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Prospective Parents

YEAR 6 OPEN EVENTS OCTOBER 2018

QK is under new leadership and is moving into a brand new building in January 2015. If you would like your child to be part of the first year 7 to start their secondary education in the new building please come to one of our open events.

 Open Evening 1st October 2018

 

Tours of both the old and the new building are available. Please note that tours of the new building are limited and will be on a first come first served basis.

Head teacher’s address to parents is at 5.45pm and repeated at 7.15pm

Start: 5.30pm

Finish: 7.30pm

 Open Morning  October  /October 2018
October 21st/October22nd Tours of both the old and the new building are available, and there will time with Alex Atherton and students.

Please email the school at [email protected]  to book a place on one of these mornings.

Start: 9.15am

Finish:10.45am

 

Transition from Primary School

The move from primary school to Quintin Kynaston is supported by an outstanding transition programme with a dedicated team of staff working to ensure all students become successful QK citizens.

Our Year 7 Opening Minds curriculum is designed to develop the necessary skills that students will need to become more independent learners now that they are at secondary school, but also in preparation for university, the world of work and parenthood.  To build on what the students have already learnt in Year 6, we have recruited some experienced primary trained teachers.

Their role is key to ensuring continuity of progress by designing and delivering lessons that ensure a love of learning is maintained whilst additional challenge is provided. We also believe that proficient numeracy and literacy skills are at the heart of successful transition and we have excellent programmes to develop students’ skills and understanding, whatever their ability, to ensure progress and success at QK.…

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Year 6 Students

Moving to secondary school

As a Year 6 student, you will soon be getting ready to make a big change as you leave your primary school and move to a secondary school. Becoming a Year 7 student is an exciting time, but you can also find yourself feeling slightly nervous about what’s in store for you at your new secondary school. A mixture of excitement and anxiety is completely normal and is a feeling shared by all Year 6 students when they get ready for their first day at their new secondary school.

Transition is something we take very seriously at QK. We do our very best to make sure that our new Year 7 students feel comfortable and confident when they join us in September.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Tutor Groups?

When you are accepted at QK you will be put into a tutor group. This will be the class you are attached to throughout your time at QK. You will spend a daily registration time with your  tutor group, as well as being taught together as a class for most of your subjects.  For some practical subjects, such as PE and Technology, you will be in slightly smaller, mixed groups.  There are 8 tutor Groups at QK (Q, U, T, N, K, Y, S & A).  Each Tutor Group has a form tutor – this will be the teacher that has responsibility for you on a day-to-day basis in QK and is the first person to see if you need support.

How will I make new friends?

Having to make new friends can feel daunting. However, in Term 6, when you are preparing to leave your primary school to join QK, you’ll take part in a special “HeadStart Day”. This is a day in June when you come into QK for a day of taster lessons.  On that day, your form tutor will also help you to get to know other students and to new make friends by doing lots of team building activities.

Will I be able to be in the same class as my friends from primary school?

Whenever possible we will try our best to make sure that you have at least one person from your primary school in your tutor group.

How much homework will I get a week?

As a Year 7 student you should be receiving approximately three hours of homework a week.…

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Our Library

At QK we are very luck to have a purpose-built library at the heart of our school. Our library houses an extensive collection of books, journals, study guides and newspapers and two computer rooms in an attractive and modern setting.

Loans

Students may borrow up to 4 books at a time in Years 7-9, up to 6 books in Years 10-11 and up to 8 books in the Sixth Form. Loans are for two weeks but may be renewed.

If you do not return a book by the return date or renew the loan, you will not be allowed to use the Library computers or borrow any more books until you do.

Take books to the desk if you want to borrow them. Remember that Reference books may not be taken out of the Library.

Accelerated Reader

Quintin Kynaston School library uses Accelerated Reader© to help students with their reading. Accelerated Reader helps guide students towards suitable reading books for their ability. Students can then do quizzes on the books they have read, and the school can give certificates and prizes to the students for their efforts.

AR BookFinder 

Popular Books

Last term’s most popular books (Terms 5 and 6 2013-14)

Well done to Jacqueline Wilson for being our most popular author for Key stage 3:

Rank Title Author
1 The Lottie Project Wilson, Jacqueline
2 Naruto: v. 1: Tests of the Ninja Kishimoto, Masashi
3 The Diamond Girls Wilson, Jacqueline
4 Naruto: v. 17 Kishimoto, Masashi
5 Two of A Kind Diaries Part 2, Winner Take All Mary-Kate and Ashley
6 Clean Break Wilson, Jacqueline
7 Dizzy Cassidy, Cathy
8 Dragon Ball: v. 14 Toriyama, Akira
9 Horrid Henry’s Revenge Simon, Francesca
10 Naruto: v. 28 Kishimoto, Masashi

Well done to Robert Muchamore and his Cherub Series for dominating our Key Stage 4 and 5 most popular loans:

Rank Title Author
1 Naruto: v. 1: Tests of the Ninja Kishimoto, Masashi
2 Naruto: v. 17 Kishimoto, Masashi
3 Maximum Security Muchamore, Robert
4 Naruto: v. 11 Kishimoto, Masashi
5 The Suitcase Kid Wilson, Jacqueline
6 Class A Muchamore, Robert
7 Escape, The Muchamore, Robert
8 The Killing Muchamore, Robert
9 Clean Break Sharratt, Nick
10 Peaches Anderson
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Aspire

Welcome to Aspire

Aspire at Quintin Kynaston is a provision which caters for students who experience difficulties coping in a mainstream environment. The programme supports students from year 7 to year 11 across two key stages.

