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Election of Parent Governor

Dear Parent/Carer,

PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTION

I am writing to you to invite you to stand for election as a parent governor, or nominate another parent to do so. In our school we have provision for four parent governors and there are currently two vacancies.

The governing board, with the headteacher, has overall responsibility for the running of the school. Governing boards have three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

No special qualifications are needed and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the school and be prepared to play an active part in the work of the governing board. However, we would particularly welcome nominations from parents with the following skills – finance, leadership, teaching and learning. Training is available for all governors and this governing board has an expectation that those new to governance attend free induction training.

The below sheet summarises the circumstances under which someone cannot serve as a governor. In addition, parents/carers who have paid employment in the school for 500 or more hours per academic year or who are elected members of the Local Authority are not eligible to stand in these elections. Nominations must be from parents or carers with children at the school on the day that nominations close.

If you would like to stand for election please complete the below nomination form and return it to the school no later than Wednesday 18th September 2019 at noon. You may also include a short personal statement to support your nomination, which should be no longer than 250 words. Self-nominations will be accepted, but if you are nominating another parent please seek their prior consent.

If there are more nominations than vacancies the election will be by secret ballot. If that is necessary, voting papers will be sent to all parents together with details of the ballot procedure.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs J. Lowe

Headteacher (Returning Officer)

*“Parent” means a person with parental responsibility for, or carer of, a registered pupil at the school at the time of election.
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Parent Information Evenings

We will be holding information evenings for parents and carers of each year group, please see dates below.

They will be held on Foxland Campus and start at 5:30pm in the main hall. Your child’s Raising Standards Leader, Pastoral Head of Year and Form Tutor will be there to provide key information and respond to any queries you may have at the start of a new academic year.

The meetings are for parents/carers only, students are not expected to attend.

Update: The Year 8 Information Evening is now on Broadway Campus.

YearDatePresentations
11Tuesday 17th September-
10Thursday 12th SeptemberYear 10 Welcome Evening
Welcome to the 1% Cohort Meeting
9Thursday 19th September-
8 - Broadway Campus
7 - Foxland Campus
Monday 16th September-
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Back to School – Year 7

We look forward to welcoming Year 7 on Wednesday 4th September. They need to arrive at 8.30am in our main hall on Broadway Campus. Students need to be in full uniform. Please remember we do not allow any jewellery other than a watch. You should bring a water bottle; a reading book of your choice; and if parents have had difficulty loading money on to the ParentPay system, you should bring either a packed lunch or some money to add to the revaluation machine.

If you have not received your log in for ParentPay please email transition@kingsway.stockport.sch.uk and we will resend the information. Students will be dismissed from the Broadway site for the first day.

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The Kingsway School Celebrate 2019 Exam Results

With the second year of results for the reformed more challenging GCSE qualifications students at The Kingsway School are again celebrating superb results which saw 71% of students achieving the key measure of a standard pass (at least a grade 4) in both Maths and English. Of these 48% achieved the strong pass (at least a grade 5) in both subjects. This is even better than our 2018 results.

The provisional headline data is:

  • 84% of students achieving grades 4+ in GCSE English (71% achieving 5+ grades)
  • 73% of students achieving grade 4+ in GCSE Maths (53% achieving 5+ grades)
  • 71% of students achieved grades 4+ in both English and Maths (48% achieving 5+ grades in both)
  • 69% of students achieved a 4+ grades in at least two Sciences (46% achieving 5+ grades)
  • Attainment 8 score 4.81

There were some sensational individual performances to highlight:

The highest performing student was Owen Faulkner who remarkably achieved the top grade 9 across all NINE of his GCSE subjects.

There were other fantastic performances from William Wakefield, Max Woski & Lara Barbera who achieved SEVEN or more grade 9s.

Other top performers achieving NINE grade 7s and above were Reece Robson, Hannah James, Jacob Lyndon, Eleanor White, Ethan Wilson, Judy Al-Jedai, Sarah Sadimlija-Miller & Nafisa Hamouda-Asgill.

Headteacher, Jo Lowe commented,

“I am delighted that these results prove that our students were able to rise up to and meet the challenges of the reformed more challenging GCSE qualifications. Students should be proud of their achievements which reflect their hard work and commitment. We wish the Leavers 2019 well as they leave us and move on to college, sixth form and employment/training, built on the foundations that The Kingsway School has given them for a fantastic future.”

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GCSE Results Day 2019

Results for the 2019 GCSE examinations will be published to students and they can collect their provisional statement of results on: 

Date: Thursday 22nd August 2019
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Where: Collection in Broadway Hall

Non-collection on the day
Students who cannot collect their results on the day MUST follow the procedures as follows: -

  • Collection by third party (student’s representative) – The person collecting the results on behalf of a student must be in possession of a letter, signed and dated by the student, stating the name of the person collecting the results on a student’s behalf. The person collecting the results must bring photographic ID e.g. passport, driving license etc.
  • Posting results – students can leave a stamped addressed envelope with the examinations office prior to the end of term if they want to have their results posted to them.
  • Collection by student or student’s representative after 22nd August – after this date results will be available from Monday 2nd September, from Broadway reception. Please phone ahead to arrange a suitable time for collection – don’t just turn up.

Year 10 results
Provisional statements of results will be available to collect on Thursday 22nd August between 10:00am and 11:00am.

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