Message from the Principal
Tolerance and understanding
In light of the terrible events both in Manchester and London, I wish to commend staff and students in not only respecting the minute silences, but also for the way in which they have understood that the perpetrators of these horrible and unjustified crimes are inhumane and should not be associated with a particular religion or creed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those affected.
Proposal to Change the April Training day to December 1 2017
I wish to move the April 2018 training day forward from Monday 16 April to Friday 1 December 2017. Please could you advise if this change in the training date would adversely affect your family. Any concerns should be directed to Mrs Ware via her email address firstname.lastname@example.org. This consultation will last until the end of the month.
Mayor’s Afternoon Tea event June 22
It is an honour to have a group of Ken Stimpson students to attend and serve at the Mayor’s Tea Party on June 22. The Mayor, Councillor John Fox has invited a selection of our students. These students will be chosen by the Heads of House. I look forward to the students sharing their experiences with you in a future newsletter.
Werrington Neighbourhood Council Awards
I am pleased to announce that Mrs Ayre, Mr Billitt, Mrs Gregg and Mrs Patman received awards from the Werrington Neighbourhood Council in recognition of their long standing service to providing essential careers and advice to the students at our school. These awards acknowledge the enormous support they have provided to many students across the school. Congratulations to all of them!
Years 11, 12 +13 – almost there
Staying with the theme of paying tribute, the Year 11-13 students have been working their way through a series of lengthy and arduous public examinations. The application of the students and their resilience has been truly amazing and I hope that this translates in to a set of results that they richly deserve. Please note that the A level and BTEC Level 3 results will be released on August 17 (9.00 am for Year 13 and 10.00am for year 12) and GCSE and Level 2 BTEC results will be released on August 24 (9.00 am for year 11).
After seven years of attending and taking minutes at every single Parents Forum, Mrs Peacock, Mother of Michael in year 13, attended her last meeting. Mrs Peacock has taken the time to write in her own words her reasons for attending the Parents Forums. I wish to express my gratitude to Mrs Peacock for her contribution to the school through her input at these meetings. I would also like to thank those parents who have taken the time to attend and engage in what is happening in our school.
Through our alumni networks it is a real privilege and is heartening to publicise the achievements of our students that have left KSCS. This week we celebrate the achievement of Aaron Shaheed. Sometimes we do not always find out through our alumni network channels, the progress of our former students and I would ask if you are a parent/carer and wish us to know about your son/daughters achievements then please contact Mrs Ware (email@example.com). I very much look forward to recognising their achievements.