Joint North Kesteven/ Robert Pattinson Initiative

fos-badge-250North Kesteven School and The Robert Pattinson School Technology Departments have run a Training Session with Primary School teachers From St Michael's Primary School, Thorpe on the Hill. The aim was to develop skills and educational resources for them to take away and apply, with their expertise, within their own school.

Rolling out to Primary Schools the STEM subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths will undoubtedly provide enormous benefit to students' transition to Secondary Schools and will be of key importance to future employment opportunities.

This was a positive initiative by our joint Technology Departments who very much enjoyed the experience of meeting with their Primary counterparts . The Primary Teachers who took part can now tailor a scheme of work to enthuse and prepare children from a earlier age to appreciate these very important stem subjects.

Plans are in place to extend this project and invite other local primary schools to take advantage of the skills and expertise available.

Year 10 parents’ evening (Parking)

fos-badge-250Due to the reduced parking space because of the building work at the medical centre, we have obtained permission for parents  to park on the SRPA site for the Year 10 parents’ evening”

Royal College of Psychology

Steve Cawte RCPSYCHOn Friday 6th January Steve Cawte, a local Theatre Director, Performance Poet who is currently fulfilling a maternity cover role with North Kesteven School attended the Royal College of Psychology to discuss his growing concern with the nation's current state of mental health treatment. Steve has over the past 2 years been working with Professor Peter Tyrer where the pioneering approach to psychological treatment 'Nidotherapy' has been applied.

At the Royal College prominent speakers eloquently delivered their case for 'change'. This included the former Downing Street Director of Communications and Strategy, Alistair Campbell whose brother recently passed away after many years suffering with Schizophrenia. He has since been a very vocal advocate for the need for change. 'The concern at the moment is that we are creating a system that is heavily weighted to awareness. And for all the merits that will have, not awarding the same level of commitment to its treatment leaves the people in the most need without any actual positive change.' declared Steve.

The previous day Steve was also in London attending the House of Lords, again looking at the application of drama within work with adults who are affected by severe learning difficulties. He is now working with the charity 'Books Beyond Words' created by Baroness Sheila Hollins. Steve described the work that 'Beyond Words' does and said 'For someone who struggles with words, there are a lot of barriers to getting the right health or social care and support. Beyond words enable an even playing field and make sure that on vital decisions we empower people to make their own decisions.'

A letter from the Queen

queen-crestAfter a wonderful response from our students to create cards for the Queen's 90th Birthday, we have recently received the following letter from The Queen's Lady-in-Waiting. Thank you to all our students who took part and well done!

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Foodbank

fos-badge-250This Christmas year 10 and 11 have been collecting food for Lincoln Foodbank, students were told about how foodbank helps people all over the country who struggle, often through no fault of their own to put food on the table for their families. Foodbank is run by the Trussel Trust which aims to work with local communities to stop UK hunger. The Trussell Trust's 400-strong network of foodbanks provides a minimum of three days' emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK. In 2015/16, they gave 1,109,309 three day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.

It has been a great opportunity for the students to support a local charity that makes a difference to the lives of people in Lincoln. Amy Colley the Lincoln foodbank coordinator was very grateful for all the donations 'That's amazing , thank you for collecting for Foodbank, we really do appreciate it.'

We would like to thank all students and parents who have donated at this time, it will make such a difference to people lives. If you'd like to know more about the work of food bank or donate throughpout the year you can visit https://www.trusselltrust.org/

Miss G Betts & Miss L Norris

Parents’ Carol Evening Tuesday 13th December 2016

Christmas TreeThe service takes place in the School Hall starting at 7.30 p.m. and is a mixture of readings and Christmas music both traditional and modern. Every year the event features a Christingle procession with students carrying the traditional decorated oranges.

After the formal part of the event , drinks and mince pies are served whilst the band plays to entertain you. A veritable treat!

The event finishes at 9p.m..Admission is free and there will be a collection, at the end of the evening, for local good causes.