<![CDATA[Stephen Perse Foundation News Feed]]> e4education Content Management System (CMS) Version: 4.5 (www.e4education.co.uk) Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:23:04 GMT Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:23:04 GMT <![CDATA[ Stephen Perse Foundation awarded prestigious schools’ mental health award ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=5009 The Stephen Perse Foundation has been awarded the School Mental Health Award (Bronze Status) by the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools by Leeds Beckett University. The Department for Education recognises the direct link between positive mental health in schools and successful educational outcomes. The Mental Health Award for Schools builds on this link and, the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health explains that it “provides a framework for educational institutions to evidence policies and initiatives that work towards improving emotional health and wellbeing for both staff and pupils.”

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020 12:57:29 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=5009
<![CDATA[ Head of Guidance and Careers gains Career Leaders Qualification ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=5008 Dr Allison Curry, Stephen Perse Head of Guidance and Careers and teacher of Biology, has been awarded the OCR Level 6 QCF Career Leaders Qualification. 

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Mon, 14 Sep 2020 15:10:29 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=5008
<![CDATA[ Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 42 - Introducing the new Principal and Head of Senior School ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=5007 Meet our new Principal and Head of Senior School Richard Girvan as he talks about starting his new role.

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Mon, 7 Sep 2020 16:24:18 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=5007
<![CDATA[ Stephen Perse Sixth Form announces new campus location in historic buildings ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=458&nid=22&storyid=5006 Commencing from the start of the new academic year, the Stephen Perse Sixth Form will be located on Bateman Street in well-appointed and historic buildings that exemplify the best of this dynamic and inventive city, combining legacy and facilities to support student development.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2020 13:35:38 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=458&nid=22&storyid=5006
<![CDATA[ Grade anxiety leads to increased interest in Stephen Perse Sixth Form places this September ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=5005 Helen Roberts, Stephen Perse Admissions Registrar is reporting increased calls from parents of Year 11 students and by parents with children in other local and international schools who are clearly unsettled by the furore of recent weeks. She says that many parents are not confident in the ability in their new school of choice to be able to deliver the curriculum whatever the circumstances next year, or to ensure their child achieves the outcomes of the final years of school that best reflect their abilities.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2020 16:17:36 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=5005
<![CDATA[ Stephen Perse Foundation announces outstanding GCSE results; once again amongst the best in the UK ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=579&nid=40&storyid=5004 Students in the Senior School at the Stephen Perse Foundation have achieved excellent results with 49% of entries graded 9, the highest grade possible, in this summer’s GCSEs. This continues a trend of academic achievement at Stephen Perse despite the challenging and uncertain circumstances students have experienced since the schools closure directive in March and lack of formal examinations.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2020 13:28:30 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=579&nid=40&storyid=5004
<![CDATA[ Stephen Perse Foundation announces outstanding A level results; once again amongst the best in the UK ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=458&nid=22&storyid=5003 Students in the Sixth Form at the Stephen Perse Foundation have achieved outstanding
results in this year’s A levels with 61% of grades awarded at A*-A. This compares particularly favourably with the national average of 27.9% achieving an A grade or higher.
These results continue a trend of excellence in the Sixth Form despite the extraordinary circumstances in a year without any formal examinations, instead replaced by a centre assessment grade for each subject, which has been through a process of moderation before being finalised and issued by the awarding bodies.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2020 08:50:04 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=458&nid=22&storyid=5003
<![CDATA[ Stephen Perse Sixth Form announces outstanding IB Results; once again amongst the best in the UK ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4994 Students who take the International Baccalaureate (IB) at the Stephen Perse Sixth Form have achieved this year an average score of 39.9 points. Once again, these results place the school in the top group of IB schools both in the UK and worldwide. 

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Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:23:04 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4994
<![CDATA[ Stephen Perse in the news during lockdown ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4995 Staff at the Stephen Perse Foundation have regularly been in the news in recent months talking about the digital strategy we embarked on eight years ago to ensure that all students gain the skills and education they need for their future.  

