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Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome from the Headteacher

Dear Applicant

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at Reddish Vale High School. The School is in an exciting period of transition.  Under new leadership, strong governance and through collaborative partnership with the South Manchester Academy Trust the school is on a journey to renewed success.  We are fully committed to the challenge of securing personal growth and academic excellence for the whole School community.

The aspirational vision is one of ‘Positively changing lives’, recognising that school and education should be focused on developing every individual pupil as a confident, articulate, well-mannered and resilient young person ready to make a really positive contribution to the community, in addition to the pursuit of academic excellence, through outstanding pupil progress.

In line with many schools that make the decision to join a multi academy trust, while our name remains proudly as Reddish Vale High School, at the heart of the Reddish community, we are deemed by the department for Education to be a new school, with a first inspection due in Autumn 2019. With an excellent set of GCSE results in 2017 and ongoing improvements in pupil progress we have no doubt that Reddish is already at a very significant stage on the journey to being awarded ‘good provider’ status and this is how parents and carers should now consider the school. However, this is only a starting point and I have huge expectations of all the pupils and staff at Reddish as we set about our journey to become an ‘outstanding’ school.

We place great importance on our core purpose of teaching and learning and supporting our pupils in developing the skills, knowledge, attitudes and personal qualities which will enable them to flourish and succeed in a rapidly changing world. Our staff work incredibly hard to ensure that each individual pupil realises his or her potential and this combined with excellent teaching and high expectations for success, has culminated in improved levels of academic attainment and progress throughout the school.

The school provide an inclusive, stimulating and challenging curriculum which is personalised to meet the needs, abilities and interests of all our pupils providing that essential combination of challenge and support.  Our broad curriculum offers pathways appropriate to pupils’ future needs, whether they are our wide range of GCSEs in academic courses, vocational qualifications, careers guidance or functional skills. Beyond the curriculum we offer a varied and diverse range of enrichment opportunities and experiences to encourage pupils to develop their talents to the full and offer opportunities for volunteering, community and charity work.

Learning is enhanced  by excellent facilities and latest technologies which include; fully networked classrooms, a new purpose built SEN building, 15 computer suites, an open access library, a purpose bespoke performing arts block, sports hall, floodlit Astroturf playing surface, swimming pool and farm.

High quality, committed staff provide a positive, disciplined, safe, caring and nurturing environment that inspires a passion for learning so that every pupil progresses and thrives. Our pupils are encouraged to achieve to their best personally, academically, physically and socially. High expectations and standards are driven through teamwork and underpinned through the schools core values of; Respect, Aspiration, Determination and Independence.

This provides only a brief introduction to our school community and a flavour of our ethos and values.  Visits to the school prior to application are welcomed. Please contact the Headteacher’s PA/HR on 0161 477 3544 to arrange an appointment.

Mrs Linda Hanson

Headteacher