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The Whitstable School enables pupils to acquire and develop the core knowledge and skills they need to be confident, curious and caring members of a diverse and international community, working together to promote a better, more purposeful and peaceful world.
The Whitstable School's balanced curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of today's pupils and prepare them to thrive amidst the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow's world as lifelong learners.
We believe that our knowledge rich curriculum allows pupils to unleash their creative potential and prepares them for the challenges of the twenty-first century. Becoming knowledgeable about the world around them and studying ‘the best that has been thought and said’ stimulates pupils’ minds and makes them better, more creative thinkers.
Please read the guidance on the link below issued last night:
Information for parents and carers about the closure of schools and other educational settings following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
11:55pm, 19 March 2020
Update on GOV.UK.
An update further to last night's communication about closing the school from end of Friday 20th March 2020. We have spoken to the pupils today about remote learning and will be sharing more details and guidelines tomorrow.
An email has been sent home to help us identify those children whose parents are key workers, if you are a key worker and haven't responded please do so.
Thank you for your continued support.
Our school has wonderful, purpose built facilities. Our permanent Exhibition Hall showcases pupils’ work from all subject areas. The recital area allows pupils to enjoy watching each other perform. The school’s Debating Chamber and Student Leadership Council area give opportunities for pupils to argue, debate and challenge each other whilst testing out ideas. Our science space exhibition ‘Life at the Limits’ has interactive investigation stands that encourage pupils to reflect on the fundamental questions of existence.
The school’s curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of today’s pupils and help them thrive amidst the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow’s world. At the end of Year 8 pupils are given an element of choice in their curriculum, choosing from performing or creative arts, sports and technology subjects.
At The Whitstable School, we know all of our pupils and take the time to support and guide them towards targets and goals that are realistic and personalised. Whilst grades are important, school is about so much more than academic achievement. We seek to celebrate our pupils’ talents and skills at every opportunity and are proud of what we achieve together as a school community. Pupil voice is gathered regularly to enable our pupil body to help shape their school.
Mutual respect permeates the school and relationships between staff and pupils are positive. A form tutor meets your child every day and delivers engaging activities that prepare pupils with transferable skills and support wellbeing.
“My child couldn’t be happier at the school and is thriving both emotionally and academically” (A parent writing on the Parent View Ofsted website)
The Whitstable School is an IB World School. For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org
An email re school closure has been sent to all parents & carers this evening. The school is open tomorrow and Friday to all pupils not in isolation, further information will be sent out tomorrow about plans for remote learning, vulnerable pupils and children of key workers.Full Tweet
Parents and carers of TWS: Please keep an eye on your emails and the school website for regular updates on Coronavirus. LinkFull Tweet
RT @MrsNewton90: Year 7 and 8 enjoyed the Big Bang workshop at the Discovery Park this afternoon @STEMLearningUK @DiscoveryPark_ @TheWhitS…Full Tweet