School news will appear below.
School Closure 19.07.22
18th Jul 2022
In light of the continuing extreme weather warning, we have had to further review our plans. We have had issues today with air conditioning units in some of the classes for our more complex pupils/students and the engineers cannot guarantee they can identify the issue and/or fix the units before school starts tomorrow. Those classes without air conditioning have continued to increase in temperature throughout the day which has made it quite uncomfortable for our pupils/students and staff. Many of our pupils/students have struggled with not being able to go outside which has impacted on their behaviour.
Severe Weather Update
17th Jul 2022
Owing to the severe weather warning, I have decided to leave the decision as to whether children attend school on Monday and Tuesday (18th and 19th July) up to parents/carers. School will be open as normal to any child that does attend. I will be authorising absence for any child whose parents choose to keep them off school. In line with school policy, could I ask that parents/carers telephone the school from 8am if they do decide to keep their children at home on Monday and Tuesday.
6th Form Graduation
16th Jul 2022
The severe weather warning for the beginning of next week continues, and we are having to review plans for the last week of term. The 6th form graduation on Tuesday was planned to be held outside. This is now not possible due to the weather warning, and we have no air conditioned spaces large enough to accommodate the amount of expected attendees. We fully appreciate how important this event is to our school leavers and their parents/carers, as many have been with us for their whole school career however, the health and safety of our students must take priority.
Amber Extreme Heat Warning
14th Jul 2022
The Met Office has extended an amber extreme heat warning for Sunday 17 July, Monday 18 July and Tuesday 19 July, as temperatures will build this weekend and early next week for much of England and Wales. The met office have reported that temperatures could be in excess of 35°C in the southeast. We will be taking action in school to protect our children, which includes keeping windows open and encouraging children to stay in the shade as much as possible. It is also advised that children wear loose, light-coloured clothing which will help them keep cool.
8th Jul 2022
Please find attached a letter which will be coming home with your children tonight regarding next week's summer fair. Enjoy the weekend. Adrian Summer-Fair-Letter-July-2022-v2.pdf
Positive COVID Cases
29th Jun 2022
We have had a few positive Covid cases amongst our pupils/students and staff this week. NHS advice is that children should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if they have symptoms of COVID-19 and they either: • have a high temperature • do not feel well enough to go to school, college or childcare, or do their normal activities. Symptoms of COVID-19 can include: • a high temperature or shivering (chills) – a high temperature means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste • shortness of breath • feeling tired or exhausted • an aching body • a headache • a sore throat • a blocked or runny nose • loss of appetite • diarrhoea • feeling sick or being sick Your child can come back to school when they feel better or do not have a high temperature.
Parent/Carer Survey 2022
20th Jun 2022
The parent/carer survey closed on Friday however, not many parents/carers completed it (only around 16%). I have therefore re-opened the survey for a further week – it will close at the end of school this Friday (24 th June). Huge thanks to anyone who has already completed the survey. If you have not yet done so, could I please urge that you do at some point this week.
Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
25th May 2022
We will be celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee on the last day of Term 5, Friday 27th May. The day will consist of pupils/students spending the morning making items to decorate their outside areas in preparation for a garden (street) party. Lunch will be served as normal however, pupils will all eat outside (weather permitting). Pupils/students who bring a packed lunch should bring it in as usual on the day.
Living with COVID - School Update
21st Apr 2022
COVID - 19 Update Free and routine COVID-19 testing in schools and across wider society ended on the 1st April. As a school we are no longer required to record registers of cases or test results for staff or pupils. From the DFE, "Following expert advice, we now know that Covid presents a low risk of serious illness to most children and young people, and most of those who are fully vaccinated. Due to high immunity in society, a greater understanding of the virus and improved access to treatments, we can now focus on how we live with COVID-19.
Public Notice - Satellite Provision
20th Apr 2022
As you are all aware, we are currently working with Kent County Council to increase provision at Foreland Fields School through extending satellite provision at Garlinge Primary School and establishing satellite provision at East Kent College. All applicable statutory requirements to consult in relation to these proposals have been complied with. Please find attached the public notice detailing the proposal and details of how to make comments. The closing date for objections and comments is 18 May 2022.
- 31st End of Term 4 Newsletter
- 24th Tower of London School's Coronation Competition
- 14th NEU Strike Action - 15th and 16th March 2023
- 24th NEU Industrial Action - Thursday 2nd March
- 22nd National Careers Week - Volunteers Needed
- 10th Term 3 Newsletter
- 30th NEU Strike Action - Latest
- 19th Industrial Action - National Education Union
- 18th Lake District Holiday Raffle Draw
- 18th Christmas Fair 2022
- 25th Ofsted/CQC Visit of Kent County Council from 27 September to 29 September 2022
- 21st Online Safety
- 16th Letter to Parents/Carers
- 12th HM The Queen Funeral
- 21st End of Term 6 Newsletter
- 18th School Closure 19.07.22
- 17th Severe Weather Update
- 16th 6th Form Graduation
- 14th Amber Extreme Heat Warning
- 8th Summer Fair
- 29th Positive COVID Cases
- 20th Parent/Carer Survey 2022
- 26th Free School Meals