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Thu, 9 Jul 2020 08:54:16 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4995
<![CDATA[ The Bionic Men visit years 5 and 6 ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=505&nid=34&storyid=4996 Children in Year 5 and 6 across the foundation recently enjoyed a hugely informative 'Google Meet' session with two of the world's most renowned Bionic people. Rob Spence - 'The EyeBorg' -  joined us from his home in Toronto whilst  Prof. Dr Bertold Meyer joined the meeting from his University in Chemnitz, Germany and told us of his life with his bionic arm.

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Wed, 15 Jul 2020 08:52:07 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=505&nid=34&storyid=4996
<![CDATA[ Triumph at the TeenTech Awards 2020 ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=458&nid=22&storyid=4991 Jakub K in year 13 was recently announced as a finalist in the Best Research category of the TeenTech Awards 2020. We are pleased to announce that on 29 June at the virtual finals, Jakub was announced as the winner of his category for his project 'Diluted white paint and its effect on the temperature under tiles'.

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Wed, 1 Jul 2020 12:10:40 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=458&nid=22&storyid=4991
<![CDATA[ Stephen Perse Foundation shortlisted for Prep School of the Year ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4990 The prestigious Independent Schools of the Year 2020, an awards scheme run by the Independent School Parent portfolio of magazines, has shortlisted the Stephen Perse Foundation for the Prep School of the Year award. The award recognises a school “which offers an outstandingly rich experience for its students.”

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Fri, 3 Jul 2020 16:21:22 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4990
<![CDATA[ Design Engineering teacher supports local fire victims through digital portraits ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4989 Portrait for a Cause is a fundraising initiative for the victims of the Arbury Kingsway Flat fire that devasted seven homes back in May. Organised by Ethel Von Mann, a Design Engineering teacher at Stephen Perse, who has come up with an idea to help people in the community badly affected by the fire and gain a digital portrait of a friend or relative which is then posted to them as a surprise gift.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2020 16:08:20 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4989
<![CDATA[ Pupils create innovative ideas for the 2020 TeenTech Awards ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=579&nid=40&storyid=4987 Two groups of Stephen Perse pupils entered their sustainability focused ideas into the 2020 TeenTech Awards.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2020 16:24:37 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=579&nid=40&storyid=4987
<![CDATA[ Pupils from across the Foundation come together to create a virtual brass ensemble ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4986 Instrument teachers Mr Brennan and Mr Townend have brought together pupils from years 3-11 to create a virtual brass ensemble. 

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Wed, 17 Jun 2020 15:59:47 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4986
<![CDATA[ Newsletters 5 June 2020 ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=79&storyid=4980 Follow the links below to read the school newsletters sent to parents on Friday 5 June 2020:

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Fri, 5 Jun 2020 16:14:02 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=79&storyid=4980
<![CDATA[ Years 1 and 6 return to school ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=991&nid=60&storyid=4979 This week Dame Bradbury's has been more lively than in recent weeks with the return of years 1 and 6 to school where they have adapted fantastically to the social distancing measures put in place. See below what all our year groups has been learning whether on-site or remotely.

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Thu, 4 Jun 2020 09:24:16 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=991&nid=60&storyid=4979
<![CDATA[ ​​​​​​​Year 13 student shortlisted in University of Oxford’s competition ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=458&nid=22&storyid=4977 Well done to Year 13 student Almudena who has been shortlisted for the ‘Unsung Heroes of Science’ video competition held by Hertford College at the University of Oxford.

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Mon, 15 Jun 2020 08:47:50 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=458&nid=22&storyid=4977
<![CDATA[ ​​​​​​​Stephen Perse Podcast Episode 40: Using remote teaching to keep children engaged in Drama ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4976 Join Stephen Perse Head of Senior School, Dr Kemp, as he chats to the Drama department about the many ways they are using remote teaching to keep children engaged in Drama.

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Fri, 29 May 2020 16:27:24 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4976
<![CDATA[ ​​​​​​​Inspiring stories from Stephen Perse Alumni: The Deighton sisters ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=15&nid=2&storyid=4974 This is the story of three sisters, all former pupils of Perse Girls in the late 1890s/early 1900s told to us by granddaughter Kate Mears. 

