Mountain Bike Day at Cannock Chase


On Tuesday, PE teacher, Mr Parry, took 4 Year 9 students on a Mountain Bike day at Cannock Chase with other Invictus school students.

The students Sasha Pardoe, Lucy Green, Jameson Bowen and Nyall Stelling spent the day at Birches Valley Centre with staff from British Cycling. Using Invictus mountain bikes, our students attempted green, blue and red difficulty bike routes.

Mr Parry said: “Our students did very well and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”

     

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Merry Christmas from Fridays 4 Future


‘Merry Christmas from Kinver High’s environmentalist group Fridays 4 Future!

Please see some ways you can have a more sustainable Christmas and stay on Santa’s good list!”

Year 9 Students Debate Stem Cell Research


Year 9 Kinver High students have been studying the controversial subject of stem cells in one of their recent science topics.

Last Thursday they held a debate competition at school, where they split into two teams promoting the arguments for and against stem cell use. The whole of year 9 listened to their debates and decided that they wanted stem cells to be used to treat and potentially cure life-threatening diseases.

Head of Science, Miss Hodgetts, said: “Well done to our Year 9 students. Everyone spoke and debated the topic very well.”

 

Christmas Cards are now on sale for Gambia Appeal


Christmas cards are now on sale at Kinver High School to support our Gambia School Appeal, which is raising funds to rebuild an orphanage in Serekunda.

This year’s cards, which have been designed by Year 12 Kinver student Zoe Massey, are examples of pointillism which must have taken Zoe hours to produce.

There are 12 cards in a pack (a mixture of 3 designs)

1 pack £4

3 packs £10

To date over £21,000 has been raised by staff and students at Kinver High School, to build and furnish a new school in Nyofellah Madina for orphaned children. We are now working with a secondary school in Serekunda to equip it so that the children who attend the completed primary school can continue their education, plus we are rebuilding the orphanage and providing clean water.

It was fantastic to work with the Kinver Primary Federation staff, who did so much to raise funds and collect donations for the trip earlier this year.

These Christmas cards, plus a few from last year, are available from school Reception.

       

Former Kinver Student wins Rotary Award


Halesowen College and former Kinver High student Megan Barlow pictured receiving an award from Kinver Rotary Club to acknowledge her efforts in her final year at Kinver High School when she organised a song and dance evening involving year 6 and 7 students that raised more than £600 for Cancer Research.

Graham Smith (centre), Chairman of the Club’s Youth Services Committee, presented Megan with a piece of commemorative crystal and commented: “One of Rotary’s objectives is service in the community; this award goes to a young lady who has shown a wonderful example of how younger people also work for the benefit of others.”

Club president Dave Goring (left) presented a certificate to Megan in recognition of her achievement. Well done Megan!

 

Bake Sale raises funds for Recycling


Last Friday the environmentalist group at Kinver High School, Fridays 4 Future, ran a bake sale to raise funds to improve recycling around the school.

The cakes sold really quickly and we raised £106.61. Thanks to everyone who donated and bought all the wonderful cakes and well done to the students who were involved in arranging and supervising the cake sale, they were brilliant!

Movember at Kinver High


“At the start of November a number of members of staff here at Kinver decided to go with the mo, and raise money for the Movember charity by growing a moustache. This organisation focuses on providing charitable donations to fund research, treatment and support for those suffering with prostate and testicular cancer. It also supports organisations to prevent male suicide, and to provide mental health support to men in need, as this problem has grown significantly over the last ten years within society.”

Mr Davies, Mr Fox, Mr Harper, Mr Parry and Mr Roberts all took on the challenge of growing their moustaches over the entirety of November, and have so far raised £150 through generous donations to the charity.

We would very much appreciate any further donations via https://moteam.co/kinver-high?mc=1 to help support such a worthy cause and provide help and support to those who need it.

Meet Kinver’s New Headteacher!


