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  • Open Evening 2021 - PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE SCHOOL. THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT ONLY. Thank you.

    Published 09/09/21

    Open Evening 2021

    We would like to extend a warm welcome to our ‘Virtual’ Open Evening webpage.

    Unfortunately, due to Government guidance on large gatherings, we are unable to host our usual Open Evening event at school and meet you all personally. However, I am sure you will find our new website page informative and reassuring for you as parents, as you start to make decisions on your child’s education and school career.

    Here at President Kennedy School we understand this is such an important decision for you as parents and that is why we have invested so heavily in ‘The Bridge’, our dedicated Year 7 school. The Bridge has been welcoming students for the last 10 years and during this time it has been widely praised by parents, the educational press, OFSTED and education specialists for setting the national standard for transition between primary school and secondary school.

    We regularly host visitors from schools all over the country. The Bridge’s team of specialist staff have developed a reputation for providing the very best educational environment for each and every one of our students. The Bridge provides a safe, nurturing and personalised educational experience which ensures that academic progress is at the heart of its provision.

    Please take the time to explore our Open Evening website page where you will find out what The Bridge offers and become familiar with The Bridge staff. More importantly, you will hear what students themselves say about their transition experience and how The Bridge has helped them to grow and develop into exceptional and confident young people.

    We will update this webpage every week, so please check this page regularly.

    We are more than aware why attending an Open Evening is so important, not only for you as parents but for the students themselves. It provides you with an opportunity to have a ‘feel’ for our school, where you can feel the honesty, passion and warmth that radiates naturally from our students and staff.  We will try our best to provide you with this experience.  

    On Thursday 23rd September, you will be able to access a presentation by myself and Mrs Alexander-Weller (Director of the Bridge) and listen to Post 16 students talk about their incredible school journey, and, last year’s Bridge students too. Information on how to access this will be posted on the school Open Evening website page very soon.

    We hope that you find our new Open Evening website page informative and enjoyable, and that it helps support an important decision for you as parents/carers. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information.

    Yours faithfully,

    Mr N Clayton - Head Teacher


    Now Available - our Virtual Open Evening Video below!

     


    PROSPECTUS 2021 

    Please click here for President Kennedy School's 2021 Prospectus


     

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  • Coronavirus Update - Secretary of State ​​​​​​​Letter - 13th October

    Published 17/03/20


    Please see the letter below regarding a Covid cases update from the Headteacher dated Wednesday 22nd September 2021


    Please see letter below from the Headteacher dated 9th September 2021 regarding welcoming students back to school in September 2021 


    Please see documents at the bottom of this page relating to updated guidance from the Department for Education relating to contact tracing


     

     

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  • HR Manager Vacancy - Apply now!

    Published 07/10/21

    To apply for this vacancy, please click on the link below:

    HR Manager Vacancy

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  • Therapeutic Counsellor for Students Vacancy

    Published 07/10/21

    We are seeking to appoint a Therapeutic Counsellor to improve the well-being and resilience of students across the school in order to support their learning and raise performance.

    You will be committed to building brighter futures and Educated degree level and hold accreditation with a professional body.

    To apply, please click on the link below:

    Therapeutic Counsellor for Students Vacancy

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  • Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge

    Published 27/09/21

    Go parks: Active Schools Challenge.

    Get involved in many different activities; go to parks you've never visited before and get points for your school!

    1st October to 31st October

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  • Teaching Assistant Vacancy. Apply Today!

    Published 23/09/21

    We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work with the Special Education Needs team and other colleagues across President Kennedy School to ensure that students make outstanding progress by removing barriers to learning.

    Please click on the link for more information and to apply for this exciting role:

    Teaching Assistant Vacancy

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  • Welcome, Year 7!

    Published 22/09/21

    Congratulations to new students for making a fantastic start to Year 7. 

    The Bridge Team have been incredibly impressed with how well-mannered the students are and how the students have supported each other in their transition to secondary school. 

     

    We have been talking a lot about making positive relationships and how kindness supports our school ethos of PRIDE. 

    I have been delighted with how understanding and kind the students have been to each other and how they have supported their peers in this transition to The Bridge.

      

        

      

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  • Minibus Driver Vacancies

    Published 20/09/21

    We are seeking to appoint two professional and motivated mini bus drivers to join our team who are reliable, enthusiastic and flexible.

    For more information and to apply, please click on the below:

    Minibus Driver Vacancies

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  • Come and Work With Us! Cleaner Vacancies

    Published 15/09/21

    Job Vacancies at President Kennedy School.

    We are seeking to appoint two professional and motivated colleagues to work as part of the team responsible for maintaining a high level of cleanliness, hygiene and presentation throughout President Kennedy School as well as promoting good health and safety practices.

    For more information, please click on the link below:

    Cleaner Vacancies - Application and Information

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  • GCSE Students Secure Grades at President Kennedy School!

    Published 12/08/21

    Our Year 11 students have been celebrating their GCSE results this morning.

    I'm delighted to report that all students have secured the necessary grades to progress to the next stage of their educational journey.

     

     

    Many will remain with us here at President Kennedy School while others explore pastures new at their chosen colleges.  Our congratulations to all of our students on their achievements in what has been the most challenging of circumstances.

     

      

      

    Among the Year 11 achievements include:

    Ismail Rafique who achieved 9 grade 9s, Matthew Taylor who achieved 9 grade 9s and a grade 8 and Grace Moongo who achieved 7 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s and a grade 7.

