A fabulous introduction from the Head teacher of Rushmere Hall...
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 and a community of parents who support the school and a strong team of governors to help challenge and support the school to become better.
It has been 6 years since my arrival and we have been, throughout that time, growing, learning and evolving and continuous improving Rushmere for the community it serves. Even though we have had a number of successes over the years, we are always refining, fine-tuning and making our offer to the children - the best it can be. The quest to be amazing continues! Onwards and upwards!
If we learnt anything from the COVID19 pandemic, we most definitely learned that our children absolutely need to have the academic skills but alongside that we also know that our children need to develop resilience, confidence and be robust and ready for difficult times. Our role is not just to prepare our children for a SATs test or secondary school, we want our children to be 'ready for the world!'. A world that is constantly changing and evolving and one that continues to throw challenges from all different directions. It is our job to give the children the tools they need to be successful in their lives.
At Rushmere 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 face the usual challenges etc... but we work our socks off to the best the very best for our children.
Mr P. Fykin*
*previously Mr Stock