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I hope that you have seen the 5 minute Tove Learning Trust film that is now on our website. It gives you an idea of how we work together and a sense of how our trust operates in order to get the best results for our pupils. You might even recognize some of the team especially those preparing for last year’s Grease production.

This week’s assembly has been all about Team Rushden’s culture and thinking about what our values and expectations are. Mr Middleton shared some examples of what is, and isn’t acceptable in some countries, for instance something simple like a thumbs up can mean great here and yet in other countries it is perceived as an insult. The assembly made us think about the importance of our British values and how tolerant and respectful we should be of others. During our assemblies we endeavor to share important messages, each year group has a weekly assembly led by a senior leader and a weekly briefing led by their Head of Year. They help to remind us of the important things in life and it is a time to share our high expectations. We also reward good behavior, attendance and pupils’ effort during these year group meetings too.

We are currently putting together a year 11 intervention timetable and the mock exam timetables for y10 and y11, these will be displayed on our website. We have calculated the number of school days to mock exams for y11 and school days to their real y11 GCSE exams. We will be sharing these countdown days with y11 pupils to emphasize the need to get into good routines now, for example to complete homework, to practice exam questions, to read through specifications, to attend period 6s and to make their own revision notes at home.

From Monday 24th September it is 50 days until the December mocks, 98 days until the March mocks and 134 days until 14th May which is year 11’s first GCSE exam. No time to lose! In fact this applies to every year group. Pupils are here to gain a good education and become a fully rounded citizen so that they can enjoy life beyond Rushden Academy.

This year we have a wide range of trips on offer, many opportunities for careers advice and guidance and a rich and varied extra-curricular programme available. Pupils are encouraged to participate fully in the provision and we will ensure that we keep you updated each week.

From time to time, the press and other camera crews visit the school to take photographs and film footage of newsworthy events. These have been used, for example, in the school’s prospectus, on the website, for power point presentations on public evenings and training events for teachers. If you do not wish your son/daughter’s picture to be used in photographs or video clips please make sure that you make this clear on Rushden Academy data sharing consent form.

I am really looking forward to meeting prospective y5 and y6 parents on 8th October and sharing the journey of Team Rushden. I will of course mention that year y11 achieved record results this summer, some of the best GCSE results this school has achieved! In fact some of the results were better than pupils achieved nationally and we will continue to repeat this. It is very clear that we want the best for all of our pupils, please do come and visit us and see how well we are doing.

Kind regards

Mrs J Burton


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