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Welcome to the King’s Park Secondary School Website

 

I am delighted to welcome you to the website and hope that you find it helpful and informative.  The aim of this website is to give you as much information about the school as possible and to keep you up-to-date with events.  If you would like additional information added or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at the school.

As Head Teacher of King’s Park Secondary, I am proud to say that we have a fantastic group of pupils, parents and staff.  Our key aim is to raise aspiration and expectation to ensure that all of our young people have the best chance of success in their future.  For this to happen, we have to aim high and to work exceptionally hard.  This journey is a partnership and we all need to work together to ensure this challenging goal becomes our reality. 

 

It is a pleasure to be part of such a vibrant school and I look forward to working with you to drive King’s Park Secondary forward to even greater success.

 

 

Kirsty Ayed

Head Teacher

King’s Park Secondary School 

 

HIGH STANDARDS AND HIGH EXPECTATIONS
 
King’s Park Secondary School is a six-year non-denominational school on the south side of Glasgow serving Cathcart, King’s Park, Mount Florida and Simshill. 
 
For many years the school has had a well deserved reputation as a very good educational establishment which has provided a high standard of education for all its pupils and has high expectations of its pupils.
 
THE STAFF
 
The current staff comprises 61 fte teachers (including 4 probationer teachers), 6 instrumental teachers, 6 Clerical Assistants, 3 Technicians, 1 Librarian, 1 Education Liaison Officer and 2 Janitorial Staff.  The Area Business Support Manager (ABSM) and the Admin and Finance Assistant (AFA) also support the school.
 
The Senior Management Team consists of the Head Teacher, 4 Depute Head Teachers. There are 11 Principal Teachers/Faculty Heads (Curriculum) 5 Principal Teachers of Pupil Support and Pastoral Care
 
The Parent Partnership is very active and supportive of the school. 
 
THE PUPILS
 
Our school is popular with parents and pupils and at present has a roll of just under 900. We work closely with our 4 partner primary schools in Croftfoot, King’s Park, Mount Florida and Toryglen. About 15% of the pupils come from ethnic minority backgrounds and where necessary receive support in English as a second language. Many pupils from outwith the catchment area come to the school as a result of placing requests.
 
ACCOMMODATION
 
The school, first opened in 1962, is designed around 3 buildings. It has undergone a major refurbishment and installation of extensive ICT facilities. The main teaching block contains English, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Social Studies and Religious Education, Computing, Art and Design, Business Education and Pupil Support. A second block houses Home Economics, Sciences, Technical Education and Music. The third block contains Physical Education, Assembly and Dining Halls, and the administration and management accommodation. Playing field provision is limited and extensive use is made of recreational facilities out with the school.
 
COURSES AND OPPORTUNITIES
 
The school is committed to a balanced curriculum, and a wide range of courses lead to National Qualifications at all levels The school also promotes the personal and social development of pupils through a PSE programme including careers education and work experience. Additional Support for Learning is provided for pupils who require it, and we aim to ‘stretch’ all pupils of all abilities.
 
The school benefits from an enthusiastic and talented string orchestra, ceilidh band, jazz band, string and woodwind ensembles and choirs. Other extra curricular activities include Rugby, football, netball, volleyball, badminton, eco committee, writing groups, reading groups, aerobics, chess, geology, drama, theatre, and residential trips within Scotland and to Europe. We are always looking for opportunities which extend pupils’ horizons, make learning enjoyable and raise attainment and achievement.