Go Raise free funds for us whenever you shop online

GoRaise-logoWe’ve partnered with Go Raise – a brilliant and effortless way to raise money for our school.

Simply shop as usual with all your favourite retailers and, as a thank you, they will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to us at no extra cost to you!

So whenever you buy anything online – from the weekly grocery shop to renewing insurance or booking a holiday – you could help us raise £1000s in additional free funding this year.

Simply sign up to support us before you shop.

How it works:

  • Sign up to support us at https://www.goraise.co.uk/the-king-edward-vi-school
  • Click through to shop with your favourite retailers – there are over 3,000 to choose from including M&S, John Lewis, Expedia, Boots, Sports Direct, Argos and more.
  • When you make a purchase, a donation is generated and Go Raise will pass this on to us.

WISDOM at Newcastle University

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at Newcastle University are hosting their annual “WISDOM: Women In Science Doing Outstanding Maths” on 20th June 2017 from 4:30-7:30pm. This event is aimed at engaging Year 9/10 girls in maths to see the doors that can be opened by studying maths at A-Level and beyond.

The event will include two talks:

Statistics and epidemiology: How numbers help control diseases” Prof Christl Donnelly FMEDSCI FRS (RSS Guy Lecturer)

Hunting Planets: Using Maths to find Other Worlds” Dr Tamara Rogers.

There also will be the opportunity for participants to meet a range of women from different jobs that all involve some maths. Refreshments will also be provided. Students who attended last year are encouraged to attend again as the talks will be different and there will be some different women scientists to talk to.

Further information and the online sign-up form can be found at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/maths/outreach/teachers/

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Free School Meals

Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

To see if you qualify please complete an application either online or through a written application. Further details can be found on the bottom of this link.

A Lesson in Employer Engagement

School-21-500x500Representatives from three North East schools and colleges visited School 21 in London to find out about the school’s innovative approach to employer engagement. The visit built on the progress the schools and colleges have already achieved as part of the Good Career Guidance Benchmarks, which are being piloted in the North East and which aim to transform careers guidance in schools.

School 21 is known for having developed strong links with local employers, with each of its students completing practical work placements, during which they work on a solution to a real workplace project.

Leanne Johnston, Assistant Headteacher, was one of the attendees.

She said: “The team at School 21 really are inspirational and I had heard from them at various events, so as soon as the opportunity to visit came around, I wanted to go.

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Lateral Art Competition

IMG_6061Congratulations to Ruaridh Lang, Y11 GCSE Art & Design, for winning the junior section of the Lateral Art Competition with his pencil study, “Drawing of a boy”.

Ruaridh’s drawing demonstrated an exceptional level of skill and conveyed a real sense of dialogue and emotion for the subject of the portrait. The theme for the competition was ‘Black and White’.

March Competition Results

KEVI Awarded IAG Gold

IAGWe are extremely proud to have been awarded the Inspiring IAG Gold Award, that recognises our commitment and practice in preparing our students for life beyond school. The award acknowledges the vision and ethos of the Learning Trust as a whole, with specific recognition of the work King Edward’s have developed over the past three years.

Paul Carvin, Chair of The Three Rivers Learning Trust said “The Gold Status Award is wonderful news for the school. It reflects the huge amount of effort and dedication that the staff at the school have put into ensuring that all students get outstanding information, advice and guidance about their future careers. The Three Rivers Learning Trust, of which King Edward’s is a part, places a very high regard on ensuring that students are really well prepared for life when they leave formal learning and venture into the world of work. It is important that the school works with a range of employers and other partners to give students the best possible support as they move into employment – this award show that we do just that. I would like to congratulate colleagues at King Edwards for the excellent work that they do. They should be really delighted with the Award”.

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Year 9 and 10 Netball success

The Y9 netball team recently won the Northumberland U14 Netball League. This win completes a fantastic season for the squad which saw more than 30 girls represent KEVI at netball. Congratulations girls! Netball practice resumes in September – existing and new players welcome.

The Y10 Netball team have won the U15 Northumberland Netball League, which means they have ‘done the double’ after winning the U15 Northumberland Netball Tournament earlier in the season. There has been great commitment and team spirit from the squad which is made up of 16 girls. Congratulations to you all!

Accelerated Reader Word Millionaires

Congratulations to 24 Year 9 students who have become word millionaires this term.

Students become word millionaires once they have read over a million words which is tracked through the Accelerated Reader programme. Some students have read as many as 4 million words since enlisting on the scheme in September.

Students all received an Easter Egg for their reading efforts and two lucky students received book vouchers in the prize draw.

A further congratulations goes to Ms Paterson’s form class 9G who won the form breakfast this term for receiving the highest average point score from TOPS quizzes.

We are really pleased with the efforts of all students who are taking part in Accelerated Reader and know there will be many more prize winners next term.

KEVI Success at the Regional European Youth Parliament Competition

EP compIn late March, a group of 8 students from Years 11 and 12 boarded the train to Durham to enjoy a day of debate on European issues with other school teams from across the regional area.

Along with smart formal wear and our newly assigned committee name of LIBE (the Committee on Civil Liberties) we set out to represent our school in the deliberation of current affairs such as environmental obligations and the proposed sugar tax. We had been preparing for the day’s debates on each Wednesday for the past month, and could not wait to participate for what we thought would merely be a one-off event.

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Morpeth Riverside Public Consultation Event

Northumberland County Council are proposing to redevelop the Riverside Site for a new leisure centre/cultural venue and as such we are looking to attract as wide an audience as possible.

Lichfields are undertaking the consultation on behalf of NCC and Active Northumberland with Nigel Walsh leading.

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