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From the Headteacher
Our Core Value of ‘Creativity’ has been much in evidence over recent weeks. Whilst learning remotely, our students have been finding increasingly ingenious ways to complete their lessons and to continue to learn new skills and knowledge. We have seen full-size skeletons drawn and labelled, planets made of plasticine, dishes created from ingredients found in deepest, darkest corners of kitchen cupboards, and even videos of socially-distanced musical performances for neighbours. Our Design Technology team has designed and manufactured face masks for Key Workers in local care homes, using materials kindly donated by local businesses. We have held many remote meetings and have hosted weekly online ‘Reflections’ led by the Dean of St Edmundsbury, the Very Revd Joe Hawes. We continue to seek new ways to develop our sense of community online. Our huge thanks and appreciation go to our students, and their parents/carers, for all they are doing to support our efforts, not least to keep learning going.
We have been making every effort to get in touch with the parents and carers of Year 6 children joining us in September. Much of the material we would have been sharing during transition events this term has been posted on the Starting Secondary School page of our website. We have hugely enjoyed finding out a little about these Year 6 children via the messages and photos posted by their parents and carers to our private Year 7 2020 Facebook group.
As soon as we have more detail and clarification regarding the opening of secondary schools to more than the children of Key Workers, then we will not hesitate to be in touch. We understand that everybody is as keen as we are to know when we will be welcoming our students back, and how we will go about doing this. Please rest assured that the health, safety and well-being of our entire school community remains our highest priority.
With very best wishes to you all,
If you have a concern about any young person then please do not hesitate to contact the Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership – here.
To All our Year 11 and Year 13 students
We would love you to stay in touch with our school so that we can keep you informed of future events and news and, of course, celebrate your next steps and future achievements.
We always welcome former students at King Edward VI and the opportunity for you to share your experiences going forward would be of interest and help to the students that will come after you.
Just click on this link to stay in touch… Future First