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  • Year 11 PGL Revision Weekend

    Published 12/02/20

    Last weekend Ms Yafai, Ms Fretter and Mr Wood took thirty    Year 11 students to Claythorpe Court PGL Centre in Lincolnshire for an adventure and revision retreat. 

    Alongside Maths and English revision sessions, students enjoyed activities including Aeroball, climbing, a giant swing, as well as a hugely competitive dodgeball tournament. 


    The students also employed their orienteering strategies in a (very cold) game of Ambush. Following a controversial tiebreaker of rock/paper/scissors, Mr Wood’s team clawed back a credible draw on the scoreboard, but all agreed it was a moral victory.


    As always, our students were a credit to the school and were praised by the staff at the centre for their engagement and enthusiasm. The students were particularly engaged in the GCSE revision sessions interspersed with the activities, further demonstrating their commitment and determination to succeed this summer. Several students made a point of saying how ‘delighted’ and ‘thrilled’ they were to be part of the trip.   

                                                                      Mr Wood, Assistant Headteacher

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  • Mr Barton Maths Conference

    Published 12/02/20

    On Friday 31st January, President Kennedy School was the venue for a one day conference, bringing together over 80 maths teachers from across the Midlands and The Futures Trust.


    President Kennedy Teaching School Alliance and ABBC Maths at Parkgate Primary hosted Craig Barton, Maths Teacher, TES advisor and author of the book "How I wish I'd Taught Maths", who delivered workshops on Worked Examples and Formative Assessment as part of this fantastic maths CPD day.

    Feedback from the event was very positive with delegates commenting that the information presented was "extremely useful in moving forward in my classroom teaching" and "the mathematical presentation was clear and easy to link in with".


    The work focused on the best methods to enable students to have more opportunities within lessons, to discover maths for themselves and try to reach outcomes, rather than being told what they were aiming to achieve from the outset.

    You can follow Craig Barton and President Kennedy Teaching School Alliance on twitter @mrbartonmaths and @PresKenTSA


    May Sly,Teaching School Manager

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  • Get Into Teaching - Experience Day Wednesday 29th January

    Published 27/01/20

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  • Future Market Traders

    Published 27/01/20

    "90% of employers focus above all on the attitudes and aptitude that will enable graduates to be effective in the workplace".

    Education and Skills - CBI 2017.

    Bearing this in mind, all Year 8 students had the opportunity to develop their essential soft skills effectively by making decisions about how to spend a client’s money as a Stock Market Trader. Students had to consider and learn about the world of finance/trading and the skills of team work, problem solving and listening needed to succeed

    Working in teams with Skills Builder, students had to invest £25000 for their client, Dr Taylor, on the stock market.
    Dr Taylor wanted her stock broker to make her as much money as possible in just one day of trading.

    The stock market proved to be very jittery and share prices fell as well as rose in price as confidence in the markets changed. However, most teams were very successful and made a profit. One team nearly made over £1 Million profit in one day!

    Nikita Ryan said “During this experience I have learned multiple skills, such as active listening and problem solving. 
    I enjoyed spending the afternoon being a stock market trader. My interest of becoming a stock market trader has increased due to this session. Thank you Skills Builder Alison and Richard for coming into my school.


     Mrs Petrak, Leader of Enterprise

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  • World Class Schools Student Achievement Awards

    Published 22/01/20


    World Class Schools Quality Mark (WCSQM) has named the latest group of schools to have been awarded the status of World Class, as part of the annual WCSQM Awards Ceremony, hosted by Cambridge University at Lady Mitchell Hall. The Awards Ceremony celebrates accrediting schools, as well as individual students from World Class schools UK wide, in recognition of their outstanding achievements in 2019.
    Now in its sixth year of accreditation, WCSQM has awarded the mark to a further 17 non-selective state secondary schools and seven primary schools, from around the country. All of the new schools have demonstrated that their students are truly World Class through their successful participation in the rigorous assessment process. 
    WCSQM assessment requires schools to demonstrate that their students are capable of compiling comprehensive evidence in support of their application. All applicant schools must exceed a challenging threshold in their Key Stage 2 or 4 performance before being invited to apply. Their students must then develop a compelling case for accreditation through detailed auditing of their school's capabilities, video submissions in support of their application, and participating in an assessment centre event, at which their performances are measured against a challenging framework. 
    WCSQM is a charity created for and driven by World Class students. Our assessment process is very much student led and student centric, and this year we were once again amazed by the tenacity, drive and work-readiness exhibited by the students of these applicant schools. They were a credit to their schools and a testament to the truly World Class education provision they offer.Miranda Perry, Director of WCSQM.

