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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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A message from CEO Sally Lees

23 July 2020: Letter to parents & carers from Sally Lees, CEO of the Tenterden Schools Trust As we come to the close of this academic year, I wanted to take the opportunity to say how much we all appreciate the support you have given the staff, leaders and Headteachers in your schools during these…
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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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18th birthday wing walk raises £4,000 for MIND

Whilst many teenagers are dreaming of one day holding cancelled 18th birthday parties, one Homewood sixth former took to the skies for her celebrations and has raised over £4,000 for charity. Brave Abbie marked her 18th birthday by undertaking a wing walk at Headcorn Aerodrome at Sunday 12 July in aid of mental health charity…
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