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Covid-19 Update

Following the Government’s most recent Covid-19 update on Sunday 10th May it is important to note that there are no immediate changes in the education or child care provision made by schools.

Therefore, schools will continue to provide distance learning support for students and child care for Key Workers who have provided 24 hours notice of their intention to use the child care facility. 

 

As you will be aware, the government has announced the expectation that Secondary schools will begin a phased transition to school based learning during Term 6 for selected Year groups.

 

We are working closely with the Local Authorities and the Department For Education to ensure the most effective and safe return to school for students and staff. We will be in contact you shortly to update you on our plans.

 

Please continue to check your mailboxes and this website for updates.


Thank you for your continued support.

 

Further information on the free school meals scheme can be found here: https://www.edenred.co.uk/Documents/DfE/DfE_FreeSchoolMeals_ParentCarerFAQs.pdf

 

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping students at home wherever possible.  Please note that because of staffing plans, parents of key workers should email office@newhorizonschildrensacademy.org.uk or call 03333 602120 by 9am the day before to be eligible for provision the next day.

Key Worker letter

Provision for all students

Sixth form students during a study session with a teacher

Care, Support & Guidance

At the RGS, we feel that students have an entitlement to:

I found that everyone I spoke to from the older years was supportive, and encouraged me to do well.
Kirsten, Year 7
  • High quality teaching and a curriculum that meets their needs
  • Nurturing their creativity originality and integrity as highly valued attributes
  • High quality advice and guidance in relation to learning choices
  • Personal and academic support
  • To be listened to and responded to
  • A safe and secure learning environment
  • Preparation for life-long learning, employability and well-being

We also expect that students:

  • Support the school’s ethos of high expectations
  • Adhere to the School’s code of Conduct, based on Respect
  • Make a positive contribution to the life of the school.

Pastoral Care

Care, support and guidance at The RGS is organised through the House structure with a Head of House and within each House vertical form groups mixing Year 7 to Year 12. Each form has a lead student which has proved hugely successful, students constantly tell us how much better forms are and how they support each other and feel part of a family of learners. It is one reason why we have such a wonderful community spirit within the school.

There is a strong pastoral system: [pastoral] heads… form tutors and teaching staff give freely of their time to support
pupils.
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Students during a PE lesson

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Students on a field trip

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Student in a home economics lesson

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Students during a performance

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Students in a lesson, with teacher providing support

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Students during a PE lesson, hurdling hurdles

Throughout the year, our students participate in a number of sports fixtures within Medway and the surrounding counties. Below are a selection of upcoming fixtures for the upcoming academic year.