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  • President Kennedy School Win Coventry Schools Rugby Festival!

    Published 30/03/23

    On Tuesday night, the Year 8 rugby team took part in the end of season Coventry Schools Rugby Festival. 

    This consisted five other schools in who all played each other in a league format. President Kennedy School beat Barrs Hill, Stoke Park, Coundon Court and Finham Park to set up a winner takes all game vs Bablake and King Henry VIII Schools. 
    This proved to be a close and exciting game with BKHS scoring first, before President Kennedy School went into the lead only for BKHS to tie level. As the game entered the dying seconds President Kennedy School broke from their own half and some excellent support play led to the winning try and jubilant celebrations by the Year 8 boys. 

    Well done to all the boys who have played this year. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mr Garlick, P.E Department

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  • Students Play in a Symphony Orchestra

    Published 30/03/23

    A group of Year 7, 8 and 9 students had an exciting opportunity to develop their instrumental, orchestral ensemble and music making skills during their visit the Midlands Art Centre (MAC).

    The event was led by the "National Orchestra For All" whose programme is about giving young people an opportunity to rehearse and play in a symphony orchestra.
    I would like to thank all students involved; you were so engaged, focused, thoughtful, polite... not to mention passionate in your playing! The NOFA team said that they were genuinely blown away by the positive attitude they arrived with, and maintained, throughout an intense but rewarding day. Well done!                                                        
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  • Cover Supervisor Vacancy

    Published 27/03/23

    To find out more and to apply for this role, please click here

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  • President Kennedy Schools Wins First Prize

    Published 22/03/23

    On Tuesday, three students from Year 8 and 9 were invited to a special event at the University of Warwick; this was in recognition of their hard work participating in the after school English club Transformations. 

    Run by the university, the club was based around the theme of 'Voices' in which the students discussed socio-political issues such as the climate crisis, prejudice and identity. At the end of the programme, all students were invited to submit a creative response - either a speech, poem, story or piece of art work - based on their learning. The three school finalists were Ritik (Year 9), Shante and Dheeraj (both Year 8). 
    When we arrived on campus, we were given a tour of the facilities including state of the art technology, the newly opened Faculty of Arts Building and the library. Next, we had a poetry master class with Nicola Hamer and an awards ceremony for the school and competition finalists.

    We were thrilled to learn that out of the ten schools in the competition and with over ninety entries, Dheeraj was the overall winner for the city! Emma Mason, the head of English at the University of Warwick, spoke passionately about how moving she found Dheeraj's poem, praising his creativity, insight and compassion. 

    I was so impressed by the mature and insightful questions our students were asking the university ambassadors, as well as their excellent behaviour throughout the day. As always, they did the school proud! Thank you to all of the students who participated in Transformations this year.                                                                                                                                                  Miss Stentoff, Teacher of English

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  • Macbeth Performance in School

    Published 16/03/23

    Students in Year 11 had the opportunity to watch a production of Macbeth performed for them in the school hall. It was a wonderful experience, which allowed them to consolidate their study of the play, as well as enjoying the text as Shakespeare intended – aloud! 

    The production was a small team of three actors who used costumes, voice and gestures to play a variety of characters, all while still staying faithful to the text. 

    Many Year 11 students commented that hearing the key quotations in the context of each scene really helped them to understand the impact and meanings intended by the author. 

    After the performance, the actors were kind enough to run a Q&A session where they shared more fascinating insights into the psychology of the characters, contextual links and their own personal interpretations of key scenes. Altogether, it was a great afternoon!                              
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  • Trees for President Kennedy School

    Published 13/03/23

    President Kennedy School was delighted to welcome colleagues from Hays Education and national charity Trees for Cities to work with selected Bridge and Gateway students to plant a number of trees on the school site as part of the Trees for Schools initiative.

    Trees for Schools is a Trees for Cities programme, which aims to transform urban school grounds into leafy green oases for both the children of today and for future generations. Their award-winning work in schools is delivery-focused and involves transforming school grounds into greener and healthier places to be. They specialise in innovative design, high-quality planting and landscaping, and inclusive engagement of the school community. Working in partnership with children and schools, they create Healthy Playgrounds; urban playgrounds are reimagined and redesigned; with the introduction of trees, forest gardens, food-growing, outside classrooms, woodland play areas, mini-forests and wildlife habitats. Tarmac playgrounds are transformed into natural green environments that are adapted to the changing climate, enabling creative education and connecting children to nature, supporting their mental health and well-being.

