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Excellent start to the new term, so many positives to mention...

Safe and sound return of the sixth form trip, the Berlin trip and the Uganda trip. Please read the articles later in the bulletin. Our pupils were great ambassadors of Team Rushden, they conducted themselves impeccably and everyone, not just teachers but the general public too, complimented them on their manners and conduct. Thank you to you if your son/daughter went on the trips, they did us proud.

Year 11 returned in their droves to school during the half term break to receive intensive revision from our dedicated team of teachers. Everyday something was available and sometimes venues were bursting at the seams with well over 50 pupils. Such positive attitudes should pay dividends. Well done Team. March mocks are around the corner and pupils need to be revising at home as well as at school. This time the results will be issued in envelopes like the real results day.

Fantastic that y10 are wanting to mirror this sort of intensive revision and prep for their GCSEs. Miss Burrows is planning lots of interventions and we are moving towards 1to1 mentor meetings, so that we have earlier interventions and bespoke support.

We edge ever closer to the transfer from The Education Fellowship Trust (TEFT) to Tove Learning Trust (TLT). It is now official and agreed by the DFE, letters have been sent and I am thrilled that we are heading for an early transfer. Fantastic news for us and just what is required at this juncture.

Recently I have had the pleasure of showing interested teachers our school and as I always say, we have nothing to hide at all. We walk throughout the school and I can honestly say the pupils’ attitude to learning is good and teachers are planning for learning and progress. We have good systems in place and where issues arise we intervene. It is so important that we reflect continuously on our practice and look for smarter and more effective ways of working. It is a great place in which to work.

We appointed a new nursery manager this week, highly professional and experienced. It will be a hard act to follow as Faye certainly weaved her magic over there for many years and had a big impact. But I have no doubt that we will continue to deliver outstanding outcomes. The nursery is a great asset and if you have children it is nice to know that they are close and well looked after.

Year 7 numbers for September are very encouraging, we will grow, we will thrive and it will be the best school possible. Thank you for reading and please get in touch if you ever want to pop in and see Team Rushden for yourself.

Mrs J Burton


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