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02/04/20

CDS is looking for a talented and inspirational Lead Teacher of PE https://t.co/lKu9Y5CHq7 https://t.co/rRwOcfd1l1

02/04/20

Another fine example of delicious hospitality Year 9 home learning! https://t.co/PMQhynG12d

02/04/20

Home learning – Year 7 one point perspective artwork https://t.co/OURVOxgF6W

01/04/20

Home learning - A great presentation, identifying the impact of palm oil on the environment. https://t.co/kNFxieTV0f

01/04/20

Home learning – Monday Maths! https://t.co/skO93GNvBK

01/04/20

Some more fabulous creations in hospitality home learning: building skills at home in readiness for Year 10 by making a pie with velouté sauce and a batch of Easter themed cakes. https://t.co/4M5kNAxPFF

27/03/20

Look at this amazing collage produced onto perspex by one of our students in school this week! https://t.co/Tw8mbvKcx9

27/03/20

Science home learning – A task involved making a model of the Earth’s structure from plasticine. https://t.co/nw4EvJUioC

26/03/20

Look at this amazing Hospitality & Catering home learning. Well done - someone's family are in for a treat this evening! https://t.co/vQw189m22D

17/03/20

Money raised for Sport Relief totals £991.31 – Well done everybody and thankyou! https://t.co/USEAlVXQfG

17/03/20

The art department is celebrating the brilliant Frank Stella inspired sculptures from our Year 7 students. https://t.co/wGl7eEHnfq

13/03/20

Look at the amazing work of our Year 11 Masterchefs! https://t.co/6b1SHHy09j

13/03/20

Reminder: Year 9 Parents' Evening Monday 16 March at 4.30pm

13/03/20

Remember that the Art Department are collecting bottle tops to complete a project with recycled material. Please save and send in! https://t.co/e6Pu1KwPLM

12/03/20

Year 9s visited Kent University for a campus day yesterday. They had a skills based session on what they need in University and toured the site. They completed a photography workshop and took photographs of items and places they thought represented University life. https://t.co/VIM0osETVQ

12/03/20

Year 7 & 8 Netball result against RHA - Year 7 win 9-0 Year 8 win 21-0 Well done CDS girls!

11/03/20

Reminder: Year 9 Parents’ Evening Monday 16 March at 4.30pm - Ensure appointments are being made or contact the Year team - Mr Shepperson dshepperson.kent.sch.uk or Mrs Knight lknight.kent.sch.uk

11/03/20

A small mixed group of students are working on a sculptural piece relating to “places and spaces” for entry into the Turner Contemporary Portfolio Competition – entries due by end of March. https://t.co/rMnYKKoOlK

11/03/20

“Grease is the word…” Rehearsals continue for July’s musical performance. Every Thursday after school 2.50pm-4.30pm.

10/03/20

Deadline for Year 8 Options forms - Friday 13 March 2020. Please get these in on time or you run the risk of losing out on your preferred options.

10/03/20

Reminder: Year 7 & 8 Netball at CDS v RHA tomorrow, Wednesday 11 March.

10/03/20

Reminder Year 9 Parents' Evening Monday 16 March at 4.30pm. Ensure your child is making appointments and any problems contact the Year team - Mr Shepperson or Mrs Knight.

10/03/20

Tomorrow, Wednesday 11th, some of our Year 9 students visit Kent University - An opportunity to explore the campus and take part in University workshops.

09/03/20

Year 9 Kent University Workshop – Confidence in Public Speaking Students were given a character and had to prepare an argument for keeping their place on a hot air balloon, which was then presented to the rest of the class. These included Walt Disney and Donald Trump! https://t.co/4gqBeVpLHQ

09/03/20

Sport Relief – This week a “dance off” is being held daily. Students can go along at lunch time and “bust some moves” with Tik Tok for a small donation to this worthy cause. Watch this space for the total raised at the end of the fundraising! https://t.co/x3t3sLCjKw

09/03/20

Year 7 Rugby at Sandwich tomorrow, 4pm against Sandwich, King Ethelbert, RHA, Dover Christ Church

09/03/20

Year 7 & 8 Girls Netball at home against RHA on Wednesday. Girls, check the team sheets please!

06/03/20

Countdown to CDS Cultural Capital days 2nd and 3rd April: Year 7 visit Kent County Cricket ground Year 8 visit Howlett's Wildlife Park Year 9 Historians visit Leeds Castle Year 9 Geographers visit the O2 and QE Park, London Year 10 visit the Olympic Park, Stratford

06/03/20

"Grease is the Word" Countdown to Grease the musical at CDS in July. Rehearsals every Thursday 3pm-4.30pm

05/03/20

Countdown to Year 9 Parents' Evening, Monday 16th March 4.30pm. Ensure that your child is making appointments! Any problems, contact the Year team.

