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06/02/23

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week with a focus on “Let’s Connect”. Pupils can come along to our stall in the Heart to see what organisations offer. For more information: About - Children's Mental Health Week (https://t.co/huHqfmYu72) https://t.co/dl0oY18wnz

06/02/23

We welcomed Chef Kenny Marsh to our KS4 Hospitality club to run a masterclass in making fresh gnocchi and homemade pesto. It was a brilliant skills session learning the art of rolling gnocchi, boiling and pan frying it and then drizzling with homemade pesto! https://t.co/L6GsOvcnfC

02/02/23

Y8 and 10 sports pupils went to the Thanet Schools Handball Competition. The Year 10 team lost 3 games - but all only by one goal! The Year 8 team came 2nd, only losing on a goal difference of 1! Well done to all, a great start with this new sport. https://t.co/kDVMO2ujCO

01/02/23

Welcome to your weekly Wellbeing Wednesday message. This week we are looking at how stress can affect the teenage brain. https://t.co/uarXeEM9gy

30/01/23

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

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30/01/23

If your child missed their cancer prevention HPV vaccination when the NHS Team visited you can book an appointment at a community clinic via the link below: https://t.co/XwHMG6sDKd Kchftimmsteam

27/01/23

H&C Club - Boning a chicken leg, stuffing it and rolling it! Poaching the ballotine and making a mushroom cream reduced sauce. Plating up with duchess potatoes, roasted peppers and chargrilled courgettes. Thank you Victoria and Eve for running this session. https://t.co/U8XjsJEzZG

25/01/23

It’s Wellbeing Wednesday - A well balanced diet can improve your mood, energy levels and overall mental health and wellbeing. We all need a mixture of fibre, proteins, fats and vitamins and minerals to achieve this. https://t.co/KUVYlB0bDo https://t.co/ftmDEpmMSx

25/01/23

CDS Sports Leaders represented the school in a leadership capacity at a local primary school sports festival at Ramsgate Leisure Centre. The group worked with children showing their enthusiasm for the leisure industry and coaching. Well done to all who took part! https://t.co/UvVeyXC75p

20/01/23

Year 10 textile students have been working on a project based on their identity. For inspiration they looked into the work of Edo Morales, Darren Ball and Oliver Bliss to gather ideas for techniques and processes to use within their own work. https://t.co/4vZsG4QlHM

18/01/23

Retweeted From Karen (she/her)

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18/01/23

Retweeted From National Online Safety

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18/01/23

Love is in the air! Hospitality pupils have been creating valentine themed cheesecakes – We think you will agree that they look amazing! Well done! https://t.co/JYRpN8KHeQ

18/01/23

This Wellbeing Wednesday we are looking at ways we can relax to improve wellbeing/mental health. You may enjoy these links for help in relaxing. https://t.co/4pMORDrazX https://t.co/SQ5t1krOss https://t.co/DLIoUx05uB

18/01/23

Retweeted From Karen (she/her)

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11/01/23

It's Wellbeing Wednesday and this week we are looking at sensehacking - Sensehacking is set to be a big wellbeing trend for 2023 and highlights the crucial role that senses play in our everyday lives. https://t.co/21qIx2ClGx

11/01/23

What fun at Y10 Hospitality Club! Thea Barrett from came into school and led a “Mocktails Masterclass”. They muddled, layered, blended and shook! What a great session! results of the mocktail making can be seen in our photographs. https://t.co/DRAYvd1Z3U

11/01/23

Retweeted From Karen (she/her)

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11/01/23

Retweeted From National Online Safety

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10/01/23

During Disability History Month 16 November to 16 December students took part in a project creating posters or presentations showcasing the history of the disability rights campaign, and contributions those with disabilities have made to our world. https://t.co/LjOocwiPD8

04/01/23

At CDS we celebrate the amazing work our VI pupils do in school, and it’s World Braille Day today! Watch this video to see why today is so important to celebrate. What is Braille? | World Braille Day 2020 | Newsround - YouTube https://t.co/Q2rQ4dIHfz https://t.co/O3BEfiXjtt

