As the relatively newly appointed permanent Headteacher at Kinver High, I have been asked to both introduce myself and keep you up to date with what we are doing at Kinver High. Firstly, I hope you that you are all safe, well and staying positive in these strange and difficult times. There is no doubt, that the overwhelming courageous and generous UK spirit, is one of the best things to be emerging from this situation and my team of staff at Kinver feel proud and privileged to be part of it!
We have had to think outside of the box during these unprecedented times as we adapt to ‘virtual live lessons’ and distance learning. We’ve also had to find new ways to celebrate not only our students’ successes as they adapted to virtual learning, but, also the hard work and dedication of our parents/carers and wider community, who are keyworkers, doing a great job to keep us all going.
This week saw our second virtual assembly go live to our students and their parents and carers, titled ‘Ordinary People, Extraordinary Efforts’ and this was a trust wide assembly across all six schools led by myself. Our virtual assemblies can be found on our school website in our Distance Learning section. It also featured a tribute video to all of our fabulous keyworking parents, friends and local community members. This video can be found by going to Youtube and searching Kinver High School – Thank you keyworkers!
This week we published our first Kinver High School Student Newsletter, made by Keyworker students who are attending school. Our newsletter will showcase what keyworker students have been up to in school, include examples of outstanding work completed by students learning from home and include the fun things they have been up to, the run 5k challenge, chalk rainbows on neighbours drives etc as well as promoting our latest challenges and projects we are working on in school at the time.
On Monday 27th April, we were inundated with Treat Parcels from staff, students and members of the community who wanted to show their appreciation for our local keyworkers and NHS front liners. We were also delighted to be able to provide surprise Treat Parcels to some of elderly and vulnerable residents too with the support of our school chaplaincy team. Further details of this can been found on our Facebook page. Thank you to everyone who supported us with this.