Inverkeithing High School
"... the highest values and standards..."
Lindsay A. Roy
Inverkeithing High School is held in exceptionally high regard by much of the surrounding area. It has the best 'track record' in the area and prides itself on the facilities it provides to students. Some of the more specialised areas of the school include:
A Very High Standard Physical Department with its own Swimming Pool, Gymnasium, Basketball Courts and many other areas.
A Very High Standard Science and Home Economics Block with many rooms dedicated to Cooking, Physics, Biology and Chemistry.
A Very High Standard Computing Department with many rooms fully equipped with computers and other digital equipment including Digital Cameras.
Inverkeithing High School has been entrusted with the educational development of young people from our catchment area and beyond between the ages of 11-18. This prospectus is intended mainly for parents, and this section sets out the aims and values that underpin everything that happens in this school.
In essence, at the top of our agenda are quality and standards, and we aim to tap the unique potential of every individual to the full by:
o promoting personal excellence in academic, athletic, creative, and technological work.
o creating a disciplined and enjoyable environment in which effective learning and teaching can take place.
o providing a caring, friendly and healthy environment in which young people feel valued as individuals.
o rewarding student achievements and encouraging pride in all aspects of school work.
o encouraging students to develop self discipline and responsibility.
o preparing students effectively for the world of work beyond school, and for participation in a democratic society.
o developing a close partnership between home and school.
o emphasising that learning is a lifelong process.
The school seeks to achieve these aims by:
o setting high but realistic expectations for all of our students, encouraging them to work hard and do their best.
o making the most effective use of the human and physical resources available.
o creating a firm, secure, friendly climate where students are encouraged to show respect and tolerance.
o offering the widest possible range of experiences and activities, encouraging students to "be all they can be."
o arranging regular contact with parents.
o implementing rigorous monitoring and evaluation procedures.
In summary, we believe that all individuals have the right to a high quality of education suited to their abilities, aptitudes and needs. The school is fully committed to the Pursuit of Excellence and to improving high standards.