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22/05/20

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. https://t.co/Z3XZprqcwf

16/05/20

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. https://t.co/PBxDADNGYv

15/05/20

We are running a student photography competition inspired by life during lock-down... https://t.co/3pJNcXEEZs

14/05/20

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: https://t.co/GhAlgbK4B3 https://t.co/dzS1GB2fg0

12/05/20

The Lenham School Bake Off is just one of our many on-line clubs... https://t.co/789jsfG7Dh

07/05/20

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: https://t.co/BV6ndt1eQD https://t.co/r3ZvY3TGZC

05/05/20

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: https://t.co/aMek8dYp7g Well done everyone! https://t.co/RukuXrF2Xm

04/05/20

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. https://t.co/gYavxMCAyH

30/04/20

Many students and staff are missing our regular clubs and activities. So we have decided to launch our own on-line activities/clubs programme: https://t.co/BV6ndt1eQD

28/04/20

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. https://t.co/p4qyUzE8mg

27/04/20

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. https://t.co/VD1ciLnN9K

25/04/20

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... https://t.co/LLYcPzGarQ

24/04/20

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: https://t.co/Y8l8M1cOIG

22/04/20

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. https://t.co/h4R69kZhX9

21/04/20

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 https://t.co/t7WKDU5ObO

20/04/20

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) https://t.co/11kRzjLTRJ

17/04/20

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. https://t.co/YX2gUudUkY

16/04/20

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: https://t.co/Mm45LZSaY2

09/04/20

We have been asked to share the following NHS information with Parents/Carers: https://t.co/MGDTQVqEXx

03/04/20

Will you accept the Easter Challenge? https://t.co/fCKtSdbxmg

03/04/20

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

02/04/20

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 https://t.co/U6umwb9JkH

01/04/20

Another busy day for students and staff. Excellent work from Year 10 French students speaking about environmental issues (Ellie, Katie and Lee): https://t.co/UWeGUdG1Q6

01/04/20

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: https://t.co/99lFO6TZSE https://t.co/aVCsXeRdl6

31/03/20

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... https://t.co/D3V8Qb7aPp

30/03/20

Week 2: The Lenham Virtual School Remember that we will be following revised time-tables, starting today. This is in response to student, parent and teacher feed-back following the first week running our virtual school: https://t.co/X02a8FtaqM

28/03/20

Thanks to staff at The Lenham School for their dedication this week. Some staff needed to be with their families and we have colleagues on-line from France, Ireland and of course Kent. (Miss Goubet supporting students on-line with their French from her family home in France...) https://t.co/sK2YGgeyZu

27/03/20

Congratulations to everyone for making this week a success in such challenging times. We have seen incredible work from our students and magnificent support from parents and carers. Thank you. The Very Spotted Ladybug by William, Year 7. https://t.co/1PpW7LIJpN

26/03/20

Today we were impressed by the number of students engaging with our Virtual School. The range of activities was impressive from Computer Coding by Miles to Baking by Henry: https://t.co/XFolVch3fX

26/03/20

There are many organisations offering free access to resources during the school closure period. The following link will provide free access to a selection of Audio Books: https://t.co/r4V91wt7mk

25/03/20

We seem to be overcoming the early system problems and many students are finding a way of working that best meets their needs. Here we can see an example of a student working in their exercise book before sharing digitally with their subject teacher in BTEC Sport. https://t.co/ucYVcStdA5

23/03/20

What an amazing first day of The Lenham Virtual School. Students have continued their learning with lots of interesting assignments. Subject teachers have been online to support students and parents. Here we have year 7 Maths by Ophelia... https://t.co/geIvYQyYYy

22/03/20

We will be launching The Lenham Virtual School on Monday 23 March. Visit the school website to access Live Support between 9:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

19/12/19

Thank you to all our students and staff who brought in donations for the local food bank to help those in need this Christmas. We really hope these boxes will help spread a little festive cheer. https://t.co/OUI4yeFPKp

13/12/19

Thank you to all our students who voted in yesterday's mock election with and - the Sixth Form and Leadership Team of Prefects did a fantastic job of organising and running the event. https://t.co/orSoXl7d9I

11/12/19

Here are BTEC Level 3 Applied Science students, George and Amy, opening our brand new Science Centre today! We are absolutely thrilled with this fantastic, new, state-of-the-art facility at our school. https://t.co/Kjk8t38JMP

05/12/19

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Don't forget you can hire our fantastic school facilities for your own events at very competitive prices. See what we have to offer across our secondary schools here: https://t.co/YYkug5Af1I

04/12/19

We are thrilled to announce that two of our students, Megan (Yr 12) and Tara (Yr 13), have their amazing artwork on display as part of the John Downton Awards at Sessions House, County Hall in Maidstone. You can visit the exhibition until 8 January 2020. Good luck Megan and Tara! https://t.co/nENdEOx87E

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 Head of school.

The Lenham School Governing Body 2019-20

The Lenham School Governors 2019/2020

Name

Category

Appointed by

Term of office

 

 

 

Start

End

Mr C Norwood

Parent - Chair Parents/Carers 19-Sep-2018 18-Sep-2020

Mr C Foreman

Head of School Ex - Offcio 01-Apr-2016 31-Mar-2020

Mrs A Rain

Staff Governor School Staff 15-Jun-2017 14-Jun-2021

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

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

Mrs Sarah Stribbling-Williams

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

 

Governors who have left the Governing Body over the last year

Name

Category

Appointed by

Left Governing Body

Dr N Ware Co-opted Governing Body

21-Sept-2018

 

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
E-Mail: clerk@viat.org.uk

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