KGV Principal’s Welcome



Welcome to KGV School. As Head of KGV I am delighted to be able to write a few lines to introduce you to the school. Please look through the website for more detailed information and of course we are always available to answer any questions you may have about KGV School.

We are at an exciting time in the development of the school for a number of reasons.

The current Y7-9 students are following the Middle School Curriculum (MSC). Students are enjoying the opportunities this brings including improving links across subject areas, skills being taught explicitly in the classroom and a live, on-line reporting system which is custom made for our needs.

In August 2017, we will be introducing the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for Year 7 which will roll out over three years. This framework will further develop the student learning experience. In many ways this will build on the work we are currently doing with the MSC. All ESF schools will be on the same journey so we are working together with MYP schools to share best practice.

Performance Coaching at KGV continues to develop and is changing the way we have conversations across the school and the way we can support students through tutoring.

We are in a fortunate position in that we are situated in a community where the student population is not transient so we have time to build relationships and we are proud to be part of the KGV community. If you ever ask a teacher why they love working at KGV they will undoubtedly mention the students and the way they engage positively in everything they do.

I look forward to meeting you and working together towards in the next phase of development at KGV School.


Best wishes

Mark Blackshaw
KGV Principal