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Colin Green – Chair Caldecott Fostering Board


“The Caldecott Fostering Board meets four times a year to oversee our fostering service. These meetings are always a pleasure as we hear about the fantastic work of our foster carers in helping children build a future. Our last meeting in October was no exception. We heard about the continuing good progress of the children in foster homes, the way our foster carers have managed throughout all the difficulties and worries of the Covid 19 pandemic and the commitment and enthusiasm of our staff. We were especially interested in the work to ensure that the voices of the children living with foster carers including the foster parents’ children are heard and what they say helps to shape our service.

We hope that we can have more face to face meetings in 2022 and look forward to being able to join foster carers and children at events during the year.”

Our News Stories

  • Do something amazing... foster

    Do something amazing... foster

    Virtual fostering information sessions between June and July. Find out more about doing something amazing - fostering changes lives
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  • Book review: The Strange and Curious Guide to Trauma

    Book review: The Strange and Curious Guide to Trauma

    "The word that kept coming to my mind whilst I was reading this book was 'delightful.' That may seem like a 'strange and curious' word to describe a book about trauma, however, the book really is a delight to read. The eye-catching cover design and quirky illustrations by Emmi Smid and the carefully considered layout of the book complements a very skilled explanation of what we have learnt about ......
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  • Night at the Gulbenkian theatre in Canterbury

    Night at the Gulbenkian theatre in Canterbury

    On Friday the 11th February 2022 our registered manager, Jackie, and senior supervising social worker, Jacqui enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Gulbenkian theatre in Canterbury. Emily, the very talented daughter of one of Caldecott's fostering families, performed in a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. What a great night out! We cannot wait to see her in her next show....
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  • MBEs for Services to Foster Care

    MBEs for Services to Foster Care

    The new year has started with some wonderful news for Caldecott Fostering. Carol and Derek Moody, who foster with us, have been awarded MBEs for services to foster care. https://www.fostertalk.org/caldecott-fostering-couple-recognised-in-2022-new-year-honours/ In a post on Linkedin Carol said: We are pleased honoured and humbled to have received an MBE. (Wow..) It hasn’t quite sunk in yet, it certainly was a brilliant New Year’s Eve. ......
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  • Our Service Manager at Caldecott Fostering

    Our Service Manager at Caldecott Fostering

    My name is Karen Cann, and I have recently joined Caldecott Fostering as its Service Manager. It’s my role to expand our existing therapeutic fostering service (rated “outstanding” by Ofsted) into the East Midlands, looking at areas such as Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, and South Lincolnshire. I have always been motivated by the desire to help others, and this has led me to working in social care for over 30 years. ......
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  • Girl in Super Costume

    What challenges have you faced during lockdown, and how have you overcome them?

    We really missed the support from our extended family- having days out with our young people and family members as that takes the pressure of the fostering day to day role. I think it was worse because we had no respite for the year, and the youngest person is very needy. The older young people were also home. All three need routine, they completely lost everything familiar to them and ......
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  • Two Boys on Skateboard

    What have been the challenges?

    Staff with children - have found working from home more difficult. We agreed for staff to work their contracted hours flexibly to mitigate this challenge and this has worked well. Emotional impact - The emotional impact on everyone has been challenging. Remote working, different routines and day to day structure means that the ‘normal working day’ is experienced as extended with no outlet and also as the OOH service continues ......
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  • Reflection on a year in ‘lockdown’ at Caldecott fostering

    Reflection on a year in ‘lockdown’ at Caldecott fostering

    I have been a social worker for a very long time, I won’t say how long, as I like to keep people guessing about my age.. For one I am typing this blog, rather than writing it by hand and giving it to the typing pool to have it typed up! I’m not even sure the concept of a ‘blog’ existed in those days! I have been reflecting ......
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  • Caldecott's Summer Adventure

    Caldecott's Summer Adventure

    Young people from the Caldecott Foundation’s houses in Kent and Nottinghamshire are gearing up for an action-packed adventure in the great outdoors. Thanks to Caldecott's supporters, vulnerable children will enjoy an exciting and fulfilling Summer Camp during their break from school. Kayaking; archery; climbing; trampolining; zipwire and team-building challenges await the Foundation's young people at a specialist multi-purpose activity centre in the English countryside. They will sleep in tents, ......
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  • Kick-starting Caldecott's Summer Holidays!

