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Queens' School

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Coordinates513930N 02207W / 51.6583N 0.3686W / 51.6583; -0.3686 Coordinates : 513930N 02207W / 51.6583N 0.3686W / 51.6583; -0.3686
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TypeAcademy
Established1969
Department for Education URN136877 Tables
OfstedReports
Head teacherJonathan Morrell
GenderMixed
Age12 to 18
Enrolment1700
HousesNewton Drake , Auden and Sutherland
PublicationThe Q
Websitehttp://www.queens.herts.sch.uk/

Queens School of Inquiry offers students in grades 6-12 challenging academic and lots of support. The school is designed as an early College Program, which starts in earnest in high school and culminates with 11-and 12-graders attending classes part-time at Queens College. Motivated students can amass up to two years ' worth of college credits by graduation. The school was designed around two ideas: inclusion and college culture. The majority of classes are co-taught by subject teacher as well as one certified in SPECIAL EDUCATION. High school students sit in hallways chatting and doing work before their classes on college campus and at QSI; they take seminars co-taught with guidance counselors on topics such as health and wellness. Middle school students take weeklong immersion course at Queens College to give them some exposure to college experience. Writing, research and projects are emphasize. Eighth-graders take Regents Algebra and Living Environment, which put them on track to tackle college level math and science before graduating from high school. Older students enjoy independence that comes with taking courses at Queens College. QSI uses a mastery approach to instruction. Teachers focus on students ' progress in specific skills rather than overall performance on assignment or exam. For instance, feedback on students ' research papers is broken down into skillsets such as steps taken to build their analysis, quality of their writing and understanding of content. Rather than letter or numeric grades, students are told whether for each skill they are performing above, at, approaching or below standard level. Students learn Spanish and take visual arts and drama, depending on grades. One downside: limited extra-curricular activities. For middle school students, there are lunch clubs and some after-School options. High school students can join sports teams, contribute to literary magazines and participate in clubs. QSI shares building with Robert F. Kennedy Community Middle School and PS Q255, District 75 Program For autistic children. Meredith Inbal became principal in 2010 after QSIs founding principal, Elizabeth Ophals, retire. Inbal taught 6 grade at school and was a member of its founding faculty. The school has a full-time College advisor. Rising seniors have the opportunity to travel abroad to European cities such as Paris, Barcelona, London, Florence and Rome as part of a study-abroad Program in partnership with Queens College. During their time abroad, students attend classes at local university in the morning and then spend the afternoon on organized excursions. SPECIAL EDUCATION: School has self-contain and ICT classes. This School also hosts an ASD Nest Program for children with autism spectrum disorder. Students with ASD learn in classroom alongside general EDUCATION students, taught by two teachers who have been trained in programs specializing in curriculum and teaching strategies. ADMISSIONS: For Middle School, priority to students zone for Robert F. Kennedy Community Middle School and then to other District 25 students. For high school, priority is given to continuing 8-graders and then to Queens students and residents.

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History

High School commence with fifty-one students, four forms and four teachers situated on the first floor of the old Doric Hotel building. School was under the direction of Mrs. Anne Chambers with Mrs. S. E. Clarke as Second Mistress. Mrs. Clarke later took over as Headmistress in 1955. The Preparatory Department was situated on the ground floor and started with twenty-two children and two teachers. Other Past Principals are Mrs. Etheline Aiken, late Mrs. Yvonne Keane-Dawes and Mrs. Carole Jackson, Acting Principal. The current Principal, Ms. Jennifer M. Williams, commences her duties in 2010. It soon became apparent that accommodations were inadequate to facilitate ever increasing numbers. This led to the purchase of 127 Constant Spring Road to House Preparatory Department. In January 1955, the Preparatory School moved into its new premises. The official opening ceremony was held in March of that year by Lady Foot, wife of the Governor, Sir Hugh Foot, and the school was blessed by Rt. Rev. Basil Dale, who was then Bishop of Jamaica. Queens School has growing rapidly. The hall and four new classrooms were first add, followed by another four classrooms that were built adjoining them, all adorned by coloured panels of Queens Beasts, painted by then Suffragan Bishop of Kingston, Bishop Lewis Evans. Numbers in school continued to grow and there was a continuous building and expansion programme which lasted well into the 1970s. 1958 was an important year in the history of Queens School and Jamaica as it marked the arrival of the Common Entrance Examination. 1958 also marked the opening of tennis courts, gift of the Parent Teachers Association. With the age of entry to high schools set at 11 years, it has become necessary to find accommodation for children between the ages of 9 and 11, and so Junior School came into existence. A suitable House was acquired at 121 Constant Spring Road adjoining High School. The Preparatory School was by then House at 127 Constant Spring Road and had no space for expansion. The building, which houses Science laboratories, as well as, and Cookery, Art and Needlework Rooms, was erected in 1959. The swimming Pool and Netball Court, again gifts from the Parent Teachers Association, were acquired between 1973 and 1978. These facilities have been expanded to accommodate volleyball, basketball, badminton, hockey, softball and Track & Field. The school also competed and won the ISSA Girls Championships for the first time in 1978. In 1960, the school had 360 students. The number of students rose from 600 in 1973 to nearly 1000 in 1978. In 2014, the school population stands at one thousand six hundred students, ninety teachers, eighteen administrative and twelve ancillary members of staff. The original uniform made from tobralco consisted of grey square-necked, belt tunic with six gores, white blouse, red beret, white socks and black shoes. The Uniform were later redesigned when fabric became difficult to source.