My name is Nikki Clifton, proud to be the new headteacher of Kinver High School.

I join Kinver High  pleased to find a team and community with ambitions that match mine, to create a world class environment for our students to learn.

During my headship I aim to lean on not only the experience gained from my 25 years in education, first as a teacher of Modern Foreign Languages and secondly as a School Leader for the past decade; but also, being a parent of three teenagers allows me to perfectly understand the challenges that face our students, parents and carers. I know that the relationship between home and school is crucial to the development of our students.

At Kinver, we believe that every child really matters and that every child is an individual with an array of talents, perhaps yet to be discovered.  It is our belief that every child can be successful and we are committed to ensuring that all students are prepared for their future and are able to go on to lead successful lives.

Our goal is simple, we want all students to develop into well-rounded confident, independent, resilient and high achieving outward thinking individuals, who are proud of their school, its values and reputation.  We will equip all students with the knowledge, skills, characteristics and learning behaviours to enable them to set aspirational and challenging goals. We always seek to work with pupils, parents and our wider school community to provide a happy, supportive and stimulating environment where all students thrive, feel safe, respected and are recognised. We want our students to be happy, successful young adults who contribute to their communities, seek out opportunities and continue to always aim, to be the best that they can be.

Kinver High School and Sixth Form is widely recognised as a friendly and welcoming school community where all are valued. We aim to support and challenge all our students to work hard and have high aspirations for academic success and personal development. The attainment of students at Kinver is consistently above the national average and their ‘behaviour in lessons and at social times is good’ (Ofsted 2018). Our curriculum is broad and balanced and designed to ensure that all students develop the wide range of skills and attributes required to be a successful member of society as well as gaining the best possible recognised qualifications.

‘16 to 19 study programmes are effective. Teaching is strong, and students make good progress.’ Ofsted 2018

Kinver is a small 11 – 18 secondary school providing for about 600 students. Being relatively small for a secondary school is seen by parents and students as highly beneficial because we know all of our students well, so that we can help them to learn and develop in a close knit environment. Our positive learning environment, promotes, recognises and rewards all student’s achievements and positive contributions to wider school life. Together with our comprehensive student support structure we ensure that all students can access help, guidance and the support to succeed. As a result, our students are the best advertisement the school could have.

We are located in the beautiful, rural village setting of Kinver and serve a wide area also comprising the South Staffordshire villages of Stourton, Swindon, Bobbington and Trysull. Over recent years a substantial number of children have travelled in from the southern and western parts of Stourbridge including Norton, Wollaston, Wordsley and from Cookley in Worcestershire. Kinver is also conveniently located for travel to and from Bridgnorth, Dudley, and Kidderminster.

Academic work at all stages at Kinver High is important, but our idea of education goes beyond the classroom. We have an exceptional range of extra-curricular activities, through involvement in sports teams, musical performances and a variety of lunchtime and after-school clubs designed to engage and inspire students to pursue their own interests and develop their talents. There is also a house system to add a positive, competitive edge to many of the team activities that take place.

‘The curriculum is well balanced, and extra-curricular activities make a strong contribution to pupils’ learning’ Ofsted 2018

Our simple message to students is that ‘hard work and high aspirations make you successful’.

I hope that you will want to discover more of what Kinver High can offer you or your child and would encourage you to further explore our website to get to know us better. Through the website you will also be able to access a wide range of important and useful information about the school and stay up to date with school life here at Kinver.

If you are interested in finding out more about our School, please contact the Head’s PA to arrange a visit. I would be delighted to answer any questions you may have and to give you an opportunity to visit the School.

 

Kinver Bake Sale


The environmentalist group at Kinver High School, Fridays 4 Future, is running a bake sale this Friday 6 December at break and lunch time to raise funds to improve recycling around the school.
Students are invited to bring money in for this event and if anyone wishes to bake and donate a cake(s), they would be very gratefully received.
Many thanks for your support