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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

Tremendous week building on Team Rushden’s determination and hard work.

On Tuesday evening the Lecture Theatre was bursting at the seams with many of our Y11’s and their parents/carers. It was wonderful to see so many there listening intently to the plans going forward for Y11. It is hard to believe that, in September, we are considering their next steps following GSCEs, but with less than 130 school days left, every day counts. It is vital that we do not miss any learning opportunities and think creatively about revision resources that we can invest in now to support Team Rushden during this important year.

On Wednesday evening we had a full governors meeting and appointed a new Chair of Governors, Tony Daverson who will be fulfilling this roll until a new trust is in place. Tony has been a governor at Rushden Academy for some time and knows the school very well. Tony has had the experience of being a Chair of Governors during his time here and I am thrilled that he will be able to support and challenge Team Rushden, thus ensuring we keep all of our promises and demands.

Another productive week! Ofsted completed their monitoring visit on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, and their report will be shared in due course.

Their findings are positive and they left thanking the staff and pupils alike, complimenting Team Rushden collectively on their openness and honesty. The pupils really did us proud, in fact they continue to conduct themselves very well on a daily basis, and their attitude in lessons is very positive.

This is exactly what we expect from everyone in Team Rushden.

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