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21/01/21

Year 8 & 9 HPV Immunisation Programme to go ahead at CDS on 1st/2nd February using a drive-thru clinic in the school car park. Keep an eye on emails for more info over the next week for time slots when children should attend. https://t.co/K1BDw3K9k0

20/01/21

Wellbeing Wednesday! Week 2 of the Mental Cleanse Challenge - We hope that you took up some of the tips last week to get your mental health cleanse started! https://t.co/oNEFfl2DNX https://t.co/gmCnPB0zvc Wishing everyone a safe & restful week. https://t.co/grlaaPzS0H

14/01/21

Welcome to your weekly wellbeing message: The Mental Cleanse Challenge! It’s time for a mental health cleanse! See the attached for tips on cleansing your mind. https://t.co/POwpE2E6YQ

12/01/21

Barton Court Academy Trust wants to recruit a new School Governor for the Local Governing Body of The Charles Dickens School. If this is something that may interest you, please read the attached flyer. https://t.co/dWwn9gvJSA

08/01/21

Retweeted From Karen Dawber

Thanks for including us on your support sheet. https://t.co/YXSq4kdYL3 is free and available for 10-16 year olds in via a mobile, laptop or tablet. Once signed in, have access to a range of support features, as well as our online counsellors https://t.co/SDJa5Wgv27

06/01/21

Welcome to your first Wellbeing Wednesday message for 2021! With everything going on in the world today the wellbeing of everyone is being challenged on a day-to-day basis. See the attached info sheet for great tips on coping with this lockdown. https://t.co/mT1Tyo1ilT

06/01/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

Modern classic?👍 Or unplayable?👎 This , jack into the file on the long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077. The free guide provides tips for parents & carers to ensure your kids are playing safe! Apple: https://t.co/xrjXVyKaMU Android: https://t.co/lH0MJ2qruO https://t.co/pU4VY2VO9p

06/01/21

Retweeted From Kooth plc

If you're worried about your child during the pandemic, take a look at this brilliant article by for . We're glad some our data and research was used to highlight and address what we can all do to support children's https://t.co/igA2DMdmsg

10/12/20

Well done to all Y7 & 8 (and some Y9) students for competing in the virtual Kent School Games. Congratulations to Sophie who finished in 1st place in “Thanet for Girls Cross Country” and Isabelle who finished in 3rd place for the “Year 7 Girls Cross Country”. https://t.co/ZLmr6dNl5I

09/12/20

Wellbeing Wednesday! Friendships. Check out the wellbeing attachments for inspiration and click on this link to see what makes a good friend https://t.co/e2RkLcTZue We all love the film Toy story! https://t.co/WZ0RAE0aPW https://t.co/2hgQ7GobJN

09/12/20

Retweeted From National Online Safety

It’s almost Christmas... 🎅🏻 With so many new devices and games emerging, the handy search tool on our app can help you stay throughout the festive holidays. Download it now! Apple: https://t.co/HAags8G704 Android: https://t.co/k4aCqsDt24 https://t.co/XvjgqFU5eG

09/12/20

Retweeted From National Online Safety

"We get locked down and we get up again"🎵🎄 This we're taking a look back at a rollercoaster of a year! Lift your spirits with our extremely catchy 2020 Christmas jingle with the ever-amazing MusicAlternative 👇 https://t.co/ES6awLGv6t

26/11/20

Retweeted From National Online Safety

You may have heard that we’ve released our FREE mobile app today, which gives you a world of at your fingertips! 📢 In our latest blog feature, you can find out much more about the app and all the benefits it provides! >> https://t.co/FjC40wb8fL https://t.co/Ns9s8llAsn

25/11/20

FREE EVENT! Does your family know its TikTok from its Twitter? Its Deliveroo from its Discord? And its Bieber from its Baby Shark? See the attached information sheet. REGISTER FREE HERE https://t.co/JGwNVWsR2q https://t.co/SRRCTeIJct

