Rudheath Senior Academy Headteacher’s Newsletter
Friday 24 May 2019
It’s been a phenomenally busy week here at Rudheath Senior Academy and there was certainly no winding down to the half term break!
Troupe Dancing Champion
Last weekend Ella Clarke was part of the winning team, the Crystal Shandelles, collecting an enormous trophy in the North West Troupe Dancing completion. Ella has been troupe dancing for a while and was very excited to take part. A big well done to Ell and the Crystal Shandelles and we look forward to hearing more about their troupe dancing successes.
On Monday, we welcomed pupils from Whitley Village School, Winnington Park Primary, Rosebank School and our own musicians for a music celebration in partnership with Edsential. Each school performed songs they had been practising and the whole group sang together. It was just joyful to see our refurbished theatre used to such great effect and lovely to hear such talent and passion for music. Thank you to Miss Pim for coordinating the event and to our colleagues from the primary schools and Edsential for filling our hall with such beautiful voices.
Fundraising for Barcelona
Fundraising for Barcelona continued this week with a lunch time fun run – although some of our prospective travellers didn’t enjoy the running as much as others! I am really impressed with the efforts learners are putting into raising money for their trip, they have shown imagination and resilience in putting together events with Mrs Rooney always in the background making sure it all happens. Keep it up!
NWAT Handball Competition
Mr Russell coordinated the North West Academies Trust handball competition with our sister schools this week. We had children from the NWAT academies, Delamere, St Martins, Oak View and Weaverham, playing handball together with learners from Rudheath Senior supporting the event. We’re really enjoying developing our links across the Trust and look forward to more events like this in the future.
On Thursday, Mrs Lockett and Mrs Rooney coordinated mock interviews for all learners in year 10. We welcomed guest interviewers from Barclays, Morrisons, Cheshire College South and West and Warrington and Vale Royal College. For most of our learners it was their first interview and they were really rather nervous before they went in, however once they sat down, all tried their best and performed well. Feedback forms have gone home today so please ask to see them so that you can support your child with improvements and give them a high five for doing so well.
On Friday we had children from our local cluster primary schools taking part in athletics events on the school field. They all looked like they had a fabulous time and our year 8 sports leaders really enjoyed working with them during the course of the morning. Thank you to Mr Russell for organising the event and to colleagues from our local primaries. As always, we were really impressed with the effort and behaviour of the pupils taking part.
Mary Poppins Junior
Rehearsals are really going great guns for our show taking place 26, 27 and 28 June. Tickets are now on sale on Eezeetrip. If you still haven’t got a logon or are struggling to set it up please contact Mrs Lockett in the main office for support.
Year 11 Exams
This week saw 7 more exams taking place and year 11 have really done me proud with their mature attitude to their studies.
Holiday workshops taking place are:
• Food and Nutrition Tuesday 28 May – led by Miss Cooper. Now the non examined assessments have been submitted we have a big push on the theory required for their theory paper
• Geography Friday 31 May – led by Stephen Schwab of the Geographical Association. The geographers have worked with Mr Schwab before and I know they will get a lot out of their workshop.
• History Sunday 2 June – led by Mr Lambert in preparation for their exam on Monday. This will be an opportunity to consolidate revision and get those last few top tips.
Please check your child’s timetable for more details.