05/03/20

World Book Day focused on “reading is power” and “get social”. Homework is set on ShowMyHomework for Y7-9 to write a review of one of the reading texts that they have read. Closing date, last day of term. Prizes on offer! https://t.co/d8KUr5iC4Z

05/03/20

Year 10 students took part in a ‘Degree in a Day’ with CCU. They undertook a variety of activities to experience how they would study and research the psychology of video game addiction. Students then presented their work and findings to the group. https://t.co/cCgipJ5bLu

05/03/20

7 Things You should know about the teenage brain https://t.co/cTNfPfCxgn

05/03/20

Young Minds Parents Helpline is available to offer advice to parents and carers worried about a child or young person under 25 https://t.co/enUzC4N6L3 https://t.co/CDgvMBeO6P

04/03/20

CDS have a daily Mindfulness Club that runs at lunch times. Students should speak to Mrs Knight for more information.

04/03/20

Support your child with anxiety issues. https://t.co/z2W7rO9oYe

04/03/20

Need help understanding your teenager's brain? Check this out ... https://t.co/EZlawDUjZA

04/03/20

Support your child with developing strong self-esteem. https://t.co/tMOxSrnNLW

04/03/20

At CDS we have a team of Peer Mentors in Year 10 and 11 that support, and mentor, Year 7 and 8 students. https://t.co/n1w7FTwcSG

03/03/20

Rugby update: Year 7 & 8 played training games against Royal Harbour – results were very close!

Staff List

Senior Leadership Team

Ms K Cardus Executive Headteacher
Mr W Smith Headteacher
Mrs C Benard-Grosso BCAT Senior Deputy Headteacher: Teaching & Learning | Thinking Schools
Mr R Morgan Senior Deputy Headteacher: Behaviour & Attitudes
Mrs K Harrison Deputy Headteacher: Quality of Education
Mr R Henderson Assistant Headteacher: Quality of Education
Mr D Lee Assistant Headteacher: Behaviour & Attitudes
Ms L Lebby Assistant Headteacher: Behaviour & Attitudes

Extended Leadership Team

Miss S Arthurs Director of Mathematics
Miss K Burvill Director of English
Mr R Cave Director of Science
Mr A Weller Lead Teacher of History | Gifted & Talented Coordinator | Senior Lead Practitioner

BCAT Business Management Team

Mr M Blake Trust ICT Strategy and Project Manager
Mrs R Light Trust Personnel and Marketing Manager
Mrs T Swift Trust Finance and Premises Manager

Heads of Year

Mrs L Roden Head of Year 7
Mrs J Swinden Assistant Head of Year 7
Mr L Jones Head of Year 8
Mrs L Jones Assistant Head of Year 8
Mr D Shepperson Head of Year 9
Mrs L Knight Assistant Head of Year 9
Mr D Gonzalez-Bello Head of Year 10
Mrs J Clewley Assistant Head of Year 10
Mr L Taylor Head of Year 11
Mrs V Gore Assistant Head of Year 11

Art Department

Mrs S Chapman Lead Teacher of Art
Mrs P Matthews-Crow Teacher of Art
Mrs C Harrison Teacher of Art | Teacher of MFL
Ms D Harrison Art Technician

Computing Department

Mrs N Hales Lead Teacher of Computing
Mr M Dent Teacher of Computing

Dance & Performing Arts Department

Miss H Gore Lead Teacher of Creative Arts & Performing Arts | BTEC Coordinator
Mr L Jones Teacher of Drama | Head of Year 08

Design & Technology Department

Mrs E Fox Lead Teacher of DT
Mrs K Naylor Lead Teacher of FT
Ms E Williams Food Technician
Mr C Cotter DT Technician

English Department

Miss K Burvill Director of English
Mrs R Blaskett 2nd in English: KS3
Mrs E Endersby 2nd in English: KS4
Miss S Wilson Teacher of English
Mrs M Humphrys Teacher of English
Mr L Morris Teacher of English
Mrs J Shaw Teacher of English
Miss M Coleman Teacher of English

Geography Department

Mrs E Milligan Lead Teacher of Geography | Lead Teacher of Travel & Tourism
Mr C Gellatly Teacher of Geography
Miss K Harrison Teacher of Geography | Deputy Headteacher
Mr R Morgan Teacher of Geography | Senior Deputy Headteacher

History Department

Mr A Weller Lead Teacher of History | Gifted & Talented Coordinator | Senior Lead Practitioner
Mrs N Griffin Teacher of History | Senior Lead Practitioner
Mrs C Topsom Teacher of History | Closing the Gap Coordinator | Lead Practitioner
Miss A Murphy Teacher of History

