Important Update - Reopening Information for Parents and Carers
Reopening Information for Parents and carers
Please click: Reopening Letter 2nd September 2020
Reopening Information for Parents and carers
Please click: Reopening Letter 2nd September 2020
Our new dedicated Open Evening website page will be our way of sharing as much information as possible with you and your child.
This webpage gives us the opportunity for you and your child to familiarise yourself with President Kennedy School in a virtual context. We hope that this will also give you some clarity about what to expect when your child starts secondary school.
This webpage and Prospectus (below) will also inform you of the range of outstanding learning and enrichment opportunities and highlights the outstanding ethos and expectations here at President Kennedy School.
We hope you will find this informative. Please do not hesitate to contact us at school with any queries.
We will be updating information over the next few weeks, so please do revisit this page.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our ‘Virtual’ Open Evening. 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.
On our new designated Open Evening website page, you will have the opportunity to listen to my welcome message to this year’s new and prospective Year 7 parents, where I outlined our approach for providing the very best education for your child. You will be introduced to a variety of staff from across the school and experience a virtual tour of our state-of-the-art school building. This tour was made by year 7 students as part of a STEM project. You can also read about our successful and outstanding exam performance at both A Level and GCSE. Finally, you will meet a number students from The Bridge and see for yourself why President Kennedy School is the school of first choice in our community.
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. From Tuesday 29th September you will have access to your ‘Open Evening Experience’ where you be able to watch a compilation video of the range of world class experiences President Kennedy School has to offer.
On Tuesday 29th 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.
At President Kennedy School we are passionate about Building Brighter Futures for each and every one of our students. We are delighted that our school is judged outstanding in all areas by Ofsted and was awarded World Class Schools status in 2016 and re-accredited in 2019. We continue to be oversubscribed for Year 7 and have a waiting list for places in The Bridge.
This year, the school has again achieved excellent examination results at A Level and GCSE and many of our students have secured their first choice of university, apprenticeship or Post 16 Select. In addition to academic achievement, you will, no doubt, be keen to learn about the additional opportunities we offer. On the website page you will see for yourself our wide variety of enrichment activities, including a comprehensive sports itinerary (involving professional coaches) and our ever popular Performing Arts programme (led by specialist staff) and how our state-of-the-art facilities in our building enhance these opportunities further.
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.
Mr N Clayton - Head Teacher
Please watch Arya in the video below explain how being in The Bridge will bring out the very best in you during your first year at President Kennedy School!
For all you need to know regarding President Kennedy School reopening in September, please click here.
Please click here for Safeguarding advice around children and the use of Social Media 15th July 2020
Please click for Latest Letter from the Headteacher 19th June 2020
Please click here for latest Risk Assessment for Covid-19
Please click for Covid-19 Safeguarding Policy
The DfE has warned that fraudsters are targeting parents of children eligible for free school meals. Families have received an email requesting their bank details, claiming this will enable their children to continue receiving meals through school closures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
DfE are urging parents to delete the scam email immediately.
Asthma UK published the following shielding advice yesterday for children with asthma:
"If you are, or your child is, taking:
· Any biologic therapy, also called a mAb (Xolair/omalizumab, Nucala/mepolizumab, Cinqaero/reslizumab, Fasenra/benralizumab)
· Steroid tablets or liquid every day
· Antibiotic tablets or liquid for asthma every week (e.g. azithromycin)
· A combination inhaler that also contains a long-acting bronchodilator (e.g. Seretide, Fostair, Symbicort) at a high daily steroid dose (see the list …..in the article)
· An inhaler with a high daily steroid dose (see the list….in the article) AND you are taking Montelukast
· You have been admitted to hospital for your asthma in the last 12 months
· You have ever been admitted to an intensive care unit for your asthma
Then you should follow the shielding advice which is set out in very helpful detail, including how to register for extra services from the government.”
Over the next few weeks children may be spending an increasing amount of time online and it is therefore important that they know how to keep themselves safe online.
To support this https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ will be sharing a series of age appropriate worksheets for parents to complete with children at home -
Please see attachment below of email sent out to parents/carers Friday 20th March 2020 regarding children who are eligible to attend school from Monday 23rd March 2020.
Please see attachment below regarding Free School Meal provision from Monday 23rd March 2020.
In light of government guidance, the school is reducing face to face contact with staff and is encouraging parents and visitors not to come into school. If you need to contact a member of staff, please telephone the school in the first instance or email our reception team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.
President Kennedy School.
For the latest work please click here:
The above link is now updated for the w/c Monday 13th July 2020.
(Please look for your specific college tab at the bottom of that page)
The school has developed the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page to support parents and carers during the school closure.
These will be updated regularly as more information becomes available from the Government. A summary of the most recent updates are shown below.
We would ask you to please review these FAQs before considering contacting the school.
Last updated: TBA
Government launches Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp
A new Coronavirus Whatsapp Information Service has been launched allowing people to get answers to the most common questions about coronavirus direct from government.
To use the free GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.
Follow this link for further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-launches-coronavirus-information-service-on-whatsapp
The following link can be used to obtain the latest updates from DfE and also contains additional information on travel:
Although many students have not been in school, a number of Year 10 and Post 16
students have managed to continue to work towards their Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
When the country went into lock-down, the awards body changed some of the guidelines to allow students to do their volunteering from home helping family members. Students could also change their chosen activity as many times as they
wished. This has meant that students which had been helping out in school with after school clubs, could then continue their service at home.
If a student managed to complete all of their 'Volunteering, Physical and Skill Service', they will now gain a ‘Certificate of Achievement’ which is sent directly to the student.
Students that have already gained this certificate during the lockdown period are Harman Aujla, Lucy Dillion-Gray, John-William Hinde and Myah Saghir from Year 10. A number of other students are also very close to acquiring this new award.
A big well done to all students that have continued to work towards their DofE award.
Miss Kirkham, Leader in Charge of the Duke Of Edinburgh Award
This was the assembly given by the Director of The Bridge, Mrs Alexander-Weller, for the Year 6 students coming into Year 7 this September.
Year 11 students have been celebrating terrific and well deserved GCSE results today. Congratulations to all for their hard work and dedication over the last two years; we look forward to working again with those staying on at school from September and wish those leaving us for pastures new all the best for the future.
Mr Clayton, Headteacher
Students and staff at President Kennedy School are celebrating A level results which have ensured students 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.
Just A Few of This Year's Individual Success Stories
Mimi Avworo will be attending Imperial College London to study Physics with a year abroad.
Navpreet Bains is off to University of Warwick and will be studying Sociology and Criminology.
Shereen Musawi is going to King's College London, University of London to study Business Management.
Zohaib Malik will be moving on to the University of Warwick to practice Law.
Isha Patel will be attending London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London to study Economic History with Economics.
Leah Willock is going to the University of Manchester to study Ancient History and Archaeology.
Melicka Ghafouri will be attending UCL (University College London) to study Economics
James Lee-Jones will be moving on to Imperial College London to study Mathematics and Computer Science
President Kennedy School has once again as one of Coventry's top performing schools.
Scoring 5 star performance for academic progress, we continue to go from strength to strength!
SENDIASS VIRTUAL COFFEE MORNING ON THE 17th JULY
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