Category: TST

‘Outstanding’ St Michael’s Pre-School joins TST

OFSTED outstanding-rated St Michael’s Pre-School has joined the Tenterden Schools Trust. The highly regarded pre-school has been purchased by the Trusts’ subsidiary Home Farm Children’s Nursery Ltd and becomes the seventh member of the five-year old multi-academy trust. The pre-school will retain its name, staff and much-praised educational approach and ethos. It was rated Outstanding…
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Homewood students take over Tenterden Museum for the day!

On Saturday, 17th July, two sixth formers are literally ‘taking over the museum’, when they play host to visitors to the Tenterden Museum, including running their own special exhibitions. Students Brad and Joe are undertaking the challenge as part of their preparation for joining Homewood’s Ready For Work programme in the Autumn. When the museum…
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Year 10 students celebrate Scholars Programme graduation

Smiles matched the bright sunshine at the celebration for graduates of Homewood’s Year 10 Scholars Programme (7 July 2021). The students and their parents and guardians were celebrating their achievement in completing a university-style Physics course, run in conjunction with educational charity, The Brilliant Club. This included taking part in online tutorials on the complex…
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TST Community Art Festival gets underway

The Tenterden Schools Trust (TST) Community Art Project ‘Looking Back, Moving Forward’ is underway, taking over the town for two weeks from 3-16 July) to celebrate both the reopening of the high street and the 60th anniversary of the preserved Kent & East Sussex railway.  Art has popped up everywhere around the town. Hundreds of works of…
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Summer School opportunity for years 7 and 8

Homewood will be offering students from Years 7 and 8 the opportunity to take part in a special Summer School programme from 26th – 29th July.   The aim of the Summer School is to enable students to combine having some fun with activities that will build confidence, develop team building and improve communication skills whilst…
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Homewood band will make their music count in 10-hour charity marathon

As live music finally begins to come back for audiences all over the country, one Homewood band is aiming to make their music count for a very special reason. On Saturday 12th June, five-piece Year 10 group Band Panic will be undertaking a 10-hour endurance music marathon to raise money for Demelza Hospice Care For…
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Riding high: Homewood’s riders saddle up for success with new sponsor

Despite the challenges of the last year the Homewood riding team has been thriving. Even though actual championships have been postponed several times and are still on hold, the team has continued to train and compete successfully through virtual events and gained a new kit sponsor into the bargain! The team’s new sponsor is auto…
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St Michael’s Primary School students stand up for education

Year 6 children at St Michael’s Church of England Primary School have been writing speeches on the value of education as part of their “Reaching Out” topic. Here is an example of one of the excellent speeches that have been written which we thought was well worth sharing:- Standing For Education “Could you ever imagine…
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Christmas comes early for Homewood sixth formers

It might seem strange to be thinking about Christmas in May but Christmas trees – and lots of them – are top of mind for two Homewood School sixth formers currently undertaking work experience at the Hole Park Estate, Rolvenden. While Hole Park’s many Spring visitors will be admiring the magnificent bluebell and blossom displays…
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Sports Leadership Programme restarts at Homewood

As COVID restrictions continue to ease, many additional school activities are resuming, including important student development initiatives. Below, Homewood Year 8 student Niamh, describes her excitement at being involved in this year’s Sports Leadership Programme: “Toward the end of the most recent lockdown, I got an email saying that I was one of the 10…
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