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23/09/20

👀Keep an eye out for the photo proof cards given to students this morning! Please return your envelope to the school office by Wednesday 30 September if you wish to purchase https://t.co/tFY4Sj2vVC

23/09/20

7L had fun learning about the 6 figure grid reference in Geography today https://t.co/Doa4XGLLxY

23/09/20

Earlier this week, our pupils were offered the opportunity to become a Founding SST Prefect. It's brilliant to see the applications start rolling in https://t.co/0Ef4JdbRFs

22/09/20

Retweeted From KSS Design Group

Our brand-new school with recently opened its doors for the first time to the founding cohort of students – Read more about our latest education project in here https://t.co/AFLIHeZVv8 https://t.co/dxfhb6nsGp

22/09/20

Due to popular demand we're thrilled to announce we've released extra tickets for our 11+ Open Event. Head over to our website for details on the limited remaining spaces https://t.co/xUs28B0syL https://t.co/B9GzlI7K2T

22/09/20

Wonderful to see the students utilising their iPads in lesson https://t.co/mvYpOvO7bR

22/09/20

The students had fun practicing lines from 'The Lion King' today https://t.co/GfWGkEKzB5

22/09/20

Very proud of our students this morning as we had our first practice fire evacuation. They left the building in a very fast and orderly silenced manner https://t.co/tZRSPqdgwG

21/09/20

We're happy to announce our 11+ Open Event will take place on Friday 9th October 2020. Head over to our website for booking details https://t.co/xUs28B0syL https://t.co/nFMLsUqw8g

18/09/20

What a way to end the week! We had a great time on the field building Balloon Towers today. Team work and creativity is definitely the best combination! Well done to the winning team 7E https://t.co/zgbJHxOw1c

17/09/20

Great weather for a football match! Good job lunch is next, I bet the students have worked up an appetite https://t.co/wTn1MSBUXE

17/09/20

We love the word ‘fantastico’ in Spanish https://t.co/chtjknmVQm

17/09/20

Fun in Maths this morning as we are rounding decimals https://t.co/GvJu71b8U1

16/09/20

We are thrilled to hear they are enjoying the food on offer, it is amazing we must say. Of course, no problem!

16/09/20

We are very pleased that more students are cycling to school, even happier to see they're wearing their helmets! https://t.co/fiLGypwzEM

16/09/20

It's great to see our students demonstrating the binary and ternary structures in Music today! https://t.co/RZl3Ln3kBy

16/09/20

Something smells nice! Our students are in for a treat with Cottage pie on the menu today https://t.co/LkDBJBBfCV

15/09/20

Have you checked out the image gallery from our exciting first day? We are so happy to finally have our Founding Cohort settled in our lovely school building one week on! https://t.co/Pz7cfTDgvf https://t.co/7T2sb9T75o

15/09/20

Creative juices are flowing with 7E enjoying a focused drawing session of birds in Art https://t.co/UPoAvwHYS7

15/09/20

7E are excited about their new iPads! https://t.co/8DluXMlpPK

15/09/20

Who doesn't want to start the day eating pancakes from our brilliant canteen? Smiles all round this morning https://t.co/flktMeCHCQ

14/09/20

We have issued the shirt sleeve order for Tuesday 15 September due to the warm weather. This means students do not need to wear a blazer or jumper at all, girls can wear black ankle socks instead of tights. Don’t forget to pack your bus pass and bank card!

11/09/20

We are so proud of our students and staff for their hard work and building of the school community during the first ever week of ! Students were aspirational and challenged themselves to achieve their best, including some amazing Art work! We can’t wait until Monday! https://t.co/NGs93ovAkL

09/09/20

We are so pleased Charlotte had such a good first day! https://t.co/9GlosXcXsM

09/09/20

Thank you! Looking forward to seeing Mya on Monday!

09/09/20

Retweeted From stephen cooper

Very excited first day https://t.co/CnjUeTyTWP

09/09/20

Retweeted From Aurelius Yeo

Congratulations on your opening, School of Science and Technology, Maidstone (SST Maidstone)! https://t.co/Y8gCTWzIQo

08/09/20

We asked our Founding Cohort to summarise their first day at SST with just one word, and here is what they came up with.... https://t.co/N3ncGdDk4e

08/09/20

Thank you!

