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Well done to year 7 and year 8, their assessment data looks very promising, and I am really pleased that they are making good progress in lessons. I have seen some fantastic fish models in art and models of trenches in history recently. I should have taken a photo of the staffroom fridge as it was forever filled with huge chocolate trench cakes, they must have taken hours to make.

Year 10 took part in an enterprise event yesterday, the pupils were so confident promoting their ideas to the business dragons and the rest of their year group. It is year 8’s turn today. You will find more detail later in the bulletin about this including the winners who will be competing nationally in London next year.

Year 11 are busy preparing for their mocks, they need to email photos of their mind maps to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the photo attachments must be labelled with their name and subject. We will be issuing prizes to the students who email the most. Some of our pupils are evaluating revision apps that they can used on their phones, pupils will select the best for the rest to trial using their phones too. We are always looking for ways to make the revision process as pain-free as possible, it needs to happen to make the difference.

There were several instances this week when I thought Team Rushden in the community did us proud. A member of the public even took the time to email and praise one of our pupils who helped them carry bags and load the car. Simple gestures that cost nothing go a long way.

Mr Middleton will be reminding everyone of our uniform expectations. Some pupils are challenging these expectations and this is not acceptable. We have high expectations and we must be consistent to ensure that it is fair to every member of the team. Please support us to ensure the standard does not slip by checking that they are fully compliant. We will audit uniform next week and contact home if there are issues.

As you are probably aware there are financial constraints on schools, so we have to look after everything we have. It is heartening when Rushden pupils treat their school with respect, simple things like tidying up in the canteen and putting rubbish in the bin. If Team Rushden did not care about their environment I do not know who would. So I would like to thank the team for making a difference again this week.

Have a good weekend.

Mrs J Burton


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23 Jan
Year 9/10 Boys Futsal (A)
Date 23 Jan 2020 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
27 Jan
Year 9/10 Girls Volleyball
Date 27 Jan 2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Learning for life day
Date 28 Jan 2020
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Primary Take 8 Basketball
Date 28 Jan 2020 3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
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Year 11 Parents Evening
Date 30 Jan 2020 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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