FROM YOUR HEAD TEACHER
On Monday of this week, Kingston Educational Trust (KET) voted in a new Chair of The Board of Trustees following Peter Mayhew Smith's decision to step down from this post after 5 years in office. I'm pleased that Peter has agreed to continue his work with the Trust and he remains as the Member Representative for Kingston College. I want to thank Peter for his guidance, support and direction during his tenure and the instrumental role he has played in helping to shape and develop our Outstanding school.
I am pleased to announce that Graham Willett will now take up the post of Chair of the Kingston Educational Trust. Graham has been an integral member of our project since its inception, having directed much of the early work of the Trust and indeed the blueprint for The Kingston Academy in his previous role as Director for Education Services for Achieving for Children. I look forward to the many developments and exciting new projects the Trust can look forward to under Graham's direction.
This week, Year 8 pupils took part in an extensive programme of activities and lessons to raise awareness of Hate Crime. Visitors from a range of outside agencies, including the local Youth Support Service, helped to facilitate a whole day focused in this important issue.
Auditions for 'Into the Woods' have begun in earnest this week and I've been delighted to see the sheer number of pupils putting themselves forward for what promises to be a superb performance in the New Year. A huge well done to all pupils who have taken the brave step to audition for roles, showing both great resilience and creativity.
House activities for the coming year were also launched this week with the last of our House Assemblies taking place on Thursday of this week. Good luck to all those pupils involved in the Spelling Bee next week.
On Thursday next week, we open our doors to the local community at our Open Evening for Prospective Pupils. A vast array of activities will be taking place across the school in all subject areas and I want to thank all those pupils who will be involved in advance of next week. They will no doubt impress parents and Year 6 pupils with their knowledge of the school and commitment to always 'Go Beyond'. A reminder that pupils and staff will enjoy a later start at 10.00am on Friday 12th October as a result of our late opening on the 11th.
The majority of pupils continue to come to school well prepared and organised for learning and this includes the fact that pupils are smartly dressed and in full uniform. We will continue to monitor pupil uniform over the coming weeks and appreciate your support in ensuring your child is both smart and organised.
Enjoy the weekend
Ms S Cavanagh