Mathematics Department

Miss S Arthurs Director of Mathematics
Mrs B Pretorius 2nd in Mathematics: KS3
Mr L Morris 2nd in Mathematics: KS4
Miss L Brocklehurst Lead Teacher of Secondary Ready: Mathematics
Mr D Gonzalez-Bello Teacher of Mathematics | Head of Year 10
Miss A Johnson Teacher of Mathematics | PSHE Coordinator
Mr P Mulvihill Teacher of Mathematics
Mr R Smith Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs K Dow Teacher of Mathematics

MFL Department

Miss C Colmena Lead Teacher of MFL
Mrs C Harrison Teacher of MFL | Teacher of Art

Music Department

Mr I Atkinson Lead Teacher of Music

PE Department

Mr J Masters Lead Teacher of PE
Mr D Lee Teacher of PE | Assistant Headteacher
Miss L Lebby Teacher of PE | Assistant Headteacher
Mr D Shepperson Teacher of PE | Head of Year 09
Mr L Taylor Teacher of PE | Head of Year 11
Mrs L Roden Teacher of PE | Head of Year 07
Mr L Moors Teacher of PE

RE Department

Ms K Oborne Lead Teacher of RE: KS3 | Lead Teacher of Health & Social Care
Mr W Palmer Teacher of RE

Science Department

Mr R Cave Director of Science
Mrs R Quaye 2nd in Science: KS3
Mrs B Shepherd Teacher of Science: KS3 Science Coordinator
Mr R Henderson Teacher of Science | Assistant Headteacher
Mrs K Pluckrose Teacher of Science | Lead Practitioner
Miss A Parker Teacher of Science
Mr C Cooper Teacher of Science
Miss J Corby Senior Science Technician
Mrs D Greig HLTA of Science

Sociology Department

Mrs R Humphrey Teacher of Sociology
Mrs J Climie Teacher of Sociology

Vocational Studies

Mrs E Milligan Lead Teacher of Travel & Tourism | Lead Teacher of Geography
Ms K Oborne Lead Teacher of Health & Social Care | Lead Teacher of RE: KS3
Mr E Scott Lead Teacher of Business Studies
Mrs K Lamprell Teacher of Business Studies | Teacher of Health & Social Care

Cover Supervisors

Miss C Airey Cover Supervisor
Miss A Whybrow Cover Supervisor

Hub/Student Support Department

Mrs L Dunbar Safeguarding and Welfare Officer
Ms S Spain Attendance Improvement Manager - KS4
Miss M Rockhill Attendance Improvement Manager - KS3
Mrs Z Shrimpton Alternative Provision Manager
Mr P Shilling Senior Pastoral Manager
Miss E Read Isolation Manager | Careers Coordinator
Mr G Winter RU Manager
Mrs J Swinden Assistant Head of Year 07
Mrs L Jones Assistant Head of Year 08
Mrs L Knight Assistant Head of Year 09
Mrs J Clewley Assistant Head of Year 10
Mrs V Gore Assistant Head of Year 11

SEND Department

Mr D Long BCAT SENCO
Mrs J Sullivan Deputy SENCO
Miss H Cruttenden SEN Administrator
Mrs S Lewis LTA: Interventions
Miss J Chubb LTA: Interventions
Mr J Holloway TA: VI | SEN Coordinator
Miss D Denbeigh TA: Specialist SIPD
Mrs M Derbyshire TA: Specialist SIPD
Miss S Oxley-Moore TA: Secondary Ready
Mrs K Brannan TA: Secondary Ready
Mrs S Hilton-Haynes TA: VI
Mrs A Holton TA: VI
Miss A Ingram TA: VI
Miss F Haines TA: VI
Miss T Urooj TA: VI
Mrs D Harris TA
Mrs A Segal TA

Support Staff

Mrs R Light Trust Personnel and Marketing Manager
Mrs T Swift Trust Finance and Premises Manager
Mrs D Fitch PA to the Headteacher | Office Manager
Ms N Adams Management Information Officer
Ms B Johnson Examinations Manager
Mrs M Darvell SLT Administrator
Mrs T Booth Receptionist
Mrs A Ormsby Personnel Officer
Mrs J Reynolds Finance Assistant
Mrs C Elassri Administration Assistant | Reprographics
Mrs J Underwood Administration Assistant
Mrs T Ashman Clerk to the Governors

ICT Support Staff

Mr M Blake Trust ICT Strategy and Project Manager
Mr D Savage Trust Lead ICT Technician
Mr J Ferris ICT Technician

Site Staff

Mr M Saffery Site Manager
Mr T Pomeroy Assistant Site Manager