Introduction to New Head Teacher

Introduction to New Head Teacher

The Trust is delighted to announce that, following a competitive recruitment process, Mr Rob Farrell has been appointed as the new Headteacher for Kilburn Grange School. Read the full announcement here.

Mr Farrell joins us with over 20 years’ experience in the education sector, most recently as Headteacher at Oliver House School, an independent school in Clapham. He has enjoyed an interesting and varied career so far, working across both the state and independent sectors, at primary and secondary level.

Mr Farrell will join Kilburn Grange School on 1 September 2020, although we will of try to arrange a visit before that to learn more about the school and to talk to staff and pupils. We will also arrange a meeting as soon as we are able, where parents and staff will have the opportunity to meet Rob and hear his ideas and aspirations for Kilburn Grange School in person.

In the meantime, we took the opportunity to ask Rob some questions so the school community could get to know a little about him …

Q: What motivated you to become a teacher?

A: My older sister was the first teacher in our family so there was certainly some inspiration there. Like many teenagers I did consider a number of possible careers while studying for my A-Levels, but teaching was the only one that truly inspired and excited me. The opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of young people makes teaching an incredibly rewarding profession. I have enjoyed a varied and interesting career working with children of all ages and I feel very privileged to have been able to do something that I love for all of these years.

Q: Looking back to your time as a Head teacher, what are some of the things you are proudest of?

A: I am proud of the many areas of progress that the school made in my time as headteacher. This progress that was only possible through a positive atmosphere of collaboration, purpose and shared vision amongst stakeholders. Looking back, most importantly, I am proud of the many achievements of all of the children.

It is incredibly important to me that I know each child well and I enjoyed visiting classrooms regularly to hear about their daily accomplishments. These opportunities to share in a child’s success and celebrate their good news are what makes the role of a headteacher such a special one.

Q: Tell us one fact about yourself that we would not find on your CV …

A: I love playing and watching a range of sports and coach my son’s football team on a Saturday morning. He’s a goalkeeper, a position I played at school.

Q: What attracted you to the role at Kilburn Grange and what is your vision for taking the school forward?

A: I am delighted to be joining Kilburn Grange at such an exciting point in the school’s development. With the first Year 5 class due to start in September, it is a wonderful opportunity to help shape a successful future for the school and build on the good work that has taken place since Kilburn Grange opened in 2015.

I am really looking forward to working with a dedicated and talented staff team, taking the school onwards on its journey to becoming an outstanding school that is an important part of the local community. The BPET vision for children in its schools is one that I share. It is a vision of schools as places where children are happy, love learning and are surrounded by exciting opportunities that enrich their educational experience.

I can’t wait to get started and begin working with the wonderful children in Kilburn Grange. I will be doing all that I can to ensure that their experience of primary school is one that they will look back on with great fondness. My aim is to ensure that all of our children reach their potential and feel good about themselves. I want them to look ahead to the future with excitement, confident in their many talents and keen to contribute to society in a positive way.

Recruiting – Head Teacher

We are seeking an experienced senior leader in the primary sector; you will have a strong track record in leadership and core learning.  Capable of interpreting, developing and implementing the BPET education vision, your excellent communications skills will be vital in promoting the school to the community and delivering a high standard of education through a broad and balanced curriculum.

See our Job Advert for more information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Dear Parents, Carers, Community Groups and Partners who attend Kilburn Grange School,

We hope you are all staying safe and keeping healthy. We know that this can be a challenging time for all us. Following Government guidelines, Kilburn Grange School is still opened to children who primary carers are key workers and those children who have an EHCP plan, Child Protection/Child in Need Plan. We have a duty as a school to continue to offer provision for these children. This provision will be different to the daily teaching and learning we normally conduct as a school. The vast majority of our children will be engaging with home learning as provided by their class teachers.

We continue to communicate directly with you but we also wanted to reiterate and bring to your mind that all the key status updates and relevant links regarding COVID-19 are available on our Trust website.  This was a ‘latest news post’ and has now been upgraded to a NEWS page which you can reach directly from here.

This will continue to be updated, throughout the Coronavirus. 

Take Care and Keep Safe

KGS One Form Consultation – Final Report

Further to our notification, last November, to consult on changing the Published Admission Numbers (PAN) for Kilburn Grange School from 60 to 30 for Reception places from September 2021, we now share with you our final report.

As you can see there was limited response to the consultation and as such with the agreement of on-going discussions with the local authority, should demand for school places in the area rise again, the PAN will become 30.

Attached here is our updated Admissions Policy for 2021/22

Vacancy for Volunteer Therapist(s)

We are looking for 1 or 2 voluntary Therapists to join our team.

So if you are a qualified psychotherapist, counsellor or creative arts therapist or working towards your accreditation? Are you passionate about working with young children and their families?

The post holder will be responsible for the pastoral care and safeguarding of the children within their class or groups, ensuring that children’s safety, wellbeing and welfare are at the forefront of all they do.

BPET launches Consultation to reduce KGS PAN to 30

Bellevue Place Education Trust (BPET) today, 2nd December 2019, launches consultation on a proposed reduction in the published admission number (PAN) for Kilburn Grange School with effect from September 2021

The current Published Admission Number (PAN) for Kilburn Grange School is 60. This means that the number of children admitted into the school in reception each year is a maximum of 60 children.

Under the terms of the School’s funding Agreement with the Secretary of State for Education, the overall capacity of the School (maximum number on roll) has been set at a final roll of 420 made up of 60 children in each year from Reception to Year 6.

There is limited outside space for the pupils and the school is in an area of surplus primary places and as a result the Trustees of Bellevue Place Education Trust (BPET) would like to reduce the Published Admission Number from 60 to 30 pupil places in Reception. 

Read the full proposal here and the DRAFT Admissions Policy 2021/22 which recognises the PAN reduction.

This consultation will run from 2 December 2019 to 31 January 2019 and you are invited to submit comments in writing about the proposal above to Tracey Blandford at the BPET: Tracey Blandford, Marketing Manager, Bellevue Place Education Trust c/o Kilburn Grange School, 52-58 Arcola Street, LONDON E8 2DJ, by midday on 31 January 2019 or by email to info@BPET.co.uk.  

Please mark the subject “Kilburn Grange PAN Consultation”

KGS Supports BBC Children in Need 2019

KGS Supports BBC Children in Need 2019

Every day at Kilburn Grange School is a fund day, but Friday was extra special as the children came to school in their own clothes to support BBC Children in Need.

Dressed up to celebrate and support Children in Need 2019

Some even had Pudsey Bear specific outfits! Others were more superhero.

KGS Bucket Collection for Children in Need 2019

Throughout the day each class did something to mark Children in Need and reflect on why it is important to give some support to those in more need. than ourselves

We are delighted to report that we raised over £210.00!

Children in Need story book

Fundraising cycling COO presents his bike to pupils!

Fundraising cycling COO presents his bike to pupils!

Bellevue Place Education Trust COO (Chief Operating Officer) Stuart Dixon and his riding adventure partner Ashvin de Vos came into our assembly on Friday 11th October to present his bike to pupils and explain just how far they are going to ride over half-term to raise funds for our school and sister Watling Park School (WAT).

The Head Teacher from WAT, Mrs Quartson, was at the assembly so she could film the assembly and then share it with her pupils.  We are delighted to share it here.

Mr Dixon is cycling through France to raise fund for IT equipment and additional extras for our pupils, if you can donate to the cause this is his fund-raising page

At the time of this post he was at 28% of his target having raised just under £1,500.