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Six talented Year 7’s recently attended the finals of the Kent Athletics competition. Each student was required to compete in a track event and a field event. Many schools attended and the competition was tense throughout the day. Our students showed determination, talent and sporting etiquette in all their events. These skills resulted in a great success and an overall win of the competition by 32 points. A huge congratulations to all who attended. The PE department are eagerly anticipating the…

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Students at our Rochester Grammar School have achieved one of the best sets of IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) results in the school’s history and will progress on to some of the world’s leading universities and education institutions this September. RGS has accomplished an average point score of 39. This is a high score compared with the international average of 33.02 and the maximum score of 45. READ MORE: All you need to know about the International Baccalaureate IB students excelled,…

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Attending a Thinking School means your child will know all about thinking reflectively, critically and creatively. These tools can help when supporting with home learning and also help you and with everyday life outside of school.

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In the lead up to the half term holidays, students spent the week celebrating the diverse cultures that we have within our school community. The celebrations included a range of form time activities and culminated in a cultural Tag Day to raise money for Sickle Cell Society, a charity with special importance to staff and students at RGS.

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WATCH our amazing video! We all have mental health and need to feel empowered and supported enough to speak freely about it. In this we share the weight of mental health – the green ribbon – between all of us. P.S. The music is epic too!

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Anxiety is not just feeling shy, it’s bigger and more complex than that, and it’s also a totally normal feeling of fear or panic. When humans face stressful situations it can trigger our ‘gut feeling’, the in-built body alarm bell we have, which tells us when we don’t feel right about something, and we need to deal with it. Anxiety can kick start our ‘fight or flight’ response, which make us feel more alert, stops us thinking about other things, and even pumps more blood to our legs to help us…

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Self-harming is difficult to talk about but very common, it’s when you hurt yourself on purpose. Usually it’s because something else feels wrong, it seems like the only way to let those feelings out. Self-harming is a symptom of another problem. Self-harm is when someone hurts themselves as a coping mechanism to deal with difficult feelings, painful memories or overwhelming situations. Some people have described self-harm to express something that is hard to put into words, to change emotional pain into physical pain or have a sense…

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Depression isn’t just for adults, and it isn’t just being ‘a bit sad’. We all feel a bit down sometimes, but if these emotions and ‘feeling low’ last a long time or affect your child’s daily life, then they may have depression. READ MORE: Who is our Mental Health Lead in school? Depression is a common mental health problem that causes people to experience low mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or loss of appetite, low energy, and poor concentration. Spotting…

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Your mental health is a number one priority, it’s as important as your physical health, which is why here at RGS we have Mrs Britten. Mrs Britten is our Assistant Principal responsible for Personal Development, Welfare, Behaviour and Attitudes. This role encompasses the Mental Health Lead and Safeguarding Leads for the school, the role works with our Wellbeing Ambassador Miss Bourne. Where can students find you in school? My office is A40 which can be found on the English corridor, but…

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Congratulations to Miss Moore on being nominated and shortlisted for the University of Bath Teachers’ Awards 2021.  The nomination is one of three that was shortlisted for the Never Alone Award and is in recognition of exceptional pastoral care and wellbeing support. The student who nominated Miss Moore for the Teachers’ Awards said: “Miss Moore’s pastoral care for each and every student was outstanding; she would drop everything including lunches, breaks and unpaid time to help a student in need! Even replying…