“We aim to create a school in which pupils can discover their strengths and talents, love learning and realise their potential.”
I joined the school in September 2015, having previously been a headteacher in another West Sussex school and also in south London. I am very proud of the pupils and staff of Kingslea Primary School, and of our culture, achievements, facilities and sense of community. Kingslea really is a special school at the heart of the community.
Our broad aims for our pupils are to provide high quality educational opportunities in order to increase knowledge, experiences and understanding. We aim to create a school in which pupils can discover their strengths and talents, love learning and realise their potential.
Whilst we put English and maths at the heart of our curriculum we believe primary education should be broad and balanced, with a range of ‘first hand’ experiences in order to make the learning process more meaningful to our children. I am particularly passionate about high quality sport, computing and the arts being key drivers for our curriculum. My aim is to develop these areas to the very highest level.
I am very proud of our children, staff and our achievements. We are a school with energy, that innovates and provides an education for the ‘whole-child’. Our children are loved and cared for, but at the same time challenged to do their best. With excellent facilities, including an in-house outdoor education teacher, a specialist music teacher, our own sports coach and specialist IT teaching we really do provide a high standard of education.
We are ambitious for our children, academically, emotionally and socially. If you visit the school you will see how focused our children are, the kindness and politeness that is shown throughout the school and the feeling of a happy, vibrant community.
All of our teachers take part in ongoing professional development including coaching and developing their teaching through the use of video and peer to peer observations. As a school we are continually moving forward and developing, just like our teacher and subject leaders, and we actively encourage innovation and learning from other schools and education systems, both in the UK and abroad.
I am on the school gate every morning and evening to answer questions, address concerns or have a chat . For those Parents who are not in the playground are welcome to phone or email me.
We hope you will have time to visit and see for yourself why we have a reputation as a school where pupils are happy and cared for, and where they achieve the very highest of academic standards.
Alexis Conway, Headteacher