Rudheath Senior Academy Headteacher’s Newsletter
Friday 6 September 2019
September has arrived and I am really excited about starting my first full year as Headteacher at Rudheath Senior. The first week has come and gone and it has been a wonderful start getting to know new colleagues and new learners.
Year 7 have arrived and they have been absolutely fabulous displaying all the values that we encourage here at Rudheath Senior. They have been resilient, displayed scholarship and ambition but most of all, they have been kind to each other, making new friends and space for those who have come from their primary schools alone.
The move from primary to secondary is a time of great change for our learners but they have grasped the nettle and really tried hard to make the most of the opportunities they have been presented with here at Rudheath.
I couldn’t be any prouder of them, year 7 have had a real “can do” attitude and from this I can see that they’re going to be a great success.
Back to School
Year 8, 9, 10 and 11 have also come back to school ready for success and the atmosphere around the building has been buzzing, with all learners getting stuck in to their learning and pushing hard to be the very best version of themselves.
We have had a number of new colleagues join us this year, I am sure you will join me in welcoming them to the Rudheath Senior family:
Miss A Shaw – English
Mr T Davies – Science
Mr P Magee – Science
Miss R Stockley – Spanish
Mrs L Heaton – Humanities
Ms D Castaldo – Maths
Miss H Kinning – Admin Team
Clubs and Societies
All clubs and societies start back next week. Please encourage your child to take part in as many activities as possible. Studies show that young people who take part in extracurricular activities are more likely to enjoy school and be academically successful.
Choices and Consequences
This year we have launched our standards and expectations for learners as a series of choices and consequences. I strongly believe that when young people understand that they control their own destiny, it empowers them to make positive decisions and lead successful lives.
During the school day, learners will be reminded that they are making a choice to do the right thing and achieve positive results or to make a choice that will lead to negative consequences or sanctions. So far the overwhelming majority of learners have made great choices and I look forward to seeing them thrive knowing that they are key to their own success!
In House Catering
All catering has been brought in house and the quality of the food served at break and lunch time is excellent. This week we have enjoyed Katsu curry, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, buttermilk fried chicken, skin on chips, freshly made wraps and baguettes, apple crumble and custard and much more. Our brilliant catering team are working with Harry Marquart, Irish Masterchef winner, who also owns a number of restaurants in the North West. I have to say after 20 years in teaching I have never tasted such great school dinners!
Learners may credit their biometrics account with cash or bring in a cheque made payable to the Rudheath Senior Academy.
School photos were taken today and for the first time in many years, we had full year group photos taken for year 7 and 11. These and individual photos will be with you next week for purchase.
A Lick of Paint
Over the course of the summer there has been a significant amount of work undertaken around the academy site. Lots of colour and some classroom moves, this is part of an ongoing programme to improve the school site. You’ll see the difference next time you’re in!
I wish you all a lovely weekend – hoping that Indian summer they have been promising arrives.