Monday 11th October 2021
Year 9 student with hereditary heart condition suffers cardiac arrest
Many of you in the community will be aware that on Friday 8 October a Year 9 student, with a pre-existing heart condition, suffered a cardiac arrest on the way home from school. She was revived and has been placed into an induced coma to aid her recovery. We have been in contact with the family who have confirmed that this is a hereditary condition and wanted to let the community know what happened.
We are aware that some students witnessed the incident as the student was walking home with friends at the time, so our Pastoral team are offering support for any students who may have been affected. Please do not hesitate to get in contact if you have any concerns.
Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.
Year 7 Settling in Evening 5 October 2021
Thank you to all those families that braved the torrential rain last Tuesday evening to meet with their child’s Tutor. This was a successful evening and was the first real face to face event since the first lock down in March 2020.
Should any parent who was unable to attend the evening have any concerns or issues they wish to discuss please do not hesitate to get in contact with us at Kingsmeadow.
Our aim is to continue to hold face to face events as normal. Please see the school website for events coming up for your child.
OFSTED Visit 14&15 September 2021
On Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 September 2021 Kingsmeadow was inspected by a team of four inspectors. It is with great pleasure that I share with you a copy of the letter to parents issued on Friday 7 October 2021 along with the Section 5 Ofsted Report from Ofsted Lead Inspector Chris Smith. In summary, the report confirms that Kingsmeadow School retains a judgement of good in all categories, including our new Sixth Form provision.
Kingsmeadow is a Good school
The outcome of the inspection is fantastic news for Kingsmeadow. It reflects the hard work of students, staff, the Governing Body and our local community. The report demonstrates the impact of measures that have been embedded over the last few years. It is particularly pleasing in light of the last 18 months and the difficulties that Coronavirus has brought to Kingmseadow.
All general updates will be posted on the school website. That should be your first port of call if you have any queries. If you have questions about anything in this latest Headteacher’s Update, please do not hesitate to contact the school.