Mark Rutherford School recognised in annual awards
21st June 2016: It was announced today that Mark Rutherford School, has won a Good Schools Guide Award for the results in Applied A Level Information Technology especially boys and for Travel Tourism the best performance by girls at an English Secondary School.
Mark Rutherford School has been presented with this award by The Good Schools Guide for out-performing all other English schools in its category. The prestigious annual awards, which are in their 10th year, are based on a detailed analysis of the most recent examination results, and are designed to highlight consistently good teaching.
Richard Millard said, ‘We are absolutely delighted to be acknowledged in this way for our excellence. This is a very proud moment for Mark Rutherford School and we are sure it will inspire and encourage all students who are working toward their qualifications.
Ralph Lucas, Editor of The Good Schools Guide, comments, ‘Our annual awards scheme is designed to recognise and reward excellence in teaching in every subject area at both GCSE and A Level or equivalent. Our awards give individual teachers and departments where teaching is at its very best the recognition they deserve.’
The Good Schools Guide Awards are based on a series of calculations which take into account relative popularity and performance of the subject, absolute performance, and percentage of pupils taking the subject.
The Good Schools Guide is the largest independent guide to UK schools. The guide contains over 1300 good schools across both the independent and state sector.
Youth Speaks District Champions
Mark Rutherford’s public speaking team have been crowned District Champions in the Rotary Club’s prestigious Youth Speaks Competition. The team are photographed receiving the trophy from Rotarian John Bromley. The three sixth formers who represented the school are: main speaker: Nasreen D’Agostino, Chair Thomas Jefferys and proposer of the Vote of Thanks Matty Darby. Their winning topic was: “Manners in the 20th Century”. The trio later took runner up position in the Regional final where the individual award for “Best Vote of Thanks” in the competition was awarded to Matty Darby. Also photographed is their coach Mr Smith. This is the most successful year yet for the Mark Rutherford team who have reached the District semi-finals for the last four consecutive years.
Congratulations to staff, students and parents/carers on a very successful Ofsted result
Recently the school underwent a one day inspection by Ofsted. It was a very positive visit with the school being told that it continues to be good. A variety of areas were looked at including safeguarding, leadership, behaviour, pupil progress and attendance. Below are some of the comments made by Ofsted in the summary report.
Pupils behave very well in lessons and around the school.
Pupils' attitudes to their lessons are very positive, and they enjoy positive relationships with teachers. This means lessons are calm and productive. Pupils work hard.
Pupils take care with their presentation and their pride in their work is apparent.
Current pupils are making good progress across the school. Evidence in pupils' books show that work is of a good standard across a range of subjects.
Outcomes in the sixth form have improved considerably since the last inspection.
Sixth formers have a high profile in the school. Many take on mentoring roles and recognise the importance of supporting younger pupils. Inspectors spoke with sixth formers in meetings and around the school. They were very positive about the guidance and support they receive, and about the school on the whole; one described it as being 'like a family-a very happy family'.
The sixth form thrive in a very positive learning environment.
To read the full feedback from Ofsted click here.
To read the letter to parents and carers click here.
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June 21, 2016
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