Middlewich Rd, Rudheath, Northwich CW9 7DT

Headteacher’s Newsletter

Rudheath Senior Academy Headteacher’s Newsletter

Friday 13 September 2019

We’ve had a busy week with football trials, the re-starting of our lunchtime and after school clubs, trips out and huge inroads on Project Phoenix………and it’s only week 2!


All years have been taking part in football training and trials this week. Mr Russell and the rest of the PE team, including student leaders Lewis Gibson and Tiegan Southern, have been very impressed with the commitment and drive shown by all who have attended. Team sports are such a great way to build fitness, friendships and resilience and it’s great to see so many of our learners taking part. Well done – keep it up!

Northwich Pop Choir

Northwich Pop Choir has started rehearsing in our theatre on Mondays from 7:30pm. The choir is open to all singers aged 16+ and studies show that choral singing improves our mood, with a decrease in stress, depression and anxiety. If you want to find out more please see their website http://northwichpopchoir.co.uk/

Year 8 Visit to Barclays Gadbrook Park

All year 8s have been to Barclays in Gadbrook Park this week, learning about developing good money habits, budgeting and how to avoid fraudsters. Barclays have been very supportive of the academy and we are looking forward to visiting again with learners from all years. The visits to Barclays are in response to “student voice” telling us that they want to know more about finance and the world of work – got to love their ambition!

Student Leadership Lunch

On Wednesday I was joined for lunch by our year 11 student leadership team. I am really looking forward to working with them this year as we develop “student voice”, “student leadership” and our house system. You will no doubt be seeing them at our various events throughout this academic year which kicks off with our open evening on the 26th September.

Dee 106.3

This week, Ruth from Dee 106.3 came to speak to our learners about why Rudheath Senior is a great place to go to school. Their interviews will be aired on the radio every week day next week at 3:30pm. A full podcast will be available on www.dee1063.com Listen out for us!

Year 10 Key Stage 4 Strategy Meeting

There is a meeting for all year 10 and their parents 6-7pm on Tuesday to ensure that our learners get to a flying start with their Key Stage 4 courses. The evening will include strategies to support literacy and numeracy, guidelines around GCSE and BTEC expectations and what parents can do to help their children fulfil their potential. We strongly encourage all parents of year 10 to attend and bring their child with them so that all have a clear understanding of what is needed to make the very most of the next 20 months (it really is that soon!).

Year 11 Parents’ Evening

Year 11 Parents’ Evening will take place from 2:30-6:30pm on Wednesday. The home – school partnership is essential for success and a key part of this is attendance at parents’ evenings and other home – school meetings. During this evening, you will be issued with the year 11 mock timetable and subject specific requirements for year 11. This will help you support your child in this final year. If you have a child in year 11 please ensure that you have appointments to see all their teachers.

Early School Closure

School will close at 2:10pm on Wednesday afternoon for year 11 parents’ evening. If you would like your child to remain in school until 3:20pm please contact the academy and we will ensure provision for them.

Open Day

The school open day will be from 5-8pm on Thursday 26th September. Letters will be going to learners next week to volunteer to show our visitors around school and showcase the great work they do here. If you have friends and family with children in years 5 and 6 please encourage them to come along and see our school in action.


Due to the popularity of the freshly made wraps and subs, from Monday, learners can order and pay for their cold lunches at break time and pick them up at lunchtime to give them more time to get involved in extracurricular activities.

Phoenix Project

On Thursday I met with the Phoenix Project team. As mentioned in previous newsletters, the fire exposed a number of issues that have extended the time for project completion, with lots of work being done that is not easily visible. This week though, all of a sudden, big changes can be seen with the floors poured and ceilings going in. Look out for the tiles going on the roof on Middlewich Road in the next few weeks – getting excited!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, whatever you’re doing. I look forward to seeing all our learners bright and early Monday morning.

Ms Roslan