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A Day For Dawn

10th May 2022

On a sunny May afternoon we gathered Dawn’s family, Old Alfredians, former and current staff, parents past and present in the Main Hall in memory of the warm, bright and compassionate woman whose impact as Head of KAS is a great legacy. Guests were invited to share their stories and memories of how Dawn touched…

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…

Head’s Blog –
‘The Terror’ of exam-driven assessment

1st October 2020

As part of the Rethinking Assessment group, our Head, Robert, is helping to drive conversations around GCSE reform. Rethinking Assessment is a group of state, independent and special schools, business people, academics and stakeholders, united in the desire to create something fairer and more fit for purpose than the current exam-driven system. Robert’s latest blog…

Message from Robert – 9 July

9th July 2020

In his last message of the term Robert reflects on what we’ve achieved as a community over the last four months and looks ahead to September.

Message from Robert – 29 June

29th June 2020

In the penultimate week of term – Robert talks about the return to school of many students last week and looks forward to September.

Message from Robert – 1 June

2nd June 2020

As we welcome students back to the site for the first time since March 20th, Robert outlines the measures which have been put in place to enable this to happen in a safe way for everyone.

Message from Robert – 18 May

19th May 2020

Roberts last video update before half term comes from the outdoor amphitheatre which should be the focal point of the Y8 Village Project this week. Despite another KAS landmark missed, the tone is optimistic as Robert talks about planning for potential reopening and the positive feedback from students and parents.

Message from Robert – 4 May

4th May 2020

In today’s message, Robert talks about the power of our Forge as an educational tool and looks ahead to how the school will return to normal during the next phases of the Covid-19 response.

Message from Robert – 24 April

24th April 2020

Robert’s message this week focuses on the mental health challenge posed by Covid-19 and how we can support each other through this difficult experience.

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