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Cheshire Executive Headteacher chosen for key school support role



The Executive Headteacher and staff at The Russett School have been selected for top roles supporting schools in challenging circumstances and training new teachers.


Catherine Lewis  is one of more than 50 headteachers to be appointed to the role of national leader of education in the latest recruitment round.


National leaders of education along with staff in their academy– appointed as national support schools – use their knowledge and experience to provide additional leadership capability in other schools in need of support.


The type of support provided is flexible and tailored to meet the needs of each individual schools/academies. National leaders of education also have responsibility for developing the next generation of NLEs and national support schools.


Catherine Lewis, The Russett School, said:  We are very proud that the academy and its staff have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to children and young people with additional and Special Educational needs in our community.


The Department for Education (DfE) has responsibility for the appointment of NLEs and the quality of the NLE programme. There are now over 1,250 NLEs across England.


Lord Agnew, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System, said:


“I’d like to congratulate Catherine Lewis and The Russett School on being appointed as a national leader of education and national support school. They should be very proud of this achievement.

“National leaders of education are supporting other schools and developing the next generation of leaders.“


Successful headteachers will be invited to attend a regional induction event

For further information contact: Executive Headteacher The Russett School on 01606 853005





Catherine Lewis, Executive Headteacher approved as a National Leader of Education

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We have been informed today that the Department for Education have approved Catherine Lewis our Executive Headteacher as a designated National Leader of Education (NLE) and The Russett School as a National Support School (NSS).

NLEs are outstanding headteachers who, together with the staff in their national support school (NSS), use their skills and experience to support schools in challenging circumstances. In addition to leading their own schools NLEs work to increase the leadership capacity of other schools to help raise standards.


The Canon Chancellor Awards at Chester Cathedral

CONGRATULATIONS to The Russett School Sixth Form who have for the 3rd year running been selected as winners for the Canon Chancellor Awards at Chester Cathedral.IMG_2953


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Dear all,
Thank you for your entries to the Canon Chancellor Award 2017.
The standard of work submitted this year was again of a very high standard and the variety of different approaches interesting and encouraging.
Kind regards,
Helen Barber

The Russett School has been accepted as a Placement School for NPQH Trainee Head Teachers

certificate-npqhThe Russett School has successfully been accepted as a placement school for NPQH Trainee Head Teachers with the Outstanding Leaders Partnership.
The purpose of the placement in school is to enable trainee heads to be able to:
Understand and apply their leadership
Reflect on key leadership behaviours of highly effective leaders
Develop their leadership skills through leading a strategic leadership task
Contribute effectively to the Placement School’s aims and objectives

Defibrillators in School

defibSudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) strikes people of all ages, including children, therefore two defibrillators have recently been purchased for The Russett School as part of their first aid kit.

Safeguarding our children, staff and visitors to the school is crucial and having a defibrillator on site could make the difference between life and death.


The Russett School Has been awarded… RE QUALITY MARK GOLD For embedding excellent, creative and innovative RE practice throughout the school and for recognition as outstanding in the wider community.

Professor Trevor Cooling Chair of the Religious Education Council of England and Wales

Sensory Processing – Training for Professionals

An Introduction to Sensory Processing

We all learn through our senses and when they work together they give us a reliable picture of the world and our place in it.

BUT – what happens when you experience out of proportion reactions to touch, sounds, sights, movement, tastes or smells?
WHAT IF – you have motor and body awareness difficulties, poor attention, and are either a bouncy Tigger or a laid back Eeyore?

This workshop will give you an understanding of what Sensory Processing Disorder is.

We’ll explore the Sensory System, have some practical experiences of the sensory processing difficulties that some children face each day, and suggest ideas to try to help cope with Sensory Difficulties

Course Dates and Information
Date 18.05.16
Time: 3.30-5.15pm
Venue: The Russett School
Middlehurst Ave, Weaverham, Northwich,
Cheshire. CW8 3BW
Cost: £25 per person
Booking: Email names of attendees to:-
Tel: 01606 853005

Parent Carer Workshops

This weeks workshop is being presented by Liz Burton –
Behaviour Strategies

The aim of this session is to enable parents/carers to work out why the behaviour happens? Practice how to respond and address behaviours that some children display that families find difficult to manage.

Thursday 12th May 2016
1 – 2.30 pm

Contact the school office to confirm your place.

Connect With Your Family

Parent/Carer Workshops

If you wish to take part in our workshops just come along to The Russett at the specified time (see below) and take the opportunity to learn new skills and chat to other parents and carers…..
Connect with Your Family
This Weeks Workshop:-

Behaviour & Communication

Lyndsey Kinsey (LDCAMHS)

This workshop is about support and developing ways of preventing difficult behaviours. Being able to encourage more
appropriate behaviour and communication and
teach children new skills. This workshop is
designed to help parents/carers and children
meet new challenges.
Thursday 24th March 2016
1 – 2.30 pm
We look forward to seeing you.

Approval to become an Academy Sponsor


The Trust has received approval from the Department for Education (DfE) to become an Academy Sponsor.