|Rudheath Community Primary School|
|Gadbrook Road, Rudheath, CW9 7JL, UK Northwich|
Tel. 01606 43076, Fax: 01606 331363
Rudheath Community Primary School is a co-educational school maintained by Cheshire Education Authority and providing for up to 360 children between the age of 4+ and 11.
The village of Rudheath is set in the heart of Vale Royal on the outskirts of Northwich and the school is pleasantly situated on the edge of the village. The building is set in spacious grounds which we are developing with the planting of new trees and shrubs, a large playing field and plenty of playground space.
After a disastrous fire in April 1994 when nine of the original classrooms were lost we now have a beautiful modern building to work in. The school is organised into three units — KSI Infants (1 Reception class, 1 Reception & Yr 1 mixed and three Years I & 2), Lower KSII (3 Years 3 & 4) and Upper KSII (4 Years 5 & 6).
Children work in twelve large classrooms each with a shared workshop area immediately adjacent which provides an appropriate space for creative arts and technology work. There is a large assembly hall, fully equipped with PE apparatus and audio visual equipment, a separate dining hall, a library, a practical cookery area, a clay room with kiln and two further small classrooms for use by classroom assistants and a special needs teacher. A well equipped ICT suite and multi-media PCs in class gives children the opportunity to fully develop their ICT skills and to use these skills to support their learning across the curriculum. There is also a spacious internal courtyard with attractive flower beds.
There is a large car park and drop-off/pick-up area for parents and footpath access from neighbouring streets.
The school is enclosed by a security fence to discourage the use of the extensive school grounds by those not immediately involved in our community.
The village of Rudheath is set in the heart of Vale Royal on the outskirts of Northwich close to the M6 and M56 motorways and is a commuter area for Manchester, Chester and Warrington.
The school is pleasantly situated at the edge of the village, on the A556 Manchester - Chester Road, opposite the Roberts & Sons Bakery.
Our school philosophy begins with the needs of the children and reaches out towards the family, the community and, ultimately, the future. It is important that school is an island of stability where a child can be secure and happy whatever social pressures exist in the world outside. The responsibility for creating that happy, welcoming, secure environment rests with those of us who work in the school, supported by parents, governors and others whose aim is to help us achieve these ends.
Education is life itself. It must include spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical development. We, must give the opportunity for growth in every aspect of the "self" Feeling and sensitivity should develop alongside knowledge and skills and so enable every child to achieve success in his or her own way.
To summarise our mission is to create a school where children are happy, have a positive attitude to work and the satisfaction of a task well done. We believe in high standards of behaviour and work and we all strive to achieve these ends. We want to work with you to provide a firm foundation for your child's future.
Pastoral Care & Discipline
We are very aware that we share with parents the responsibility for the well-being of children in our school and we make every effort to provide the care which any responsible parent would be expected to make. Discipline within the school will be most effective when actions taken are fully supported by the parents and this support is clearly seen by the child.
Our behaviour policy emphasises the importance of promoting positive aspects of behaviour. Within the class each teacher establishes with the children an acceptable code of conduct appropriate for the age group. This, together with fostering of good manners, respect for others and for property, leads generally to a civilised, relaxed and purposeful working environment in school.
We have five "golden rules" which are displayed in school and children are encouraged to choose to follow these rules. If they do, there are rewards and positive reinforcements. If they do not there is a system of consequences which may involve parents.
1. We expect our children always to be polite and kind to everyone.
2. We expect children to take care of everything inside and outside school.
3. We expect children to walk sensibly in school and to be calm and quiet.
4. We expect children to listen and follow instructions.
5. We expect school to be free of litter.
A copy of our "Good Behaviour" booklet is available from school as is our Bullying Policy leaflet.
We have a card index system to enable us to contact families in an emergency - please make sure you inform school of any change in telephone numbers, work or address. It would also be useful to know of any problems within the family which may affect your child - eg bereavement, loss of a pet, separation - so that we can respond appropriately to your child at these times.
Because of the day-to-day contact with children, schools are particularly well placed to observe outward signs of abuse, changes in behaviour or failure to develop. Parents should be aware, therefore, that, where it appears to a member of staff that a child may have been abused, the school is required, as part of the Cheshire Child Protection procedures, to report their concerns to the Social Services Department.
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