    Kick-starting Caldecott's Summer Holidays!

    Summer holidays have got off to a kicking start at the Caldecott Foundation, thanks to The Gym Group, Ashford. Young people from the Foundation’s houses and the Caldecott School will enjoy brand new footballs following the gym’s “Bring Your Balls” appeal. Gym members were asked to bring in a ball in exchange for a guest pass, for the duration of the World Cup tournament. Assistant Gym Manager, Toni, ......
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  • School's out for summer at Caldecott!

    School's out for summer at Caldecott!

    It’s been a busy year at the Caldecott School and the last week of term has been no exception! Sports Day saw pupils - and staff - tackle a variety of inflatable challenges including a bungee run, an obstacle course and Zorb racing. “Last Man Standing” involved leaping over a revolving pole at exactly the right time to avoid being knocked over. “We’ve tried to be as inclusive ......
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  • Race To The Stones: the countdown begins!

    Race To The Stones: the countdown begins!

    Three of our fabulous fundraisers in the East Midlands are gearing up for a MAMMOTH challenge this weekend… running a hundred kilometres in just ONE DAY, in aid of the Caldecott Foundation's new Therapy Room! Steve, Adam and Rich are taking part in this year’s “Race To The Stones” - an ultra marathon voted Best Endurance Event in the UK. The route follows the 5000-year-old Ridgeway from the Chiltern ......
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  • Charity Champions Box Clever for Caldecott!

    Charity Champions Box Clever for Caldecott!

    If you’ve watched boxers in the ring and dreamed of putting on the gloves yourself, now’s your chance…  You can train for free and raise cash for the Caldecott Foundation at the same time! Kent Coast Charity Boxing (KCCB) is staging a “Charity Champions” night at the Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone on September 30th. Wayne Morley of Dover’s Fightin’ Fit Academy explains: “We started KCCB a couple ......
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  • The Caldecott Foundation at the NCCTC

    The Caldecott Foundation at the NCCTC

    The Caldecott Foundation is proud to have exhibited at this year’s National Children’s Commissioning and Contracting Training Conference. Across the two-day event, keynote speakers shared their perspective on “How to commission children’s services that work”, through a series of workshops and presentations. Attending for the Caldecott Foundation, Damion and Michelle said: “We’ve really enjoyed the conference this year and have met with many commissioners and fellow ......
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  • The Gym Group: On the ball for Caldecott!

    The Gym Group: On the ball for Caldecott!

    Young people from the Caldecott Foundation in Kent can continue to celebrate World Cup season in style - with brand new balls, thanks to The Gym, Ashford! Members have been asked to donate a playing ball in exchange for a free day’s pass for family or friends. The Caldecott Foundation was kindly chosen by the gym as their charity for the promotion, which stretches across the duration of the ......
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  • Autism Pride Day 2018 at The Caldecott School

    Autism Pride Day 2018 at The Caldecott School

    The Caldecott School was rainbow-unicorn-tastic for Autism Pride Day 2018, in an explosion of colour and circus fun! Young people - and staff - enjoyed a visit from Circus Allstars' founder member and professional juggler Rob, who believes that building confidence makes learning fun.  Pupils from the school and children from the Caldecott Foundation's residential homes were able to take part in circus workshops throughout the day. “We wanted to celebrate ......
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  • Caldecott Footie Fever as World Cup Begins

    Caldecott Footie Fever as World Cup Begins

    As World Cup Fever strikes, children from a Caldecott Foundation house in Kent have been kicking it in new kit, thanks to a local football club. Ashford Football Club have kindly donated personalised football strip to young people who have been engaging in the sport. Children have been proudly practising footie skills in their shiny new shirts, with their names emblazoned on the back - just like the pro players! ......
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  • Arts Week at The Caldecott School

    Arts Week at The Caldecott School

    The Caldecott School has celebrated its first ever Arts Week! Using the theme of Animals, pupils explored African drumming; puppet-making; tile mosaics; baking craft; cartoon-drawing; music; dramatic performance and more, as part of a varied programme in which everyone could get involved. “It’s about showing how the Arts are in everything we do” said Louise, Head of the Caldecott School. “We have an Art Therapist and a Music Therapist ......
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  • Caldecott School visits beautiful Brecons

