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Long Mead is a well-resourced single form entry school, set in beautiful grounds that support the delivery of a rich broad and balanced curriculum. The school takes pride in providing a caring and friendly community where staff, pupils, parents and governors work collaboratively to provide an environment where each child is able to fulfil their potential.

Tonbridge Federation Governing Body Vision & Values

Aspiring to be outstanding.

* We review, question and check the schools’ self-evaluations to ensure they are robust, challenging and aspirational.  

* We externally validate the schools’ self-assessment at least once a year, including safeguarding.

Our schools are tolerant and inclusive places where every child and member of staff  has the right to be safe, happy, respected and receive equality of opportunity. 

* We request surveys and meetings with stakeholders. 

* We receive and challenge information from Senior Leaders about any incidents of discrimination. 

* We ensure our schools are both physically and emotionally safe places by challenging Senior Leaders, visiting and speaking to stakeholders.

Every child achieves their best academically and socially. 

* We receive an annual report on external exam results and analysis of current progress which is challenged. 

* We check that teaching is personalised, rigorous, challenging and intellectually engaging.

* We review the curriculum to ensure it is meeting the needs of learners. 

* We monitor attendance, behaviour incidents and participation to ensure all children are fully engaged.

Disadvantaged children are given the best possible opportunities. 

* We have appointed a Governor with responsibility for disadvantaged children. 

* We require high expectations and aspirations for all disadvantaged children.

* We scrutinise the annual report on the use and impact of Pupil Premium funding. 

* We challenge data on outcomes, attendance and behaviour for disadvantaged children.

* We investigate the range of opportunities available to  build social and cultural capital.

Providing the edge. 

* We monitor the unique set of opportunities provided, and curriculum offered,  to prepare every child well for their future. 

* We find out if stakeholders are satisfied with the opportunities available.

Developing leadership, character and British values.

* We check how students and staff are being supported to develop their leadership. 

* We monitor the provision for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education.

* We investigate how character and strong values are developed.

* We check to ensure any radicalisation or extremism is effectively tackled. 

* We monitor the appraisal policy to ensure its effectiveness.

Preparing for the future 

* We are building capacity, anticipating challenges, minimising risks and developing personnel. 

* We monitor policies, finance, staff development and appraisal.

* We attend training to keep ourselves informed of changes and challenges ahead. 

* We ensure all children are well prepared through the information, advice and guidance they receive.

Elizabeth Alexander

Head of School