It is great to return after a successful first half term and a restful half term break. Rainford High continues to move forward with successful events and learning both inside and outside the school curriculum. Last half term the school ran International Literacy Day, National Poetry Week as well as a European Day of Languages. There have been two Red Days one for Year 11 investigating the Holocaust and working with a survivor. The other looking at Diversity and Equality through the Creative Arts by working with MD productions. We also have had the usual feast of Duke of Edinburgh activity at the weekends.
We have continued to have sporting success in all year groups and the production of ‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’ is well underway. The school continues to be recognised for the improvements we have made with a high rating in the Liverpool Echo’s Good School Guide 2015, as well as being identified amongst the top ten schools in Merseyside for our GCSE results. By following the link below you can see that we are performing alongside Grammar and Selective Schools.
The school has also been nominated for the third year running at the Educate Awards for our Outstanding Commitment to Sport. This is a massive well done to all the PE staff and students for their hard work both inside and outside of the school day. The school has won this award for the previous two years so we are hoping it could be a glorious hat trick.
This half term is always busy as we build up to mock exams with Year 11 and focus on continuing to give the students the best educational experience possible. This half term also has Sixth Form Open Evening as well as a number of events for parents such as Year 11 Revision Evenings this week and a Mathematics Mastery Evening for Year 7 Parents next week.
At Rainford High we continue to focus on developing our ethos of Everyone Matters; Everyone Helps and Everyone Succeeds and during this term with Children in Need and the Christmas period there is an excellent opportunity to think about how we can make a difference to others. We will be promoting our Sixth Form Ghana project across the whole school as this is a long running commitment that the Sixth Form has made to make a difference to a community less fortunate than our own. I am sure as always it will be an exciting and fulfilling term for students and staff at Rainford High.