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  • U13 West Midlands Champion! U13 West Midlands Champion!

    Published 18/06/18

    Congratulations to Rusciano Thomas - Riley in year 7 who competed for Coventry at the Alexander stadium, in the West Midlands Schools Athletics Championships.

    Rusciano won his race to become the 200m U13 West Midlands Champion.

    We were also represented by Brooklyn Vassell in the Junior Shot Putt (5th), Alimat Balogun, Senior Triple Jump (3rd), Simran Gill, U13 Long Jump (6th) and Scarlet Moody, U13 Shot Putt (7th.)      

                               

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  • Stranger Sagas - Year 9 Students Published!

    Published 18/06/18

    This week, we were thrilled to find out that sixteen President Kennedy School students in Year nine were published in the Young Writers short story collection, Stranger Sagas: West Midlands Tales. 

    The students had to submit a horror story of no more than 100 words inspired by the Netflix TV series 'Stranger Things'.

    The writing workshop was organised and lead by Year 9 students participating in the Cloud 9 group this year.              

    I am very proud of the student leadership and impressive writing skills demonstrated by all.

    Well done!                                              Miss Stentoft, English Department

    If you would like to read their chilling tales, look out for a copy of the book in the library soon!

    The students involved were:

    Mahisha Khatun, Dharam Sharma, Humaira Shakeel, Ojasvi Nag,          Aleena Asim, Riadeep Dhillon, Ryan Singh, Cassidy Woolaston, Maylee Jeffs, Akeel Jawfer, Nathan Jones, Kavita Sidhu, Solomon Boateng, Nikisha Parekh, Kai O'Neill-de-Smet and Ellen Boakye

     

     

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  • Year 7 Students Qualify for the Coventry Athletics Finals!

    Published 07/06/18

    Congratulations to the following students who have all qualified for the Coventry Schools Athletics finals on June 27th.

    The pupils put in some excellent individual performances and finished in the top 8 of each of their events.

    A special mention to the following pupils who qualified 1st in their event;

    Scarlett Moody - Shot Putt

    Rusciano Thomas -Riley - 150m

    Boys 4 x 100m relay team 

    Good luck in the finals!                                      

                                                                                 Mr Garlick, P.E Department

     

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  • New FROG App Launch - Free Prize Draw for Brand New iPad!

    Published 04/05/18

    Frog App & free prize draw!

    Image result for frog educationWe are delighted to be able to launch the Frog app for Apple and Android. Please search “MyFrog” in the App Store or Google Play, or scan the codes below. Your login details for this are the same as for the main site, and the app is suitable for both students and parents.

    A flyer is in the attachment below on how to use the app. Download the app now!

    Apple:                                     Android:   

    Well done to those of you who have already logged into Frog parent – you have been entered into our free prize draw to win an iPad. The closing date has now been extended to Friday 18th May, due to high demand for logging in, so there is still time to enter. You will be automatically entered into the draw when you successfully log-in to Frog Parent, either at the main website https://pks-portal.pks.coventry.sch.uk/app/os or through the app.

    All parents who have logged in by 3pm on Friday 18th May will be entered into a free prize draw, where one lucky parent will win an iPad!

    You should have received your username on a letter handed to your son/daughter last term, and you should have received your password through the post. If you have not received either of these pieces of information, please contact the school immediately at datacollection@pks.coventry.sch.uk

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  • SSAT Accreditation for our Transforming Teaching Practice

    Published 02/05/18

    President Kennedy School has achieved accreditation for transforming practice under SSAT's Framework for Exceptional Education.  This means that President Kennedy School met the highest standards of the SSAT Framework for Exceptional Education and that our teaching and learning practice has been judged to be amongst the most effective approaches nationally.

    To achieve an accreditation as transforming in practice, many aspects of teaching and learning at President Kennedy School were reviewed by another high-performing school and an independent moderator from SSAT. Aspects reviewed included The Bridge, student progress, how the school reviews and improves its practice and our highly progressive approach to developing teachers as professionals. SSAT's Chief Executive, Sue Williamson said "for a school to be accredited for transforming practice is a real credit to their team and the quality of the work that they are doing."

    Naturally, we are all very proud to have been awarded the accreditation by the SSAT and are looking forward to attending an Education Outcomes Event to collect our certificate later this year.

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  • Winners: Our Coventry Netball Champions!

    Published 19/04/18

    Congratulations to our U12 netball team who have been crowned Coventry Champions!

    The team played their final league game of the season against Cardinal Wiseman School knowing that securing a win here would result in pipping West Coventry Academy to the top of the league table and being crowned City champions. Despite the immense pressure, the U12s remained cool, calm and collected and ended the first quarter with a     3-1 lead.

     

    By the end of the third quarter, Cardinal Wiseman had begun to put on the pressure, clawing the score back to a marginal lead of just 7-5. However, the U12s continued to press and the final quarter finished 10-6 to President    Kennedy School.  Beating 9 out of the 10 teams involved in the league over the course of the season has resulted in our U12s being crowned Coventry City champions for the first time ever in our school's history! Huge          congratulations to all of the players who have worked so hard this season to secure the league title, your determination and grit really has paid off.

                                                         

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  • FROG is now LIVE!

    Published 16/02/18

    Following the launch of our brand new and innovative Virtual Learning Environment, Frog, to students in late November, we are now delighted to announce that your Parent site is now live.

    There is a wealth of information, resources and links on this new site. As well as accessing the increasingly wide range of learning resources the students already have access to, you will be able to track their achievement, attendance and behaviour.

    You will also be able to track students’ homework assignments online and follow links to key information on how we – school and home – can continue to work together to maximise the learning of every student.

    We are adding more content and functionality all the time, so keep your eye on the website and newsletter for future developments. Your child will be given a letter with your username and you will receive a  letter through the post with your password and further details of how to login, so get online now at https://pks-portal.pks.coventry.sch.uk or by scanning this QR code with your smartphone/tablet camera.

    Mr Wood, Assistant Headteacher

     

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  • Our Outstanding Results Shine in School Performance Tables

    Published 28/01/18

    President Kennedy School's academic results shone out in the School Performance Tables published on 24th January 2018. President Kennedy School achieved the only 'well above average' ranking in Coventry, which means that the academic progress our students make across the curriculum between Year 7 and GCSE is within the top 5% of all schools nationally. Indeed, the school's outstanding Progress 8 measure of 0.68 means that our students' performance at GCSE places the school within the top 1 or 2% nationally. Congratulations to all our staff and students for your hard work and commitment to building brighter futures right here in our community. To view the Performance Tables please click here.

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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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  • 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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