Aims of the project
The masterclasses were designed to be academically challenging, thought-provoking and offer stimulating opportunities.
Background and goals
West Kent Independent State School Partnership (WKISSP) is a partnership of eight secondary schools - Beechwood Sacred Heart, The Judd School, Kent College Pembury, The Malling School, Mascalls Academy, Oakley School, The Skinners' School and Skinners' Kent Academy.
This is the first WKISSP masterclass event.
The Partnership was established earlier in 2019.
Mascalls Academy hosted the event.
The masterclasses were led by 15 outstanding teachers from the 8 Partnership schools. The committee also were present and assisted on the day.
The committee, which comprimises of Heads and academic staff, invited their own pupils to attend.
WKISSP has a central budget, the cost of the event went on refreshments, masterclass resources and a gift for the speaker.
Over 90 students from across the 8 schools attended the masterclasses.
“Absolutely fantastic full stop!”
“As a family we think what WKISSP are trying to is fantastic and will do whatever we can to support.”
“I am looking forward to more exciting and interesting opportunities like this.”
The masterclasses were open to boys and girls in Years 7 and 8.
Frequency and duration
The West Kent Independent State School Partnership hope to offer a lecture and a day of inspirational masterclasses annually. This was their first masterclass event.