04/01/23

To celebrate World Braille Day, Mrs Pluckrose is running a competition: Pupils should create their name in Braille in the most creative way (from apples to lego bricks) and hand in by Mon 23 Jan (or photos). There will be prizes for the winners! https://t.co/Rkav7IBfMH

04/01/23

New Year can signal a time for change, and a sense of ‘starting afresh’. While this can bring a sense of inspiration and motivation, there can be pressure from the media, society, or others, to come up with a range of goal-setting resolutions. https://t.co/dNWDXrgC4o

04/01/23

Retweeted From Karen (she/her)

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03/01/23

Every term pupils are set an optional “Take it Further” challenge in history. They are encouraged to select a topic to research and produce a poster, report, model or timeline. We are impressed by the standard of work which we would like to share with you. https://t.co/M3eVNZ7Xo4

16/12/22

This year’s Christmas charity is The Gap Project - A one-stop shop that provides food, support and advice over the festive period for those in need. Everyone has been generous with their donations to support the work of this local charity. We are extremely proud. https://t.co/Z9oIqMSSeN

15/12/22

Working in the style of local artist Clare Youngs, Year 8 pupils created a number of beautiful patterned papers before collaging these into endangered animals. They then considered how these collaged animals could be used on a poster – great work Year 8! https://t.co/mKC6ZHgBJ5

15/12/22

Hospitality students in Years 9 & 10 have been busy with their festive projects. Traditional Christmas cakes baked, covered with marzipan and iced and decorated by Y9. Gingerbread houses made from scratch and decorated to within an inch of their lives by Y10! An amazing display. https://t.co/Hcv52wxXsi

14/12/22

Retweeted From Karen (she/her)

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14/12/22

Retweeted From National Online Safety

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14/12/22

We are delighted to confirm that two excellent Year 9 pupils, have both won the recent Kent Youth County Council elections. Both students have worked extremely hard on their campaigns. Huge congratulations from everyone at The Charles Dickens School! https://t.co/jlsCZXHe8y

14/12/22

This Wellbeing Wednesday we are looking at why Christmas is good for mental health? Festivities highlight things we are grateful for, and this gratitude can increase our sense of wellbeing. Mental health support services: https://t.co/OhcG8vhsn6 NHS (https://t.co/o7vmFIVu8l) https://t.co/YY2RKgjqf2

12/12/22

School is open as normal today! https://t.co/qZWbchDWeb

07/12/22

It’s Wellbeing Wednesday and we are looking at the Pomodoro technique for effective time management. That is...thinking in tomatoes rather than hours! People swear by the life-changing power of the Pomodoro technique and here are some tips! https://t.co/ldoiSzuIFq

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
Mrs L Kettle Assistant Headteacher: Behaviour & Attitudes

Extended Leadership Team

Miss K Burvill Director of English
Miss S Arthurs Director of Mathematics
Mrs R Quaye 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 L Jones Head of Year 07
Mrs M Derbyshire Assistant Head of Year 07
Mr D Gonzalez-Bello Head of Year 08
Mrs L Knight Assistant Head of Year 08
Mrs L Roden Head of Year 09
Mrs J Swinden Assistant Head of Year 09
Mr L Taylor Head of Year 10
Mrs K Thorn Assistant Head of Year 10
Mr D Shepperson Head of Year 11
Ms S White Assistant Head of Year 11

Visual Arts Department

Mrs S Chapman Lead Teacher of Visual Arts
Mrs P Matthews-Crow Teacher of Art
Mrs C Harrison Teacher of Art
Mrs D Thomson Teacher of Art
Mrs D Harrison Art Technician

Business Studies Department

Mr J Howard Director of Business, ICT & Performance Director for the Open Basket

Computing Department

Mr J Howard Director of Business, ICT & Performance Director for the Open Basket
Mr D Shepperson Teacher of ICT
Mr J Masters Teacher of ICT

