17th May 2019 Upcoming Events:
Dear Parents and carers, I have been very proud this week of our Year 11 students; their conduct during the exams has been exemplary. Keep focused Year 11 - one week down!
Thursday 23rd May Year 7 Parents Evening 4-7pm
Monday 3rd June HE Evening for Y12 at 6.30pm
Thursday 6th June Sports Presentation Evening
I had the pleasure of meeting the Trustees of King Edward VII on Monday, they are very supportive of the school, being ex-pupils and teachers themselves. The trustees have very kindly gifted some money to be used for Rewards. I will ensure a programme is in place that rewards students of the Academy that work hard, make good progress and have the right attitude. It is all too often that when we talk about behaviour we refer to the negative; we must make sure we get the balance right. Thank you again for your continued support in raising the standards at the academy. Knowing that Parents support the drive for higher expectations means that we are all working together for the benefit of the children. Next week, I will be talking to your children about some changes to the entrances and exits of the site. The aim of the changes is to maximise the safety of our pupils and minimise any potential risk. After half term, the main gate will only be used for visitors. Students will enter the Academy via the side ornate gate or, if they have bikes, via the Tennis Centre gates. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Wednesday 12t h June
SEND/EAL evening for Y6 parents 4-7pm
Quiz night 6pm
Thursday 27th June Y11 Final Assembly
Friday 28th June Y11 Prom
Our calendar for events is online: Term dates for 2018/19 can be found on our website
Year 6 — Mr Robinson ATTENDANCE Attendance is extremely important to us at KES Academy because of the direct link it has to progress, attainment and ensuring all our students are safe. Students are expected to have 100% attendance and our attendance team will work with you to make sure this happens. If your attendance becomes a concern it is likely that you will be contacted by the school either by letter or by invitation to attend a meeting with our Attendance Manager (Jane Edwards). The purpose of this meeting is to find ways to help you to improve your attendance by discussing anything that may be adversely affecting your child’s attendance and finding a solution. LEARNING SUPPORT Our department arranges and provides support for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and English as an Additional Language (EAL). This means supporting any students in need of an educational provision that is additional to or different from typical classroom teaching. In order to support a smooth transition from Year 6 to Year 7 we would like to invite Parents of students with Special Educational Needs or/and English as an additional Language to our additional welcome session. Please join us on the 12th June at 4pm for an opportunity to specifically discuss your child’s strengths and barriers to learning. Members of our Learning Support Department will be on hand to answer any queries related to SEND and EAL. In addition to discussing your child with a member of the department, we will also be running a tour of our school. Something which will help to reduce some anxieties regarding moving from one classroom to another in September! If you are unable to attend please get in touch with us and we will try to make alternative arrangements for you. There will also be a welcome evening for all upcoming students during the transition days although this will not be specific to SEND or EAL. WEBSITE Do keep a careful eye on the following section of our website http://kesacademy.co.uk/prospective-parents-carers/transition/. It will be the portal that I will share all the relevant transition information. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS You might find the following part of our website useful http://kesacademy.co.uk/current-parents-carers/faq/ It contains a bank of frequently asked questions about daily life at the Academy. STUDY TIP OF THE WEEK Next time you have a spare 5 minutes, pick up a book, newspaper or magazine. read a page and then in 50 words summarise what you have just read. SOCIAL MEDIA The Academy has an active twitter account. If you are a twitter user and would like to receive updates on events, then please sign up. Enjoy your week Mr Robinson
ATTENDANCE 7G 7W 7E REWARDS Egor Zaleskis Lily-Mae Doherty Precious MintahBaah Nikola Makowska Diana Droppova Matas Riabovas Lyla Lockwood Olivia Taylor James Snowden Charlotte Clark
