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15/09/21

It's Wellbeing Wednesday: This week we're looking at how perseverance can improve mental health. You’ve heard the quote “If at first you don’t succeed, try again” Few achieve anything great without first overcoming a few obstacles. https://t.co/LYtDISHX3l

14/09/21

Retweeted From Kooth plc

Today marks . If you or someone you know is struggling with any issues at all, know that you are not alone and support is always available at Kooth! Hope Board ➡️ https://t.co/gVrgnt5NUW Other great services to reach out to for support ⬇️ https://t.co/QXw5bHxqI3

14/09/21

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

Be kind to your reflection 💠

14/09/21

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

Know your worth. You are irreplaceable.

14/09/21

Retweeted From Barton Court Grammar

Open Morning Tours for the new free School Barton Manor can now be booked. Places are limited. Click here to access the booking form. https://t.co/B10eo1NpX2

14/09/21

Lots of work has been going on in summer in the anti-bullying garden. Students will be able to enjoy this calm space throughout the year. https://t.co/PyyxWTfG8C

14/09/21

Anti-Bullying Update - A lot has been happening in the anti-bullying garden this summer. Students have grown, nurtured and released butterflies to demonstrate growth and positive change. https://t.co/GXdPWph9M1

09/09/21

Retweeted From Ramsgate Football Club

Free family ticket for every Thanet based school child as a welcome back to school gift from Ramsgate FC just produce this attached image on the turnstile to receive free entrance to Saturday’s game at the ⁦⁩ community stadium https://t.co/P6hotwe8iG

08/09/21

Welcome back to our Wellbeing Wednesday message! This week we are looking at the practice of self-care. See the attached self-care ideas and have a positive week! https://t.co/szWYFMTzp1

07/09/21

CDS Prefect Instagram - – A message from the Prefect Team: Welcome back students! We all hope you had a great fulfilling summer and are eager to go for the year ahead. We look forward to seeing you back in school this week! https://t.co/kCdK4KH6wG

07/09/21

We are sharing a picture of our second new food room in as many years. Students in Y7 & 8 will be mainly cooking in here – what lucky students they are! There are 15 state of the art workstations, fitted with induction hob, double oven and industrial sink unit. https://t.co/gBVy3gRofg

07/09/21

Football is Back! Trials are in Sept 2:50-4:00pm Thurs 9 - Y7 Boys - Mr Taylor Thurs 9 - Y10 & 11 Boys - Mr Masters Fri 10 - Y7 & 8 Girls - Mr Taylor Tues 14 - Y8 Boys - Mr Shepperson Tues 14- Y9 Boys - Mr Allen Bring outdoor PE kit, boots/shin pads https://t.co/8tWpq2ZSIy

02/09/21

Retweeted From Barton Court Grammar

The applications process for the new free school, Barton Manor School, is open today, 1 Sept. Apply online for a Y7 place only using the link below. Closing date Friday 10 December 2021. https://t.co/Svaz5Vxc89

02/09/21

All pupils return to CDS on Tuesday 7 September 2021 - We look forward to seeing you all then! https://t.co/wP5KXAJ2rm

27/08/21

Over the last year CDS students and staff have raised a whopping £2,475.23 for the School’s chosen charities. A massive thank you to everyone involved! https://t.co/Mv0IkJfuIk

26/08/21

Yr 6 into 7 Transition Days: Tues 31st Aug, through Fri 3rd Sept. We are welcoming our new Y7s next week to familiarise themselves with CDS prior to a return on the 7 September. If Y6 parents need any info regarding the days then please email office.kent.sch.uk https://t.co/XDEOReCWvQ

24/08/21

Vacancy: BCAT Trust Estates Manager/The Charles Dickens School Site Manager. Please follow the link below for full details. https://t.co/t1mRUUvAzZ

16/08/21

Please see the link below to view the full Barton Manor School consultation summary report and associated appendices. App 1 provides an executive summary of the responses received and App 2 provides a summary of the FAQs, and the Trust responses. https://t.co/K138U2dDAd

16/07/21

Body positivity is something we want to address. Remember to not only to be kind to others but also kind to your self with your body image. BE KIND STAY POSITIVE HAVE A GOOD SUMMER!! From the CDS Prefect Team https://t.co/XHO9oc2qMn

16/07/21

Hospitality & Catering: Year 10 Hospitality & Catering students have been working on their plating and presentation ideas. They have made their own sushi! Very impressive technical skills on show, and beautifully presented! Well done! https://t.co/ATE3b8Er5z