  • Key Stage 3 – Aspire to Learn
  • Key Stage 4 – Aspire to Achieve

Both students and staff are proud of the success of the programme, the positive attitudes of the students and their determination to achieve.   We have a proven track record of excellent results with 100% of key stage 4 students achieving 5 or more GCSEs including English and Maths.

Aspire provides the support  to ensure all students reach their full potential, through excellent teaching, integrated working and a holistic approach to education.

How is Aspire different?

“Aspire staff are always there for me; whatever the issues there’s always someone I can talk to.”
Jodie, 16

At Aspire we work closely with schools parents and support agencies to ensure that students feel supported and any barriers to learning are overcome.  The focus is on educational achievement and students are encouraged to fulfill their potential.  We believe passionately in ensuring all our young people have an equal chance of success and work tirelessly to ensure this. A progress review tracking system is in place to track student progress against their individual targets and ensure effective interventions are in place for any student who falls behind.

“Aspire has allowed me to flourish academically and in my personal life”
Steph, 16

We pride ourselves on our holistic approach to student’s  wellbeing and work closely with a range of agencies including,  The Careers Advice Service, YOT and the Tavistock Mental Health Trust, to name but a few, as well as our internal support team which includes A Senior Health Practitioner, Social Worker and an  on-site Counsellor.  This approach ensures that all students, including SEN students, remain engaged and have the support needed to achieve success.

“Both my son and I have been astonished by the level of commitment, patience and understanding the staff at Aspire have shown to their pupils.”
 Deborah Colburn, Parent

Ofsted

Ofsted inspected the main school and the Aspire provision in December 2011. The lessons that they obsereved (including Maths and English) were all graded as ‘outstanding’ and their report states:

“The Aspire programme is incredibly effective in getting students back on track and achieving.”
Ofsted, Decemeber 2011
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Parents

Events

Welcome to the parents’ section of the website.

Here you will be able to find information on:

Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities

Revision tips for year 11 Parents

The idea behind this revision information is to inform you as parents and carers about some of the ways that you can support your child in Year 11. Some of the ideas may be familiar to you as something that is already in place others may be worth considering.

Click on the images below to view the revision guides in English, Kosovan, Arabic or Bengali.
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Student Voice

Overview of Student Voice

In this school we believe that students are the most important members of the school community and therefore it is vital to us that they have opportunities to express their views. For the past ten years students, supported by senior staff, have worked extremely hard to build a Student Voice model that works for them. Today, our Student Voice provision is considered pioneering; schools and organisations from around the world look to QK to support the development of their own Student Voice offering.

At QK Student Voice is not simply a platform for ensuring students’ opinions are heard and respected, although that is important, we also aim to develop leadership qualities within our students.

The Student Voice ‘faculty’ has a number of strands, each with a specific purpose and remit.

These strands are made up of a select group of students and are led by Student Leaders. Student Voice is driven by the Student Leadership Board that mirrors the Leadership structure of the school and is made up of representatives of the school’s Student Leaders, including the Head Prefect, Chair of the School Council, Lead Peer Mentor and Senior Assistant Youth Worker.

The Structure of Student Voice

Student Voice is divided into two seperate, but inter-linking sections – ‘involvement’ and ‘representation’. Each strand sits within one of these sections and therefore has a slightly different way of involving and engaging students.

Strands in the representation side have a particular focus on ensuring student views and opinions are voiced throughout all levels of QK. Students who are involved in these strands will work more strategically to support the school and wider community.

Strands in the involvement side are designed to give students are more ‘hands-on’ role within the school community. These students will work more operationally to support the school and wider community.

By having two sections within our model, we allow a larger percentage of students from across the school to be actively involved with Student Voice.

Student Voice Headlines

  • In 2007 the Student Voice held their first and very successful National Student Voice Conference, these have continued ever since. Following the success of these conferences, the school is currently an ‘Executive School’ for the SSAT – leading Student Voice developments across North West London
  • In June 2010, QK Student Voice won the prestigious National Speaker of The House of Commons Award which was presented at the House of Commons. 
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Jack Petchey Foundation

The Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme is here to recognise and reward any student at QK who has achieved in whatever way. Students may be nominated by anybody and the final selection of who should get the award is made by all of us.

This happens by voting using our VLE, the awards are part of our community and are decided by our community.

Congratulations to…

  • Wai Jing Lau, in Year 8. Wai Jing was nominated for her work ethic and participation in the Year Community and for being a supportive role model for her peers.
  • Emilo McAllister-Fognini in Year 9. Emilio has gained his award in recognition of his leading role in the Year Community and for being pro-active in becoming a responsible QK citizen.
  • Mohamed Hammeda in Year 9. Reason for award: Mohammed’s significant contribution to our Student Voice and School Council.
  • Albion Thaqi in Year 11. Reason for award: for his contribution to the year team and his involvement in whole school events.
  • Asra Emwazi in Year 12. Asra was nominated for her dedication to her prefect role in looking after the QK farm.
  • Muthalib Mohamed Abdul in Year 13. Muthalib has gained his award in recognition of his contribution to the QK Environment Group

Each winner receives a £200 cheque that is to spend not on themselves but the community.…

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