WHAT LEADS TO AN EFFECTIVE SCHOOL?
I have shared the opinion before that an effective school rests on the community partnership between parents and school. Schools who have the positive support of parents are often more focused on finding solutions, involve the broader community and place the students at the center of their learning.
At a recent ISASA curriculum meeting, further research was shared with reference to what makes an effective school. Despite several assumptions, it was shared that neither the financial wealth of a school nor small class sizes contributed to the overall effectiveness of a school. The greatest contributor to the success of a school rests with the efficacy of the teachers.
It is at this point that I would like to celebrate the teaching staff at Kingsmead. Teachers at Kingsmead are invested in their personal and professional development. They role model life-long learning and work towards practicing a growth mind-set approach. Curriculum and pastoral expectations on teaching staff today are great. I am confident that what makes Kingsmead an effective school, rests in the excellence of its teachers.
Thank you to our teachers for loving what they do every day:
“By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others”.
Kim Lowman – Head of Junior School