Well done to Karina Denisova who produced an amazing entry for the Spirited Arts Competition. Such a talented artist. Well done! (see picture right) RE Work of the Week Well done to Henry Chong (Year 7) who produced an excellent piece of work for the Schools’ Bible Project Competition. It was lovely to receive such a thoughtful entry! Mrs Watson
Year 7—Mr Gayear
7 – Mr Gay
GOOD NEWS Mr Ward has launched the “Drop Everything and Read” focus as well as looking at the importance of attendance, punctuality, uniform, concentration during lessons and preventing bullying. Some really positive news around lessons this week. I had a good walk around and watched some excellent lessons in the academy with Year 7. English with Mrs Faulkner, Geography with Mr Denton and Science with Mr Douglas. Students are really beginning to understand how improving depth leads to excelling in learning. UPCOMING EVENTS Parents Evening – Thursday 23rd May 16:00-19:00 On Thursday 23rd May (16:00-19:00) we have our Year 7 parents evening. This is a fantastic event for parents to come along and chat with subject teachers to discuss how your child is doing in all subjects. Not only does it give you the chance to follow up with teachers from your child’s data reports received, it also gives you a chance to put a face to the teachers name. We recognise and value your support in helping us to achieve the best possible outcomes for your child. A key opportunity for feedback and discussion is provided at Parents’ Evenings. I really look forward for seeing as many of you there as possible. STUDY TIP OF THE WEEK Again a reminder that pupils must come well prepared for lessons with all the correct equipment. Students should bring the following in a pencil case: two pens, a pencil, a ruler, a rubber, a pencil sharpener, a compass and a protractor. ASSEMBLY THEME FOR THE WEEK AHEAD Year 7 Charity (Foodbank) “You Learn More From Failure Than From Success. Don’t Let It Stop You. Failure Builds Character.”
Congratulations to Liam Wood on passing his black belt
ATTENDANCE 8D 8K 8R REWARDS Violeta Olehnovica Nikitas Cobuscean Paulina Sanduta Erin Morphus Nikolina Sladzevska Joseph Bailey Anastasija Kroviakova Bradley Bailey
Year 8â€”Mrs Nicholls GOOD NEWS I have had the chance to drop into forms and lessons this week and have been pleased to see that year 8 are currently on task and completing work to a high standard. Within various subjects, I have seen excellent stretch and challenge which will lead to student progress. Can I remind all students that presentation is as important as the quality of work. This work will be used as a revision tool for the forthcoming end of year assessments. On a sporting note I was able to go on Monday night to watch the Year 7 and 8 cricket training which was attended by many. Finally, well done to the Year 8 girls Rounders team who were successful in beating Litcham earlier in the week. UPCOMING EVENTS Year 7-9 assessments: End of year internal exams are immediately after half term for 2 weeks (Mon 3rd - Fri 14th June). Year 7-9 English and maths exams will be held in the sports hall and we will finalise dates for those in the near future. Please encourage your son / daughter to spend some time organising themselves and revising for these. The outcomes of the exams will be used to inform set changes in subjects for the next academic year. STUDY TIP OF THE WEEK
Kenzie Gittins Phoebe Chamberlain
ASSEMBLY THEME FOR THE WEEK AHEAD E-safety. We have seen a rise in the number of incidents involving social media, cyber bullying and students who are not behaving safely by befriending people who they donâ€™t know in person on social media apps. May I take this opportunity to remind you to have those important conversations with your children to help us all keep them safe. I have included a link to a website that covers some key tips for keeping young people safe. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/onlinesafety/
Year 9—Dr Tadikonda Equipment Check A reminder that pupils must come well prepared for lessons with all the correct equipment. Students should bring the following in a pencil case: two pens, a pencil, a ruler, a rubber, a pencil sharpener, a compass, a protractor, a calculator and coloured pencils
Uniform Thank you for your support with ensuring that students come to school in correct uniform. Thank you also for continuing to support the school on its Mobile Policy - Mobile phone are not to be seen or heard in school. This has vastly improved learning in lessons.
