On 28th November, Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre played host to 240 Year 5 students on a sensational day organised by the Languages Department to introduce Year 5 students from local primary schools to German language and culture.
At this time of year, I like to clarify the arrangements for severe weather conditions. My aim is always to keep the school open if at all possible and the only reason for closing the school is to ensure the health and safety of the students and staff on site. Please be assured that decisions of this nature will not be made lightly but safety must be my first consideration.
If the school does need to close, we will post a message on our website
On Thursday 14th and Friday 15th November, Homewood School welcomed seven Primary and Secondary Schools to the Sinden Theatre to celebrate the nationwide Shakespeare Schools Festival. The Festival brings school pupils of all ages together to perform adaptations of Shakespeare’s best known plays.
So here we are at the start of the Christmas term. As always our focus is on Teaching and Learning, and students will be covering a lot of work this term as they move towards their assessments and examinations later in the year. At the same time, we have a full programme of events leading up to Christmas which provide opportunities for us all to enjoy the forthcoming festivities.
Last Sunday, I attended the Remembrance Day Service at Tenterden War Memorial with our Head Boy and Head Girl who were representing Homewood School and a number of other students representing other organisations in Tenterden. There were hundreds of people there. We walked in a procession with people of all ages representing all the schools and organisations in Tenterden and we stood around the memorial for a short service to remember the people from Tenterden who had died in World War I and World War II.
New support available for global learning in schools
We are delighted that Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre has been chosen to become an Expert Centre for the new Global Learning Programme (GLP) for England. The GLP is a programme of support for schools that can help enhance teaching and learning about global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3. It has six core aims:
With autumn now upon us, we are keen to remind students to take a few extra steps to stay safe as the nights draw in.
With the clocks going back on Sunday 27 October, we are reminding young people to take extra care when travelling in the dark. Walkers or cyclists should wear bright or reflective clothing so that they can be seen easily by other road users, and stick to busy, well-lit routes.