25/11/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: Think Positive! Everyone, no matter how positive they are, can and will have better days than others. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts” Michael Jordan, American basketball player https://t.co/hFehYkFAdn

18/11/20

Welcome to Wellbeing Wednesday – This week is Anti-Bullying week so we are focusing on how an act of kindness can have many benefits. Acts of kindness affect the person on the receiving end and also improves our own wellbeing! https://t.co/hetK29a6Eo

18/11/20

Children in Need Fundraising Update – Thanks to everyone who supported CDS in our fundraising efforts on Friday for Children in Need. We raised a whopping £870.93 for this amazing charity. Well done everyone! https://t.co/G1p8PtYI1l

12/11/20

Reminder: Tomorrow, Friday 13th November, CDS are supporting Children in Need with a non-uniform day for students. Students should bring £1 in if they are wearing non-uniform. Items are on sale throughout the day to raise funds for this charity. https://t.co/x7jgcQ5Gv7

11/11/20

Welcome to Wellbeing Wednesday! We are all readjusting to the changes of being in lockdown again & thinking about how we can continue to understand what builds our personal wellbeing. Small actions build a positive over time. (see attached) https://t.co/5T7bGEdkWN

10/11/20

On Friday we will be supporting Children in Need with a non-school uniform day. Students are asked to bring in £1 to wear non-uniform. Pins and wrist bands will also be on sale during the day. Thanks for your support! https://t.co/nXV9vJD7La https://t.co/Hiuqjex5Pl

10/11/20

Art – A Year 9 CDS art student grabbed a winning position in the Sainsbury’s Art competition this year. Well done Jessica! https://t.co/nVUC2TAeoM

04/11/20

Welcome to your weekly Wellbeing Wednesday message - This week students are looking at the benefits of getting a good night’s sleep. See the attached sleep guidance sheet. https://t.co/IPXmaF5C33 https://t.co/FkECgQ6iOP https://t.co/ixXmpmzLT6

04/11/20

Retweeted From Kent County Council

And have a look at https://t.co/vOEy547k6s for support across Kent and Medway plus of course follow https://t.co/PJHh90saJc

04/11/20

Tweet 4 of 4: During the spring/summer lockdown students, staff and parents were asked if they would produce a piece of artwork that documented their experience of lockdown. Here are some of the fantastic entries we received. https://t.co/rhpJanTcVc

04/11/20

Tweet 3 of 4: During the spring/summer lockdown students, staff and parents were asked if they would produce a piece of artwork that documented their experience of lockdown. Here are some of the fantastic entries we received. https://t.co/u61ykhq4N9

04/11/20

Tweet 2 of 4: During the spring/summer lockdown students, staff and parents were asked if they would produce a piece of artwork that documented their experience of lockdown. Here are some of the fantastic entries we received. https://t.co/A5dYCPtHiS

04/11/20

Tweet 1 of 4: During the spring/summer lockdown students, staff and parents were asked if they would produce a piece of artwork that documented their experience of lockdown. Here are some of the fantastic entries we received. https://t.co/Zm6Nc8w0L1

28/10/20

Kent County Council has announced vouchers for food are available during half-term for families whose children are eligible for benefits related free school meals, so that no Kent child goes hungry. Please see the attached for more. https://t.co/Q6qJCPd8jK

14/10/20

Art – Year 8 students have been studying the “Day of the Dead”, a Mexican holiday celebrated when family and friends gather and pray for, and remember their friends and family members who have died. https://t.co/RQYMupXi95

14/10/20

Photography - Year 9 had great fun making and experimenting with their camera obscura’s - Using a shoe box, magnify glass and tracing paper, students created their own dark room and were able to see the up-side-down version of the image in front of them. https://t.co/QdZ7ItYaxS

14/10/20

Wellbeing Wednesday! This week students are looking at how to help themselves if they have problems or worries. https://t.co/NjHfDL87Ph https://t.co/6sv1FyuV6M

