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Rushey Mead School is a mixed comprehensive in Leicester, Leicestershire, England for students aged 11 to 16. Its logo is a lion with three 'Rushes' on it. The name Rushey taken from the grass rushes which used to grow on nearby Rushey Fields. In 2011, the school was designated as a National Teaching School, among the first 100 in schools across the country. Its motto, Make a positive difference, motivates students to always work hard and care for others. The current Headteacher is Rita Hindocha.HistoryRushey Mead was originally a boys' school until the 1970s. The first headmaster was Charles Anson Smith. Under his leadership the school was often in the news, most notably for the "Spirit of Leicester", an ex city double-decker bus which initially took pupils to parts of Europe, unheard of at the time, and later around parts of the UK. Mr Burrows and Mrs B.J Eastwood succeeded him.In 1985, they were succeeded by Steve White, who remained with the school until 2002.Pastoral coordinatorsEach year group has its own Pastoral Coordinator and head of year. Mr Furniss - Year 7, Ms Pohe - Year 8, Ms Bharakhada - Year 9, Mr Padgett - Year 10 and Mr Keegan - Year 11.Staffing and facilitiesRushey Mead has a diversity of staff and children in its community. The school also boasts a good example of an environmentally friendly building in their 'green' academy building (colloquially known as 'G' Block, which is now 'B' Block). Amongst the many features of this building are photovoltaic modules on the roof to power the lights.