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King Edward VI School

End of Term Bulletin 13 July, 2018


ver the past few weeks we have had a huge array of activities including an excellent Science Festival, a host of university open day visits, work experience placements, Duke of Edinburgh expeditions and preparation for the Fourth Year students as they consider their Sixth Form options. A wide range of visits and events organised for Endeavour occupied the penultimate week with much of this recorded in more detail in the latest issue of Konnections. Sports Day and the Swimming Gala both proved to be very competitive occasions and, as ever, the Allen Grant Inter-House competition has been fiercely contested!

Work is proceeding very well with our new Dining Hall extension. We are confident that it will be completed by the middle of August and will provide much needed additional space for our students. At Stroud we have also nearly completed a significant new Key Stage 1 building with 5 new classrooms. Prize Giving is on Friday evening, the 14 September. The chief guest will be Felicity Aston MBE. We thank Mr Foyle, Mrs Lupton and Mrs Freemantle for all they have done for the School and wish them well as they retire after a combined 70 years of service to the School. We also wish Mrs Ahmad, Miss Champion, Ms Gadsbey, Mrs Jones and Mr Westwater well as they move to roles in other schools and new challenges. The names of the staff replacing them may be found on page two of this publication.

During the summer many students will be involved in activities abroad and in the UK including the Summer Camp in the New Forest, the Goedgedacht team in South Africa, expeditions to the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon Rain Forest and the watersports trip in France, as well as further Duke of Edinburgh expeditions. Our thanks go to all of the staff involved in those trips – they will be giving up a lot of their holiday to make them work so well.

I wish you all a restful holiday over the summer. A J Thould Head

From the Chair of Governors I am delighted to announce the appointment of Neal Parker as our new Head. Neal will take up the post in September 2019 after the retirement of Julian Thould. Neal is currently Vice Principal and Head of the Senior School at The Grammar School at Leeds, a co-ed independent 3-18 day school with a very similar structure to KES. He joined the school in 2012 as a Senior Deputy Head, before taking up his current role in 2016. Previously, Neal was Director of Music and Head of Performing Arts at the Newcastle Royal Grammar School, having started his teaching career at King’s College School in Wimbledon. Educated at the British School in the Netherlands and The Purcell School of Music, Neal read music at St. Anne’s College, Oxford. He also holds a Masters in Educational Leadership from Newcastle University, and is currently studying for an MBA. He is a long-standing ISI inspector and is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Leeds College of Music. Neal is married to Sarah, a Deputy Head at Harrogate Ladies’ College, and they have one son, Joe. As well as his passion for music in all its many forms, Neal is an avid sports fan and lover of the outdoors, particularly enjoying hiking in the Lake District. The post attracted an outstanding field of candidates and we are delighted to have been able to appoint someone so well placed to take our schools forward to the next stage in our development. We look forward to welcoming Neal to Southampton over the coming months as he prepares to take up his new role. Alan Morgan 1

Heads of Section/Year for 2018-19


Director of Sixth Form: Mr Culver Deputy Director of Sixth Form: Mrs Millar Assistant Director of Sixth Form: Dr Filtness Head of Upper Sixth: Mrs Evans Head of Lower Sixth: Mr Havers

Monday 3 September INSET DAY

Head of Upper School & Fourth Year: Dr Thomas Head of Fifth Year: Mr Rosenburg Assistant Head of Year (Upper School): Mrs Penn

Tuesday 4 September

Head of Lower School & First Year: Mrs Henderson Head of Third Year: Mrs Rugge-Price Head of Second Year: Mrs Burnett Assistant Head of Year (Lower School): Mrs Walls

NEW PUPILS First Year Second & Third Year Fourth Year Lower Sixth

8.40am to 3.55pm 8.50am to 3.55pm 11.00am to 3.55pm 11.00am to 3.55pm

TEACHING STAFF CHANGES We have relatively few staff leaving King Edward’s this term.

ALL OTHER PUPILS Second & Third Year Fourth Lower Sixth Upper Sixth

We say farewell to Mrs Ahmad, Miss Champion, Mr Foyle, Mrs Freemantle, Ms Gadsbey, Mrs Jones, Mrs Lupton and Mr Westwater .

1.45pm to 3.55pm 1.45pm to 3.55pm 11.40am to 3.55pm 8.55am to 12.30pm

We have a number of new staff who will join us in September: Mr Barley (Maths), Mrs Clements (Head of French), Miss Forsey (Director of Music), Mr Garnett (Director of Drama), Mrs Gilmour (Drama), Mr Jennings (English), Ms King (Geography), Dr Mayor (Physics), Mr Penn (P.E.), Mrs Rawson (English), Miss Rieuf (Spanish), Mrs Roy (English).

