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Rudheath News: Friday 23rd April

THE RUDHEATH NEWSLETTER

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Head Teacher Update

The start of the Summer term is important for all pupils; Year 7 concluding their first year with us, whilst for older students the focus is about securing a suitable destination for onward study and training.

Miss Cooper and the Year 11 team have been working hard to ensure all have a place to study at a college or sixth form, or have secured continuing training and learning opportunities.

With exams cancelled for this year, teachers have been asked to submit grades for students who were due to sit their GCSEs. Further guidance and information is available on our website and the JCQ guidance booklet for students and parents. GCSE Results Day has moved to the earlier date of Thursday 12th August this year.

COVID-19 remains of critical importance for us all at Rudheath. With restrictions easing in day-to-day life, we continue to follow the guidelines set by the Department for Education in relation to recommending self testing for all pupils and staff twice weekly, as well as the wearing of face coverings in classrooms and other communal settings where social distancing is difficult to maintain.

The Summer term is also a key time of the year for our future Year 7. The transition from primary to secondary school has already started; this week, our virtual welcome event was published on our website for all families to view. Thank you to our team of staff for putting this together and providing such diligent information about our school. We hope, in the coming months, to allow future pupils, parents and carers on site to visit Rudheath and our community.

There are now just a few months remaining of this academic year, until we finish on Monday 19th July. I encourage all students to maintain working hard, taking grasp of opportunities, and supporting each other in this business end of the year.


Enrichment

After school sport is back! Check out the below list of clubs that start from Monday 26th April. Each club starts at 3pm and finishes at 4pm. All students must wear full RSA PE kit and trainers.

Monday
> Year 9 Football club – An opportunity for all students in Year 9 (boys and girls) to play football in small sided games.
> Year 9 Athletics and Fitness club – The track is ready for all students in Year 9 to practice their athletics events. Students can choose to sprint 100m or develop their cardiovascular endurance by running up to 1500m.
> Year 8 Rounder’s club – The bats and balls are ready. Let’s play! Please get changed in the dance changing rooms.

Tuesday
> KS4 Football club – An opportunity for all students in KS4 (boys and girls) to play football in small sided games.
> KS4 Athletics and Fitness club – The track is ready for all students in KS4 to practice their athletics events. Students   can choose to sprint 100m or develop their cardiovascular endurance by running up to 1500m.
> Year 7 – Zumba club – Dance to the latest moves and get fit at the same time! Please get changed in the dance changing rooms.

Thursday
> Year 8 Football club – An opportunity for all students in Year 8 (boys and girls) to play football in small sided games.
> Year 8 Athletics and Fitness club – The track is ready for all students in year 8 to practice their athletics events. Students can choose to sprint 100m or develop their cardiovascular endurance by running up to 1500m.
> Year 9 Rounder’s club – The bats and balls are ready. Let’s play! Please get changed in the dance changing rooms.   Please get changed in the dance changing rooms.

Friday
> Year 7 Football club – An opportunity for all students in Year 7 (boys and girls) to play football in small sided games.
> Year 7 Athletics and Fitness club – The track is ready for all students in Year 7 to practice their athletics events. Students can choose to sprint 100m or develop their cardiovascular endurance by running up to 1500m.

National Citizen Service

The team from NCS delivered an assembly to all Year 11 on Friday to showcase the programme of personal development available to them over the Summer holidays. NCS provide young people with opportunities to do team building and community work. Completing the NCS award is a fantastic to addition to any CV and is highly respected by employers and universities.

Year 7 Theatre Performance

Year 7 had the fantastic opportunity to watch a performance of Dr Seuss’s The Lorax streamed from The Old Vic for Earth Day.  It was an outstanding performance of this enchanting tale with the central message of protecting the planet. Inspiring the students to write their own Earth Day pledges and generating lots of ideas for their Project lessons this half term. 

Uniform Update

Further information has been sent home in a letter from Mrs Garrett.

Several students have approached me and other staff about the possibility of wearing school shorts during the summer months. Having had some very sensible discussions with your children, I am proposing to amend the Standards and Expectations Policy to include school shorts. The following will apply:

  • Shorts must be school shorts, not sports or other branded shorts;
  • Shorts must be black to match the rest of the school uniform;
  • Black or grey school socks must be worn, in line with the policy;
  • School shoes must be worn (trainers are not part of our policy).

The Big Ask

The new Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, has launched The Big Ask – the largest ever consultation with children aged 4 to 17 in England. It aims to find out children’s concerns and aspirations about the future, so that we can put children at the heart of our country’s recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

As well as seeking feedback from young people, parents, care leavers and those working with children are also invited to complete the adult survey to share their views about the future for children and young people today, and what they think is holding young people back.

The results from this survey will help the Children’s Commissioner identify the barriers preventing children from reaching their potential, put forward solutions and set ambitious goals for the country to achieve.