Demonstrator Schools and Colleges
Kibworth Church of England Primary School
Kibworth C of E Primary School is truly a place of discovery. Our aim is for all children to develop their talents, reach their potential and be happy during their time with us. We provide an outstanding learning environment rooted in Christian values, as a Church of England school we pride ourselves with the link with have with Leicester Diocese and the Parish of Kibworth.
We strive continually at the school to provide learning of the highest quality, being a teaching school, we are lucky to provide training and support through the affinity teaching school alliance.
Kibworth is an academy and enjoys the benefits of being part of the Discovery Schools Academy Trust. We work collaboratively with other schools in the trust, sharing practice and resources, our school also prides itself in retaining its own autonomy.
Our Journey With Educational Technology
Kibworth CE Primary School has a proud history of working with and pioneering remote learning. The school has a long term commitment to technology and supporting others to harness its benefits, having been the lead school in Leicestershire LA’s e-Pal project as far back as 2007. This project to support more able pupils across the county evolved into a leading role in the adoption of Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) and offering support to other schools with purchasing advice and setup support. We continued to develop the use of a VLE to develop online learning opportunities to enhance the curriculum and offer flipped learning opportunities.
As the lead school for Discovery Schools Academy Trust in 2012 our use of VLEs played a key role in the developing the partnerships with schools choosing to join the Trust. This allowed online learning communities to be built across schools, sharing of resources and developing of a consistent approach to teaching and learning across the Trust.
After the adoption of Microsoft 365 in 2016 our online learning offer became more dynamic with all schools developing the use of Microsoft Teams to develop virtual classrooms. All children in KS2 are now active users of Teams and are developing their own ePortfolios using OneNote. The use of Teams has also enhanced curriculum through the use of the Microsoft Skype in the Classroom Programme. This has allowed classes to connect with experts from all over the world and have virtual tours of museums, historical sites and zoos. They have also allowed the opportunity to take part in live Q and A sessions with subject experts. The Trust have also developed a virtual Pupil Parliament across the trust and also offer staff CPD via Teams meetings.
You can read more about us and our participation in this programme on our dedicated website.