Discovery College

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Homewood School Tour

Our School tour offers a simple and quick way to see the school’s fantastic facilities and learning opportunities.

SEND Provision

For a unique look into our SEND department, here you will find a tour around our facilities.

Principal’s Speech

Student Voice

Discovery College and FAQ

Further Information

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Discover the exciting world of Secondary Education, prepare for the start of your GCSEs and learn all about the world and life ahead of you.

Our aim in Discovery College is a very simple one, to ensure that all our students have the very best opportunity to excel and realise their potential in a rigorous but very supportive learning environment.  

Over a number of years the curriculum that we offer at Homewood School has been nationally recognised for its breadth of opportunity and innovation, Discovery College is central to this. In collaboration with the Innovation Unit, the Discovery College is a design for learning that connects deep subject content with real world problem solving. This framework enables all students to create extraordinary work that matters in and beyond the classroom. The focus on extraordinary work, whilst prepares students for GCSE study creates the habits of work and learning equipping them to succeed in further education and the world beyond.

The use of ICT is central to our curriculum, including the development of our Chromebook strategy to support learning in the classroom and preparation and enrichment activities that can be completed at home.

Transition

We created a dedicated part of the website for the new Year 7 cohort when the school was partially closed.

It includes:

  • New Parents Information Evening
  • Virtual Induction Week
  • SEND information

https://tenterden-schools-trust.com/homewood/transition/

Please note: this information was aimed at the current Year 7 cohort but is relevant to Year 6. 

Grammar Plus Stream

The Homewood School Grammar Plus Stream has many advantages over traditional grammar schools.

Overseen by the Head of Discovery College, the Co-ordinator of the Grammar Plus stream monitors the curriculum provision, working with Skinners Grammar School to ensure the experience for students is of the highest possible standard.

Discovery College & Teenage Cancer Trust

The charity that Discovery College has chosen to support this year is the Teenage Cancer Trust. Students will be involved in many fundraising events over the academic year to raise money for this worthy cause.

News & Visits

Newsletters during Lockdown:

Bedrock Vocabulary

A guide to help students logon is below:

GSuite and Google Classroom

An introduction for students into using google tools

Google – login and G Suite

Google – Google Classroom

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Grammar Plus Stream

The Homewood School Grammar Plus Stream has many advantages over traditional grammar schools.

Overseen by the Head of Discovery College, the Co-ordinator of the Grammar Plus stream monitors the curriculum provision, working with Skinners Grammar School to ensure the experience for students is of the highest possible standard.

Discovery College Guide

Our aim in Discovery College is a very simple one, to ensure that all our students have the very best opportunity to excel and realise their potential in a rigorous but very supportive learning environment.

Our approach to learning is indeed innovative; however the day to day classroom experience is that of gaps, growth and grit.