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I am delighted to welcome you to our rapidly improving school, Rushden Academy. We are part of a highly successful trust called Tove Learning Trust (TLT) and have excellent collaborative networks across the trust. Staff really enjoy working at Rushden Academy and our high staff retention figures demonstrate this fully.

Team Rushden are on the cusp of something great, our results are rapidly improving and our intake numbers are increasing. Visitors are impressed when they visit our school commenting on the strong Team Rushden values permeating across all aspects of school life. We have built a culture where together, students and staff are united in transforming our school.

We are proud of our achievements to date and regularly communicate this widely. There is a strong drive to excel in lessons and to behave respectfully towards each other and our community. We are proud of the curriculum that we have on offer, not only does it deliver the content pupils need to excel in today’s society but it also develops their imaginations.

Our sixth form provision, The East Northamptonshire College (TENC), is shared with two local secondary schools, sharing our expertise not only at KS5 but also at KS4 with cross moderation and quality assurance systems. We also have an outstanding nursery onsite, which is open term-time only and many of our staff use this excellent provision for their children.

Mrs Jane Burton

Rushden Academy

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.

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome new staff to Team Rushden, they have made an excellent impression and have swiftly fitted into our team. They are very well qualified and have already transformed their teaching areas. We are fortunate to attract such high caliber staff when there is a national shortage of teachers. The aim is always to retain the best staff, and I am thrilled that they have already found our pupils to be smart, well-mannered and very helpful. We have also supported our new staff with an induction programme so that they could hit the ground running.

What's On?

23 May
Rushden's Got Talent
23 May 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
24 May
Sports Leaders to Southend Junior School
24 May 2019 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
27 May
27 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 Jun
Start of Term 6
03 Jun 2019
4 Jun
Addams Family Rehersals
04 Jun 2019 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm

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Rushden Academy

Rushden Academy

01933 350391


KS3 Head of Years

Head of Year 7 - Mr C Smith (interim)

Head of Year 8 - Mrs M Blackmore (interim)

KS4 Head of Years

Head of Year 9 - Mr S Harris

Head of Year 10 - Mrs A Gurnham

Head of Year 11 - Miss R Burrows

KS5 Head of Year

Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mr P Chapman

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Rushden Academy

Hayway, Rushden, Northamptonshire. NN10 6AG
Tel: 01933 350391
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