For any issues related to your child’s welfare please contact Ms Sally Nurse the Student Support Leader for Year 9 in the first instance. Her email details are Sally.Nurse@kesacademy.co.uk. This week’s Assembly focus was on students engaging with their Progress Reports, mapping their progress and reflecting on areas they need to improve. I am planning to organise a trip to the Aviation Academy Norwich. At this point I am only asking students to let me know as a show of interest. Study Tips Step 1: As you can see, understanding comes first. This is because it's so much easier to remember something when you understand it. Step 2: Once your child has understood a topic, get them to create some revision materials, using their own words and understanding (not copying out of a text book or exercise book). Step 3: Finally, they can test themselves in some way: by answering questions, getting you to test them, or teaching you. Revision tip: it's so much easier to remember something when you understand it.
9R 9D 9G 9N 9E 9W 9A REWARDS Ashley Briggs Samanta Springe Egidijus Servutas Harry Robinson Keira Jenner-Akehurst Max Lonsdale Cherry Ahsan James West Savanna Whitehouse Weronika Homola
Year 10—Mr Chung ATTENDANCE 10R 10N 10K REWARDS Robert Addis Dominik Korenko Eliya Ganea Ellen Skerritt Ema Tomkova Evan Waling Joshua Stannett Ryan Senior Chloe Kerrison Ella Gordon Enrikas Binderis Enrikas Prusaitis Hope Lake Jacob Clark Kyran Wymer Tayah Farnham
I know that much of what I have written here is the same as last week, but I need parents/carers and pupils to understand that we have one year left! In the whole context of a person’s life one year isn’t very long. But this coming year will really shape their life and the options that they have for the future. I was speaking to parents this week that were unable to attend the recent parent’s evening. I had to explain that if a pupil doesn’t get the grades they need it can set them back by two years. Options for College are restricted to level 1 courses if GCSE grades are low. It would take a further two years before students can have the entry requirements for a level 3 course. However, a pupil can go straight on to a level 3 course with majority grade 4’s or above at GCSE. So I implore you as parents/carers, please remind your child of the importance of this coming year. I already have pupils and parents/carers asking about extra reading material and revision material, because they know the value of education. Within the coming weeks Year 10’s will be starting their mock exams. This will be a very real experience where they will be situated in exam halls and made to answer questions in silence, but also adhering to the expectations of an public exam. Please make sure they are preparing for this. Upcoming Events
I want to remind you of what will be happening in the coming 52 weeks; November 2019 -March 2020 they will start looking at Colleges or 6th Form courses. This will include applications. April 2020 their first exam starts End of June 2020 all public exams will have been completed. Some of could start employment after June. Mid August 2020 is GCSE results day September 2020 they start their new courses. If, as a parent, you could not attend the recent parents evening, please contact me and I will try and do my best to give you an over view of your child’s progress.
A special appreciation goes to Bobby Brame for his hard work and achievement on his construction course. Bobby works consistently well and, in his own words, explained that he knows how important his grades are to him. Also, Darcy Grant for securing high grades within her English and Drama. Finally, Ryan Senior for going above and beyond what is expected of him, this is a pupil that is learning to develop his Computer Aided Design skills in his own time at home. I will add that he is a real inspiration for the future, as he loves designing and is extremely creative. NEXT WEEK’S ASSEMBLY I also want to say a big thank you to all the Year 10’s that listened well in Mr Teanby’s assembly. My next assembly is an inspirational talk on being positive.
