Weekly Update from the Head: 24 September

QHS Senior School Pupils walking across the garden

Working with parents is an important feature of a Quinton House School education. We are delighted to have been short-listed for an Independent Schools Association National Award for Parental Engagement at this year’s ISA Awards Ceremony. The list of activities included the Parent Lunch, Back to School Evening, Stay and Learn events, Forest School and Den Building Competition, Study Skills Evening, Guide to Social Media Evening, Voice of the Parent Survey and an Evening of Sex, Drugs and Sausage Rolls. We do hope that we can work even closer with parents in the coming years as we look to develop our Friends of Quinton House Association.

The planetarium last week allowed all students throughout the school to study the marvels of our solar system. Such awe inspiring experiences are an important part of a Quinton House education as we look to foster enquiring and inquisitive minds.

The introduction of the five minute bell proved popular in the Year 11 Target Setting Evening for parents and we will continue with this for future events as we look to make such events focused and efficient. Targets are always based upon a combination of standardised data, teacher assessments and the aptitude and approach of each child to their work and studies. I am delighted that our students and parents have selected ambitious and challenging targets that should see all making a determined effort to produce their best possible work at all times.

Yesterday, we showed our Year 6 parents our new large screen interactive televisions with ipad controls that have been installed into our refurbished classrooms in Upton Hall whilst hosting the ‘Moving into Senior School Evening’.

At October half term the school will be re-wired with our new high-speed fibre internet cables and we look forward to continuing improvements for our IT systems this term.

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