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June 2019

  • 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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  • Parent/Carer Survey - Your Opinion Matters! Extended until Monday 30th June 2019.

    Published 20/06/19

    Improving President Kennedy School

    Dear Parents and Carers

    Please may I ask for your help in improving President Kennedy School?

    We are constantly trying to improve the education we offer the students of our school and are now at a stage in the school year where we need you to tell us how well you think we are doing and how we can improve the things that are important to you.

    I would be grateful if you could please spare some time to fill in the questionnaire and tell us what you think.

    The website address for your browser bar is as follows - please note the password is case sensitive.

    Link to parent/carer login:

    Parent/carer password: PKSP9961

    The survey has been extended and will be available for you to complete until the 30th June 2019.

    By completing the questionnaire, you will be telling us how you think we should be spending our time and resources, to make our school the best it can be for your son or daughter.

    Each completed questionnaire is vital in finding out what parents think. If you have more than one child at President Kennedy School, please complete the questionnaire for each of them. Your answers will be treated in the strictest confidence and will make a real difference to how we run the school and plan for the future.

    Thank you for your continued support.

    Yours sincerely,

    N Clayton Headteacher

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  • Year 12 D of E Silver Expedition

    Published 19/06/19

    While most took cover from the rain of last weekend six Year 12 students embraced the challenge of the Derbyshire countryside and completed their silver DofE Expedition.

    The students started on Friday morning from Ilam Hall with little break from the rain all day and had a late finish at the campsite. Although the rain held off overnight, it had started again by the next morning. As a result, they packed up their wet tents and started their second days walk.

    Managing to find shelter in an old building for lunch was little relief, but the persistent rain did not dampen spirits and they all remained motivated to complete the challenges.

    The boys took great delight at the first sunshine of the weekend when they entered camp on Saturday night and were resourceful enough to use a tree to dry their wet clothes.

    Sunday morning started with an early alarm call by the donkeys in the neighbouring field. With the sun out all students were packed up and ready to start walking at 9:10am.

    Part of the route went along the Tissington trail and then across the fields to finish in the lovely village of Hartington.

    Well done to all involved!

                                                  DofE Leaders: Miss Kirkham and Mr Beattie




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  • Students visit Sir Jonathan North College for World Class Schools Reaccreditation

    Published 03/06/19

    On Wednesday 15th May, Harry Gilsenan, Isha Patel and Caidie Samra travelled to Sir Jonathan North College (SJN) with Mrs Sly to film their school for the World Class Schools (WCS) reaccreditation bid.

    The students had to film everyday life at SJN and showcase how they are a World Class School.

    Students from SJN had previously visited President Kennedy School on Wednesday 10th April to film our school. The visit was a success, with the students showing PRIDE in how they conducted themselves.


    Mrs Sly had this to say about the day:

    "As expected, the students were fantastic today. They have been extremely professional and also creative in their work. They dealt with some technological issues with cool heads and have said they are pleased with what they have captured.

    It has been a pleasure to have accompanied them today and Sir Johnathan North were very welcoming too, all students and staff we met were polite, friendly and accomodating."

    A special thank you to Zohaib Malik, Reyna Sandhar, James Lee Jones, Eesha Gupta, Mya Birdee, Gracie Rolinson, Maddie Birch, Millanpreet Grewel, Zayn Hassan and Ms Von Rabenau who supported with preparing for both of the days.

    Also to staff in the Bridge and Art department, Mrs Bamrolia-Timms who lent equipment for the day and to our ICT technicians who supported (and continue to support) the students with the technical side of the project.

                                                       Mr Ratcliffe, Teacher of Science and STEM

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  • Netball Champions!

    Published 03/06/19

    This netball season saw tremendous commitment and effort from all teams. All squad players trained extremely hard on Mondays after school, Tuesday lunch times and even before school on Friday mornings! All players worked exceptionally well during training and displayed significant progression in their skills and level of play.

    By the end of the season both Year 7 and Year 8 netball teams were on fire! After countless interceptions, effortless shots and commendable teamwork, Year 7 only lost 1 out of 7 games and Year 8 remained undefeated throughout the whole of their league!

    We are so proud of what the girls have achieved and we are now excited to announce that both year groups are now 2019 league winners! Well done all!                                     

                                                                           Miss Truman, P.E Department


                      Year 7 Winners                                   Year 8 Winners


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June 2019