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15/06/21

At the Kent Schools Athletics competition this weekend, two CDS students, representing the school, excelled in their discipline: Well done to Poppy (Gold in the 300m) and Nathan (PB in the 200m of 26.55s). Great achievements by both students – Well done! https://t.co/LyKA1lIn0W

15/06/21

Despite everything that 2020 held our Y11 Art students still managed to impress us with their resilience. Have a look through our archive photos of some of last year’s work that Year 11 created. We truly hope that they are all continuing their creative journeys. https://t.co/sqJ8Yklg05

15/06/21

Despite everything that 2020 held our Y11 Art students still managed to impress us with their resilience. Have a look through our archive photos of some of last year’s work that Year 11 created. We truly hope that they are all continuing their creative journeys. https://t.co/higUSGiI3R

15/06/21

Despite everything that 2020 held our Y11 Art students still managed to impress us with their resilience. Have a look through our archive photos of some of last year’s work that Year 11 created. We truly hope that they are all continuing their creative journeys. https://t.co/Nbk6wNxmgi

15/06/21

Despite everything that 2020 held our Y11 Art students still managed to impress us with their resilience. Have a look through our archive photos of some of last year’s work that Year 11 created. We truly hope that they are all continuing their creative journeys. https://t.co/DQ39HaUpdT

15/06/21

Despite everything that 2020 held our Y11 Art students still managed to impress us with their resilience. Have a look through our archive photos of some of last year’s work that Year 11 created. We truly hope that they are all continuing their creative journeys. https://t.co/XXvQ8e8LcI

15/06/21

Despite everything that 2020 held our Y11 Art students still managed to impress us with their resilience. Have a look through our archive photos of some of last year’s work that Year 11 created. We truly hope that they are all continuing their creative journeys. https://t.co/t8mqltsUi1

11/06/21

Retweeted From Barton Court Grammar

Our consultation for the new free school, Barton Manor, ends on 22 June at 9am. We'd love to hear your feedback so click here https://t.co/MraVOBzSNK to let us have your views. https://t.co/rHBBjY61e2

11/06/21

Hospitality & Catering: 20 of our talented Year 9 Hospitality students are currently involved in an extra-curricular programme with Luna Training, developing skills in Hospitality (Front of House) and Catering (Back of House). https://t.co/UFdMwE5o9G

10/06/21

Retweeted From Department for Education

Students from say testing helps give them peace of mind, and is so important for keeping themselves, their friends and families safe. https://t.co/pyUHVCP9zL

10/06/21

The School’s Anti-Bullying Team are working to create a reflection area for children who need somewhere to go when they want some quiet time. The garden coming into bloom now but there is still a lot of work to be done! https://t.co/ZbvTTCK9wk

09/06/21

Wellbeing Wednesday! Self-talk is something we all do - it’s our internal dialogue which is influenced by our subconscious mind, revealing thoughts, beliefs, questions, & ideas. Self-talk matters, it affects our emotions, mood and our actions. https://t.co/8TB14izLrG

09/06/21

Wellbeing Wednesday! This week we are asking everyone to think about how to boost their wellbeing and resilience through “positive self-talk” – showing yourself some compassion and understanding for who you are, and what you’ve been through. https://t.co/aDkyz9XeIV

26/05/21

Wellbeing Wednesday: This week students are looking at ‘readaxation’ To be able to relax shouldn’t be a luxury but an essential to mental health and wellbeing. Burying your nose in a book is the perfect way to relax! https://t.co/osbCGtvdal

19/05/21

Wellbeing Wednesday - This week we are looking at how gratitude can improve your wellbeing! https://t.co/3B7pSwyLFj

12/05/21

Wellbeing Wednesday – Ideas and tips on how to connect with nature! Check out the top tips attached! https://t.co/g8H9qaZs7M

12/05/21

Wellbeing Wednesday – It’s Mental Health Awareness week and this week we are focusing on how we can “connect with nature”! https://t.co/m8K1BwbXHb

11/05/21

Barton Manor School is featured in Kent online today. Please read about it here: https://t.co/FlIqszAj7P

11/05/21

Barton Manor School Virtual Consultation Meeting is scheduled for 6pm this evening (Tuesday 11 May). This is a live event with an opportunity to ask questions. To access the live event via the Barton Manor Website - https://t.co/K138U2dDAd or at https://t.co/aQNHkdKoou

10/05/21

Retweeted From NSPCC

Our new helpline is now here for both children and adults who are victims of recent or historic sexual harassment and abuse in schools or education. You can contact us on 0800 136 663 or help.org.uk for support and advice. In an emergency, call 999. https://t.co/LhS4bNlPeN

10/05/21

Year 9 Hospitality & Catering students have been making nourishing and healthy Buddha Bowls. These consist of a variety of fresh foods all beautifully prepared and lovingly displayed on artful plates. Lovely and colourful, and extremely healthy! https://t.co/6UOorgEjoK

10/05/21

Mental Health Awareness Week is the 10th to 16th May 2021. Throughout this week students will be have PSHE sessions based around the theme of maintaining positive mental health! https://t.co/XX1Iic36oR

07/05/21

Year 10 Anti-Bullying Ambassador Team! These Ambassadors have undergone online training with The Diana Award, acquiring skills to help them change the attitudes and behaviours of bullying in school. This is just the beginning of their journey. https://t.co/0lc92iaCf4

