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Every year students perform a showcase to celebrate their work in Performing Arts. This year is no exception. Through their determination to perform they found a way to create the 2020 Summer Showcase...


Today we were delighted to welcome Year 9 students back to The Lenham School. Thank you to parents and students for respecting the social distancing measures that we have in place. We had a very productive day with students enjoying their return to the classroom.


How wonderful to welcome Year 8 students back to The Lenham School. Thank you to parents for helping to make the whole process run so smoothly. Year 8 students enjoying a return to face-to-face teaching:


We are now only one week away from re-opening our doors to Years 7, 8 and 9. We will continue to work with Years 10 and 12 until the end of term. Please see Edulink for full details.


Congratulations to Primrose, Year 11. Well done on gaining the EtonX Self-Study Award for Creative Problem Solving.


Welcome Back For the first time since 20 March we were able to welcome students back to The Lenham School. It was lovely to see our Year 10 students and we made good progress in English, Mathematics and Science lessons as well as offering tutorial support.


We have been listening...In response to your feed-back we have launched a series of video clips to assist with frequently asked questions about our digital tools and Virtual School.


I am delighted to be welcoming back students from years 10 and 12. We will be offering a reduced time-table to meet social distancing and safeguarding requirements. Students intending to join lessons on Monday must have received a personal letter allocating them a teaching group.


One of the things that I really miss is the creativity of our students. However, with our Virtual School students have continued to find new ways to express and share their creative ideas. Thank you James, Year 7...


We are looking forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students to The Lenham School. On Wednesday 17 June you will be able to join your form tutor and meet other students in your tutor group. Shortly, we will be sending you an invite to join us on-line. See you soon.


Many of our Year 11 students engaged with an on-line learning opportunity offered by Eton College. I am delighted to announce that we now have students completing the Eton-X course with flying colours. Well done. Felicity, Year 11


Welcome back to Term 6. Students and teachers are back working hard. We are excited to now be planning for meeting Year 10 and 12 students on 15 June. Art: 'Drawing from a Window' - Lacey, Year 7.


It is hard to believe that we have completed another term. I would like to offer my sincere thanks for the unwavering support shown by teachers and support staff. Thank you for the amazing work completed by students and for the words of encouragement from parents.


This week we started the Year 6 Transition Programme. Our Induction Team were able to meet each Year 6 student and their parent/carer for an on-line introduction to The Lenham School.


We are running a student photography competition inspired by life during lock-down...


After the huge success of our Stay Creative competition, we're launching another! This time, there's a STEAM focus so we'd like to see work around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. All VIAT students can take part! Full details here:


The Lenham School Bake Off is just one of our many on-line clubs...


We are pleased to report that we have received an impressive response to our Virtual Clubs and Activities Programme. It is not too late to join a club:


The Stay Creative competition winners have been announced! There were over 250 entries which included painting, photography, crochet and digital illustrations - and the standard was amazing! The winning entries can be seen here: Well done everyone!


Year 13 students have been demonstrating some of their work created during lock-down. Amy has been developing her sewing skills and Hollie has produced fabulous art work.


Many students and staff are missing our regular clubs and activities. So we have decided to launch our own on-line activities/clubs programme:


Further to the announcement for Year 11 students we are delighted to offer EtonX on-line learning to Year 12 students: Course: Research Skills Available: 4 May Login detail to be emailed to you directly.


Every Year 11 student will be able to complete a self-study course following the EtonX learning package: Available from 4 May 2020: Creative Problem Solving Access details will be sent to your school email address.


Many of our students want to express their thanks to the NHS and the vital work that they are doing. I have been asked by Daisy in year 8 to share her message to the NHS...


As we approach the week-end I thought that it would be useful to share the following resource as a reminder of important pieces of information:


Over the last few weeks everyone has, in their own way, tried to support the NHS...Mia-Lilly would like to share her iPad artwork and her appreciation of the NHS.


On behalf of all teachers at The Lenham Virtual School I would like to thank students for their hard work and parents for their continuing support. We miss the daily buzz of a working school but your on-line work is keeping our spirits up Alex, Year 8 James, Year 7


I hope that everyone managed to get going again after the Easter break... many teachers have made contact with their tutor groups and virtual classes have been well attended. Students continue to create excellent work... Arabella, Year 11 (horse), Shaunelle, Year 11 (robot photo)


I hope that you had a safe and healthy Easter break. With the recent announcement that the lockdown will be extended it is even more important that students continue to engage with school and their learning.


