Our Ethos

Richard Rose Central Academy is a part of the United Learning group of schools and academies spread across the whole of the country.

We are, in common with all of these schools and academies committed to providing excellent education through which all our students  are able to progress, achieve and go on to succeed in life.

Our group and individual approach is the same.  It is under-pinned by a sense of moral purpose and commitment to doing what is right for children and young people, supporting colleagues to achieve excellence and acting with integrity in all our dealings within each setting and beyond the organisation, in the interests of young people everywhere.

We summarise this ethos as ‘the best in everyone’.

This ethos underpins our six core values:

  • Ambition – to achieve the best for ourselves and others;
  • Confidence – to have the courage of our convictions and to take risks in the right cause;
  • Creativity – to imagine possibilities and make them real;
  • Respect – for ourselves and others in all that we do;
  • Enthusiasm – to seek opportunity, find what is good and pursue talents and interests;
  • Determination – to overcome obstacles and reach success. 

Central Academy Ethos and Values

Love, Respect and Determination 

Our aim

Using these values our aim is “To be the first-choice school for the communities we serve because we are the best school for their children.” 

Our values

Our values align with the tag line for United Learning “Best in Everyone”. We expect our staff and students to be CENTRAL: 

Caring community where we look after each other.  We look to find the best in everyone and actively help each other 

Enthusiastic:  about education about learning, and making a difference to our community and the world 

Never give up: we are determined as individuals and a community to show resilience when we are challenged so that when we leave education, we are well-equipped to deal well with the modern world 

Total teamwork:  our focus is on knowing every individual well and working together to learn and achieve beyond expectations, making each student’s experience of school rich and happy 

Respect: for myself and others so that I can understand and value both similarities and differences in others 

Ambitious: to do well in everything we undertake, regardless of our starting point

Love, Learning, Leading:  we are proud of the love and care we show each other; proud of our love of learning:  academically, spiritually, morally, socially and beyond the classroom.  We nurture leadership as we know that our students of today are our leaders of tomorrow 


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