Rudheath Senior Academy Headteacher’s Newsletter
Friday 20 December 2019
The final week of school has passed and it certainly has been busy – not just with learning but with a variety of festive activities as we prepare for the Christmas break.
Abbie Lewis in year 10 secured herself some work experience with Bailey Audio in the tech crew for Peter Pan at Northwich Memorial Court last weekend. She worked alongside Chris Bailey, founder of Bailey Audio, John Altman (Nasty Nick from Eastenders) and Katie McGlynn (of Coronation Street) and was, as always, full of enthusiasm and skill.
Abbie won the “Behind the Scenes” award at our recent prize giving as she is always there when we need someone to support events and shows from lights to music but also when there is any fundraising to do and help to be given. She really is a credit to the academy #resilience #ambition
Year 7 and their Edible Scientific Cakes
Year 7s produced an array of edible scientific cakes on Monday as a finale to their topics on cells, organs and systems. There were some very impressive decoration and more importantly a lot of delicious cake to eat!
The majority of year 7 have settled in well and made new friends and found new interests amongst the many subjects studied at the academy
Year 11 Mock Exams and Results Day
Year 11 have completed their mock exams and there will be a mock result day on Friday 10 January – letters, with individual appointments on, are coming home today so please dig them out from the bottom of those bags!
With only 15 school weeks left before the real GCSE exams begin it is absolutely imperative that all year 11 start revising now – little and often to start off with and building up to 2 – 3 hours a day by February half term. Without their commitment outside of school, year 11s will not achieve the grades they are capable of. So please, please, please keep supporting them to make great choices for success!
Kenzie Southern, Kaitlyn Love, Jay Higgins, Ella Clarke, Ashton Greaves, Lauren Whalley and Alisha Stoll all graduated from the Queensberry 12 Rounds Programme this week. Over the last term they have learnt about making positive choices, keeping fit in body and mind and developed their self-esteem and attitude to learning.
A big thank you to Paul, Nick and Damo of the Queensberry team and to all parents and families who came to celebrate with them.
Church Service and Christmas Lunch
Yesterday, the whole school walked down to St Helen’s Church Witton for our annual Christmas service. We were warmly welcomed by the Reverend Andrew Ridley and his team and had a wonderful service put together by Miss Pim and Miss Grannell and ably supported by Mrs Rimmer.
The performances by the choir and ACTion Theatre group were just brilliant and I have to say, I don’t think I could stop smiling all day especially every time I pictured my year 11 singing at the top of their lungs! I really could not have been more proud of our children and our school.
The service ended with a Christmas blessing for us all and a walk back to school where we enjoyed the most delicious Christmas lunch of turkey, pigs in blankets, mash, roastie, 3 veg, stuffing and gravy, pudding and a cracker (vegetarian option available of course!).
Our catering team led by Mrs Curzon put on a fabulous spread and I certainly couldn’t eat any more when I got home!
Goodbyes, Au Revoirs and Welcomes
We said our final goodbyes to Mrs Bryan today as she leaves for pastures new. Mrs Bryan has worked really hard to build a culture of dance in the academy and we are sorry to see her go. We wish her the very best in her new adventures.
We also said au revoir today to Mrs Frost who is leaving for maternity leave and we look forward to hearing of the safe arrival of her twins in the coming weeks. I wish her a restful few weeks before the fun begins!
Finally, in January we will be welcoming Miss Flemming to our PE department. Miss Flemming joins us from a Manchester school and we look forward to her developing girls’ PE here at Rudheath Senior.
Back to School Arrangements
School will re-open on Monday 6 January at 8:45am.
May I take this opportunity to wish you the very best of all the Christmas season has to offer and I do hope that 2020 brings you and all your loved ones joy, good health and prosperity.
Have a lovely break.