Middlewich Rd, Rudheath, Northwich CW9 7DT

Rudheath News: Friday 7th May

THE RUDHEATH NEWSLETTER

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Head Teacher Update

I have been delighted to hear about great acts of kindness this week, including how our students have been working together to support eachother in the drive to be awarded ‘LORIC tokens’.

The test tubes are now in place in the Assembly Hall and all year groups can fill their personal tube with their tokens; I know that many form groups have been instilling some friendly competition to be awarded most tokens. This is great to see and shows real determination to develop new skills in Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Communication. You can read more about LORIC and the PiXL Edge programme that the tokens derive from by clicking here.

One particular student has stood out this week – Paige Keen in Year 11. Paige is an extremely positive ambassador for our school, both for children of Rudheath and those of other schools. Paige has recently had her first book published – 1-in-4 – which is themed around mental health; a topic I know Paige is very passionate about, having been an equally brilliant ambassador for The Diana Award. Paige’s book, supported by Mrs Morrell and her eye for English literature, is available to purchase on Amazon. All proceeds are going to charity. Well done Paige on a fantastic achievement.

This week has also been very exciting for our pastoral team. We have welcomed Ms Edie Jardine as a Children’s Advocate. She will champion the voice of the child and support children on their journey with us. Please say hello to Ms Jardine when you see her!

Finally, my thanks to the Year 11 team for their consultation phone calls to parents and carers on Thursday evening. Whilst we all know that the running of GCSE exams has been of particular focus in recent months, we hope our families will feel further informed about our plans for submitting centre assessed grades, and the arrangements for their final few weeks of term and time with us at Rudheath Senior Academy.


Year 11 GCSE Qualifications

Parent/Carer Guidance

Following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK government has decided that the
Summer 2021 examination series will not go ahead as planned. Instead, teachers will determine
your grades, based upon a range of evidence verified by school.

Bikeability Safety Course

Well done to: Jack Harrison, Jamie Johnson, Charlotte Brown, Miley Heath, Kaius Morris, Connor Riley, Stevie Smith, Ryan Donaldson and Leon Taylor.

These Year 7 students have all passed their level 3 Bikeability safety course and each received a certificate in recognition of their efforts. 

There are a number of Year 7 students who now travel to school on a bike. Please can we ask that your child brings a bike lock, to ensure that their bike is safely locked on the school grounds.

Middlewich Road

Middlewich Road is a busy main road that runs to Northwich town centre. As such, there is often heavy traffic (including outside of the school grounds).

Can we remind all parents/carers who are collecting their child to do so in a safe manner. The junction around the main reception car park is often busy, with views of the road traffic more difficult in challenging weather and when busy with cars and pedestrians. Please avoid blocking the car park entrance or surrounding road areas.


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.

Appointment Booking

Please be aware that parents/carers wishing to meet and speak with members of staff must book an appointment. Unfortunately, due to school teaching timetables, it may not always be possible to accommodate an immediate meeting. Please visit the Contact Us page of our website to find out who the most appropriate member of staff is to deal with your enquiry.

You can telephone 01606 42515 or email admin@rudheathsenioracademy.org.uk to make appointments.


Rudheath unveil ambition to transform astroturf for pupils and community

Rudheath Senior Academy is committed to an ambitious plan to get pupils playing sports on a state-of-the-art artificial pitch for the first time in more than five years.

North West Academies Trust (NWAT) took over the running of the Middlewich Road secondary school late in 2018 and immediately embarked on a wide-ranging programme of improvements.

Now the school is exploring ways to obtain funding to refurbish an astroturf pitch which has long been condemned for safety reasons.


Rudheath Senior business manager Jack Jevons said: “Our young people deserve the highest quality of sporting opportunity, and the combination of the astroturf being condemned and poor field drainage means the current PE curriculum is limited.

“We are working so hard to make the school a first class learning environment, and we are so proud of the fantastic strides we have made so far. But we will not stop striving to improve things and physical education is a key part of the curriculum. We are determined to make our outdoor facilities as impressive as the rest of the site.


“We are now looking at different streams of funding which would enable us to move forward with the project, and the hope is that we’ll have a brilliant new pitch for our pupils in the near future.”

The current synthetic surface is owned by Brio Leisure, under a shared-use agreement with the school. But it fell into disrepair long and was deemed unsafe long before NWAT took over the running of the school.


Rudheath, like the other schools run by NWAT across Cheshire and Shropshire, place a high value on the wide-ranging benefits of sports as part of the curriculum.


NWAT CEO Steve Docking said: “Headteacher Lee Barber and his team have worked tremendously hard, and have made great strides towards getting Rudheath Senior Academy where we want it to be.

“Improving the sporting facilities is just another step along the way, and we are determined to make sure this plan comes to fruition because the need is clear, and a new pitch will also be a valuable community asset. I know no stone will be left unturned in the mission to provide the best possible education for our children.