to the message options as they have changed. Our school office hours are as follows:
Term Time Only Monday – Thursday, 8am - 5:00pm / Friday, 8am - 4pm
A reminder however that all communication to RBA must be done so in a polite and respectful manner. We have sadly received a few phone calls and emails this term where the tone and language used has been far from acceptable. The bottom line remains that we are here to educate and support your children. We have a highly skilled and trained staff-body who will work with all parties to ensure the best outcomes are achieved for everyone. We welcome feedback and challenge – that makes us stronger, but I will never accept rude or abusive conduct towards members of my staff. It is also worth reminding everyone that our official social media presence is limited to the following:
Facebook: “Robert Bloomfield School” and “RBA Parents and Staff Association”
Twitter: @robertbms (for the RBA community) and @T_and_L_RBA (for teaching community) and now, our individual house twitter accounts.
Unfortunately, it is all too easy to take a copy of our school logo without permission and create a closed, unregulated account. I wanted to reiterate to families that anything other than the above is unofficial, an infringement on our brand identity, does not have a staff presence and is not endorsed by the school.
RBA-Enquiries@Bestacademies.org.uk can be used to contact the school. Your email will be forwarded to the most appropriate department.
In the school holidays, this email address is monitored on a weekly basis by our administration team. Naturally we cannot guarantee an immediate response from specific members of staff. That said, all matters pertaining to safeguarding can be addressed to the following agencies, alongside RBA to ensure matter are actioned swiftly:
Central Beds Social Care referral: 0300 300 8585
Out hour Hours Social Care referral: 0300 300 8123
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (cc’ing RBA-Enquiries@Bestacademies.org.uk)
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