KEVI: National Winners of TeenTech Awards 2016

Winners on stageCongratulations to Year 11 students Alistair McCubbin and Matthew Forster, and Year 10 student William Brown, winners of the Digital Skills category at this year’s TeenTech Awards.

Students look forward to attending prize-giving at Buckingham Palace in the autumn with the Duke of York, as well as their prize of work experience at DELL.
The award was sponsored by DELL and was presented by Shirley Creed from DELL and Gemma Morris from Sky News.

Congratulations to Alistair, Matthew and William. TeenTech had 1400 entries this year, therefore to win is an absolutely fantastic achievement.” – Miss Najafi, Student Voice, Leadership & Enrichment Co-ordinator  

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KEVI Invited to Buckingham Palace

TeenTech_The_King_Edward_VI_School_01KEVI students Alistair McCubbin, Tom Lawrence and Jack Belisle, were invited to attend a Winners Reception along with Miss Najafi and Mr Tuck, with The Duke of York KG, at Buckingham Palace on 4th November, as this year’s National Teen Tech Winners, in the International Collaboration Category.

Students presented infront of HRH, as well as Founder of the Teen Tech Awards, former Tomorrow’s World Presenter Maggie Philbin.

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KEVI chosen to help train the next generation of teachers

NationalTeachingSchoolThe King Edward VI School has been selected to become a National Teaching School.

Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools, not least by exemplifying excellent standards of teaching.

The King Edward VI School is one of 52 schools in England to be granted teaching school status in the latest round.

Introduced in 2011, Teaching Schools are all rated as “outstanding”. They work with partner schools in an alliance to ensure high quality school-led initial teacher training and professional development opportunities for teachers at all stages of their career.

They raise standards through supporting other schools, engage in research and development, and ensure that the most talented school leaders are spotted and supported to become successful headteachers.

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KEVI Cyclist Strikes Gold

Congratulations to Fiona and Hamish Turnbull for their achievements in cycling. Fiona (11A) has been selected for the North East cycling team to take part in the Sainsbury’s School Games in Manchester and has also been selected to be part of the North East Teams for both Mountain Biking and Road Cycling Inter Regional Competitions. All while her brother, Hamish Turnbull (Year 12) earned two gold medals at the Sainsbury’s School Games at the weekend, but he says he wont stop there and has his sights set on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Winners at National Teen Tech Awards 2015 

Congratulations to students Alistair McCubbin, Tom Lawrence and Jack Belisle, who were winners of the ‘International Collaboration’ category in this year’s National Teen Tech Awards 2015. The final took place at The Royal Society in London on 22 June.

Students presented to a range of high profile judges, including HRH The Duke of York.
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Recognition for excellent GCSE results

image004We are pleased to announce that we have received national recognition for the exceptional attainment of our students in the 2014 GCSE examinations.

SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers Network, recently undertook its annual in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England and identified us as a success.

We have qualified for an SSAT Educational Outcomes Award by being in the top 20% of non-selective schools nationally for high average grades achieved by students.

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Young volunteers honoured with Diana Award

Diana logoThe King Edward VI School is delighted to announce that the following KEVI students have been publicly honoured with the National Diana Award. They include Lydia Wendt, Lewis James, Angus Kirk, Amy Scott and Alistair McCubbin, as well as former students Dominic James, Calvin Willis and Freddie Bowles.

The Diana Award is a legacy to Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better.

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John Muir Award Opportunity

johnmuirawardlogo-forwebThere is an opportunity for students in all years to achieve a John Muir Award. Students may choose from the following projects:

  • Creation and development of Northumberland Youth Service and KEVI allotment
  • Bee-Keeping
  • Gardening/ Landscape Design

Find out more about the John Muir Award website.

Register interest in Student Voice Base (opposite B5)