08/09/20

And they're in! We are absolutely delighted to have opened our doors to our founding cohort of Year 7 students this morning. Thank you to everyone who came along and waved them in on their first day at our brand new school! https://t.co/y8e29Zo51m

08/09/20

It’s nearly time! https://t.co/BLkXYRHJMm

07/09/20

The long wait is almost over – only a few more hours until we welcome our Founding Cohort to school tomorrow morning. We are all extremely excited! https://t.co/yYch2d0srY

06/09/20

Retweeted From Kent County Council

Some morning and afternoon bus services will change to become school-only services to make sure children can get to and from school. Check the timetable of your usual bus route, or use the Kent Connected app: https://t.co/zUM1cOc9un https://t.co/lOHeNcyPq0 https://t.co/NNSZDkB63Z

06/09/20

Fantastic! This looks superb! We would love this to have pride of place in our new school..... https://t.co/ow1aknERHT

06/09/20

You are welcome. We are too! Can’t wait!

06/09/20

We will get this out to you tomorrow 👍

06/09/20

Hi there! We will be responding to this ASAP, we just wanted to make sure we were able to answer everything in as much detail as possible!

05/09/20

Joining our school community next week? Remember to check the booklet emailed last week carefully for all of the key information!

04/09/20

Teachers were buzzing around the corridors of SST Maidstone today making final arrangements for next week...... https://t.co/jrdWW479Ov

01/09/20

Great to see! Can’t wait to welcome you next week! https://t.co/NjvxGm130G

Teacher Profiles

As September draws closer and we look forward to meeting you all properly, we thought it might be helpful (and fun) for you to get to know your teachers a little better!

We will be adding personal profiles, which will tell you a bit about them, their interests, likes and dislikes, every week - just click on the names below!

Mrs V Beales - Headteacher

Name: Van Beales

Role at SST: Headteacher

Which town did you grow up in? Hanoi, Vietnam

Do you have siblings? Yes, I have a younger sister.

Which subject/s do you teach? Maths

What was your favourite subject at school and what did you like about it? Maths and English. I love problem solving and reading.

Favourite book? I love The Book Thief.

Favourite film? I'd have to say A Beautiful Mind.

What hobbies do you have? I love gardening.

What’s your favourite food? Anything Italian! Yum!

What’s your least favourite food? Overcooked broccoli, yuck.

Where is your ideal holiday destination? I love a city break or a mountain walk holiday.

If you weren’t a teacher, what job would you like to do? I would definitely be a florist.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and you could only take three items with you, what would they be? I'd take my Kindle, a water bottle and a pack of ginger biscuits!

What sort of house do you live in and who do you share it with? I live in a house with a large back garden that I share with my family.

What’s the first thing you would do if you won the lottery? I would donate money to have a performing art suite at the VIAT Maidstone campus of schools.

What are you most looking forward to about SST?  I can't wait to see our students make the most of the opportunities and wonderful facility.

Mr D Fuller - Deputy Headteacher

Name: Mr Fuller

Role at SST: Deputy Headteacher

Which town did you grow up in? Maidstone

Do you have siblings? Yes, one sister! She used to teach at East Borough Primary School which is now part of our Trust!

Which subject/s do you teach? Computer Science

What was your favourite subject at school and what did you like about it? Mathematics, I always loved problem solving!

Favourite book? Ready Player One. Book is better than the film (I think, anyway!). I find the concept of the potential of Virtual Reality intriguing, but also makes me think of how cautious we need to be with its development!

Favourite film? Inception. Every time I watch the film I change my mind on how it is all happening and what happens at the end. I think the power of a dream is very underestimated!

What hobbies do you have? I love spending time at home with my family, and often find I have a lot of jobs that need doing at the weekend around the house and garden. I am lucky enough to still be friends with people I went to secondary school with, so enjoy spending time going for drinks and sometimes losing at poker! I am an admirer of people who play sports, but find I am far better suited as an observer rather than a player, for the benefit of all on the team!

What’s your favourite food? Biscuits! There is always a biscuit for every occasion!

What’s your least favourite food? Marmite! Possibly the worst thing you could ever put on toast!

Where is your ideal holiday destination? Somewhere warm and quiet! Beaches of Mexico and Greece are my favourite!

If you weren’t a teacher, what job would you like to do? That’s a really tough question! I place huge value on the importance of education, so probably something related. That or owner of a biscuit factory? There could be an undiscovered demand for Mr Fuller’s branded biscuits…

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and you could only take three items with you, what would they be? Biscuits (obviously), a pillow and something to listen to music on! I would be able to spend hours on the island listening to music, laying in the sun.

