Saturday, May 20, 2023

Weekly Update : 22nd May 2023

Greg Dyke Visits KBA

We were delighted to welcome Greg Dyke to the academy on Friday 19th May. 

The businessman, journalist, and broadcaster is probably best known as having held the tile of the director general of the BBC but he has also been a board member at Manchester United FC and Chairman of Brentford FC.

Sixth Form questions attended a special ‘in person’ audience where they were able to ask questions to Mr Dyke. The event was chaired by our very own Mr Mba and students were keen to ask about topics ranging from the media to football to business and further education.

Public Examinations Update

We have been immensely proud of students who have been undertaking public examinations.

Year 6 students were focussed during their SATs and students in Year 11 and 13 have shown impeccable behaviour and concentration in GCSE, Advanced Level and BTEC examinations that have started to take place.

If your child is revising for upcoming exams please remember to support them through what is a very stressful period of their lives.

The mental health charity MIND have lots of useful guidance, advice and support on their website. This can be accessed here.

Meet North Northamptonshire’s SEND Team

North Northamptonshire’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Team offer support to schools and parents and carers so that they can help young people when they are experiencing difficulties in school and home life. 

The SEND Team are holding meetings in June between 10:30am and 11:30am where parents and carers of students with SEND will be able to ask questions and seek support.
An Occupational Therapist will also be giving a 10 minute talk at the events. This talk will focus on identifying sensory self-regulation difficulties and providing tips for the home. 

Talks will take place as below. To register for the events, or for more information, please contact:

Votes For Schools

This week in Votes For Schools students will explore extreme ideas and consider how these are persuasive to young people. Finally, they will analyse the ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors that lead to extremism and radicalisation.


image001.png VFS 15 min Extreme right wing views.pptx


Have a look at the lesson – how would you vote? 

KBA Wombles

Every Tuesday we run our ‘eco club’ enrichment from 3.50pm to 4:50pm. All students are welcome to join. We meet outside A107. 

Trips and visits at KBA

Review of this term so far:



21st April – yr 8 Geography trip – 90 students and 6 staff

22nd-23rd April – CCF trip shooting experience -12 students and 2 staff

26th April – RAF gliding experience – 18 students and 2 staff



5th May – Yr 8 Geography trip – 60 students and 4 staff

5th-7th May – CCF parachuting experience – 8 students and 2 staff

19th-21st May – CCF trip – 54 students and 8 staff

20th May – Rugby 7’s at Twickenham – 68 students and 8 staff


This week’s trips and visits:


22nd May – Yr 12 Geography Field trip

26th May – Twickenham rugby premiership final