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November 2022

  • Post 16 Select - APPLY NOW

    Published 23/11/22

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    Join our amazing P16 Select cohort and see why learning at our World Class School set's us apart from other sixth forms. Learn from the vast knowledge that our fantastic teachers have, all within a new, purpose-built building (at President Kennedy School).
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    The closing date for applications is Friday 2nd December 2022

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  • The Bridge Event - Higher Attainer Evening

    Published 21/11/22

    The parents of our Year 7 High Attainer students were invited to attend a parents evening on Wednesday 2nd November, alongside their child. This was an incredibly powerful evening that saw parents and their children come together in a classroom setting to learn and to approach a range of challenging activities, and to increase awareness of strategies that parents can use at home.

    The evening started with a presentation in the hall where parents were given an insight into the provision given to high attainer students both in the classroom and beyond the curriculum. Parents were then invited into classrooms within the Bridge, as part of a carousel, where they were given some challenging tasks to complete alongside their child, in three different and varied subject areas. In English, students were asked to verbally contribute to a number of talking points using sophisticated and formal language, using no banned words. In Science, students were invited to think critically about the use of fossil fuels and renewable energy. In History, students were exposed to a range of activities that would stretch and deepen their thinking through an array of historical sources.

    All students were incredibly engaged during this event, and it was a sheer joy to have parents back through our doors again! A huge thank you to all students in Year 7 and their parents who attended!' 

    Miss Tovey,Teacher of English

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  • Year 7 Perform 'The Tempest' at The Belgrade Theatre

    Published 21/11/22

    On Monday 7th November The cast of Year 7 The Tempest, performed at The Belgrade Theatre as part of the School Shakespeare Festival. They performed alongside two other schools and were fantastic! They experienced the speed needed in a technical and dress rehearsal and displayed their talents on performance night.  Feedback from Ffion, a professional Director and Producer was exceptional: " The cast of The Tempest worked brilliantly as an ensemble with some great ownership of their roles. The musical element helped create the 'magic' of the island. It should be noted that they were so professional and this outlook towards their performance helped turn the magical story into a mesmerising production by a focussed and committed company!

    Mrs Arnett, The Director said: 
    "They were a joy to work with. We only started to rehearse in late September and their enthusiasm was clear from the start. They even came in to rehearse during half-term holidays. I am really proud of all their efforts! Congratulations all!"

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  • Odd Socks Day

    Published 17/11/22

    This week, students across the whole school have engaged in an anti-bullying week as part of the national campaign through the Anti Bullying Alliance. The Anti Bullying Alliance aims to stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. Students have engaged in discussions during registration to raise awareness of anti-bullying and students have had a safe and open space to share and reflect on their feelings surrounding the issues of bullying. Students have also been exploring preventative strategies to support in promoting our culture at President Kennedy School that bullying will not be tolerated.

    To start this campaign, students and staff participated in 'Odd Socks Day' to do something positive to counter the hurt that bullying causes. We wanted to help spread the positive message that it’s always possible to reach out and ask for help if students are worried about bullying and celebrate what makes us all unique.                       
                                                                                              Ms Wright, Teacher of Psychology                

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