Dance & Performing Arts Department

Miss H Gore Lead Teacher of Creative Arts & Performing Arts
Mr L Jones Teacher of Drama | Head of Year
Miss J Barrell Teacher of Drama, Dance & Music | Duke of Edinburgh Co-Ordinator

Design & Technology Department

Mrs S Cottrell Trust Director of DT
Miss C Sutton 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
Mrs M Humphrys 2nd in English (Maternity Cover)
Ms C Hamilton Teacher of English
Miss S Wilson Teacher of English
Mrs A Silva Teacher of English
Miss E Hunter Teacher of English: Literacy Co-ordinator (maternity cover)
Miss L Butterfield Teacher of English

Geography Department

Mrs E Milligan Lead Teacher of Geography
Mrs K Harrison Teacher of Geography | Deputy Headteacher
Mr R Morgan Teacher of Geography | Senior Deputy Headteacher
Mrs K Lott 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
Mrs B Pretorius Teacher of Mathematics
Mr D Gonzalez-Bello Teacher of Mathematics | Head of Year
Miss A Johnson Teacher of Mathematics | PHSE Co-ordinator
Miss M Stait Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs L Barnett Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs A Harding 2nd in Mathematics
Miss M Totadze Teacher of Mathematics
Miss M Gallie Teacher of Mathematics
Mr A Thornton Teacher of Mathematics
Mr A Tadayon Teacher of Mathematics (Maternity Cover)

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
Miss J Barrell Teacher of Music, Drama & Dance | Duke of Edinburgh Co-Ordinator

PE Department

Mr D Allen Lead Teacher of PE | Senior Lead Practitioner
Mr D Lee Teacher of PE | Assistant Headteacher
Miss L Kettle Teacher of PE | Assistant Headteacher
Mr L Taylor Teacher of PE | Head of Year
Mrs L Roden Teacher of PE | Head of Year
Mr H Elvambuena Teacher of PE
Miss P Godden Teacher of PE

RE Department

Mrs R Humphrey Lead Teacher of RE & Sociology
Mr K Williams Teacher of RE

Science Department

Mrs R Quaye Director of Science
Mrs B Shepherd Teacher of Science / KS3 Science Co-ordinator
Mr R Henderson Teacher of Science / Assistant Headteacher
Mrs K Pluckrose 2nd in Science / QTVI
Miss L Beeston Teacher of Science
Mr R Smith Teacher of Science
Mr L Curtis Specialist Teacher of Science
Miss H Dhillon Teacher of Science (maternity cover)
Mrs W Crago 2nd in Science
Miss K Briant Trainee 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

Mr D Cullen Cover Supervisor
Ms L Brocklehurst Cover Supervisor

Student Support Department

Mrs L Aubry Safeguarding and CIC Welfare Manager
Miss S Tyler Safeguarding and CIC Welfare Manager
Ms S Spain Attendance Improvement Manager: KS4
Mrs J Clewley Behaviour & Pastoral Assistant
Mrs L Jones Behaviour & Pastoral Support Assistant
Mrs Z Shrimpton Alternative Provision Manager
Miss E Read Isolation Manager & Careers Coordinator
Mrs H Roos School Medical Officer
Mrs M Derbyshire Assistant Head of Year 07
Mrs L Knight Assistant Head of Year 08
Mrs J Swinden Assistant Head of Year 09
Mrs K Thorn Assistant Head of Year 10
Ms S White Assistant Head of Year 11

SEND Department

Mr D Long BCAT SENCO
Mrs J Sullivan Deputy SENCO
Mrs S Lewis LTA: Interventions
Miss J Epps LTA: Interventions
Mr J Holloway TA: VI & SEN Coordinator
Miss D Denbeigh TA
Miss D Berry 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
Mr A Barrett TA
Miss L Fulker SIPD TA
Mrs J Underwood SENCo Asst

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 Manager
Mrs D Fitch PA to the Headteacher & Office Manager
Ms N Adams Management Information Officer
Miss L Turner 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
Miss A Gray 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 Assistant Site Manager