Non Uniform Day

Non Uniform Day is on Friday, 30th June 2017. Students should pay £1 and all money raised will go Rag Week charities.

Inset Days for 2017 - 2018

The Inset days for 2017-2018 are

Monday, 4th September 2017
Tuesday, 5th September 2017
Friday, 9th February 2018
Monday, 23rd July 2018
Tuesday, 24th July 2018

Please click here for the Somerset School Terms and Holidays 2017/2018.

What's Happening at KAS...

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Week 3 - 23rd June 2017

Week 2 - 16th June 2017

Week 1 - 9th June 2017

Commitment to improvement at the King Alfred School

Strategies are already in place to address issues ahead of the publication of a disappointing OFSTED report published today (23rd June 2017).

Headteacher Denise Hurr said she and her staff are committed to addressing the issues in the report which judges the school to be inadequate. There have already been changes in teaching and to the curriculum, and expertise brought in to improve the evaluation and monitoring of students’ progress.

 

“I’m sure everyone involved with the school will be disappointed,” she said. “But we are already moving forward and I am confident that the whole school community will continue to pull together to make the improvements that are needed.”

The local Education Authority has arranged for the Clevedon Learning Trust to support the King Alfred School in delivering the post Ofsted improvement work.   The Executive Headteacher, John Wells, is now working alongside Mrs Hurr.

Mrs Hurr said: “We very much welcome the assistance which I know will accelerate the rate of improvement. This is a school at the heart of its community with a strong ethos of care and respect, these are great foundations on which we will build.”

Ofsted inspectors visited the school in April and the resulting report acknowledges the positive impact of recent changes. It notes some recent improvements in teaching, curriculum changes and the good attitudes shown by Sixth Form students.  The Ofsted team also noted the positive impact of the school’s Be Proud Plan on the experience of students in the classroom.  This plan enables staff and students to work together on a clear set of expectations, focusing on high quality learning and student leadership.

However, it also identifies variable quality of teaching, disappointing GCSE exam results and a need for teachers to have higher expectations of their pupils. It highlights various areas in need of improvement, including evaluation, behaviour and careers advice.

A spokesman for Somerset County Council said: “The Council is committed to working with King Alfred’s to bring the rapid improvement that everyone wants to see. We have arranged for extra support and have every confidence that it will help take the school in the right direction.”

The school’s special measures status means it will become part of a Multi-Academy Trust. Details of the arrangements are yet to be finalised, but it will allow the school to benefit from support from other high-performing schools and good practice.

Please click here for the full Ofsted inspection report.

 

 

For further information please contact the Somerset County Council Press Office on 01823 255020 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Year 11 Prom, Year Book and Results Information

The Year 11 end of School Prom will take place on 29th June at Batch Farm, Lympsham. Dress code is formal. Official photography will capture the arrival of students from 6.30pm onward. Students must be present at 7.20pm at the latest as food will be served at 7.30pm (all students have pre-ordered). A live band will play at 9.30pm followed by a disco. The event will finish at approximately 11.30pm - 12 midnight. Please arrange pick up times for then.

Water will be provided but students should also bring some money if they wish to purchase soft drinks from the bar. These start at 60p for a squash, £1.80 for coke etc. Students should also bring money for the raffle (50p per ticket) and a phone/camera if they want to capture the fun themselves!

Details for parents / carers / sat nav:

Batch Country House, Lympsham, Somerset BS24 0EX

www.batchcountryhouse.co.uk  

01934 750371

Please note that the venue is at the end of a fairly narrow lane. Staff from the venue will be organising traffic to avoid congestion and so we request you follow their directions on this matter.

In the event of an emergency the school mobile number for the evening will be: 07522 918312

GCSE Results will be available to collect on Thursday, 24th August 2017 from 9.00am in B Block. Yearbooks will also be issued on this day. Orders for Yearbooks will close at 12 noon on Wednesday 28 June (letters from reception)

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