     

     We are so proud of you all and look forward to seeing those of you who are returning in September.

    Mr Clayton, Headteacher

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  • Success on A Level Results Day at President Kennedy School!

    Published 10/08/21

    Students at President Kennedy School are celebrating their A Level results today.

    Under the most challenging of circumstances for students, we are delighted that our students leave having secured their university places or high quality training as apprenticeships programmes.

    Among our successful students are Molly Wilson (4 A*s) who will take up her place at Clare College Cambridge to study Medicine. Amelia Bassnett (4 A*s), Tanis Hussain (AABB) and Amber Nazir (3 A*s) will also study Medicine at Russell Group universities.

    Lima Noori (3 A*s), Ali Kazmi (3 A*s) and Shabeeh Shah (3 A*s) have secured places to study dentistry at Russell Group universities. 

    Imbrahim Shazad (ABB) will study History at Warwick University and Robert Effah (AAA) and Mitchell King (ABB) will study Aerospace engineering at Nottingham University and Surrey University respectively. 

       

       

    Hasti Futehi (2 Distinctions and a Merit) will study Law at Exeter and Vanessa Ladhar (3 A*s) will study Social Anthropology and Sociology at Manchester.

    Our congratulations go to all our Post 16 students!

    Mr Clayton, Headteacher

     

      

     

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  • World Class Success at the Annual WCSQM Symposium 2O21!

    Published 13/07/21

    On 1st July 2021, World Class primary and secondary school leaders, staff and students came together from across the UK and internationally for WCSQM’s Symposium. In light of the ongoing social distancing measures, WCSQM’s annual Symposium had to take place virtually, hosted by Sandringham School in St Albans.

    This year’s Symposium offered a range of presentations and interactive sessions from World Class schools, students and partners, centred around the theme of ‘World Class futures’. The day itself showcased students’ achievements across this academic year and acted as a celebration of student excellence. Across the course of the day, the fantastic achievements of PKS students, in particular, featured heavily from Year 7 up to Post 16.

    At multiple points throughout the day, Year 7 students featured in the ‘Unlocking Your Voice Gallery’ where their World Class video submissions were shown to 50+ schools internationally. Students explained why they believed they were #WorldClass; their resilience, their determination, their organisation, their dedication, their PRIDE to name only a few. A massive thank you to all of the Year 7 students who were involved in this! We loved hearing your opinions on why you are World Class. A huge congratulations to the following students whose speeches were excellent, clear and will be given prizes internally for their incredible efforts: 1st place winners include Ethan Moongo and Abshara Piratheeban, 2nd place winners include Ozzy Omogun and Cordellia Akata and 3rd place winners were Hannah Richards and Jessica Berry.

    Being a World Class student is no easy feat. It involves having the determination to strive towards your academic goals, to go that extra mile to fulfil your potential, to be the absolute best you can be.”                                          - Osaruese Omogun, Year 7

    During the Awards Ceremony, current Year 12 students Harry Gilsenan, Eesha Gupta and Mya Birdee were commended for their efforts in being student shadow assessors for other accrediting and re-accrediting World Class Schools. This brought with it the opportunity to develop World Class skills and competencies, and to network with other World Class students, with the final result being qualified assessor status from September 2021. The assessor’s principal role is to assess the school and the students that are applying for World Class status.  
    The whole process lasted a few months and once the accrediting schools had submitted all of their work and evidence, it was the shadow assessor’s responsibility to collect and review months of evidence completed by those wishing to be World Class. When the assessment of schools comes around next year, Harry, Esha and Mya will be in charge of a team of 7-8 shadow assessors. Congratulations on becoming certified assessors for the WCSQM organisation. 
    World Class students make World Class schools!

    From 2pm until 3pm, Year 9 student Gracie Rolinson, who achieved third place herself in last year’s essay writing competition, launched the 2021 WCSQM essay competition.

    Gracie had the opportunity to work with this year’s competition judge, Dan Freedman, author of the hugely popular Jamie Johnson football novels, adapted for TV by the BBC, which is now the most downloaded children’s show on the BBC iPlayer. Dan’s passion for writing was preceded by a love of football – he was the Managing Editor for the English Football Association, interviewing the likes of Messi and Ronaldo on his World Cup tours. Dan revealed the secrets of his success to Gracie and Prisha, a Year 6 student from Berkeley Academy, who interviewed him on everything from football to making writing cool. As well as this, he also revealed this year’s essay competition title: “How much can motivation from parents, or the important adults in your life, help or hinder your success?” After winning the competition last year, with Caitlin Hoyle’s essay awarded first place, PKS will be leading on the shortlisting process for 2021.

    We can’t wait to see what people write. If you are at all interested in watching the recording of Gracie’s Q&A with Dan Freedman, please head to the WCSQM website.

    It was an incredible opportunity to interview Dan Freedman, a best-selling author, for the WCS Symposium. His advice on how he is inspired to write was really informative, I especially enjoyed the Q&A where I was able to add my input and share my own Essay Writing Tips video. As a thank you, Dan has even sent me a signed copy of ‘Unstoppable’”                                                       - Gracie Rolinson, Year 9

    A huge congratulations to all students who have been involved with the WCSQM organisation this year. 

    President Kennedy Kids Can and Do!                                                                        

    Miss Tovey, English Teacher
     

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