Parent Governor needed as Ruth completes term of office

Wednesday 5th April 2017 Could you help support King Edward VI College by becoming a parent governor? The Board of Governors will have a vacancy on 1 May 2017 for a parent governor to join them for a period of 2 years. This is a challenging, but rewarding role as governors are responsible for ensuring the quality of provision at the college and its financial sustainability. Ruth Waterhouse was appointed as the parent governor in May 2015 and says that: "I found my time as a governor at king Edwards rewarding, fulfilling and enjoyable. My fellow governors were always supportive, helpful and approachable. I enjoyed watching students develop into confident young adults, and always found student productions particularly enjoyable. The an...

Wellbeing Day

The 14th February was not just Valentine's Day here at King Ed's; it also marked the annual Wellbeing Day. This is an event that takes place every year which focuses on combatting the stigma of mental illness and promoting both mental and physical wellbeing. There were several mental health charities present, including Dudley and Walsall Mental Health and Rethink Mental Illness, who all explained to students and staff what services were available to them should they need them. There were also representatives from other important organisations, including Horizon Sexual Health Referral Centre, based in Walsall, Dudley Libraries, Health Exchange and Brook, all on hand with useful information and advice. Our students also played a key role ...

Students recognised for hard work

This week, some of our hardworking students were recognised for their contribution to the college at our termly commendation awards. The event took place on Tuesday 7th February, when the students, who were nominated by their subject teachers and curriculum leaders, gathered in the Foley building to celebrate their achievements. Students were nominated for their hard work in a range of subjects for excellent progress, achievement and contribution to their subject area or for their services to the college as a whole. In addition, some of our sport students were recognised for obtaining a place in the AoC Sport National Championships. The students that received a commendation were: Joshua Catton (Earls) Suzanne Dear (Earls) Ellie Dow...

King Ed's Pays Back to the Community with Kindness Day and Community Defibrillator

On Friday 3rd February, staff and students at King Edward VI College, Stourbridge, held a fundraising event in memory of Business teacher Jane Reason who sadly passed away last year. The event was focused on 'kindness', as Jane was known throughout college for her kind and considerate nature, and aimed to bring the whole college community together to raise money for an on-site memorial to Jane. Any additional proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer Awareness, a charity that Jane supported. Prior to the event, students had been encouraged to perform 'random acts of kindness' which were then shared on the 'kindness wall' on the day, along with compliments and inspirational quotes. To raise money, a range of stalls were available, including...

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