    Caldecott School visits beautiful Brecons

    It’s been a week of Welsh adventuring for pupils from the Caldecott School! Goldfinches Class have enjoyed a fantastic School Residential in the Brecon Beacons, trying a variety of outdoor sports including caving and gorge walking. Young people also experienced rock climbing and body boarding, with all pupils and staff making it to the top of Pen y Fan.  What an amazing achievement! ...
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  • The Caldecott School Rocks With RockSteady

    The Caldecott School Rocks With RockSteady

    The Caldecott School rocks!  Superb vocals, great showmanship and true friendship were top of the set list when RockSteady Music School visited us just before Half Term. With a full programme of rock workshops and a rock concert to end the day, our young people had the chance to play different instruments. Everyone played together as a band with outstanding attitude and enthusiasm. James T from RockSteady told the Caldecott ......
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  • Caldecott Foundation Hosts Book Launch

    Caldecott Foundation Hosts Book Launch

    The Caldecott Foundation has proudly hosted the renowned psychotherapist Christine Bradley for the launch of her book, “Revealing The Inner World Of Traumatised Children And Young People”. Christine, a former co-director of the Foundation, has more than forty years’ experience of working in therapeutic communities, local authorities and organisations in the UK and overseas.  Her work has been influenced by familiar names in child psychology and psycho­analysis, including Donald ......
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  • Caldecott Visits

    Caldecott Visits "Circus Starr"

    Young people from the Caldecott Foundation in Kent have enjoyed a great day out at the circus, thanks to Circus Starr – the Circus with a Purpose! Circus Starr was founded more than thirty years ago and its performing artists come from all over the world. The touring troupe gives free seats to thousands of disadvantaged, disabled and vulnerable children and helps to raise money for local charities too. Ollie, a ......
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  • Cash-Raising Cakes And Cookies

    Cash-Raising Cakes And Cookies

    Young people and staff from the Caldecott Foundation’s houses in the East Midlands held a very successful bake sale this Bank Holiday weekend. With a mouth-watering array of home-made tasty sweet treats to choose from, the team hosted a stall at Retford Charter Day 2018 and raised a fabulous £180! The cash will go towards the appeal for a new Therapy Room for the Foundation’s Nottinghamshire houses. Amazing achievement guys ......
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  • Wonderful Weather For A Canal Walk

    Wonderful Weather For A Canal Walk

    Sally Milton was blessed with blue skies and warm sunshine for her twenty eight mile trek along the Royal Military Canal this Bank Holiday Weekend. Sally, Lady Captain at Sene Valley Golf Club in Hythe, has been raising money for the Caldecott Foundation’s Young People’s Summer Camp. “The weather was ideal” said Sally, “and apart from a couple of incidents with unexpected stinging nettles and a hidden badger ......
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  • Sally Walks The Royal Military Canal

    Sally Walks The Royal Military Canal

    Bank Holiday Weekend is around the corner and as we cross our fingers for good weather, we might be planning a BBQ, trip to the beach – or perhaps some TLC for the garden. But Sally Milton, Lady Captain at Sene Valley Golf Club in Kent is warming up her walking shoes, ready for a twenty eight mile hike along the Royal Military Canal. “Each captain raises money for charity” says ......
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  • Community Care Live

    Community Care Live

    The Caldecott Foundation had a great experience at Community Care Live in Manchester. Registered social workers; local authority directors; commissioners and workforce leads attended the two-day event of which the Caldecott Foundation was proud to be a part. Through seminars, exhibitions and professional networking opportunities, visitors received essential learning and training from peers and sector thought leaders. Discussions across children and families’ social work included Deprivation of Liberty; Modern Day ......
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  • Eggxcitement over Easter

    Eggxcitement over Easter

    Spring has arrived and we have been blessed here at The Caldecott Foundation! Our young people were given an eggxcellent boost to their Easter break, thanks to our friends at John Lewis; “The Little Teapot”, Ashford; and other local businesses. This fantastic spread of yummy chocolate Easter eggs, which included donations from well-wishers, meant that our young people could enjoy an eggstra cracking good treat over the holidays. Karin Moncrieff, ......
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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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  • 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 easyfundraising.org.uk, and doesn't cost shoppers any extra! Caldecott earns donations when people register on easyfundriaisng.org.uk and choose to support us. The process is simple, all you need to do is: Go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk 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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