On Monday 9th March, our Year 8 house captains joined members of the public in celebrating Commonwealth Day in Birchington. The annual service is a celebration of the 54 member states: their differences, their common ground, what they have achieved together and what they hope to achieve in the future.
Effort Grade Descriptors
Written by V Harrop
Information for parents on our school-agreed effort grade descriptors.
Written by V Harrop
The fundraising for our LRC improvements is going well, and we’re hoping to start the updates soon. To add to the new books we are planning to buy, we have managed to secure some free books from How2Become. They offer a fantastic variety of literature on a huge variety of careers that our students would be interested in, and all for free!
NOTICETOYEAR9PARENTS — a letter has gone home regarding Y9 students sitting their English Literature exams at the end of Year 10. There will be an information evening regarding this on Tuesday 4th February, where there will be opportunities to raise any questions or concerns with your child’s English teacher.
Please return the slip at the bottom of the letter if you are interested in attending. There is a copy of the letter below.
Ex-KES student success!
Written by C Edwards
Ex-student, Entrepreneur Neil Fright speaks to year 10 and 11 Business students.
On Monday 13th January, ex-student Neil Fright and his wife Caroline came to speak to our year 10 and 11 students about setting up their own business ‘Carbon Numbers’ that they founded in 2012. Carbon numbers delivers energy savings for clients such as Adidas and the Museum of London. This new business now employs 33 people. Neil spoke about their successes, taking risks and the need to create a vision at the start, but that FOCUS will get you to the end!!
Later in the day Caroline and Neil spoke to the year 13 Business students in a workshop on Employment and Selection, where they looked at interview preparations and psychometric testing.
Caroline and Neil — Thank you so much for taking the trip back to Thanet to join us at KES, we hope to see you again in the near future!