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  • Welcome Year 7!

    Published 16/09/19

    I am delighted to say that Year 7 have made an incredibly impressive start in The Bridge. They have demonstrated great resilience and maturity which is a wonderful start to the fantastic year ahead.

    On the first day, the students had a tour of the school and had their first secondary school photo taken, which parents can purchase online. https://schools.lafayettephotography.com

    I am so proud to see our Year 7s wear their uniform with such pride. We have already identified some incredible rugby players who will be working with Mr Garlick to prepare for competitions in the city, and Mrs Arnett was very impressed by our up and coming thespians who will be performing 'Othello' in November. I am very excited about what this term will bring.

    Congratulations to all of Year 7 students who have made a truly positive and successful start to their time at President Kennedy School.

    Director of The Bridge, Mrs Alexander-Weller

     

     

      

     

     

     

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  • Open Evening - Tuesday 24th September 2019

    Published 09/09/19

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  • High School Musical - Students Receive a Standing Ovation

    Published 05/09/19

    The students of President Kennedy school took to the stage at the Albany theatre on Thursday 18th July to perform the Disney hit - High school Musical.

    The production was full of high impact energy, fast choreography and outstanding vocals.

    The whole cast filled the stage with enjoyment and the audience were blown away by the youngsters talent!

    The students yet again, received a standing ovation!

    Back stage the atmosphere was electric and students showed professionalism and support for one another.

    Another fantastic, successful production!

    Well done all, we're all extremely proud.

      

      

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • GCSE Results Day - Students Achieve Top Grades

    Published 22/08/19

     

    Students and staff at President Kennedy School are celebrating after an excellent set of results in this summer’s GCSE examinations.

    President Kennedy School has seen standards rise across most academic subjects with Maths and Science in particular performing extremely well. Students have performed above national thresholds in key subjects such as English, Maths and Science.

    There have also been some exceptional individual performances with a significant number of our students attaining grades equivalent to A/A* or above (grade 9) in all or nearly all of their subjects. This performance has been against a background significantly tougher exams.

    Student Molly Wilson gained grade 9 in eight subjects and an A* in Further Maths, Amelia Bassnett achieved an A* in Further Maths, six 9s and two 8s and Amber Nazir secured four 9s and four 8s

    This talented cohort of young people have made brilliant progress and these results provide an excellent start to sixth form studies, employment and brighter futures.

    Head Mr Clayton adds -

    “It’s been fantastic to see so many parents sharing the good news today and to be involved in the planning of the next chapter in their lives.

     We look forward to welcoming the vast majority of our students back to Post 16 in September”

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  • A Level Results - Record number of A* A for President Kennedy School Students

    Published 15/08/19

    President Kennedy School students are celebrating excellent A level results showing a record number of A* and A grades.

     

     

    20% of students achieved A* A and 100% of students are placed at universities of their choice.

    Delighted on opening his results, Josh Capewell achieved an astonishing four A*s in Biology, Chemistry, Maths, EPQ and an A in Physics. He will be studying Physics and Astronomy at Durham University.

    Josh, pictured on the right.

    Kim Pfahler, heading to Lancaster University to study Geography, is unsurprisingly, "really happy" with her results. She achieved an A in Geography, Philosophy & Ethics and English Literature and a B in both History and EPQ.

    Kim, pictured in centre

    Student Maryam Qutbuddin gained three A grades in English Literature, History and Psychology and will be going to University College London to study History, Politics and Economics.

    Equally astonishing were the achievements of Milosz Waszak.

    With an A* in Maths, and in Further Maths as well as an A in Computer Science, he will be studying Computer Science at the University of Birmingham.

    Milosz

     

    Students felt good to know their hard work had finally paid off and felt excited about embarking on the next chapter in their lives.

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  • High School Musical at The Albany Theatre - Thursday 18th July

    Published 02/07/19

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  • Year 7 Football Team Win West Midlands Cup!

    Published 01/07/19

    The Year 7 football team completed a historic double on Saturday when they beat Bishop Ullathorne 2-1, to win the inaugural U12 West Midlands Cup, adding to the Coventry cup they had already won.

     

    President Kennedy School found themselves 1-0 down after 5 minutes and struggled to get into the game until a fabulous free kick from Daryl pulled the scores level.

    It was now all President Kennedy, and chance after chance was created before Michael Akata slotted home from the edge of the box. We continued to dominate, but couldn't find a third, which made for a nervy final few minutes, before scenes of jubilation at the final whistle.

    Well done to all the boys for a fantastic season.

    Mr Garlick, P.E Department

     

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  • Sir David Attenborough Congratulates Year 8 Students!

    Published 01/07/19

    Some excellent news in Year 8 Geography with my last project group.

    At the end of the last rotation, the group wrote a letter to David Attenborough to explain everything they had been taught in the Anthropocene topic and how shocked they were at some of the human impacts on the natural world.

    I posted the letter to David Attenborough and was thrilled to see a response!

    Miss Kirby, Geography Department

     

     

     

     

     

                                                 

     

     

     

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  • The Sherbourne Fields History Project June 17th - 19th 2019

    Published 01/07/19

    It was a "Tudors" theme this year at Sherbourne Fields Special School as the annual History Project arrived.

    In brightly coloured period costume, eighteen of our Year 9 students arrived with an array of props and ideas ready to deliver. The result was great fun! For three days we helped to inform, entertain and educate Key stage 3 students at Sherbourne Fields.

