As the Head of Kingsbury School and Sports College, I am delighted to welcome you to our website. I hope it provides you with useful information about our school. I am proud of the many improvements and successes the school has had in recent years and look forward to leading us on to further success in partnership with staff, students, parents/carers and governors. At Kingsbury School we are committed to high standards, student progress and inclusion.
We have an exciting learning environment, which provides support and challenge for all our students, and a dedicated team of staff and governors. This is a strong foundation on which to build, and our new Parents’ Forum is the start of the next phase of partnership working with parents/carers.
The English faculty has produced a video guide for parents and students to outline how to access and get the most out of our fantastic online learning resource for English, which is called ‘BeENGspired‘.
‘BeENGspired‘ has incredible home learning resources for students on topics they do in English lessons, further activities to sharpen reading and writing skills and an e-book library to download FREE books which can be read on laptop, smartphone or tablet.
Please login to the KSSC website in order to access this superb learning resource.
The GCSE Exam Season has truly begun. Year 11 students have individual timetables and continue to revise in lessons. A letter has been sent out to all Year 11 parents/carers outlining the plans for the remainder of the term, including key celebration events scheduled. Students will remain in school throughout the exam period, attending focused revision and exam preparation sessions. There is a wide range of additional before school, lunchtime and after school support workshops that students can access to further extend their preparation. Staff are committed to providing students with the best possible support during a time that can be stressful for young people. For further information on exams or the celebration events, parents/carers can contact their child’s Achievement Leader.
Our new caterers AIP have already made an impact. They are working closely with staff and students to develop the menus and service provided. Later this term further improvements are proposed, including the introduction of a biometric system for payment. This will dispense with the need for cards and will enable students to credit money into their account in advance. Full details will shortly be sent home for parents/carers to read and return consent forms. Each account will be secure linked to a photograph of the student’s finger. Students will no longer have to worry about losing their dinner card and all students whether entitled to Free School meals or not will have an account. Caterers will be in attendance during this Thursday’s Parents Evening to consult with parents/carers. This is just the first of a number of developments planned.
As Year 11 students approach their final exams and the last stretch of revision sessions, Year 10 students have been applying to become members of the Student Leadership Team. This is an excellent opportunity for students to take on a range of leadership roles within school and be ambassadors for the school. We have been delighted this year with the number and quality of applications. Students face a stiff selection process including interviews, portfolio sharing and presentations to their year group.
The organisation Inspiring the Future is a service which encourages employees from all sectors and professions to volunteer to go into state secondary schools and colleges to talk about their jobs, careers, and the education routes they took. Read the rest of this entry →
Kingsbury School Sports Partnership has been rewarded for the many tweets and postings that the team have made about the fantastic activities in the partnership. As part of Sainsbury’s School Games website, we have received a reward of 50 free tickets to Basketball’s exciting Grand Finale at Wembley Arena in April.
Deutsche Bank is the major supporter of the CBSO Schools Programme 2012-13 ensuring thousands of Birmingham children experience live music in schools and on the stage at Symphony Hall Birmingham. The Stay Tuned programme involves creative music workshops for pupils with CBSO musicians, CBSO ensemble performances in schools and attendance at CBSO Schools and season concerts.
Please see the link here to the CBSO YouTube page featuring KSSC in our Stay Tuned video:
In the last week students have welcomed numerous guest speakers and made a number of visits themselves.
Professor Dame Julia King, Vice Chancellor of Aston University, inspired Year 10 students with her passion for and commitment to innovation in engineering. While members of the CBSO explored aspects of music as part of the Stay Tuned project.
Students are encouraged to work with professionals and experts in their field both in school and elsewhere. This week saw students participating in a debate and visit to the Houses of Parliament on budget day, while others built on their success in hockey with a specialist training visit.
If that wasn’t enough, two nights this week students can be seen performing songs from ‘Annie! to the great delight of audiences!
We were delighted to welcome members of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to school on Wednesday 27th February. This was the start of the exciting Stay Tuned Project that will be taking place in partnership with the CBSO and Kingsbury School and Sports College. Read the rest of this entry →
I am delighted to announce another successful year of GCSE results for Kingsbury students. Over 90 % of students achieved 5 A*-C, with 50% achieving the ‘gold standard’ of 5 A*-C with English and Maths. There are many individuals who achieved significant success, with 28% of students achieving 3 or more A*/A grades and a number securing all grade A*/A across the board. Another particularly pleasing aspect of the results relates to the progress students have made. Within Maths 23% of students made four rather than the nationally expected three levels of progress. Equally in English 23% of students made more than the nationally expected progress.
This level of success is due in no small part to the commitment of students, staff, parents/carers and school governors. At Kingsbury we have high expectations and believe together we can achieve even more in the future. We are committed to our onward and upward journey as a school and community. Congratulations to our leaving students!