The Kings School Partnerships

News

  1. EKST partnership features in FundEd magazine

    We are delighted that East Kent Schools Together features in the cover story in the current issue of FundEd magazine.  FundEd approached us as EKST partners to comment on the effectiveness of cross-sector partnerships in sharing costs and enriching what schools are capable of on their own. If we’ve learnt anything from the Covid 19…

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  2. King’s volunteer pen pals

    As National Volunteer Week came to an end we delivered another batch of letters from King’s pupils to residents at the Chaucer House Care Home in Canterbury.  Dozens of pupils came forward to offer to be pen pals and wrote nearly 40 letters between them. Since many of the pupils are boarders living far away from…

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  3. Celebrating National Volunteer Week

    Pupils and staff at the school have given their time to help others in the community for hundreds of years, stretching back to the school’s Augustinian roots in 597 AD.  The skills and values that our pupils develop put this at the heart of a King’s education. In this short blog I’d like to reflect…

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  4. Partnerships in Isolation

    Our Head of Partnerships Christina Astin chairs the Events Sub-Committee of the Schools Together Group, an organisation she helped to found 4 years ago.  It exists to support the work of those with a professional responsibility for school partnerships.  Christina writes… Two weeks ago I should have been running around organising the Schools Together Group conference…

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  5. Protecting our NHS colleagues – a plea for help!

    We all applauded the NHS last night but are busy trying to help in a small but practical way too: making face masks to help protect them from Covid-19.  These are desperately needed by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, care home workers and many more. Our Head of DT, Matthew Rolison, has adapted a design shared by…

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  6. Keep calm…and be kind

    Running a busy programme of partnership projects at a school is a bit strange at the moment – and changing by the hour.  Our work is all about bringing people together, with pupils and colleagues learning from each other and volunteering in the wider Canterbury community – not easy in the current situation! Breaking down…

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  7. Fossil Fun at King’s

    We were delighted to welcome 32 year 2 children from Sheldwich Primary School to the King’s school for an afternoon of fossil fun. The children visited our geology labs and were shown an amazing array of fantastic fossils and facts about dinosaurs by our Head of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Mike Mawby. They really enjoyed…

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  8. Kent SENDCo Group Day A Huge Success

    On 29th November The King’s School Centre for Learning Enhancement hosted a Kent SENDCo Group day at The King’s School, Canterbury. We welcomed over 50 SENDCos and Exam Officers from 29 schools across the south east to a morning presentation from Nick Lait from JCQ who spoke about changes and updates to JCQ access arrangements.…

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  9. Celebrating 5 years of Minilympics

     More than 150 Year 5 pupils from 10 local primary schools were treated to a day of team sports at the end of September at The King’s School playing fields to encourage active and healthy lifestyles. Postponed from June due to torrential rain we were rewarded with a bright sunny day for our Minilympics event…

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  10. Student Philosophy Conference A Huge Success

    We were delighted to host our second student philosophy conference and teacher CPD in October in conjunction with the University of Kent Philosophy department. We welcomed 90 A level philosophy and RS students from across 7 local schools to join our philosophy students in a busy day of talks and discussion groups. Topics covered by…

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