Ethos and Values

Kingsmeadow is a REAL School for a Real Community

REAL stands for:

  • Relationships
  • Effective leadership
  • Achievement
  • Learning and Teaching

Relationships – Imagine a school that understands the needs and aspirations of all its students. A school that flexes to help its students realise their dreams.

How can we achieve this?

  • We have dynamic pastoral system that the meets the unique talents of all our students
  • We offer extensive after school community programme
  • We encourage an effective student voice and student leadership programme
  • We coordinate house competitions in all curriculum areas
  • We promote opportunities to nurture and further develop social, moral, spiritual and cultural education, including British Values
  • We coordinate and implement an in-house baccalaureate including a student residential
  • We focus on active parental engagement
  • We offer world class Careers Information and Guidance

Effective leadership – Imagine a school where what is taught is relevant and useful for its students. A school that develops the skills, knowledge and qualities needed to flourish in life, learning and work. 

How can we achieve this?

  • We teach an inspiring, relevant and current curriculum that reflects the current job market and partnerships with local business
  • We have implemented the development of a Project Based Learning approach to discrete parts of the curriculum
  • We aim to accelerate literacy and numeracy and other basic skills
  • We offer our students opportunities to learn outside the classroom
  • We ensure the development of our Sixth Form with a unique specialism

Achievement – Imagine a school that truly believes that everyone can achieve by setting the very highest standards for its staff and students.

How can we achieve this?

  • We celebrate success at every opportunity, with a focus on our students’ attitudes for learning
  • We have introduced an effective target setting and reporting system with a clear focus on progress
  • We have implemented a new staff appraisal system which has a positive impact on student achievement
  • We have embedded a system of external academic interventions which complements the outstanding quality of our teaching
  • We are thorough, rigorous and encouraging when preparing students for external examinations

Learning and Teaching

How can we achieve this?

  • We make learning and teaching the core purpose of what we do
  • We provide opportunities for quality CPD linked to the needs of all our staff
  • We have developed an in-house ‘Inspiring Leaders’ and Middle Leaders’ conference.
  • We follow a common language for learning: The Kingsmeadow Way – our unique, purpose made collaborative lesson planning structure
  • We promote the development of a digitally inclusive school, ensuring each student has access to IT across the school
  • We actively promote the development of partnerships with other schools and organisations, in order to share best practice