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KAR Weekly Newsletter 25/02/2021

Latest message from Principal, Mrs Williams 25/02/21

Here is the Principal's Weekly Newsletter video. Please see below if you simply wish to read the information or access the links.


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Return to school

We are extremely excited to be welcoming you back the week after next. Over the next week, you will receive a return to school letter from me, information about Lateral Flow Tests and an update from Mr Madriaga on face coverings and routines and expectations. As I said in my email this week now is the time to sort out hair, uniform and shoes in preparation for your return. If you have any uniform issues please can you contact your head of Key stage in the first instance.


Student Wellbeing Ambassador Programme 

We have seen an amazing take up for this initiative, so thank you to all who have applied. We do still have a few places left, so if you are interested in becoming a Wellbeing Ambassador please click on the link below & complete the brief questionnaire. 

Student Wellbeing Ambassador Programme. 

Mrs Peters will then be in touch with further information. 


GCSE options for Year 9

The deadline for GCSE options choices is Monday 8th March.  Students will have been emailed the link to the Google Form to complete their choices by the end of the week.  Please see the Year 9 GCSE Options Google site for more information:


Junior Bake Off – Open for Applications 2021

An amazing opportunity for one of our students to be on the television to showcase their baking skills!

I have been contacted by the Casting Researcher at Love Productions; the company behind The Great British Bake Off, The Great British Sewing Bee and The Great Pottery Throw Down, to let you know that they have recently opened applications for the 7th series of Junior Bake Off; a Channel 4 programme that celebrates the culinary talent and ambition of the younger generation in Britain.  Please find attached their casting flyer.

They are looking for young budding bakers between 9 -15 years old.

Filming would take place from July 2021, but their applications close on Sunday 28th March 2021.

Interested bakers can apply online at - WWW.APPLYFORJUNIORBAKEOFF.CO.UK.


PE Department

Challenge the Teacher - A number of different challenges have been put onto all student google classrooms.  If students think they can beat the teacher, they will need to submit evidence which shows they have and they will then win an achievement point

February Distance Challenge - Please remember to keep logging your distance in Miles in the challenge  The current leader of the challenge being Megan with a fantastic effort of 57 Miles last week.  Well done.


Music Department - Yet Another Number One - Episode 3

Here's Episode 3 and welcome to our amazing guest Ollie Tunmer. Ollie is a brilliant percussionist and founder of Beat Goes On. Please contact me with feedback, or if you'd like to take part on my school email or on the email address included with the video. I'd love it if you'd like to subscribe to the channel so you get our new videos and please do share with anyone you think may be interested in this series.


The Tree of Thanks at St Mary's Church, Ringmer

The Tree of Thanks is looking amazing! I know some of you have already been to tie a ribbon on the branches.  A final reminder that the tree will be there until late on 7 March so it's perhaps a good time to give thanks for the teachers and support staff who will be ensuring our schools are open from 8 March.  With thanks, Marisa Hayes, St Mary's Church Authorised Lay Minister.


East Sussex Libraries

East Sussex Libraries have created an online platform to help support and promote wellbeing for adults, families, and young people. Here you will find a range of activities, interactive resources, and information for these age groups, such as mindfulness exercises, ways to eat and move well, links to useful websites and reading-well book lists.

Don’t forget you can also access FREE eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers with an East Sussex Library card. Click here for more information.



Young people who have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) should have the same opportunities as any other young person to succeed in education, get a job, and become a confident, independent adult. Having an additional need or disability can sometimes act as a barrier, but there is support available in East Sussex to help overcome these barriers.

That’s why East Sussex County Council has created a resource to help young people who have SEND and the parents, carers and professionals who support them. The Journey to Adulthood infographic contains guidance and information about the services available to 11-25 year olds in East Sussex to help them make decisions about their future and support a successful transition to adulthood.

Check out the infographic on the Careers East Sussex website:

The information is separated by age into four main categories:

  • Education
  • Careers
  • Life Skills (things like cooking, money management, and forming positive relationships)
  • Reviews (EHCP and SEN Support Annual Review meetings)

Check out the Journey to Adulthood infographic on the Careers East Sussex website to find out more.

We’d love to hear your feedback on our infographic. If you have any comments, please email


Safeguarding focus

Childnet is a great website which supports online safety in young people; it supports students, parents and teachers. This week I would like to direct you to the page on bullying which has frequently asked questions and top tips



Have a great weekend


Kind regards

Sian Williams