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November 2021

  • Shortlist for WCSQM School of the Year 2021 Revealed!

    Published 15/11/21

    World Class School Quality Mark are delighted to announce our shortlist for the World Class School Quality Mark School of the Year, sponsored by ClickView

    All of the schools in the network are World Class.  School of the Year exemplifies and role models what it means to be World Class with typicality and consistency. 

    Berkeley Academy, Hounslow primary

    Bluecoat Wollaton Academy, Nottingham secondary

    Bosworth Academy, Leicester secondary  

    Featherstone High School, Ealing secondary

    President Kennedy School, Coventry secondary

    St Albans Girls’ School, St Albans secondary

    The Ashley School, Lowestoft special

    Weatherhead High School, Wallasey secondary
    Schools that are shortlisted for School of the Year (in adherence with the charity’s mission statement) offer the best education to students in the UK develop the World Class skills, competencies and characteristics which students need to flourish in an emerging global economy give students the confidence to overcome socio-economic barriers to recognise and achieve their potential. 

    The schools’ students live the World Class vision.

    For secondary schools:
    We are #worldclass  learners and leaders with a commitment to achieving  the best for our community and our best in the work place, by acquiring a deep knowledge and understanding of our world

    For primary schools:  
    Because of who we are, what we feel and how we learn we are #worldclass.’

    In order to be eligible for shortlisting, the students from each school had to submit a video evidencing why they meet the shortlisting criteria.  

    The winner of the World Class School Quality Mark School of the Year All short-listed will be announced at the WCSQM Awards Ceremony 6th December, held at Oxford University’s Sheldonian Theatre by their sponsor ClickView.  

    Information on WCSQM

    WCSQM is a UK charity working to accredit the best non-selective state schools across the UK with the World Class quality mark accreditation. In order to achieve accreditation primary and secondary schools can subscribe to the WCSQM application, giving their entire cohort of students access to the WCSQM framework designed to help students develop and demonstrate World Class skills and characteristics across areas including learning, leadership, community and the workplace. 

    For more information, click here:

    WCSQM Awards Ceremony 6th December 2021

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  • World Class Schools' Quality Mark Essay Writing Competition

    Published 15/11/21

    After a victorious previous year for President Kennedy School in the World Class Schools’ Quality Mark Essay Writing Competition in 2020, the annual competition returned this July for our next cohort of students. 

    This writing competition gives World Class students the opportunity to challenge themselves with a piece of writing centred around an intellectually provocative theme that directly affects their lives. 

    This year, children's author Dan Freedman created the following essay title 'How much can motivation from parents, or the important adults in your life, help or hinder your success?'

    The role of parents, teachers and trusted adults in the lives of children is a big theme in Dan Freedman’s books. His latest novel, 'Unstoppable', revolves around the relationship of a father with his twins and explores the impact he has on their ultimate success, or lack thereof. 

    You can find this in our school library if you wish to read it!

    After months of enthusiasm and determination, the following students have produced personal, sophisticated, and perceptive responses to the essay question. It has been a pleasure to read them all!

    Firstly, I would like to say an enormous well done to the following students from Years 8, 9 and 10: Jessica Berry, Julia Puzio, Mithula Pushpamohan, Cordellia Akata and Michael Akata. All of you should be incredibly proud of the work that you have produced. 

    I can confirm that essays written by the following students from both Years 8 and 9 - Finlay Lomas, Abshara Piratheeban and Arya Bassi - were formally submitted in the hope that President Kennedy School will come out on top once more.

    World Class Students make World Class Schools!

                                                      Miss Tovey, Teacher of English

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  • School Closure: Monday 29th November 2021

    Published 15/11/21

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November 2021