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VOL. 6

APRIL 2021

KING'S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY,

WARRINGTON

Monthly Newsletter of King's Leadership Academy, Warrington

NEWS &

FEATURES

#IfChloeCan

PAGE 2-3

Super Leaning

Afternoons

PAGE 4-5

Ground breaking

research

PAGE 6

Leadershiop Days

PAGE 7

Oracy

PAGE 8

Springing into Spring 2021

SUPER LEARNING AFTERNOONS IN 2021

As spring awakens, so does our sense of

adventure here at Kings. Throughout

March we have packed our curriculum

full of activity and adventure. From

super learning days to leadership days

our pupils have been running at full

pace, reflecting our ASPIRE values to the

core.

This month we have featured many of

our budding pupil writers as feature

editors to share their own experiences

this term.


#IfChloeCan

"Developing

skills such as

problem

solving, goal

setting and

self

exploration."

BY NATASHA BOYER

We have been lucky enough to be selected to

work with the charity If Chloe Can - which

helps to prepare girls for the challenges of

life. If Chloe Can is a workshop where we

can talk to MP's on a zoom call On the zoom

calls MP's tell you tips on how to boost your

confidence and you learn about successful

people who have reached their goals. This

experience helped me consider my

aspiration and achievements.

Founded in 2013, If Chloe Can has been

working successfully with secondary schools

across the country supporting young girls by

offering them advice on career planning,

workshops to develop skills in problem

solving, goal setting, self-exploration, and

creative thinking along with the

collaborative working and networking

skills that will be so crucial in all aspects of

our future life and work.

KING'S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY


#IfChloeCan continued

"Showcasing

successful

female role

models for

the next

generation".

BY NATASHA BOYER

The charity was created by the founder,

Esther McVey, with the aim of working with

young women who wished to have access to

successful female role models which has

been an issue throughout history. Today, the

task is spread the success of empowered

women and inspire the next generation of

young female role models in powerful

positions across almost all walks of life.

Specifically tailored to the needs of girls in

Years 8 and 9 our Confidence, Assertiveness

& Resilience workshop training helps to

develop critical personal skills.

We have guest speakers each week including

one of the Doctors who helped to created

the Covid vaccine at Oxford University!

KING'S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY


Super Learning Afternoons

Y7-10

Y7 SLA- By Shay Worrall

On Super Learning Afternoon we met

Terry Caffrey, a performance poet,

and it was a exciting experience. We

made poems and participated in his

performances. We learnt on that day

that poetry is not boring and can be

very fun and interesting . The King’s

value I think we showed the most was

endeavour because we really did put

all we had into the poems we created.

"An exciting

experience..

.poetry can

be very fun

and

interesting"

Y8 SLA - By Charlie Philips

During Super Learning Afternoon, we

had a zoom meeting with the MP for

Warrington, where she told us what

happens during her time at

parliament. After learning about

debating in parliament, we made our

own in our forms. As a form we

assigned roles that would be found

inside the Houses of Parliament.

Overall, it was a good afternoon about

learning how MPs in the UK debate

concerns.

KING'S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY


Y9 Super Learning Afternoon

Year 9 took part in Call Push Rescue training as part

of our Super Learning Afternoon last week. There

were some fantastic contributions to all of the

sessions and our students are now equipped with the

skills to support anyone in cardiac arrest. Well done

Year 9!

"By

completing

Bootcamp we

can learn

how to reach

even further

than we have

already".

Y10 Super Learning Afternoon On the super learning

afternoon the past week we had the opportunity to

have an assembly with the former 8x memory world

champion Dominic O’Brien. He went through many

tasks to show us how our memory works, for

example we made a ‘story’ including specific words

which almost acted like trigger words for our brain

to remember something else like the start of all the

elements in the periodic table. But before he showed

us the ‘trick’ of placing what we are trying to

remember in a story or trying to associate what you

are trying to remember with a familiar place we had

the chance to attempt to do it ourselves. Without a

doubt, the improvements were very clear. This links

to when he showed us the meaning of working

memory and long term memory - how fast you are to

retrieve it but also how likely you are to forget. The

main takeaway which was apparent is that when

trying to remember you have to use your

imagination so that your brain detects the oddity

and wants to remember it.

