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20/09/23

This Wellbeing Wednesday we are looking at the importance of Social and emotional skills!Social and emotional skills are the skills that develop your resilience and manage your thoughts, feelings and behaviour.#cdswellbeing pic.twitter.com/IHmm562wpP

20/09/23

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15/09/23

Barton Court Academy Trust are looking to appoint a Finance Manager to work within the Finance Team in Canterbury. If you, or someone you know, have the skills and knowledge to fulfil the role then please follow the link below to the full advertisement.https://t.co/zsEFb3Ekf3 pic.twitter.com/aJZZ2elSbU

15/09/23

Next week our full after school PE programme will begin (see attached flyer). Pupils don’t need to sign up - Just come to the changing rooms after school, with full PE kit. All experience and abilities welcome. Pupils should see their PE teacher for more information.#cdssport pic.twitter.com/2ZDIPXxyjk

15/09/23

To celebrate pupil attendance, we are entering every pupil with 100% attendance in Term 1 into a year group prize draw! This prize draw is for the chance to win a JBL Bluetooth speaker!Each term pupils will get a new chance to win! They just need to be in school every day! pic.twitter.com/WHbUqSt2f5

14/09/23

CDS is seeking a TA for the School's Alternative Provision. This position is term time plus 1 staff development day. If you, or someone you know, feel you have the skills and knowledge to work in such a position the please find more information here:https://t.co/PzZJmbgUNy pic.twitter.com/dow7KWX4lU

13/09/23

This week for our first Wellbeing Wednesday, we are looking at a “positive” attitude and how this can improve our wellbeing through “reframing”. Here is a link to the NHS website on Reframing: https://t.co/L7mqAoczbh#cdswellbeing pic.twitter.com/ECx9t2RDTg

13/09/23

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13/09/23

CDS is looking to appoint a Management Information Officer, Term Time plus 5 weeks. If you, or anyone you know, feel you have the skills and character to work in this busy environment please follow this link to the vacancy information,https://t.co/JAGN2B8pbc#cdsrecruitment

13/09/23

CDS is looking to appoint an Administrative Assistant, Term Time plus 5 days. If you, or anyone you know, feel you have the skills and character to work in this busy environment please follow this link to the vacancy information,https://t.co/mY3AhMvLET#cdsrecruitment pic.twitter.com/NoB7pkmyxp

06/09/23

CDS Term 1 After School PE Clubs - for further information contact Mr Allen. pic.twitter.com/UCgfc8b9HH

06/09/23

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24/08/23

Good luck to all Year 11s collecting their GCSE results today! pic.twitter.com/MRraoJdc58

16/08/23

CDS is seeking to recruit a Lead TA for SEN Interventions, Term Time only 30 hours per week. If you, or someone you know, have the skills required to fill this post, we would like to hear from you. Full details can be found here:https://t.co/zR74VpiN43#cdsrecruitment pic.twitter.com/vLYguVZRCV

16/08/23

CDS is seeking to recruit Temporary Part Time Teaching Assistants, Term Time + 1 Staff Development Day. If you, or someone you know, have the skills required to fill this post, we would like to hear from you. Full details found here: https://t.co/VMc3KhwrcO pic.twitter.com/KzSGOjdVen

24/07/23

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14/07/23

During fieldwork fortnight KS3 geography pupils took part in fieldwork. This enabled them to build their geographical enquiry and data collection skills by completing a vehicle survey, writing it up to test hypothesis, and linking to the environment theme.#cdsgeography pic.twitter.com/77sw7E5ThM

14/07/23

School Games have partnered with clip n climb Thanet to offer pupils an amazing climbing experience for only £10! From 14th - 18th August 2023 families can use the code PASSPORTWK4 to receive the offer when booking - https://t.co/o9TChZPRUS pic.twitter.com/lK9O9vZj68

13/07/23

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13/07/23

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12/07/23

National Simplicity Day was founded in honour of Henry David Thoreau, who was born on July 12, 1817. Thoreau was an advocate of living a simple life. Thoreau's central message was to live simply, independently, and wisely.l#cdswellbeing pic.twitter.com/YzEFDZ9uRw

11/07/23

CDS is seeking to recruit Temporary Part Time Teaching Assistants, Term Time + 1 Staff Development Day. If you, or someone you know, have the skills required to fill this post, we would like to hear from you. Full details found here: https://t.co/VMc3KhwrcO pic.twitter.com/KzSGOjdVen

