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Would you, or someone you know, like to train to teach?Come to one of our allocated sessions on Wednesday 30 June 2021, at the School of Science & Technology Maidstone, to find out about the courses that we offer through the Trust. More information here:


I would like to thank the 'Testing Team' for their superb work over the past two weeks. They in turn would like to thank our students for the positive way they conducted themselves during the testing process.


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Our new virtual choir project is in aid of Comic Relief, and is a cover of the ELO classic, "Mr Blue Sky" - so like, share, and donate!


Just look at our Year 9 Catering student Lee's amazing pastry work! What a talent - and a possible future contestant for perhaps?


Thank you to students, parents and staff for making this such a positive day in Virtual School.


I would like to thank students, parents and teachers for their support. I feel very proud of our achievements in keeping students and staff safe whilst delivering quality teaching and learning. I wish everyone a safe and healthy Christmas and the very best for 2021.


Everyday I am privileged to see creativity and enthusiasm from our students. This piece of work was completed at home and yesterday was presented in an English lesson: 1950s Middle Class House, Blood Brothers. James, Year 8.


What a fantastic response from our students today. They are enjoying their Virtual School day and the flexibility to work on many different subjects and tasks:


On the subject of achievement, we held our annual awards ceremonies this week. A digital souvenir of these events will soon be available for students and parents/carers:


We have now completed our third week of Term 2 with the majority of students enjoying uninterupted learning. We know that the remaining weeks until Christmas will continue to be challenging but I am very proud of what our students and staff have so far achieved.


We would like to thank everyone for their continued support. Another very productive week almost navigated. I have been speaking with many students and they really appreciate being able to come to school and engage with their learning. Have a wonderful and safe week-end.


You will receive a progress report for your child later today. Please take time to view our supporting video designed to fully explain our new assessment and reporting strategy.


When we returned from Lockdown 1.0 we worked with each student to complete a Personal Learning Plan (PLP). This was designed to catch-up any lost learning identified in the end of year assessments. They have completed their PLPs and were presented with completion certificates.


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.


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.


Considering Sixth Form? We are delighted to be offering places at The Lenham School for September 2020. Visit our website or contact us directly


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.


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.


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.

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.