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19/04/24

Kooth are running virtual parent support sessions on Monday 22 April at 1pm and again on Thursday 25 April at 6pm and each will last for 45 minutes. You can sign up using the link below. https://t.co/6veNMYfZuh#cdswellbeing

19/04/24

Our Year 9 and 10 dancers took part in a workshop with Portia Oti of Zoonation Dance Company. They learnt professional repertoire from Kate Prince’s ‘Message in a Bottle’ and developed it with their own transitions. Everyone worked hard but had a great time!#cdscapa pic.twitter.com/cef2jMVew3

19/04/24

Pupils visited Canterbury Cathedral and attended a workshop in the archives followed by a guided tour of the Cathedral. Pupils in our photograph are looking at the St Lawrence parish records from the 1700s.#cdshistory pic.twitter.com/cnYQ9MLIe0

19/04/24

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18/04/24

Welcome to our weekly Wellbeing message!This week we are looking at how setting goals can support wellbeing.#cdswellbeing pic.twitter.com/s3ajJ1FwLe

18/04/24

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18/04/24

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12/04/24

CDS is looking to appoint an Assistant Head of Year (term time only plus 2 staff development days). If you, or someone you know, have the knowledge and skills to fulfil this role, please follow the link below to the full advertisement.https://t.co/7wLuvissDm#cdsrecruitment pic.twitter.com/Yfz8Zc7JE0

09/04/24

The final Hospitality skills workshop in T4 focused on high level fish skills under the guidance of our very own fish expert, and Leith's trained chef, Ms Grossmith. Pupils filleted, skinned and pan fried flat fish and then dressed it with some beurre noisette. pic.twitter.com/a7OG6WHfhd

28/03/24

Our Pupil Voice team went to Broadstairs and St Peter’s Town Council to observe their Environment Committee meeting. It was a great chance for the Team to see local democracy in action and have the chance to learn more about the work of committees within the Town Council. pic.twitter.com/eIvUa9d8cU

27/03/24

On Sunday the clocks go forward! As the weather becomes a little warmer, this gives us a pleasant feeling that summer isn’t too far away. There are lots of ways the extra daylight will improve our wellbeing and encourage that feel good chemical in our brain. pic.twitter.com/vFzpITsDaZ

27/03/24

Pupils took 2 days off timetable for Cultural Capital. They took part in an exciting variety of activities from the wizarding world of Harry Potter, to chocolate piping, trips to Rochester and Chatham Dockyards, debate skills, West Side Story projects and dance masterclasses! pic.twitter.com/7Bk7sPgzDl

26/03/24

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25/03/24

Y10 Mathematicians went to Canterbury Academy to take part in a problem solving day. There were 16 teams competing and our team did very well coming 4th, and 5th overall, coming 2nd in the most challenging round, and going on to win the best teamwork prize.#cdsy10 pic.twitter.com/KbStpsZMN1

20/03/24

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20/03/24

Y7 pupils were rewarded for their excellent attainment, attendance and behaviour this week and the top 100 were taken to the newly refurbished Elev8 in Westwood Cross. Pupils had a fantastic time at this energised venue. Well done to all who were eligible for the trip! pic.twitter.com/wnhpuNYh0m

20/03/24

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18/03/24

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18/03/24

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14/03/24

Y11 HSC pupils enjoyed a trip to the Canterbury Christ Church University Health and Social Care Simulation Suite. They were thought provoked and inspired by many interesting and engaging activities linked to higher education and future careers in the NHS and Social Care. pic.twitter.com/AYn0TrHDob

14/03/24

Y9 HSC pupils enjoyed workshops provided by the Canterbury Christ Church University Health and Social Care Outreach and Engagement Team. They took part in lots of activities. A very interesting and engaging session, enjoyed by all who took part.#cdsy9 pic.twitter.com/0wNLFC47Sb

13/03/24

is a crusade to drive change showing that football can, and should, be played by girls. You may have heard about it in the news a few days ago. This year’s event coincided with International Women’s Day, and we took Year 10 pupils to the event hosted at Ramsgate FC pic.twitter.com/c3DbVKvKjY

13/03/24

Y8 pupils took part in a dodgeball tournament in Folkestone playing different schools from all over Kent.Pupils worked extremely hard and played brilliantly, showing great teamwork and commitment. CDS played 9 games and finished the tournament undefeated! Well done! pic.twitter.com/fexje8fz6h

13/03/24

CMK Connect Programme is an opportunity for you to get active, take time for self-care, make new connections, learn new skills, develop positive habits, build confidence, and boost your overall wellbeing.More information can be found at their websitehttps://t.co/ixb7zNlCEQ pic.twitter.com/JbQknF5NYn

13/03/24

Any Year 9 girls interested in Engineering? This Summer School opportunity is fantastic!Sign yourself up!https://t.co/CELL4ULMtz#cdsDT

Mission Statement

At The Charles Dickens School we are dedicated to enabling all students to achieve their full potential.

We pride ourselves on being a supportive, innovative and inclusive school community.  We are dedicated to ensuring our students develop, both as life-long learners and as responsible young adults.

Expect, Believe, Achieve

“Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.”

- Charles Dickens

Compassion - we want to nurture strong principles of citizenship and caring for others

Aspiration – inspired by Charles Dickens we do not just have high expectations but “Great Expectations” for our young people

Resilience – we believe all students should be supported to develop a sense of self-worth and confidence so that they can cope with challenge and be successful beyond school

Enthusiasm – we want to draw upon the raw talents and energy of our students so they develop a passion for learning


Promoting British Values

The Charles Dickens School firmly believes in promoting British Values. Much of this is through our lessons and assemblies where we teach the importance of:

The Rule of Law
We understand the difference between right and wrong and the consequences of breaking rules and laws.

Democracy
We can make decisions and participate, so that our voices are heard. We have a Student Voice.

Individual Liberty
We hope to have the wisdom to make the correct choices for ourselves.

Mutual Respect
We work together to help one another. We forgive people. We treat other people with respect and friendship.

Tolerance of other Faiths and Beliefs
We have a diverse society and we have compassion for others. We do not accept the discrimination of others.

When students leave The Charles Dickens School they will be well prepared for life in modern Britain. Students will not only have achieved their full potential academically but they will also have developed into well rounded individuals with an appreciation of mutual respect, tolerance and cultural diversity.

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