Attitude to Learning review – Parents’ Forum 16th June, 2016

The King Edward VI School would like to invite parents and carers to have an opportunity to discuss our current Attitude to Learning policy as part of our review process. The evening will be based in the Wolfson Suite and will run from 18.00 – 19.00.

Please reply using the following form if you are able to attend:

Development of the Three Rivers Learning Trust

We would like to take this opportunity to provide an update on the position of The Three Rivers Learning Trust, in relation to a number of proposed changes at both a local and a national level.

Attached is a summary of our position, in regards to Northumberland County Council’s proposed investment into education in Morpeth. We have worked very closely with colleagues at NCC to date, although we do not believe that the original proposal to relocate the three schools of the Trust, along with Morpeth First School to the County Hall site will enhance the organisation or delivery of educational provision for students within the Trust. We have responded to this effect through the consultation process, and hope to be able to discuss with NCC an alternative proposal for investment in education and leisure for Morpeth in due course.

The government’s White Paper, “Educational excellence everywhere”, published in March 2016, has wide ranging implications for all schools, which must become academies, or part of a Multi Academy Trust (MAT), by 2022. As an existing MAT, the Three Rivers is not required to change, but we may be approached by other schools that would wish to join our Trust. Our position is to consider any approach constructively and to work with schools to consider the most appropriate and beneficial way forward. Our summary position statement particularly outlines our aspiration to support Morpeth Partnership schools as they review their position in the light of the White Paper.

The schedule of house building projected for Morpeth and other partnership areas will, in time, bring a growth in the school aged population who wish to be educated through Morpeth Partnership schools. The three schools of the Learning Trust are oversubscribed in almost all year groups, and we are working with our feeder schools, NCC and with the Department for Education, with the aim of meeting the anticipate growth in demand.

Please take time to read our summary Position Statement, and be reassured that directors and school leaders of the Three Rivers will continue to work with our local partners to provide strategic leadership in admissions arrangements and in the organisation of education for the Three Rivers and the Morpeth Partnership.

Yours sincerely

Paul Carvin, Chair

Simon Taylor, Executive Headteacher

Please click here to see the summary of our position.


KEVI Students to attend Global Young Leader’s Conference in USA

GYLC photo May 2016Year 11 students Lucy Nevens, Isabella Redmayne, Rebecca Storer and James Newman, will be attending The Global Young Leader’s Conference in New York and Washington DC this Summer.

The Global Young Leaders Conference, organised by Envision, is the premier leadership development program for motivated and accomplished students from across the United States and more than 145 countries around the world.

This 10-day leadership journey provides an out-of-classroom learning experience and rigorous curriculum that equips students with the confidence, independence, skills and global competitiveness required of the next generation of future leaders.

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Serenade for a Summer’s Evening

You are all invited to this entertaining concert of famous string music performed by two local professional violinists, Jessica Graham and Karen Wigham. Both these talented musicians have played at KEVI concerts and have had great success in motivating and inspiring our students. See the poster below for more information.

Poster -  Serenade for a Summer's Evening

Year 13 Celebration Evening

Another successful year comes to an end for Year 13 students with a lovely evening hosted by our very own Senior students, Kirsty Connell, Daniel Larby, Louise Brett and Jack Truscott, on Tuesday 10 May. Together staff, students and parents enjoyed an evening of formal awards and entertainment.

A special mention must go to Daniel Larby on Piano, Tasha O’Reilly and Hannah Brown who sang Vienna by Billy Joel and finally to Natasha Gray and Nina Pandya who read two very contrasting, but equally brilliant poems written by our very own Rebecca Bradburn.

It was a enjoyable evening and the continued efforts by our students in academic and creative subjects as well as music and sport where recognised. Student displays from Art, Design Technology, Photography and Art Graphics demonstrated the wealth and talent and creativity our students have.

Only the final exam series to go which will bring to a close their 14 years of formal education. Thank you to all those involved, especially the technical team. Good luck to all year 13 students with their final exams, we’re sure your efforts will be rewarded.

KEVI Fundraising in Aid of SSAFA

SSAFA donation May 2016During the past year students at The King Edward VI School Morpeth have participated in numerous events and projects to commemorate the WW1 Centenary. These include; a research project about the school war memorial with Morpeth Antiquarian Society and a WW1 tea party at Morpeth Town Hall. In Textiles lessons, students have worked with Design Technology Teacher Ms Percival to design WW1 themed banners which were displayed in the Sanderson Arcade, as well as having designed and sold a range of items including WW1 themed cushions, WW1 themed dresses and more.

Students have raised £159.73 in aid of SSAFA.

David Pryer of SSAFA Northumberland said:
 “It is delightful to see these beautiful crafted artefacts that already mean something special to those who made them, and to those who will receive them, and to those who will treasure them for years to come. SSAFA is most grateful to them for their efforts and for doing it for the benefit of veteran service men and women.”