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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

Retweeted From VIAT

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

01/12/19

Help raise £8000 to provide our students with the latest scientific equipme.. Please on and RT https://t.co/pxiEUi9jG1

27/11/19

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! https://t.co/Qh5cBr82gm https://t.co/F8bM6gsVW9

12/07/19

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

10/07/19

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. https://t.co/173eTIznvx

15/05/19

This Thursday Staff event: Teacher Learning Community

15/05/19

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

01/02/19

Open as normal Friday 1st February

28/06/18

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.

22/06/18

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.

07/06/18

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. https://t.co/G6VIYkkW8I

23/03/18

Geography students on a visit to Juniper Hall in surrey developing new skills https://t.co/DxHgWOhNmt

22/03/18

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! https://t.co/bKNq9Ss6VK

22/03/18

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. https://t.co/XIwtpLN2XC

22/03/18

During today’s break we are holding a Cake Sale for MacMillian Cancer Research, what an amazing job everyone has done in preparation https://t.co/e7IakQmKBH

21/03/18

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. https://t.co/vi9ClaUpXs

21/03/18

Great determination shown by our year 7 & 8 at the competition. All performed well rehearsed routines & represented the school with pride. https://t.co/OCPzNXmxNH

19/03/18

We currently have roles to Inspire, Support and Educate students, these can be viewed on the school website: https://t.co/WyGBfriPJX.

15/03/18

Our Sixth Form had to work in pairs today to produce a two course meal! Read more here; https://t.co/no7H29wJxr https://t.co/BmNAdRETN6

13/03/18

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. https://t.co/kiPfTJy9m4

13/03/18

Our Year 8 evening is tonight at 6pm

12/03/18

Our very own Ms Munro led a fantastic day for the first event! https://t.co/HsTcyEfKD8

06/03/18

The Lenham School is open today Tuesday 6th March 2018

05/03/18

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.

05/03/18

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

04/03/18

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: https://t.co/87MVrUCiMH

01/03/18

Please follow this link for learning resources due to severe weather; https://t.co/rTHDaAWnb8

01/03/18

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

28/02/18

Unfortunately we are closed again due to weather conditions. Our status is always posted on https://t.co/Vw5kpqHe8K by 7.00am.

27/02/18

Unfortunately due to bad weather, The Lenham School will be closed today. Our status is always posted on https://t.co/Vw5kpqHe8K by 7.00am. Kent radio stations KMFM, Radio Kent and Heart FM will broadcast a list of closed schools at regular intervals on their breakfast shows.

23/02/18

Year 8 boys learning about with a coach in their PE lesson yesterday https://t.co/KbaeNywVcI

21/02/18

Retweeted From Lenham Primary Sch

Our teachers enjoyed their handball training at this evening. Thank you!

19/02/18

Welcome back! Hope you had a lovely half term!

09/02/18

Have a lovely Half Term everyone! See you on the 19th of February

09/02/18

Chloe Barnes shows us the perfect swish technique in Mrs Morris' PE class, filmed by Jessica Lawrence 🏀 https://t.co/93flJ78yyP

Personal Development and Welfare

'Leaders are well informed, and safeguarding is a high priority. Leaders take their responsibilities for pupils’ safety very seriously… Leaders are well informed, and safeguarding is a high priority. Leaders take their responsibilities for pupils’ safety very seriously.' Ofsted 2019

Safeguarding and Online Safety is paramount to ensure the safety of students’ and staff on a day to day basis.  Safeguarding is overseen by a team of Designated Safeguarding Officers plus students are supported through pastoral staff teams and counselling links.

The school promotes a range of counselling links.  A clinical psychologist is resident within the school on a weekly basis and students are seen on referral.  The school has a strong link with Therapy Partners, a local counselling service, and students and families are supported on referral.  The school also utilises the services of CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services), Early Help and the School Nursing service where appropriate for students. 

Pupils are happy and safe. Bullying is rare, and when it does occur it is dealt with very quickly. Pupils say that they are proud of their school. Ofsted 2019

The Student Support Centre is available to students across Years 7 – 13 to access support and guidance when they require this.  Pastoral staff teams are available throughout the school day to support students wherever necessary.  Each year group has a Head of Year, a Student Support Manager and team of Tutors.  Students can access support through Tutor Time or simply by approaching relevant staff in the Student Support Centre as necessary.  

A range of Mentoring support services are available in the form of peer mentoring, subject mentoring or pastoral mentoring on a one-to-one basis.

The Learning Mentor supports students, upon referral via the Head of Year, to develop their learning skills and manage their academic studies in order to enable them to develop a positive school/life balance.  Students are guided in developing skills to enable them to self-manage their learning independently. 

Pupils’ personal development is well supported through assemblies and tutor time. Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is highlighted across the curriculum. Pupils said that tutor time is valuable and well used. Inspectors agree. Pupils particularly enjoy the sessions on leadership, teamwork and independence…Teachers encourage them to respect people from other backgrounds. Ofsted 2019

At The Lenham School we support the whole child through our excellent pastoral care. We offer students an enriching, varied and comprehensive personal development programme using internal expertise and outside agencies. This teaches students vital life skills they need for the future and provides them with the cultural capital they need to become active citizens.

Tutor time and assemblies are used to share important messages regarding wellbeing, extend learning and give time for discussion.  External services and events are also promoted through visiting speakers delivering assemblies.  

PSHEE lessons provide an opportunity for students to engage in dialogue about common mental health needs and develop appropriate decision making and other life skills to help them with self-management and to increase awareness of support services available. 

This academic year we have invited a vast number of agencies into school to raise awareness of the work they do, promote safeguarding and share opportunities with our students. These include the Army, the Police, the Fire Service, Kent Refugee and Asylum Centre, Duke of Edinburgh and the National Citizenship Service.  We build links with the local community through drama, charity work and attending the local Church for a service at Christmas.

Pupils learn well in a secure, friendly and supportive setting…Everyone knows that their voice will be heard, and that issues will be resolved effectively.  Ofsted 2019

Student Voice is actively encouraged and developed through every individual interaction across the school.  More formally, the Student Council representatives and Prefects in each year 11-13 meet every six weeks and the Student Voice Prefects meet with the Headteacher once per term to share feedback.

How parents/carers can help

Early intervention is key to us all being successful in supporting young people showing signs of poor emotional or mental wellbeing. 

Warning signs of an issue might include:

  • Increased isolation and being socially withdrawn;
  • Changes in mood, eating or sleeping patterns;
  • Physical signs of harm and talking about self-harm or suicide – look out for changes in how they dress;
  • Secretive behaviour;
  • Use of drugs and alcohol;
  • A dip in academic progress or increased lateness or absence from school;
  • Expressing feelings of failure and self-doubt.

In times of need, we would encourage parents/carers to:

  • Spend time listening and try to be understanding of the child’s needs;
  • Make sure the child knows they can talk to you anytime about anything;
  • Encourage family time and positive social interaction with trusted family friends;
  • Show the child affection and give them space to be peaceful;
  • Seek advice from professionals and do not be afraid to ask for help.