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Houses

There are two boys ' houses for pupils in years 9 to 13. School House, located in the main school building, is run by an experienced and caring husband and wife team, supported by the Assistant Boarding Master, member of the academic staff and Boarding Assistant. Staff provide high level of quality Boarding in a supportive, teenage environment and pupil behaviour is excellent. The well-being of every one of the boarders is paramount and we aim to ensure that every pupil is happy, settle, relaxed and confident. Pastoral care is of extremely high standard and the affectionate relationship between boarders and House staff is evident. There is a lot of interaction between year groups and younger and older boys mix together well. House parents pride themselves on being excellent communicators-emailing or telephoning on a regular basis, when there is good news or for quick updates. There is no doubt that this approach is really appreciated by parents and trust between all parties is evident. Resident members of the Boarding team are always available for pupils to talk to, to give advice or to help with homework when require. Just like at home, contributions and suggestions made by boarders as to the running of the house are highly value. Most of boarders in School House are full time, However, we aim to be as flexible as possible for parents and so also offer weekly, termly and even occasional boarding for day pupils whenever possible. Boys are often invited home to houses of their day friends and we are very flexible in enabling boarders to see their friends or family visitors.

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Scholastic and sporting achievements

National Debating Champions in 2005 and 2007 English National Golf Champions 2007 English Schools FA u19 Football Champions 2008 English Schools FA u13 Football Runners up 2008 English Schools FA u14 Football Runners up 2009 reach 3 English Schools FA finals 2011 School won 2009 Sports Colleges Award for Innovation for development of virtual learning environment. Discipline Queen School's disciplinary system works in stages. If a student is disruptive in class or any other minor offences, they will be given reminder. If they continue, they will be given warning. A message will be sent to parents. If they still continue, they will be given afterschool detention. Depending on offence, it will be 30 mins or 1hr.

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Letter 02

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Blended Learning Students Enrolled In:In-Person Learning Begins On:
Grades 3K and Pre-K (in any school type/grade configuration)Monday 9/21
District 75 (all grades)Monday 9/21
Elementary Schools (K-5 and K-8) (includes students in grades 6-8 in K-8 Schools)Tuesday 9/29
Middle Schools (Grades 6-8) High Schools (Grades 9-12) Secondary Schools (Grades 6-12) Transfer Schools, Adult Education, Evening Schools, Alternate Learning CentersThursday 10/1
K-2 and K-3 SchoolsTuesday 9/29
K-12 SchoolsTuesday 9/29

Student grades will still be based on academic progress and performance, considering students ' entire body of work in each subject. Grades reflect students ' level of understanding and skills in subject at a specific point in time. This year, each school selected its own grading scale from among several options. Examples of common grading scales include the 1-4 scale, numerical scale, and alphabetical scale. Schools ' grading policies will reflect new ways students complete their work in blended and remote learning models. This means flexibility with assignments, giving students different ways to show what they have learn, and more. Families have flexibility in determining how passing final grades are reflected on student records. This is an option for families who prefer to have their children's performance reflected more generally as they continue to adapt to blend and remote learning. Additionally, students will not receive failing grades if they have not yet met learning outcomes for their courses; instead, they will receive another mark and will be provided with additional time and support to ensure they can master course concepts and earn credit as appropriate. While students must continue to participate in remote and blend learning each day, attendance will not be a factor in student grades. Attending school, participating in class, and demonstrating understanding are all essential components of student learning, and school communities must make every effort to ensure that students attend school, with goal of every student, every day.


August 17, 2020: Updates for Families

Schools will work closely with families to clearly communicate which days their child will attend school in-person. DOE encourage you to make alternate childcare arrangements and to build plan to help ensure that your child does not arrive at school on unscheduled days. If a student arrives at school on days when they are scheduled for remote learning, your children's school will inform you. All children attending on unscheduled day will need to be picked up or will be sent home, depending on age and other factors. For more information on policies for students who attend school on mistaken day, visit schools. Nyc.

