Our Personality

The Rise Academy Personality

Personality

We recognise that the students who come to us – and their families and carers – have reached a crisis point. We understand that a PRU was never on their wish list, but we also know that, having reached this point, this is the right and the best place for them to begin to rebuild.

So, we are calm, pragmaticand focused on the future. We are confident of our ability to effect positive change and we are reassuring in the face of mixed emotions that may include loss, mistrust, fear, anger, resentment, anxiety and frustration.

To relevant agencies and referring authorities we are professional, self-assured and confident. We take our responsibilities and duty of care very seriously. We understand the way the young people who come to us are viewed by society, even though we do not share this view, and we are proud of the work we do and the impact it has on the lives of our students.

We are supportive and sympathetic to other people’s concerns, but not distracted by them. Instead we are relentlessly focused on achieving positive outcomes for our students. This is our purpose and everything we do or say is driven by it.

Caring and sympathetic


but not soft or wishy-washy

Optimistic and positive


but not naive or idealistic

Confident and self-assured


but not arrogant or exclusive

Passionate and committed


but not hyperbolic or ‘evangelical’

Supportive and nurturing


but not indulgent or submissive

School at a Glance


We are inspirational

  • By approaching students as individuals and understanding their perspectives, we find new and exciting ways to reactivate their engagement with learning. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution here.

We believe in young people

  • We believe every young person has positive potential and that no student is a “lost cause”, whatever their history. We believe that disengagement is a response to the situation, not the problem, and that given the right support, every student can make a positive contribution.

We are committed

  • The young people who come to us have reached a crisis point. Poor choices, combined with a lack of opportunities and insufficient support, have set them on a downward spiral. We will break this cycle.

We are expert professionals

  • We are experienced, we know what we are doing and can demonstrate that our methods and approach yield outstanding results. We aim to set the standard for excellence in our field and show others how to achieve similar results.