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21/01/22

Retweeted From Karen Dawber (she/her)

This mini activity on https://t.co/YXSq4kdYL3 really helps to alleviate stress. It’s free, safe and anonymous support for young people. It’s available for 10-25 yr olds in https://t.co/ofN8Y8X7O5

19/01/22

Retweeted From Kent County Council

The Food Scanner App is a handy health hack for families that helps them to swap unhealthy foods that are higher in sugar, saturated fat and salt, to healthier choices. You can find out more by visiting https://t.co/KwuJgO1LC0 https://t.co/XoGulT1cnN

19/01/22

Wellbeing Wednesday: Stress! Stress can have a negative effect on the basic dimensions of mental health and may affect your health if you use unhealthy behaviours to cope. https://t.co/0ONykPSMbA https://t.co/7GeJW1j6CJ https://t.co/CBWtwJ7ZFx

18/01/22

Retweeted From Barton Manor School

We're looking for a Non Executive Director/Trustee for the Barton Court Academy Trust. If this is something that interests you we would love to talk to you. Click the link for further details: https://t.co/QlRKT2idN0

18/01/22

Retweeted From Barton Manor School

Are you interested in being one of our School Governors, if so come and talk to us or click the link below for further details: https://t.co/Pi6LhW4i3O

13/01/22

Retweeted From Barton Court Grammar

Just 4 weeks to go until our amazing new free school is finished https://t.co/MOc4s4FoMj

12/01/22

Retweeted From National Online Safety

Are you OK with AI? 🤖💻 Artificial intelligence is a long-standing risk. This week’s guide introduces you to Replika: an advanced chatbot that gradually learns to be more like its user 👬 Download >> https://t.co/0dtTDJqYWl https://t.co/hzGXZVvdHN

12/01/22

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

The Diana Award's National Anti-Bullying Youth Board gives young people the opportunity to further develop their antibullying work in school and become a role model for other students. Are you passionate about tackling bullying behaviour? 👉👉 https://t.co/ZhasoQiD9j https://t.co/FU5ltweEb9

12/01/22

Welcome to your Weekly Wellbeing Message - This week students are looking at how diet can improve mental health and mood. 7 Foods to Boost Serotonin for Improving Mental Health and Mood. https://t.co/C26Zqv4RNc

10/01/22

Retweeted From Kooth plc

Kooth’s confidential and anonymous digital mental health service is available to young people aged 11-18 years old. 🧠🫂 If you or someone you know needs support, our service is safe and free for dependents of current and former bank employees. https://t.co/oqm41saT7w

10/01/22

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

Our Youth Board members often represent The Diana Award at external events, so keep an eye out and you may get to meet them soon! Are you passionate about tackling bullying behaviour? Visit the link below to find out more. 👉👉 https://t.co/ZhasoQ12hL https://t.co/eUYOxTXll2

10/01/22

Here is an opportunity for all you football fans with children that come to school in the Thanet area! Free entry to next Saturday's match at Ramsgate FC. Please follow the link to reserve your tickets. https://t.co/nSkS08tgTj https://t.co/fUIiPDO8EB

07/01/22

Retweeted From Barton Court Grammar

We're looking for a Chair of Governors for Barton Court Grammar School Local Governing Body starting in the Spring. Click here to see if this is something you might be interested in. https://t.co/y99ER7Ik03

07/01/22

Retweeted From Barton Court Grammar

Don't forget our Sixth Form Open Evening on Wednesday 26 January - click here to book a place at the Headteacher Presentations, 7pm or 8pm https://t.co/AMeTlyU3F0 https://t.co/fBn2Ebg8pZ

05/01/22

Happy New Year Everyone! Welcome you the first Wellbeing Wednesday message of the year. This week students are looking at how we can start the New Year with a positive attitude. https://t.co/2Tfdhgh1Nr

17/12/21

Hospitality & Catering Winter Wonderland WOW! Just look at the amazing festive creations from our super H&C students. These are the winners of the Winter Wonderland! https://t.co/42IugiC1fw

16/12/21

Retweeted From Barton Court Grammar

Barton Manor School is really getting there now. The interiors are going in and it's looking incredible. https://t.co/6MCbjsMdo7

16/12/21

Welcome to the final Wellbeing message of 2021! This week we are looking how giving to others at this time of year can improve our Wellbeing. Research suggests that acts of giving, and kindness, can help improve our mental wellbeing. https://t.co/6Oz4SCfUvG

15/12/21

Christmas Charity – This year, students and staff have collected items for a local foodbank at the Six Bells Children’s Centre in Margate. Well done to all involved, and a particular shout out to Miss Lebby and Mrs Darvell for organising. https://t.co/kJZx5pVW3L

08/12/21

Welcome to your weekly Wellbeing Wednesday message – This week students are looking at the Mental Cleanse Challenge. Attached are some daily challenges to try! https://t.co/r05IMr3l9f

01/12/21

This Wellbeing Wednesday, we are looking at how music can improve our wellbeing - Research suggests that music can stimulate the body's natural feel good chemicals. It can energise our mood and help us to take control of our feelings. https://t.co/yMvHrIfqEw

26/11/21

Awards Evening gave rise to an experience never to be forgotten by 40 H&C students from years 9, 10 and 11! 20 chefs behind the scenes produced 3200 canapes, 20 others worked 'front of house'. Well done to all who worked so hard; we are very proud of you! https://t.co/6dMLsERfLi

