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Homewood teacher recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours for PPE work

Homewood science teacher Chloe Newman (Mrs Falder) has been awarded a BEM (British Empire Medal) in the Queen’s Birthday honours for her role in setting up and running PPE Team Tenterden, which produced thousands of pieces of free PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic. It all began in March 2020 at the start of the first…
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Principal’s Letter to Parents – 7th June 2021

Dear Parents/Carers, Tomorrow we are expecting to see an increase in temperatures so we have made the decision that from Tuesday 8th June until the end of term summer uniform may be worn to school. All uniform requirements remain the same but students do not have to wear their blazer if they do not wish…
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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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Principal’s Letter to Parents – 28th May 2021

A PDF copy of this letter is available here. Dear Parents/Carers, I hope that this email finds you well as we come to the end of our spring term. It has been wonderful to have the school full of students once again and whilst I appreciate that returning to school after the last lockdown was…
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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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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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KCC Updated SEND Strategy for 2021-2024

Kent County Council have now published their 2021-2024 SEND Strategy. The aim of the SEND strategy is to improve the educational, health and emotional wellbeing outcomes for all of Kent’s children and young people with special educational needs and those who are disabled. This strategy builds on the work of the previous strategy, published in…
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Helping students into the world of work

It’s been a difficult 12 months for not one but two cohorts of Year 11 and Year 13 students around the country, as they try to complete their studies, secure their grades and also plan their future in further education or in employment whilst much of the economy has been closed or moved online. Homewood’s…
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Trust appoints new CEO to spearhead next phase of development

The Directors of the Tenterden Schools Trust (TST) are pleased to announce the key appointment of Mr Stuart Reeves as the new CEO of the Trust, to spearhead the important next phase in its development and growth. He replaces the Trust’s founding CEO, Mrs Sally Lees, who retires in July. Mr Reeves is currently Headteacher…
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