Kate relayed the inspiring story about the Deighton sisters, her two Great Aunts, Dorothy and Winifred, and her Grandmother Margaret and how their lives were shaped by the events of the early 20th Century including the Spanish Flu epidemic and the First World War (WW1). 

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Fri, 29 May 2020 11:21:56 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=15&nid=2&storyid=4974
<![CDATA[ ​​​​​​​Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 39 - Staying artistic and creative in lockdown ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4972 Join Head of Senior School, Dr Andy Kemp, as he chats to Curriculum Leader of Visual Arts Mr Ben Keeble about the amazing art projects that are helping students to stay creative during lockdown.

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Thu, 28 May 2020 14:22:07 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4972
<![CDATA[ Stephen Perse Classics department leading the way in remote Classics teaching ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4970 The Stephen Perse Classics Department have been leading the way with facilitating the teaching of Classics remotely in schools up and down the country.

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Wed, 3 Jun 2020 09:03:22 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4970
<![CDATA[ Year 8 drama pupils explore Greek theatre and myths by making podcasts ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=579&nid=40&storyid=4969 Year 8 Drama students have been exploring the topic of Greek Theatre and Greek myths and legends in their virtual Drama lessons.

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Fri, 15 May 2020 14:36:37 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=579&nid=40&storyid=4969
<![CDATA[ What Sixth form Spanish classes have been learning during lockdown ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=458&nid=22&storyid=4968 Spanish teacher Ms Riquel has shared what her sixth form IB classes have been learning remotely recently.

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Thu, 14 May 2020 14:51:25 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=458&nid=22&storyid=4968
<![CDATA[ ​​​​​​​Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 38 - 7.1 million Keepie Uppie Challenge for Covid Heroes ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4967 Join Dr Andy Kemp, Head of Senior School at the Stephen Perse Foundation as he talks to Rosedale House student Imogen about her '7.1 million Keepie Uppie Challenge for Covid Heroes' campaign.

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Mon, 11 May 2020 10:52:30 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4967
<![CDATA[ Remote psychology enrichment looks at optical illusions ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4963 Remote enrichment sessions have gotten underway this term so that pupils can continue to get involved with the subjects they love. The psychology session started by looking at optical illusions.

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Wed, 6 May 2020 15:45:48 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4963
<![CDATA[ Remote teaching doesn't stop Year 7 from getting dramatic! ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4961 The senior school Green Room May be temporarily closed for business but the show must go on, as they say, and Drama students from across Years 7-12 have been finding other ways to be dramatic.

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Mon, 4 May 2020 13:35:49 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4961
<![CDATA[ ​​​​​​​Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 37 - Creating PPE for the NHS ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4962 Join Dr Andy Kemp, Head of Senior School at the Stephen Perse Foundation as he talks to Caty Wynne-Powell (Head of Creative and Design Engineering ) and Natasha Hammond (Design Engineering Teacher and Pastoral Leader Year 8) about using their time during the lockdown to create PPE visors for front line workers and the NHS.

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Wed, 6 May 2020 11:03:08 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4962
<![CDATA[ ​​​​​​​Year 5 pupil Imogen aims for 7.1 million keepy-uppies to raise money for “Covid Heroes” ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4960 We are immensely proud of Year 5 pupil Imogen who has created a challenge to complete 7.1 million keepy-uppies, one for every key worker in the UK, and donating any funds raised to nine key worker charities. Inspired by Captain Tom Moore raising money for the NHS Imogen wanted to play her part in supporting the key workers who are working towards fighting Covid19.

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Wed, 3 Jun 2020 15:41:20 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4960
<![CDATA[ Stephen Perse Alumna graduates university and begins work as a junior doctor early to help amidst Covid-19 ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4959 Many congratulations to Louisa Bateman, a former Stephen Perse Foundation student (2007-2012) who today graduates from medical school with a distinction in MB ChB and a Masters in Public Health and International Development from the University of Sheffield.