07/10/20

Welcome to Wellbeing Wednesday! This Saturday, 10th October, is World Mental Health Day and the theme this year is “mental health for all”. https://t.co/URXBn79F8e

07/10/20

Retweeted From National Online Safety

“Alexa, What do I need to know about you?”💬 It’s our turn to help! This week’s focus is on Amazon Alexa. From insecure devices to privacy concerns, our guide has all you need to ensure your kids use Alexa safely. Download >> https://t.co/kUzcTtl7hx https://t.co/7vJQJgWKw2

24/09/20

On Wellbeing Wednesday students looked at Digital Detox. A period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices. Regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world. https://t.co/Qm5gx6MUSE

17/09/20

H&C room - Completion! Thanks to the generous grant from The Savoy Educational Trust, the H&C room is now complete. Look at these photographs of the space our students now have – up to date, modern work stations fit for any budding chef to create and learn in. https://t.co/jOv3j1NuOr

16/09/20

Wellbeing Wednesday - students are looking self-care: taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health; taking an active role in protecting one’s own wellbeing and happiness, in particular during periods of stress. https://t.co/gKaPCjeIUr

21/08/20

Hospitality & Catering refurbishment update - The work benches are going in and soon we will have fully functional and individual kitchen work stations for students to work at! https://t.co/2LOaYnKXFJ

18/08/20

H&C Room Refurbishment - Work has continued over the last 3 weeks with the partition wall being erected and lots of behind the scenes work in terms of piping and electrics. The walls are clad in UPVC and the school logo is up! https://t.co/vLMFXnbAsk

24/07/20

H&C Refurbishment – Following our earlier post, and thanks to the grant from The Savoy Educational Trust, work continues through the summer break on the refurbishment of the Hospitality & Catering Room. The builders have arrived on site and work commences! https://t.co/sqin6NYDxS

14/07/20

H&C Refurb - We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in achieving a significant grant from The Savoy Educational Trust in order to enhance the facilities and encourage more students into the Hospitality Industry. Follow the refurb journey here. https://t.co/VrQ9eYoiKH

Staff List

Senior Leadership Team

Ms K Cardus Executive Headteacher
Mr W Smith Headteacher
Mrs C Benard-Grosso BCAT Senior Deputy Headteacher: Teaching & Learning | 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 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
Mr A Weller Lead Teacher of History | Gifted & Talented Coordinator | Senior Lead Practitioner

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

Mrs L Roden Head of Year 7
Mrs J Swinden Assistant Head of Year 7
Mr L Taylor Head of Year 8
Miss J Barrell Assistant Head of Year 8
Mr L Jones Head of Year 9
Mrs L Jones Assistant Head of Year 9
Mr D Shepperson Head of Year 10
Mrs L Knight Assistant Head of Year 10
Mr D Gonzalez-Bello Head of Year 11
Mrs J Clewley 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 | Teacher of Spanish
Ms D Harrison Art Technician

Business Studies Department

Mr E Scott Lead Teacher of Business Studies
Mrs K Lamprell Teacher of Business Studies | Teacher of Geography
Mr W Smith Teacher of Business Studies | Headteacher

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 | BTEC Coordinator
Mr L Jones Teacher of Drama | Head of Year 09

Design & Technology Department

Mrs E Fox 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
Mr L Morris Literacy Coordinator | Lead Practitioner
Miss S Wilson Teacher of English
Mrs M Humphrys Teacher of English
Miss M Coleman Teacher of English
Mrs A Silva Teacher of English
Mr C Stavri Teacher of English
Miss L Butterfield Teacher of English

Geography Department

Mrs E Milligan Lead Teacher of Geography | Lead Teacher of Travel & Tourism
Miss K Harrison Teacher of Geography | Deputy Headteacher
Mr R Morgan Teacher of Geography | Senior Deputy Headteacher
Mrs K Lamprell Teacher of Geography | Teacher of Business Studies
Mr F Morley Teacher of Geography

