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  • Vacancies for Exam Invigilators

    Published 17/10/17

    Exam Invigilators

    Casual Contract - £8.00 per hour

    This is an exciting time to join The Futures Trust. The Trust is passionate about building brighter futures for the young people who attend its schools, and is a rapidly growing and successful Multi Academy Trust driven by a set of compelling values:

    Learners First – teachers and leaders totally focused upon the educational benefit of our students.

    It’s about learning – students, teachers and leaders focused upon developing and improving their learning.

    No Barriers – no excuses, only support to ensure students, teachers and leaders maximise their achievement.

    We are seeking to appoint Exam Invigilators to join our examinations team who are reliable, enthusiastic and flexible. This role is to oversee and supervise examinations as necessary throughout the school year.

    The successful candidates will also ensure that guidelines and regulations for the integrity and security of the examination papers and procedures are followed during examination sessions.

    Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to teamwork and  have  effective communication skills.

         Full training will be given.

    Working hours will be variable depending on the examination requirements, but will normally be between 8.00am and 3.30pm.

    Closing date: 9am Tuesday 31st October 2017.

    Interviews: Thursday 9th and Friday 10th November 2017.

    Please note that all applications must be received on an application form. We do not accept CV’s. Applications should be returned to recruitment@pks.coventry.sch.uk or to the school address marked for the attention of the HR Department.

    President Kennedy School and The Futures Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidates for all positions will be subject to an enhanced DBS.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Sir David Carter Opens Our New School Building

    Published 13/10/17

    Staff, students, members of our community and invited guests gathered at President Kennedy School today to officially open and celebrate our new school building.

    We were delighted to be joined by VIP guests including the National Schools Commissioner, Sir David Carter who officially opened the building, together with Christine Quinn the Regional Schools Commissioner, The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Rt. Hon Geoffrey Robinson MP, John Dishman, Pro Vice Chancellor of Coventry University, Cllr G Duggins Leader of Coventry City Council (and ex President Kennedy student), Cllrs Rachel Lancaster, Joe Clifford, David Kershaw and Gary Crookes and David Moorcroft OBE to name just a few.

    Sir David delivered a speech focused on the importance of education and how outstanding schools such as President Kennedy School are making an impact both in the local community and across Coventry as it works with other schools within The Futures Trust.

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  • A Warm Welcome to our New Year 7's at The Bridge!

    Published 08/09/17

    On Wednesday 6th September  we welcomed our Year 7 students to President Kennedy School.

    The Bridge was oversubscribed again this year with a waiting list. 

    Looking extremely smart, students arrived ready to start their educational journey with us.

    They were warmly welcomed by The Bridge Team outside our brand new school and spent the rest of their day settling in with their tutor groups. By lunchtime everyone looked relaxed, happy and made plenty of new friendships. We know our students will never forget their first day at secondary school and it was absolutely brilliant to see them settling in so well.

    The Bridge Team look forward to an exciting year with many memories and achievements with our new Year 7's.

    The Bridge Team

    “I had a fun-packed day with lots of new experiences and opportunities” Imogen Lloyd, Year 7 Student

    “Lots of fun and a very enjoyable day” Stephanie Ball, Year 7 Student

    “I had lots of fun on my first day and I made loads of friends” Spence Jennings, Year 7 Student

             

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Open Evening 2017

    Published 06/09/17

    Prospective Year 7 students and their parents and carers are invited to join us on Open Evening on 26th September between 3.30pm and 5pm and 6pm until 8pm or for Open Morning on 27th September between 9am and 12pm.

    We look forward to welcoming you to our brand new school building.

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  • Another Year of Outstanding GCSE Results!

    Published 24/08/17

    Staff and students at President Kennedy School are celebrating yet another fantastic set of GCSE results.

    This year, Maths and English GCSEs have been graded using the new system of 1 to 9 (9 being the top grade). Students made outstanding progress across both subjects with a number achieving the very top grade.

    Every single student (100%) secured at least one GCSE and 68% secured 5 GCSEs graded A*-C or equivalent. 62% of students achieved 5 GCSEs graded A*-C (or equivalent) including English and Maths and the vast majority of Year 11 students will progress to President Kennedy School’s Post 16 to study Level 3 courses.