24/11/21

It's Wellbeing Wednesday and there is definitely a chill in the air this week! Some of us can struggle with our mental health and wellbeing during the colder months We have put together some winter themed tips to protect your wellbeing (attached). https://t.co/T7oYznSSVq

24/11/21

Retweeted From Kooth plc

In our new report - Kooth in the Capital, we look at the rise of crisis amongst CYP in , how the pandemic has affected their and how parents & teachers can safely signpost and spot any signs of distress. ⬇️ https://t.co/rpqNj7f2wK

24/11/21

Retweeted From HeadStart Kent

This is a story about Lois, it shows the way HeadStart can support children and young people. It's an oldie but a goodie and we can still offer the support to young people that need it today. Check it out here 👉 https://t.co/GfwghVkr2R

24/11/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

Are you crypto-savvy?💰💻 This week’s guide brings you the basics of cryptocurrency 💲. From Bitcoin to Tezos - what is it, who uses it and what are the potential risks? Download your free guide >> https://t.co/HkE0NiP57x https://t.co/Q3UHfXhTNX

22/11/21

Thanks to everyone who supported us in our fundraising on Friday 19th November, for Children in Need. We held a non-school uniform day, sold Children in Need accessories and raised a whopping £1,576.85 Well done to everyone involved!! https://t.co/iHb0SWqtVH

17/11/21

It's Wellbeing Wednesday! This week we are looking at how acts of kindness can have a positive effect on wellbeing. The expression “it is better to give than receive” is backed by research so have a look at the attached for useful tips. https://t.co/GO4l4DpJfv

15/11/21

CDS students can have their say on local issues by voting in the Kent Youth County Council Elections! Click on the following link to vote from 15th November - 28th November: https://t.co/MsY0gMnWOX... See Miss Butterfield in school if you need any help voting. https://t.co/qeRZhnkeSw

15/11/21

Monday 15th to Friday 15 November is Anti-Bullying Week. The School's student Anti-Bullying Team are carrying out activities with students, such as Random Acts of Kindness, and they are selling anti-bullying wrist bands at break and lunch time. https://t.co/Y7unAMO4vV

13/11/21

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

The isolation caused by covid-19 has underlined how little acts of consideration can break down barriers & brighten the lives of the people around us. That’s why this year’s theme is , highlighting how one kind word can truly make a difference. https://t.co/ovT6wnbCYk

10/11/21

It's Wellbeing Wednesday! This week students are looking at the question of what is good physical wellbeing? Wishing you all a positive week ! https://t.co/auN1OX0jvR

08/11/21

Maths Week England (8-12 Nov) was set up with the goal of ensuring that no child misses out on the opportunities that being a confident and competent mathematician can give them. CDS are running enrichment activities to encourage students' further studying of maths. https://t.co/LYi7QEgMKz

04/11/21

CDS Prefect Instagram - A message to students from the Prefect Team: Welcome back everyone! We hope everybody had a great half term. Every term is a fresh start, every day is an opportunity to strive for more. Challenge yourselves this term! https://t.co/QVs88Es6vw

02/11/21

Thanet Schools Young Artists Festival 2021 is open at The Margate School, with prize giving on Saturday 6 November at 12 noon. Over 600 paintings are being exhibited from Thanet schools and colleges. Free parking is near the Winter Gardens and Trinity Square.

29/10/21

Textiles - In this Year 10 project, students explored the idea of cells linking in with their science studies. They were able to pull their knowledge together to create interesting and experimental observations and fabric pieces. https://t.co/pNjfd7xJjS

29/10/21

UK Parliament Week 1-7 November – Students will receive PSHE sessions based on UK Parliament and the democratic process. There will be a quiz to test knowledge and a school wide vote on a topic that the Debate Team will focus on. https://t.co/aaSsA2gx6T

Pupil Premium Strategy

Aim

The Charles Dickens School (CDS) aims to realise the potential of all its pupils to achieve their very best: this means tackling and overcoming obstacles to achievement and progress caused by material disadvantage; closing attainment and progress gaps; and ensuring full access to the curriculum and wider extra-curricular programme.

Objectives

Targeted support and strategies resulting in every pupil, however financially disadvantaged, being able to:

• improve levels of attainment and progress

• close attainment gaps relative to school averages

• have full access to the curriculum

• access the extra-curricular provision

Background

The Pupil Premium Grant is based on pupils who have been on FSM within the last six years, those pupils within Local Authority care and children of Forces families. At CDS we have a relatively high number of pupils eligible for PP; however, it is important that PP is used effectively. The Pupil Premium Grant is an additional sum of money paid to all schools in order to tackle disadvantage resulting from low income or family circumstance. The amount is calculated on the number of pupils on roll who are currently eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been eligible within the last six years (Ever 6), and children looked after in local authority care. It allows schools to address inequality and provide for the pupils who need it most. The government allows schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils in this setting. Schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families.

Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying school budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. At CDS, we encourage parents to register their child as eligible for free school meals so that the Pupil Premium entitlement can be accessed to support these children. Pupil Premium funding is used flexibly to respond to the needs of our pupils, either individually or in groups. As part of our ethos we are committed to helping all of our pupils to fulfil their potential, regardless of circumstances. We therefore extend help and support, where appropriate, to those pupils who are not eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant but where there is known to be financial hardship.

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