05/05/21

Wellbeing Wednesday - The benefits of World Laughter Day, which is a global celebration of laughter, smiling and of all things positive. Celebrated on the 1st Sunday in May, World Laughter Day was founded by Dr Madan Kataria in Mumbai, India in 1998 https://t.co/lMQO3xH0r7

04/05/21

Year 7 to 11 student Ambassadors have devised a plan to support anti-bullying across the school - We will keep you updated! https://t.co/9Buu12wiFk

04/05/21

The School has appointed its new Senior Prefect Team who are running assemblies this week on relationships/sexual harassment in schools. We are looking forward to working with them as representatives of the school community! https://t.co/A493jL1F1I

29/04/21

Check out this podcast from Dr Michael Mosley. Time is often tight - Can you think of one thing that you should be doing to improve your health and wellbeing? https://t.co/1mSEu52gAn

31/03/21

Welcome to our final Wellbeing Wednesday of Term 4! What a year it has been! This week we are looking at adopting a flexible mindset. See the attached info for more detail and have a great Easter break everyone! https://t.co/dEEMlSQse5

31/03/21

Two Year 10 students have volunteered their free time to HeadStart, recruiting and evaluating the programme. Both girls are now leading on aspects of the project. For more information visit https://t.co/idHQuTNFr4 https://t.co/lgpli7jQds https://t.co/oif1MDuSHM

24/03/21

Welcome to another Wellbeing Wednesday – This week students are looking at the benefits of “journaling” to improve their mental health and wellbeing. What is journaling? See the attached tips to see how it might work for you! https://t.co/XbuN0v9EuW

17/03/21

Another Wellbeing Wednesday is upon us! This week students are looking at morning routines. https://t.co/DyDzvnJ9js

16/03/21

Comic Relief 2021! We are supporting “Red Nose Day” with a non-uniform day on Friday 19 March. Students can donate £1 on that morning if they wear non-uniform. Let’s support this fantastic cause and raise as much as we can! https://t.co/8Le7TcXAEc https://t.co/MxhXQRnhjV

10/03/21

Welcome to Wellbeing Wednesday! This week students are looking at how diving into a book can nurture their wellbeing and sustain their resilience. https://t.co/GW7Qg3ChAJ

10/03/21

Calling all chefs! There is a cooking competition being run across the whole of Kent called Young Cooks. https://t.co/EbZRv5k29w Let Mrs Naylor at school know if you have entered! https://t.co/ciFaVb5xJK

24/02/21

Welcome back to Wellbeing Wednesday – This week students are looking at self-esteem. See our attached wellbeing guidance for more info. Take a look at this YouTube video https://t.co/Xknm4Pre83 https://t.co/rikQwZJWiZ

23/02/21

H&C – Year 10 & 11 winners of their half term baking competition: excellent tray bakes and a home-made Buenos cheesecake. Well done! https://t.co/btm32xb7fA

23/02/21

H&C - Although there was no pancake tossing competition in the Hospitality & Catering classroom this year, Mrs Naylor challenged Y9 students to come up with the best looking, creative pancake. Here are the winning entries. Well done everyone! https://t.co/Xtn5eLtqEZ

23/02/21

H&C - Y8 students were challenged with a homemade soup making competition during half term. There were 3 winners: Vegetable soup with spicy notes &croutons, homemade cream of tomato soup, and vegetable and tomato winter soup. Well done to all who took part! https://t.co/8i8jmkaAPa

Remote Education Statement

Remote education provision: information for parents

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

Will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, practical subjects such as PE and dance will be different to how delivery might look when in school.

Remote teaching and study time each day

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

Our remote education will support learning for 5 hours of live lessons per day in line with pupils’ existing timetable, allowing for a short break between lessons. Homework will continue to be set in addition to this.

Accessing remote education

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

All on-line lessons will be delivered through Microsoft Teams. Pupils will be invited to the ‘Team’ hosting the lesson through their Outlook e-mail.

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:

  • Additional laptops and dongles have been distributed to families to enable them to access live lessons.
  • Pupils experiencing technological barriers are invited into the school’s key worker & vulnerable pupil provision. We view a lack of technology as a vulnerability.
  • Printed materials are distributed to those that request it.

How will my child be taught remotely?

Every pupil will have a full timetable of live lessons delivered by their normal teacher. Lessons may involve the use of other software to support the acquisition of skills, e.g. Bedrock in English and Maths Watch in Maths. All lessons are recorded so pupils can access them later if they have missed the lesson.

Engagement and feedback

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

We expect all pupils to engage in all lessons. We appreciate the support of parents in getting their children in front of a device by 08.40am. From there, we can take over.

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

Attendance and engagement are monitored. Parents will receive a text to notify them if their children have not been present in lessons by break time each day. Parents will also receive a text to notify them if their child has not attended any lessons in a day. Parents will be notified if we are concerned about the evidence of engagement beyond the attendance in lessons.

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Feedback can take many forms including comment on assessed pieces of work, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms.

Additional support for pupils with particular needs

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:

  • All pupils with an EHCP are invited into school. Pupils with SEN who are experiencing barriers to access are invited into school.
  • Teaching Assistants are present in the on-line lessons to provide additional support.

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

  • Where significant numbers within a cohort are asked to self-isolate, teachers deliver blended lessons, accommodating learners at home and in the classroom
     
  • Where there are small numbers and isolated cases, pupils will work from the termly Knowledge Organiser alongside work sent to them by their subject teachers.

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