Our Sense of a Community
As a small school, we know and value every member of our school family. We have an open-door policy for parents and we recognise that their role in our partnership is essential. Our children are incredibly kind and thoughtful towards one another and these close relationships are the foundations of our happy school.
Don't just take our word for this - here are some comments posted by former parents:
“The ethos of the school is one of care and community, and all age-groups mix and support each other well. One of the school’s aims is to ‘produce’ well rounded children can hold their own in any situation, and this is certainly true of past pupils.”
“Brilliant extended family atmosphere bringing out the very best in the students, allowing them to be individuals with community objectives. This is a lovely start for my child, within out budget and delivering everything needed as they grow into themselves.”
How about this for a testimonial (a message from a Year Six Leaver):
“Thank you for absolutely everything. I will always remember the kindness, sense of humour and caring nature of the school. I promise to always ‘let my light shine’”
As a Rights Respecting School, we are totally committed to nurturing the young people at school and we value them as caring, confident and responsible citizens. We ensure that our pupils learn about their own rights and the importance of respecting the rights of others. We have been awarded The Recognition of Commitment and Level One of UNICEF’s ‘Rights Respecting Schools’ Award. UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide adopted the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) based on what every child needs in order to survive, grow and fulfil their potential. The ethos of the Rights Respecting School pervades every aspect of life at Queenswood and makes it very special indeed!
British Values and Community
Developing social awareness and social skills is fundamental to the educational experience at Queenswood. Our children have taken part in Friendship Groups with local Homes for the Elderly and we have clubs with nearby Day Nurseries. We invite members of the wider school community to join us for the annual Grandparents’ Afternoon Tea and there are many other events when we welcome local residents to join us – such as the International Café and the various performing arts events. Our children enjoy an annual event with the Morley Adult Learners Group, organised by Morley Library which is always lively and fun! We invite members of the police, emergency services, local council and other people in public life to come and speak with the children. These opportunities, supported by the school’s PSHE programme actively involve the children in our fundamental British values: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Outside Knowle Manor with some Valentine's cards for the residents - every child makes a card for each of the elderly residents: delivered by the school council.