The Rowdown Inspire to Aspire Foundation has been set up to inspire the pupils at Rowdown Primary School to aspire to something big, something extra and to support them in their aspirations.
We are a registered charity that will provide funding to enable gifted pupils at Rowdown to pursue an area of talent to further their ambition and eventually give them life-enhancing opportunities as they become young adults. Our Aims
Rowdown is situated in New Addington, an area of South London with high levels of social deprivation. The Foundation recognises that many parents cannot afford the private tuition that will enable their child to chase their dreams or that hard-working parents do not have the time to organise the tuition and get their child to the lesson. We can – and will – help with both.
It is essential that the child already shows some special ability and has a huge enthusiasm for their chosen area of interest. This is to ensure they will invest the time and effort to improve because otherwise the future opportunities will be limited and our support wasted. It is also essential that their parents exhibit the same levels of enthusiasm for their child’s ambitions. This is non-negotiable!
Normally, it will be the teachers – themselves a talented bunch of people – who will be the first to see something exceptional in the pupils and they will start to ball rolling by referring them to the Foundation. If you are a pupil or parent and wish to be considered for some support, talk to your class teacher initially about it: they will then approach the Foundation if they feel it is appropriate.
Of course we have rules and regulations: no organisation can exist without them these days! How it Works sets out our procedures and gives some guidelines on what we are looking for and what you need to do if you want to apply for some support from the Foundation, whether a teacher, a pupil or a parent. By parent, we mean parent, carer or guardian, of course.
Find out all about us. Why not contact us for more information whether to seek our support or to support us. We are still in our very early days, but go to our News page to find out what we are doing to help the kids at Rowdown to unlock their potential.