    A greater number of students than ever achieved top grades A* and A plus grade 8 or 9 in English and Maths. These included:

    Josh Capewell   7 A* and 2 A grades

    Jun Jie LI   3 A* and 6 A grades

    Milosz Waszak   5 A* and 3 A grades

    Kiran Birdee   3 A* and 5 A grades

    Charlie Brown   3A* and 5 A grades

    Vikram Dulai   3 A* and 5 A grades

    Fanxiang Meng   2 A* and 6 A grades

    Associate Headteacher, Mr Clayton said, “I want to congratulate all our students who collected their GCSE results here at President Kennedy School today. It is great to see all their hard work paying off and a greater proportion than ever progressing to Post 16 to study A level. Well done everyone!”


       

                           

     

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  • Students and Staff Celebrate Excellent A Level Results

    Published 17/08/17

    Students and staff at President Kennedy School are celebrating an excellent set of A level results which have ensured that a greater number of students than ever are going on to study at university.

    Students at President Kennedy School can study A levels in an unusually wide range of subjects including more traditional academic subjects and vocational subjects.

        

    The average grade achieved by students studying vocational A levels was Distinction* which is an outstanding achievement.

    An impressive 40% of grades secured by President Kennedy students studying academic A levels were A*-B.

    Across all subjects, 27% of students achieved the very top grade of A* or Distinction * and 41% achieved at least grade A / Distinction or higher.

    Just A Few of This Year's Individual Success Stories

    Shang Hamed - AAA and A* in Extended Project (Biology, Chemistry and Maths)Shang is attending Warwick University to study Chemistry.

    Keya Lad - AAB (Maths, Psychology and Art & Design)
    Keya is moving on to Birmingham University to study Maths.

    Suraiya Mann - AAB (Art, Psychology and English Literature)
    Suraiya is attending Leeds University to study Art & Design.

    Matthew Sweet - AAB (Maths, English Literature and History)
    Matthew is hoping to study Performing Arts at Surrey University.

    Performance in the Vocational subjects was outstanding and there are countless success stories.  All students achieved at least a Distinction grade at Level 3.  Students from Health & Social Care who are going on to Russell Group universities are; 

    Sarah Khan - D*D*D* Health & Social Care, who will be studying Education Studies at the University of Warwick.

    Charity Konadu - D*D* Health & Social Care and Sociology A, who will be studying Sociology at the University of Birmingham.

    Leader of Post 16, Mr Mort commented “Despite the fact that A levels are reported to have become more difficult, our students have exceeded all expectations yet again and secured very high grades. We are especially pleased that the vast majority of our students have secured their first choice place at university. They have worked hard and deserve their success and we wish them well on their onward journey”

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  • ParentPay - our new online payment service! 

    Published 14/07/17

    We’re pleased to announce that we will shortly be accepting payments online for items such as dinner money and school trips.  Using a secure website called ParentPay you will be able to pay online using your credit or debit card.  ParentPay will be our preferred method of making payments to school. Parents who need to continue making payments by cash may do so using the Pay Point network at local  convenience stores. Pay Point payments are recorded by ParentPay and can be seen by logging into your ParentPay account and viewing your history online.

    What are the benefits to parents and students?

    · ParentPay is easy-to-use and will offer you the freedom to make online payments whenever and    wherever you  like, 24/7

    · The technology used is of the highest internet security available ensuring that your money will reach school  safely – offering you peace of mind

    · Payments can be made by credit/debit card or also through Pay Point

    · Full payment histories and statements are available to you securely online at anytime

    · Your children won’t have to worry about losing money at school

    · Parents can choose to be alerted when their balances are low via email and/or SMS text

    How to get started with ParentPay…

    We will shortly be sending you your account activation username and password, once you receive these:

    Visit www.parentpay.com

    · Enter your Activation username and password in the Account Login section of the homepage.  NB. These are for one-time use only, you will choose your own username and password for future access during the activation process

    · Provide all the necessary information and choose your new username and password for your account - registering your email address will enable us to send you receipts and reminders

    · Once activation is complete you can go to straight to Items for payment, select which item (s) you want to add to your basket and proceed to complete your payment

    If you have any questions, please contact the School Office.

    We hope you will support us in achieving our goal to become a cashless school. Your support in using ParentPay will help the school enormously. As a thank you in advance, each student who has an active ParentPay account before Wednesday 6th September 2017 will be entered into a prize draw, where one lucky student will win a brand new iPad! 

     

     

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  • Miss Meyrick is now a Published Author for the University of Warwick! 

