Personalised Education

At Kensington School, we offer your child specialised, personalised education and take care of their needs at all times. Our expert staff, both inside and outside the classroom, aim to effectively understand and assist children in each aspect of their daily learning.

Ratios and Small Groups

Ratios and Small Groups

At Kensington School, 12 Teaching Assistants support learners in Nursery to Year 2. Additional Support Teachers help deliver the British curriculum in Years 1 to 9, and language specialists support teachers in the Spanish curriculum in Years 1 to 7. In Pre-Nursery, the ratio is one adult to eight children. This ratio increases in Nursery to Year 2 when children become more independent. At this stage, at least two adults -a teacher and an assistant - will deliver lessons to learners in a ratio of around 1:13. Year 10 classes are conducted in small groups in Maths and Spanish Language, and from Year 10 to Year 13 in English lessons, classes are grouped into 12 to 15 pupils. In French, from Years 8 to 13, a native-speaking Assistant tutor enables the groups to be split into 5 groups of 10 to 12 pupils. At this stage, pupils prepare for the Cambridge, DELF and University entrance (EvAU) examinations, and working in smaller groups enables them to effectively practise the speaking, listening and reading requirements for these external examinations.

Child Protection

At Kensington School, our first priority is student safety. We are committed to the wellbeing of pupils’ and aim to ensure their welfare is at the centre of our daily practices. All staff share this responsibility, and follow clear protocols for monitoring attendance and punctuality to lessons. Students are informed of the rules for friendly co-existence and are expected to take a proactive approach to looking after the playground.

The Heads of the Pastoral Service are also responsible for maintaining student welfare, and serve as a communication link between form tutors, Heads of Department and the School Psychologists. Through this constructive and effective flow of communication, the Deputy Head and the Headteacher are well-informed and able to manage any circumstances that may arise.

Tutors and Break Times

Tutors and Break Times

Tutors are the main point of contact for each pupil during their day-to-day school life. Their primary responsibility is guaranteeing the well-being of students by detecting any issues that require attention and reporting these through the corresponding protocols, where necessary. Tutors are in contact with pupils at least once each day, so the monitoring of progress and insight they gain into their learners' lives is constant. Communication between teachers and families is fundamental and allows class tutors to monitor any concerns quickly. They are supported by the Heads of Department in the Pastoral, Guidance and Management teams, while also liaising with class teachers and Classroom Assistants, who supervise the playgrounds and school trips. Daily tutorials encourage a friendly and informal relationship with children who are consistently cared for by each of the professionals they know and trust at the school.

Working With Families

Communication with families is fundamental to supporting individual progression and academic excellence. At all stages of their child's education, parents and teachers can request meetings through our management platform. We hold teacher-parent conferences, where families with children in the Infant and Primary stages can meet Tutors and British and Spanish teachers. Parents of Secondary and Baccalaureate learners may arrange an appointment with Tutors, who act as a single point of contact.

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