Year 8 Powerboat racer, Harvery Smith, continues to do well.


Kingsbury School continues to support our students in pursuing their outside interests. Harvey Smith (Year 8) is doing particularly well in his chosen sport of powerboat racing.

The following extract from a recent race report demonstrates his continued enthusiasm for his sport and the rewards it produces;

“The powerboat GP RYA British National Championship opening round this season was at Oulton Broad near Lowestoft this piece of water is notorious for being choppy and usually windy, Sunday morning was qualifying for the GT15 class.

Harvey immediately went out and was straight on the pace and spent most of the 20 minute session putting in fast laps in the rough conditions rewarding him with pole position in his new Povvat hull performing perfectly.

This being Harvey’s first pole position in the national series.

Race1 saw him beaten to the first turn by the boat in second position on the grid and after chasing hard had to settle for second place at the flag.

Race 2 saw Harvey in the no 2 spot on the starting grid and having stayed in touch to the first mark had to take a wide line and remain in second place, with the 3rd place boat in close attendance and after a titanic battle for most of the race saw Harvey once again second at the flag.

Race 3 one once again in the no 2 slot chasing the lead boat down and remaining on his tail for the whole 6 laps this time the 3rd place boat was some way behind the first 2 but again after the 6 laps in tough conditions gave Harvey 2nd again giving him second overall on the day and second in the championship putting him in a great position at the start of the season.”

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Harvey Smith May 2016

 

 

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Have you ever considered being a school governor?


Martin Hewish - Vice chair of governors - provides an insight into the role of a school governor.

“I wanted to be a governor to help out…….. put a little something back. Having 2 daughters at the school made me appreciate the hard work and dedication of the staff at school. There is a huge amount of work behind the scenes, that parents don’t always see, to ensure that our children receive the best education possible. Having a little knowledge of the governing body, but without any real knowledge of how a school is run, I considered volunteering to be a parent governor.

Before I could do that I was approached by a neighbour, a retiring governor and was asked if I would join the governing body.

I spoke to the chair of governors and went along to my first meeting in November 2012. Since then I haven’t looked back!!

From the main governing board to the 2 sub committees, there are 3-4 meetings a term. You are involved in decision making with the head teacher and other governors regarding school policies and the “direction” of the school. Understanding the “data” is a bit of an art but there is help on hand to guide you through it. It’s like being a critical friend, analysing the data – understanding what it is telling us and then asking questions about what can be done to improve outcomes for the pupils and for the school.

Then there are the other tasks – ad hoc sub-committees for different needs…….. Academy conversion, Setting up of the sixth form, Appointment of the new  head teacher, to name a few  – all tasks for the governors to be involved in.

Visits to school to meet curriculum leads, to gain an insight into modern teaching, open evenings, awards evening and of course the school performances – music, drama are all part of the governors job description.

If you are interested in becoming a school governor or would like to know more about the role, please contact Helen Jones, Clerk to the Governors at jones.h3@welearn365.com to discuss the role further.”

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Kingsbury Athletes do well in county athletics competition


Well done to the following pupils for competing at the Warwickshire Athletics Competition.

Jasmine Jackson, Maddie Brookes Dodd, Georgia Cox, Alanis Arnold, Issy Wattis, Katie Stretton, Lily Aston, Liviya Clemson, Amy Cook, Jake Astell, Morgan Drayton, Tom Niblett, Daniel Walker, Owen Brownhill and Ryan Pattison.

All pupils completed at least 5 events each some of which they had never done before. The girls inter team – Jasmine Jackson, Maddie Brookes Dodd and Georgia Cox came 3rd in the competition. Jasmine Jackson also came 3rd in the shot putt.

Amy Cook came 3rd overall in the minor Girls competition and will go through to the National Competition.  

I am very proud of all the pupils that competed and their behaviour was outstanding. Well done – Miss Sephton

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