Updated Post-Ofsted Action Plan February 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

Ahead of Tuesday’s meeting, the updated Action Plan can be found here.

The meeting will give you an opportunity for myself and my colleagues to answer any questions you may have about the action plan and our progress in driving it forward.

I will also feedback on the points that you raised in the previous meeting.

I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday in the Training Room at 0915.

With very best wishes,

Ian McCrae
Head of School

School Development Plan Jan 20

WELCOME BACK! I hope you all had a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing break.

In the parents’ meeting following our recent OFSTED inspection, many of you requested regular updates on the school’s development plan and to have the opportunity to give feedback to myself and members of the trust.
The first meeting was on December 17th and the next is on February 4th at 3.30.
A copy of the School Development Plan (with education jargon removed) can be found here: School Development Plan for parents.
The ‘Progress’ section of the plan will be updated by Friday January 31st

Parents’ feedback and suggestions are vital to Kingsley’s improvements and I look forward to seeing you not only at the meetings, but at any time you wish to speak with me.

Yours as ever,

Ian McCrae

Head’s Blog 07/10/19

Some of our wonderful pupils went to see Banksy’s new installation at a disused shop in Church St. I wonder if the anonymous artist – who no one has ever seen – was there, too………..?
It’s also great to see Kingsley pupils catching-up on current affairs on the tram!
Huge thanks to Miss Lassiter, Ms Banfield and Mrs Collins for taking them.

Kingsley pupils at Banksy’s new installation in Church St.
Catching-up on the latest news…….

Heads’ Blog 03/10/19

Firstly, can I thank you all for your commitment to Kingsley’s uniform and for ensuring that your children are well-presented at school. Secondly, I’d like to thank you for the feedback you’ve been giving about the cost of uniform and, because of children’s growth, the need for regular replacement.

With this in mind, and because grey items are often more expensive than black (and black still looks smart!), I have added black as an alternative to grey in our uniform list. Shoes must always be black with no decoration

Can I also remind you that the purpose of a uniform is to focus pupils’ minds on school work and not on what each other is wearing. So, hair bands, hijabs and other items where a colour is not specified must be darker colours (eg black, grey, dark green, dark blue, etc) and must not display patterns or other decoration.

The uniform list can be found in the ‘parents’ tab on the Kingsley website

With very best wishes,
Ian McCrae

Head’s Blog 25/09/19

This week, in our assemblies, we’ve been talking about GOOD ATTENDANCE!
Numerous research studies have shown that attending school regularly and on-time is one of the BIGGEST factors in determining pupils’ success – not only at school, but also in adult life.
We say that the MINIMUM percentage pupils should be attending is 95% – that figure can only be achieved by having 9 OR LESS days off each year.
It’s worth bearing this in mind and maybe keeping a record of how many days your children are away from school.
If you have any issues with attendance, please contact the school office who will put you forward to Ms Brooks (attendance officer), Ms Kelly (senior leader responsible for attendance) or Mrs Hogg (Attendance officer for the Cirrus Primary Academy Trust)

With very best wishes,

Ian McCrae

Ofsted Parent View

As in the letter sent home a couple of weeks ago, we would be really pleased if parents would complete Ofsted’s Parent View survey about Kingsley. We’ve been on a considerable journey over the past three years and when Ofsted next visit us, they will look at this site to get your views.

We do hope that the results recognise all the hard work of the staff and how much better the school now is.

Please click here for the link to our page on Parent View – it will only show results once we have at least 12 completed surveys this academic year.

If you’re reading this on a mobile device, the direct link is here.

To give your views you need to click on the orange link on the left of that page and either sign in or register on Ofsted’s site.