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Sports Day...

Monday’s Sports Day was a great success and so much better with families there to cheer on the children.

Congratulations to Blue Team! A big THANK YOU to Miss Taylor, our PE Leader, for organising the event, Mr. Peters for his MC-ing and being our resident DJ, all the teachers, TAs, and other staff for encouraging, championing, managing, and supporting our children and families over the course of a very hot, exciting and busy day!

Unfortunately, the rosettes we ordered were held up in delivery due to staff shortages but they have arrived now and all children will be coming home with one for participating in this event and displaying great effort and sportsmanship.

Thank you and well done!

Staffing Update...

It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that we will be saying a fond farewell to three members of staff! Mrs. Saye has decided that following her maternity leave, she is having so much fun with her daughter Isabella and enjoying experiencing everything wonderful about her growing up that she is going to continue to spend lots of
time with her!

Mr. Andrews will be leaving us for a new teaching opportunity. He will be missed not only for his teaching skills and passion for learning but also for his quick wit, sense of humour, and those famous deep Scottish vocals. We also lose the lead singer of our Staff Band, our resident Father Christmas (shhh don’t tell the children!), our Chess Grand Master and so much more!

Mrs. Collins has decided that after 27 years of being involved with the school it’s time to retire but also so she can explore the world especially North America as her daughter is moving out there this month. Mrs. Collins has worked in every year group, been a volunteer, TA, HLTA, co-ordinated our Educational Visits, been a champion of many sports, leading many a club, especially known for her Hockey triumphs! I know I will have missed many things that Mrs. Collins has turned her hand and talents to - you name it and she’s has thrown her hat in the ring
with her ‘can do’, ‘anything for the children’ positive attitude.

She will be missed but we are hoping that she will still be involved with the school when she can, bringing her love and dedication to this school in with her!

I am sure you will all join me in wishing Mrs. Saye, Mr. Andrews, and Mrs. Collins all the very best for the future and thanking them for everything they have done for our school, its children, and our families over the years!

Ofsted Report Update...

We have been doing a lot of research and training around curriculum cohesion and ensuring threads of learning are built upon more explicitly.

As part of our research into successful tools available to support us in this development, we have employed a whole curriculum scheme called Cornerstones which enables us to strengthen what we already do very well, whilst providing us with the framework, support, depth of cohesion and cross-curricular links to drive our curriculum provision forwards even further. This platform also lessens teacher workload, releasing staff from copious amounts of paperwork, to spend more quality time on planning, resourcing, differentiating, and assessing our teaching and learning for the increased benefit and positive impact on our children’s knowledge, skills, and understanding.

Part of this package will provide Knowledge Organisers which can be shared with parents and carers to give you a detailed overview of your child’s learning and keep you more fully informed on a regular basis.

BRONZE Award...

We are delighted to announce that we, Headcorn School, have achieved the School Games BRONZE Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise the school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Our physical activity and school sports achievements this year include:
Participation in interschool competitions including Football, Cricket, Netball, and Hockey. The promotion of health and fitness in school through the daily mile and the provision of many after-school clubs with a record number of pupils attending.