Twitter @tcdskent

21/01/22

Retweeted From Karen Dawber (she/her)

This mini activity on https://t.co/YXSq4kdYL3 really helps to alleviate stress. It’s free, safe and anonymous support for young people. It’s available for 10-25 yr olds in https://t.co/ofN8Y8X7O5

19/01/22

Retweeted From Kent County Council

The Food Scanner App is a handy health hack for families that helps them to swap unhealthy foods that are higher in sugar, saturated fat and salt, to healthier choices. You can find out more by visiting https://t.co/KwuJgO1LC0 https://t.co/XoGulT1cnN

19/01/22

Wellbeing Wednesday: Stress! Stress can have a negative effect on the basic dimensions of mental health and may affect your health if you use unhealthy behaviours to cope. https://t.co/0ONykPSMbA https://t.co/7GeJW1j6CJ https://t.co/CBWtwJ7ZFx

18/01/22

Retweeted From Barton Manor School

We're looking for a Non Executive Director/Trustee for the Barton Court Academy Trust. If this is something that interests you we would love to talk to you. Click the link for further details: https://t.co/QlRKT2idN0

18/01/22

Retweeted From Barton Manor School

Are you interested in being one of our School Governors, if so come and talk to us or click the link below for further details: https://t.co/Pi6LhW4i3O

13/01/22

Retweeted From Barton Court Grammar

Just 4 weeks to go until our amazing new free school is finished https://t.co/MOc4s4FoMj

12/01/22

Retweeted From National Online Safety

Are you OK with AI? 🤖💻 Artificial intelligence is a long-standing risk. This week’s guide introduces you to Replika: an advanced chatbot that gradually learns to be more like its user 👬 Download >> https://t.co/0dtTDJqYWl https://t.co/hzGXZVvdHN

12/01/22

Retweeted From Anti-Bullying Pro (from charity The Diana Award)

The Diana Award's National Anti-Bullying Youth Board gives young people the opportunity to further develop their antibullying work in school and become a role model for other students. Are you passionate about tackling bullying behaviour? 👉👉 https://t.co/ZhasoQiD9j https://t.co/FU5ltweEb9

12/01/22

Welcome to your Weekly Wellbeing Message - This week students are looking at how diet can improve mental health and mood. 7 Foods to Boost Serotonin for Improving Mental Health and Mood. https://t.co/C26Zqv4RNc

10/01/22

Retweeted From Kooth plc

Kooth’s confidential and anonymous digital mental health service is available to young people aged 11-18 years old. 🧠🫂 If you or someone you know needs support, our service is safe and free for dependents of current and former bank employees. https://t.co/oqm41saT7w

10/01/22

Retweeted From Anti-Bullying Pro (from charity The Diana Award)

Our Youth Board members often represent The Diana Award at external events, so keep an eye out and you may get to meet them soon! Are you passionate about tackling bullying behaviour? Visit the link below to find out more. 👉👉 https://t.co/ZhasoQ12hL https://t.co/eUYOxTXll2

10/01/22

Here is an opportunity for all you football fans with children that come to school in the Thanet area! Free entry to next Saturday's match at Ramsgate FC. Please follow the link to reserve your tickets. https://t.co/nSkS08tgTj https://t.co/fUIiPDO8EB

07/01/22

Retweeted From Barton Court Grammar

We're looking for a Chair of Governors for Barton Court Grammar School Local Governing Body starting in the Spring. Click here to see if this is something you might be interested in. https://t.co/y99ER7Ik03

07/01/22

Retweeted From Barton Court Grammar

Don't forget our Sixth Form Open Evening on Wednesday 26 January - click here to book a place at the Headteacher Presentations, 7pm or 8pm https://t.co/AMeTlyU3F0 https://t.co/fBn2Ebg8pZ

05/01/22

Happy New Year Everyone! Welcome you the first Wellbeing Wednesday message of the year. This week students are looking at how we can start the New Year with a positive attitude. https://t.co/2Tfdhgh1Nr

