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We build learning experiences to re-engage young people in education and learning.

About Us

The Rushmere Academy is a unique partnership between Michelle Mackay and Gabrielle Barton, they both bring together their skills, knowledge and experience to create a special learning opportunity for young people, schools, businesses and individuals in Northamptonshire.

What do we do?

  • Create tailored learning programmes within an engaging environment to meet the individual needs of each young person attending our setting.
  • Use a holistic approach to nurture and develop the young person’s social and emotional needs.
  • Raise their confidence and self-esteem to empower them to make better decisions and realise their potential.

How we do this;

  • Work in partnership with the young person, their family and mainstream school/ Education Inclusion Partnership Team (EIPT).
  • Creating an ethos of mutual respect between young people and staff
  • Provide a safe and inclusive learning environment
  • Enable the young person to achieve at the appropriate level to their ability
  • Support the young person to develop emotionally and socially, building their self-esteem and confidence
  • Strategic approaches addressing the mental health needs of our young people
  • Encourage the young person to identify their own skills and qualities, enabling them to flourish
  • Allowing the young person opportunities for personal growth through accredited and non-accredited learning

What we believe:

  • Everyone deserves to be given a chance
  • Everyone has something positive to give
  • Everyone can find the motivation to succeed
  • Everyone can become responsible for their own actions
  • Everyone is the sum to total of the past experiences good and bad