The Independent Schools Inspectorate’s Intermediate Boarding Inspection of The King’s School, Canterbury: Tuesday, 11th November - Thursday, 13th November, 2014
A team of four inspectors came into King’s and visited every boarding house, as well as checking all the regulatory and compliancy requirements and conducting pupil and parent questionnaires.
Even though the Final Report is just a factual document which confirms that the School is fully compliant as regards all 20 National Minimum Standards for boarding schools, behind the 'Inspector speak' there was a huge appreciation from the outside team that the wonderfully warm and friendly community feel of the School is at the very heart of everything we do - and particularly so on the boarding side.
The Inspectors considered King’s to be a flagship of boarding and they were (like me) hugely impressed by the way that ALL staff are always prepared to go that 'extra mile' for the happiness, welfare and safety of all the pupils. Furthermore, the formulae in the final document cannot convey the hard work and commitment across what is a big operation of caterers, ground staff, nurses and many, many more colleagues.
Above all for me as Head, the very good outcome for the School reflects the leadership of boarding by Liz Worthington and Tanya Lee and the excellence of the house teams headed by such an experienced, dedicated group of Housemasters, Housemistresses, Tutors and Matrons.
For videos on boarding and on the boarding houses, see: Boarding.
Peter Roberts, Headmaster
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