St Michael’s is part of the Tenterden Rural Alliance. This is a collaboration of schools from the Tenterden area who are working together to raise achievement for all our pupils. The schools involved are those within the Tenterden Schools' Trust; St Michael's, Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre, Tenterden Junior and Infant Schools as well as Goldwyn School and the primary schools in Rolvenden, Wittersham, Woodchurch, High Halden, Biddenden, Charing, Egerton and Bethersden.
We have been working together since 2012, and in that time we have organised joint staff training including an annual full training day for all 400 of our staff, Celebration of Education events for pupils from all the schools, joint Governor training and many opportunities for teachers across the schools to work together to plan activities and share good practice. Our theme has been “Stronger Together” and during our time working together we have seen this belief becoming reality in improved student outcomes and Ofsted grades across our schools.