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It's Wellbeing Wednesday: This week we're looking at how perseverance can improve mental health. You’ve heard the quote “If at first you don’t succeed, try again” Few achieve anything great without first overcoming a few obstacles.


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Today marks . If you or someone you know is struggling with any issues at all, know that you are not alone and support is always available at Kooth! Hope Board ➡️ Other great services to reach out to for support ⬇️


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Be kind to your reflection 💠


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Know your worth. You are irreplaceable.


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Open Morning Tours for the new free School Barton Manor can now be booked. Places are limited. Click here to access the booking form.


Lots of work has been going on in summer in the anti-bullying garden. Students will be able to enjoy this calm space throughout the year.


Anti-Bullying Update - A lot has been happening in the anti-bullying garden this summer. Students have grown, nurtured and released butterflies to demonstrate growth and positive change.


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Free family ticket for every Thanet based school child as a welcome back to school gift from Ramsgate FC just produce this attached image on the turnstile to receive free entrance to Saturday’s game at the ⁦⁩ community stadium


Welcome back to our Wellbeing Wednesday message! This week we are looking at the practice of self-care. See the attached self-care ideas and have a positive week!


CDS Prefect Instagram - – A message from the Prefect Team: Welcome back students! We all hope you had a great fulfilling summer and are eager to go for the year ahead. We look forward to seeing you back in school this week!


We are sharing a picture of our second new food room in as many years. Students in Y7 & 8 will be mainly cooking in here – what lucky students they are! There are 15 state of the art workstations, fitted with induction hob, double oven and industrial sink unit.


Football is Back! Trials are in Sept 2:50-4:00pm Thurs 9 - Y7 Boys - Mr Taylor Thurs 9 - Y10 & 11 Boys - Mr Masters Fri 10 - Y7 & 8 Girls - Mr Taylor Tues 14 - Y8 Boys - Mr Shepperson Tues 14- Y9 Boys - Mr Allen Bring outdoor PE kit, boots/shin pads


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The applications process for the new free school, Barton Manor School, is open today, 1 Sept. Apply online for a Y7 place only using the link below. Closing date Friday 10 December 2021.


All pupils return to CDS on Tuesday 7 September 2021 - We look forward to seeing you all then!


Over the last year CDS students and staff have raised a whopping £2,475.23 for the School’s chosen charities. A massive thank you to everyone involved!


Yr 6 into 7 Transition Days: Tues 31st Aug, through Fri 3rd Sept. We are welcoming our new Y7s next week to familiarise themselves with CDS prior to a return on the 7 September. If Y6 parents need any info regarding the days then please email


Vacancy: BCAT Trust Estates Manager/The Charles Dickens School Site Manager. Please follow the link below for full details.


Please see the link below to view the full Barton Manor School consultation summary report and associated appendices. App 1 provides an executive summary of the responses received and App 2 provides a summary of the FAQs, and the Trust responses.


Body positivity is something we want to address. Remember to not only to be kind to others but also kind to your self with your body image. BE KIND STAY POSITIVE HAVE A GOOD SUMMER!! From the CDS Prefect Team


Hospitality & Catering: Year 10 Hospitality & Catering students have been working on their plating and presentation ideas. They have made their own sushi! Very impressive technical skills on show, and beautifully presented! Well done!


Competitions & Rewards: Throughout the year students have been working hard, entering weekly competitions and gathering reward points. This year’s winners are Tavistock! Well done to all colleges for all their hard work!


Wellbeing Wednesday Some of the apps and websites to support your wellbeing: NHS MIND


Wellbeing Wednesday Some of the apps and websites to support your mindfulness Headspace Insight timer Smiling mind My life Calm


Wellbeing Wednesday: Yes, we have nearly made it! We are nearing the end of a school year that has been like no other and we all need a well-deserved break.


Wellbeing Wednesday: This week we’re thinking about endings, transitions and new beginnings. The end of the academic year, the summer break and a new beginning in September.


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If you are concerned about the wellbeing and mental health of a young person, try the 'Getting Help' button on Kent Resilience Hub and 'I need help now' button on MoodSpark for advice. Here is a link to a helpful PDF 👇


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Happy ! ⚽👏🏆 With reaching its conclusion, our final football-themed guide has some top tactics for playing fair online and avoiding a red card! 🟥 Desktop: Download the app:


Thursday is Cultural Capital Day at CDS with lots going on for students off timetable … Y7 trip to Kent Life for the day Y8 are with Crest Discovery Award Science Y9 have a mixture of Volcanos and Cookery Y10 have a virtual work experience day with EBP Kent


CDS Prefect Instagram - – A message from the Prefect Team: June is Pride Month and we celebrate and embrace members of the LGBTQ+ community by challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. Happy Pride Month everyone!


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It's 🕺🎶 As an official sponsor of , TikTok are back in the limelight and the prominent logo is on our TVs almost every night! Is it all fun and games though? Find out more in this weeks guide! Download for free:


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Last day to register! If you would like your child to sit the Kent Test, you have until Thursday (midnight July 1, 2021) to register. Find out more about the assessment process and register here:


Wellbeing Wednesday: This week's theme is "Music for Wellbeing", inspired by World Music Day (21 June). Music is a part of life, and whether energising or soft and soothing it is a way of expressing our emotions and feelings.


Hospitality & Catering – CDS Year 9s working with have been learning the art of laying the perfect table setting and attending to their guests with silver service plating ‘table-side’. Well done to Team Hospitality!


Wellbeing Wednesday: Whether you're an athlete, enjoy competitive sports or having a kick about with friends, developing a positive mental attitude can help give you an edge. Positive thinking is being optimistic, confident and well prepared!


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Last chance to contribute to the BMS, free school, consultation which closes tomorrow at 9am. We'd love to hear your views.


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Our friends at Kooth are running free online mental wellbeing sessions for 18-25 year-olds on Tuesday 29 June 11am-12pm and Thursday 15th July 11.30am-12.30am. More info and sign up is below. Please share.


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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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