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Rossett News Update - 1 March 2024

Headteachers AwardHeadteacher Friday 5 Awards

Well done to all of the students who received a Friday 5 Headteacher's Award this week.  These students have been nominated by members of staff for exemplifying Rossett School's 5Rs culture of  learning.  This week's winners are:

  • Imogen Irving
  • Matt Scruton
  • Charmane Nhura
  • Ted Allatt
  • Josh Darroch
  • Rueben Seelig
  • Esme Lill

GCSE Revision Support

Further supportive materials have been added to our 'GCSE Support and Guidance' section of the website.  Videos were shown to Year 11 students as part of the tutor programme this week  and include advice on managing your time, graphic organisers and retrieval practice.  Click here to view.

NCWNational Careers Week 2024

National Careers Week 2024 takes place between the 4th- 9th March 2024. It is a great opportunity for parents and carers to get familiar with the routes that young people can take into the workplace. There are lots of different ways your child can get on track for great career pathways, and The Parents' Guide to National Careers Week 2024, gives an overview of what’s available for students at 16 and 18 years’ old, how they can find great opportunities, and where they might lead. It is never too early to get to grips with the routes and opportunities available once your child leaves school.


National Careers Week 2024 Virtual Careers Fair

For the last three years, National Careers Week has been running a Virtual Careers Fair that students can access online in their own time. Last year the fair had nearly 100 exhibitors, and this year promises to be even bigger and better. From the 4th March, students can access the Careers Fair at

No registration is required, no data is collected from students and there is a wealth of opportunities for students to explore.

Students will be learning more about National Careers Week during form time, and we will provide a round-up of activities next week.


Spanish Pen Pal Exchange

At Rossett, we strive to encourage our students to become global citizens and we are delighted that our Year 9 students have had the amazing opportunity this year to be part of a pen pal exchange with students from the IES Palomeras-Vallecas school. Vallecas is situated on the outskirts of Madrid and has its own football team…maybe not as famous as Atlético or Real!

Our students wrote their first letter, presenting themselves in Spanish and asking a few questions and were excited to receive a parcel this week with some wonderful cards with Madrid landmarks in reply, along with some traditional sweets, colourful chocolate drops “Lacasitos” and strawberry flavoured “Palotes”. It was fantastic for our students to get these replies and we look forward to writing letters back.

 Pen pal exchange

WBD-logo-EYE-BOTTOM-RiGHT-1-730x411LRC News from Mr Asker

Thursday 7th March is World Book Day, and we shall certainly be celebrating this fantastic day here in the LRC. World Book Day has been running in the UK for over twenty years with the simple aim of helping “children and young people to develop a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and enjoy the improved life chances this brings them.”

Study and research prove time and time again that children who read for pleasure regularly have improved academic outcomes, better mental health, and improved life outcomes generally. If you would like to know more about how you can support your child, then this link should help Families - World Book Day

All students will be offered the chance of collecting a £1 book token which they can exchange for a free book at participating book shops.  More information can be found here 2024s-1-books (

There are lots of encouraging signs suggesting that young people are turning or returning to books, book shops and libraries. Publishing companies are enjoying a boost in profit due to the success of young adult authors like Sarah J Mass who has an amazing online presence and the numbers of book clubs for young people are increasing. Libraries are also enjoying a surge in popularity amongst young people with social media suggesting that libraries and librarians are, in fact, cool. When I mentioned this to my wonderful team of student librarians (our very own library elves) then their response is best summarised as:

“Yes, we know sir but that doesn’t include you!”

That’s me told.

We are though in tune with the times here at Rossett LRC HQ and it has been very busy since returning after half term.  My highlight this week was welcoming a Year 7 class for a visit and no sooner were they through the door then they were browsing in silence and then curled up comfortably reading and I didn’t hear a peep out of them until the end of the lesson when there was a mini stampede to my desk to take the books home with them.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Mr Asker



PTA Quiz Night

Tickets for our ever-popular PTA Quiz Night are selling fast so if you are interested in attending this fun event get yours now!  You can reserve tickets by logging on to your child's Scopay account.

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Treasurer Wanted

Our hardworking PTA are seeking a Treasurer to join their team.  You do not need previous experience and only need to give a small amount of time to assist with this crucial role.  If you are interested or would just like to know more about what the role involves please contact Mrs Phelps. 

Date changeAcoustic Night: Date change

Please note there has been a change to the calendar and Acoustic Night has been moved from Thursday 7 March to Thursday 25 April.

Lunches logoLunch Menu

We know it is helpful for parents/carers to discuss the following week's lunch menu with their child.  We update  our catering page each week to make this easier to access for all.  Please click HERE for the start of term's lunch menu.

Fixtures for next week...

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PE Stars of the Week...

PE STARS of the week go to Kate Cascone, Eve Corke, Lily Durance, Tyler Hindmarsh, Evie Rowlands, Joe Terry, Brodie, Luca Wildman and Brodie Winder for their outstanding  contribution to PE, consistently demonstrating the 5 R’s. The students will be receiving double points for being exceptional learners #ASPIRE #RemarkableRossett

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Well done to...

  • Ajay Mitchell who won his first amateur boxing bout in the 52-54kg category in Sunderland's Golden Gloves Boxing Championship.


What's happening this half term...

Thursday 7 March

  • PLEASE NOTE: Acoustic Night has been moved to Thursday 25 April
  • American Exchange Parents' Meeting, Sixth Form Centre

Friday 15 March

  • PTA Quiz Night

Thursday 21 March

  • Year 13 Parents' Evening