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Horizon Primary Academy

Caretaker Vacancy

We are seeking to recruit a flexible, enthusiastic hard-working self-motivated and reliable Caretaker as soon as possible. Good communication, interpersonal and DIY skills are essential. To work in our busy school, you must be positive, hardworking and have a strong commitment to high standards of service delivery and customer care. Duties will include the caretaking of the school as directed by the Business Manager to maintain our lovely school and to give an efficient professional service that supports the learning of all our pupils and provides a safe, clean environment for our staff, parents and visitors.

The ideal candidate will be proactive, have a can-do attitude and be hands on in undertaking practical jobs around the school premises. The pupils’ needs must be at the heart of everything you do, ensuring that you keep them safe by assisting the staff in maintaining a high standard within the premises. You will be responsible for the security of the premises, general maintenance work and repairs including grounds maintenance, health and safety issues relating to the building, cleaning and porterage duties. It is essential that you are physically fit and capable of regular stooping, bending, lifting and carrying of equipment, materials, furniture and be able to climb ladders.

There will need to be a degree of flexibility around certain key events in the school calendar, e.g. parents evenings, governing body meetings, school fairs etc.
This is a part-time, all year-round position and the working hours are 25 hours per week Monday to Friday. The 2 shifts per day are from 7:30am to 9:30am in the morning and from 3pm to 6pm in the evening

To get a clear picture of the school and the opportunities we can offer you, a visit is highly recommended. Please contact the Business Manager Tracey Kitchen on 01322 610064 or via email at

Knock & Check

Kent Community Foundation (KCF) is asking the people of Kent and Medway to help save lives this winter. And the way to do this is simple – just knock and check on the elderly and most isolated in your local community.

Read more here ...


Need to make a Will, but never seem to get round to it?

Make a Will Week 16th - 20th November can help.

We Are Beams have teamed up with two local Solicitors Argo Life and Legacy and Thackray Williams who have waived their usual fee in return for a donation to We Are Beams.

Having a Will guarantees all your wishes are met including, who will benefit from your money and other processions when you die and ensure any children are provided for.  It also will allow you to specify funeral arrangements and whether you would like to leave a gift in your will to a charity such as We Are Beams.

To make an appointment just contact one of the solicitors direct between the 16-20 November and Quote ‘We Are Beams Make a Will’. Each solicitor has a limited number of appointments available but these can take place at a later date.

In return for their time the solicitors ask that you support We Are Beams with a minimum donation of £125 for a simple Will or £150 for a mirrored Will.

To make an appointment contact

Argo Life & Legacy

01622 843729

Thackray Williams LLP

01732 49 6451

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Debt Advice

Are you struggling to manage your debts?

Has the COVID-19 crisis put a strain on your finances?

NOW is the time to take action to sort out your finances...

BEFORE landlords, bailiffs or creditors take action against you.

Our friendly advisers are here to help and support you.

For the quickest response, please email

with your phone number & we'll call you back.

If you can't email, please call 0300 330 9001 and ask for a Debt Assessment.

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Bereavement support
Grieving can feel isolating enough without social distancing. Many people bereaved during lockdown have been unable to properly say goodbye to loved ones, comfort or even hug each other. If they can't get the support they need, they will be more likely to struggle with the long term effects of grief.

To help, Marie Curie offers a free bereavement support service. Anyone who is grieving can access up to six telephone sessions with a matched volunteer by calling 0800 090 2309. Further details as well as online information and support is available here:

National Day of reflection
Over 150,000 people across the UK have now sadly died of all conditions since lockdown began on 23 March. After lockdown is fully lifted, we’ll be in desperate need of time and space to collectively support those who have lost someone during this time, #UniteInMemory of all who sadly die and celebrate their lives. 

You can show your support by signing Marie Curie’s petition for a National Day of reflection here:

Please also consider following Marie Curie on Facebook ( and Twitter ( for updates on the support they offer.


View the PDF poster by visiting this link

You Can Save Me


During lockdown, some children and young people may be being abused and exploited at home. They can be made
to believe that they should never tell anyone and that the abuse is their fault.
Shut in with their abusers, they have little chance to escape or to tell anyone.
These children need your help! As a neighbour or key worker visiting homes for any reason, you may be the only
person able to spot abuse and report it.


• Guarded behaviour of a child around particular individuals
• Sudden changes in behaviour
• Children with bruises, burns, bite marks or fractures
• Children appearing withdrawn, anxious or frightened
• Hearing or seeing shouting and violence towards a child
• Children seen carrying or using drugs
• Children being late or arriving home late in different cars
• Unaccompanied children visiting a house where only adults live


• Stay curious and look beyond the obvious
• If something doesn’t feel right, it might not be
• Even if you’re unsure, it’s better to report your concerns
• Do not attempt to intervene yourself
• If you have a safeguarding manager / lead within your organisation, notify them immediately
• Call the police on 101 or 999 in an emergency
• Call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000


Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

We continue to think about you all at this difficult time. In response we hope you have been able to connect with your neighbours to support each other through this crisis.

At Neighbourhood Watch we have seen a 25% increase in membership. We have published a special edition of 'Our News' (the e-newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters) to welcome our new members, look at how Neighbourhood Watch brings communities together, ways existing groups are supporting their communities through the COVID-19 pandemic and more things you can do such as establishing a phone tree, and how to avoid and report crimes and scams.

Read the e-newsletter by following this link or viewing it on our website.

Keep safe, stay at home.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK | Building Safer and Stronger Communities

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Our Book on the Fallen of WW2 is due out this year

If you are related to or have information on any of the following then we would love to hear from you.  Named on Swanley, Crockenhill or Hextable War Memorials; related to someone who died in WWII and is buried locally; or Civilians who died in the area.

Or if you haven’t yet ordered a copy of


The First World War The Stories Behind The Names

Contact us via the following:

Visit our webpage:  

Or email us: or phone: 07952 050898


We are a local Swanley Charity and need your support

Swanley Therapy Centre (SUMS)

If you shop in Asda Swanley, please collect the green tokens and support Swanley Therapy Centre (SUMS).

For more information on SUMS please visit our website:

Kent Police Independent Police
Advisory Group

Sevenoaks & Swanley District
Your Community – Your Issues!

The IPAG are a group of community volunteers who work with Kent Police to improve policing services across the county. The IPAG make a difference to policing in Kent by:

  • Helping Kent Police to support victims of crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Providing a link between the police and the communities of Kent
  • Encouraging witnesses of crime to come forward
  • Sharing feedback from the communities with the police to help improve services
  • Discuss Kent Police priorities/objectives

We are currently looking for new members to join us and attend four meetings a year at a location which is relevant to you. This is an exciting opportunity to discuss community issues with Kent Police and the IPAG Chair.

We would like to welcome members from a variety of different cultures with a view to providing tactical advice and support in relation to dealing with serious incidents involving victims and offenders from different backgrounds

For a further insight into what the IPAG is and what is required from its members please go to link -

If you require any further information or would like to attend one of the meetings please contact or 01622 652444 / 652440

“Working in partnership to build confidence and trust for all”

children looking at electronics

Volunteers needed for new Digital Den Club for anyone aged 8-11 at Swanley Library.

The sessions will include how circuits work; how to program robots; how to make a piano with bananas; and much more…

For more information phone 03000 413131 or email or visit