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Ken Stimpson Community School - Newsletter 22/07/2016
KSCS Newsletter July 22nd 2016
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Message from the Principal - Examination Results Days
After years of hard work, this summer’s examination results publication is just around the corner.

Year 13/14/Level 3 Exam Results will be available to collect from the Assembly Hall from 9.00am on Thursday 18 August 2016.

Year 12 Exam Results will be available to collect from 10.00am on Thursday 18 August 2016.

Year 11/Level 2 Exam Results will be available to collect from the Assembly Hall from 9.00am on Thursday 25 August 2016.

Year 10 Exam Results will be available to collect from the Assembly Hall from 10.00am on Thursday 25 August 2016.

If you know you are not going to be in school for your results and would like your results posting, please leave a stamped addressed envelope at Reception before the end of term.

If someone else will be picking up your results for you on Results Day, please ensure that they bring a letter of authorisation from you and that they bring in ID with them.

Good luck to all involved.

 

Staffing Update

The end of school year assembly is a particular favourite of mine, as it the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ and farewell to colleagues who may be retiring or moving on to pastures new. 

 

Staff leaving us…

Mr Akhtar has resigned from his post of Data Shadower / Teacher of Maths.

Mrs Bramall has resigned from her post of Head of Faculty: Humanities.

Miss Brazier has resigned from her post of Second in English.

Mr Gaduzo has resigned from his post of Teacher of Science.

Mrs Gray has resigned from her post of Teacher of English.

Miss McNaughton leaves her post of Head of Faculty for PSHE and Subject Leader for Health and Social Care.

Miss Mosley has resigned from her post of Teacher of English.

Mrs Nuzzo has resigned from her post of Head of Faculty: MFL.

Mr Parkinson has resigned from his post of Teacher of History.

Mr Rai has resigned from his post of Teacher of Science.

Mr Rushton has resigned from his post of Subject Leader: Drama.

Miss Stewart has resigned from her post of Teacher of English.

Miss Thompson has resigned from her post of Teacher of MFL.

Congratulations to all colleagues who have secured promotions.

 

Staff joining us …

Mrs Allibone has been appointed to the post of Teacher of Science.

Miss Blackwood has been appointed to the post of Teacher of Science.

Mr Charko has been appointed to the post of Leader of Literacy and English as an Additional Language.

Miss Curtis has been appointed to the post of Teacher of English.

Mrs Diallo has been appointed to the post of Teacher of MFL.

Mr Fisk has been appointed the post of Subject Leader Drama.

Miss Gillman has been appointed to the post of Teacher of English.

Mrs Jahangir has been appointed to the post of Teacher of MFL.

Miss Purdy has been appointed to the post of Teacher of English.

Mrs Stanley-Isaac has been appointed to the post of Key Stage 3 Science Development Lead.

Mrs Thirsk has been appointed to the post of Teacher of Mathematics.

Miss Walker has been appointed to the post of Teacher of Humanities.

Miss Williams has been appointed to the post of Teacher of Art & Design.

                                               

Staff changes of role …

Mrs Barnicoat has been appointed to the permanent post of Second in English.

Mr Brown has been appointed to the permanent post of Teacher Responsible for Pupil Premium and Transition in Maths.

Mr Corner has been appointed to the temporary, one year, post of Assistant Principal.

Miss Frith has been appointed to the permanent post of Head of Faculty: MFL.

Miss Harrison has been appointed to the permanent post of Key Stage 5 Maths Co-ordinator.

Mr Hussain has been appointed to the permanent post of Assistant Principal with Responsibility for Maths.

Mrs Marsdunn has, by mutual agreement, reduced her working days as a Teacher of Physical Education from five to four days per week.

Mrs Mayfield has been appointed to the permanent, full-time post of teacher of Social Sciences.

Mr Reed has been appointed to the temporary, one year in the first instance, Head of Year 8 and Assistant Head of Lower School.

Mrs Sithole has, by mutual agreement, reduced her working days as a Subject Leader of Food Technology from five to four days per week.

Ms Sothmann has been appointed to the temporary, one year in the first instance, Head of Excellence House.

Mrs Thomas’s temporary, part-time post of Teacher of English has been made permanent.

Mr Walls has been appointed to the temporary, one year in the first instance, post of Post 16 Manager / Raising Standard Leader.

 

Stimpson Shout!

I really hope that you enjoy the summer edition of our school magazine. You can read it online here. I would like to thank all of the students and staff who have contributed in any way to this excellent publication.

I would also like to thank you all for your tremendous support over the past sixteen years and wish you all the very best for the future.

Best wishes

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Richard Lord
Principal

Science Trip
On Wednesday 13 July a group of Triple Scientists visited the Natural History Museum in London. The 14 Year 10s travelled on the train and on the underground - a first for some students!

The museum didn't disappoint and neither did the behaviour of our lovely students. Even under the strain of crossing the roads at Marble Arch to get to McDonald's, or walking the length of Hyde Park (with short legs!), the Year 10s were a credit to the school. There were a couple of hiccups, but we're going to blame rush hour travel for that, and we all got back (eventually) safe and sound!

