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The Rowans AP Academy

Inspiring change for a brighter future

Our Ethos and Values

Ethos and Values – Inspiring Change for a Brighter future

The Rowans AP Academy provides education which is responsive, flexible, and of the highest quality. All pupils have the right to an exciting and excellent education. The academic and emotional needs of young people are constantly changing and The Rowans seeks to provide the most effective and suitable support and education for these vulnerable young people. The Rowans will work to ensure the education that learners receive is tailored to meet their individual needs, is engaging and rich and designed to give them the skills to improve their life chances and therefore their futures.  We aim to support the progress of the learners enabling them to gain qualifications for their future pathways.  The development of the learner’s personal integrity, self-respect and citizenship is central to all work. 

We aim for pupils :

  • to improve their educational attainment within a safe, caring and healthy environment.
  • to acquire the skills, self-esteem and experience that they will need for their own future development.
  • to be empowered to gain an understanding of who they are, what they want from life and how to achieve it.
  • to be prepared for the wider outside world, so that they can relate confidently to others and have the necessary skills and resilience to succeed and play a full part in the life of the community.

We believe that all children have the potential to become successful adults. Strong and healthy relationships with the pupils and with each other mean that staff really know the pupils and their needs and can ensure success is achieved by providing exactly the right support. Learning has always been and continues to be placed at the heart of The Rowans and all that we do and is key to the success of all our pupils. 

Together with Trustees, staff and pupils, we have formulated our academy values which we base our daily school life on: to attend and arrive on time, be kind and respectful to all, to behave appropriately and to treat others fairly and with respect.

As Nelson Mandela said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Education is the key to eliminating gender inequality, to reducing poverty, to creating a sustainable planet, to preventing needless deaths and illness, and to fostering peace. Here at The Rowans we believe strongly in the view that education is a powerful tool to change the course of a young person’s life.