Rudheath Senior Academy Headteacher’s Newsletter
Friday 27 September 2019
There has been so much going on this week and as always Rudheath Senior learners have been doing us proud.
Our year 7 football team has enjoyed success against Hartford, in what is always a tough fixture – go Rudheath! It’s great to see our year 7 working together and build on their physical and teamwork skills. Well done to all!
Bo Staff Bokken and Nunchaku!
Congratulations to Connor O’Sullivan who achieved his gold tab 1 on the bo staff bokken (sword) and nunchaku this week. Extracurricular activity is an important part of promoting confidence and build resilience and focus and it is great to see our learners enjoying success outside of school. Congratulations Connor!
One I Missed!
Year 11 went on their geography fieldtrip to Loggerheads last week and enjoyed glorious sunshine while they carried out their fieldwork in the streams and fields of North Wales. The GCSE geography course includes compulsory fieldworks in different settings and it’s a brilliant opportunity for our learners to find out more about their impact on our planet and how powerful they can be in making a positive difference.
Year 7 Visit to Morrisons
The whole of year 7 has now been to Morrisons as part of the school’s drive to ensure that all our learners are well prepared for life beyond Rudheath Senior. A huge thank you to Suzanne Cunliffe for organising our workplace experience visits.
Over the coming weeks and months, we will be working with a variety of employers, apprenticeship, further and high education providers to help our learners find out about the many and exciting opportunities ahead of them. Building ambition through community!
Open Evening and Open Mornings
Thursday saw our annual open evening for year 5 and 6 pupils and their parents. This was a great opportunity to show case the work we do here at Rudheath Senior and have all our visitors spend time with staff and learners to find out more about what makes Rudheath Senior
Diana Anti Bullying Ambassador SELMA Training
The DABA Social and Emotional Learning for Mutual Awareness (SELMA) training helps young people understand the issue of online hate speech, including its definition and effects. It gives basic training on how to safely be an upstander when confronted with online hate speech and is another way we prepare our learners to deal with the challenges of social media and how we can be kind to each other and make a positive difference through simple, everyday actions.
The development of our DABA group over the last couple of years has been phenomenal to watch, and under the leadership of Mrs Skellington and her young ambassadors I do believe it is making our school a place where kindness is something we strive for each day.
European Day of Languages
On Thursday we celebrated European Languages Day with learners completing language challenges throughout the day in a variety of lessons. Many of our year 5 and 6 visitors have taken challenge booklets to complete over the coming week.
We look forward to you handing in those booklets and seeing who wins the prize! #scholarship
Don’t forget, Monday 30th September is an INSET day. School reopens to learners on Tuesday 1st October.
Have a super weekend.