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KAR Newsletter - 24/03/23

This week's KAR newsletter - 24/03/2023

Year 10 Work Experience documentation 

Details of placements secured for work experience are now being shared with Year 10 students. Not all placements have been sorted yet, so if your child has submitted their options please remain patient while our Provider works to arrange them. The documentation will be sent out as soon as it is ready. 

If your child is arranging their own work experience and has not yet provided all the details, we will need to wait for that in order to proceed.

There may naturally be some changes of mind and disappointment if your child has not secured their first choice. Please encourage them to consider the position and its merits before requesting a change; or arrange the details of an own placement and provide the details. 


Enrichment Week 2023

A reminder that choices are due today and that the form emailed out on 3rd March and again on the 15th needs completing to book the free options. If you have paid for activities online, these will be secure


DT Trip - B&W Speakers

Year 11 had the pleasure of visiting the amazing Bowers and Wilkins Speakers factor yesterday. The factory tour is invaluable for their DT exam in July. They were also lucky enough to experience their listening studio to hear their products in action first hand. We can't wait to go back next year with our next cohort of Year 11 Students.




Dance Show - Congress Eastbourne

Our talented dancers represented the school impeccably last night at the Congress Theatre for Let’s Dance 2023! They did themselves and their loved ones proud. A huge thank you to Mrs Bailey for choreographing and inspiring our performers!

Fearless - Motivational Speaker

We had the amazing Chris from Fearless come in to do a fantastic assembly on mindset and confidence. All of KS3 had the opportunity to hear about his work and methods and even got the chance to trail one of them during the assembly.


Food Technology Department

Please see attached poster.  Easter Baking Competition – March 28th.  Two groups of home baking.  Create your one-off spectacular Easter Cake/Dessert or Bake a batch of decorated Easter biscuits, buns or traybake cakes.  See poster for further details.  



Kings Academy Ringmer Art department, returns with the Yr10 Art and Photography Mocks. These started on Monday 13th, with 10 hours of exam conditions over 2x days. 

Myself and Ms Hook are immensely proud of the yr10 arts cohort, who have maintained expectations in lessons and then exceeded these by creating exciting, emotive and mature final intended realisation of their main them on Portraiture & Identity, then into sub-themes of in all students completing the exams. 

We hope to continue to celebrate their success at the annual Art Exhibition in July 2023 TBC. 

Lastly, please can I take this opportunity to thank support from KAR TA's during the exams and lessons, also to Ms Hook and especially to Mr Smith our Art and D&T technician. 

ECO News

The Eco Reps were hard at work again this week, helping to put in the new SuDS (Sustainable Drainage System) planter outside the front of the school.  Despite the rain, they worked really hard and learned about the importance of rainwater management and how devices such as the planter, help to manage and reduce flooding, providing water in times of shortage.  Not to mention the benefit to wildlife and the pollinators who will benefit from the plants that have been planted in the top layer.

We are so proud of our Eco Reps at Kings Academy Ringmer and their enthusiasm, passion and commitment to improving the environment and helping us continue with our journey to be sustainable, environmentally focused and to strive to improve our environment.  Well done to our Eco Reps.  Mrs Teague.  


Immunisations News - Year 9 Tetanus,/Diphtheria/Polio and Meningitis ACWY vaccinations

Friday 21st April

All Yr9 parents will have already received an email detailing how to consent to this vaccination, as have Yr10 & Yr11 parents who think their child may have missed it previously.

Any questions, please ring the Immunisation Team on 01273 696011 ext.4931 or email about any in-school issues


Year 8 & Year 9 Missed HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccination information for parents.

To book an appointment at a Community Catch-up Clinic for your child to be vaccinated, please follow this link: 

You will require your booking reference number which can be found within the email you receive from Cinnamon once your consent form has been submitted.

If you did not complete a consent form and cannot find the details that were sent out to you, please email


HAF Opportunities in Music

There are amazing opportunities for free upcoming AudioActive music-making sessions which will be taking place over the Easter holidays in Eastbourne and Newhaven:

There are a few places still available on the FREE Holiday Activity and Food music-making sessions in Eastbourne and Newhaven during the Easter holidays.

Professional artists will be leading the project that will provide free food and an opportunity to rap, sing, produce and record music. Sessions are open to young people aged between 12-16 who are eligible for:

  • In receipt of benefits-related free school meals (FSM)

  • Known to CAMHS

  • Those with SEND (with an EHCP, statement or involved with ISEND)

  • Young Carers

  • Working with the Schools Mental Health team

  • Gypsy, Roma and Traveller

  • Those known to or working with social care professionals (Looked After Children, Children in Need, Children on a CP plan, Working with Supporting Families or Early Help)

  • Ukrainian Refugee families

AudioActive HAF in Eastbourne

4th, 5th 6th, 7th April 2023 (11am-3pm)

Leaf Hall, 51 Seaside, Eastbourne, BN22 7NB

AudioActive HAF in Newhaven

11th, 12th, 13th April 2023 (10:30am-2:30pm)

Newhaven Youth Centre, Denton Island, BN9 9BA

Sign up for AudioActive’s Summer Holiday, Activity and Food Offer Sessions via


Year 10 Varndean College Open Day / Taster Day

Varndean College are delighted to announce that online bookings are now open for their Year 10 Taster Day due to take place on Monday 10 July. 

Any Year 10 student wishing to attend the Taster Day must submit an application by going to their website at where they will find the online application form. For more information please click on the following link:

Students must provide both their own email address as well as a parent/carer one.  They will then receive an acknowledgement email and their parent/carer will also receive an email.  Their parent/carer will be sent a Consent/Medical form which then has to be completed giving permission for the student to attend.  Without receipt of this consent form, unfortunately we are unable to confirm their place.

Full details of the day and which subject sessions students have been allocated will be confirmed by email later in June. Places on the Taster Day are strictly limited so early booking is advised.

Other dates for your diary:

Open Day

Saturday 30 September      11am – 2pm

Open Evenings

Tuesday 1 & Wednesday 2 November    5pm – 8pm

International Baccalaureate Presentation Evening

Tuesday 10 October     6.30pm – 7.45pm


ESCC Together Newsletter

  • More can apply for £400 off energy bills

  • More bus, less fuss: new low fares

  • Got ID? Don’t miss your chance to vote

  • UK alerts to warn when lives are in danger – new UK Government Emergency Alert System 

ESCC Parenting Team – Parenting Guide – What’s On – April, May, June 2023

The ESCC Parenting Team supports parents/carers by providing you with free, online webinars and discussion groups which can help you with a range of common problems which parents encounter.

Attached you will find their new guide which covers everything they have on offer from April through to the end of June. 


Wave Leisure - Lifeguard Vacancies at Saltdean Lido

Wave Leisure currently have vacancies for Lifeguards to work at the iconic Saltdean Lido open air pool, from May 2023 through to September 2023. They have various roles available, from fixed term contracts to casual working hours over the summer period.

Wave are also holding two National Pool Lifeguard Qualification Courses (NPLQ), for new potential employees to gain the required qualification to work as a Lifeguard. The courses will be run within the Easter Holidays at Lewes Leisure Centre, in Lewes on the following dates:

Monday 3rd April – Friday 7th April 2023

Monday 10th April – Saturday 15th April 2023

Minimum age: 16 years old at start of the course.

More information on the NPLQ Courses below:

More information on the current vacancies below:

To apply, contact myself direct, or through the ‘Apply Now’ button on the current vacancies link above.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me direct.

Kind regards

Nina Taylor
Aquatics Coordinator and Site Manager