A message from THE HEADMISTRESS
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the website for King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls.
My aim at Handsworth is to lead an inclusive school where our students are able to flourish academically and socially and be part of a rich, vibrant and diverse community where active participation is encouraged. We believe that education can transform lives and our school aims to inspire the students to be curious learners, who are confident to think creatively, underpinned by values of honesty, integrity and a sense of social justice.
We are a warm, caring, safe and supportive school which values praise, enjoyment, respect and integrity in all we do. A rich programme of extra curricular provision provides chances for the students to develop outside of the classroom, particularly in terms of resilience, teamwork and leadership.
Of fundamental importance to us is the wellbeing of all who work and learn with us. Our pastoral care and SEND department seeks to provide care, nurture and guidance to help our students navigate the challenges of growing up in our fast paced, complex world. Our school is not just about achieving examination results; alongside academic excellence we aim to develop young people who leave the school with a secure sense of identity and respect for and understanding of difference and diversity and as well rounded, confident young people who are ready and able to embrace the challenges and opportunities of adult life. We also retain the best staff by looking after their wellbeing and developing them professionally.
We keep the main thing the main thing. Teaching and Learning and safeguarding are the main things and are of paramount importance. The Handsworth Teaching and Learning Framework is evident in everything we do here and we actively encourage students to develop growth mindsets as they learn with us.
Our website can only give a flavour of the school. We would encourage any of you who are considering applying for a place for your child to come and visit us at one of our many open events.
Miss Clare Berry