Ricky Recorder Issue No 46

The Ricky Recorder

Issue 46: October 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

‘Progress 8’ score is currently +0.34, which is rated ‘above average’ and places us in the top 25% of schools nationally, and 20th out of 100 schools in Hertfordshire. The national ‘Progress 8’ score is 0.00 and for Hertfordshire it is +0.05 which is ‘above average’. At A level our ‘Level 3 Value-Added’ score is +0.16, which is rated ‘above average’ and places us within the top 16% of schools nationally. This weekend Mr la Grange and Mrs Cramp have a date at Covent Garden Opera House. Sunday is the national finals for the awards. In total there are 56 finalists across the country, two of whom are from Rickmansworth School. This is a great achievement and something we are all very proud of. Good luck to Mrs Cramp and Mr la Grange and we look forward to hear how they do! On Wednesday we were delighted to receive a new mini bus. This was part funded by West Hertfordshire Charity Trust. It was very good of them and initiated by ex-Head Girl Fern Pannell. Many thanks to Fern who is now studying at University College London. Demolition is taking place next half term. This is an exciting new phase for the School and if any parents and the local community would like to see what the block would look like, we are hosting a drop-in session on 13 November from 3.45-6.15pm. Please pop along if you are interested to see the plans. Pearson Teaching Awards New Mini Bus School Expansion

It is with pleasure I introduce our first Ricky Recorder of 2017/18.

New Year 7

Thank you for all your support during this half term. It has been extremely busy with the arrival of our new Year 7 students who have settled well into Rickmansworth. They have quickly adapted to the size, pace and vitality of the School. As I guide many tours of the School for the current Year 6 intake, the Ricky Year 7s tell them all about what it is like in School with so many facilities, extra-curricular opportunities, their new friends and teachers, and another of their favourite things – the food! I think everyone is aware that we had Ofsted visit us on Tuesday 17 October. I am afraid I am unable to discuss the outcome until we have the official report. However, I think I can say you will be very pleased with the result and I would like to thank you, the parent for all your positive feedback to the inspectorate, to the staff for the dedication and hard work and of course well done to our wonderful students, who praised the School. Students stated how they felt academically challenged in a safe, supportive and friendly environment. Ofsted

Government Release of 2017 GCSE and A Level Results

Further to our earlier communication at the start of term about how delighted we all were with our GCSE and A level students’ results this year, we have just received further confirmation about how they compare within Hertfordshire but also nationally. At GCSE our

Mr K Douglas, Headteacher

Made with FlippingBook - Online catalogs