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KEEG5048 smallI am delighted to welcome you to our rapidly improving school, Rushden Academy. This year the school celebrates its Ruby Anniversary; originally opening in 1977 as Chichele College for Girls, later in 1991 it amalgamated to become Rushden School, which later became Rushden Academy, as we know it today. On site you will find an outstanding ‘First Friends’ day nursery, a wonderful, vibrant environment where some of our pupils gain work experience. We also have our own Hair and Beauty Salon that is open to the public, our trainees gain first-hand experience and the results they gain are top class.

Performing Arts and PE are strengths of the school, they regularly showcase performances or coach youngsters in local schools. Following a recent Ofsted monitoring inspection where the inspector observed a performing arts rehearsal they wrote that ‘pupils of all ages and abilities engaged with enormous enthusiasm and enjoyment. The high standard of their performance reflected dedication, hard work and collaborative team spirit’.

We are proud of the curriculum we have on offer, not only does it deliver the content pupils need to excel in today’s society it also develops their imaginations. We are excited about our plans to further develop the extra-curricular provision and bespoke interventions our pupil’s access. Team Rushden produce weekly bulletins, reading through these you soon get a strong sense of our values and purpose, and also get to see many fantastic photos of our pupils in action in the extra-curricular activities we already offer.

As the Principal of Rushden Academy, I am determined that we will deliver our pledge of outstanding leadership, excellent teaching, exemplary behaviour and great learning.  Ofsted recently stated that ‘leaders are highly visible and extremely proactive in supporting staff and pupils, that leaders are completely involved in all aspects of the school’s work’(June 2017). In terms of the behaviour Ofsted commented that our pupils fully understood the rules, routines and values; that the anti-bullying charter was well understood and pupils commented that bullying was rare and pupils also commented that staff would deal with incidents swiftly and effectively. We do have a highly supportive pastoral system, which is focused on ensuring our pupils succeed and leave us as confident, articulate and aspirational young adults.

This year we appointed several pupil prefects, this is due to expand even further so that our pupil voice is very powerful and they continue to shape our continued improvements. Everyone in Team Rushden has a role and responsibility, we have built a culture where together, students and staff are united in transforming our school. In Team Rushden we expect each member to be smart, respectful, hard-working and resilient and we are unwavering in our goal to be the best we can be. As the Principal I believe that it is our duty to ensure that every team member leaves Rushden Academy wiser, more fulfilled and ready to embrace new opportunities and take charge of their lives.

Our website aims to give you further insight into our values and purpose. However, to fully appreciate everything Rushden Academy can offer, I warmly invite you to come and see for yourself. I very much look forward to welcoming you and your family and speaking to you personally whilst touring the school.

Mrs Jane Burton

Principal
Rushden Academy

We have had another fun-packed week at Rushden Academy!

The year 5 taster days were excellent and the pupils enjoyed learning new skills in ADT, Science and PE. Parents had the opportunity to listen to a talk, see a presentation and tour the school. It was thoroughly rewarding seeing pupils and teachers working hard in their lessons. Not only have we had visits from y5’s this week but we have also welcomed some y6 pupil’s and their parents; it is such an exciting time for us all as we see our school grow from strength to strength.

This week Team Rushden went on the enterprise trip to MK Dons, they came back buzzing with bags packed with freebies for example school equipment and even pots of porridge? It was a great opportunity for our pupils to talk to people about possible careers and even change a formula 1 tyre. Thank you Mr Brotherston for arranging.

The Tove transfer is due to complete on the 1st April, I am very much looking forward to their input. In fact we have had much input already and are witnessing the difference.

As another week draws to a close I would like to take the opportunity to share some highlights of the week and some photos too.

This week we met with Tove Learning Trust as we rapidly move towards being re-brokered on the 1st April 2018. I believe that it is one of the best trusts around, led by people in education day in day out, we are already working with them and sharing great practice. It is good news for Team Rushden.

Year 5 pupils visited us this week, experiencing secondary school lessons, they left with some healthy food having made some interesting food kebabs in food tech. Parents also had the opportunity to see Team Rushden in action and again they were incredibly surprised how well our school is doing and how it feels, one visitor said it feels loved! I am sure you’ll see some photos later in the bulletin. Year 6 parents have visited the school this week too, all very positive.

What's On?

18 Oct
22 Oct
HALF TERM
22 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
23 Oct
Addams Family Rehersals
23 Oct 2018 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
29 Oct
Training Day
29 Oct 2018 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Head of Year 7 - Miss J Neville

Head of Year 8 - Mrs M Blackmore (interim)

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Head of Year 9 - Mr S Harris

Head of Year 10 - Mrs A Gurnham

Head of Year 11 - Miss R Burrows

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Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mr P Chapman

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