Join the Rushcliffe PTA!
The first meeting of the newly established Rushcliffe School PTA will take place at 6pm on Wednesday 13th March in the Rushcliffe Sixth Form building.
At the meeting we will discuss what events we wish to put on for the coming year so please get your thinking caps on. All welcome so come along and get involved with this great and fun way to help make a difference to our school - if you wish to discuss further or know more information then please contact the school office.
Rushcliffe Valentine’s Craft Fair
Rushcliffe School will be holding a Craft fair on the 9th February, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Come along and have a look at what there is on offer. Stalls include local crafts, a Charity (Mustard Seed Project) which Rushcliffe School help, a Young Enterprise stall with sixth formers work and many other items which may be of interest to you. There are also refreshments for sale. Free entrance. Starts at 9am until midday and is being held in the new Performing Arts building.
See you there!
Rushcliffe School is re-accredited as World Class
Only 16 schools in the country have been re-accredited as World Class, as part of the WCSQM inaugural re-accreditation programme, and Rushcliffe School is one of them!
In comparison to the national inspection regime, WCSQM assesses the students not the school, and World Class Schools have to re-accredit every two years, to retain their status. The assessment is therefore up to date, and relies on current, fresh, and robust evidence. Schools that have achieved reaccreditationhave been supporting their students to develop into World Class young people year on year, over a sustained period of time.
The re-accreditation process is challenging. In order to qualify for re-accreditation schools must have retained their ‘outstanding’ Ofsted judgement. Students have to work collaboratively with a partner World Class school, to prove to their partner students how their own school has supported them to retain their World Class credentials. The assessment framework is composed of skills and competencies that students need, to be World Class citizens in a dynamic global economy.
Through working in partnerships, students develop their networking skills and become part of a World Class student alumni association which provides them with supportive, professional and potentially enduring relationships.
Out of the 18 schools which were awarded the Mark from this tranche, only 16 have achieved reaccreditation. In total, WCSQM is a network of over 60 non-selective state secondary and special schools, with 30 new non-selective state primary, secondary and special schools applying for the Mark this year.
The re-accrediting schools received their award at the WCSQM Symposium event in the summer, at which they were treated to a keynote talk from Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry CBE.
‘At WCSQM we want to give World Class students at non-selective state schools what they deserve – World Class opportunities. We want our students to get the chance to partner and network with their peers from other World Class schools, so they become, collectively, a force to be reckoned with,’ Miranda Perry, Director, WCSQM.
British Council International School Award success for Rushcliffe!
Rushcliffe school has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.
The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need for life work in today’s world.
Rushcliffe’s international work includes partnerships and visits with linked schools in France, Spain ,Nepal and China , fund raising and sponsorship of school children in Guatemala in collaboration with a local Charity ‘Education for the children’ , whole school fundraising and creating international awareness re the plight of world refuges and the work of the International Rescue committee, as well as the introduction of Mandarin with live video links to China and close collaboration with the Confucius institute at the University of Nottingham.
On hearing the news that Rushcliffe had received the award Mr S. Lewis, Executive Head teacher, said ” We are delighted to be recognised for our work connecting our pupils with communities throughout the world. We celebrate diversity and a hunger for knowledge about different cultures. Our pupils are enriched by their connections with people who have very different life experiences This enables them to reflect on the world we live in and the opportunities and responsibilities they have as citizens in an ever more interconnected world.”
Sir Ciarán Devane, CEO of the British Council, said: ‘The school’s fantastic international work has rightfully earned it this prestigious award. The International School Award is a great chance for schools to demonstrate the important work they’re doing to bring the world into their classrooms. Embedding an international dimension in children’s education ensures that they are truly global citizens and helps prepare them for successful lives and careers in an increasingly global economy.’
Year 7 September Information Evening
Our recent Year 7 information evening was really well attended, thank you to all parents and carers that joined us. To view the presentation that Miss Cresdee made please click the link below:
Year 7 information slides
Year 6 Open Evening
I would like to warmly invite you to the Rushcliffe School Open Evening on Thursday, 27th September 2018. The purpose of the evening is to give you and your child an opportunity to:
•Meet the Executive Head teacher, Head of School and staff.
•Have a tour of the school following sessions 1 and 2 only.
•Receive information about the different subject areas.
•See what opportunities we can offer your child.
•Ask questions about the curriculum and pastoral systems.
To accommodate the number of parents and pupils who wish to see our school we have to organise the evening into three sessions:-
Session 1 commences 5.00 pm
Session 2 commences 5.45 pm
Session 3 commences 6.30 pm
The Open Evening concludes at 7.30 pm
Each session will begin with an introductory talk Steve Lewis (Executive Headteacher) and Damian Painton (Head of School), in A-Hall.Please be aware that the hall has limited capacity and that sessions 1 and 2 tend to be busier than the 3rd session. If you arrive after the session has started we will politely direct you towards our new Performing Arts theatre where you will be given the opportunity to join a Sixth Form prefect on a tour of the school until the next session starts.
After this talk you are invited to visit subject areas. It is advisable to allow at least an hour to look around and some of our Year 8 pupils will be on hand to give a guided tour of the school whilst answering any questions you may have.
We expect the evening to be busy which may lead to some delays in finding a car parking space. Please take this into account when making travel arrangements for the evening. If you are intending to attend the final session, you are welcome to look around the school prior to the presentation and guides and maps will be available in the A Hall Foyer.
A link to our school prospectus and admissions policy can be found at www.rushcliffe.notts.sch.uk