Welcome from the new Headteacher

As the new Headteacher of Kingsbury School & Sports College I am delighted to welcome you to our website. The website provides you with useful information about our school and will be updated over the coming months. The school is now being led by the Fairfax Multi-Academy in a school to school agreement in conjunction with Birmingham Local Authority. It is an exciting time for the school as it prepares to become a sponsored academy within the Fairfax group of schools.

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At Kingsbury School we are committed to high standards of presentation, behaviour and achievement. A calm purposeful environment is the key to successful learning & achievement.

The school has unlimited potential and it is well supported by parents, local primary schools and the community.

Potential parents are welcome to visit the school at any time where they can meet the Headteacher and visit classrooms to see the school in action.

Please contact the Headteachers’s PA if you would like to organise a visit.

Mr Mark Rhatigan

HEADTEACHER

Ofsted Praises Kingsbury

Latest Ofsted Report Praises Kingsbury as ‘Improving’ 

Ofsted visited the school in June and their findings from the inspection have been published today. Below is a summary of the inspectors’ findings:

  • ‘Behaviour has improved significantly’ and ‘disruptions to lessons are rare.’
  • Students spoke positively and expressed their appreciation that they can now learn more effectively as a result of the higher expectations from all staff.
  • ‘Teaching is now improving’ due to the ‘non-negotiable’ systems being employed by all staff and the school’s focus on improving students’ literacy skills.
  • The impact of the recent recruitment drive leading to the school being fully staffed with permanent teachers
  • There was also an improvement in marking and assessment noted. These measures have led to ‘progress in all year groups accelerating.’
  • Support from Fairfax has been ‘focused’ and ‘effective’ while the leadership team at the school, led by new headteacher, Mr Mark Rhatigan, ‘has done everything it can to accelerate the progress of the school.’
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Kingsbury students are delighted with Ofsted’s positive comments

You can view or download a copy of the report here:

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Police Partnership To Support Student Safety

Birmingham has the one of the highest incidence of knife crime in the UK, and as part of our commitment to keeping all of our students safe in school, we invited the Pimage1olice in to do a knife screening with one year group.
So on Friday, June 5th, the Year 9 students of Kingsbury experienced a Knife Arch under the watchful eyes of the local Police. All 150 students walked through the arch as part of the screening process.
All Parents can be reassured by the outcome since no weapons were found which is great news for the staff and the students. This is the first step in a series to educate our students about the dangers of knife crime. During the coming months all the students will experience the arch as part of keeping everyone safe.
It is important for all parents to know that we are working in close partnership with the Police to improve safety in and out of the school. All parents were sent a letter written by the Chief of Police and the Headteacher via their children during last week, and in the letter it makes it quiet clear that carrying a weapon will lead to a permanent exclusion. Let’s work together to keep our children safe.#

Mr Colin Turner
Deputy Headteacher for Behaviour and Ethos

Year 11 Study Leave and Celebration Event Details

Year 11 will now only come in to school for exams and revision ‘masterclasses’. Details are in the letter below. There is also a ‘Leavers’ Late Lunch’ celebration event on Tuesday 9th June which gives Year 11 the chance to collect mementos (signing of shirts and leavers’ books) and share memories with each other and with staff. There is a ‘dress code’ for this event, also outlined in the letter below.

We wish every Year 11 every success with their exams and in the future.

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Site Arrangements for After School

Access to The School and Leisure Centre

Keeping the students and staff safe is, clearly, our main responsibility.  It is important therefore that the site is secure and cannot be accessed by any member of the public other than through reception; therefore, we are making some changes to how access to the school site and leisure centre is organised at the end of the school day.

Students need to exit the site as soon as possible in a calm manner.  Any student on site after 3:10pm needs supervision e.g. in revision sessions or a sporting event where they are supervised.

Students who leave after 3:15pm (e.g. from revision, after school clubs or detention) will be escorted to the front gate by a member of staff.  Therefore, between 3:15pm and 4:30pm, students will be able to move between the main building and the annexe via the cookery door by Mr Halstead’s office, but both the back gates and annexe gate will be locked.

The annexe gate will be opened at 4:30pm.  Any students leaving after this time will need escorting.  Visitors to the Leisure Centre can access the site from that time.

The back gate will be opened at 5:00pm for access to the Leisure Centre.

These arrangements will apply from Wednesday 6th May 2015.

Year 11 GCSE Exams

Last week saw some of our Year 11 students take exams in Drama and in Art to mark the start of ‘exam season.’ You can see a selection of imaginative artwork from the Art produced by Year 11 below, featuring some fantastic ideas brought to life on the page.

Year 11 will have an assembly together at 8.45 in the hall on Thursday 30th April where the expectations for exams will be shared along with the schedule for exams and after-school revision to support student achievement.

Exam timetables and revision materials to support student preparation can be found at: http://www.kingsbury.bham.sch.uk/gcse-revision/

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Mt J Barton (Assistant Headteacher – Assessment and Achievement)

 

Parent Forum Thursday 23rd April 5-6.30pm

We look forward to welcoming you to our Parents’ Forum meeting on Thursday 23rd April 2015 from 5:00 – 6:30pm in the school library.

For parents who are new to the school, Parents’ Forum is a group of parents/carers who work with the school staff to look at ways we can improve home-school communication and the education every child receives.

The agenda will cover Student Leadership, Parent Voice, and an update on student behaviour improvement. There will be an opportunity to meet new deputy headteacher Mr Turner.

All parents are welcome; if you wish to attend, please notify main reception on 0121 373 1080 or via email at enquiry@kingsbury.bham.sch.uk so that refreshments can be planned in advance.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Greg Bartlett
Assistant Head Teacher