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Virtual Open Day

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Welcome to New Horizons Children’s Academy Virtual Open Day

 

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Cormac Murphy, Headteacher

At New Horizons, we want to transform the life chances of every child who walks through our door by providing an education which promotes aspiration, fosters a love of learning within a safe, purposeful and nurturing environment.

We work tirelessly to ensure that: there are high expectations for every child; every lesson matters and should be exciting; every child is treated as an individual and with dignity; and children learn to play and learn together, understanding moral values of mutual respect, tolerance and personal responsibility.

As a Thinking School, our curriculum promotes cognitive education and thinking skills by providing our children with a range of tools and techniques to structure their thoughts. Thinkers’ Keys, Habits of Mind and Philosophy for Children (P4C) are embedded within our curriculum, used within pastoral work and help with decision-making at different levels throughout the school.

We value you as your child’s first educator and ask you to work with us to ensure that your child is achieving as much as possible. We know that starting or changing schools can be both exciting and daunting, so please take a look around for all the information you need – and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Meet our Headteacher

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Our Thinking Segments

Top three things you need to know about Our Trust

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1. WHO THEY ARE: You may hear us referring to our Trust as TSAT, this stands for Thinking Schools Academy Trust. Affectionately nicknamed Our Trust, it’s effectively the family name for the 17 schools in Our Trust, The schools within Our Trust are situated across Medway, Deal and Hampshire.

2. WHY A THINKING SCHOOL IS THE ONE FOR YOUR CHILD: A Thinking School challenges students to think deeply about their thinking, to be their best self and to gain the knowledge, tools and skills to shape their success in a life beyond school. The children and young people we’re presently educating will retire around 2070. According to experts most of the jobs our children will have don’t even exist yet, and this is why developing skills to think independently and become life-long learners is so important.

3. HOW A THINKING SCHOOL WORKS: Our cognitive approach to education defines us but does not create a ‘one size fits all’. Each and every member of the TSAT family is equally as important and shares a direction and ethos; put simply, we believe that we are stronger together. Our schools work with each student so they are aspirational and ready to move forward and understand their role within their local community and beyond. The Thinking School approach to education is unique and we believe that it genuinely transforms the life chances of our children, teaching them the critical thinking skills they need to be resilient in life after school.

For more information visit the TSAT site

Our Thinking Tools

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Our Early Years

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Application deadline
5pm, Friday 15th January 2021

Catering Facilities & Lunch time

Chartwells are the caterers at The Thinking Schools Academy Trust. Their team are innovative in their commitment to finding imaginative new ways to enhance the student experience, making school food delicious and appealing.

The food is prepared from fresh, sustainable, locally sourced ingredients.  All Chartwells menus are compliant with the School Food Standards as set out in the School Food Plan and approved by a qualified nutritionist.

Below is a sneak peek into just how our children enjoy their lunchtime break, food and fun for all!

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Photo Gallery

School uniform

A school uniform is vital for a student to feel a part of something, it improves concentration and fosters a sense of pride, especially when they wear it outside of school. We are very proud of our uniform, it greatly enhances the standards of our school. We ask all children to dress in school colours.

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Would you like to know more?
Email us at office@newhorizonschildrensacademy.org.uk
0333 360 2115