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

End of Term 2
Fri 21 Dec 2018
Christmas Holiday
Mon 24 Dec 2018
INSET DAY 3
Mon 07 Jan 2019
Term 3 Starts
Tue 08 Jan 2019
Year 10 Report Due Home
Thu 17 Jan 2019
Year 11 Parents' Consultation Meeting - Left & Right Population
Thu 17 Jan 2019
Year 13 Report Due HOme
Wed 30 Jan 2019

You can view the School Calendar in full here

Latest News

Head Teacher Blog # 12 + A (yes I am superstitious!)

On Wednesday 12th December, I was in London at the Head teachers’ Executive group for Business Partnership. We aim to build coherent links from schooling to business so that students are prepared for the world of work and can see the links between the two. It makes sense of their education and their entry into work. Of course, education is not about producing mindless automatons ready to do menial work! It is the converse of that; preparing students with appropriate skills for life and for work. I was really heartened by business leaders wanting schools to focus upon inter personal skills; literacy; numeracy; be IT proficient and able to be persuasive – yet spot persuasive techniques too.

The business leaders were not terribly interested in Progress 8 figures (despite the intensity of performance tables using them as the measure of accountability) but rather the candidates themselves. More and more businesses are looking to the character of candidates, using their own interview techniques as methods of selection. It was fascinating – and rewarding to see our philosophy of holistic education being the priority – literally educate the ‘whole child’. With Ofsted looking to inspect on curriculum rather than solely data, there appear to be a momentum shift away from restrictive performance measures, which can perversely affect schools’ policy. (You may well have read of schools who exclude large numbers of year 11 students before they sit their GCSE so that their results do not count against the school).

For Rednock School, the Carol Concert on Wednesday evening was just such an example of the importance of a wider perspective. The “cultural capital” is critical to the development and well-being of students. An appreciation and enjoyment of the arts has been shown to improve well-being and the civility of all people. Even something like the Christmas jumper day on Friday supports this. A great many bright and colourful jumpers were worn with the proceeds of those donations going to Save the Children. It was fantastic to see so many take part and understand why it was important.

I wonder whether you as parents and carers realise how important your values are in determining your childrens’ outlook. Your “cultural capital” is a significant factor in forming theirs. Thanks to my mum and dad, I am committed to every child matters!

P.S to the parent who spoke to me about my blogs – Grazie mille! You know who you are…..
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