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Ken Stimpson Community School - Newsletter 25/03/2016
KSCS Newsletter March 25th 2016
Introduction photo
 
Message from the Principal
This week Mr O’Neill has organised our annual ‘Exhibition of Learning’. The aim of the events over the course of this week is to provide a genuine audience to showcase our students’ work.

Exhibition

Mr O’Neill said ‘I wish to commend and thank staff and students who have assembled a wonderful display to celebrate learning at KSCS. The display illustrates the exciting learning opportunities that are part of everyday life in the school.’

Exhibition Cakes

Principal’s Commendations

This week I met with a large number of students to award them with Principal’s Commendations for their hard work and efforts over the course of this half-term.

Aspire House: Aleksandra Wolna, Max Salisbury, Eddie Malcolm, Chadi Eldaadaa, Abi George, Dmitri Sersinov, Kayla Green.

Integrity House: Kira Horsfall, Hannah Bamforth, Shannon Moss, Oliver Smith, Adam Hurl, Kyle Exton.

Success House: Freya Murphy, Elise Ward, Roxanne Sieley, Marlies Pfeiffer, Sara-May Mulbregt, Callum Applegate, Marc Humphreys, Lucy Hancock, Sophie Cowell, Jamie Cogings, Amy Mostowyj, Deryn Williams, Sophie Hardy.

Excellence House: Jenna Burns, Chloe Blake, Ilsa Fatima, Izzy Gutteridge, Jamie Morris.

 

Commendations

Easter Revision

Please encourage students in examination groups to attend as many revision sessions as possible.  The schedule is on our school website.

Thank you for your excellent support this Spring Term and I look forward to working in support of all of our students over the course of the Summer Term.

Best wishes

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Richard Lord
Principal

Easter Revision Schedule

 

Day

Time

Subject

Teacher

Room

 

 

Tuesday 29 March

9:00-1:00 GCSE Art LBR & PTD 1L37

10:00 - 12:00

Maths - Foundation Tier

Mr Hussain

3U22

1:30 - 3:30

Science Core and Additional Sciences

Mr Rai

1L15

 

 

Thursday 31 March

10:00 - 3:00

Y11 and P16 Drama Rehearsals

Mr Rushton

5L17/22

10:00 - 12:30 

Maths - Higher Tier

Mr Hussain

3U22

10:00 - 1:00

BTEC PE

Mr Hughes

4U06

 

Friday 1 April

10:00 - 3:00

Y11 and P16 Drama Rehearsals

Mr Rushton

5L17/22

10:00 - 1:00

BTEC PE

Mr Hughes

4U06

 

Tuesday 5 April

9:00 - 1:00 GCSE Art  Mr Housley  1L39

10:00 - 1:00

Y11 GCSE Music (Perf Recording and Compositions)

Mr Norman

5L23

10:00 - 12:30

Maths- Foundation Tier

Mr Hussain

3U22

Wednesday 6 April

10:00 - 3:00

Y11 and P16 Music Practitioner Students (Technology and performance)

Mr Norman

5L23

10:00- 12:30 English Mrs Martin 1U12

Thursday 7 April

10:00 - 1:00 

GCSE PE

Ms Sothmann

4U04

10:00 - 12:30

Maths - Higher Tier

Mr Hussain

3U22

Friday 8 April 10:00 - 1:00

GCSE PE

Ms Sothmann

4U04

Exhibition of Learning
Our annual Exhibition of Learning has been held in the Assembly Hall over the past week. Many thanks to students, staff, governors and parents who have visited the Exhibition. As ever the quality of displayed work was extremely high and showcased many of the exciting learning opportunities on offer across the school. A special thanks to our Digital Leaders who have recorded the display and it will soon be available to access on our website. A highlight of the week was a brief performance by the school Acapella group. The ensemble has recent won an outstanding grading in the Peterborough Musical Festival. Another highlight was the display mounted by our Young Enterprise Company ‘Legacy’. This group of students have been highly commended within the region.
Exhibition of learning



The ‘Exhibition’ will reopen to coincide with the Year 8 and Year 7 Progress Evenings next term.

Year 8 Progress Evening – Wednesday 11 May 2016

Year 7 Progress Evening – Wednesday 15 June 2016

 

Mr ONeill
Leader of Learning

Helping Hands Volunteer Positions
Making a Difference to Families in Peterborough
We are looking for motivated volunteers to join our enthusiastic and dynamic team in Peterborough, where we provide a range of services for families with complex needs. This is an exciting time to be joining Family Action, as we have embarked on a new and forward looking strategy of modernisation and growth.

Our new Helping Hands’ service provides support to Families identified within the Troubled Families agenda (which in Peterborough is known as Connecting Families) through a variety of time limited and outcome focussed interventions including whole family support, advocacy with adult services as well as schools, activities promoting well-being for children and young people, as well as whole family activities to strengthen parent child relationships. 

