KPHS has had a strong start to the new year and I remain very proud of our young people for the way they have coped with a busy start after such an unsettled time. Key developments for us have been the launch of our new KS4 options pathways in Dance, Construction and Cadets, as well as the opening of Kingsway Avenue which is our new KS3 foundation curriculum. We have also now begun the first phase of our new Kingsway Park Children’s Village programme with the Manchester United Foundation which has seen us re-open our site after hours to a range of community partners, the income from which will be redirected to try and increase the range of extra-curricular events and opportunities for our young people and those locally. This is a going to be a long-term project and we are so proud to have links with so many local groups as a result.
In terms of the way we are continuing to manage with the effects of the pandemic, as you know we do still have some control measures in place and so far the students are being sensible with what is asked of them. Please don’t throw away masks entirely, this is one measure that could be reintroduced if the data suggests it is necessary. Otherwise please continue to keep your child at home and seek a PCR test if they are symptomatic.
You will be aware that there is now a national vaccination programme for 12-15 year olds and this will happen here in a couple of weeks’ time. The vaccination programme is not different to others you will have been involved in before – consent is sought from parents and returned to school. Please look out for the communications on this.
Don’t forget that we are holding our Open Evening on 7th October – your child may have brought home a consent form for the involvement in this already. As you know, we are closing early on that day in order to try and give ourselves enough time to set up and to carry out additional cleaning before we open to additional visitors for the evening.
Finally, I do hope you are all managing through these strange days. Between queueing for fuel and juggling returns to work I know you will be feeling as stretched as I do sometimes – if there is anything we can do, or anything you need to know, please contact us, we are here to support in any way we can.
Have a lovely weekend and as always – thank you for your support and stay safe,