Rudheath Senior Academy Headteacher’s Newsletter
Friday 17 May 2019
This week I was told of Jake Hartley’s badminton success with the Crewe under 19s team beating Warrington and Chester to bring home a very impressive shield. Crewe won with the match coming down to Jake’s last doubles match. Also this weekend Jake was invited to Crewe and District Presentation Evening, where he was awarded the “Most Improved Player” for both Juniors and Seniors.
Jake and I started school at Rudheath Senior on the same day and it has been an absolute privilege to watch him grow in stature, character and confidence to become our Head Boy. He really has embodied our values of resilience, scholarship and ambition and I wish the very best in his GCSE exams that continue over the next 3 school weeks.
Mrs Heaton and her team did a “Trash Mob” earlier in the week, collecting litter from the school grounds. This is part of our drive to becoming a more environmentally friendly and plastic free school. One of the things I am really passionate about is helping our learners to become active citizens that have a really positive impact on our community and on our planet and this group showed that they are the type of people we want to change the world for the better.
Fundraising for Barcelona
To encourage entrepreneurial spirit, all learners going on residential trips are expected to fund raise towards the cost. This week learners have been busy raising funds for their Barcelona trip taking place this summer. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Mr King, Mr Brown, Mr Woolley and Mr Wright were splatted with wet sponges by learners during our lunch break. Abbey Lewis in year 9 paid extra to tip an entire bucket of water over Mr King! This event raised over £70. Today, girls in year 10 sold ice cream and ice lollies at break and lunch – I’m not sure yet how much they raised but I know that I spent all my lunch money there!
Student Leadership Posts
I am delighted to confirm the student leadership team who will take the reins from June, as the year 11 complete their GCSE exams.
Head Girl and Boy – Grace Palmer and Lewis Gibson
Deputy Head Girl and Boy – Emily Hayes and Alex Taylor
House Captains – Kira Rathbone, Kate Dewsbury, Tyler Mitchell and Al Maude
I’m looking forward to working with them to make our school the first choice school in Rudheath and its surrounding areas.
Mental Health Awareness Week
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and learners have engaged in a variety of activities, including Mindfulness as part of the Hummingbird Project. It’s been a great reminder that if you can choose anything choose to be kind, to yourself and to others and take time to talk because together we can get better.
Year 11 Exams
Mrs Lockett, our exams officer has had a phenomenally busy first week of exams. We have a short break on Monday but back to it with maths and geography exams taking place on Tuesday. We’re a quarter of the way through and French, drama, PE, computer science and art are done. If your child does any of these subjects please ensure that they bring revision materials so that they can study independently during these lessons. Every bit of revision can make a difference and there is no time to waste.
To support year 11 at home, encourage early nights, healthy eating, physical activity and of course revision.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend whether you’re busy or just relaxing. I look forward to seeing our learners back on Monday.