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KAR Newsletter - 28/04/23

This week's KAR newsletter - 28/04/2023

Eco News - Living Wall Launch!

Tuesday evening we were very proud here at King's Academy Ringmer, to officially launch our Living Wall in the Steve Green Building.

The wall has been made possible thanks to the many years of hard work and dedication by Steve Green, who made Eco part of the very culture of the school, his passion for the environment not only engaged and captured the minds of the students, it also lead to the installation of solar panels, a wind turbine, a biomass boiler, low energy lighting and an electric car charging point, to mention just a few of the things he achieved during his time here, plus so many wonderful awards and recognitions, which can be found on our Eco Timeline on our website.



We also give massive thanks to Emma Holmes her amazing hard work and commitment, she applied for the Department for Education Sustainability Award, which we then went on to win, as well as applying and winning the N + P grant in addition to grants from the National Lottery and Lewes Town Council.  Emma brought such energy and enthusiasm to the role and the students.  Her amazing hard work and commitment to being an Eco-School has been fantastic and her plans and goals are continuing to be realised here at school.

We also want to extend massive thanks to Sarah Pillar who has worked so hard with the Eco Reps and students on so many activities, the clubs and working together with Emma to achieve these amazing awards and grants. 

Lastly we also wish to thank all of the staff here at King's Academy Ringmer who work tirelessly to keep Eco at the top of everything we do.

The funding for the wall came from our prize money from winning the Department for Education Sustainability Award in 2022 together with grant funding provided by the N + P Group. A local company called Verti-Grow supplied and installed the wall system and the plants and did a fantastic job of it for us.

We believe this addition to the social and canteen space in the Steve Green building will be such a boost for the KS4 students, especially as they progress into their exams.

Liz Teague, Eco Manager


Parent Governor vacancy at King’s Academy Ringmer

In the next few weeks, we will be asking parents to consider being parent governors at KAR. 

The role involves learning about the strategic direction of the school, for example around wellbeing or academic performance, and then seeing how well the school is achieving its strategic aims. School governors find the role very rewarding as we can really help support school staff by carrying it out, and it is a good role to learn different skills. It involves about 3-4 hours of time each term, so 6 times a year, either during the evenings or a mix of evening and daytime. Please would you consider this and let me know if you are interested by contacting me at

Many thanks,

Denise Kong

Chair of Local Governing Board


Lost Property - PLEASE READ

We have a number of small items of lost property at Reception. Please send your child to claim any of the items below.


RAF World evening seminar

Please see below for an exciting message from the RAF!

I would like to take this opportunity to inform you the RAF will be holding an evening webinar called ‘RAF World’ on Wednesday 10th May 23 @ 1800-2030

It is the chance for young people to speak directly with an RAF recruiter or Ambassador regarding careers, RAF lifestyle, sporting opportunities and how they could start their journey.  Please see this link to book a FREE TICKET for this event - .  Please book early to avoid disappointment- it gets very busy! 



Safeguarding - Capture Video - Financial Times

A recently published video by financial times films, gives an important insight to the impact of social media on our children and our family life. The video is well worth a watch. The video has led parents to reconsider how they talk to their children about their social media use. You can find the video on YouTube by following the link below:

Kind regards,


Sian Williams