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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

Students on a field trip

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme helps young people to plan and undertake their own programmes of activity, to develop mentally, physically and emotionally.

The Rochester Grammar School provides the opportunity for Year 9 students to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award, with the option in later years to completing the Silver and Gold Awards. As well as being a fun opportunity for students to build on skills, work as a team and help within the community, it is also highly regarded by higher education establishments and employers.

Students complete four sections (five for Gold): Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential. The expedition involves planning, preparing for and undertaking a two-day hike in a group of between four and seven people. Expedition training runs regularly throughout the year covering important things such as map reading, camp craft and first aid.

Service to the community is an important part of the award package as students spend free time on service projects either around the school or in their own communities.

Further Information

Additional information and resources are also available from the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website .