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  • Ofsted Outstanding Recognition

    Ofsted Outstanding Recognition

    2017/18 has been a fantastic year for the Caldecott Foundation receiving recognition from Ofsted for the outstanding outcomes that we are achieving for the young people placed in our care. Over the last year Ofsted have judged four of our seven children’s homes to be ‘Outstanding’. Our other three homes received ‘Good’ ratings with two also being rated as having “Improved Effectiveness” in their second annual inspection. Caldecott’s Managing ......
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  • Curly Hair Project

    Curly Hair Project

    We are excited to have the opportunity to work with The Curly Hair Project to deliver training for parents, carers and professionals working with young people with ASD. The Curly Hair Project deliver training both nationally and internationally and provide relevant and up to date training. Click here for more information....
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  • Jessie made a bird table

    Jessie made a bird table

    In DT, Jessie has been using his skills to make a bird table; look how proud he is of his work....
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  • Lands End to John O’Groats Charity Cycle

    Lands End to John O’Groats Charity Cycle

    A family member of those at Woodclose Farm are cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats – that’s an incredible 110 miles a day for 9 consecutive days. Paul and his team are raising money to pay for brand new play equipment that will change young peoples lives! They set off on the challenge yesterday and have currently raised £1000 out of the £3000 needed, so any donations you can spare would ......
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  • Easter Eggs from Ashford Leisure Trust

    Easter Eggs from Ashford Leisure Trust

    An Easter promotion at Ashford Leisure Trust resulted in a donation of nearly 70 Easter eggs for the children and young people based at the Caldecott Foundation in Smeeth, near Ashford. Customers taking out a membership at the Stour Centre and Julie Rose Stadium during the run up to Easter were asked to donate an Easter egg instead of paying the usual joining fee. All the eggs were then delivered to ......
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  • We’re a “good” school.  It’s official!

    We’re a “good” school. It’s official!

    We’re delighted to share our news with everyone today. At our Ofsted inspection on 7 and 8 March, we achieved an overall rating of Good. Thanks to all our staff, students and governors for their hard work. You can read the full report here....
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  • Celebrating Science Week

    Celebrating Science Week

    Pupils from Woodpeckers have been to visit Herstmonceux as part of our Science week experience.  ...
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  • Celebrating World Book Day

    Celebrating World Book Day

    We've got lots of great activities going on today in school to promote the love of books for World Book Day 2017....
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  • Superhero movie project

    Superhero movie project

    In Kingfishers we have been working on our SUPERHERO personalities. We have PONYGIRL, BATBOY, WOLFMAN and PUMABOY. We wrote recipes for our superheroes, came up with adjectives to describe them and superpowers using natural disasters which they had to research. We also created our personalities on the computer using superimposed faces. The final part of the project was to create a story involving their superhero and one other from someone ......
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  • Oh my GOSH Bad Hair Day

    Oh my GOSH Bad Hair Day

    Today at Caldecott Foundation School we are using our social skills of participating and cooperating and our spiritual skills of understanding the feelings of others. We are celebrating Bad Hair Day to raise money for seriously ill children at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). A great display of Caldecott's British value showing respect and tolerance of others. ...
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  • Celebrating NSPCC Number Day

    Celebrating NSPCC Number Day

    Today we are celebrating NSPCC Number Day. We have chosen to support this in school, with students completing a variety of events, including "Who wants to ba a Mathlionnaire", "Countdown" and "Staff Bingo" whilst raising money for the NSPCC. Number Day is a great way to make maths fun and bring a positive, 'can do' attitude towards it. To ensure everyone has the opportunity to take part, a Number Day ......
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  • Summer House rated Outstanding by Ofsted

    Summer House rated Outstanding by Ofsted

    Summer House has joined Hornbeam and Pine Lodge as The Caldecott Foundation’s third children’s home rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Importantly the inspection report highlighted the views expressed by the young people cared for at Summer House stating that, “they feel safe and cared for. They are confident that staff will support them and help them if they feel unsafe or worried.” It was also noted in the report ......
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  • Another Outstanding result

    Another Outstanding result

    We are delighted to announce that Hornbeam House has achieved a rating of “outstanding in all areas” in its recent Ofsted inspection. We have received a letter of congratulations from Sir Michael Wilshaw (Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Ofsted) Congratulations to Hornbeam’s registered manager, Emma Hamlet and her team! Sir Michael Wilshaw's Letter...
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  • Congratulations from Sir Michael Wilshaw-Ofsted

    Congratulations from Sir Michael Wilshaw-Ofsted

    We recently announced that two of our homes have achieved a rating of “outstanding in all areas” in their recent Ofsted inspections. We were delighted to receive a letter of congratulations from none other than Sir Michael Wilshaw (Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, Ofsted) We hope you feel as proud as we do! Sir Michael Wilshaw's Letter...
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  • An Outstanding Achievement!

    An Outstanding Achievement!

    Congratulations to our registered managers, Becky and Emma, who manage our residential homes Pine Lodge and Hornbeam and their dedicated teams. Both have achieved a rating of “outstanding in all areas” in their recent Ofsted inspections. Commenting on Hornbeam’s performance, the Ofsted inspector wrote “Staff are highly skilled at making extremely positive relationships with young people. This ensures young people’s welfare is wholly safeguarded and promoted. Young people ......
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  • Ashford Rotary Ramble 2015

    Ashford Rotary Ramble 2015

    The Rotary Club of Ashford will be holding their annual charity ramble in the beautiful location of  Wye Village.  A family friendly walk through the picturesque village and surrounding area is on Sunday 13th September 2015 and there will be a choice of a 5 mile or 10 mile course. Join us and to help to raise money for The Caldecott Foundation on this diverse and beautiful walk with tremendous views over the ......
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  • Caldecott Helps Shape Future Policy

    Caldecott Helps Shape Future Policy

    Helen Jones, our Head of Care, has been involved in shaping the new regulations for children's homes, known as the new Children's Homes Quality Standards that came into effect at the beginning of April. Helen was asked to work with the Department for Education as a member of the Quality Standards Working Group.  Her hard work and contribution have been recognised not only in a letter from Edward Timpson MP (......
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  • British Heart Foundation Wear It. Beat It. campaign

    British Heart Foundation Wear It. Beat It. campaign

    Here is our very own Louise Parkinson with Tony showing how fabulous they are in red. This week the children and young people from our school dressed in red to help raise funds for the British Heart Foundation, Wear It. Beat it. campaign, a total of £52 was raised. Well done to all in helping making a difference in peoples lives and the fight against heart and circulatory disease. ...
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  • The Tuesdays present Riffarama

    The Tuesdays present Riffarama

    Join The Tuesdays for a spell binding night of music inspired by the films of Tim Burton including The Corpse Bride - Sweeney Todd October 31 & November 1 from 7pm The Sinden Theatre Homewood School Tenterden Tickets start at £10 and can be purchased by calling the Sinden Theatre box office on 01580 763826...
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  • Thank you Tentertainment

    Thank you Tentertainment

    What an amazing weekend we had at this years 'Tentertainment'. There were so many great acts that preformed especially our great friends 'The Tuesday's'. Along with CoCo & The Butterfields, Jamie Johnson, ArteMiss and The Sugar Sister's. It might only be July but organisers of Tentertainment brought a touch of Christmas winter wonderland to the festival complete with a snow, Christmas trees and carols!! From start to finish it was ......
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  • Clothes For Charity & Caldecott

    Clothes For Charity & Caldecott

    Here at the Caldecott Foundation we have signed up with the brilliant "Clothes For Charity." It's a great way to recycle unwanted clothes and give back to charity in one go. All you have to is register online at their website. Pick the Caldecott Foundation to donate to and then request a bag to be sent out to your home address. Once you get the bag, fill it with all ......
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  • London 2 Brighton Bike Race

    London 2 Brighton Bike Race

    Congratulations and a big well done to The Caldecott team for completing this years London to Brighton bike race on 15th June. They joined the thousands of cyclists for this iconic 54 mile ride from London to the Brighton seafront. Setting off from Clapham Common, South London to the Brighton seafront. Ditchling Beacon is the highest point of the ride at 813 feet, and a mile long and is a renowned challenge ......
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  • Tentertainment 2014

    Tentertainment 2014

    Come and join us for festival fun at Tentertainment. Returns once more for you to enjoy a free family festival on the Recreation Ground in Tenterden. A weekend festival of wonderful local music, fun, food and drink for the whole family. They will be helping us to raise money for the Foundation,  please come along to support us and Tentertainment. Put the date in your diary, 4th, 5th, 6th July 2014. ......
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  • Cross country school event

    Cross country school event

    Congratulations and a huge well done to 6 students and 3 staff from the Caldecott School. Who attended a cross country course event organised by ISP at Oare Country Park in Faversahm on Friday 9th May. The students came 2nd overall out of 50 people from local special schools, we are very proud of them all....
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  • Golf Day at Tenterden

    Golf Day at Tenterden

    Tenterden Rotary Club are delighted to be holding our Annual Charity Golf Day at London Beach Golf Club on Friday 20th June. Money raised will be donated to The Caldecott Foundation and other Rotary supported charities. Stableford competition for teams & individuals. Lots of fun prizes and Rotary Challenge Cup for the best team including a Rotarian. Handicap limit -Men 24 / Ladies 36. Coffee & Bacon Roll from 8.30 am Tee off 9.00 am ......
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  • Swishing Event

    Swishing Event

    Caldecott are working with Sainsbury's Hythe to host a Swishing Event at Caldecott School Hall. Date: Thursday, 27th March 2014 Doors open: 7pm Swishing begins: 8pm Entrance: £5 per person, including refreshments Tickets sold on the door- first come first served Swishing involves getting ladies together to swap clothes, shoes, bags and accessories. Caldecott's Swishing Event will also have a tombola. Changing rooms are available. Download the Swishing Poster here...
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  • An Introduction to The Caldecott School

    An Introduction to The Caldecott School

    Hello. I am a pupil at the Caldecott Foundation, which has both care homes and a school. Life at Caldecott is fun, but it can have its ups and downs. Caldecott has helped me change, I now do things I would never have done before, I would slack off of school and just do nothing, but now I am different. When I first came to Caldecott I was very nervous ......
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  • School Achievements

    School Achievements

    Caldecott Foundation School Adult Literacy and Numeracy Examination Results The Caldecott Foundation School are pleased to announce the results from their first set of Adult Literacy and Numeracy Examinations this year. The students have done really well and are looking forward to taking the next level of examinations. These examinations will help them in securing placements on college courses and employment.   Year Group Entry Level 1 Literacy Entry Level 1 Numeracy ......
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  • Christmas at Caldecott

    Christmas at Caldecott

    There is a lot going on at the Caldecott Foundation at Christmas time. The first sign that Christmas is coming at Caldecott is when the Christmas trees are delivered to the houses. The young people get involved in decorating them and this is where the excitement begins! We hold lots of activities at Caldecott to get the young people into the Christmas spirit and this year activities include the annual ......
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  • New Centre in Nottingham

    New Centre in Nottingham

    Our newly converted property in Fledborough, Newark, is in a tranquil, rural setting. We offer a comprehensive package of assessment, care and education to young people with extremely complex needs. Our highly skilled and experienced team tailor this package to each young person and can deliver any of the following: Emergency Placements Three or six month assessments Focused work over a specific time period Bridging placements Respite care Each young ......
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  • Lloyds Community Fund

    Lloyds Community Fund

    Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the Lloyds Community Fund Thanks to all the votes, we received an amazing £3,000 donation which will be spent on Rhythmix music sessions at the school. This donation will cover 2 sessions per week for a year. Rhythmix is a leading UK music charity, who work with the young poeple to express their creativity through music. They have some fantastic experience working with ......
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  • Vocational Learning Centre

    Vocational Learning Centre

    The Vocational Learning Centre was the main element of our Centenary Appeal. This was introduced to provide the kind of work based training that is relevant for today’s job market, but in a fully supportive environment with the further social and emotional skills that are a key element of our provision. Courses We offer a programme of vocational training courses, from BTEC entry level to BTEC level 2 for 14-19 ......
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  • Shop Online to Raise Money for Caldecott

    Shop Online to Raise Money for Caldecott

    The Caldecott Foundation has so far received over £200 simply from our supporters shopping online! The amount is generated by, and doesn't cost shoppers any extra! Caldecott earns donations when people register on and choose to support us. The process is simple, all you need to do is: Go to Click on 'Support a Good Cause' Under 'Name of Good Cause' ......
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  • Caldecott on ITV News

    Caldecott on ITV News

    Following the Official Opening of the Vocational Learning Centre on 24th October 2013, Stacey McShane, Head of Education, talks to Meridian News along with students Liam and Chloe. You can watch the interviews here....
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  • Vocational Learning Centre Official Opening

    Vocational Learning Centre Official Opening

    Our Vocational Learning Centre was officially opened on Thursday, 24th October 2013 by our guest of honour Lady Amanda Ellingworth who was representing her mother, Countess Mountbatten of Burma. Guests were able to have a tour of the Vocational Learning Centre and the Inclusion Unit, which were both funded by the Centenary Appeal.  The Vocational Learning Centre is now officially opened to students, who are able to study a range of ......
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  • Sainsbury's Halloween Fundraiser

    Sainsbury's Halloween Fundraiser

    Staff at Sainsbury's Hythe got into the Halloween spirit to hold 2 fundraising days for the Caldecott Foundation, who are currently their charity of the year. The fundraisng days kicked off with a Tombola on Friday 25th October, which continued on Saturday 26th with face paints and games included. Thank you to all the staff who got involved in the fun and to all the customers who took part in the ......
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  • Vote for Caldecott

    Vote for Caldecott

    Lloyds Banking Group Community Fund Vote for Caldecott and make a difference to our children's lives The Caldecott Foundation has been shortlisted for the Lloyds Community Fund 2013 and we need your help to win a £3,000 charitable donation. Voting is easy and your vote really could make a difference. SMS: Text "VOTE PZJB" to 61199 In store: Visit your local branch and cast your vote....
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  • Late Summer Lunch

    Late Summer Lunch

    Nearly a hundred guests joined the Caldecott Foundation at the Late Summer Lunch at the beautiful Boldshaves in Woodchurch on Monday, 9th September 2013. The event was started off with a drink upon arrival where the guests were given the chance to buy tickets for the raffle, for which prizes included lunch for two at Elvey Farm Hotel in Pluckley and a golden season ticket for the Secret Gardens of Sandwich. ......
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  • Sainsbury's Charity Partner

    Sainsbury's Charity Partner

    Sainsbury's in Hythe, Kent, has appointed The Caldecott Foundation as its local charity partner for 2013 and 2014. The local charity scheme is now in its fifth year and aims to raise money and awareness of a range of charities throughout the UK. In the last four years, Sainsbury's colleagues and customers have supported thousands of local charities, raised more than £5 million and volunteered more than 7,000 days in support of charities and ......
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  • Tenterden Golf Day

    Tenterden Golf Day

    We would like to say a big thank you to everybody involved with the Charity Golf Day at Tenterden Golf Club on Friday, 17th May to raise money for the Caldecott Foundation. Special thanks go to Phil Auden of Tenterden Rotary Club for organising the event and to the Rotary Club members for choosing Caldecott as this year's beneficiary, Barclays Bank and JBH Refurbishments for sponsoring the event and everyone ......
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  • Centenary Target Acheived

    Centenary Target Acheived

    We are delighted to announce that we have reached our £750,000 centenary campaign goal to build a new vocational learning centre and supported accommodation. The money was raised through numerous local and national fundraising activities and events, as well as donations from charitable trusts and foundations. The money raised through the Centenary Appeal will help Caldecott's older children acquire workplace skills in a range of fields such as construction, car mechanics ......
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  • Making Music at Caldecott

    Making Music at Caldecott

    We are delighted to be working with Rhythmix, one of the UK's leading music charities, who are running two afternoon music workshops a week with our young people.  The tutors from Rhythmix help young people to express their creativity through music making, and they have some fantastic experience from working with young people in challenging circumstances. The workshops include an element of lyric and song writing, cross genre and new ......
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  • Garden Party

    Garden Party

    Hundreds of friends, patrons, trustees and supporters joined our children and staff as we travelled back in time with an exclusive 1911 themed Garden Party to celebrate our Centenary. The event, held at the stunning Doddington Place, saw supporters enjoy a glorious day of fun, games and live entertainment. Guests sampled sideshows such as the fortune telling bearded lady and Punch & Judy. They were able to buy luxury prize-filled scrolls ......
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  • Service of Thanksgiving

    Service of Thanksgiving

    Hundreds of members of public joined the children, staff, patrons and supporters as we celebrated our Centenary with a beautiful Service of Thanksgiving at Canterbury Cathedral on Friday, 13th May 2011. The Archbishop of Canterbury led the ceremony which included beautiful hymns sung by King’s School Chamber Choir and Caldecott Choir, readings from past and present Caldecott residents and a candle light ceremony. We are delighted that the collection raised ......
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