On Saturday 15th February, Strictly Homewood returned by popular demand to the Sinden Theatre. For the third year running Homewood Staff have choreographed their own routines and rehearsed tirelessly to a sell-out audience. During the fantastic matinee and evening shows 7 very courageous pairs took to the dance floor with great determination to impress this year’s scrupulous judging panel.
The community of Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre were saddened to hear of the death of John Matthews, former Headmaster of the school. Mr Matthews had retired from the school in 1976 but always retained his interest in the activities and developments at the school. Mr Matthews was Headmaster at Homewood for over 20 years and in that time he established an ethos which continues to be at the heart of the school’s vision to this day. The ethos of respect for all and the passionate belief that the school should serve pupils of all ability and provide opportunities for each one of the
When you’re one of the UK’s largest progressive and innovative Secondary Schools, rated “A good School in all aspects” OFSTED October 2012, it’s a title that you want to retain and strive to improve upon. We’re one of those schools and to further boost our students’ academic achievement, we’re looking for a new face.
As one of the UK’s largest progressive and innovative Secondary Schools, rated “A good School in all aspects” (OFSTED October 2012), we work hard to retain and improve upon our successes. To further enhance our students’ academic achievement, we’re looking for a qualified Teacher of English to join our very successful and supportive department.
In order to assist the above year groups we now have access to mymaths through an app called ‘Puffin academy’. This can be downloaded for free on your child's ipad. If you would prefer to use a home computer or laptop you can access the site through www.mymaths.co.uk. Either route will ask for a username and password - These are as follows:
Happy New Year! I hope you and your families have enjoyed the Christmas break. At the start of the new year, it is my pleasure to write to you to let you know about some of the plans and opportunities which are coming up here at Homewood during 2014.
One of the great privileges of leading Homewood School is that I get to work with colleagues who share the same vision for the school as I do and who have such commitment, creativity and expertise that together we can shape that vision and make it a reality. The Homewood Team includes every student, every member of staff, whether a teacher or an associate staff member, along with Governors, parents and members of the wider community. The Tenterden Rural Alliance is a vital part of that vision.
At the end of last term, I took as my assembly theme the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. His death on 5 December reminded us all of the example he set in bringing peace and reconciliation into the most challenging of situations and I was keen to share this with the students.
What an action packed Christmas term we have been enjoying! Homewood students have been involved in a whole range of Christmas activities and events including the Tenterden Late Night Shopping, the Annual Dance Show and our very successful Christmas Craft Fair. We have had a Christmas Jumper Day to raise money for Save the Children Fund and Christmas decorations around the school are adding a festive air to our school community.