School Ethos and Values, Mission Statement, 5 Keys Roots to Growth

Rowan Gate Primary is an inclusive school.  We aim to the meet the educational and care needs of pupils with Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties and Autism within the East Northamptonshire Area.

We believe firmly in entitlement and ensure access to the whole curriculum which is differentiated to meet the needs of individual children.

We work hard to  ensure that everyone is treat with empathy, dignity, respect and care irrespective of race, gender, religion, culture, age or sexuality.

We work with patience, determination and flexibility to ensure that all children reach their full potential.

We offer challenging and fund opportunities within a safe, secure  and stimulating environment.

Our Mission Statement was devised by all staff and reflects the ethos of our school

Mission Statement

5 Keys – Roots to Growth

We are proud to share our framework for learning and improvement called

“Rowan Gate Roots to Growth” which is built upon our school values.

This is underpinned for the children by 5 keys with the titles:


  • Curiosity and Wonder
  • Working Together
  • Personal Success
  • Decisions and Choices
  • Courage to be Creative

Each key has its own colour and represents an area of learning and development.   The children will be able to earn coloured wristbands as rewards for their achievements within each key.

At the end of each term we hold celebration assemblies when children will be presented with the wrist bands that they have achieved.

In advance, the child will be given a certificate of achievement informing parents when the assembly will take place so that parents can plan to attend and celebrate with us.  Certificate 5 Keys