Keeping safe back at School

First week back at school and all the children have settled in well. We are all ensuring that we all follow the rules of social distancing and keeping safe. We have had a thorough ‘deep clean’, children are greeted with a warm ‘hello’ and a squeeze of hand sanitiser at the gate and they wash hands regularly during the day. We are also minimising the sharing of equipment and are discouraging all ties and book bags from coming into school.

 

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Uniform4Kids-Covid19

Dear Parent/Carers,

Due to these unprecedented these times, Uniform4Kids had to close there stores. They will be opening again on June 1st and are encouraging parents to shops for any uniform essentials for their child/ren as early as possible to avoid any usual rush before school starts in September. Please find linked below for more information from Uniform4Kids.

Uniform4Kids-Covid19

Thank you

Kilburn Grange School

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

Football Tournament

On Tuesday 11th March, some children were selected to take part in an extra enrichment group to play football alongside the other schools is our trust (Bellevue Place Education Trust). The children did amazing with the tournament and came in fourth place! Coach Jim from Rutherford said “The team were so well behaved, played with great spirit and were a credit to KGS.”