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08/09/20

What a pleasure it has been to see our students again. Thank you for ensuring that your child attends school with a face mask. Remember to keep the mask clean or renew it if disposable. Please remind students that they must wear the mask when they are not in a classroom.

02/09/20

Tomorrow is such an important day for staff and students at The Lenham School with the start of our academic year. Year 7 students will join us on Thursday and Friday Year 12 students will join us on Friday. All students will be in school, full-time from Monday 7 September. https://t.co/uBYTJc825H

25/08/20

Considering Sixth Form? We are delighted to be offering places at The Lenham School for September 2020. Visit our website or contact us directly Apply.viat.org.uk https://t.co/pPPbsRy4jQ

20/08/20

Students at The Lenham School were celebrating an excellent set of results with 64% of students gaining a pass in both English and Mathematics a 10 point increase on the comparable figure from last year in a continuing four year rising trend. https://t.co/iUIuAoGqw8

13/08/20

Students are celebrating a strong set of level 3 Vocational and A-level results, 91% pass rate at Distinction*- Pass in the Vocational subjects, 100% pass rate in A-Level qualifications. Fantastic A-Level English Literature results as 66% achieved a grade A* - B. https://t.co/7BYDGl9h9V

16/07/20

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... https://t.co/0ArbPfkXkj

08/07/20

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. https://t.co/8pOeEklufs

07/07/20

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: https://t.co/aYkCYTOLlu

29/06/20

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. https://t.co/xHRl3hQDGS

24/06/20

Congratulations to Primrose, Year 11. Well done on gaining the EtonX Self-Study Award for Creative Problem Solving. https://t.co/YIIamJWuR5

16/06/20

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. https://t.co/icybfRvko2

12/06/20

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. https://t.co/L3yiAXNfKs https://t.co/veaO04HxS3

12/06/20

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. https://t.co/PTvarVbCJ5

06/06/20

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... https://t.co/Uw3UYUnYPl

04/06/20

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. https://t.co/sMI2sOHkBL

03/06/20

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 https://t.co/RDRroB7wY9

02/06/20

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. https://t.co/vsDg0tekBt

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

Online Safety

Use of Technology

At The Lenham School we believe that technology should be embedded throughout teaching and learning and that the most suitable technology is used at all times so as to provide an interesting, engaging and fulfilling curriculum. We also believe that it is an essential part of every individual’s learning experience that they are aware of how to use new and existing technologies suitably, effectively and most importantly, safely.

Acceptable Use Agreement

All staff and students agree to the schools’ AUA (Acceptable Use Agreement). This agreement details how all users are expected to behave online and how they should use the technology available to them. Although we take all necessary measures to protect our users from accessing inappropriate content, this can never be policed 100% and it is therefore important that as parents you take an interest in what your children are doing and how they are using technology.  

Precautions

We recommend ensuring that all passwords are “strong”. This means that they should not be easily guessed, they should include upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols as a minimum. They should not be shared with anyone else and the same password should not be used for all accounts. At home you should ensure that you have adequate and up-to-date anti-virus/anti-spyware software and that firewalls are turned on.

Content Filtering

At The Lenham School our Internet Service Provider is EIS. They also provide our web filtering, for our web filtering software we use Lightspeed.

The Lenham School filters and monitors Internet use to ensure the school can meet its duty of care to all students and staff by ensuring that access to inappropriate material is blocked.

Staying Safe Online

For parents of Year 7 students, a great place to start is by watching the “Think you know” video available from this link:

The following websites offer advice about staying safe online:

If you would like support and information on starting a conversation with your child about relationships, sex and pornography and managing what they see online using parental controls please follow this link:

https://www.internetmatters.org/issues/online-pornography/protect-your-child/

Who to talk to

If you have any concerns about the safety of your child or any of the students at the School please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Amanda Rain either by telephone through the Student Support Centre or by email: a.rain@thelenham.viat.org.uk

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