Headteacher’s Welcome

Mr D. Volpe – Headteacher

I would like to welcome you to Kingsmeadow School.  I hope you will find all you wish to know about us as a school and a community.  We are a co-educational 11 – 18 school, offering a wide and varied curriculum.  Our school ethos is key to our success and continued development.  

At Kingsmeadow we take pride in ensuring that every aspect of the school’s work and development is focused around our school aims of inspiring minds, opening hearts and transforming lives.  We want all our community to be the best that they can be by challenging them to achieve their full potential.

As a REAL School, Kingsmeadow takes a genuine pride in ensuring that we function with a clear ethos and a belief in the worth of each and every member of our community.  Our overarching aims are to ensure we have a school that understands and supports the needs and aspirations of all our students.  The school provides a culture and ethos that develop highly effective staff and student leaders.  We set the very highest expectations for students and staff and we are relentless in striving for the highest possible excellence in academic as well as social standards.  We aim to have the highest possible standards of teaching in the classroom, with staff achieving ‘mastery’ in their practice, engaging and inspiring students to achieve at the very highest level.  

Kingsmeadow aims to produce lifelong learners that will leave at the end of their time with us equipped to continue their journey as not only learners and leaders, but more importantly well rounded members of our community.  

Our latest OFSTED (April 2017) commented that:

‘the curriculum gives pupils the opportunity to study a wide range of relevant subjects’

‘pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strongly promoted through aspects of the curriculum and a rich range of extra-curricular opportunities………. Many pupils take part in activities that enhance their personal development and their understanding of life in British society effectively.’  

At Kingsmeadow we are committed to constantly challenging students and staff to work to the very highest standards.  Students deserve a stimulating and engaging curriculum.  One that allows them to achieve at the very highest levels and one that pushes them beyond their own expectations.

The school body works hard to maintain developments and is constantly seeking challenges to develop practice through collaborations between ourselves and other like minded schools and groups.  The aim is to constantly seek to innovate and improve the offer for students and the local community.  While academic success is important, the REAL approach is also focused on providing a platform for developing well equipped, well rounded, knowledgeable citizens of the world community – a REAL ‘whole education’.

The strength of any school lies in the ‘glue’ that holds the school experience together for students, staff and their families.  It is the ethos and value set that sets it apart.  Our ‘glue’ at Kingsmeadow are the opportunities and experience that students are exposed to, to aspire to success.  This may be academic, it may be sporting, representing the school in a performance, being part of a club or contributing to the school radio, to name but a few.  It is the activity that pulls the other parts of the school experience together.

The school curriculum promotes positive character traits that help to underpin our values and support the development of well rounded citizens of the world community.  These are:

Integrity, Courage, Respect, Compassion, Pride and Quality

Kingsmeadow is a community school.  The education that is provided is done so in collaboration with parents and families.  The school building and services are an integral part of this offer and is very much a resource for the community.  The buildings and grounds are maintained to the highest standard and provide an excellent learning environment and workplace for students and staff.  The infrastructure and environment for learning is second to none and supports the exciting and innovative curriculum offered to the community of learners at Kingsmeadow.  

The school has at its heart a clear sense of direction and purpose.  One that places the learner at the core.  What you will see as you walk around the school is a sense of purpose with all pulling in the same direction.  The common belief is that every student, every member of staff and every member of the wider community that becomes a part of Kingsmeadow will work hard and contribute, but in return will grow, will gain the opportunities that being a part of a vibrant forward thinking and innovative community brings.

I recommend Kingsmeadow School to you and I hope that this brief outline gives you a sense of the environment, ethos and community of our school.  Should you wish to find out more about us as then do please take the time to look through this website.  If you would like to visit us then please do not hesitate to get in contact. 

 

 

 

Domenic Volpe

Head Teacher

Kingsmeadow School