Health & Social Care and Child Development Department

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

History Department

Mr A Weller Lead Teacher of History | Gifted & Talented Coordinator | Senior Lead Practitioner
Mrs N Griffin Teacher of History | Senior Lead Practitioner
Mrs C Topsom Teacher of History | Closing the Gap Coordinator | Lead Practitioner
Miss A Murphy Teacher of History

Hospitality & Catering

Mrs K Naylor Lead Teacher of Hospitality & Catering
Miss E Williams Hospitality & Catering Instructor | Food Technician

Mathematics Department

Miss S Arthurs Director of Mathematics
Mrs B Pretorius 2nd in Mathematics: KS3
Mr K Boggis 2nd in Mathematics: KS4
Miss L Brocklehurst Lead Teacher of Secondary Ready: Mathematics
Mr D Gonzalez-Bello Teacher of Mathematics | Head of Year 11
Miss A Johnson Teacher of Mathematics | PSHE Coordinator
Mr R Smith Teacher of Mathematics
Miss M Stait Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs A Harding Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs D Ormsby Teacher of Mathematics

MFL Department

Miss C Colmena Lead Teacher of Spanish
Mrs D Jordan Lead Teacher of French | Lead Practitioner
Mrs C Harrison Teacher of Spanish | Teacher of Art

Music Department

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

PE Department

Mr D Allen Lead Teacher of PE
Mr D Lee Teacher of PE | Assistant Headteacher
Miss L Lebby Teacher of PE | Assistant Headteacher
Mr D Shepperson Teacher of PE | Head of Year 10
Mr L Taylor Teacher of PE | Head of Year 08
Mrs L Roden Teacher of PE | Head of Year 07
Mr J Masters Teacher of PE

RE Department

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

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 Coordinator
Mr R Henderson Teacher of Science | Assistant Headteacher
Mrs K Pluckrose Teacher of Science | Lead Practitioner
Miss A Parker Teacher of Science | Lead Practitioner
Miss L Beeston Teacher of Science
Miss S Wolsoncroft Teacher of Science
Mr A Mavromichalis Teacher of Science
Miss J Corby Senior Science Technician
Mrs D Greig HLTA of Science

Sociology Department

Mrs R Humphrey Teacher of Sociology | Teacher of RE

Travel & Tourism Department

Mrs E Milligan Lead Teacher of Travel & Tourism | Lead Teacher of Geography

Cover Supervisors

Miss C Airey Cover Supervisor
Miss A Whybrow Cover Supervisor

Hub/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 Swinden Assistant Head of Year 07
Miss J Barrell Assistant Head of Year 08
Mrs L Jones Assistant Head of Year 09
Mrs L Knight Assistant Head of Year 10
Mrs J Clewley Assistant Head of Year 11

SEND Department

Mr D Long BCAT SENCO
Mrs J Sullivan Deputy SENCO
Miss H Cruttenden SEN Administrator
Mrs S Lewis LTA: Interventions
Miss J Chubb LTA: Interventions
Mr J Holloway TA: VI | SEN Coordinator
Miss D Denbeigh TA: Specialist SIPD
Mrs M Derbyshire TA: Specialist SIPD
Miss S Oxley-Moore TA: Secondary Ready
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: VI
Miss T Urooj TA: VI
Mrs D Harris TA

Support 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 Administration Assistant | Reprographics
Mrs J Underwood Administration Assistant
Mrs T Ashman Clerk to the Governors

ICT Support Staff

Mr M Blake Trust ICT Strategy and Project Manager
Mr D Savage Trust Lead ICT Technician
Mr J Ferris ICT Technician

Site Staff

Mr P Hogben Site Manager
Mr T Pomeroy Assistant Site Manager
Mr P Harling Caretaker