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A big thank you goes to to Mr Gaduzo for sharing the responsibility of the day and to the Science Department who taught during their free time to make this trip possible.

Mrs Young
Science Keystage 4 Coordinator

Sports Day
On Monday saw the annual sports day. Having seen sports day cancelled last year due to poor weather, we were hopeful of better weather. What we got instead was a hot summer's day with plenty of sun.

This sports day saw the use of a circuit for the first time. As well as the traditional track and field events, and the non olympic events of tug of war and ball and spoon. The students also experienced new activities such as the inflatables, rowing and cycling. 

For the inflatables students had to overcome the obstacles, run up the steps and slide down repeating the process as a House as many times as they could in a given period. In the rowing competitions, each House had four rowing machines and between them, had to clock up the furthest distance. The cycling events took form of a cycling relay as well as a slow riding competition!

The students did exceptionally well, and the day has made us aware of what we can do to make it even better. Teachers were fantastic in their support, and the PE department delivered an exciting sports day!

The results were quite close, congratulations to Success who very much lived up to thier name! 

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You can see the photos here, and a short video here.

 

 

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Mr Hughes
PE Teacher

Peterborough Popup Summer Science Centre
Students, families and staff are all warmly invited to the spectacular Summer Science Centre happening on 47 Bridge Street, PE1 1HA from the 4 of August to the 4 of September.
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Visitors will experience the wonders of the cosmos, our solar system and the universe. Its  completely free, hands on and interactive putting you firmly at the controls of some amazing science.​

The centre will exist only over this summer, making a visit a once in a life time opportunity. The centre's location might be temporary but the experience within could last a lifetime. Please see Cosmos Road Show for more information or the centre's flyer

Mr Rai
Teacher of Science

New Year 11 Science summer work
The summer holiday is here and it is a valuable time for students to rest and refresh themselves. However, it is also a time when students can find themselves at a loose end.

In recognition of the heavy course content that students will have to remember for their terminal exams, and to keep information fresh in their memories, the Science faculty is setting summer homework, with the expectation that every student completes it.

We will be using a new resource, ActiveLearn, to set work targeted to each student. They will be given a tutorial on how to use it in class. We would appreciate your parental support to ensure that students complete the work and get the most out of this valuable time.

Mrs Young
Key Stage 4 Coordinator: Science

Global Goals Conference
In 2015 193 countries around the world adopted a set of sustainable development goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.

KSCS took steps towards that idea of a better fairer world on Friday the 15 of July. Our students worked with current leaders in sustainability learning from their experiences, careers and stories. As each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years students worked creatively to develop solutions to exceed and educate about the SDGs.

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For the goals to be reached in 2030, everyone still needs to do their part: governments, private sector, civil society and people like us so watch this space as the ideas and action begin to take shape.

http://sdg.createdbyschools.com 

Mr Rai
Teacher of Science

Former Student Success
We love to hear how our students get on after leaving us, here are two recent graduates;

Curtis has achieved a First in Medical Biochemistry and will be studying for a PhD in Cancer Research at Birmingham University. Congratulations on this fantastic achievement!

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Adam has gained a Degree in Astro Physics, he will now be studying a PGCE in Physics at The University of Leicester to become a teacher. 

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Principal Commendations

 

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Lower School:   Christopher Illes, Netania Wogan, Daniel Roly, Hollie Bannister, Jasmine Murray, Troy Ormesher, Mohammed Mushtaq, Ashe Robins Wilkins, William Barfield, Richard Coric, Krisha Kukaneswaran.

Aspire House:   Katie Pedley, Bruce Taylor, Melody Broomfield, Olutayo Akinsanya.

Integrity House:  Matthew Rudd, Jorja Matchwick, Chloe Merritt.

Success House:   Sophie Cowell, Joseph Kirwan, Oliver Birkett, Courtney Covell, Ellie Forrest, Sam Sadiq, Zulaika Iqbal.

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Excellence House:  Erik Bely, Darrius Person, Lauren Richards, Shannon Butler, Olivia Campbell,  Callum Boyes, Kyle Clarke, Elyssia Crutchfield, Stephanie Pullen, Emily Hale, Madelaine Rikards, Chloe Blake.

Attendance
For the whole academic year Success has held onto the lead and are in first position. The other Houses are very close behind, will they catch the lead this week? Mr Lord will announce the final placing's in today's whole school assembly. Don't forget Yrs 7,10,11 & Post 16 return on the Wednesday 07/09/16 then all Year groups 08/09/16.

Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.

Sharon Blackledge
KSCS Attendance Officer

Aspire: 95.48%; Excellence: 95.51%; Success: 95.84%; Integrity: 95.39%;

 
Return Dates Reminder
The start of the Autumn term is staggered this year, the following dates apply.

Wednesday 7 September - Years 7, 10, 11 and Post 16.

Thursday 8 September - Years 8 & 9.

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