As you are aware, all examinations this summer have been cancelled. Many Year 11 and 13 students will want to know how their grades will be awarded this year. The following information was released by Ofqual earlier this week:


We have been asked to share the following NHS information with Parents/Carers:


Will you accept the Easter Challenge?


Thank you to students, parents and staff for your exceptional support over the past two weeks. As we approach Easter the priority for all of us is to stay healthy and keep our families safe. Wishing you a Happy Easter. Mr Chris Foreman - Headteacher - The Lenham School


Celebrating our talented students with a focus on Art... Ship in a Bottle, Arabella, Year 11 Feather study drawing, Year 7 Cher & I, Hollie, Year 12


Another busy day for students and staff. Excellent work from Year 10 French students speaking about environmental issues (Ellie, Katie and Lee):


Just a quick reminder that every student has a slot on their time-table for physical exercise. Here we can see Olivia (Year 7) following the Joe Wicks daily workout:


Each day we are encouraging every student to take part in some form of independent activity. Perhaps to develop a new skill or hobby: Finlay has been mastering his football skills...

Governors' Information and Duties

The Governing Body’s core functions are to ensure high standards of achievement for all children by:

  • Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the schools and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school, ensuring probity and value for money

An agenda is set in advance of each meeting to ensure we discuss the full range of issues concerning the school and fulfil our statutory duties. The governors monitor specific aspects of the school and its performance, reporting their findings to the full Governing Body. Specific themes covered through the school year include, but are not limited to:

  • School curriculum, including provisions for special educational needs
  • Safeguarding
  • Staff ethos
  • Student ethos
  • School Finances
  • Premises and buildings, including Health and Safety-

In addition to these activities, the governors support the school in disciplinary matters, including complaints, appeals and exclusions.

The Governing Body:-

  • Is accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community
  • Plans the school’s strategy and future direction
  • Appoints the Head teacher and monitors his/her performance
  • Makes decisions on the school’s budget and staffing
  • Ensures the national curriculum is taught
  • Influences how the school encourages students’ spiritual, moral and social development
  • Makes sure the school provides for all its students, including those with special needs

The governing body is not responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school; this is the responsibility of the Headteacher.

The Lenham School Governing Body 2019-20

The Lenham School Governors 2019/2020



Appointed by

Term of office






Mr C Norwood

Co-opted - Chair Trust Board 07-Jul-2020 06-Jul-2024

Mr C Foreman

Headteacher Ex - Offcio 01-Apr-2016 31-Mar-2020

Mrs A Rain

Staff Governor School Staff 15-Jun-2017


Resigned Maternity Leave 19/03/2020

Mr S Phillips

Co-opted Trust Board 03-Oct-2016 02-Oct-2020

Mrs S New

Co-opted Trust Board 03-Oct-2018 02-Oct-2022

Mrs N Challis

Co-opted Trust Board 27-Sep-2018 26-Sep-2022

Mr P Jarvis

Co-opted Trust Board 13-Jun-2018 12-Jun-2022
Mrs J Homes


Parent/carers 13-Jun-2018 12-Jun-2020

Mrs Sarah Stribbling-Williams

Co-opted Trust Board 17-Jan-2020 16-Jan-2024

Mrs Anna Burden

Staff Governor School Staff 20-Mar-2020 19-Mar-2024

Mrs Stella Gosine

Parent Governor Parent/carers 06-Jul-2020 05-Jul-2024
Mrs Victoria Mitchell Parent Governor Parent/carers 06-Jul-2020 05-Jul-2024


Governors who have left the Governing Body over the last year



Appointed by

Left Governing Body

Mrs Amanda Rain Staff Governor School Staff


Mrs Joanne Homes Parent Governor Parent/Carers



For Trust information including Scheme of Delegation, Articles of Association, Memorandum of Association and Annual Reports/Financial Information, please click here.

Contact via Mrs R. Hinckley, VIAT Governance Lead/Trust Clerk, c/o VIAT Business Centre, Huntsman Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5DS

Tel: 01622 755856

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