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CSPA Neuro Ninja Hero Wellbeing Workshop

Cranbrook School Parents Association is excited to invite you to a series of eight innovative seminars about our amazing brains for parents, carers and students.  As you know we’re always looking to support the work of Cranbrook School’s wonderful parent and student community.  Our launch seminar takes place on Tuesday 10th December from 7:00pm – 8:00pm in the Queen’s Hall Theatre.  Andrew Wright, from local innovative company, and ex-deputy Principal at Uckfield College will take you on a tour through your amazing brains.

Andrew says; ‘In the last 10 years we’ve learnt more about the brain than we have in the last 10,000.  This knowledge is new to parents and teachers alike. The science is absolutely fascinating. And it transforms what we do. Once you’ve understood how the brain works it’s impossible to return to the naive state. As a result you’ll never look at yourself or your children the same way again.’

In this first launch seminar we’re focused on giving you an overview and the course.  It will include lots of strategies to get started on straight away in terms of supporting our brains to be the best they can be.  Here’s what other parents, carers and students have said about this course:

It is amazing.  I learnt so much.‘ Year 7 parent, Seaford Head School

‘Andrew makes the complexities of the brain so easy to understand.  I could, and did, listen for hours.  Brilliant and life-changing.‘ Year 9 parent, Heathfield Community College

I was anxious before-hand, I have suffered anxiety for year.  The neuroscience explanation for anxiety and then what we need to do to respond to these difficult feelings was so clear and powerful it is already helping me respond differently.  Highly recommend the whole Neuro-Ninja Course.‘  Year 8 parent, Hailsham Community College

Parents, carers and students are encouraged to attend together these are great family learning experiences.  We take a quick tour through the Neuro-Ninja Tool-Kit course which is coming to Cranbrook in the New Year, dates to be confirmed soon.  The cost of this launch seminar is £5.  We want to reach out to as many families as possible so if you are facing some financial hardship do approach our Chair, Henrietta King, for concessions and support with attending.

To sign up click on the link, (or email actionyourpotential@gmail.com) Action Your Potential will only use your data to send you the slides after each seminar and send you updates about up, coming seminars. It is a very exciting time to be alive, our Neuro-Ninja Tool-Kit course for parents, carers and students is all about helping all of us to live inside our brains with the cognitive and emotional agility to build the best version of ourselves every day.

Further information is available here:

Cranbrook Neuro Ninja ToolKit Posters

Neuro Ninja Hero workshop for parents and carers at Cranbrook School


After school squash coaching

SRC Coaching

Squash coaching at Cranbrook School starts on Monday 13th January, two sessions 3:45pm and 4:30pm. Only 8 spaces are available per session for Years 9-11 boys and girls, each Monday for five weeks. Five sessions are £25. For more information, please contact Tom at Sports Route Coaching on 07921 705279, email tom@sportsroutecoaching.com or visit the website: www.sportsroutecoaching.com


Biddenden to Cranbrook minibus service

Minibus to Cranbrook for Biddenden / Cranbrook Road

With enough Cranbrook School students living close to one another in Biddenden and along Cranbrook Road, the Tenterden Social Hub has agreed to run a minibus service to Cranbrook School. This term, the service will only be offered in the morning to school, picking students up door to door, arriving at school for 8:15am. The cost will be £11 per week, per student. There are currently 10 spaces available. If the scheme is successful, a return journey can be offered at 3:45pm for an additional £11 in 2020. For more information, please click the above link or email hub@tsh.org.uk


Information Evening presentations

The year group information evening presentations are available to download here.


Student drop off/collection

Please note, the In/Out collection zone and Barham Drive will be closed between 3:15pm and 3:45pm to allow the buses and students on foot to safely exit the site.


Lynx Magazine

If you haven’t received a copy, there are copies available to collect from Barham Reception. The magazine is also available to view on our website here.


The Rovenden Rocket

From September 2019, the Rolvenden Rocket will be operating a school bus service from Rolvenden to Cranbrook School stopping at Benenden en route. There is currently no private bus service from Rolvenden to Cranbrook School or a public bus operating at suitable times. The Rolvenden Rocket aims to be the solution to transport worries for parents who have children attending Cranbrook School. There are 15 available seats. The allocation will be on a first come first serve basis and the price will be competitive with the Young Persons bus pass offered by KCC. Please contact Lee to book your seat or ask a question regarding the service.

Monday to Friday, pick-up outside The Bull at 7:50am, Benenden Village Hall at 7:55am and drop-off to Cranbrook School for 8:10am.



Please take a look at the document in the downloads section from the Department of Education that offers parents advice when dealing with social media, and the issues facing today’s young people around cyberbullying.


Positive Mental Health and resilience

As part of our continued focus on mental health, students have had a series of assemblies on promoting resilience and positive mental health. Included in the downloads is one of these assemblies and a guide for parents, both of which we hope will provide you with advice on how to support your child’s mental health and give an insight into some of the work we are doing in school.



In the community…

CODS present: Treasure Island Pantomime, 28th – 31st December 2019, 2:30pm

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We hope that you can come along to the Joe and Freddie Memorial Match on 14/12/19 at Cranbrook School. Please visit https://t.co/l6v4kPI1xG

In this year’s prestigious Sunday Times league table we climbed 36 places on our 2018 position, ranking 129th – well within the top 150 highest performing state secondary schools nationally. Well done to all last year’s GCSE and A Level students!

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