High Expectations – Consistent Expectations!
We have high expectations of our students, not only academically but also socially. We believe that good discipline is essential for students to learn, to make progress and to feel secure in our academy. It also helps in the creation of a professional working atmosphere which encourages students to want to do well and prepare for the future. Praise and rewards are built into our teaching, and achievements at all levels are recognised and celebrated.
Wearing the correct uniform and being neat and tidy in appearance shows that students are proud to belong to The Kingsway Academy and have respect for themselves. Parents support the school by encouraging students to wear their uniform in full, with pride, every day!
Being respectful members of our local community, working hard, being polite, giving back, and behaving well in our local surroundings shows that our students are proud of where they live and respect the school and its place within the community.
Excellence in Sport
At The Kingsway Academy, there is a small PE department with a very big commitment to school sport. Throughout the year Kingsway provide a range of extra-curricular activities, recreational activities and more traditional sports that enable competition in tournaments and fixtures. This year students have competed against other schools in netball, football, badminton, rounders, cricket, sports hall athletics and table tennis.
Visits from Olympic Athletes
We have been fortunate to have two inspiring athletes visit the school and talk to our students. GB athlete Jonny Mellor came and spoke to students about his training for Rio and the hope of achieving his ambition whilst there. Jenna Downing, professional inline skater spent the day working with Year 7 girls getting the students involved with both classroom based and practical sessions.
‘Play Unified’ Project
Students from the Academy took part in the ‘Play Unified’ project, a Youth Sport Trust initiative. The aim of the project is to break down barriers that exist for people of intellectual disabilities by training together and playing together to create understanding, acceptance and friendship. Kingsway Academy students who enjoy football but aren’t on the school teams, received coaching from Liverpool Academy Coaching Foundation, which resulted in combining with another local school to create a football team to compete in a Merseyside tournament.
Sports Day at Kingsway Academy
In July, The Kingsway Academy witnessed some fantastic performances in our House Sports Day. Students competed in a mixture of traditional athletics events in throwing, jumping and track but also some less traditional events such as tug o’ war and egg and spoon. A new event added this year was a Girls’ and Boys’ House Relay. This house competition involved a representative from each year group each running a leg of the relay. There was a lovely atmosphere and the weather was kind to us, although a little breezy. It was great to see pupils holding banners they had made cheering on different age groups, bonded by being in the same house. One of the officials on the day, Miss Faulkner, commented “It was encouraging to see older students encouraging younger students”. Many medals were won and there were some great individual performances.
Excellence in Performance Arts
Students at The Kingsway Academy regularly take to the stage to showcase their acting, singing and dancing skills. Recent performances include The Wizard of Oz and Beauty and the Beast.
Students take part in aspects of the production including costume and stage design, lighting and back stage management. Every performance is crafted with care and dedication and deserving of a standing ovation.
The Academy attracts a stream of new and enthusiastic talent each school year. The support and experience of our older students and the exceptional teaching standards quickly enables our new students to become wonderful young performers.
Read what the Wirral Globe had to say about one of our recent performances: