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Your preferences have prevented this content from being loaded. If you have recently changed your preferences, please try reloading the pageAll Faiths’ and Rochester Grammar School are the founding partners of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust. We work closely together on many aspects of education but particularly the teaching and learning of “thinking skills” to enable all our pupils to think deeply and be adaptable to our rapidly changing world.

We admit children from 3 years old until the summer before they move on to Secondary School at 11 years.

Our classes are organised in three key stages:

Foundation Stage
(Nursery and Reception) Children aged 3, 4 and 5 years.

Key Stage 1
Children aged 5 and 6 years.

Key Stage 2
Children aged 7 to 11 years.

We also specialise in teaching deaf children. Our expert staff help the children to communicate effectively using British Sign Language, Sign Supported English, finger spelling, lip reading and speech – “total communication”.

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The local Children’s Centre (Gun Lane Children’s Centre) provides services for about 600 local families. We work closely with colleagues in maternity and health care to meet the needs of families with children up to the age of 5 years. Please make sure you complete a Registration Form to take full advantage of these services.

Our staff work closely together to provide a safe, clean, calm and stimulating learning environment for all children.

We take learning into the outdoor environment too – with a large field, a copse, a pond and plenty of playground space.

 

Catchup Funding

What is Catch-up Funding?

Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit.

We know that we have the professional knowledge and expertise in the education system to ensure that children and young people recover and get back on track. Returning to normal educational routines as quickly as possible will be critical to our national recovery.

The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.

Utilisation

Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year. Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.

We have carefully considered the areas that would most benefit from this additional funding. Please click on the link below to see the breakdown of priorities and costs.

Catch up funding for website

Accountability and Monitoring

As with all government funding, school leaders must be able to account for how this money is being used to achieve the goal of schools getting back on track and teaching a normal curriculum as quickly as possible.

All Faiths Children’s Academy will be transparent in tracking and accounting for the funding.