Kingsbury is a school of approximately 700 students. This makes us large enough to provide a wide range of courses up to GCSE or equivalent level, yet small enough to have a secure, personal atmosphere. Staff know their students well. Good links with the primary schools, both those in our immediate area, and those for the increasing number of students who join us from outside our priority area, help to achieve continuity in learning when students transfer to us. Considerable care is taken to settle new students into the school and to monitor their progress. As students near the end of Year 11, our Sixth Form Centre gives our students the opportunity to study A level courses or a combination of A level and BTEC courses. Alternatively, our links with other providers of Post-16 education and training ensure progression when our young people move on to the next stage of their development. We have close ties with North Warwickshire and Hinckley College, Tamworth College and King Edward VI College. Tutor groups are a mixture of students from different primary schools. Progress tutors are with their groups for registration and assemblies and they deliver our newly implemented ‘Character Matters’ programme which ensures that our students are equipped with the all the skills necessary to be effective learners. Communications concerning your child should normally be sent to her/his progress tutor. Each year group has a Progress Leader, who is responsible for the tutors and who, with them, looks after the day to day needs of students and takes an overview of progress in their learning. Tutor groups in Year 7 are allocated a Teaching Assistant to support their transition and ensure a happy, motivated and well supported start to their school careers. All students belong to one of three houses and are encouraged to participate in house competitions and events. Our high profile rewards system ensures that students are rewarded for working hard, taking part in school events and showing a commitment to demonstrating our school values. Each year group is also allocated a member of the Senior Leadership Team who oversees the progress and pastoral care of students in the group. Governors: Chair of Governors: Helen Reilly – Contact via Clerk to Governors: 01827 872316 Seven parents serve as governors, elected by parents. Parent governors are able to bring matters which concern or interest parents to the notice of the governors. You may contact the Clerk, Mrs H Jones, at the school.