Rudheath Senior Academy Headteacher’s Newsletter
Friday 8 November 2019
It’s great to be back and what a brilliant week we’ve had!
Innovation and Learning Partnership INSET
On Monday, staff from Rudheath Senior joined our friends and colleagues from Lostock Gralam C of E Primary, Rudheath Primary Academy, Victoria Road Primary, Wincham Primary and Witton Church Walk C of E Primary for our shared INSET about Mental Health and Wellbeing.
It was a brilliant day, kicking off with a keynote speech by Nina Jackson of Independent Thinking, followed by a series of workshops on all aspects of child and adult mental health, from mindfulness to supporting children with anxiety. The day concluded with an inspiring talk by Adrian Derbyshire, gold medal Paralympian and all of us left inspired to be the best we can be so that we can give the children in our care the best we can offer.
A big thanks to Mrs Powell, Mr Ross, Mrs Lord, Mr Boot and Mrs Mageira – our primary Headteachers – who put together a wonderful programme that will have a lasting impact on our staff and therefore our children #resilience #ambition
Diana Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training
Wednesday saw the arrival of 178 guests from 15 primary schools to Rudheath Senior. Mrs Skellington, our Diana Anti-Bullying Ambassadors (DABA) Lead, worked her socks off to coordinate the day. The DABA trainers, Charlie, Hannah and Thea were so energetic and joyful and there was a wonderful buzz in the academy as year 7 from Rudheath Senior and the many primary pupils learnt about how to be “upstanders” and prevent bullying in their schools.
There was so much positivity about the day with children making new friends and working together to plan ways to share what they had learnt with friends on their return to school. A big thank you to Rudheath and Witton Together for their support and a huge shout out to Mrs Skellington without whom the day would not have happened.
Year 11 Mock Exams
Mock exams will be taking place for all year 11, weeks beginning Monday 25 November and Monday 2 December. Please encourage your year 11 to study hard as whatever they review and embed now will accelerate their revision for the summer.
Time really does fly in this final year at high school and to make the very most of it, learners should be attending period 6 and all additional revision and intervention sessions. Revision guides are available via school and if you’re not sure which one to purchase please contact subject teachers #scholarship #ambition
Mr Wright, has directed all learners to www.corbettmaths.com which includes revision video clips to watch as well as practice questions.
In February there will be a weekend residential to really kick on before the GCSE exams this summer. Letters will be coming home next week and we highly recommend attendance to further strengthen revision techniques, and strategies to make the very most of the last few months of their studies.
Today, learners from year 7 – 11 and captained by Izzy Walsh, took part in a Boccia competition at St Nicholas Catholic High School. They had a great morning and secured a creditable 3rd place in the tournament. A big well done to all who took part!
Wishing you all a lovely weekend whatever you’re doing.