Principal’s Welcome

Aspire – Believe – Achieve

PrincipalThe students at our College are amongst the best I have ever had the privilege to work with. In 2012 Ofsted recognised the college to be good in all areas and outstanding for leadership and management.

We have very high expectations of what our College can achieve and pleasingly this is now reflected in very strong and consistent examination results and a great relationship between staff and students at the College. We are also fortunate to have very supportive parents and carers who are willing to work with us to get the very best education for their child. Our annual Kirkland and Rowell Survey feedback has been consistently positive and in 2014/15 parents and students agreed that we were a good college.

We aim to ensure the learners in our College become better than they ever though they could be. This aim is based on three clear expectations that we have of every single child at the College.

—Aspire – to be the best you can be in all you do

—Believe – that anything is possible and aim high

—Achieve – the very best you can to give you positive choices in life

These expectations are very important to us and, as with issues such as uniform and behaviour, we expect and demand the very highest standards from students. In return the College is able to provide a set of amazingly dedicated and skilful teaching staff very ably supported by a full range of support staff who are able to inspire and motivate your child.

The success of our school is based around recognising the needs of the individual and so we wrap education around the child rather than trying to fit the child to their education. This means that we tailor our curriculum, support and teaching to meet the needs of the individual student. We are well placed to do this due to the relatively small size of our school which means that students are well known to us which can make all the difference.

We are very proud that we are a Community College and one of the main reasons for becoming a Co-operative Trust school was in order to develop a membership so that more people had a greater say in how the College was run in order to make sure we are meeting the needs of our children.

I very much hope that you enjoy reading about our College. If you need any further information or would like to visit our College please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Mr John Simon  BEd (Hons) MEd