    This was the 14th year of a project which continues to go from strength to strength. For the students at Sherbourne Fields; by their nature, a small group, there is always something special about new groups of young people who visit and support them. They thrive on the spirit and energy of President Kennedy students. For our own students there was a different sort of challenge; finding the confidence, ideas and personality to appreciate the individual needs of a wider society and help them participate and enjoy learning.

    This does not come without great effort and preparation. The group worked extremely hard in the weeks before the project to prepare stories and resources to help the young people they were waiting to meet. The team gave up lots of their own time to engage with this process; they built a Spanish Armada, a secret code, images and voices of the multiple wives of Henry VIII and a huge circumnavigation of the globe snakes and ladders game.

    Kitting themselves out in Tudor-style costume really helped to extend the learning of the Sherbourne Fields students, who rely so much on their sensory experiences at school. Our students successfully built on this to make them feel fully involved in stories about famous Tudors such as Elizabeth 1st and Sir Francis Drake.

    It was not just about stories though; there was also a time for music, thanks partly to Amy Cox and her ukulele, dance, cooking, artwork and sport. The week ended with a Tudor banquet with an array of entertainment and awards. It will, no doubt, provide lasting memories for all of those involved, as our somewhat emotional departure on the final afternoon should testify.

    Reflecting on the project afterwards, those involved saw a real value in this type of learning.

      

     

     

    Nida Mansoor wrote that "Visiting and taking part at Sherbourne was a really rewarding experience and it helped me grow in confidence. Additionally we all made friends and it gave us an understanding of how all students learn differently."

    Isma Nissa agreed with this adding "It was an amazing experience. I felt that all the children wanted to get to know us and befriend us."

    Dalton Perkins, who developed a particular love of Sherbourne’s "Soft Play" room, perhaps put it in its simplest form however, repeating several times over that it was "The best trip ever". His enjoyment was probably enhanced by the fact that it wasn’t really a trip at all and he was working all the time.

    The History department would like to extend its thanks to the team who worked so hard and all of those who helped by making props or assisting with costumes. The team were:

    Amy Cox, Eren Geridonmez, Harry Kavanagh, Nida Mansoor, Brooke Keogh, Dalton Perkins, Nikki Lazokova, William Tray, Isma Nissa, Roman Gill, Munirullah Bashardoust, Ryan Chand, Helena Saiju, Ola Dobrowolska, Holly Delaney, Matthew Taylor, Alyx Jenkins and Callum Ball.

    Mr Finney, History Department

     

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  • Year 7 Football Team Win Coventry Cup!

    Published 27/06/19

    Congratulations to the Year 7 football team who won the Coventry Cup with a 2-0 victory against Ernesford Grange on Tuesday night.

    Ernesford started the game well and were awarded a penalty after 10 minutes. Fabien produced a fantastic save which seemed to motivate the rest of the team.

    A goal from Rahim gave President Kennedy the lead which was soon doubled by Ethan, to put us in control.

    The final 10 minutes saw Ernesford pile on the pressure but the President Kennedy team stood strong to complete one half of what we hope will be a historic double with the West Midlands Cup final on Saturday. 

    Mr Garlick, P.E Department

     

     

     

     

     

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  • West Midlands Athletics Silver Medal Winner

    Published 27/06/19

    Congratulations to Rusciano in Year 8 who competed for West Midlands Athletics in the Mason Trophy on Saturday.

    Rusciano competed in the Junior Boys 200m, where he ran a personal best of 25.22s.

    He then ran in the 4 x 100m relay, where he claimed a Silver Medal, which is an excellent achievement.

    Mr Garlick, P.E. Department

     

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  • Enterprising Students Plan for Business

    Published 27/06/19

    Year 8 students Ruby Devey, Gugandeep Dhaliwal, Shujaa Khan, Callum Collins, Harley Sanderson, Anum Parekh, Nana Daffour, Aalyiyah Ansar,Harvenn Kaur, Tharshana Sureshkumar and Kyle Scalise spent a day at Royal Sun Alliance Insurance in Birmingham to learn about how banks finance small businesses and put together business plans for start-up businesses.

    The key enterprise skills students were focusing on were: Leadership, Presenting and Team Work. RSA Insurance is one of the world’s leading multi-national companies providing insurance and risk management for businesses and individuals across the globe.

    Before starting the business plans, students, in teams, had to consider careers in finance. To guide them, students had a tour of the office and an opportunity to interview RSA volunteers to discover the variety of job roles at RSA. 

    For the business plan, students had to outline their business idea, give two business goals and describe how they would use the start-up loan of £10000 to help achieve their original business goals. The business start-up ideas were a café, a delivery service, a shop aimed at teenagers and eco-friendly beauty products. 

     

     

    Students had to present their business plan to a panel of judges from RSA. They had to introduce their business and analyse how the first year went. Then they went on to discuss how they overcame any set back and finally discuss what skills they have learnt which are important to a start-up business.

    After a very difficult decision, the panel of judges awarded the café as the best business idea because:

    "The group developed as a team. They had progressed from being very quiet, to giving a very professional presentation. There was excellent evidence of research skills being used and the team also demonstrated good communication skills" D Hemming, Midland Regional Manager – Commercial Risk Solutions RSA Insurance 

    Aaliyah added "After going to RSA Insurance I have learnt that in business you have to negotiate and challenge ideas so that you can come up with a better plan. I enjoyed the trip, it was very helpful for when I study business at KS4.Thank you EE and everyone at RSA for making us feel welcome". 

    Mrs Petrak, Leader of Enterprise

     

     

     

     

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