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Summary of Key Components of Grading Policy in 2020-21

Grade(s)Grading Policy Summary
3K Pre-KNo change because students do not receive report cards or grades.
K - 5 thSchools select their grading scales for marking period and final grades. Students will receive grades of needs improvement (N) in place of failing grades. Parents/guardians may choose to have any passing grade updated to a passing grade of meets standards (MT).
6 th - 8 thSchools select their grading scales for marking period and final grades. Students will receive grades of course in progress (NX) in place of failing grades. Parents/guardians may choose to have any passing grade updated to pass (P). Grades of P will not be factored into students GPAs.
9 th - 12 thSchools select their grading scales for marking period and final grades. Students will receive grades of course in progress (NX) in place of failing grades. Parents/guardians may choose to have any passing grade updated to a passing grade of credit (CR). Grades of CR will not be factored into students GPAs.
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Letter 01

Table

Blended Learning Students Enrolled In:In-Person Learning Begins On:
Grades 3K and Pre-K (in any school type/grade configuration)Monday 9/21
District 75 (all grades)Monday 9/21
Elementary Schools (K-5 and K-8) (includes students in grades 6-8 in K-8 Schools)Tuesday 9/29
Middle Schools (Grades 6-8) High Schools (Grades 9-12) Secondary Schools (Grades 6-12) Transfer Schools, Adult Education, Evening Schools, Alternate Learning CentersThursday 10/1
K-2 and K-3 SchoolsTuesday 9/29
K-12 SchoolsTuesday 9/29

To learn more about ventilation and other building safety measures, outdoor learning, food services in schools, testing and tracing, and personal health measures all schools are taking to keep your children safe, visit schools. Nyc. Gov / RTShealthsafety to learn more about blend learning supports, Social-emotional learning and mental health, support for multilingual / English language learners, students with disabilities, students in temporary housing and foster Care, students who are 21 or older, and students in early childhood programs, visit schools. Nyc. Gov / RTSteachinglearning. To learn more about programming models, sibling schedules, and what happens when students come to school on the wrong day during blend learning, visit schools. Nyc.

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Summary of Key Components of Grading Policy in 2020-21

Grade(s)Grading Policy Summary
3K Pre-KNo change because students do not receive report cards or grades.
K - 5 thSchools select their grading scales for marking period and final grades. Students will receive grades of needs improvement (N) in place of failing grades. Parents/guardians may choose to have any passing grade updated to a passing grade of meets standards (MT).
6 th - 8 thSchools select their grading scales for marking period and final grades. Students will receive grades of course in progress (NX) in place of failing grades. Parents/guardians may choose to have any passing grade updated to pass (P). Grades of P will not be factored into students GPAs.
9 th - 12 thSchools select their grading scales for marking period and final grades. Students will receive grades of course in progress (NX) in place of failing grades. Parents/guardians may choose to have any passing grade updated to a passing grade of credit (CR). Grades of CR will not be factored into students GPAs.
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Our Vision

Motto non ministrari sed ministrare, or not to be serve, but to serve, is not just said in Queens, but a way of life for students, faculty, and staff. Giving to others is one of the core principles that are taught in Queens. Queens University of Charlotte adopted the motto in 1930 from the seal of Chicora College for Women when school merged with Queens. Non ministrari sed ministrare replace original Queens College motto of nisi dominus frustra, which translates as without Lord, everything is in vain. Non ministrati sed ministrare motto is display to this day on Queens' current seal. Students now do many different forms of service. In the 2011-12 academic year, students, faculty, and staff were challenged to do over 75 000 hours of community service. Queen's community exceeded this goal and completed 80 353 service hours. Whether it is in class where students do service projects in the Charlotte community, or through various clubs and organizations and Greek life, or on international mission trips, students of Queens are changing the world around them.


Our Mission

Our team of astute academic educators are complimented by other support staff that: Provide budgetary and human resources; Provide guidance around selection and use of assessments to generate high quality quantitative and qualitative data; Ensure that State and City requirements are fully met for graduation from Secondary schools; Ensure that all students with Learning disabilities and students who are Learning English as new language are fully support to succeed; Help schools to create and sustain conditions that support development of social and emotional aspects of every students life; Help schools to develop and enhance capacities of staff to meet or exceed their content and pedagogical performance level; Ensure that students and teachers are being prepare to compete in highly technologically developing society; Encourage and work with parents to become active partners in their childrens Learning. Our team in collaboration with Central-base staff, Superintendents, Community-base Organizations, and Higher Institutions of Learning is well-position to provide support to schools that will ensure steady growth in teacher and student performance.


Our Values

Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence; enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England; encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in locality of school and to society more widely; enable students to acquire broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England; further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures; encourage respect for other people; encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in democratic processes, including respect for basis on which law is make and apply in England.

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