    Trees for Cities colleagues were joined by the Hays UK Head of Sustainability, Karen Young, who is working with the President Kennedy School Eco-Council on a challenge to make the school more sustainable over the next 12 months.  Hays Regional colleagues and Rob Bromfield, the school gardener, supported the students in planting a number of young trees within an area of the school identified for 're-wilding' by the Eco-Council and within the Echo Eternal Curriculum Garden featured recently on the BBC 'One Show'.

    The students learnt a great deal about the planting season and care of the trees from Caitlin and Tom from Trees for Cities, who were incredibly impressed with the students' knowledge and engagement, as were Karen, Michelle and Sharni from Hays.

    It is hoped that the relationship with Trees for Cities will continue, and Karen Young will be returning in the Summer Term to assess the progress of the trees and deliver workshops with Year 12 students on 'Ethical Sustainability' as part of their 'Human Dilemma' Ethics Conference in July.

     Mr Mort, Director of the Futures Teaching Alliance

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  • Physics Olympiad

    Published 28/02/23

    2023 has started with celebrations here at President Kennedy School with our Year 13 Physicists achieving success in one of the most challenging Physics competitions in the world - The British Physics Olympiad (BPhO). 

    The BPhO shows a profound depth of development and skill in Physics along with a determination to solve hard physics problems. 

    This paper is a challenge and is not an A Level replica. It is a very tall ladder of skill, ability and preparedness, which students climb until they grind to a halt.

    We are thrilled to announce the results of our Year 13 entries:

    Matthew Taylor achieved Silver. Ismail Rafique achieved Bronze I and Eren Geridonmez acheived Bronze II. Shifa Zaheer and Yusuf Kusum achieved Commendation. 

    Well done to all that took part! 

    Mr Green, Leader of KS5 Science

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  • Coventry Youth Speaks Competition

    Published 28/02/23

    Congratulations to our Year 12 Public Speaking team who claimed first place at the Coventry Youth Speaks competition beating 7 other Coventry schools. Esha Sandhu, Harman Aujla and Harveen Kaur debated the topic, "The jury system is fundamentally flawed in reaching a just verdict". Their 15 minute presentation was flawless throughout and had the audience at Sidney Stringer school transfixed. Well done girls and they can now look forward to the next round with confidence.
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  • Music Showcase

    Published 14/02/23

    On Tuesday night President Kennedy School held it's first Music Showcase since 2019. Students across all years showcased their talent; starting with a Year 7 Samba percussion piece, followed by a variety of modern pop classics including Nirvana and Amy Winehouse, to a jazz ensemble and classical pieces. All students have worked incredibly hard to get to this point - some had only started playing their chosen instruments at the beginning of the year! 

    The music department would like to thank every student and member of staff involved in the Music Showcase for their hard work and commitment. The event was received with rapturous applause, the performances were truly inspirational!
    A wonderful evening from our talented musicians. Thank you!                                                         

    Mr Channer, Leader of Music

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  • Teacher of MFL (French or German)

    Published 14/02/23

    For more information and to apply, please click here.

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  • Safer Internet Day 2023 - Tuesday 7th February

    Published 06/02/23

    Safer Internet Day 2023

    Safer Internet Day 2023 is on the 7th of February 2023, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations. about life online’. 

    Top Tips for Parents and Carers

    This Safer Internet Day make space for….

    Make space for regular conversations about life online

    Talk openly and frequently about what you are doing online and encourage your child to do the same. Talk about the positive experiences you can have online, share what you have done when you have come across content you did not want to, and how you dealt with the situation.

    Make space for enjoying and exploring the online world together!

    Play games, watch videos, and express an interest in your child’s online life. Celebrate all the opportunities that technology has to offer and show them what a great space the internet can be when used responsibly.

    Make space for working as a family to agree expectations for going online

    Talk to your family about the role technology plays in your lives. Establish rules and expectations that encourage meaningful use of technology, in the same way you set boundaries in other areas of your children’s lives. It’s important to review these regularly and adapt them for each member of your family.

    Make space for learning about the apps, games and websites your child is using

    There are lots of tools and guides to support you with keeping your child safe on whatever apps, games and websites they are using. Research age ratings, privacy settings, and safety features (like the block and report button) so that you are best placed to help your child should anything go wrong.

    Make space for supporting and reassuring your child if things go wrong

    Remind your child they can talk to you about anything. If something goes wrong, listen and respond with reassurance and kindness and stay calm. Work with your child to find solutions to the problem, perhaps by using the block and report tools or seeking advice from school or organisations such as internetmatters.

    Mr R. Beattie

    Designated Safeguarding Lead

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  • Teacher of English Vacancy

    Published 06/02/23

    For more information and apply, please click

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