Rudheath Senior Academy Headteacher’s Newsletter
Friday 14 June 2019
This may go down as the wettest June week I have ever experienced as a teacher but now the GCSE exams are over, I am hoping the sun comes out so our Year 11 can enjoy the longest summer of their lives.
Barclays Mary Poppins Jr Work Group
On Saturday friends from Barclays, colleagues from Rudheath Senior, family and friends came along to get the set and props ready for the show. They worked phenomenally hard and we really are getting there. If you haven’t already purchased your tickets, they are available on Eezeetrip. If you are not a parent at the school, tickets may be purchased at reception. I was away on Guide camp with my daughter so couldn’t make it but really loved the photos sent by Mrs Lockett throughout the day.
Primary Headteacher Meeting
It was great to catch up with Mrs Mageira (Witton Church Walk), Mr Ross (Rudheath Primary), Mr Boot (Wincham) and Mrs Powell (Lostock), Headteachers from our local primary schools, on Monday. I really value the great working relationship we have with our local primaries and we missed Mrs Lord (Victoria Road). We are busy planning our shared INSET for next year and looking at how together we can make a really positive impact on our local community.
Music Visit to Sir John Deane’s College
On Tuesday, Miss Pim took a group of learners in to Sir John Deane’s College to work with the music team, looking at music technology, composition and performance. They were delighted to have Ms Kirkwood, Principal of the college come to see them too and I believe they were quite inspired about the possible avenues post 16 in music education.
Youth Federation Cyber Crime
Mr King took a group of learners from year 9 to Manchester on Tuesday afternoon to the Youth Federation Cyber Crime Centre. They were able to look at crime in motion and find out more about the careers available to protect individuals, businesses and governments from cyber-crime. I am really keen to give our learners experiences of different work places and careers so if your business can offer a trip/experience/speaker or resources please contact Mrs Lockett at the academy so that we can really build that #ambition!
Judy Grundy – Liverpool FC Women’s Academy Manager
Judy Grundy visited us on Wednesday and held a workshop with our Year 10 BTEC PE group. It’s great to speak to a successful athlete and have the opportunity to find out what it takes to get there. A big thanks to Mr Russell for organising.
Thursday saw Mr Wilson from Witton Church Walk deliver a music workshop for children across our local primaries. Ellie Lockett, Joe Walsh and Alex Finlay supported and all the children had a great time. It is wonderful to see how much talent there is in our local community.
Lostock Gralam Primary
I was delighted to be invited to Lostock Primary’s Chester Zoo Ignite display this week. Mrs Powell made me feel really welcome and the children at her school were so articulate and passionate about what they had learnt about the use of palm oil and the impact that has on wildlife. I was really inspired by their passion. A big thank you to all the children who took the time to talk to me about their work #scholarship.
Today was Year 11s final day at school, ending with a physics exam, shirt signing and assembly. Year 11 hold a special place in my heart as we started school on the same day and it has been an absolute privilege to watch them grow and shine. Some have made the 5 years look easy, others have had personal trials to manage alongside their studies. All have seen significant changes, but throughout, they have been #resilient and positive and focussed on their goals.
I look forward to seeing most of them at prom next week, but for those who are not able to make it, I shall see you on the 22nd August for exam results and in November for your certificate evening. Don’t be strangers, keep in touch. On a personal note, I would like to thank all of year 11 and their families for your support of the academy and for me – it is the people in this building who make it special and you will be missed.