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Headteacher’s Newsletter

Rudheath Senior Academy Headteacher’s Newsletter

Friday 15 November 2019

Another super busy week here at Rudheath Senior and as always our learners have shone.

Remembrance Day

Sunday was of course Remembrance Day and Lewis Gibson, our Head Boy and Emily Hayes, our Deputy Head Girl, represented us at the Northwich memorial service. They read poems and laid a wreath on our behalf, remembering those who gave their lives and those who continue to serve.

On Armistice Day some of our cadets wore their uniforms to school to mark the 101st anniversary since the end of the 1st World War. It is great to see so many of our young people using their time to develop skills through activities such as Fire, Air and Army using their time to develop skills through activities such as Fire, Air and Army using their time to develop skills through activities such as Fire, Air and Army Cadets #resilience #ambition

We will remember them ………

National Anti-Bullying Week

Paige Keen, Ryan Tickle and Emma Parsons, our Diana Anti Bullying Ambassadors leads have been taking assemblies this week to highlight what we can all do to make our school and community a kinder place.

The DABA team and Mrs Skellington have lots planned in the coming weeks so keep your eyes peeled!

Queensberry AP

On Tuesday 12 of our learners braved the weather to visit Dovedale in the Peak District. They managed to stay warm with hot chocolate and a fast pace! Nic and Paul were so impressed with their #resilience under challenging circumstances. It is really one of the great joys of teaching to watch young people grow to become the very best versions of themselves. Well done to Ashden, Ebony, Kenzie, Ella, Kaitlyn, Alisha, Lauren and Jay!

Young Writer’s Competition

We had exciting news this week as Ellie, Daisy, Keira and Ambrin found out that they had been selected to have their short stories published by Young Writers.  Quite an achievement for our budding novelists beating over 10,000 writers to the prize! #scholarship #ambition

Careers Convention

A huge thank you to Mrs Rooney who put together a fantastic 2 day careers convention for all Rudheath Senior learners, as well learners from St Nic’s, and children in year 6 from all the NWAT primaries.

There has been such a buzz throughout the school, with all learners taking part in workshops and visiting businesses, colleges and universities to find out about every possible future. Thank you to all who supported us in helping our learners discover the wonderful of possibilities #ambition. Please take time to talk about your child about their ambition for the future.

Cheshire College – South & West, Trafford College, Reaseheath College, Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College

Harper Adams University, University of Chester, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Liverpool John Moores University, Keele University, Edge Hill University


Barclays UK, SES Engineering, Orion Books, Morrisons Produce, Frank Roberts & Sons, Ramboll UK, Tablet Academy, AO.COM, Kreative Hairdressing, DWF Law, Sainsbury’s, Astra Zeneca, Mott MacDonald, British Horseracing Authority, Tiger Trailers, Cooper Family Hairdressing, The Little Treats Bakery, Oliver and Co Solicitors, Network Rail, TATA Chemicals Europe

Other Organisations:

Department for Work and Pensions, Weaver Vale Housing Trust, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Army Careers, Higher Horizons, Cheshire and Warrington Pledge Partnership, Royal Navy, Cheshire Police, Ask Apprenticeships, TTE Apprenticeships, Ministry of Defence

Year 11 Mock Exams Reminder

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.

Poppy Run

Don’t forget the poppy run will be taking place on Monday lunch time. Learners who want to take part must raise at least £10 in sponsorship and bring kit to run it. It is likely to be very muddy so a small, old towel may be useful! Could be the spirit of Passchendaele!

Children in Need

On Wednesday we will be raising money for Children in Need – a little later than most but with the Careers Convention we were just pushed for time! Learners may wear a spotty item or something yellow for £1 and there will be cake sales to raise money too.

Have a lovely weekend.

Ms Roslan