The opening ceremony was a wonderful celebration of the students at this rapidly improving school where Andy Goulty, headteacher, and his talented team are achieving great things. We had performances from the school's recent production of 'Hairspray', a presentation by six students from the South SILC partnership with Rodillian, performances by the Year 10, 12 and 13 dance students as well as inputs from Jasmine Lunn and Will Bedford, two Year 11 students, and Chris Day, the Head Boy. We also had comments and thanks by Brian Sheldrake, Chair of Governors, and Cllr Richard Harker, Portfolio Holder for Education and Learning, before Ed Balls officially opened this wonderful new school building.
Our Building Schools for the Future programme has achieved brilliant results largely because everyone involved understands that the initiative is about much more than bricks and mortar. It is a once in a generation investment in the citiy's communities and a chance to transform learning, raise aspirations and achieve transformational outcomes. The entire approach in Leeds is focused on working together towards this shared vision. Environments 4 Learning, Interserve and RM have worked with Leeds City Council and Education Leeds in this award winning partnership to deliver world-class learning environments like Rodillian School.