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Friday, January 22, 2021 - 16:31
Congratulations to all the children in both our schools and Goudhurst for the fantastic times-table 'battle' this week.   We have had at least 90% of children in BOTH schools engaged in the competition and it was great to see so many children across our Federation actively improving their times-... Read More »
Friday, January 22, 2021 - 16:27
Next week I am pleased to report that staff will begin twice-weekly LFD testing in order to try and manage the COVID-19 infection rates. Approximately 1 in 3 individuals are asymptomatic when they contract COVID-19 and it is believed that the use of regular LFD tests amongst staff will help to... Read More »
Friday, January 15, 2021 - 14:56
Well done everyone we have survived week two! Looking ahead, we are working hard as a teaching team to refine the nature of our remote learning.  As ever, we appreciate that family circumstances, priorities and ability to support learning at home vary tremendously.  Please be reassured that we are... Read More »
Sunday, January 10, 2021 - 23:31
Despite the unprecedented situation we continue to find ourselves in, I do hope that you all had an enjoyable and restful break, and a peaceful start to 2021. On behalf of the staff and governors, I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. One thing is certain, that it has not been quite... Read More »
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 22:50
As we enter the final chapter of 2020 I think it is fair to say that this was not the year we expected or planned for. We faced challenges that could only have been imagined and coped with unprecedented levels of disruption and uncertainty.  Whilst many organisations have had to close their doors,... Read More »
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 11:56
Sunday 29th November marked the start of Advent. The circle of the wreath reminds us of God himself, his eternity; his endless mercy which has no beginning and no end. The green on the wreath speaks of the 'hope' we have in God, of the newness and renewal of eternal life. The candles on the Advent ... Read More »
tags: RE
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 22:00
I hope you all have had a lovely weekend and are making the most of the national lockdown to start your Christmas preparations. Yesterday was Stir-up Sunday - an informal term in Anglican churches for the last Sunday before the season of Advent when traditionally you make your Christmas pudding. ... Read More »
tags: RE
Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 21:04
We have reached the end of another busy week and it has been fantastic to see children really getting into their stride with their learning again since the half term break. Indeed, the teaching teams have lots of lovely things planned for the children in the coming weeks leading up to Christmas-we... Read More »
tags: Outdoor Learning Day, fun, health, enjoyment, curiosity
Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 23:58
As I write this, I feel extremely thankful that we have not had to close any of our bubbles (yet) -  rest assured that if we enter such a scenario, we are well prepared to maintain the current momentum in learning, remotely, in accordance with the Government's Guidance for full opening: schools ... Read More »
Monday, October 5, 2020 - 23:57
Well done everyone, we have now completed one full month back in school and it has been so lovely to pop into each class and see how easily the children seem to have settled back in to school life. It has also been a delight to watch our reception children enjoying their first full week in school.... Read More »