Category: TST

Music donation hits the right note at St Michael’s

Students at St Michael’s CE Primary School will soon be putting to the test the old adage that playing musical instruments has a beneficial impact on children’s learning ability, following a generous £1K grant from a local educational fund The Cathy and Maurice Dalton Educational Trust. The grant will enable the school to purchase new…
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Curtain up: Sinden Theatre reopens after £140K upgrade with popular Christmas panto

After a closure of almost two years thanks to COVID19, The Sinden Theatre is finally re-opening to the public with the return of a popular Christmas pantomime and a £140K upgrade. The Sinden has also been named as Best Community Performing Arts Theatre in Kent by SME News in the 2021 Southern Enterprise Awards. Tenterden’s only…
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Vanessa Hardy: a tribute

It is with deep sadness that we report the death of Vanessa Hardy, founding Chair of the Tenterden Schools Trust Board of Trustees and a former Chair of Governors of St Michael’s CE Primary School, Tenterden, who passed away on 30 September 2021. Vanessa’s contribution to the development and establishment of the Tenterden Schools Trust…
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Double sporting success at Homewood

Hot on the heels of its successful This Girl Can Week, Homewood has a sporting double success to celebrate and inspire other female students. England Boxing Schools national champion At the weekend (26-27 September) Year 9 student Elsie-May became England Boxing Schools No1 when she was crowned 2021 champion at her weight, in Newcastle where the…
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‘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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