Student Learning

Student learning is at the heart of everything we do at Kingsbury.  We aim to give our students an engaging and progressive learning experience so that they can achieve in their future pathways.  We endeavour to develop independent, resilient young people; igniting a passion and curiosity for learning.  

Our learning and teaching philosophy is underpinned by six key principles:  

Our aim is to support all students as they strive for excellence.  We support, collaborate and propel our students towards excellence so that there is no ceiling on ambition or achievement.  Our lessons encourage students to find solutions and are structured to give support for all during their learning journey.

Our teachers are trained in the delivery of each principle and are supported by our Quality of Education team who are experts in each principle.  We have also introduced our Four Principles of Great Learning (CODE) which are the qualities we expect to be fostered in our students.

Moving forward, our aim is to hep students to understand their role in these Learning Elements with rewards in lessons for students explicitly engaging with CODE.

Our developmental Quality Assurance Programme is built around each of the six principles through which we are able to diagnose development needs and acknowledge areas of expertise.  Any review of Learning and Teaching starts with the exploration of the six principles and how the implementation of these can further enhance the learning experience for Kingsbury students; this allows for a teaching principle/s to be agreed for development and a continued development of provision. 

Our online learning platform – Firefly – helps our students to manage their learning both in school and at home.  It allows students to view lesson activities and to extend their progress through home learning tasks.  Students also make use of a range of other platforms, in different subjects, to develop their subject skills through technology.    

Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom: we also extend our students’ experiences outside the classroom with a range of visits and clubs to develop their skills, interests and talents.  We use examples of student learning in classrooms and lessons so that excellence is showcased and valued.    

At Kingsbury, we also acknowledge that our teachers are continually learning and offer an extensive and personalised programme of Continued Professional Development and Learning.  All of our teachers participate in coaching to support each other in their reflection and development.    Learning really is at the heart of all we do