Rudheath Senior Academy Headteacher’s Newsletter
Friday 07 February 2020
A short but busy week for us as we approach the final week of this half term.
You may have seen the piece in the Northwich Guardian about our guitar lessons last week. Well done to our year 7 who are really trying hard to get ready for their concert in March.
The Hummingbird project continues, if you have a child in year 7 do talk to them about what they are learning to build resilience and growth mind set.
Year 5/6 Sports Hall Athletics Final
Our year 9 sports leaders officiated at the Vale Royal Year 5/6 Sports Hall Athletics final on Monday. Great to see so many taking part and congratulations to Wincham Primary, who we work very closely with, on a tough earned 3rd place.
Product Design Weekend Workshops
Mr Kershaw will be running product design workshops again this Saturday for year 11 learners, with Mrs Leftwick supporting. If your child is doing GCSE Product Design, please make sure that they arrive at the academy by 9:15am on Saturday mornings until half term to ensure that their products are completed and to a high quality.
Attendance at these sessions will count towards the achievement log.
Fitness Testing for Parents and Students
Mr Russell’s fitness workshop was well received so I hope you’re getting going with that fit body and mind!
Goodbyes and Hellos
There will be a number of changes in staffing in the coming weeks at Rudheath Senior. Mr King, my wonderful Deputy, has decided to leave the academy at February half term to go on to pastures new.
Mr King joined the academy 4 years ago and was instrumental in the school moving to ‘good’ in our Ofsted inspection in January 2018 with the work he has done on pastoral care and attendance. Mr King will be greatly missed by the school community and I am sure you join me in wishing him the very best of luck as he leaves.
Rudheath Senior Academy has been on an incredible journey during my 6-year tenue. The building works are nearing completion with a large proportion rising from the ashes. RSA will start anew with a new outlook that represents the future of the school. After much reflection, 25 years in teaching and a yearning to start anew too; I have evaluated my role here, and as such I have decided to step down as Headteacher of Rudheath Senior Academy as of Easter.
My time at Rudheath has been full of challenges and great joy and as Headteacher for the past year it has been my very great privilege to offer stability during a time of great change. As I leave, I know that the Phoenix project will be complete, that NWAT will continue to develop the school and that the professionals and children I leave behind will ensure that this school will flourish.
Mr Lee Barber will be joining the academy after half term as Headteacher and we will work together to ensure a smooth handover.
Have a super weekend and be careful in that storm their forecasting – I’m running in a dinosaur outfit so watch out for that!!!