Welcome to Kingsmead
It is a pleasure to welcome you to Kingsmead. I am proud to be the Head of a good school with excellent teachers and support staff who have one aim in common - to ensure that our students become the best that they can be.
We are a community of 1200 students and staff, on the edge of Cannock Chase an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are an ambitious school with aspirations to be outstanding in all that we do for our students. Our students join us from a number of local primary partner schools, many stay on into our Sixth Form, and ultimately take up places at a diversity of universities including Oxford and Cambridge.
We are focused on developing safe, happy learners who have the opportunities to develop life skills like leadership, listening to others and teamwork ready to take place as successful members of society.
Relationships between staff and students are exceptional and these produce happy learners who are well understood and responded to as an individual. Pastoral care is given a high profile, where the aim is to achieve effective learning and to support the emotional and social development of all our students.
Learning is firmly at the centre of all that we do and academic staff, have worked hard to design a model of delivery which allows for commonality of approach to support learning in all subjects. This combined with high expectations for student behaviour; uniform and effort; result in a calm learning environment supporting academic achievement and happy learners.
Leadership is a particularly important aspect of our community life and as such, we provide the opportunities for young people and adults in our school to devleop skills which will support outstanding achievements both now and later in life. Opportunities are provided for skills in leadership, to be modelled and shared, disseminating best practice throughout the school. To that end, we both organise and participate actively in competitions, trips, events and experiences that will equip us all with the skills and experience to lead others.
We aim to create lifelong learners who are able to make informed, moral decisions about their future and respond quickly to the world around them.
I hope that this introduction gives you a flavour of our school. Please feel free to browse our website to help you to find out more about our happy, friendly and successful school. If however you would like to find more, or indeed arrange a visit to see us, please contact Mrs Debbie Derry (the Head's PA).
Mrs M Mincher
Head of School