17/12/21

Hospitality & Catering Winter Wonderland WOW! Just look at the amazing festive creations from our super H&C students. These are the winners of the Winter Wonderland! https://t.co/42IugiC1fw

16/12/21

Retweeted From Barton Court Grammar

Barton Manor School is really getting there now. The interiors are going in and it's looking incredible. https://t.co/6MCbjsMdo7

16/12/21

Welcome to the final Wellbeing message of 2021! This week we are looking how giving to others at this time of year can improve our Wellbeing. Research suggests that acts of giving, and kindness, can help improve our mental wellbeing. https://t.co/6Oz4SCfUvG

15/12/21

Christmas Charity – This year, students and staff have collected items for a local foodbank at the Six Bells Children’s Centre in Margate. Well done to all involved, and a particular shout out to Miss Lebby and Mrs Darvell for organising. https://t.co/kJZx5pVW3L

08/12/21

Welcome to your weekly Wellbeing Wednesday message – This week students are looking at the Mental Cleanse Challenge. Attached are some daily challenges to try! https://t.co/r05IMr3l9f

01/12/21

This Wellbeing Wednesday, we are looking at how music can improve our wellbeing - Research suggests that music can stimulate the body's natural feel good chemicals. It can energise our mood and help us to take control of our feelings. https://t.co/yMvHrIfqEw

26/11/21

Awards Evening gave rise to an experience never to be forgotten by 40 H&C students from years 9, 10 and 11! 20 chefs behind the scenes produced 3200 canapes, 20 others worked 'front of house'. Well done to all who worked so hard; we are very proud of you! https://t.co/6dMLsERfLi

24/11/21

It's Wellbeing Wednesday and there is definitely a chill in the air this week! Some of us can struggle with our mental health and wellbeing during the colder months We have put together some winter themed tips to protect your wellbeing (attached). https://t.co/T7oYznSSVq

24/11/21

Retweeted From Kooth plc

In our new report - Kooth in the Capital, we look at the rise of crisis amongst CYP in , how the pandemic has affected their and how parents & teachers can safely signpost and spot any signs of distress. ⬇️ https://t.co/rpqNj7f2wK

24/11/21

Retweeted From HeadStart Kent

This is a story about Lois, it shows the way HeadStart can support children and young people. It's an oldie but a goodie and we can still offer the support to young people that need it today. Check it out here 👉 https://t.co/GfwghVkr2R

24/11/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

Are you crypto-savvy?💰💻 This week’s guide brings you the basics of cryptocurrency 💲. From Bitcoin to Tezos - what is it, who uses it and what are the potential risks? Download your free guide >> https://t.co/HkE0NiP57x https://t.co/Q3UHfXhTNX

22/11/21

Thanks to everyone who supported us in our fundraising on Friday 19th November, for Children in Need. We held a non-school uniform day, sold Children in Need accessories and raised a whopping £1,576.85 Well done to everyone involved!! https://t.co/iHb0SWqtVH

17/11/21

It's Wellbeing Wednesday! This week we are looking at how acts of kindness can have a positive effect on wellbeing. The expression “it is better to give than receive” is backed by research so have a look at the attached for useful tips. https://t.co/GO4l4DpJfv

15/11/21

CDS students can have their say on local issues by voting in the Kent Youth County Council Elections! Click on the following link to vote from 15th November - 28th November: https://t.co/MsY0gMnWOX... See Miss Butterfield in school if you need any help voting. https://t.co/qeRZhnkeSw

15/11/21

Monday 15th to Friday 15 November is Anti-Bullying Week. The School's student Anti-Bullying Team are carrying out activities with students, such as Random Acts of Kindness, and they are selling anti-bullying wrist bands at break and lunch time. https://t.co/Y7unAMO4vV

13/11/21

Retweeted From Anti-Bullying Pro (from charity The Diana Award)

The isolation caused by covid-19 has underlined how little acts of consideration can break down barriers & brighten the lives of the people around us. That’s why this year’s theme is , highlighting how one kind word can truly make a difference. https://t.co/ovT6wnbCYk