11/07/23

CDS is seeking to recruit a Lead TA for SEN Interventions, Term Time only 30 hours per week. If you, or someone you know, have the skills required to fill this post, we would like to hear from you. Full details can be found here:https://t.co/zR74VpiN43#cdsrecruitment pic.twitter.com/vLYguVZRCV

11/07/23

CDS is seeking to recruit a Cover Supervisor, Term Time plus 1 Staff Development Day. If you, or someone you know, have the skills required to fill this post, we would like to hear from you. Full details can be found here:https://t.co/fplhacTHkf...#cdsrecruitment pic.twitter.com/WIbQ8iAjAV

Careers Advice

As part of improving the quality and effectiveness of The Charles Dickens Careers Education and Guidance for our students, Mrs Read (Lead teacher for Careers Education, Information and Guidance) and Mr Weller (Lead teacher for Gifted and Talented students) are working with governors, heads of year, teaching staff, students, parents, external agencies, further education institutions and businesses so that The Charles Dickens School continues to ensure that our students receive excellent Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).

Contact details for key staff:

Mrs Read, Lead teacher for Careers Education
Email: eread@cds.kent.sch.uk Phone: 01843 862988 EXT: 1869

Mr Weller, Lead teacher for Gifted and Talented students
Email: aweller@cds.kent.sch.uk

The Charles Dickens School is working to achieve the 8 Gatsby Careers Benchmarks, which reflect international best practice, to improve careers provision. As a school, we will be ensuring that all 8 Gatsby Benchmarks are implemented by September 2020.

The school has used Compass, an online self-evaluation tool, to assess how careers support compares against the Gatsby Benchmarks and the national average. We have baselined ourselves using this tool to improve our careers programme based on these results, and track the school’s progress against the Benchmarks over time. A tracker planning tool will be used to help record activities clearly and easily, and will identify how the school is meeting the Benchmark scores. This is the key tool that we use to measure the impact of our Careers work across the school and is reviewed every six months to ensure that progress is being made and impacting the development of all of our students.

The Charles Dickens School is working with The Education Business Partnership (EBP) which will provide external support to the school. The aim will be for every student from Year 7 -11 to have at least one meaningful encounter each year with employers and that these encounters will inspire pupils and allow them to learn about what work is like, or what it takes to be successful in the workforce. In addition to this, the schools aim is for all or the majority of pupils to have encounters with further or higher education establishment. Students will have encounters with these organisations whilst in school (in addition to the access we provide to apprenticeships and universities).

From Year 7 through to Year 11 students are encouraged to actively develop knowledge and skills that contribute to their preparations for the world of employment across a range of subjects, tutor time and dedicated focus days.  Activities, including business and enterprise projects as well as workshops and specialist speakers, support our provision for our students.

In February the school hosts a Careers Fayre for all students.  This event involves 50 local and national business, who working with school staff and our partner EBP, meet with students from all year groups.  All students will have an opportunity to explore a wide range of career opportunities and discuss these with the employers.  This event ties in with the year 11 making their post 16 plans and also the year 8 students choosing their options.

In order to ensure all students have 24/7 access to resources that support CEIAG, there are dedicated areas in the Learner Portal for Careers as well as links to the online software packages and other useful sites to support decision making.

We are also able to ensure that all students have access to independent Careers advice through our Careers Advisor Juliet Lasslett. She is available in school and offers confidential guidance and support to students about careers, education, training and job options, as well as other issues such as health, money, relationships, and housing. All students will have a range of opportunities to work with Mrs Lasslett. Any student who would like a Careers interview should speak with their HOY who will arrange this for them.  The Charles Dickens School offers a general programme of group sessions for year 8 students on choosing GCSE options, individual interviews with actions plans for year 11 students, and attendance at parents’ evenings and options evenings to give advice for parents.

A Personal Advisor can work with you to help prepare your son or daughter for the future. There might be particular times when you need our help, for example when your son or daughter:

  • is starting to think about their GCSE subject choices at Key Stage 3
  • is considering their options after Year 11. Personal advisors can give them advice and guidance on staying on in full-time education, starting work, training, work-based learning or apprenticeships
  • may be experiencing difficulties and they need extra support to get back on track
  • needs advice on the benefits available to them to support their progression through education and training
  • has a learning difficulty or disability and needs help with their next steps

Every pupil, and their parents/carers, should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. The National Careers Service offers information and professional advice about education, training and work to adults and young people aged 13 years and over. Pupils and their parents/carers can access support via a website, helpline and web chat. For more information see the websites listed below:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/careers

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

https://www.bestcourse4me.com

https://www.unifrog.org/

Documents

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