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The Rowans AP Academy

Inspiring change for a brighter future

Headteacher's Message

Following our Ofsted judgement of Outstanding in February 2015, we have been working hard to continue improving in all areas.

I am immensely proud of all pupils and staff for their continued commitment and hard work.  Winning Kent Messenger Team of the Year in May 2016 was the recognition that the staff team deserved.  They are quite simply an inspiration, in June of this year they were awarded The Silver Pearson’s teaching award for ‘Team of the Year’, and I am now overjoyed to announce that they have been selected to win the gold Pearson's teaching award.  This is an overwhelming accolade for them all.  The Rowans is a provision which enables young people to change the direction of their lives and I am honored to be the Headteacher of such a provision. The Rowans is an alternative provision, which provides an exciting education for 11-16 year olds who have been permanently excluded from their mainstream schools. The Rowans provides another chance for young people to access education, make progress and change the direction of their lives.

Whilst it is our aim to return pupils to a mainstream school where possible, we will work to ensure the education pupils receive whilst at The Rowans is tailored to meet their individual needs and designed to give them the skills to improve their life chances. All pupils have every opportunity to gain qualifications for their future.

The Rowans is a place where young people can learn through supportive interaction, experience and success.  We provide a safe environment for both young people and staff so that the emphasis can be placed upon growing, learning and fulfilling the potential that exists. 

We are ready to work as a team to transform education and experiences, to show our pupils that they can be as successful as they want to be.

I hope that you find our website interesting and use it to find out more about the education we offer. If you want to discover more about The Rowans or arrange to visit please do not hesitate to contact us.