10/11/21

It's Wellbeing Wednesday! This week students are looking at the question of what is good physical wellbeing? Wishing you all a positive week ! https://t.co/auN1OX0jvR

08/11/21

Maths Week England (8-12 Nov) was set up with the goal of ensuring that no child misses out on the opportunities that being a confident and competent mathematician can give them. CDS are running enrichment activities to encourage students' further studying of maths. https://t.co/LYi7QEgMKz

04/11/21

CDS Prefect Instagram - A message to students from the Prefect Team: Welcome back everyone! We hope everybody had a great half term. Every term is a fresh start, every day is an opportunity to strive for more. Challenge yourselves this term! https://t.co/QVs88Es6vw

02/11/21

Thanet Schools Young Artists Festival 2021 is open at The Margate School, with prize giving on Saturday 6 November at 12 noon. Over 600 paintings are being exhibited from Thanet schools and colleges. Free parking is near the Winter Gardens and Trinity Square.

29/10/21

Textiles - In this Year 10 project, students explored the idea of cells linking in with their science studies. They were able to pull their knowledge together to create interesting and experimental observations and fabric pieces. https://t.co/pNjfd7xJjS

29/10/21

UK Parliament Week 1-7 November – Students will receive PSHE sessions based on UK Parliament and the democratic process. There will be a quiz to test knowledge and a school wide vote on a topic that the Debate Team will focus on. https://t.co/aaSsA2gx6T

Staff List

Senior Leadership Team

Ms K Cardus Executive Headteacher
Mr W Smith Headteacher
Mrs C Benard-Grosso BCAT Senior Deputy Headteacher: Teaching & Learning and 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 A Weller Assistant Headteacher: Quality of Education
Mr D Lee Assistant Headteacher: Behaviour & Attitudes
Ms L Lebby Assistant Headteacher: Behaviour & Attitudes

Extended Leadership Team

Miss K Burvill Director of English
Miss S Arthurs Director of Mathematics
Mr R Cave Director of Science

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 & Assistant Heads of Year

Mr D Gonzalez-Bello Head of Year 07
Mrs J Clewley Assistant Head of Year 07
Mrs L Roden Head of Year 08
Mrs J Swinden Assistant Head of Year 08
Mr L Taylor Head of Year 09
Miss J Barrell Assistant Head of Year 09
Mr L Jones Head of Year 10
Mrs L Jones Assistant Head of Year 10
Mr D Shepperson Head of Year 11
Mrs L Knight 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
Ms D Thomson Teacher of Art
Ms D Harrison Art Technician

Business Studies Department

Mrs K Lamprell Lead Teacher of Business Studies
Mrs K Russell Teacher of Business Studies

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
Mr L Jones Teacher of Drama

Design & Technology Department

Mr T Crutchley Lead Teacher of DT
Mr C Cotter DT Technician

English Department

Miss K Burvill Director of English
Mrs J Shaw 2nd in English: KS3
Miss E Luck 2nd in English: KS4
Mrs E Endersby 2nd in English: Professional Tutor
Ms C Hamilton Teacher of English
Miss S Wilson Teacher of English
Mrs M Humphrys Teacher of English / Literacy Co-ordinator
Miss M Coleman Teacher of English
Mrs A Silva Teacher of English
Miss E Hunter Teacher of English
Miss L Butterfield Teacher of English

Geography Department

Mrs E Milligan Lead Teacher of Geography
Miss K Harrison Teacher of Geography / Deputy Headteacher
Mr R Morgan Teacher of Geography / Senior Deputy Headteacher
Miss H Sheldon Teacher of Geography
Mrs A Wakefield Teacher of Geography

Health & Social Care and Child Development Department

Ms K Oborne Lead Teacher of Health & Social Care and Child Development

History Department

Mrs C Topsom Lead Teacher of History
Mr A Weller Teacher of History / Assistant Headteacher
Mrs N Griffin Teacher of History / Senior Lead Practitioner
Miss A Murphy Teacher of History

