A message from the Headteachers
Welcome to our school website which is intended to give you an insight into our community. Although Kingsweston is a wonderfully diverse school located across four different locations in the north of Bristol, there are some fundamentals that are common to all sites and which inform our practice. Wherever a pupil is educated we will deliver a relevant, individualised and meaningful curriculum set within a context informed by an approach known as PACE. This comprises four personal qualities (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy) which enable adults to support each child/young person to develop their self-awareness, emotional intelligence, emotional regulation and their resilience.
Together with families we aim to discover how each pupil can best learn and we always remain curious about what is meaningful and important in our pupils’ lives. In this way we try to understand each child’s world as they see it. This helps us to create a relationship within which we can teach and care for them in a way which helps them to feel understood. We aim to nurture and develop their learning capacities, enabling them to enjoy a good quality of life through healthy living and positive relationships with self, peers, adults and their community. We strive to support the development of the whole child so that each may flourish and feel prepared for life beyond school, so experiencing the satisfaction that this brings.
In terms of the website, given the diversity and number of locations over which we operate we’ve structured it in a way that is intended to support your discovery of what you want to know as quickly as possible. We’re always looking to improve so if you have a difficulty then please feed this back to us and we’ll do what we can to address it.
Jo and Neil are sharing the Headteacher role, Neil working 3 days a week and Jo working full time in roles of both Headteacher and Deputy Head. The Headteacher job share arrangement is in place from September 2018 until July 2019 when Neil will fully retire and Jo will become the full time Head.