Volunteers will be trained, supported and supervised to deliver a range of support.

You will be highly self-motivating, have good interpersonal skills and the willingness to communicate creatively and effectively with families with children age 0-19 years of age. We are looking for a commitment of 6 months with the capacity to volunteer for at least 4-6 hours per week.

We are forward looking, ambitious and with a commitment to continuous improvement.  We are a people focused, can-do organisation, which strives for excellence in all we do and operate with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills then we look forward to hearing from you.

Role Description: 

These are flexible posts which will be adapted to the interests, experience and skills of the post holder. Likely tasks may include:

  • Supporting families within the home around routines.
  • Supporting families to engage in local activities.
  • Supporting with meetings and appointment.
  • Accompanying staff on home visits.
  • Supporting work within school settings.
  • Providing Admin Support As Necessary.

Person Specification

  • An interest in or experience of working with families to promote their personal development, self-esteem and resilience.
  • An interest in or experience of working with families to support positive outcomes for children and young people.
  • An interest in or experience of group work skills engaging with hard to reach families.
  • An understanding of good enough parenting and knowledge of risk factors to children and adults with emotional, physical/mental health/substance misuse issues.
  • An awareness of the impact of disadvantage and social exclusion and a commitment to promote inclusion and equality of opportunity for all.
  • A commitment of at least 6 months volunteering commitment and the capacity to volunteer 4-6 hours per week
  • Able to evidence Family Action’s values at all times, which underpin Family Action’s mission of 'building stranger families' by:
    • Being people focused.
    • Reflecting a ‘can do’ approach.
    • Striving for excellence in everything we do.
    • Having mutual respect for everyone we work with, work for and support through our services.

TERMS OF THE VOLUNTEERING POSITION:

  • This position fits within the exception for charities under the National Minimum Wage Act and therefore carries no salary or other financial remuneration.
  • Reasonable travel expenses will be paid as well as lunch expenses of up to £4 a day (receipts required).
  •  The post will initially be based at our office in Hampton Children and Family Centre.
  • The usual hours for this post are between 10am and 5pm with an hour for lunch. However, hours can be negotiated, within normal office hours to suit the post holder.
  • This position is offered on a flexible basis but the usual minimum commitment would be a minimum of 4-6 hours per week for at least six months.
  • Regular supervision and feedback will be given.

HOW TO APPLY

Complete the application form ( found at www.Family-action.org.uk) and send to Julie.sturgeon@family-action.org.uk Or by post to:  Julie Sturgeon – Family Action Children and Family Centre, Hampton Hargate, Hampton, Peterborough, PE7 8BZ  For an informal chat about this role please contact 01733 893361.

Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service that we consider acceptable.

Numeracy
This is one of the best maths websites I've seen for a long time, I had to share it with you all! Click the image below.
Maths Website

Mr Donnelly
Mathematics KS3 Coordinator

Science Week
Science Week is a national event to promote science in education and in our lives. The website https://www.britishscienceweek.org/ has lots of information on upcoming science events, activities and competitions that you can take part in. Here at KSCS, our best scientists have taken time away from their AS Level studies, to write articles and facts that you might find interesting. They will be appearing in the newsletter throughout March, so take a look and see if you are inspired to find out more about scientists, nature and new scientific fields outside of your lessons!

The Theory of Evolution

The theory of evolution states that every organism (be it plant, animal or single celled organism) to ever have lived on Earth descended from a single common ancestor. In order to create all of the different animals and plants on Earth nowadays, this single ancestor would have had to physically change (evolve) through the generations of its offspring.

 Evolution is not something that happens quickly in order to produce a new species of organism, it involves ‘natural selection’, a theory popularised by Charles Darwin. Natural selection is when the offspring of an organism has a genetic mutation which might give it a different physical or behavioural trait. In the rare case that this trait is beneficial to the survival of the organism, it will survive longer and be able to reproduce to create successful offspring of its own. This can happen many times over a very long period of time until the mutated organism has produced many mutated generations. When they have changed so much in comparison to the original organism, they are classed as a different species. 

The creation of this new species may go on to produce mutated offspring which may evolve into a completely different species, hence the huge number of different types of organisms on Earth.

Joe Parr
Post 16 Student

Uniform - Reminder
We would like to remind parents and students of our uniform expectations.

Please click here to view our uniform policy. 

Attendance
All Houses have had a decrease in attendance this week although Success remain in first place. However, look how close the percentage now is! Integrity have leapfrogged Excellence into 2nd place. Let's work together to see if we can reach our target of 96% by attending every day next term.

"Worry less, smile more. Don't regret, just learn and grow"

Sharon Blackledge
KSCS Attendance Officer

Aspire: 94.55%; Excellence: 95.14%; Success: 95.59%; Integrity: 95.16%;

What's happening at KSCS?
Events and visits in the school over the next fortnight:
Monday 11/04/2016
Training Day.
Tuesday 12/04/2016
School Opens.
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