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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...)


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.


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:


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:


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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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:


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!


Help raise £8000 to provide our students with the latest scientific equipme.. Please on and RT


We are absolutely delighted to announce that The Lenham School has been rated GOOD, following our recent inspection! This really reflects the hard work and commitment of all of our fantastic students, parents, staff and governors - read more here!


On the 1 & 8 July, pupils from School received training from our Mathematics specialist, they also had to run, cycle or row the distance between Headcorn to Lenham. They calculated their distance into (km) and (miles). One group achieved over 50km


Would you like to know more about being a VIAT Local School Governor? Come to our Governance Open Event on 22 July from 5pm to 7pm at Invicta Grammar School. We are looking for enthusiastic, committed individuals for both our primary and secondary schools.


This Thursday Staff event: Teacher Learning Community


Thank you to those students who attended last nights first Student Learning Community


Open as normal Friday 1st February


Fantastic event today led by the Change4life Ambassadors from . Year 3 & 4 had a great time learning about healthy eating and the importance of being active.


With warmer weather forecast next week, we will be moving to a ‘blazers optional’ dress code from the 25th June until the end of term. All other uniform requirements unchanged.


The Lenham School Chess Club meets every Monday, Tuesday and Friday lunchtime in T Block – all are welcome! We are currently preparing for our next tournament. If you would like to join the club please speak to Mr Cairns.


Geography students on a visit to Juniper Hall in surrey developing new skills


Congratulations and thank you to students, parents and staff for a wonderful Cake Sale in aid of Macmillan, we are pleased to have raised an amazing £288!


On a cold, blustery evening the U15 Girls Football played with passion and determination. The team at the top of the league, Marsh Academy, could not get the ball past our tremendous defence of Chantelle, Olivia and Chelsea with Rhiannon in goal.


During today’s break we are holding a Cake Sale for MacMillian Cancer Research, what an amazing job everyone has done in preparation


Congratulations to our fantastic trampolining squad, 5 of whom made it through to the Kent finals on Sunday. Harry Russell finished a very impressive 2nd along with his U13 team in the boys Inter competition.


Great determination shown by our year 7 & 8 at the competition. All performed well rehearsed routines & represented the school with pride.


We currently have roles to Inspire, Support and Educate students, these can be viewed on the school website:


Our Sixth Form had to work in pairs today to produce a two course meal! Read more here;


Fantastic Lacrosse tournament on our 3G pitch this morning.Our Year 9 leaders are doing a great job keeping score & timing the games. Well done to & East Borough Primary School for their amazing skills & outstanding sporting attitudes.


Our Year 8 evening is tonight at 6pm


Our very own Ms Munro led a fantastic day for the first event!


The Lenham School is open today Tuesday 6th March 2018


We have been told by Southern Water that they can not guarantee the water supply will be re-established to The Lenham School this evening. Please continue to visit our school website, Twitter or Facebook feeds for updates as we receive them.


Unfortunately we are closed today (Monday 5th March) due to a loss of water supply in Lenham


Due to a a loss of water supply in Lenham our ability to open the school might be affected due to health and safety. Please check our school website for an update on Monday morning:


Please follow this link for learning resources due to severe weather;


The Lenham School will be closed on Thursday and Friday (1st & 2nd of March) due to adverse weather conditions.

Quality of the Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

To enable students to:

  • understand the world around them and the talents within them so that they can become fulfilled individuals and active compassionate citizens
  • become economically responsible and independent
  • understand and appreciate their own cultures and to respect the diversity of others
  • engage with the world within them as well as the world around them

To create:

Engaged learners who enjoy learning, make good progress and successfully develop their ability to become (Learner Profile):

•              Inquirers

•              Knowledgeable

•              Thinkers

•              Communicators

•              Principled

•              Open-minded

•              Caring

•              Risk-takers

•              Balanced

•              Reflective


Year 7 (Term 1)

September 2019 - 2020:

Curriculum Plan

Language and Literature




Physical and Health Education


Language Acquisition

Individuals and Society

Interdisciplinary Learning

PSHE and Enrichment



Knowledge /Skills


Reading, writing and speaking and listening of the play.


