Kingsmead is an 11-18 secondary school, with approximately 1300 students on roll, located in Hednesford, Staffordshire. Kingsmead serves the local community and most students live within walking distance. Our catchment is socially and economically diverse and our students have a wide range of abilities and needs. In the last inspection (2015) Kingsmead was judged to be a good school overall and in all the inspection areas (achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour & safety of pupils and leadership & management).
Kingsmead is a school which is ambitious for all its learners and committed to ensuring that every child is safe, happy and able to fulfil their potential.
At Kingsmead, we aim to provide learning experiences which focus on challenge and engagement, we celebrate achievement and aim to create pride in our successes.
We aim to:
- encourage and help all individuals to reach their full potential and feel proud of their achievements;
- prepare all individuals to meet the challenges of our ever changing world;
- work together to create a community within which everyone feels secure, safe and valued;
- respect and promote the health of all members of our community;
- develop and disseminate good practice;
- strengthen learning partnerships.
We aim for our students to become Successful Learners Through Providing a high quality environment for learning and teaching Guiding students to develop responsibility for their own learning Confident Individuals Through Providing a broad and balanced curriculum which allows for individual interests, abilities and aptitudes Providing the opportunity to learn within a healthy, safe, secure environment Providing opportunities to develop and enhance physical, emotional and social skills Responsible Citizens Through Providing opportunities to integrate positively with the school and wider community and to understand and respect the rights, culture and beliefs of others Effective Contributors Through Providing the opportunity to learn to work with a partner and as part of a team and to think and act independently and lead others responsibly.
We actively encourage all our students to become involved in the wider aspects of their education. We pride ourselves in offering a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, including many different sports and clubs.
Our productions are instant sell-outs every year. There are opportunities for students to become involved in a range of musical activities, including choirs and orchestras. Our sports teams have been extremely successful especially in local, regional and national competitions. I am proud of the achievements of the young people at Kingsmead whether academically, on the sporting field, musically, or as active citizens. I know I have a dedicated staff focussed on the needs of the child and willing to provide a range of opportunities to help them realise their potential.
Ian Bryant Headteacher