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South Kent – Directory of Services

Last year the Ashford, Dover and Folkestone & Hythe Local Children’s Partnership Groups (LCPGs) highlighted the need for a district directory of services, to make it clearer and more accessible for partners to be able to effectively signpost and refer children, young people and families to appropriate support.  Therefore, as one of our actions, we collaboratively developed a word version district directory for Ashford, Dover and Folkestone & Hythe which we launched in December 2020.

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Deal Parochial Win the Education Award at the Kent LTA Tennis Awards Evening.

For us, this Award for 2020 recognizes how we have enhanced our in-school tennis offering during the Pandemic whilst we have sadly not been able to use the Deal Indoor Tennis Centre.  This enhanced in-school provision enabled us to maintain tennis participation and enthusiasm from our pupils.  It has involved a varied approach over the course of 2020, ranging from making lockdown tennis videos for remote learning from our school website at the beginning of the Pandemic, to the partial-school return in June when we provided curriculum tennis PE lessons to all KS1&2 bubbles, and pupils and staff participated in a memorable tennis marathon, which raised £1000 for charity.  Following our full-school return in September, our tennis provision included daily (bubble-specific) tennis clubs, teaching fun, engaging science sessions on tennis-related topics such as backspin and momentum, and undertaking a virtual team tennis competition in the upper year bubbles, in addition to our standard curriculum tennis lessons and re-structuring our additional tennis initiative to benefit more pupils.
We are very proud that our inclusive tennis programme continued to thrive in 2020, in spite of COVID-19, and this is thanks to the fantastic dedication and enthusiasm of our pupils and staff, as well as our wider school community.  Well done everyone!

2021-2022 Term Dates

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C Click here for information on our forthcoming Parents Evening Consultations

Teams User Guide

MICROSOFT TEAMS – PARENTS EVENING INFORMATION

Covid 19 – Recovery Funding School Catch Up Strategy Plan

World Mental Health Day

Dear Parents & Carers,

Friday 9th October is World Mental Health Day.

As a school, we have signed up to #HelloYellow to support Young Minds. By getting involved, we can help raise much needed funds and help to show young people they’re not alone with their mental health.

We would like everyone to come in to school on the day wearing yellow. This could be just an small item or accessory or your entire outfit. We do ask that there is no sprayed hair or other make-up.

We are asking, if possible, for a minimum voluntary donation of £1 per family, but if you feel you can give more then please feel free to do so. We would like everyone to join in, even if you are unable to donate at this time. The day is as much about awareness as it it the fundraising.

This year we have a JustGiving page to try and minimise cash donations: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/deal-parochial-school    but you can of course still send in cash if you’d prefer.

If you have any questions about the charity and its work, more information is available from youngminds.org.uk

Thank you.

Nikki Pettitt

23rd September 2020 – New DfE Guidance for Parents About Covid-19 Symptoms

Click here to see a letter for parents about Covid-19 symptoms

Please click here to read the latest guidance for parents sending their children back to school.

Department for Education

Secondary School Transfer Information

Below you will find links to all the latest information about Transfer to Secondary School.

Secondary Transfer Information Guidance

Kent County Council Statement

PESE Letter

Dover Test Flyer 2021

South Kent – Directory of Services 
Last year the Ashford, Dover and Folkestone & Hythe Local Children’s Partnership Groups (LCPGs) highlighted the need for a district directory of services, to make it clearer and more accessible for partners to be able to effectively signpost and refer children, young people and families to appropriate support.  Therefore, as one of our actions, we collaboratively developed a word version district directory for Ashford, Dover and Folkestone & Hythe which we launched in December 2020
 
Click on the picture to get to the Directory. 
 
 

For us, this Award for 2020 recognizes how we have enhanced our in-school tennis offering during the Pandemic whilst we have sadly not been able to use the Deal Indoor Tennis Centre.  This enhanced in-school provision enabled us to maintain tennis participation and enthusiasm from our pupils.  It has involved a varied approach over the course of 2020, ranging from making lockdown tennis videos for remote learning from our school website at the beginning of the Pandemic, to the partial-school return in June when we provided curriculum tennis PE lessons to all KS1&2 bubbles, and pupils and staff participated in a memorable tennis marathon, which raised £1000 for charity.  Following our full-school return in September, our tennis provision included daily (bubble-specific) tennis clubs, teaching fun, engaging science sessions on tennis-related topics such as backspin and momentum, and undertaking a virtual team tennis competition in the upper year bubbles, in addition to our standard curriculum tennis lessons and re-structuring our additional tennis initiative to benefit more pupils.
We are very proud that our inclusive tennis programme continued to thrive in 2020, in spite of COVID-19, and this is thanks to the fantastic dedication and enthusiasm of our pupils and staff, as well as our wider school community.  Well done everyone!

Update : 31.3.20
 
Update : 30.3.20 
Home Learning 
We have been busy updating our Website to include lots of links to websites that can help your children access learning whilst school is closed.  It is updated almost daily and all the links are FREE!  
Some of our lovely foundation churches have been busy adapting to times and live streaming or creating You Tube videos of their services.  Please click on the links below if  you would like to watch them as a family.