Category: Homewood School

School survey reveals surge in science engagement

A survey conducted at Homewood has revealed a surge in engagement with science amongst its teenage pupils, as a direct result of the Coronavirus pandemic. In the ‘Coronavirus, Science and Your Future’ survey, almost three quarters of those studying for GCSE and A levels who completed questionnaires said that Covid-19 has changed their view of…
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Virtual Sports Week takes Homewood to Scotland and back

Homewood’s first ever whole school Virtual Sports Week has been a great success. By running, walking and cycling, the school travelled over 4,784km in a Race Across The UK. This meant that not only was the ultimate destination of John O’Groats reached but Homewood’s runners and riders could almost have made the journey there and…
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Principal’s Letter – 17th July 2020

Friday 17th July 2020 Dear Parents and Carers, As we approach the end of the academic year, I am writing to you with more details about the arrangements being put in place for the start of next term. I will write to you again in August to confirm these details and to provide you with…
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Unsung heroes of school re-opening: the premises and cleaning staff

With 500+ students and 60+ teaching and associate staff now regularly on site each week, it’s time to celebrate the unsung Homewood heroes: our premises team and the cleaning staff at Town & Country. Opening the school in any capacity just wouldn’t have been possible without a massive effort to reorganise classrooms, routes and common…
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Transition

We have created a dedicated webpage for the new Year 6 into 7 cohort. All information will appear on this page moving forward. https://tenterden-schools-trust.com/homewood/transition/

Registering for Year 12 Immersion Days

Following the Principal’s letter sent last week, please find attached an online form which we would ask ALL year 12 parents to complete (with their son or daughter) in order to book places on this term’s year 12 immersion days. We would ask that this is completed and returned by Thursday 11th June. Please complete…
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Registering for your Year 10 Face-to-Face Days

Following on from the Principal’s Letter 5th June 2020, an online parental survey asking whether your child would like to access this provision can be found at the link below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUJlZtf5MCW1riP-lcOXL7eVNoW_3j32qQlmzbSDhHgJ9oTw/viewform We would ask that this is returned to us no later than Wednesday 10th June. Once we are able to ascertain those students who…
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Principal’s Letter 5th June 2020

5th June 2020 Dear Parents/Carers, I hope that you and your families are all still keeping safe and well.  As many of you will already know, over the May holiday the Government released guidelines stating that secondary schools should be working towards putting opportunities in place for students in Year 10 and Year 12 to…
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Principal’s Letter to Parents – 22nd May 2020

22nd May 2020 Dear Parents/Carers, I hope that you and your families are all still well and managing to keep safe.  As we now approach the end of what has been a rather strange term, and in view of the recent announcements from the Government, I wanted to write in order to provide you all…
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Teachers’ PPE sewing team hits 10,000-piece milestone

The heroic lockdown sewing efforts of a group of Homewood teachers and volunteers has reached a major milestone in making a difference in the current crisis. The self-styled ‘PPE Team Tenterden’, set up by Homewood science teacher Mrs Chloe Falder, has produced its 10,000th piece of PPE for frontline healthcare workers and care home staff.…
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