Rudheath Senior Academy Headteacher’s Newsletter
Friday 3 May 2019
DWF Law Firm Manchester – Inspiring Women
On Monday, Mrs Lycett took 10 girls to the DWF Law Firm in Manchester. The day was run by volunteers from this prestigious law firm and included workshops to enable the girls to unlock their potential by developing their confidence and employability skills.
The feedback from the girls was brilliant and Mrs Lycett was also inspired – maybe her next career will be in law!
Thank you to Sarah Charlesworth of DWF for organising the day for us. We really do appreciate it.
Houses of Parliament Visit
Mr Russell and I took 18 learners to the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday. We took the train from Hartford and made our way to Westminster from Euston by tube. It was a beautiful day so we had lunch on College Green before going in for our tour, workshop and question and answer session with our local MP Esther McVey.
We watched a discussion on social media and mental health in the main chamber, then saw Lords going in for their afternoon session. All our learners asked thoughtful questions and engaged fully with all the opportunities they were presented with. Chris and Sarah, our facilitators, were most impressed and Esther was given quite a grilling!
On College Green after our visit, we saw Ed Miliband, ex Labour leader, and lots of film crews awaiting politicians to film – you may have seen our uniform on the news that night.
After our visit we did some sightseeing, first by foot along Whitehall to Horse Guards Parade, St James’ Park and Buckingham Palace and then on the buses along Oxford Street, Baker, Street, Mayfair and Harley Street. We nearly lost a couple on the buses – those Londoners really shift.
I can’t tell you how impressed the people sharing our train carriages were with the learners’ behaviour and attitudes. I was absolutely bursting with pride. Looking forward to more opportunities like this to develop citizenship in our school.
Mrs Heaton ran a script writing workshop on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for learners from our partner primaries. It was great to see so many bright young people working together to produce exceptionally high quality work and we are really looking forward to many of them joining us in September. Thank you to our primary colleagues who brought them to the academy for both days and to Mrs Heaton who made it fun!
Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College
I was delighted this week to be invited to attend the SJD prize giving evening. Ms Kirkwood, Principal at SJD made me very welcome and it was lovely to see so many young people succeeding I their chosen subjects.
PE GCSE Practical Assessment
PE GCSE candidates went to Sandbach High School for their practical assessment today. They have worked really hard to prepare and all of them tried their best to ensure they attained the very best marks. Mr King and Mr Russell were really pleased with their performances.
French and Spanish Speaking Exams
French and Spanish speaking exams continued throughout the week. Well done to all our linguists who have worked their socks off for weeks now in preparation for their exams. Thank you too to Mrs Rooney who’s voice is on its last legs after all those conversations!
Year 11 GCSEs
GCSE written exams start a week on Monday – keep at it year 11 – it will soon be prom.
Don’t forget, it is a bank holiday on Monday. Have a super long weekend and I look forward to seeing all our learners back refreshed and ready to learn on Tuesday.