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Year 10 Design Technology have been engaged in the research and design of a speaker unit to connect to a phone, laptop or mp3 player.


The art department are requesting plastic bottle tops and lids to create a piece of art work through recycling. Please start saving them and bring them in by the end of March!


Year 11 after school interventions 2.50pm-3.50pm Tuesday-Friday. Please check your child’s planner weekly for the sessions they are required to attend.


NCS 4 phase programme for Year 11 students this summer costs £50. This covers all food, accommodation, travel & activities. All receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister which is recognised by universities, employers & apprenticeships


And they're off! Ski group heading to Pila, Italy, for half term week. Watch here for daily updates.


Ski trip departs 12 noon tomorrow! Check out the snow report!


Year 10 Parents' Evening - Monday 24 February at 4.30pm. Please ensure that your child is making appointments


CDS beat Chatham & Clarendon in the final, making them Year 8 Thanet Dodgeball Champions 2020


CDS Anti Bullying Ambassadors and Student Voice held a cyber bullying workshop with Year 7 & 8 students for internet safety day.


CDS has 35 Anti Bullying Ambassadors in conjunction with the Diana Award. There is always someone to speak to if students feel unsafe, vulnerable, upset or lonely.

Lead Teacher of French (TLR2b - £4,968)

Type of Position:Head of Department
Salary:UPS/MPS + TLR2b - £4,968
Start Date:September 2020
Closing Date: Monday 3 February 2020 @ 9am


The Charles Dickens School is a state, co-educational school with a strong reputation and a caring and supportive ethos. We are dedicated to enabling all students to achieve their full potential and we pride ourselves on being a supportive, innovative and inclusive school community.  We joined the small, but highly ambitious, Barton Court Academy Trust (BCAT) in March 2017 consisting of three secondary schools: Barton Court Grammar School (BCGS) the Lead School; The Charles Dickens School (CDS) and Barton Manor School, a free school which is a 5 form entry 11-18 non-selective school with a joint Sixth Form with BCGS. Barton Manor School is co-sited to BCGS and work on developing its multi-million-pound site has just started with a view to this opening within the next 2 years.  The Trust is committed to excellence in professional development and CDS benefits from outstanding leadership and the sharing of best practice with BCGS.



A dedicated and enthusiastic Lead Teacher of French is required for September 2020 in this over-subscribed, non-selective, co-educational school which benefits from state-of-the-art new buildings and is situated in a beautiful part of the South East cost.  The School enjoys a good reputation locally, with dedicated colleagues and enthusiastic students.  Staff hold high expectations for all students and work tirelessly to continue to raise attainment and achievement. All students (except those in the Secondary Ready pathway) will study either French or Spanish at KS3, and talented linguists will be encouraed to continue their studies at KS4 and earn the EBacc.


The successful candidate should be able to deliver excellence in the classroom, providing innovative and inspirational teaching and learning.  This is an excellent opportunity for a suitable qualified and experienced candidate to work with colleagues to build a vibrant and outstanding department.  This post is suitable for an experienced professional looking to further their expertise. Candidates should be able to teach French up to GCSE level; the ability to teach Spanish at KS3 is desirable.


Deadline:  Monday 3 February 2020 @ 9am. The School reserves the right to commence the interview process at any time prior to the closing date so early application is recommended.



Applications for this post should be made online only using the School’s application form. CVs will not be acceptedVisit the website and click on Recruitment for more information. Please email your application to If you wish to discuss the post or to arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Anne-Marie Ormsby, Personnel Assistant, at the School.

The Charles Dickens School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application via the Disclosure & Barring Service and a check against the ISA Barred List for Children.


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