Vision and Ethos
Strategic Priorities 2016-2020
Our main aim is to enable every child to achieve or surpass their academic and social potential. We aim for outstanding achievement and outstanding care, guidance and support; underpinned by a strong programme of enrichment opportunities. We achieve this by working in partnership with the whole community and focusing relentlessly on these strategic priorities:
- To underpin a curriculum that meets the needs of all students with highly effective teaching and assessment that ensures that all students make good progress
- To ensure that all students make rapid and sustained academic progress throughout year groups and across all subjects.
- To sustain consistent high standards of behaviour across all aspects of school life that creates a very positive climate for learning and leads to all students making good progress.
- To ensure students eligible for Pupil Premium and other vulnerable groups achieve, attend and behave in line with the rest of the school.
- To further develop skilled strategic senior and middle leadership that enables all staff to create a culture of high expectations and aspirations which leads to rapid improvements in progress
- To be a self-determining academy that makes the best possible use of the resources and partnerships available to us to enable us to enable us to achieve our main aim.
The Kimberley School will:
- ensure that all students receive the care, guidance and support that they need to succeed
- take every possible step to ensure that all children are safe from abuse, neglect or from being drawn into terrorism
- continue to expect high standards of behaviour and attitude from all of our students
- design a curriculum that meets the needs and aspirations of individuals, not league tables
- focus on depth and enjoyment of learning, not just on exam preparation
- foster an ethos of enjoyment, respect and success
- listen to parents and carers and use their feedback to further improve our work
- provide the best possible education for pupils of different abilities
- provide a rich menu of opportunities for students to pursue non-academic talents such as Music, Sport, and the Duke of Edinburgh Award
- sustain and develop positive relationships with our local community and prioritise school places for them
- recruit and retain talented and committed staff who are committed to taking every possible step to enable our students to be successful
- promote British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs
- draw on the expertise and experience of schools within the East Midlands Education Trust to ensure the very best provision and outcomes for all students
- work in partnership with our family of schools to sustain outstanding transition arrangements into Year 7