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Welcome to our December 2014 newsletter. This term has literally flown by and Christmas is just around the corner. We sincerely hope that the Christmas period will bring whatever you wish for and that you have time with your families and are able to relax wherever you choose to spend the festive season. Thank you for allowing us the privilege of working with your child this term.

News in brief

We will close for Christmas on Wednesday 17th December and re-open on Saturday 3rd January 2015. There won’t be any planned lessons during the Holiday period but please let us know if you have any specific needs.

The “sweets in the jar” competition was won by Beth, Luis and James who all guessed 120. The actual number was 118. Happy chocolating!

Please pick up your copy of the 2015 Kip Calendar which is now available. Connect with the puzzles and quizzes it contains through the year and look out for the prizes on offer.

Special Mention this term goes to the following Kip stars:

Aksa Nadeem, Dylan Parker, Fiona Ninil

End of Term Awards

We will be making end of term teacher awards for outstanding performance. All of our students have made good progress and worked very hard towards their goals. These gift awards are made by the teachers for that special achievement.
All of our Kip students are true STARS!

Other news

All Kip students who left in June 2014 celebrated GCSE exam successes in Maths and English. They worked really hard and everyone moved on to the next stage of their Sixth Form or College courses. Well done to these amazing students.
Students are currently preparing for both SAT’s and GCSE’s. We are hugely encouraged by their progress and we predict strong performances in 2015.

If you are a Social Media user please take the opportunity to check us out on both Facebook and Twitter:
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Our interactive education platform continues to be a real asset to the students and allows the teachers to track improvements and co-ordinate individual work plans for each student.
In addition to accessing homework from home students can also gain access to lessons at home as an occasional alternative to coming in to the Centre.
Insight now automatically awards students who achieve 3 “flashing green” scores in their lesson a Perfectionist award. The students are definitely fully engaged with this.

And Finally ………..

Sincere thanks go to Paul Lolley, Kalley Ottewell, Helen Murphy, Elliot Cooper, Mike Herbert, and Gill Jones. Kalley left Kip in the Summer to take up a full time school post in Tamworth.
We’re truly pleased to have these fantastic teachers on board and we know this will continue to deliver the best possible standards for your child.
As most of you know Sue had spinal surgery over the Summer – her recovery has been fantastic. She returned to teaching after only 3 weeks; way ahead of expectations.
If there’s anything we’ve missed please let us know.
Sue & Dave Priestley

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