Welcome to Rednock School

“Welcome to the Rednock School website.  I hope that you find the details about the school informative and helpful.

We are a fully comprehensive school where every child matters.  I am passionate about this philosophy; we do not select by ability or income – we want to improve children’s lives so that they are equipped for their next steps in a global society.

Rednock School is an ambitious and aspirational place; every student should achieve their potential whatever their starting point.  Exam outcomes are critical for today’s students to make positive steps in their lives.  In order to deliver the excellent education that every student deserves we provide a supportive and caring environment.  All of our staff are committed to taking care of students’ needs – both academically and pastorally.  In my experience of over 37 years in education, I believe that Rednock provides the best care and attention, second to none.

I am proud of the students, staff and the school.  We want to engage all of our community in this vision of excellence and the desire to achieve it.  I hope that the website will interest you in looking at the school and joining us.  I look forward to meeting you.”

David Alexander, Head Teacher   

 

Upcoming Events

Term 4 Starts
Mon 24 Feb 2020
WEEK B
Mon 24 Feb 2020
Year 11 Core Subject Mock Exams
Mon 24 Feb 2020
Year 7 Report 2 Due Home
Thu 27 Feb 2020
Year 8 Report 2 Due Home
Thu 27 Feb 2020
WEEK A
Mon 02 Mar 2020
Year 10 Mock Exams
Mon 02 Mar 2020

You can view the School Calendar in full here

Latest News

Happy #love Arts Award week!

Celebrating #Love Arts Award week 10-15 February
To mark #Love Arts Award week, we want to raise the profile of Arts Award in Gloucestershire, and celebrate all the stories, individual journeys and partners who have been delivering Arts Award (AA) over the last 15 years.

With support from Sarah at Real Ideas, Camille at the Everyman Theatre, and Rob at Artspace Cinderford - we created 4 one minute case study films and 1 blog to show the value of AA in different settings, including Rednock School, Everyman theatre, Gloucestershire Hospital Education Service and Artspace Cinderford. You can watch the films and read the blog here: www.creategloucestershire.co.uk/arts-award
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February 14th  ·  

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Head Teacher Blog # 19

‘Bend don’t break’…………that thought went through my head as I ran through storm Ciara. It was very wet and very windy, a couple of times I was almost at a standstill. However, that phrase repeated several times was what spurred me on to keep going. We can all take heart from that phrase: if we bend we can flex and adapt to any problem and then we don’t break. That seems sensible to me; no situation is the same as another one. We have to treat each problem individually and alter our approach to any given circumstance.

Several times in this past week I have been faced with difficult scenarios and have had to take time to step back, reflect and then decide upon the next steps. Some have been really challenging, but the ‘bend don’t break’ adage has been important for me as a guide to my thoughts and actions.

When things do get tough – and that happens to all of us, irrespective of who we are and what we do – then we must not break. Something I read this morning put it into perspective: in order to stay positive, we need to think of the small things which make us happy and to be grateful – for me its tea!

Two other things were mentioned: find a purpose and help others. The thinking behind those two things is that we are happier if we have a sense of purpose, especially if we support others. In my job, I am fortunate to meet both of those aspects. My purpose is to help students learn life skills and get to their chosen next step. In doing my job I feel at my happiest. Next year will be my 40th year in education, because my job is a privilege and a joy despite the tough times – and there are plenty. I may be the only person in the world who wakes up , excited to go to school!!!!
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February 13th  ·  

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FGR Intergenerational Day

Last week, the Forest Green Rovers Academy helped to bring three local groups closer together, as they took part in an Intergenerational Day at The New Lawn.

Students from Rednock School’s GCSE Cooking course worked with head chef Jade Crawford to produce and serve a delicious vegan meal for residents of the Woodchester Valley Retirement Village, members of the GL11 Community Hub and FGR Under 18 players to enjoy.

“I think it’s a great initiative,” said Susanne Malcolm, the administrator of Woodchester Valley Village.

“Bringing different ages together is a great way of breaking down barriers and helping people from different generations and backgrounds find out about each other.

“It’s also great that you are sharing your fantastic facilities with the local community and encouraging people to learn about your ground-breaking work in ecology and food.

“Our residents really enjoyed the visit, and we had some great feedback:

“It was an enjoyable outing and the food was good, no complaints at all. The young people who served the meal were superb and it was also interesting to hear about the football club.”

“I am a vegetarian, so I found the food really enjoyable and the conversation at the table was very interesting. The young people from the academy were delightful, and everyone on my table really enjoyed themselves.”

www.fgr.co.uk/news/february-2020/community-rovers-bring-generations-together
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February 13th  ·  

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Achievement Heroes Week Starting 3rd February

Each week we select one student from each community from our top 'reward point earning' student's list to say a special well done and congratulations. The students are invited to come and choose something from the lucky dip box as an extra recognition.

Well done to this weeks Achievement Heroes.
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February 12th  ·  

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Achievement Heroes Week Starting 27th January

Each week we select one student from each community from our top 'reward point earning' student's list to say a special well done and congratulations. The students are invited to come and choose something from the lucky dip box as an extra recognition.

Well done to this weeks Achievement Heroes.
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February 11th  ·  

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