Following the Government’s most recent Covid-19 update on Sunday 10th May it is important to note that there are no immediate changes in the education or child care provision made by schools.
Therefore, schools will continue to provide distance learning support for students and child care for Key Workers who have provided 24 hours notice of their intention to use the child care facility.
As you will be aware, the government has announced the expectation that Secondary schools will begin a phased transition to school based learning during Term 6 for selected Year Groups.
We are working closely with the Local Authorities and the Department For Education to ensure the most effective and safe return to school for students and staff. We will be in contact you shortly to update you on our plans. Please continue to check your mailboxes and this website for updates. Thank you for your continued support.
Years 10 and 12: Please see important Covid-19 update from 21.05.20 here.
Years 7, 8, 9, 11 and 13: Please see important Covid-19 update from 22.05.20 from here.
Please see letter to all parents from Ms Gould here.
For useful learning resources from Medway Libraries, please see here.
For pastoral support resources, please see here.
For all letters sent home about Coronavirus, please see here.
For information about accessing Microsoft Teams, please see here.
For information about accessing Show My Homework, please see here.
For resources for Year 11 into Year 12 students and those Year 13 students going into Higher Education, please see here.
We are currently awaiting further advice from the Department for Education about how appeal deadlines may be affected by the current COVID-19 restrictions on schools. In the meantime, we would encourage anyone who still wishes to appeal to do so. Further advice will be provided to all appellants as soon as it is available. All admission appeal forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not bring them into school.
Free School Meals
Following on from the recent government announcement that the free school meal (FSM) e-vouchers, we have registered all students entitled to FSM with the DfE provider who will be distributing the e-vouchers using the email address you have provided to the school. We have not been advised when the first voucher will be sent, but any delay will not affect your entitlement. If you requested a printed voucher, these will follow on once we have received them but are subject to postal delays at present. Any queries, please use the following link:
Mr Still and Mr Claessens decided to set out on an adventure and combine their love of reading with their love of running.
The National Literacy Trust had just the event to support them – and our Medway schools had just the right characters to support them.
On Sunday 15th March, The Thinking School’s Academy Trust were well represented at the Where’s Wally? Fun Run, the event that raises money to help transform the life stories of children in some of the most deprived communities across the UK, which made its debut at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
Students and staff from Holcombe Grammar, Rochester Grammar School and New Horizons Children’s Academy joined the 600 children, families, adults and their red and white stripes to run 10 kilometres on a windy day.
Mr Claessens and Mr Still were frontrunners in the race (Mr Still was the fastest athlete in the 40 plus category) – but more pleasingly, they also engaged the school community to raise enough money to be in the top 5% of all fundraising teams. The TSAT effort helped to raise an incredible £25,000 to help continue work to change life stories through literacy.