04 Dec

Speech Day

On Thursday 30th November, we welcomed parents, governors and VIPs to KEHS for Speech Day – a celebration of this year’s phenomenal GCSE results, and the hard work that made those results possible. Our special guest speaker was Kate Goldman-Toomey, an alumna from the Class of 1996 and the Director of Partnerships and Philanthropy at UNICEF UK. When she left KEHS, Kate was fascinated by business and was sure that she would embark upon a career in marketing. Determined, she used her KEHS networks to get as much work experience as she could; but despite her hard work and perseverance, she kept narrowly missing out on the graduate schemes she wanted. After a chance conversation at a birthday party, Kate was introduced to the possibility of a career in the charity sector, and she has never looked back. Kate has focused her career on working for extraordinary organisations that respect and protect the rights of some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Kate's role is to unlock the power of the private sector for good, helping direct resources where they are most needed and ensuring responsible practice. Kate manages a team of 75 people, who bring in a total of around £45 million a year. Together, they are helping to ensure that children’s rights are protected and respected, focusing on the most vulnerable and marginalised children across the globe. You can read Kate’s advice to the Class of 2019 at www.oldeds.kehs.org.uk.