Herne Bay Junior School
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Welcome to Herne Bay Junior School

We are a large junior school serving the centre of Herne Bay. Our website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.

Thank you for visiting!

Children stay late for an evening of forest activities

On 14th March, 16 children from across the year groups returned to school for an evening of forest activities. Although we started in daylight with a glorious setting sun, we were soon in darkness requiring the use of our headtorches. To begin with, the children enjoyed time to explore our forest area before gathering near the fire for some campsite cooking. We started with Dough Twists on sticks, followed by freshly cooked fish and sweet potato, all polished off with toasted marshmallows in Smores! All the children enjoyed trying something new and everyone had a fantastic night. Mr Hobbs and Mr Thomas thoroughly enjoyed the evening too and are excited to run the next event.

 

Specialist Resourced Provision (SRP)

***UPDATE***

The consultation on the proposal to establish a joint 20 place Specialist Resourced Provision (SRP), for pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), at Herne Bay Infant School & Nursery and Herne Bay Junior School has been paused until the current review of SRPs across the County, being undertaken by Kent County Council, has been completed. The review will be looking at the current model, alternative models and reviewing their contribution and impact on the countywide development of inclusion in mainstream schools.

It is expected that the review will report by the end of March 2022 and will inform future provision.

The drop-in session planned for the 27th January has therefore been cancelled. Any updates will be posted on this website.

Thank you for your interest.

 

Kent County Council, alongside Herne Bay Infant and Herne Bay Junior Schools are consulting parents, staff, governors and community about opening a Specialist Resourced Provision (SRP) on the school site for pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Alongside representatives from KCC, we will also be hosting a Question and Answer session on Thursday 27th January in the New Hall 3:00- 5:00pm

Information about SRPs, how one will operate at our school, the consultation process and timeline can be found in the links below.

Response Form

Consultation Letter

EQIA Submission Draft Working Template

 

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Support during the Christmas Period.

With schools closing for the holidays it is important for families to know who they are able to contact/ refer to for support.

ADULTS:

SOCIAL SERVICES: Staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to talk to you about your worries.

During the day and in office hours:

Concerned about an adult? Call 03000 41 61 61 (text relay 18001 03000 41 61 61) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Concerned about a child? Call 03000 41 11 11 (text relay 18001 03000 41 11 11) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Out of hours and in an emergency:

If you need to contact us outside of normal office hours, for example during the night, call 03000 41 91 91.

If you think someone is in immediate danger, the best thing to do is call 999 for the emergency services.

 

CHILDREN:

Childline at Christmas:

It is so important children also know how to access help and support if needed.

All teachers have been speaking to their classes this week to remind them how to action help from Childline and KOOTH (children aged 10-16).

Last December was loneliest month for children contacting Childline.

Many children and young people struggle with loneliness and isolation. During the pandemic, with schools closed and children forced to stay home, these feelings were heightened for many young people. Childline counsellors have also found these experiences were more prominent over the festive period last year when households were unable to mix.

Children are able to contact Childline in a number of ways and for a range of support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year:

By phone- Children can talk to us about anything. No problem is too big or too small. Call us on 0800 1111 or chat to us online.

1-2-1 COUNSELLOR CHAT- Chat with a counsellor online about whatever's worrying you.

Message Boards- Want to say how you're feeling? Or ask a question? Here you can share your experiences, have fun and get support from other young people in similar situations.

By email- www.childline.org.uk/login/?returnPath=%2flocker%2fnew-email%2f

Calm Zone- www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/ There are lots of ways to feel calmer. It's about finding what works for you. Try some of our breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.

Ask Sam- www.childline.org.uk/get-support/ask-sam/- Something on your mind? Or need some support? Anyone can write in with their problem. I respond to a few letters each week. You can also read my advice to people who have similar problems to you.

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