Our school motto is ‘Practise to Perfect’ because we believe that the only way someone succeeds is by having a clear idea of what they are aiming for; focusing on how to achieve it and putting in the work, no matter how difficult it might seem to start with. That applies as much to writing an essay or constructing an experiment as it does to playing the violin or learning your lines.
We want ‘every student to be able to access a university course or a professional career’. That is not necessarily a career as a ‘professional’ such as a doctor, teacher or vet, but a career that will definitely take them somewhere and they have a professional attitude toward.
We want to prepare students for life and to equip them to access the opportunities it offers. So, just as importantly, we want Kingsmead students and our colleagues to display and develop the following personal values.
COURAGE: to take responsibility for our own behaviour and to push ourselves out of our comfort zone.
NURTURE: to respect and care for everybody in our school, be that in lessons or around the school at break, lunch time and lesson transitions.
Everybody has the right to be respected and we work together to be kind and supportive.
COLLABORATION: to work together to make sure we meet expectations in the belief that everybody has the right to an education. If we don’t work
together, valuable lesson time may be lost and progress will be affected.
RIGOUR: to be the best that we can be. We respond maturely to advice and feedback from staff and strive to improve in all that we do.