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Wed, 29 Apr 2020 09:20:10 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4959
<![CDATA[ Head of creative and design engineering works with community group to help make and distribute PPE ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4955 Caty Wynne-Powell, Head of creative and design engineering at Dame Bradbury’s, took 'Elvis' Dame Bradbury's 3D printer home with her upon the closure of the school knowing that she wanted to try and support key workers by making PPE. 

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Mon, 4 May 2020 11:58:51 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4955
<![CDATA[ Newsletters 24 April 2020 ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=79&storyid=4954 Follow the links below to read the school newsletters sent to parents on Friday 24 April 2020:

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Mon, 27 Apr 2020 08:53:51 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=79&storyid=4954
<![CDATA[ Year 9 pupil is named one of AccessArt's Young Artists of the year ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=579&nid=40&storyid=4953 Year 9 pupil Arthur has been selected as one of the AccessArt Young Artists of 2020.

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Wed, 22 Apr 2020 14:27:47 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=579&nid=40&storyid=4953
<![CDATA[ Stephen Perse made PPE is delivered to our key workers in the community ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4952 Two of our fantastic teachers at Stephen Perse have given up their free time to continue to come on to site and make vital PPE for the community's key workers.

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Wed, 22 Apr 2020 10:29:32 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4952
<![CDATA[ ​​​​​​​Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 36 - A look back to the 'Festival of Learning' ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4951 We are going to cast our minds back to summer 2019, and the Foundation-wide Festival of learning. This interactive day of sustainability-focused learning and collaboration is reported on by a team of Stephen Perse students, in an excellent piece of journalism in the style of a radio show. This podcasts has interviews from students, environmentalists and staff and captures the heart and themes of the festival.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2020 15:37:28 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4951
<![CDATA[ Design & Engineering department using 3D printer to make PPE for front line workers ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4950 Our Design & Engineering team are using the school's 3D printer to make protective visors for front line workers, to protect against Covid-19. Members of staff at the Senior School and Dame Bradbury's have used their time over the Easter Break to help NHS workers in this time of need.

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Tue, 28 Apr 2020 09:11:32 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4950
<![CDATA[ ​​​​​​​Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 35 - Using science and engineering to create art ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4949 Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to our Digital Art teacher Diana Scarborough about how she combines her passion and background in engineering and art to spread the message of sustainability.

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Fri, 10 Apr 2020 16:11:37 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4949
<![CDATA[ Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 34 - The benefits of learning a language ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4948 Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to Dawn Hull, about her time living in Iran, and how being immersed in different cultures lead to a lifelong love of languages.

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Wed, 8 Apr 2020 14:12:14 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4948
<![CDATA[ Modern Languages department share how they are remotely teaching Spanish lessons ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=579&nid=40&storyid=4943 Ana Riquel from our Modern Languages department has shared how she has adapted her Spanish lessons so her class can continue to develop their language skills from home.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:51:11 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=579&nid=40&storyid=4943
<![CDATA[ Checking in on our alumni across Cambridge during COVID-19 ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4946 The Stephen Perse Foundation have been calling some of our more mature former students who still live in the Cambridge area to see if we can provide any help at this time of extraordinary change resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2020 12:45:34 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4946
<![CDATA[ Productive first week of remote teaching across Stephen Perse ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4945 It's the end of the first week of remote teaching - and what a productive week it has been! We are extremely proud of how both our pupils and staff have adapted to their new ways of working. Here are just a handful of the activities that have been happening over the last couple of days. 

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Wed, 3 Jun 2020 09:08:03 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4945
<![CDATA[ ​​​​​​​Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 33 - Removing barriers to learning ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4947 Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to Sara Gustafsson, our Inclusion Specialist at the Stephen Perse Foundation, about how to creatively remove barriers to learning for everyone.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:08:22 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=0&nid=83&storyid=4947
<![CDATA[ Dr Kemp delivers his first 'e'ssembly from home ]]> https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=579&nid=40&storyid=4944 With today normally being senior school assembly day, to stick to routine Dr Kemp has recorded an 'e'ssembly on tips on what we can all do to keep productivity and our physical and mental wellbeing high whilst we socially distance ourselves at home.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2020 12:07:41 GMT https://www.stephenperse.com/news/?pid=579&nid=40&storyid=4944