Headteacher’s Welcome

Headteacher’s Welcome

It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself to you as the Headteacher of Kingsdown School. I was deeply honoured by the school Governors’ appointment and, with it, the opportunity of leading such a fantastic school. I take enormous pride in the school’s leaders, teachers and professional support staff who are the powerhouse behind our collective vision for our school and for our students.

Kingsdown is a mixed 11–16 Secondary School located in Stratton St Margaret, Swindon. It offers a vibrant learning environment, one in which its students take great pride in both their learning, their behaviour and their individual aspirations. Our teachers combine a high level of academic expertise with excellent teaching skills and a real and deep concern for the wellbeing of each and every student. Taken together, these allow us to recruit and retain the very best teachers.

Our vision for Kingsdown School is to become “a School of Excellence bursting with Pride and Ambition”. To achieve this our Mission Statement is that we “Champion each and every student”.

Three Strategic Priorities underpin our school improvement work. These are that we will:

  • Know our students
  • Teach our students well
  • Have high expectations in all we do

The principles of both our School and the RLT are a commitment to:

  • Excellence – striving for the best possible educational experience
  • Everyone learning – creating and taking every opportunity to enhance lives
  • Respectful relationships – acting with care, integrity and fairness in all we do

As leaders of Kingsdown School we share an unshakable belief in all our students and in all our staff. And unanimously, we believe in the importance and power of the highest quality education to which everyone has the right and which we are determined to deliver.

Kingsdown School is proud of so much that we have to offer and we enjoy opening our doors to current and prospective parents as well as to members of our community.

I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to Kingsdown School.

Emma Leigh-Bennett
Headteacher

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