Hospitality & Catering

Mrs K Naylor Lead Teacher of Hospitality & Catering
Miss V Grossmith Teacher of Hospitality & Catering
Miss E Williams Hospitality & Catering Technician

Mathematics Department

Miss S Arthurs Director of Mathematics
Mr K Boggis 2nd in Mathematics: KS4
Mrs B Pretorius Teacher of Mathematics
Miss L Brocklehurst Teacher of Mathematics / Secondary Ready Maths 
Mr D Gonzalez-Bello Teacher of Mathematics / HOY Year 7
Miss A Johnson Teacher of Mathematics / PHSE Co-ordinator
Mr R Smith Teacher of Mathematics
Miss M Stait Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs A Harding Teacher of Mathematics / Year Group Co-ordinator for Maths

Modern Foreign Languages Department

Mrs D Jordan Lead Teacher of MFL
Mrs Z Johnson Teacher of  MFL / Pupil Premium Co-ordinator
Mrs C Harrison Teacher of MFL

Music Department

Mr I Atkinson Lead Teacher of Music
Mr S Hopkins Music Instructor

PE Department

Mr D Allen Lead Teacher of PE / Senior Lead Practitioner
Mr D Lee Teacher of PE / Assistant Headteacher
Miss L Lebby Teacher of PE / Assistant Headteacher
Mr D Shepperson Teacher of PE / HOY Year 11
Mr L Taylor Teacher of PE / HOY Year 9
Mrs L Roden Teacher of PE / HOY Year 8
Mr J Masters Teacher of PE / Duke of Edinburgh Co-Ordinator

RE Department

Mr W Palmer Lead Teacher of RE & Sociology
Mrs R Humphrey Teacher of RE

Science Department

   
Mr R Cave Director of Science
Mrs R Quaye 2nd in Science: KS3
Mr S Powell 2nd in Science: KS4
Mrs B Shepherd Teacher of Science / KS3 Science Co-ordinator
Mr R Henderson Teacher of Science / Assistant Headteacher
Mrs K Pluckrose Teacher of Science / QTVI
Mrs A Harper Teacher of Science / Lead Practitioner
Miss L Beeston Teacher of Science
Mr A Mavromichalis Teacher of Science
Mrs A Wakefield Teacher of Science
Miss J Corby Senior Science Technician

Sociology Department

Mrs R Humphrey Teacher of Sociology

Travel & Tourism Department

Mrs E Milligan Lead Teacher of Travel & Tourism

Cover Supervisors

Miss C Airey Cover Supervisor
Mrs A O'Sullivan Cover Supervisor

Student Support Department

Mrs L Dunbar Safeguarding and CIC Welfare Manager
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 Clewley Assistant Head of Year 07
Mrs J Swinden Assistant Head of Year 08
Miss J Barrell Assistant Head of Year 09
Mrs L Jones Assistant Head of Year 10
Mrs L Knight Assistant Head of Year 11
Mrs H Roos School Medical Officer

SEND Department

Mr D Long BCAT SENCO
Mrs J Sullivan Deputy SENCO
Miss H Cruttenden SEN Administrator
Mrs S Lewis LTA: Interventions
Miss J Epps LTA: Interventions
Mr J Holloway TA: VI & SEN Coordinator
Miss D Denbeigh TA
Mrs M Derbyshire TA
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: Secondary Ready
Mrs D Harris TA

ICT Support Staff

Mr M Blake Trust ICT Strategy and Project Manager
Mr D Savage Trust Deputy ICT Manager
Mr P Anderson Senior ICT Technician
Mr J Ferris ICT Technician

Administrative 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 K Vickers Receptionist
Mrs A Ormsby Personnel Officer
Mrs J Reynolds Finance & Payroll Officer
Mrs C Elassri Reprographics Clerk
Mrs J Underwood Administration Assistant
Mrs T Ashman Clerk to the Governors

Site Staff

Mr R Adams Trust Estates Manager | CDS Site Manager
Mr T Pomeroy Assistant Site Manager
Mr P Harling Caretaker