KING'S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY


HITTING HIGH

NOTES IN THE

SCHOOL

MUSICAL

KINGS LEADING

THE WAY AGAIN!

Please help us stay open! Kings Leadership

Academy is taking part in the COVID-19

Schools Infection Survey (SIS), this is a

national study that aims to help experts

better understand the virus, and how it is

transmitted. By being a part of this vital

national study, your participation is not only

helping experts, but is also helping us to

protect school pupils, staff and their families.

This in turn, can help reduce school closures

and further lockdowns and help keep

everyone safe from the virus. The next round

of SIS testing of pupils and staff is happening

on 25th and 26th March, it’s not too late to

sign up, just follow this link:

https://www.ocmeridian.com/Desktop/Portal/signup?

id=cisschools&referalcode=138562

and enter this number 138562.

We are so proud to

be performing the

musical 'Annie' this

summer as our

school musical. Save

the dates of Thursday

8th and Friday 9th

July. We are

fortunate to be

showcasing talent all

the way through Y7

to Sixth Form. A real

full school

collaboration! All

rehearsals are going

very smoothly and all

cast are enjoying the

production and

cannot wait to

showcase their

talents to everyone in

July.

Please watch this

space form more

information of ticket

prices and sales!


Y7 & Y8 Leadership Days

During the past month, both Year 7 and

Year 8 have been participating in

activities in place of their usual

residential. Due to Covid, this couldn’t

go ahead as normal which was a shame

but as a school, we managed to pull off

a great couple of days challenging our

students leadership, teamwork and

communication skills.

This included Virtual Reality

Experiences, Team Challenge, MTa

tasks, Orienteering, Shelter Building,

Blind Trail and the Great Egg Drop.

There was fantastic input by all

students and they really showed the

Aspire values throughout! Well done!

Living

our

values:

each

day,

every

day.

KING'S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY


LEADERSHIP

ASSEMBLIES

B y D r R o d r i g u e z

This year our Year 7 & 8 students have been working

extremely hard on their public speaking skills in

PPE (Public speaking, philosophy and ethics). To

showcase their endeavour the PPE teachers have

nominated the best two groups from each year to

present their speeches in assembly. This learning

cycle the following students were chosen to

present their speeches on War (Year 7) and

Abortion (Year 8) :

Year 7

Eleanor Clare, Lydia Cox, Daniel McLaughlin,

Josh Richardson, Leo Rae, Harrison Penketh and

Bradley Kiernan.

Year 8

Mia Muller, Holly Rutter, Harry Capstick, Ella

Laughton, Sienna Truelove and Lily Roberts.

We are extremely proud of the students who have

taken part this learning cycle and there will now be

an opportunity each learning cycle for students to

show off their public speaking skills.

V O L 5


King's Golden Moments so

far in 2021.

2021 has hardly been a walk in the park for us

here at King's and yet we still have had a lot to

celebrate despite the obstacles in place. Our

stoic nature runs deep within every aspect of

our school community. Here are some of our

highlights of 2021: and it's not over yet!

Amazing attendance: We all know the

challenges of home learning. Moving from

classroom to cloud was a daunting prospect

however our pupils rose to the challenge. Our

attendance remained at our usual high

standards with pupils demonstrating the

disruption had been minimal - arguably

unnoticeable!

Over Learning Cycle 3 (an entire term spent

over zoom) our school attendance average never

dipped below 97.5%! Well done everyone!

Featuring

97.5%

attendance

during a

national

lockdown

100% positive

destinations

for graduates

We have also been taking more steps than ever

to protect and support our pupils. The success

of our supportive strategies can be measured

against our 0% NEETS for this academic year,

meaning we have successfully placed all

graduating pupils within full time education,

employment or training.

Pastoral Lead Ms Aldridge has also implemented

a subtle but quick way for pupils to access

support form staff faster by ensuring this smart

shortcut is placed within every classroom.

Pupils only need to use a device to scan the

barcode and they have access to supportive

content and a direct line of communication to

our pastoral leaders.

KING'S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

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