Rudheath Senior Academy Headteacher’s Newsletter
Friday 15 March 2019
It’s been another busy week here at Rudheath Senior Academy and we’ve been taking part in lots of activities in and out of the classroom to develop our values of resilience, scholarship and ambition. As always learners have taken the lead and have made us proud.
Macbeth Theatre Trip
On Thursday afternoon, Mrs Lycett took 77 learners to the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool to watch Macbeth. This play is one of the key GCSE English Literature texts and Shakespeare is always so much better watched than read. All enjoyed their trip and the ice cream during the interval was definitely a winner. We hope the witches weren’t too scary!
Musical Showcase Evening
On Thursday evening Miss Pim and the music society put on a fabulous showcase with songs ranging from Elvis to Alicia Keys and The Greatest Showman to Shawn Mendes. We enjoyed great singing and instrumental work from learners from year 7-10: with our GCSE cohort in year 10 playing piano pieces with proficiency and flair after only 6 months of learning this tricky instrument.
As a teacher, I often feel a great sense of pride when I see young people really pushing out of their comfort zone but the performances I observed on Thursday night were a great reminder why teachers like me jump out of bed in the morning. Every one of our performers stood tall and proud and sang and played their hearts out. If you would like to see more, please see our Facebook or Instagram feed @RudheathSenior.
Rotary Club Design and Technology Competition
Today, Mr Oliver took 8 learners from year 9 to the Rotary Club D and T competition at Weaverham High School. The team did a brilliant job on an extremely complex challenge with pullies, gears and rails. Thank you to Oak View Academy, one of our North West Academies Trust sister schools, for letting us use their minibus to get there and we look forward to seeing the photos on Monday.
Staff Pantomime in Aid of Comic Relief
Mrs Frost has been busy writing the Rudheath Senior Academy Comic Relief Pantomime – Cinderella. Some very vigorous and hilarious acting from all involved – although they really shouldn’t give up school for Hollywood just yet! It appears the staff at Rudheath Senior love to dress up and the crowd really enjoyed the performance.
Well done to all who took part and all who paid to watch – we raised enough money to save 133 lives. Now that is something to be proud of. Rudheath Senior – making a positive difference to the world.
Staff have also been busy learning this week, with Miss Higgins and Mr Oliver working with our partner schools in the North West Academies Trust on science and DT investigations and practical ideas. Whilst Mr Wright and Mrs Frost worked with maths teachers from across Cheshire on driving progress in maths teaching and learning – scholarship for all.
You will have seen the video of the build site last week in the Northwich Guardian online and on the Rudheath Senior Academy Facebook and twitter feeds. Work is progressing nicely and more photos will be posted soon.
I wish you all a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing all our learners back on Monday refreshed and ready to learn.