What a Star!

Blake Gidley - MedalsBlake Gidley Y13 won a medal in all apparatus at the County Indoor Championships.

Gold – Rings & Vault
Silver – Parallel Bars
Bronze - High Bar, Pommel and Floor

Trip to The Houses of Parliament

A hugely successful trip to Parliament with students from Years 10 and 12... made even more interesting as it was Budget Day and International Women's Day. Students saw protests in action. There was a large demonstration by WASPI's , Women Against State Pension Increase which we had to walk through to get to the Education Centre and other Protests relating to women's issues.We then had a tour of Parliament where we saw the lobby, Westminster Hall and we were able to watch part of the post budget debate in the common's chamber.The students then took part in an hours workshop about pressure groups where , in groups, they had to choose a cause and create their campaign, give reasons for their choice and decide how they would raise the profile of it to make a difference.To end the trip we walked down Whitehall passing landmarks such as Downing Street, The Cenotaph and Horseguards Parade to Trafalgar Square.

School creates Mrs Smith’s video

IMG 0574Youngsters from NK School have been creating a video which will be used as part of the collection of memories of Mrs Smith's Cottage.

Last year, North Kesteven District Council successfully secured money from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the largest heritage funder in the UK, to help bring the Navenby tourist attraction back into use.

It is anticipated that the restoration, made possible thanks to National Lottery players, will continue for the next three years, with a re-opening in 2019.

Keen to ensure community participation in the project, NKDC enlisted the help of NK School to create a video of the Friends of Mrs Smith's Cottage, sharing their memories of Mrs Smith, the cottage and volunteering at the tourist attraction.

Four Year 10 students have been working with Pete Fletcher, Head of Media Department at the school, to edit the footage ready for it to be used within the project and for consultations taking place throughout the development stage.

Mr Fletcher said: "I am delighted that we have been given the opportunity to work with NKDC and the local community.

"The students have enjoyed undertaking research into the life of Mrs Smith and have produced some complex video production techniques. We are looking forward to producing more footage as the renovation project continues."

Councillor Mrs Marion Brighton OBE, Leader of NKDC, said: "We are really grateful to NK School for creating this video of Mrs Smith and the cottage and it is wonderful that they have become a part of this renovation project.

"I look forward to seeing the video they have made. I am sure it will be fantastic and I know it will be used a great deal throughout the restoration and in the years to come."

Anyone wanting to find out more about the restoration of Mrs Smith's Cottage is invited to attend a drop-in session at NKDC's Navenby office, in North Lane, from 10am to noon on Wednesday, March 15.

It is free for anyone to pop along and find out about the project, look at information on what is happening, get involved in future volunteering, give their opinions and share any memories of the cottage and Mrs Smith.

Tea and coffee will be available and those working on the project will be available to answer questions and gathering research as part of their consultations.

For more information, please call 01522 811469 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

english landscape black

Hola! Hello! NK invites the Spanish to Lincoln!

intercambio-2016 2This May, North Kesteven School's Spanish Department will be welcoming students from the 'Virgen del Carmen ' school in Cordoba. We are looking for students to host one or more of the fifteen students who will be arriving on the 6th May 2017 and staying until 14th May 2017.

There are seven boys and eight girls. Students do not require a separate bedroom, unless hosting the opposite sex. Hosting families would be responsible for giving the students breakfast and a packed lunch and evening meal on occasions (when we are not attending an after school activity).

It is a fantastic opportunity for hosting families to speak Spanish and provide their host student with an insight into life and School in England. There will be a programme of activities provided, including bowling, fish and chip night etc... and costs for hosting students will all be covered.

