Welcome from the Head Teacher
I am very honoured to be the Head Teacher of Rooks Heath School and every day I am excited to lead this school forward. Rooks Heath has been served by a team of staff who are dedicated to the education of generations of students, and who ensure that every child’s needs are met. There is an equal focus on the development of the whole child, alongside ensuring that they fulfil their academic potential. We believe that every member of the Rooks Heath community should ‘strive to be their best’.
Students at Rooks Heath make excellent progress and achieve good examination results in both GCSE and vocational qualifications. I believe it is my responsibility to ensure the continued success of Rooks Heath. I am passionate about having a culture of high aspiration at and beyond the school. As a parent of a child at Rooks Heath School, you can rest assured that your child will be at a school that encourages excellent attendance, punctuality and attitudes to learning and behaviour. It is highly important to me that every student gains a taste of academic and personal success throughout their time at Rooks Heath no matter their starting point. The families that join us have the same passion and commitment to the seven-year journey with us, and we work together to guarantee this. Once students have their education, no-one can take this away from them.
As a parent myself, one of my mantras is that ‘education is your passport to the future’ and the quality of this education should allow every student to aspire to the highest levels of academic achievement possible. We want our students to be able to stand against their peers locally, nationally and even internationally. Many of our school leavers’ destinations include top universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College.
Our most recent Ofsted report is filled with accolades including:
“Pupils from all backgrounds are welcomed and treated equally well. Pupils’ personal development and welfare are outstanding” and, “Teaching is good, leading to pupils achieving good outcomes in their work and examinations”.
I have come to know Rooks Heath as a visitor and I have experienced the welcoming and inclusive ethos. I am committed to working with the dedicated and talented team of staff to provide an all-round educational experience for the students.
Whatever your reasons are for visiting our website; a parent applying for a secondary school place, a prospective applicant or simply an enquiring visitor, I hope you get a flavour of what the school is about. I invite you to come and visit the school and experience the vibrant, positive and student-focused ethos of Rooks Heath for yourself.
Miriam Manderson BA (Hons) PGCE NPQH