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31/03/21

Welcome to our final Wellbeing Wednesday of Term 4! What a year it has been! This week we are looking at adopting a flexible mindset. See the attached info for more detail and have a great Easter break everyone! https://t.co/dEEMlSQse5

31/03/21

Two Year 10 students have volunteered their free time to HeadStart, recruiting and evaluating the programme. Both girls are now leading on aspects of the project. For more information visit https://t.co/idHQuTNFr4 https://t.co/lgpli7jQds https://t.co/oif1MDuSHM

24/03/21

Welcome to another Wellbeing Wednesday – This week students are looking at the benefits of “journaling” to improve their mental health and wellbeing. What is journaling? See the attached tips to see how it might work for you! https://t.co/XbuN0v9EuW

17/03/21

Another Wellbeing Wednesday is upon us! This week students are looking at morning routines. https://t.co/DyDzvnJ9js

16/03/21

Comic Relief 2021! We are supporting “Red Nose Day” with a non-uniform day on Friday 19 March. Students can donate £1 on that morning if they wear non-uniform. Let’s support this fantastic cause and raise as much as we can! https://t.co/8Le7TcXAEc https://t.co/MxhXQRnhjV

10/03/21

Welcome to Wellbeing Wednesday! This week students are looking at how diving into a book can nurture their wellbeing and sustain their resilience. https://t.co/GW7Qg3ChAJ

10/03/21

Calling all chefs! There is a cooking competition being run across the whole of Kent called Young Cooks. https://t.co/EbZRv5k29w Let Mrs Naylor at school know if you have entered! https://t.co/ciFaVb5xJK

24/02/21

Welcome back to Wellbeing Wednesday – This week students are looking at self-esteem. See our attached wellbeing guidance for more info. Take a look at this YouTube video https://t.co/Xknm4Pre83 https://t.co/rikQwZJWiZ

23/02/21

H&C – Year 10 & 11 winners of their half term baking competition: excellent tray bakes and a home-made Buenos cheesecake. Well done! https://t.co/btm32xb7fA

23/02/21

H&C - Although there was no pancake tossing competition in the Hospitality & Catering classroom this year, Mrs Naylor challenged Y9 students to come up with the best looking, creative pancake. Here are the winning entries. Well done everyone! https://t.co/Xtn5eLtqEZ

23/02/21

H&C - Y8 students were challenged with a homemade soup making competition during half term. There were 3 winners: Vegetable soup with spicy notes &croutons, homemade cream of tomato soup, and vegetable and tomato winter soup. Well done to all who took part! https://t.co/8i8jmkaAPa

23/02/21

H&C – Y7 students were challenged with a bread making competition during half term. Entries came in interesting shapes/unusual ingredients. 3 winners stood out: A rustic loaf, fantastic pretzels, and a plaited loaf. Well done to all who took part and keep baking! https://t.co/NraD7EjyUk

12/02/21

We would like to extend our thanks to all parents and carers for your support this term in enabling us to continue with our remote learning. Students are now able to limit the gaps in their knowledge that lockdown could bring. Thank you all. https://t.co/d69EFaZ8oR

12/02/21

The school Key Worker provision is OPEN today.

11/02/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

In the week of , we’ve partnered with 👮‍ to bring you a special guide. Get top tips on how to protect your family from cyber crime! 🔒 Apple: https://t.co/jUsCN1Stq9 Android: https://t.co/X5AZ3kfekB https://t.co/qDYHLUsrnv

11/02/21

Ensure you visit our learner portal for great tips on keeping your child safe online and visit National Online Safety for their free online safety resources. https://t.co/AkDrdidSdB

11/02/21

The school Key Worker provision is OPEN today.

10/02/21

Wellbeing Wednesday (2of2) - Resilience & Wellbeing We can find creativity in many different ways. These re inspirational start points: Art & drawing: https://t.co/FwEeZ4lyzX Photography: https://t.co/zTI77bYGcI Music: https://t.co/82qUp5iyRn

10/02/21

It’s the final Wellbeing Wednesday message of Term 3, and this week we are reflecting on wellbeing and resilience. Last week was Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 with the theme - Express Yourself! https://t.co/unuCYRLEZ8 https://t.co/EqxpETvszH

10/02/21

The school Key Worker provision is OPEN today.

09/02/21

The school Key Worker provision is OPEN today.

08/02/21

We are delighted to update you with the news that the School has been recognised for its commitment to providing safe remote education and has achieved National Online Safety Safe Remote Education Accreditation. https://t.co/KyQwG4L9lg

08/02/21

The school Key Worker provision is OPEN today.

03/02/21

It's our Wellbeing Wednesday message: We may be multi-tasking towards overload at the moment with our minds spinning through worries & anxieties. Have a look at the attached tips on using nature to refresh your wellbeing. https://t.co/rvwKp0tlo4 https://t.co/IzlUICgOXb

03/02/21

A talented Y7 art student responded to the work of artist Friedrich Hundertwasser, to transform some of Thanet's local buildings and landmarks into Hundertwasser inspired buildings and landscapes. His teacher says that she is thrilled with what he has created! https://t.co/tKgHclkhkn

28/01/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

IT'S HERE! 📢 This say hello to our FREE mobile app for parents & educators 📱🤩 Be . Download the app today for instant information about the latest apps, games, devices & more. Apple: https://t.co/VNrn1suz6q Android: https://t.co/AjNNOyXLK6 https://t.co/kWDIx35CMn

28/01/21

The School is delighted to announce that it has gained accreditation for supporting online safety. Stakeholders are accessing and using the National Online Safety resources to keep the school community safe whilst online. https://t.co/lLCtU5tnfr

28/01/21

Year 9 Photography students were given a brief to respond to the work of photographer, Matt Ball, creating a series of symmetrical images using their own photographs as starting points. This capable student has gone above and beyond – excellent work! https://t.co/VJfCWEZVGX

27/01/21

Wellbeing Wednesday – We are looking at establishing a good daily routine to enrich wellbeing & build resilience. While some are going through self-isolation, a “normal routine” is not something we are able to maintain. See the attached tips. https://t.co/98qW13StXt

27/01/21

Retweeted From Karen Dawber

On this there are some great mini-activities on https://t.co/YXSq4kdYL3 which help with managing feelings, expressing yourself, healthy habits & connecting with others. Sign up for free & give them a try. https://t.co/kD84ihU1Vs

27/01/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

We recently spoke to about tackling digital dangers and the importance of both educators and parents in harnessing tools to keep children safe online. You can read the full feature here >> https://t.co/jKWfh9KSbQ https://t.co/1svdOQDA4w

27/01/21

Well done to Carly (Y8) for volunteering at the COVID vaccination centre for Margate and Mocketts Wood PCN. She’s doing a wonderful job! https://t.co/7Lho8WzwfF

25/01/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

It may come as no surprise to parents that children spent more time gaming online in 2020. With tweets related to the subject increasing by 75% over the last year, we’ve taken a look at the connotations in our blog feature >> https://t.co/VFvKec4eYo https://t.co/LgHxZx6Utk

25/01/21

The school is proud to announce that it is working towards its National Online Safety remote learning accreditation, to show the fantastic work taking place with online learning. https://t.co/YtM8pnG2E9

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

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

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

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
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 Deputy ICT Manager
Mr J Ferris ICT Technician

Site Staff

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