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    Published 03/02/23

    We are taking part in Children’s Mental Health Week. On Monday 6th February, staff and students will be invited to DRESS TO EXPRESS! This is a free event to raise awareness of Children’s Mental Health.

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  • Childrens mental health week, 6th-12th Feb

    Published 26/01/23

    Rowhill School will be taking part in Childrens Mental Health Week which runs from the 6th to the 12th Feb.

    For more information please visit

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  • Dartford Children's Centre Family Learning Timetable - 2023

    Published 18/01/23


    Our courses are free of charge and delivered virtually via Zoom unless specified.


    Autism Awareness
    Tues 10 h Jan Tues 31st Jan 6.30pm - 8.30pm (4 sessions)

    Managing Children’s Behaviour
    Weds 11th Jan Weds 1st Feb 9.30am - 11.30am (4 sessions

    First Aid for Families
    Fri 20th Jan Fri 3rd Feb 9.30am - 11.30am (3 sessions)
    at Oakfield Children’s Centre,
    Oakfield Lane, DA1 2SW

    Managing Children’s Behaviour
    Tues 28th Feb Tues 21st March 12.30pm - 2.30pm 4 (sessions)

    Supporting ADHD in the Home
    Weds 8th March Weds 29th March 6.30pm - 8.30pm (4 sessions)

    First Aid for Families
    Thurs 15th June Thurs 29th June 9.30am - 11.30am
    at Swanscombe Children’s Centre
    pedestrian access only via Coopers Rd DA10 0BS

    Autism Awareness
    Weds 21st June Weds 12th July 9.30am - 11.30am

    Managing Children’s Behaviour
    Thurs 22nd June Thurs 13th July 6pm - 8pm (4 sessions)

    Please contact Tracy on 03000 418992 to find out more or book a place

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  • Online Parent Workshops

    Published 06/01/23

    Online Parent Workshops
    Aimed at parents of children in primary school and year 7.


    Our online workshops offer information around key topics to help understand what is going on for your child and strategies to support them, based on the latest evidence and practice.
    If you would like to join, please raise your interest with your child’s school so that they can send you the link. If you have any questions please speak to your child’s school.
    Our workshops are held on Microsoft Teams. You do not need an ac-count to join. You will need access to the internet.
    We look forward to meeting you.


    Understanding Autism in Children 02/02/23 5.30-7.30pm

    Supporting Your Child with Worries & Fears 07/02/23 10-12pm

    Understanding Resilience in Children 27/02/23 5.30-7.30pm

    Understanding Your Child’s Behaviour 15/03/23 10-12pm

    Understanding Sleep and Autism 22/03/23 12.30-2.30pm

    Understanding ADHD in Children 30/03/23 5.30-7.30pm


    To join one of the above meetings please either visit the Schools calendar and find the relevant meeting which will contain a link to join the meeting, or click on the relevant attachment below and click the link within the document

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    Published 13/12/22

    County Lines is a term used to describe gangs and organised criminal networks involved in dealing illegal drugs, using dedicated mobile phone lines or other form of ‘deal line.’ The gang activity is associated with drug dealing, vulnerable people, exploitation and violence.

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  • School open

    Published 12/12/22

    The school will re-open today, Tuesday 13th Dec

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  • Scarlet Fever

    Published 07/12/22

    Increase in scarlet fever

    We are writing to inform of a recent [national/local] increase in notifications of scarlet fever to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), above seasonal expected levels.

    We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the signs, symptoms and the actions to be taken if you think that you or your child might have scarlet fever.

    Signs and symptoms of scarlet fever

    Scarlet fever is a common childhood infection caused by Streptococcus pyogenes, or group A Streptococcus (GAS). It is not usually serious, but should be treated with antibiotics to reduce the risk of complications (such as pneumonia) and spread to others. The early symptoms of scarlet fever include sore throat, headache, fever, nausea and vomiting. After 12 to 48 hours, the characteristic red, pinhead rash develops, typically first appearing on the chest and stomach, then rapidly spreading to other parts of the body, and giving the skin a sandpaper-like texture. The scarlet rash may be harder to spot on darker skin, although the 'sandpaper' feel should be present. Patients typically have flushed cheeks and be pale around the mouth. This may be accompanied by a bright red red ‘strawberry’ tongue.

    If you think you, or your child, might have scarlet fever:

    • contact your GP or NHS 111 as soon as possible
    • make sure that you or your child take(s) the full course of any antibiotics prescribed. Although you or your child will feel better soon after starting the course of antibiotics, you must complete the course to ensure that you do not carry the bacteria in your throat after you have recovered
    • stay at home, away from nursery, school or work for at least 24 hours after starting the antibiotic treatment, to avoid spreading the infection

    You can help stop the spread of infection through frequent hand washing and by not sharing eating utensils, clothes, bedding and towels. All contaminated tissues  should be disposed of immediately.

    Invasive Group A Strep (iGAS)

    The same bacteria which cause scarlet fever can also cause a range of other types of infection such as skin infections (impetigo) and sore throat. In very rare cases, the bacteria can get into the bloodstream and cause an illness called invasive group A strep (iGAS). Whilst still very uncommon, there has been an increase in iGAS cases this year, particularly in children under 10 years old. It is very rare for children with scarlet fever to develop iGAS infection.

    As a parent, you should trust your own judgement.  Contact NHS 111 or your GP if:

    • your child is getting worse
    • your child is feeding or eating much less than normal
    • your child has had a dry nappy for 12 hours or more or shows other signs of dehydration
    • your baby is under 3 months and has a temperature of 38C, or is older than 3 months and has a temperature of 39C or higher
    • your baby feels hotter than usual when you touch their back or chest, or feels sweaty
    • your child is very tired or irritable

    Call 999 or go to A&E if:

    • your child is having difficulty breathing – you may notice grunting noises or their tummy sucking under their ribs
    • there are pauses when your child breathes
    • your child’s skin, tongue or lips are blue
    • your child is floppy and will not wake up or stay awake

    Stop the spread

    During periods of high incidence of scarlet fever, there may also be an increase in outbreaks in schools, nurseries and other childcare settings. Children and adults with suspected scarlet fever should stay off nursery / school / work until 24 hours after the start of appropriate antibiotic treatment. Good hygiene practice such as hand washing remains the most important step in preventing and controlling spread of infection.


    Yours sincerely,


    Mr G Bartrum


    Rowhill School



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  • Teacher training day

    Published 18/11/22

    Please note that Rowhill school will be closed Monday 21st Nov due to a teacher training day

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    Published 03/11/22



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  • Service Evaluation ADHD Clinics

    Published 01/11/22

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  • Parents evening

    Published 11/10/22

    Consultation Evening –Transition & Vocational- Tuesday 18 October 2022 3.30pm-5.30pm
    Our Autumn Term Consultation Evening, during which the provision planning for your child will be reviewed, is being held on Tuesday 18 October 2022 3.30pm-5.30pm.


    A slip letter has been sent home for completion. Please complete and return to school as soon as possible.

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  • Online Parent Workshops

    Published 28/09/22

    Our online workshops offer information around key topics to help understand what is going on for your child and strategies to support them, based on the latest evidence and practice.

    Supporting Your Child with Worries & Fears 9.30-11am 30th Sep

    Understanding Autism in Children 6-7.30pm 3rd Oct

    Understanding Your Child’s Behaviour 1-2.30pm 13th Oct

    Understanding ADHD in Children 6-7.30pm 19th Oct

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