What sort of house do you live in and who do you share it with? I live in a house with my wife and two cats!

What’s the first thing you would do if you won the lottery? Buy that desert island!

What are you most looking forward to about SST? Watching our founding cohort shape our SST community.

 

Mrs G Gidley - Head of Student Development

Name: Gilly Gidley

Role at SST:  Director of Student Development

Which town did you grow up in? I was born in Maidstone and moved to Devon with my family when I was 4.

Do you have siblings? Yes I have a brother who is two years younger than me. He is a solicitor and lives in London.

Which subject/s do you teach? I trained as a Primary school teacher and so I teach all subjects! I love teaching P.E. and English as I love to see children’s confidence improve as they write.

What was your favourite subject at school and what did you like about it? I loved History. I enjoyed learning about the past and important dates in our history.

Favourite book? The Secret Garden - it is such a classic.

Favourite film? I love watching films and so it is very hard to pick one but I think it has to be E.T.

What hobbies do you have? I like to swim, read, garden and cook new recipes.

What’s your favourite food? Probably a curry!

What’s your least favourite food? I don’t really like cauliflower but I include lots of different vegetables in our weekly Sunday roasts.

Where is your ideal holiday destination?  Somewhere warm and sunny where I can snorkel in the sea.

If you weren’t a teacher, what job would you like to do? I would love to work with animals and care for different species whilst learning all about them.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and you could only take three items with you, what would they be?   A camera, snorkel and a fishing rod! 

What sort of house do you live in and who do you share it with? I live in a little house with my husband and our puppy (a border terrier). We have a garden which I love to spend time in gardening and reading.

What’s the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?  Book a holiday for my whole family and treat my parents.

What are you most looking forward to about SST? Meeting the children!

Gilly pic

Mr M Heaton - Director of Music

Name: Mr Heaton

Role at SST: Director of Music

Which town did you grow up in? Ashford

Do you have siblings? Yes – three sisters!

Which subject/s do you teach? I teach Music.

What was your favourite subject at school and what did you like about it? I liked music (unsurprisingly!) but I also liked English, Drama and Sport.

Favourite book? As a child I loved “The BFG” - although it did give me nightmares!

Favourite film? Definitely Jurassic Park – it is a classic, with a fantastic score by John Williams.

What hobbies do you have? Playing various instruments, singing, learning French and playing football.

What’s your favourite food? Thai food, although I am quite greedy and will really eat anything!

What’s your least favourite food? Anything that comes in small portions!

Where is your ideal holiday destination? Southern France.

If you weren’t a teacher, what job would you like to do? It would have to be something in music - maybe a composer or an instrumental musician.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and you could only take three items with you, what would they be? A piano, and some cheese and biscuits.

What’s the first thing you would do if you won the lottery? Buy lots of musical instruments for everyone!

What are you most looking forward to about SST? Meeting the new students and working towards our first performance in December!

Mark Heaton

Mr C Payne - Head of Year

Name: Callum Payne

Role at SST: Head of Year

Which town did you grow up in? Sunny Margate

Do you have siblings? Yes, two sisters. One is a police officer and the other is in business. 

Which subject/s do you teach? Computer Science

What was your favourite subject at school and what did you like about it? I enjoyed Computer Science and ICT unsurprisingly. Although, I also enjoyed maths, P.E and science.

Favourite book? When I was at school, I loved ‘James and the Giant Peach’.  

Favourite film? 'Good Will Hunting' starring the late Robin Williams.

What hobbies do you have? I’ve just started learning the piano, although I’m not very good!

What’s your favourite food? Pizza! Or anything with cheese in it.

What’s your least favourite food? There is nothing I wouldn’t eat. Although, I am allergic to peanuts so that is something I would definitely say is my least favourite.

Where is your ideal holiday destination? I would love to go to Orlando and visit the theme parks.

If you weren’t a teacher, what job would you like to do? Something in the tech field. Working at Google seems like it would be really fun!

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and you could only take three items with you, what would they be? My phone for music, a snorkel and sun cream.

What sort of house do you live in and who do you share it with? I live in a house with my girlfriend and my sausage dog Gus.

What’s the first thing you would do if you won the lottery? Have a big party and invite everyone I know.

What are you most looking forward to about SST? Seeing everyone in September and being a part of something new and exciting!

Callum Payne