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Par­ent home: Lat­est news

Ex-​KES stu­dent success!

Ex-​student, Entre­pre­neur Neil Fright speaks to year 10 and 11 Busi­ness students.

On Mon­day 13th Jan­u­ary, ex-​student Neil Fright and his wife Car­o­line came to speak to our year 10 and 11 stu­dents about set­ting up their own busi­ness ‘Car­bon Num­bers’ that they founded in 2012. Car­bon num­bers deliv­ers energy sav­ings for clients such as Adi­das and the Museum of Lon­don. This new busi­ness now employs 33 peo­ple. Neil spoke about their suc­cesses, tak­ing risks and the need to cre­ate a vision at the start, but that FOCUS will get you to the end!!

Later in the day Car­o­line and Neil spoke to the year 13 Busi­ness stu­dents in a work­shop on Employ­ment and Selec­tion, where they looked at inter­view prepa­ra­tions and psy­cho­me­t­ric testing.

Car­o­line and Neil — Thank you so much for tak­ing the trip back to Thanet to join us at KES, we hope to see you again in the near future!

Well­be­ing Conference

wellbeing conference

End of Term 2

Mes­sage for parents/​carers:

Wednes­day 18th Decem­ber is the last day of term, and stu­dents fin­ish at 12:10pm. It is non-​school uni­form, dona­tions of 50p-£1, all pro­ceeds going towards updat­ing our LRC.

Term 3 starts at nor­mal time on Mon­day 6th January.

Cer­tifi­cate Collection

A reminder to all stu­dents who com­pleted Year 11 at KES in the sum­mer of 2019: cer­tifi­cates can be col­lected, in per­son, on Wednes­day 27th Novem­ber, from 3:30-7pm.

Remem­brance Day 2019


On Mon­day 11th Novem­ber, we invite our stu­dents to wear some­thing red, to help us reflect on the sac­ri­fices made for us, and for every­body around the world. All funds raised from dona­tions will go to Help For Heroes.

Porch­light Cheque Presentation

placeholder 150x150pxWhen Nathan Tough, Com­mu­nity and Cor­po­rate Fundrais­ing Offi­cer, for the char­ity came to the Thanet Sec­ondary Head­teach­ers’ meet­ing to talk about the grow­ing issue of home­less­ness in Thanet all of the head­teach­ers were shocked by the sta­tis­tics and vowed to work together to sup­port this won­der­ful char­ity. At the end of the last aca­d­e­mic year all stu­dents in Thanet, aged 1118, from whichever sec­ondary school they attend, were encour­aged to carry out a series of char­ity events in order to raise aware­ness of home­less­ness and money to sup­port the work Porch­light does.

Harts­down Acad­emy had a sleep out with stu­dents and staff, includ­ing the head­teacher Matt Tate, sleep­ing on the ground out in the open air all night. “Although it was sum­mer it was still really cold and we had sleep­ing bags and coats,” said one stu­dent, “it really shows how hard it is to be home­less and I dread to think what it would be like in the win­ter.” Other schools had non-​uniform days, cake sales, par­ents’ cof­fee morn­ings, pyjama days, dance com­pe­ti­tions and spon­sored events. Sev­eral of the schools opened food banks so that dona­tions of food could be made and passed on to those who need it most.

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