Mr Jason Slack, new Head of Foundation at King’s School, recently welcomed local MP, David Rutley, to the school’s new campus.
This was David’s first visit to the new purpose-built 80 acre site since it was opened in September. During the visit, Mr Slack gave David an overview of the school’s facilities and an update on the positive progress that has been achieved over recent weeks, despite having to deal with challenges relating to coronavirus.
After the meeting, David was shown several of the school’s new facilities, while respecting the school’s social distancing restrictions. David was impressed by the main academic building which now houses all year groups, both boys and girls, and the new separate sports centre, which includes a gym, dance studio and a swimming pool, and wider sports facilities.
Mr Slack explained how, since it’s foundation more than 500 years ago, King’s has been active in servicing the wider community in Macclesfield. He remains committed to building on this long history of providing community access to its facilities and forming strong links with community sports groups.
David was told that the school’s facilities are currently used by a number of local sports groups in the evenings and at weekends, and that Mr Slack was pleased to see the facilities being used by young people engaged in a range of sports. The school’s community partners include: Macclesfield Netball Club, Macclesfield Cricket Club, Macclesfield Hockey Club, Cheshire Cricket Board, England Hockey (including NW Performance Centres), Alderley Edge Cricket & Hockey Clubs, Macclesfield Trampoline Club and Maximum Cheer. Other users include a number of junior football groups.
The school is looking forward to further expanding the number of community users, so that more young people can benefit from its facilities, when the current coronavirus restrictions are eased.
Mr Slack is proud to be Head of Foundation at such an important time in the school’s long history. He brings a wealth of experience to King’s, having previously been Head Teacher at King Henry VIII School in Coventry for ten years. Mr Slack is a physics teacher by background and is a skilled musician, playing the violin.
Speaking after his visit, David said “I was grateful for the chance to meet Mr Slack and to see the school’s new, impressive campus in active use. King’s has a long history in Macclesfield and I was pleased that community partners are already able to benefit from using the new facilities that are now available. I wish the school continued success in its new home in the years and decades ahead”.