Achievement for All Quality Mark

22nd May 2015

We are delighted to announce that Rowena Academy has been awarded the Achievement for All Quality Mark. The Assessors came into school recently to look at our evidence, and to speak with the children and staff.  They were very impressed and sent us the following personal congratulations message:

“As you will be aware, in my 4 years working with Achievement for All, I have visited many schools.  However, I cannot remember visiting one with such a powerful combination of positive factors.  For me the most memorable aspect was the great feeling of security that your children embodied which comes from knowing that you are safe and secure, cared for and respected as an individual by your peers and the adults around you. It is this feeling of security which enables the children to confidently express themselves and exercise control over their own learning and achieve challenges you place before them.

As exemplified by the evidence placed before me and what I witnessed with my own eyes, Rowena Academy does so many things so well whilst at the same time carrying it all lightly and happily.

These aspects alone would not have gained the award, the empirical test is the progress the target pupils make in their basic skills which shows accelerated learning for the pupils most in danger of falling behind with their learning.  There is no doubt in my mind that the work of your school is having a directly positive impact upon the life chances of your pupils”

You should all be extremely proud of your children for the way they always conduct themselves in the presence of visitors to the Academy".