Welcome from the Headteacher
Welcome to our website, and to Rowde Academy C of E Primary School
I joined Rowde in November 2019 when it became part of Acorn Education Trust, and have been permanent Head Teacher since September 2020. Prior to that I have worked for almost thirty years in a variety of schools, with particular emphasis on school improvement, behaviour and Special Educational Needs. In my career I have led faculties, spent 6 years as a SENCO, been an Assistant Head at three secondary schools and most recently was a Deputy Head Teacher in Trowbridge. I am married with three school-age children.
Rowde has experienced mixed fortunes in recent years, and this is now being addressed through membership of Acorn Education Trust. Working with an improved team of excellent teachers and support staff and with colleagues from the Diocese, we have initiated an ambitious programme of improvement and are already well on the way to making Rowde the excellent school our children deserve. This is already a good school, where pupils are happy, safe and ready to learn. It will soon be great.
At Rowde, we place great emphasis on the joy of learning, living our values every day in a nurturing but challenging environment. We are committed to ensuring every child can fulfil their true potential as a learner and as a member of the community; our beliefs are perhaps best summed up in our motto: Learn, Grow, Love.
I would welcome the opportunity to show you around our wonderful site and talk about how we can provide a first class education for your children. Please do get in touch.
Jon Edy-Berry BA(hons) PGCE NPQH