Only two weeks to collect views from parents on what they value about KES VII school and what about its ethos is important to them and their children.
A Google form has been set up for this so please please do all fill it in – it’s only a small number of questions but this is the only way we get to have a say in a process that is very out of our hands.
Please note this questionnaire forms part of the KES – The Future campaign, which was set up by a group of parents following the Ofsted inspection and academisation order. Please do not share any personal identifiable information about your child on this form. Any concerns over a child’s safety or welfare should be passed on to the school or through the relevant authorities.
The Soroptimists are an international women’s organisation with a focus on transforming the lives of women and girls, locally, nationally and globally, through education, empowerment and enabling initiatives. Soroptimists make a difference to the lives of more than half a million women and girls in the world every year. The women of SI Sheffield have worked with King Edward VII School for a number of years and have developed a very productive relationship with the Year 12 and 13 girls and staff, in activities such as providing support for women in the local refuges and raising awareness on feminist issues.
Staff and pupils at Sheffield High School for Girls are celebrating this week after achieving the top standard in their recent inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).
At a time when it is increasingly difficult to achieve the top ratings from ISI, staff at the school were thrilled to learn that, after completion of the ‘Regulatory Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection’, pupils’ academic and other achievements were rated ‘Excellent’ and the quality of pupils’ personal development was also rated ‘Excellent’ – the highest judgments possible.
Pupils at the school were praised for their attitudes to learning, their proactive and positive support of others and their ability to work collaboratively and independently.
Their curiosity and love of learning, as well as their confident and autonomous use of technology across the curriculum, were also highlighted as standout qualities. This is demonstrated by the school’s ‘Digital Leaders’, who were the first students in the country to be awarded a Google accredited teaching qualification, which has enabled them to support the wider adoption of technology across the school by students and staff alike.
The team of inspectors, who spent four days at the school in September, noted that students at Sheffield Girls’ showed great commitment to the wider school community, were willing to take on additional responsibilities and leadership roles and demonstrated exemplary behaviour: ‘Pupils have a positive impact upon their school community, relishing the opportunity to take on responsibilities and make a difference to the happiness of all, pupils and adults alike.’
The report continues: ‘From an early age, pupils are exceptionally good listeners, showing interest in the views of others; they are confident speakers and articulately express themselves in a range of contexts.’
Head, Mrs. Nina Gunson said: ‘We are delighted with the inspection outcomes and felt incredibly proud when reading the ISI report. The strengths recognised by the inspectors were a super validation that Sheffield Girls’ successfully achieves its aims, which are: to nurture a love of learning and curiosity that encourages our girls to explore, question and challenge and to enable our pupils to develop confidence and pride in themselves as they prepare to take their place and make a difference in an ever changing world.’
As the Maundy Thursday school bell sounded, all the staff, parents and pupils of Lydgate Infants School in Crosspool congregated on the school crossing to say a fond farewell to their very popular (lollipop) crossing patrolman.
Eddie Parton, who lives locally in Crookes, has been a familiar face seeing many hundreds of children safely across Lydgate Lane for the past 11 years.
Eddie told the Crosspool News that, “this has been the best job he has ever had and felt very privileged to have had a job where he was greeted with so many happy and smiling faces every working day”.
Once travel restrictions allow, Eddie intends to go on a rescheduled cruise. before settling into retirement and enjoying the occasional lie in.
A big thank you to Eddie and best wishes for the future from all of Crosspool.
Schools and educational settings are reopening this week.
What is the Sheffield City Council doing to help your child’s school reopen in a way that allows it to function while reducing the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus.
To help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) your child’s school will have systems in place to help keep children, staff and their families stay safe and will have contacted you by email or post to tell you what you need to know before your school reopens.