16/07/21

Competitions & Rewards: Throughout the year students have been working hard, entering weekly competitions and gathering reward points. This year’s winners are Tavistock! Well done to all colleges for all their hard work! https://t.co/3GfSZpM3Ec

14/07/21

Wellbeing Wednesday Some of the apps and websites to support your wellbeing: NHS https://t.co/s80x1KEfue MIND https://t.co/lL5nU8zZYY

14/07/21

Wellbeing Wednesday Some of the apps and websites to support your mindfulness Headspace https://t.co/XNoh7bgRjJ Insight timer https://t.co/zxlH8l7og2 Smiling mind https://t.co/evBFb1oZr3 My life https://t.co/fQyocNPEcR Calm https://t.co/kZXnVKNLSm

14/07/21

Wellbeing Wednesday: Yes, we have nearly made it! We are nearing the end of a school year that has been like no other and we all need a well-deserved break. https://t.co/UvoCnitoul

07/07/21

Wellbeing Wednesday: This week we’re thinking about endings, transitions and new beginnings. The end of the academic year, the summer break and a new beginning in September. https://t.co/0pvYmkK5Iv

07/07/21

Retweeted From Families First NEL

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07/07/21

Retweeted From HeadStart Kent

If you are concerned about the wellbeing and mental health of a young person, try the 'Getting Help' button on Kent Resilience Hub and 'I need help now' button on MoodSpark for advice. Here is a link to a helpful PDF 👇 https://t.co/toLKSJTUJu https://t.co/R6WqZgcFCP

07/07/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

Happy ! ⚽👏🏆 With reaching its conclusion, our final football-themed guide has some top tactics for playing fair online and avoiding a red card! 🟥 Desktop: https://t.co/JcrJGUCw2H Download the app: https://t.co/9SHxFe871p https://t.co/RCK6R7sUo0

05/07/21

Thursday is Cultural Capital Day at CDS with lots going on for students off timetable … Y7 trip to Kent Life for the day Y8 are with Crest Discovery Award Science Y9 have a mixture of Volcanos and Cookery Y10 have a virtual work experience day with EBP Kent https://t.co/8WuHkXfSxd

30/06/21

CDS Prefect Instagram - – A message from the Prefect Team: June is Pride Month and we celebrate and embrace members of the LGBTQ+ community by challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. Happy Pride Month everyone! https://t.co/MPuNtBoxcU

30/06/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

It's 🕺🎶 As an official sponsor of , TikTok are back in the limelight and the prominent logo is on our TVs almost every night! Is it all fun and games though? Find out more in this weeks guide! Download for free: https://t.co/cYmr92doaw https://t.co/fW4Vawokau

30/06/21

Retweeted From Kent County Council

Last day to register! If you would like your child to sit the Kent Test, you have until Thursday (midnight July 1, 2021) to register. Find out more about the assessment process and register here: https://t.co/nSViJeicLl https://t.co/A3L2d0jk7H

30/06/21

Wellbeing Wednesday: This week's theme is "Music for Wellbeing", inspired by World Music Day (21 June). Music is a part of life, and whether energising or soft and soothing it is a way of expressing our emotions and feelings. https://t.co/x36FHD4O2W

24/06/21

Hospitality & Catering – CDS Year 9s working with have been learning the art of laying the perfect table setting and attending to their guests with silver service plating ‘table-side’. Well done to Team Hospitality! https://t.co/GaVtsdPlNZ

23/06/21

Wellbeing Wednesday: Whether you're an athlete, enjoy competitive sports or having a kick about with friends, developing a positive mental attitude can help give you an edge. Positive thinking is being optimistic, confident and well prepared! https://t.co/chOFCvW4wr

21/06/21

Retweeted From Barton Court Grammar

Last chance to contribute to the BMS, free school, consultation which closes tomorrow at 9am. We'd love to hear your views. https://t.co/f77nVQMuLS

17/06/21

Retweeted From Kent Sport

Our friends at Kooth are running free online mental wellbeing sessions for 18-25 year-olds on Tuesday 29 June 11am-12pm and Thursday 15th July 11.30am-12.30am. More info and sign up is below. Please share. https://t.co/59k7uRqjlq

17/06/21

Retweeted From Kooth plc

🚨Attention🚨 Kooth has been shortlisted by for the Health Awards 2021 in the category 'Health Tech Companies/Founders & Leaders'. With 13 days left - Vote for us here ➡️ https://t.co/CViEbCN1Hr https://t.co/YMJzYzj2bF

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 – eread@cds.kent.sch.uk

Mr Weller, Lead teacher for Gifted and Talented students – 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 Mr Handley. He 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 Mr Handley. 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

 

The Charles Dickens School Policy Statement On Provider Access

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