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We would be happy to answer any further questions you may have, please contact form on this site and we will respond as soon as we can

Wednesday 30th September 2020
Saffron asks...
Why aren’t we mixed classes but we are mixed for p.e and technology?
b.erwin answered...
Dear Saffron this is more a school operational matter question for the current Year 7, but I am happy to answer it. In year 7, Mrs Read and Mrs Purdy spend a lot of time to generate the groups. You will be in the same group for the first half term and for core subjects (English Mathematics and Science they will set you after the first half term or January. For PE this is due to single-sex groupings and for technology due to the health and safety requirements in specific areas such as Food and Resistant Material
Wednesday 30th September 2020
louisa asks...
What would you do if you were late to class?
b.erwin answered...
Dear Louisa We have an excellent induction provision which familiarises new students to the school. The vast majority of our students find their way around the school within the first week. They are also in tutor groups and get to know friends or partners to help them find there way. Members of staff are on duty to guide and help them between lessons as well. Finally, we do not sanction students genuinely late to a lesson due to them being unfamiliar with the school. Bryan Erwin
Wednesday 30th September 2020
Julie asks...
Is there the possibility of parent tours in the spring when we are allocated places?
b.erwin answered...
Dear Julie We are hopeful this will be the case. I understand the frustration at not being able to view first hand the school. As soon as we can we will be welcoming these tours as we have done in the past. Bryan Erwin
Saturday 3rd October 2020
Louise asks...
Disruption in class from some students is always possible, how do you deal with this to ensure hard working children aren't affected.
b.erwin answered...
We strive for disruption-free learning. To do this is to have an extensive support system of staff monitoring the corridors, learning mentors, and wellbeing support services. On top of this, there are routines and expectations consistent in every classroom. If a student does meet the expectations set out they are warned, then if necessary removed from the classroom. Removal from the classroom or not meeting standard expectations does result in consequences (detention. isolation). However, the support is to ensure it is not repeated and that is where the network of Student Support Officers, Learning Mentors, Beahviour support members, and other staff in and outside of school come into play.
Saturday 3rd October 2020
Louise asks...
My child is very keen to attend KSCS but I would like to know why we should put your school as our first choice over other Peterborough schools? What are your "key selling points"
b.erwin answered...
Thank you, Louise for your question. Our unique selling points are as follows: A family. a friendly orientated school that is not too large in size. high standards and expectations, including politeness and respect. Emphasis on pastoral care and equally, academic success.

Ken Stimpson Community School
Staniland Way
Werrington
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