Decimals – all operations

Standard form

The Periodic Table, Group 1 elements, Group 7 elements, Group 0 elements


Developing Performance Skills

Developing drawing skills

Football - Dribbling and control of the ball

Netball – Footwork and passing

Rugby – passing and catching


PD- Producing a design brief and specification


FD- Weighing and measuring, lighting ovens and hobs

Name, age, numbers in French/German

Organise information chronologically and reach a reasoned judgement.




Behaviour codes

Self confidence




Research Gang-Culture in preparation for context application


NRich tasks as extended start to lesson at the end of the week

Predict trends and patterns in the periodic table.

Investigating ways to develop characters

Investigating and experimenting with techniques and materials


Research task into past and present designers

Use Ipads to access interactive MFL games

Students use Ipads and QR code to investigate the four contenders following the death of Edward the Confessor. 



Inquire into new opportunities at secondary school

Students nurture their curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. Students know how to learn independently and with others. Students learn with enthusiasm and sustain their love of learning throughout life.


Context of the time, social, historical and cultural – Violence, social, gang-culture. Reading of the play


Using Primer Factorisation knowledge to solve HCF and LCM

Develop conceptual understanding of how atoms, elements and compounds are linked.

Performance skills; tableaux, split staging, characterisation

Considering the work of other artists

The importance of warming up

FD- hygiene and safety in the kitchen

Memorise accurate pronunciation and spelling of numbers 1 - 31

Sequencing activity of the events.

Ability to read direction and scale from a variety of maps.


Gain knowledge of expectations at secondary school

Students develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. Students engage with issues and ideas that have local and global signi­ficance.



Mid-term assessment – extract and analysis question


NRich tasks as extended start to lesson at the end of the week


Predict trends and patterns in the groups of the periodic table.

Devising own theatre pieces and their structure.

Using knowledge and new skills to create own interpretations


E-safety – reporting abuse – analyse and take responsible actions on problems - CS

Match written descriptions to images using creative thinking skills

What makes a good King?



Considering new challenges and opportunities at secondary school

Students use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. Students exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.



Debate who is to blame


Converting Fractions and Decimals into one format

Working in groups to model principles of atoms, elements and compounds

Group communication building of paired work

Group and peer assessment

Question and answer in feedback sessions


Email French students in a partner school

Group activity to recreate the design of a Motte and Bailey castle.


Teambuilding opportunities

Students express themselves con­fidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. Students collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.



Why did they do what they did?




Constructive criticism of each other’s work. Sharing resources and valuing materials.



Take responsibility for regular vocabulary learning at home to reinforce language learnt in class.



Understanding why behaviour codes are needed and self regulation


Students act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. Students take responsibility for their actions and their consequences.




Statement and discussions in writing a speech using persuasive techniques.


Practical group work evaluating different points of view

Discuss art concepts and value different approaches.



Explore the differences between students’ family units



Open to others’ views

Students critically appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. Students seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and they are willing to grow from the experience.



Watch a video / read account. Write a restorative justice letter.


Peer-assessed, Independent mini tests to assess progress on each topic,



Peer support in reviews + reflection

Peer support when evaluating work.



Peer assessment and guidance




Respect towards each other

Students show empathy, compassion and respect. Students have a commitment to service, and they act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around them.




Acting the play out


Independent mini tests to assess progress on each topic



Experimenting with techniques and materials. Making mistakes.

Exploring various shooting and scoring techniques


Carry out a role play in the target language with a partner

Writing an essay


Making informed decisions

Students approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; they work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. Students are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.



Hot seating each character




Teaching and learning techniques from each other each other



Group work tasks



Respecting the views of others. Listening to peers

Students understand the importance of balancing different aspects of their lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for themselves and others. Students recognise their interdependence with other people and with the world in which they live.



Directed Individual Reflection Time. End of term assessment and DIRT




Self assessment and reflection of process.

Self, peer and group assessment.

Self-assessment on skills covered



PEE paragraph to make a judgement on which they think is the best person for king.


Reflect on their behaviour and the impact on others

Students thoughtfully consider the world and their own ideas and experience. Students work to understand their strengths and weaknesses in order to support theirr learning and personal development.