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Education Reform Up For Discussion

22nd March 2022

A very broad group of thinkers, parents, employers, educators, students, researchers came together at our Education On The Move Conference (co-hosted with Rethinking Assessment), all convinced that in different ways we have something of a curriculum emergency and we need to radically rethink the way we evidence the full range of young people’s strengths.

KAS Community Support for Ukraine

21st March 2022

As a school community we pride ourselves on helping others whenever and wherever we can. The news of war in Ukraine was something we knew we had to respond to and the students, staff and parents of King Alfred all felt the need to help. Ljudmila and Ivanna from our amazing cleaning team are both…

Sporting Success Near And Far

15th March 2022

There is always a lot of sport going on around KAS, from after school clubs to Choice on Wednesdays and Fridays and competitive team matches against other schools. Last week was a great example of the variety of sporting talent we have here. FOOTBALL Year 6 students, along with PE teacher/coach Tom Franklin, headed to…

World Book Day Is A Characterful Affair

9th March 2022

Activities for World Book Day were back in full this term with Author visits across the year groups in Lower School and dressing up as favourite book characters a must! The children really embraced the day and enjoyed talking about their cherished stories and sharing recommendations with friends. Click on the images below to reveal…

It’s All Greek for Year 7

24th February 2022

Year 7 took a step back in time for their Greek-themed creativity week. They stepped away from their normal lessons to take part in a variety of different activities which were all linked by the myth of Medusa. They learnt about the Ancient Greeks and the variety of ways they’ve contributed to Western civilisation. They…

Willow Wonder Wall

24th February 2022

Design Technology technician Chris Raymond has been working with students from Years 6 and 7 to create this beautiful living willow hedge which will form the entrance to the treehouse. Complete with ‘igloo’ areas to play in, it should prove popular with students for years to come as it grows and the new growth will…

Head’s Blog – AGM speech 2022

21st February 2022

Head Robert Lobatto gave this speech at the recent AGM of The King Alfred School Society:   Tucked away in a semi-subterranean space and nestled between the Photography Studio and the stationery cupboard is a small, air-conditioned room.  Inside, you find treasure, not of the shiny sparkling pirate variety, but photographs, documents and artefacts that…

UAL Devised Drama Is A Cult Hit

10th February 2022

In January mysterious posters started appearing around the school—we asked Y13 UAL student Talitha to explain what went down when delegates signed up to attend the Exe-one Conference. “Myself, along with the other Year 13 UAL students, wrote and produced Exe-one international, a promenade piece inspired by Scientology and modern day cults. For the performance,…

Y9 Boys Win ISA Football Tournament

1st February 2022

Last week PE teacher Tom was up early in order to drive the Y9 boys football team to Nottingham to take part in the ISA Schools Tournament. It was a long drive but worth it when the boys not only won, but went the whole tournament unbeaten and without conceding a single goal! Tom says:…

Education On The Move: KASS Conference

31st January 2022

19th March 9.30am—4pm “If we teach today’s children as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” John Dewey Each day brings new voices saying our education system needs to change. Despite this, many can be discouraged by the twin challenges of what this change should look like, and of how to overcome the obstacles…

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