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

Updated Mobile Phone Procedures

Mobile Phones and Headphones Cannot Be Used On School Site From 9th September 2015

The school’s procedures for the use of mobile phones by students has been updated.  To ensure the safety and privacy of all, mobile phones cannot be used at all on the school site.  Students may bring a phone to school but it must be switched off and out of sight while on school premises. This ‘out of sight on school school site’ rule also applies to headphones/speakers.

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A lot of recent research into the impact of the use of mobile phones in schools has revealed that their use can disrupt learning.  Clearly, technology can aid learning but the school day can now be a space where students are not continually checking screens for their messages and social media. We want our students to develop communication skills vital for their future, to interact with talk with each other more at breaktimes rather than staring at a screen or sitting with headphones on unable to hear what others are saying and unable to join in.

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Also, their use at social times can pose a threat to individual students’ privacy.  Students can bring a mobile phone to school but it must be out of sight. Students will be expected to switch off and ensure the device is out of sight before entering through the school gates.  Similarly, at the end of school, no phones can be turned on until students have exited through the school gates. Any phone or headphones visible or in use during the school day will be confiscated.

If any students want to contact their parents (or vice-versa) the school reception can facilitate this.

‘Back To School’ Details

Parents/carers are reminded that school will re-open for all students on Wednesday 9th September 2015. Year 7 should arrive for 8.40 as normal and Year 8-11 should arrive for 10.00.

 

Open Evening – Thursday 24th September

Join us for Open Evening on Thursday 24th September. You can ‘Join’ the KSSC Open Evening Event on Facebook and share with friends and family.

We look forward to welcoming prospective future students and their families.

It will be an excellent opportunity to meet our students and staff as well as to hear from our new headteacher, Mr Rhatigan on the exciting developments and ambitions for the future. Come and be part of it.

We look forward to seeing you there.

If you are unable to attend the evening itself, you may want to take advantage of our Open Mornings (Mon 21st – Thurs 24th from 9.15-11.30). This is a great opportunity to have a tour of the school with senior staff and see fantastic lessons taking place. If you are interested, telephone the school on 0121 373 1080 to guarantee your place.

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Click on the flyer to ‘join’ the event on Facebook

 

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GCSE Results at Kingsbury

We are delighted that so many students have gained access to their sixth form or college of choice based on their GCSE results.

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Headteacher, Mr Rhatigan, with Kingsbury’s top attainers

Despite it being a difficult year for the school in terms of staffing, in particular, the overall 5 A-C (including English/Mathematics)percentage from students entered for the examinations is in line with last year’s  result and in line with the school’s expectations.

The results are provisional at this stage as not all have been confirmed.   The school is particularly pleased that the percentage of students making expected progress and more than expected progress in English and a number of other subjects has improved from the 2014 figures and is moving towards national averages and, in some subjects, exceeding 2014 national averages.

Mr Mark Rhatigan, who has been Headteacher at Kingsbury since February this year has said there are some excellent provisional GCSE results for Kingsbury students.  Mr Rhatigan said the overall performance reflects the two most recent Ofsted reports that confirm the school’s rapid improvement.

Some of the exceptional results are included below: (from left to right)

Ayesha Mulla (6As, 1 A*)

Henna Wasim (5 As + 2 A*s)

Faariya Baane (5 As, 3 A*s)

Precious Iriabe (6 As, 1 A*)

Amal Sheikh Hassan (4 A*s, 4 As)

Mani Chandrasehar (2 A*s, 2 As and 4 Bs)

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Kingsbury students celebrate excellent GCSE results

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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