There will be a meeting as soon as all places are filled to give out student profiles with a picture and description of hobbies so students may pick one with similar interests. The students will accompany their host student to lessons except when they are required to be in English classes.

intercambio-2016 1

Transcendance dance for Syrian refugees

tearfundNorth Kesteven School's 'Transcendance Girls Dance Company' have been busy creating a dance inspired by the Syrian Refugee Crisis. The dancers have taken inspiration from news articles, photographs and information gained from aid agencies to create a piece that addresses the plight of child refugees in the Middle East. Transcendance are being sponsored to perform their completed dance as part of the  True Motion U.Dance Lincolnshire platform, held at the LPAC theatre on Saturday 4th May. All funds raised will go directly to Tearfund's 'Middle East Emergency Appeal.' Their Dance teacher Mrs Daubney said 'I am very proud of the girls and the way they have connected with the message of this piece.' We wish the girls every success and are proud to support the valuable work of Tearfund in the Middle East.

For more information on the aims of this project, or to make a donation please visit the group's JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/transcendancetruemotion

Business and Economics Conference

FINANCE AWARDThe year 13 business and economics students have enjoyed a Business and Economics Conference held at Lincoln Minster School with keynote speakers from Lincolnshire Cooperative, Software Europe, Barclays and The University of Lincoln. As well as discussing doing business in Lincoln, the challenges of Brexit and Globalisation were also debated. We all then enjoyed a scrumptious buffet. A great morning gaining lots of context for the forthcoming examinations.

Maths Feast Challenge

IMG 0049On Monday 30th January North Kesteven 's Maths Department ran a Maths Feast Challenge and 32 Year 9 students took part. Students spent 3 hours working in teams of 4 to complete mathematics problems – some on topics they had not seen before. This was a very close competition with the final scores showing only 3 points separating the top 6 teams.

Wimbledon visit

Wimbledon-logoThe PE department are hosting another fantastic trip in July 2017. The opportunity is open to students in years 7-9.

This trip will offer the opportunity to experience the world's premier Grand Slam tennis championships held at one of the most prestigious sporting venues within Britain. The students will have the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere and watch some amazing tennis, with tickets for seating on the newly refurbished No.2 court, as well as access to all the outside courts and the infamous Henman Hill.

The trip also includes an overnight stay in a London hotel with breakfast the following morning; time in London the following day for a sightseeing tour and the opportunity to visit The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum and The Victoria and Albert Museum.

This trip offers a great experience for all students, not just tennis fans; providing them with the opportunity to attend one of the world's greatest sporting events in one of the world's most famous cities.

The package includes:

• Return travel to London on private coach
• 1 night stay at a London hotel (to be confirmed), based on 2-3 sharing.
• Entry into the Wimbledon championships
• Ticket for No.2 court
• Breakfast on Wednesday
• Private sight-seeing coach tour of London
• Entry into three London museums

The letters are available from the PE office and a deposit of £30 will secure a place on the trip. There are only 40 spaces available!

Excellence in English Literature

image 1

Our fantastic English department held an after school event to improve students' confidence and performance in English literature on Thursday. This session was so well attended we had to accommodate it in our restaurant! A massive well done to those students who came along – with this level of commitment and enthusiasm our students are on course to achieve our highest achievement record ever this summer!

This year is on track to even beat last years’ outstanding results.image2image3

GOOD SCHOOLS HAVE STRONG GOVERNANCE

Could you make a positive contribution to the education of Lincoln’s young people?
 
North Kesteven School is seeking additional Community Governors to enhance our experienced, professional, and committed Board.  Your role will be to provide strategic leadership and accountability to our large secondary Academy, helping it face the future sustainably and with confidence.

In this Academy, our Governors:
•Set the aims and objectives for the school
•Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
•Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
•Monitor and evaluate the progress we are making
•Challenge and support our Headteacher (as a “critical friend”)

We are particularly interested in candidates who can offer a business or legal background, (especially marketing) or come from larger educational settings.  However, you may come from any walk of life - there are no particular qualifications or requirements, other than a willingness to commit your time and views.  You must also be over 18.

The role is voluntary and offers a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to young lives in our area.  As much as we will gain from your experience, we are sure you will find your role hugely rewarding.  

The Academy is fully committed to safeguarding its students and all school staff, including Governors, have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people within the school.  Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

Interested?  Please contact our Clerk to Governors, Fiona Abbott, in the first instance, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange an informal discussion.