A very warm welcome to Rushmere Hall Primary School. A school that I was drawn to from the moment I first stepped foot in the building! Children who are welcoming, hardworking and friendly. A team of professionals who work exceptionally hard and care a great deal about the children. A group of parents who support the school and a strong team of governors to help challenge and support the school to become better.
We have had a busy few years since my arrival but it is fair to say there is still a lot for us to do, lots of things that could be even better and even when those areas are improved we will continue to look at every aspect of what we do to ensure the children here get the absolute best provision possible. The quest to be amazing continues! Onwards and upwards!
At Rushmere, we recognise that children need to have the academic skills but we also know that children need to develop resilience, confidence and a positive attitude towards their learning. We don't just want our children ready for SATs tests or secondary school, we want our children to be 'Ready For The World' that is constantly changing and evolving and we all know can be very tough indeed. It is our job to give the children the tools they need to be successful in life, not just in passing tests.
We use sport and music to deliver some of our best life learning skills. We teach our children to cope with not getting everything right ,we teach our children to be dedicated, committed and reflective. But most of all we work hard to teach our children to be robust and resilient. Life is tough! We need our children to be ready for it!
As a school we are honest, open and always looking for new, more effective ways of doing things. We don't sit still! There is a risk for some schools to become complacent. There is no time to complacency... the world is changing and so are we!
We care a great deal about our children here at Rushmere Hall and go the extra mile to give them the support they need. Yes... like most schools we have financial challenges, targets to achieve... but we work our socks off to the best the very best for our children.
Mr P. Fykin*
*previously Mr Stock