Reviewing what we do is part of our annual cycle of routine, rigorous and robust self-evaluation. Feedback from all those involved with our school community is encouraged. We benefit from the expertise of our very supportive and proactive Governing Body, led by David Bower. As a result of our longstanding commitment to and involvement in the professional development of all our staff and having been part of the Training School programme, we are thrilled to be one of the key partners in The Brook Alliance Teaching School. In March 2014 we look forward to leading a Teaching School, having been invited to apply for this status.
Thanks to the voluntary generosity of parents to our Development Fund plus good housekeeping, the site and building continues to be enhanced. In the Spring 2014 we look forward to opening our new Maths, Exams and Sixth Form Centre. Providing a stimulating well equipped academic learning environment staffed by highly qualified professionals is critical to the development of our progressive curriculum and student wellbeing. Students experience is securely built on the core subjects of Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography and a Foreign Language (EB acc). Equally the students enjoy vibrantly taught options, for example, Technology and Art which combine together to afford students the opportunity to confidently transfer to A level study with the additional choice of following the exciting AQA Baccalaureate. Weald of Kent students confidently secure places at their first choice University including Oxbridge and those in the Russell Group.
In 1999 the school was awarded Specialist College status in Modern Foreign Languages and in April 2008 the second specialism of Science was granted as part of our high performing school recognition. In September 2011 we pushed the boundaries again with our plans to secure Thinking School accreditation by 2014. Gaining this quality mark alongside Governor Mark is an example of one of the many challenges we have set ourselves.
Our vision extends far beyond the immediate learning community of the school proved by our diverse extra-curricular programme that offers something for everyone. Our school and the local communities we serve influence the broad range of experiences we offers as do the amazing relationships with a host of other partners beyond these shores. In 2013 alone we visited Austria, France, Germany, Ghana and Spain. Students returned eager to share news about new friends, cultures and for some Year 12 colleagues met through work experience.
We hope that you will enjoy finding out more on our website or by visiting us in the very near future.
Mrs M E Johnson