    Published 14/07/17

    We are thrilled to announce that one of our Teaching Staff has been chosen to have a research study on literacy and reading motivations published in the University of Warwick Journal of Education. Miss Meyrick is an English    teacher who is also responsible for High Attaining  and Literacy Development in The Bridge. She collaborates with local primary schools to ensure that we get to know our future Bridge students. In addition, she supports the delivery of enrichment programmes aimed at improving and stretching students’ communication skills through a variety of enrichment.

    ‘I am very passionate about encouraging reading and promoting it as high-profile throughout President   Kennedy School.  With this in mind, my research study primarily focused on increasing students’ reading motivations through rewards. This was a short-term study over three months – over the course of the first two months, rewards were put in place, however during the third month there were no motivations at all. The study predominantly looked at how students’ motivation to read changed throughout the three months.

    Not surprisingly, students’ motivations were at the highest during the first two months. Despite there being no rewards in the third month, the results indicated that a small number of students continued to read with no extrinsic motivations in place, which highlighted that there had been some impact on students’ intrinsic motivations to continue reading even when there were no rewards in place.

    Through conducting this research study, it has positively contributed to the subject field and to President Kennedy School as it has offered a  potential approach for increasing students’ reading motivations which hopefully will increase their reading abilities and ultimately their reading progress over time.’ 

    Congratulations Miss Meyrick!

     

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  • Year 6 Transition Day 2017

    Published 07/07/17

    On Wednesday 5th July 2017, Year 6 students came to Transition Day to have their first day in The Bridge. It was a fun filled day where all the students met their Year 7 tutor and The Bridge Team.

    Students participated in 'getting to know' you games and making new friends with students from different primary schools.

    In the afternoon, all students participated in a Year 7 lesson. Some students    contributed in their Spanish lesson, whilst others took part in Debating, Poetry Writing and Geography.

    The day was concluded by an assembly with four Year 6 students sharing their day's experience with the rest of their fellow peers and parents followed by a short video of the day's events.

    Mrs Alexander-Weller stated, 'The Year 6 students have been very enthusiastic, getting to know each other and their tutors as well as demonstrating great determination in their learning. September will be a wonderful occasion where the new Year 7s will begin their President Kennedy career in The Bridge, in our new school build.'

    Mrs Alexander-Weller, Mrs Potts, Miss Meyrick and Mrs Arnett

    The Bridge Team

     

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  • Year 9 Triangular Softball Tournament

    Published 07/07/17

    On Monday night Year 9 boys took part in a triangular softball tournament against Barrs Hill and  Sidney Stringer.

    The first game saw Stringer beat Barrs Hill 8-5. In the second game, President Kennedy fielded first and showed good tactical awareness to keep Stringer down to 7 runs, we batted and ran well to edge the game with 8 runs. In the final game, we showed excellent communication skills in the field to continually run out our opponents and limit Barrs Hill to 2 runs, in reply we struggled with the bat, but eventually found runs to end up tournament winners.

    Mr Garlick, PE  Department

     

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  • President Kennedy School's Success to be Shared Nationally

    Published 30/06/17

    The National Schools Commissioner works closely with the 8 Regional Schools Commissioners to support school leaders, teachers and governors in achieving the best education system possible for all children in England. 

    Sir David Carter, the National Schools Commissioner, has written to Mr Thomas inviting him to attend a round table discussion meeting at the Department of Education in July.

    The meeting will shape the Department of Education’s strategy for turning around under performing schools across England.

    In the letter Sir David wrote, “You have been specifically invited because your school has been on a significant improvement journey and we are keen to learn from your    experience and build it into our school improvement strategy”.

    The meeting will take place in Westminster, London in early July.

     

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  • Year 7 3D Maze Making on Show

    Published 23/06/17

    Year 7 students have been making 3D mazes as part of their Computer Science lessons.  They used Google Sketchup software to produce the 3D mazes and then used in-built camera features to produce a video walkthrough of their maze. Each one was themed and students produced mazes with themes such as super heroes, horror movie and circus themes.   

    Mr Moorcroft, Bridge Progress Leader

    “Making mazes is fun and I enjoyed it because it was a SketchUp plan in 3D design and it helps me with my computer work. I hope I can work in computers in the future because of this.”

    Mason Kyle, Year 7 Student

    “I built a maze in SketchUp for the Year 7 project. I really enjoyed doing this because you can be as creative as you want. I built a compact maze with loads of dead ends to confuse the people. You could even print pictures of your choice onto the walls of your maze.”

    Matthew Smith, Year 7 Student

    These mazes will be on display in the Bridge at lunch and break times.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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