Rudheath Senior Academy Headteacher’s Newsletter
Friday 22 March 2019
There have been all sorts of trips and activities this week from geography fieldwork to theatre visits and key stage 4 transition evening. All of course alongside great lessons and learning to build our values of resilience, scholarship and ambition.
Geography Fieldtrip to Liverpool
On Tuesday and Thursday, Mr Brown took his year 11 GCSE geographers to Liverpool to complete their fieldwork on urban regeneration. They went to the Albert Docks, Liverpool Museum and Liverpool 1 taking questionnaires and foot counts. Learners collected data that they will be working on in preparation for their GCSEs.
This is the second GCSE geography fieldtrip – the first being to Loggerheads during year 10. It’s great when young people can see the relevance of their studies through curriculum trips and enrichment.
On Tuesday, some of our year 11 artists did a 5 hour exam in preparation for the final exams next month. Miss Walker, our art teacher is working tirelessly with our GCSE cohort as they prepare their portfolios and final pieces and I am really looking forward to seeing their gallery next half term.
Storyhouse Theatre Visit – Wise Children
This Wednesday, Miss Kennedy took learners from years 9-11 to the Storyhouse Theatre in Chester to watch Wise Children by Emma Rice. As part of their GCSE drama, learners are required to attend live theatre and evaluate performances: the Storyhouse always puts on great productions and we definitely recommend you get there for a show if you can.
Year 9 Key Stage 4 Transition Evening – Options
On Thursday evening we welcomed year 9 learners and their families to our key stage 4 transition evening. This is a really important crossroads in our learners’ school career and included a brief orientation led by Miss Wilson, Assistant Headteacher – Scholarship, then an opportunity to speak to staff about what their subjects involved in years 10 and 11. Our updated curriculum supports our values of resilience, scholarship and ambition and gives all our students the opportunity to thrive at school. Thank you to South and West Cheshire College, Warrington and Vale Royal College, Reaseheath College and MPloy who attended the evening so that learners could see possible future college and career choices. Preparation and planning makes for success!
We have a busy weekend planned in the Roslan household so I’m hoping the good weather lasts. I wish you all a weekend full of what you love best and look forward to seeing all our learners back on Monday for the final week of this term.