News

  1. Supporting and connecting: a focus on our students’ mental well-being

    We will be focusing our Partnership support closely around our aims of positively impacting on resilience, well-being and our students’ sense of belonging in the coming weeks. To start with we have compiled a list of user friendly and trusted online resources for students to access at this time of disruption:  KOOTH is an excellent online…

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  2. STEM home learning resources for parents

    Encounter Edu – Live Lessons Encounter Edu designs and delivers sponsored STEM and global learning programs, transforming education inside and outside the classroom. You can sign up for this resource for FREE and join scheduled Live Lessons, broadcast online. There are free downloadable teacher books with lesson plans and resources, as well as opportunities for…

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  3. Sharing resources: Science and Maths

    Thank you to our partners for continuing to share good quality resources that can be used by teachers to engage students whilst remote learning is taking place. 2020 Great Bug Hunt – http://www.schoolscience.co.uk/bughunt Science Sparks – https://www.science-sparks.com/science-for-early-years/ Maths – https://www.khanacademy.org/signup Maths – video of Johnny Ball teaching multiplication life skill Maths – https://uk.ixl.com/math/  @MrsSingleton – https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-7X2M2QjdSPN6m_4nWjjzMY7dZh7rYIi Resource for teaching PSHE,…

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  4. Supporting and connecting: resources

    We hope to support you during this time of remote learning and continue to keep our colleagues and students connected. We will begin this by collating the growing number of online resources for you to use and share. Please do guide colleagues and parents to this news tab for resources which will be updated regularly.…

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  5. Re-thinking how we can support each other

    Our partnership is all about getting people together for mutual benefit. With Covid-19 changing the way we do everything we are looking to continue to find ways to support our students and staff as they become increasingly cut off from one another physically. We will be posting here in our News Tab useful resources, guidance,…

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  6. Celebrating Partnerships launch event at the House of Commons

    Christina Astin, Executive Chair of EKST and Jon Boyes, Chair of EKST Head’s Group attended a Celebrating Partnerships event hosted by the ISC at the House of Commons. There they were able to were able to talk to other school leaders about the EKST partnership programme and the importance, impact and innovative nature of Independent…

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  7. Mind’s Eye Kent – issue three

    The third edition of Mind’s Eye Kent is out. Published online and in hard copy the magazine showcases the incredible talent of students from across the partnership. Do take a look and see their work in print via the link below. Congratulations to all involved and especially those that contributed and our Editor, Anthony Lyons.…

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  8. The Big Chill 2020 – a new well-being day for students

    All our students attending The Big Chill at The Pines Calyx on 11 February said they would recommend the event to a friend or someone invited to come another year. This pilot event came out of a meeting of pastoral training staff when it was highlighted that student anxiety continues to rise and cause stress…

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  9. Sharing EKST’s success

    In January 2020 Nicki Mattin, Headteacher at Spires Academy shared the journey of EKST from inception to fully formed programme of activity when she was a panellist alongside James Turner CEO of the Sutton Trust, Ed Dorrell deputy editor of the TES, Nick Hillman Head of the HE policy institute and former Tory advisor. The…

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