Message from the Headteacher

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Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.  We are incredibly proud of our College, and I am delighted to be able to share a flavour of this with you.

Kingsthorpe College is the kind of school which is dedicated to ensuring that we make a difference, in any way that we can, to both our community and our young people.  We are passionate about providing opportunities for all our students to achieve artistic, athletic and academic excellence.  We very much believe that our role is to help develop successful learners, confident individuals, and responsible citizens.  In addition to ensuring that all our young people achieve their potential in these areas, there is also a genuine commitment to respect for individuals which is demonstrated in the daily life of the College. One of the first things you notice when you walk into the College is how friendly everybody is to each other – how frequently people smile, take an interest in other people, and find something positive and encouraging to say.  We always take the time to celebrate success.

For us, high quality relationships are at the heart of everything that we do.  We want our young people to be happy, confident, curious, and resilient learners.  We know that this can only happen if relationships, built on trust and mutual respect, are central to all aspects of our work.  We believe that when young people feel safe and secure, everything is possible, and we promise to do our utmost to make sure that we unlock the potential in everyone.

All we can ask from our students is that they do their best, and we value hard work, determination, and thoughtfulness highly.  We want all our young people to ask themselves just one question at the end of every day – was I better today than I was yesterday?  So whilst passing exams, and gaining the necessary qualifications to take that next step, is hugely important, we are equally committed to providing our young people with the space and resources to develop their character.  We are proud of the extracurricular provision that we are able to offer, and we work hard to give our students plenty of opportunities to develop their confidence and creativity – both in and out of lessons. 

We also believe in clarity of communication, and the power of feedback.  We always welcome open and honest dialogue between all those involved in and with the College.  We are committed to a restless excellence which can only be achieved through regular feedback, and you will always find us receptive to this.  We are excited and optimistic about what the future holds for the young people and community which we serve.

Of course the best way to experience KC is by visiting us, and you will always find our doors open.  If you would like to come and see us, please do get in touch - I look forward to sharing the College with you.

Jennifer Giovanelli (Headteacher)