Following the most recent Covid-19 restrictions, our school site is now closed to everyone.

We will be unable to respond to telephone messages left, if you need to contact school, please use the following emails:

General advice and guidance: info@rushden-academy.net

Head of Year 7: k.monkman@rushden-academy.net
Head of Year 8: c.smith@rushden-academy.net
Head of Year 9: s.finney@rushden-academy.net
Head of Year 10: r.smart@rushden-academy.net
Head of Year 11: a.gurnham@rushden-academy.net
Head of 6th Form: p.chapman@rushden-academy.net

Head of Maths: s.evans@rushden-academy.net
Head of English: j.neville@rushden-academy.net
Head of Science: c.wiles@rushden-academy.net
Head of MFL: g.brainwood@rushden-academy.net
Head of Creative Arts: a.owen@rushden-academy.net
Head of Performing Arts: j.ede@rushden-academy.net
Head of PE: s.harris@rushden-academy.net
Humanities contact: p.bocking@rushden-academy.net

We send you our very best wishes and ask that you look after yourselves and your families. As hard as it is to self-isolate and distance yourself from others, it is a must now and certainly is in everyone’s best interest.

Year 7 Catch up Funding is given to schools to help support pupils who gained the lowest scores at KS2 to make accelerated progress in English and Mathematics in Year 7.

The funding is £14,700. This was used to part fund additional Teaching Assistant support in both Maths and English.

The MyMaths programme has been purchased for Maths and both Accelerated Reader and Lexia have been partly funded for English to support identified pupils. All of these programmes are tracked in order to identify progress.

During the academic year 2018/19, the lowest ability Maths class made on average 0.53 grades above expected progress and the equivalent English group made 0.20 grade above. 

For the 2019/20 academic year the support for these pupils is going to be through extra teacher support as well as through teaching assistant support. The lowest achieving pupils from primary Key Stage 2 data will be taken out of their foreign languages lessons and will work on Literacy and Numeracy. This programme will be delivered by an ex-primary teacher in the maths department and the Lead practitioner in English.

The funding will be used to partly fund the teachers and teaching assistants for these lessons. It will also partly fund the licenses for Mymaths, Accelerated Reader and Lexia for these particular pupils. Alongside the extra catch-up lessons there will be support in regular timetabled Maths and English lessons through:

  • In class and small group support in English and mathematics, provided by two teaching assistants.
  • Use of Accelerated Reader which supports an increase in reading age and literacy.
  • Lexia provision which supports other aspects of literacy.

Rushden Academy
Northamptonshire. NN10 6AG
t: 01933 350391
e: info@rushden-academy.net

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