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Reflections on … Learning from Lockdown

16 November 2020 – TST CEO blog Learning to live with the COVID-19 virus has brought us many challenges. For those for whom the virus has brought serious illness, financial worries or bereavement, it is a time of immense stress and sadness.  For all of us, we have had to learn how to go about…
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Letters from the Principal – 21st October 2020

Please find below letters from the Principal:   Letter from the Principal to Year 7 Parents/Carers. Letter from the Principal to Years 8-14 Parents/Carers.  

Damian Green MP meets TST leadership at Homewood

Local MP Damian Green made a socially-distanced visit to Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre on Friday (2 October 2020) where he spent the afternoon with Principal Jeremy Single, TST Chief Executive Officer Sally Lees and TST Chief Operating Officer Mark Seymour, to learn about how Homewood and the other schools in the Trust have…
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Mayor praises Trust’s detailed measures for re-opened schools

The Mayor of Tenterden Cllr Mrs Jean Curteis was full of praise for the detailed planning which has gone into the safe re-opening of the town’s schools, when she paid socially-distanced visits to three Tenterden School’s Trust (TST) schools on Tuesday 22 September. Cllr Mrs Curteis started her fact finding tour at Homewood School and…
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TST secures £2.6m for school building improvements

The Tenterden Schools Trust (TST) has secured £2.6million in grants from the Government’s Capital Improvement Fund for Academies, to invest in important building upgrades for its five schools. TST has gained agreement for eight projects to be implemented at: Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre, Tenterden Junior School, Tenterden Infants School, St Michael’s Primary School,…
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Year 7’s time at Homewood

We are very proud of our new Year 7’s who under unusual circumstances have settled into Homewood School very successfully, here is what some of our students think about being here: “The first week has gone very well, I feel I’ve found my way around the school site successfully and on the couple of occasions…
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Another success for Homewood Riding Club

Alanais in Yr8 took part in the British Pairs Championship for Mounted Games  last weekend  where they competed against the top 35 British mounted games pairs.  Despite the fact she has only had her current games pony for 10 weeks she and her pairs partner reached the final of the Champs and were placed 6th…
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Executive Headteacher gives re-opening ‘school report’ to BBC Politics South East

TST Executive Headteacher, Mrs Samantha Crinnion, who is responsible for the Tenterden Primary Federation and Rolvenden Primary School, has spoken to the BBC of her elation at successfully welcoming back hundreds of students to the classroom in the last two weeks, as well as the challenges that still lie ahead. “It’s been a real mix…
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Reflections on……..Opening our doors in a time of COVID

8 September 2020 It is a challenging time to be in education at the moment. Since February, when news of this strange new virus started reaching us, schools have had to completely re-invent the way they have provided an education for their students and supported their well-being and safety. I have never been more proud…
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A message from Sally Lees, TST CEO

This week we welcome back our staff and pupils into all our Trust schools.  It is wonderful to see our schools buzzing again after so many months when most of our school community was working at home and our schools were eerily quiet. Our TST Small School, set up on the Homewood site, ran throughout…
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