A school trip to Serre Chevalier, French Alps

A school trip to Serre Chevalier, French Alps
It was an early start for all staff and students as breakfast was soon followed by packing our bags and getting ready to leave for the Mountain tops. We departed from Serre Chevalier, the town in which the DGS hotel is based, and headed for the source of the River Guisane. Read More...

A Memorable Trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park!

A Memorable Trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park!
As part of our Enrichment Programme, on Monday 16th May, Herne Bay Junior School’s minibus, with 11 children and three adults, headed for the Yorkshire hills. Our mission was to share an overnight camp in the Scout’s Bunkhouse near Barnsley, followed by a day at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park... Read More...

School Accomplishments - how proud of your class are you?

School Accomplishments - how proud of your class are you?
As the end of term beckons, we thought it would be a great idea for you to reminisce the past school year by sharing with the education community what your children have achieved and the activities they have enjoyed mostly throughout the school year. The Kent-Teach Blog is a brilliant platform for you to do this; send us your accomplishments and we will post them on our blog and send you some Kent-Teach goodies too. Read More...

Kent Top Teacher Award WINNERS

Kent Top Teacher Award WINNERS
On Thursday 19th May, the county’s leading educators visited Leeds Castle for the Kent Top Teachers Awards ceremony, organised by KM Charity Team in partnership with the KM Group. Members of the public, pupils and colleagues were invited to nominate the best teachers in Kent, Medway and Bexley. Award winners were those established in school roles including teachers new to the profession. Here's who won an award... Read More...

Celebrate reading with National Bookstart Week on the 6th – 12th June!

Celebrate reading with National Bookstart Week on the 6th – 12th June!
National Bookstart Week is an annual event celebrating books, and encouraging families to read every day. It starts on the 6th of June and runs through to the 12th of June this year. The theme for this year is ‘Under the Sea’. The book that has been chosen by Bookstart is ‘A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea’ and @BookTrust is giving out 450,000 copies of this particular book. Why not get yourself a copy? Read More...

Activities to make the most of your half term!

Activities to make the most of your half term!
It is half term week from 30th May until 3rd of June – well done all, you made it! Do you need some inspiration on things to do during half term? Kent has various exciting things to do throughout the week and we’ve picked a few for the whole family to enjoy. Read More...

Great Governance - Growing the Informed Critical Friend

Great Governance - Growing the Informed Critical Friend
On arriving back at school after visiting a colleague's school with my SENCo and Pastoral Support to look at their wonderful provision for autistic pupils, my telephone nudged me with a message from my deputy... The message brought with it the usual rational response of blind panic, inner turmoil, mild palpitations and an intense desire for chocolate... the Ofsted inspector was visiting to undertake an Ofsted survey visit on governance. Read More...

National Share a Story Month

National Share a Story Month
Storytelling is a fun, highly interactive and creative activity which helps to support children’s learning, raise their attainment and bring literacy to life. National Share a Story month during May is an annual celebration that aims to bring children and stories together. The theme this year is ‘A Place for Stories’ which encourages children to read a story in a range of unusual places, providing they are safe and comfortable areas. Here are some resources... Read More...
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