To be Rector of one of Scotland’s leading independent schools is a great honour. Our reputation is founded on outstanding teaching and academic results, superb pastoral care, and a diverse extracurricular programme.
Ian Munro is the world’s youngest Head of an HMC school.
Indeed, the exceptional breadth of our curriculum, both within and outwith the classroom, affords pupils the opportunity to find and develop their individual passions. These characteristics, alongside a desire to innovate across all aspects of education, are rooted in a long and distinguished school history. However, what strikes me the most is what a friendly and open place Kelvinside Academy is. Our pupils appreciate the importance of kindness, and it is, in my opinion, this warmth of character that turns a good school into an exceptional one.
World, here I come…
At KA, we believe our pupils are capable of making a difference in a challenging and inter-connected world. We understand that excellent examination grades alone are not enough and that young people need self-belief, integrity, open-mindedness, and resilience to thrive in the real world. Our warm, dynamic and friendly school fosters in our pupils the confidence and skills to embrace whatever the future may hold.
We have to believe that youngsters everywhere can provide hope, reconciliation and answers to some for the big challenges facing humanity.
We have to believe that youngsters everywhere can provide hope, reconciliation and answers to some for the big challenges facing humanity. I am incredibly optimistic that KA can be a real force for good - every day I work with teachers whose dedication and innovation inspires me. And every day I work with pupils whose energy and kindness fills me with encouragement. I believe that at Kelvinside Academy, we are a little different, and that much can be learnt from celebrating and sharing this difference.
At its core, Kelvinside Academy is all about recognising and developing the individual. Every pupil is encouraged to write their own individual school story. Our size allows us to take the time to get to know each child’s unique background and personality as well as their individual goals.
I am immensely proud of all my pupils and staff and I will always take the time to welcome visitors to our school personally.
With warm wishes,
Ian H Munro BSc, PGCE, MEd(Cantab), FRSB.