(First Year prefects will be needed from 8.40am and Lower School prefects and Prepositors will be needed during the afternoon)

There are also some internal changes of staff responsibility to note. Mrs Arnold (Second in English), Mr Brown (Acting Head of Geography) and Mrs Walls (Head of Watts).

THERE ARE LATE BUSES Fifth Year pupils will return on Wednesday 5 September

Trips & Visits Hub Upcoming trips over the Summer include:

Wednesday 5 September

Summer Camp: Fri 13 - Wed 18 July Partnership with Sholing Junior School trip to Lovaton Mon 16 - Thur 19 July D of E Gold to the Lake District Mon 16 - Fri 20 July D of E Bronze to the New Forest Wed 18 - Thur 19 July Ecuador and Galapagos Sun 29 July - Tues 14 Aug Goedgedacht Project Wed 15 - Wed 29 Aug Watersports Sun 19 - Sun 26 Aug

Normal school times apply

EXAMINATION RESULTS GCE A Level results will be published on Thursday 16 August, 2018 IGCSE/GCSE results will be published on Thursday 23 August, 2018

Parents can emails with any trip enquiries during the summer holiday.

Please see the Examination section on the website for post results help and information

A full list of upcoming trips in 2018 -19 can be found here. 2

Upper Sixth Leavers and A Level Results

Your Child and Social Media Information Evening

A reminder that A Level results day is 16 August and all Upper Sixth Leavers are advised to collect their results from School in person.

17 September 2018 at 7pm in the Dobson Theatre

A Level results collection is from 9.00am - 11.00am in the Concourse.

Social media has many benefits however it also has areas of concern. We have organised an information evening which has been designed to help KES parents understand how children are using social media. It is intended to be a practical session that offers advice on helping children manage their online lives, as well as demonstrating how some of the more popular social media platforms work. This will help parents make informed decisions about how their children use social media to interact with their peers.

Full details of the Post Results Clinic (16 August 9.00am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm and 17 August 9.00am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 3.30pm) can be found in the Leavers Booklet that has already been sent home, and is on the School website. This booklet also contains information on ‘Clearing’ and how to make a post qualification application to university.

Cricket Coaching Courses Hampshire Cricket Club continue to offer a good range of cricket coaching courses for which KES students receive a 10% discount. Places can be booked clicking here and using the code KES10.

KES Events Parents may want to see what we were getting up to here at KES. Click here for the Science Festival Click here for Sports Day Click here for Endeavour. Click here for the Swimming Gala

A reminder to parents that issues which require urgent attention during the holidays should be directed to the Main Office or to


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Sunday 2 Sept Monday 3 Sept Tuesday 4 Sept Friday 14 Sept Monday 17 Sept Tuesday 18 Sept Tuesday 25 Sept Thursday 27 Sept Friday 28 Sept Tuesday 2 Oct Friday 5 Oct Monday 8 Oct Thursday 18 Oct Friday 19 Oct Friday 2 Nov

South Coast Kings’ Rugby Tournament at Wellington INSET Day Autumn Term starts - Week A For a comprehensive and regularly updated calendar please see page 2 for detailed plan click here. Prize Giving in the Dobson Theatre Social Media Information Evening for Parents KES PTA Meeting Workshop and concert with Westminster Orchestra New Parents’ Evening Non Uniform Day Lower Sixth Welcome Evening Open Evening (early closure at 3pm) INSET Day Sixth Form Information Evening Break up for autumn half term INSET Day

Information and procedure to apply for financial support if your child wishes to enter the Sixth Form in September 2019 can be found by clicking Scholarships/Studentships. The deadline for applications is the end of September 2018. UNIFORM As ever we are keen to ensure that all students look well turned out and, to this end, we value your support to ensure that your children have the appropriate hair length, shoes and uniform when they return in September. Charities Commission We would like to thank all parents for all their continued support with charity events. The total amount raised by students and staff this year is over £27,000! SIXTH FORM INFORMATION EVENING Thursday 18 October, 2018 This evening is an opportunity for external and existing Fifth Year pupils and parents to access information about examinations offered by the School and to start thinking seriously about their Sixth Form choices. After short presentations by the Head and the Director of Sixth Form there will be opportunities to talk to staff and students about specific subjects and broader issues. 4

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