Hot Chocolate with the Head
"The highlight of my week again was meeting some of our incredible students to share Hot chocolate and talk about their hopes and dreams. Emily N ( year 7), Raffety W (Year 9) and Emily B (year 10) were all a real credit to their family and Kingsmead. In year 7 Emily enjoys her teachers challenging her and feels that they are experts in their subjects which she finds helps her learn. Raffety who is the chairman of the student council likes the support that he gets from staff to succeed. In Science this has helped him reach his potential and beyond. Emily is really enjoying the extra sessions that are offered to help her achieve academic success in this important year. Emily also mentioned the effective way that GCSE pods are used by Mrs Bracebridge in Science, where they were used to support Flip learning, which Emily has found really effective at accelerating her understanding so far in January. Emily said, 'We were able to quickly move on to using the information that we learnt from the Pod casts over Christmas, when we returned. It meant we got more done and learnt things more quickly in Science'. The new Tutor time structure also got a thumbs up for being more challenging and linked to their learning.
All have agreed to help us plan the activities week in July this year so that we are able to deliver what the students really want. We are so lucky to have such wonderful students."
Mrs Mincher - Head of School