Every day at Rushey Mead we work together to Make A Positive Difference.
- To ourselves. We support students to achieve the highest standards, not just in lessons and examinations, but also in extra-curricular activities. We encourage them to consider their behaviour and to understand how this behaviour makes a positive difference to them and their future prospects. Every individual truly matters and we support them to be the best they can be.
- To others. Students at Rushey Mead consider their place in society and understand what it means to be a good citizen. The academy is extensively involved in charitable activity and students fully participate not only in fundraising for good causes but also in actively helping others. The development of leadership skills for students is an important focus for the academy through our “Compass” student leadership scheme. On a daily basis staff and students support one another and their peers to mutual success.
- To our world. Every day we encourage all members of our learning community to respect their surroundings and make sustainable choices for the future. We take collective responsibility to make Rushey Mead, Leicester and the wider world a better place.
We want our students to broaden their interests and to develop their personal qualities, by embracing our Rushey 1-2-3 Expectations of Be Kind, Work Hard, Develop your Whole Self. From the moment a student arrives at Rushey Mead Academy we ask them to live these expectations, so that it permeates in all that we do:
1. Be kind – We aim to develop respectful, tolerant students who are kind to everyone.
2. Work hard – We promote resilience and initiative as qualities to be admired and rewarded, at school, as they will be in life.
3. Develop your whole self – We want students to develop more than just academic excellence whilst they are at RMA. We want them to use their leadership skills, sporting talent, musical or dramatic ability, raise money for charity, challenge themselves on the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. All of these develop a whole range of skills, which will help both to find rewarding jobs and to thrive more generally in later life.
Make a positive difference by creating a vibrant, principled community of learners in pursuit of educational excellence and fulfilment for all.