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Academic Enrichment

Academic Enrichment - 'Inspire'

At King’s we want all students to grow as independent thinkers who relish new challenges and have wide horizons for their learning. It is our aim to encourage every student to be confident about producing creative scholarship that reflects her own unique interests and questions about the world.

Within the classroom, teachers at King’s seek to provide high-level teaching and learning that inspires all students, including the gifted and talented. Thought-provoking extension work, open-ended questions that stimulate link-making and critical ideas and creative problem solving, are all part of the teaching toolkit at King’s.

Inspire Academic Enrichment Programme

The Inspire Programme at King's High now enters its eighth year, and its core purpose of encouraging independence, curiosity and creativity is more important than ever. I hope that the pages of our Summer Term brochure give a sense of some of the incredible events and activities that help our pupils to explore beyond the curriculum, find their own interests, and develop a voice of their own. 

Highlights planned for the coming weeks include our new Internships Project for Year 9s, a lecture on Feminist Theology, a professional Flamenco show, Earth Week, Brain Day for Lower Sixth Psychology students, and a host of prestigious competitions. Our Inspire Essay Competition for KS3 always attracts a large number of entries and we look forward to seeing the topics pupils choose and the research and writing that they produce.

More and more teachers and leaders are recognising that educators need to provide both the rigorous, memory-based learning that we have been used to in this country for many years, alongside cultivating the skills and attitudes towards learning that will help young people to navigate a changing world. I look forward to seeing how the Inspire Programme helps pupils to widen their knowledge-base and cultivate these crucial skills. 

Dr P Seal

Deputy Head (Academic)