    The Awards Ceremony saw World Class school leaders, staff, students and their parents from across the country come together to enjoy an afternoon of talks and workshops including an essay writing workshop led by Cambridge University’s Faculty of English lecturer Phil Knox, a talk on Cambridge admissions by Dr Glen Rangwala, Director of Admissions Trinity College Cambridge,  and presentations from World Class alumni students, World Class school leaders and the event sponsor, DPR, giving students and staff the opportunity to try their award-winning Dynamic Progress Reporting system. The sessions preceded an evening of prize giving, accompanied by performances from talented World Class students and a keynote talk from the event’s host, Dr Phil Knox. As well as awarding this year’s accrediting schools, there were awards across a number of categories recognising students’ World Class achievements in 2019, including the essay writing competition and individual student achievement award.


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  • Get Into Teaching - Open Evening Thursday 16th January

    Published 14/01/20

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  • What's Your Greatest Show?

    Published 19/12/19
    President Kennedy School’s Performing Art Showcase 'What's Your Greatest Show' was a huge hit.  Appreciative parents, carers and friends who filled the school hall were treated to an evening of fantastic acting, singing and
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  • President Kennedy School Students Bring Christmas Cheer to the Community

    Published 19/12/19

    Once again this year, Post 16 students proudly took to the streets of Holbrooks with Santa and his sleigh to raise money for Rotary, Myton Hospice, Air Ambulance and many other local charities.

    In very low temperatures last Friday evening, thirty Post 16 students brought Christmas cheer to the local community and raised an outstanding £815.02! 

    Students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and kept smiling throughout the cold evening. We are very proud of all of the students and we want to take this opportunity to thank them for their efforts.

    Mrs Wright, Leader of Psychology and 
    Progress Leader of Post 16

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  • President Kennedy School Students Perform at SSAT Conference

    Published 17/12/19

    Last Wednesday, President Kennedy School students had the fantastic opportunity to perform in front of hundreds of school leaders from across the country at the SSAT Conference held at the ICC, Birmingham. 
    The students had been informed that their application to perform at the opening of this years conference had been successful 
    '...against a very strong and competitive process'. Their hard work and professionalism was greatly received by those who attended the conference.

    Sarah Murphy – Project Manager for Student Input and the SSAT National Conference team said the following:

    The SSAT National Conference is a flagship event bringing together school leaders and teachers from around the country to hear from inspirational speakers and share practice through practical workshops. 
    This year’s conference was a key milestone in SSAT’s campaign for deep social justice and brought together over 700 colleagues to celebrate and share the transformational work already happening in schools to remove barriers to learning; and go even deeper to collectively enact real societal change.

    We were delighted to welcome students from President Kennedy School to open the conference with their highly impactful performance. The students conducted themselves with great professionalism and delivered a stunning piece of work. The piece that the students had created really captured the themes of the conference and, combined with the energy and dynamism they put into the performance, it was a fantastic way to begin the day and set the tone for the programme ahead. 

    We would like to extend a huge thank you to the students, and the staff that supported them, for all their hard work.




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  • Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch

    Published 17/12/19

    Our annual Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch took place on Wednesday 11th December. Around fifty guests turned up and were treated to a full turkey dinner served by Year 9 and Post 16 students. 

    Our hosts for the day were Daniel Cobbett (Deputy Head Boy) and Frederico Romba-Martins.
    Guests were entertained by our fabulous President Kennedy School singers who sang a selection of carols. 
    Lunch finished with a game of bingo and a prize raffle.

    Everyone had a great time and hope to see them again next year.




    Mr Finlayson, Leader of Enrichment

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  • Rotary Club Festival of Trees

    Published 09/12/19

    President Kennedy School has once again entered the 'Rotary Club Festival of Trees' competition with entries from Years 7, 8, and Post 16. 

    The theme of the trees this year were, 'Disney', 'Mindfulness', 'Diversity' and 'The Snowman'. The trees will be on display in Holy Trinity Church in the city centre over the festive period, along with many other trees from schools and businesses across Coventry. 

    The ideas for the trees came from our respective College Councils. The winning tree will be announced shortly after Christmas. 
                                                                  Mr Finlayson, Leader of Enrichment





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