Year 11—Mrs McLean Exams are now in full swing and students have impressed us with their positive attitude so far. Please see the website for dates and times of exams as well as pre exam revision sessions. There is still plenty of time to make a difference to grades and students should be revising hard in between exams and planning to make the most of the half term break! The last exam is on Friday 14th June when all students will be leaving site at 10.15-10.45am. We would like to welcome students back for a final leaving assembly on Thurs 27th June in the main hall 9.00- 10.30am. Students should attend in school uniform and after the assembly there will be plenty of time for photos and shirt signing. Please can we ask you to have a good look around and return any books at this point as well. We will, of course, then see them for the Leaver's dinner on the 28th. I wish our Year 11 all the best on this final push! MFL Stars of the Week A huge well done to the following students who have done really well in languages last week!! Year 7 – Charlie Walker 7N Year 8 – Violeta Olehnovica 8D Year 9 – Ines Dos Santos 9W Year 10 – Jasmin Blackburn-Boote 10R Year 11 – Megan Kew 11F, Peter Rachkov 11E, Bruna Rodrigues 11E Sixth Form – Poppy Moore 12DS Chinese Club: we are Celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival. Come along to make DYI Chinese craft! Wednesday 22nd May at LUNCH TIME in D10! Bring your Lunch! Christmas trip to Paris: Open to EVERYONE. Would you like to spend 4 days and 3 nights near Paris in December 2019 with a visit of the Eiffel Tower and Xmas Market near the Champs Elysees as well as an entire day in Disneyland? Collect a letter from Miss Anton in D10!
Italy Trip October 2020 Following the meeting of interested parties on Wednesday 8th May we are pleased to announce the launch of the above trip. As outlined at the meeting, the itinerary will include the following: centres of Rome and the Bay of Naples, plus visits to the Vatican, Pantheon, Tivoli, Herculaneum and Pompeii. The presentation from the evening can be found here: Rome presentation 2020 The cost of the tour is £904. If you would like your child to participate please return the slip supplied, along with a deposit for £125 payable via your child's online account. I look forward to the deposits wending their way to KES and ultimately a rewarding educational experience for all. Mr Chappell
Operation Encompass I am writing to inform you that the school will be taking part in a jointly run operation between Norfolk County Council, Norfolk Police and our school, it is called Operation Encompass. Encompass has been set-up to help schools to provide support to children who have been present at incidents of domestic abuse & violence. We know that children can be significantly physically or emotionally harmed when they are involved in, present or witness to domestic violence. The school will receive a confidential phone call from Norfolk Children’s Advice and Duty Service before 9am or as soon as possible thereafter on the morning after any domestic incident which Norfolk Police have recorded where a child at their school has been involved in, present or witness to domestic violence. The school has designated myself, Mrs Setters (Vice Principal) and Mrs Stonach (safeguarding officer) as Key Adults. Our Key Adults have received training from Norfolk County Council to allow them to use the information that has been shared to make sure that the right support is available for children and their families who have been involved in or witnessed a domestic violence incident. We are keen to offer the best support possible to our pupils and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved. If you have any concerns or questions, then please contact one of the above Key Adults or myself and we will be happy to discuss this further. Further information about the project can be found on our school’s website and is available from the school office on request Upcoming Events
Yours sincerely S Hartshorn Principal
CAR BOOTS Below are all the dates for our car boots in 2019: · Sunday 19th May · Sunday 23rd June · Sunday 14th July - Sunday 15th September We would be very grateful if you could give us an hour or two of your time to help manning the day... Also, the time has changed for our next meeting. It is still on Monday 17th June but at 4.30pm in the Centre. We would love to see as many parents and staff to give us more ideas on how to raise money and how to use the money already raised to make our Academy an even better place to be.
Forthcoming Events Monday Year 7 Cricket Thorpe (A) Tuesday Year 10 Cricket Gresham (H) Year 7,8,9,10 Roundera Springwood (H) Wednesday Year 9 Girls Hockey Hammonds Mixed House Football (MUGA) Friday House Tennis
PE THEORY STARS OF THE WEEK Year 9—Kit Howlett Year 10—Oliver Leman Year 11—Jacob Lockhart
KES Academy Friends need you! Sunday 19th May is our next Car Boot! We are raising money for the Academy and we would love if you could join us by giving a couple of hours of your time.
See Miss Anton in D10 for more information.
Christmas Market Trip to PARIS Open to EVERYONE
Would you like to spend 4 days and 3 nights near Paris in December 2019? Visit of the Eiffel Tower and Xmas Market near the Champs Elysees as well as an entire day in Disneyland! Collect a letter from Miss Anton in D10!
All bikes brought on site (whether put in the bike sheds or not) should be locked We will not accept responsibility for any damage or loss