Once again, the time had come for Rushcliffe School and its feeder Primary's to showcase their outstanding talent in both dance and gymnastics. Springboard 2014 was presented by our excellent year 11 hosts Andrew Mapperley and Campbell Gittens who ensured each performance smoothly linked to the next, with some of their own jokes thrown in for good measure. All performers did an excellent job with many choreographing their own routines too. A big thanks goes to all those that gave up their time to help organise and support the event.
A wonderful group of Year 9 students participated in a challenging Magistrates' Court Mock Trial competition on Saturday 15th March 2014 at Derby Magistrates' Court. The team had been assigned a case on handling stolen goods with the Prosecution arguing that the defendant knew the bike they had bought second-hand was stolen, while the Defence contested that the defendant, while having bought a stolen bike, was not aware of its source.
Students participated in various demanding roles as lawyers, magistrates, witnesses and court staff. During the preparation for the competition the team learnt about the legal system and had insightful visits from a criminal defence lawyer, a magistrate and a legal advisor.
Award Presentation 05/03/2014
On the 5th March 2014 - 41 of our Rushcliffe School students were presented with their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver awards at the Nottinghamshire County Hall by Councillor John Allin (Chairman of the County Council).
39 of our students received their Bronze and 2 students received their Silver certificates with their relevant badges to which I hope they will wear with pride as each and every one of them has worked so very hard and achieved so much to gain these awards.
It was a moving occasion in school on 4th March as we were privileged to welcome Simon Winston , a survivor of the Holocaust. Simon came to officially open the memorial that has been created by pupils. Hands for peace project
Head girl Chloe Worts told of her experience when she visited Auschwitz and Simon, who is from the Ukraine, spoke about his memories as a child escaping the Ghetto with his family and living in hiding.
The event was covered by the BBC and a video link can be found here
Sarah Dance and Charlie Strang Year 10 have written an article about the Hands for Peace memorial as part of the BBC School Report Project. This can be read here
Simon Winston's story, in his own words, can be read here
On the 4th and 5th of February the school was inspected by Ofsted. We are pleased to share the result of the inspection with parents and carers. We are delighted to let you know that the school was judged as OUTSTANDING in all categories. The report will be on the Ofsted website from Monday 3rd March but you can read the report by clicking below.
The inspectors rightly highlighted the excellent attainment and progress across the school, the high quality teaching, the outstanding behaviour and pride our pupils have in the school, the determination of school leaders in demanding the highest of standards, the support of parents and carers and the challenge provided by the governors.
Rushcliffe has always been and will remain rooted in its community. We are proud that the hard work and commitment of all involved in Rushcliffe School has been recognised and will continue to make sure that all our pupils' irrespective of their starting point will be given the chance to shine brightly.