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Leavers 2020 Certificate Collection – Further Dates

For students who missed previous collection dates or were unable to attend, we are pleased to announce that collection of certificates is available on the following dates:

  • Monday 28th June - 2-4pm
  • Tuesday 6th July - 2-4pm
  • Wednesday 14th July - 2-4pm

Collection will be at Broadway reception on any of the dates above. If any of those sessions are not suitable please email me to make alternative arrangements. If you want someone else to collect certificates on your behalf you need to send permission to

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Headteacher’s Blog – Week 34

Celebrating a legacy

Thursday 10th June 2021 would have been the 100th birthday of HRH Duke of Edinburgh. We were incredibly proud to have been chosen as one of eleven youth organisations and schools across Greater Manchester to plant a fruit tree to commemorate the life of The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH Prince Philip.

The event was organised to celebrate The Duke of Edinburgh’s memory and living legacy, in partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh, North of England and the Greater Manchester Lord Lieutenant’s office, along with the City of Trees who generously donated the trees.

65 Blue Bell seeds were also scattered at the base of each tree to represent 65 years of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Dignitaries who attended the ceremony included Adrian Nottingham (Mayor of Stockport), Dr Ihsan Allawi (Consular General Iraq), Mr Tariq Wazir Khan (Consular General Pakistan), Assistant High Commissioner Bangladesh Abu Nasar Anowarul Islam, Chris O’Shaughnessy (Chair Of Governors), Councillor Keith Holloway and representing the Queen Robina Shah (Deputy Lieutenant). The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme was also represented by Gill Carton and Matt Woodcock.

Our amazing students were the stars of the show with Year 7 dancers (Ellie E, Lexie J, Emily B, Olivia C, Grace W, Ava C, Faye M), Year 10 flute performance (Molly P, Esme H-P, Katie W, Bethan H) and an amazing reading of poetry by Year 9 (Adele C-R, Lexie C, Mairead R). Three Year 10 DofE scheme participants George H, Khizer and Oscar H-P helped plant our tree.

Also on Thursday, Mrs Khan took a group of students outside the front of Broadway campus in the hope of seeing the solar eclipse which happens when the moon passes between the earth and the sun. Despite donning protective goggles, sadly the cloud was too thick to get a good view. Our Science Technician, Mr Dean did manage to catch a snapshot of the annual eclipse.

On Friday, I had the pleasure of having breakfast with a group of inspirational Year 7 students, all of whom had achieved top scores for Attitude to Learning (ATL). Mr Williams and Ms Ives planned the event to celebrate the achievements of these fantastic students.

COVID-19 Update

You will be aware that Stockport is experiencing a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, and we are beginning to see an impact on the number of cases reported in school. In line with the local guidelines we have re-introduced the need to wear face masks whenever in the school building, including classrooms. This is because we are not able to guarantee 2m social distancing and the latest variant of COVID-19 is more easily transmitted between people. Each student should have their own face mask and hand sanitiser.

We are issuing Lateral Flow Device test kits for students this week. It is really important that all students complete these tests twice a week and report results on the NHS app, and positive results need to be communicated to school. A significant number of people with COVID-19 do not show symptoms, and these tests are designed to help identify asymptomatic people. We are aware that the number of test results reported from students at the Kingsway school before the holidays was low. Please help us to protect everybody at our school by conducting these tests twice weekly. 

During this latest upsurge we are striving to keep the school operating as normal and your help is essential in us achieving this aim. Please do not send your child to school if they show any of the COVID-19 symptoms, and with the recent variant these may now include headaches, sore throat and muscle aches. (British Medical Journal).

Our Year 10 students are well underway with their exam season. This is their first experience of sitting exams formally in our Sports Hall with our team of fabulous invigilators. The year group has been excellent in their conduct. One more week to go.

A reminder that aerosols (e.g. body spray) are a banned item in school. This is because they can cause a severe reaction if sprayed in the vicinity of any student or member of staff who suffers from asthma. Please do not allow your child to bring an aerosol spray into school.

A message from our Safeguarding Lead, Miss Cropper: "At The Kingsway school, we encourage all students to report concerns, and encourage this through our "It's Safe to Talk" policy. If any of our students feel unable to speak with a trusted adult in school, or at home, the NSPCC have just announced a new helpline, dedicated to reporting incidents of sexual harassment or abuse. Please see the attached flyer, with the contact number and email. As always, if you need further advice or guidance, our Safeguarding Team in school are available to discuss further."

Finally, huge congratulations to Jessica L who came second in the Greater Manchester Athletics Championships 75m hurdles achieving a personal best of 12.14 seconds. Jessica has also been selected to represent Greater Manchester in the North West schools combined (pentathlon) events regional qualifiers on Sun 27th June in Telford. This is a huge achievement as only four have been selected. Well done Jessica.

Dates for your diary

Date Event
Monday 7th June Year 10 PPEs Start
Friday 16th July Break up for Summer Holidays

Have a lovely week, and stay safe and well.

Mrs J. Lowe

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COVID-19 Update – 14th June 2021

We have had two cases of COVID-19 today. One in Year 8 and one in Year 9. Close contacts of these two cases have been asked to self-isolate for 10 days. 

We are witnessing a surge of cases in the local area. To minimise the impact on our community please can you ensure that your child is completing the Lateral Flow Tests twice a week. It is important that you do not send your child to school if they display any COVID-19 symptoms.

The wearing of masks has been re-introduced in classrooms and around the school to help reduce the transmission of the virus between students and staff. Please ensure your child brings a mask to school everyday.

Your cooperation is vital and please accept my thanks in anticipation of your support.

Senior Deputy Headteacher
Mr Knott

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COVID-19 Update – 9th June 2021

We have had a positive case of COVID-19 in Year 10 reported today. The close contacts of this person are being informed of their period of isolation. There were also a number of cases reported during the half term holiday.

It is crucial that students do not attend school if they are symptomatic. A reminder that everyone should be testing twice weekly with LFD tests, and these must be reported using the NHS app, with positive cases also reported to school.

Please ensure your child has a face mask which needs to be worn in school at ALL times.

These measures are important in preventing an outbreak in school and affecting our community.

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Performing Arts Update – June 2021

For Year 7 & 8 Parents/Carers ONLY

Dear Parent/Carer,

Pupils will be required to get changed into practical kit for their Dance and Drama lessons from now on. Pupils will get changed in the lesson, so must not wear kit to school. The kit will be as follows:

  • Their school PE kit
  • Bare feet
  • In the future, there will be an optional Performing Arts T-shirt available

Although pupils have been aware of having to get changed since last year, we will be reminding pupils and showing them the routines this week.

The lessons, under normal circumstances, are very practical with pupils moving around, sitting on floors etc. So from a practical and Health and Safety perspective, kit allows freedom of movement and pupils are more comfortable.

Bare feet helps pupils with balance and they are unlikely to hurt themselves and others whilst moving. Unfortunately, for this reason, footwear such as trainers, is not suitable. Trampoline socks can cause injury because there is no 'give' in them which means pupils can jolt or twist their ankles whilst moving. However, a couple of pupils have asked if they could wear their soft soled jazz/ballet/gymnastics shoes for our lessons. If your child is unsure whether their dance shoes are appropriate, please ask them to check with their teacher.

Please note, the wearing of these specialised shoes is for a trial basis until the end of term, when it will be reviewed.

Thank you for your patience over these recent months,

The Performing Arts Team

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