Welcome to Rushden Community College.
Our aim is simple. We want to give the young people in our care the best education possible. We believe that everyone can achieve, and our mission is to push levels of achievement ever higher To us, there are no limitations and no limits. Student performance has improved considerably over recent years, but we are setting our sights high. Excellent academic performance together with the development of body, mind and soul through a varied and relevant curriculum set the scene for a happy, successful and accomplished adult life. All of our children deserve this.
As an Education Fellowship Academy, we are very fortunate to be working within an experienced and successful team. Together we shall bring out the best in everyone. I look forward to meeting you
With kind regards
Mark Lester, Principal
Mr Ian Tucker - Associate Principal for Rushden Community College, seconded by The Education Fellowship
I am pleased to be able to introduce myself as the new Associate Principal, who has been seconded to Rushden Community College by The Education Fellowship until Easter 2014. My brief is to support and work closely alongside Mr Lester, the Senior Leadership Team and the Governors to help bring about rigorous change and improvement in Rushden. My background has seen me teach and lead in successful schools in West Yorkshire, Swindon and in Wiltshire. Additionally to running schools, I have worked with Her Majesties Inspectorate of Schools and helped Wiltshire Local Authority to improve some of its own schools. Whilst I am with you, I intend to focus very quickly on raising standards of behaviour and expectations for the pupils. This will involve supporting the implementation of a new behaviour policy and helping to ensure that rigorous monitoring systems are in place to monitor the school and that they are used effectively. We have to be consistently committed to ensuring that all who work with Rushden are constantly striving to achieve the best outcomes and progress for each pupil. To that end, I will be looking for your support as we raise the profile of uniform, behaviour both in and around the school and in terms of the learning behaviour that enables the pupils to learn well. The support of everyone is expected to achieve great things for Rushden Community College.
I will be with you for three days each week before returning to my family in Wiltshire to work with other TEF schools there. I joined the team on 1 July and I can already report that I am gaining a very clear impression of the school through lesson observations, assemblies, pupil conferences, Governing body meetings and meetings with large numbers of faculties. I am also looking closely at how the children behave and conduct themselves around the school and with their learning. I have seen some fantastic commitment and dedication. I have also begun to work on the areas that need development for your child to succeed further.
Ian Tucker, Associate Principal
Duke Of Edinburgh Award
Our Duke Of Edinburgh Award Scheme goes from strength to strength. We have 12 students in the sixth form on track to finish their Silver award along with 25 current year 11students who are finishing their Bronze Award. Building on this success, 35 year 10 students have signed up to do Bronze this year. Pupils are vounteering in charity shops, at the library, in old people's homes and across the school community.
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Letters To Parents
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Literacy Induction Leaflet, please Click Here to view.
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Young Achiever Award
Many congratulations to Year 13 Student Shannon O'Dell who was awarded the prestigious Rotary of Rushden Young Achiever Award for 2013. Shannon impressed the judges with what appeared on the surface to be a modest application, but on interview gave details of her role as a young carer within the family home and also impressive community work and fund raising activities. Shannon took her A levels in June and is soon to start a degree in Computing at Northampton University.
RCC Entrepreneurs impress local business dragons
Congratulations to Lucy Jamieson, Warren Sauterelle and Sophie Brawn from Rushden Community College, who were overall winners of The East Northamptonshire Partnership Business Dragons Competition, held in July at the Council Chambers in Thrapston. The winning team impressed the Dragons with their product "Digidrama" a performing App for aspiring actors, designed to help people hone their accents and rehearse scripts at the touch of a button. Dragon judge Peter Waddup, from Scotts of Thrapston praised their idea for its ability to be applied in lots of different ways.