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19/04/24

Kooth are running virtual parent support sessions on Monday 22 April at 1pm and again on Thursday 25 April at 6pm and each will last for 45 minutes. You can sign up using the link below. https://t.co/6veNMYfZuh#cdswellbeing

19/04/24

Our Year 9 and 10 dancers took part in a workshop with Portia Oti of Zoonation Dance Company. They learnt professional repertoire from Kate Prince’s ‘Message in a Bottle’ and developed it with their own transitions. Everyone worked hard but had a great time!#cdscapa pic.twitter.com/cef2jMVew3

19/04/24

Pupils visited Canterbury Cathedral and attended a workshop in the archives followed by a guided tour of the Cathedral. Pupils in our photograph are looking at the St Lawrence parish records from the 1700s.#cdshistory pic.twitter.com/cnYQ9MLIe0

19/04/24

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18/04/24

Welcome to our weekly Wellbeing message!This week we are looking at how setting goals can support wellbeing.#cdswellbeing pic.twitter.com/s3ajJ1FwLe

18/04/24

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18/04/24

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12/04/24

CDS is looking to appoint an Assistant Head of Year (term time only plus 2 staff development days). If you, or someone you know, have the knowledge and skills to fulfil this role, please follow the link below to the full advertisement.https://t.co/7wLuvissDm#cdsrecruitment pic.twitter.com/Yfz8Zc7JE0

09/04/24

The final Hospitality skills workshop in T4 focused on high level fish skills under the guidance of our very own fish expert, and Leith's trained chef, Ms Grossmith. Pupils filleted, skinned and pan fried flat fish and then dressed it with some beurre noisette. pic.twitter.com/a7OG6WHfhd

28/03/24

Our Pupil Voice team went to Broadstairs and St Peter’s Town Council to observe their Environment Committee meeting. It was a great chance for the Team to see local democracy in action and have the chance to learn more about the work of committees within the Town Council. pic.twitter.com/eIvUa9d8cU

27/03/24

On Sunday the clocks go forward! As the weather becomes a little warmer, this gives us a pleasant feeling that summer isn’t too far away. There are lots of ways the extra daylight will improve our wellbeing and encourage that feel good chemical in our brain. pic.twitter.com/vFzpITsDaZ

27/03/24

Pupils took 2 days off timetable for Cultural Capital. They took part in an exciting variety of activities from the wizarding world of Harry Potter, to chocolate piping, trips to Rochester and Chatham Dockyards, debate skills, West Side Story projects and dance masterclasses! pic.twitter.com/7Bk7sPgzDl

26/03/24

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25/03/24

Y10 Mathematicians went to Canterbury Academy to take part in a problem solving day. There were 16 teams competing and our team did very well coming 4th, and 5th overall, coming 2nd in the most challenging round, and going on to win the best teamwork prize.#cdsy10 pic.twitter.com/KbStpsZMN1

20/03/24

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20/03/24

Y7 pupils were rewarded for their excellent attainment, attendance and behaviour this week and the top 100 were taken to the newly refurbished Elev8 in Westwood Cross. Pupils had a fantastic time at this energised venue. Well done to all who were eligible for the trip! pic.twitter.com/wnhpuNYh0m

20/03/24

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18/03/24

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18/03/24

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14/03/24

Y11 HSC pupils enjoyed a trip to the Canterbury Christ Church University Health and Social Care Simulation Suite. They were thought provoked and inspired by many interesting and engaging activities linked to higher education and future careers in the NHS and Social Care. pic.twitter.com/AYn0TrHDob

14/03/24

Y9 HSC pupils enjoyed workshops provided by the Canterbury Christ Church University Health and Social Care Outreach and Engagement Team. They took part in lots of activities. A very interesting and engaging session, enjoyed by all who took part.#cdsy9 pic.twitter.com/0wNLFC47Sb

13/03/24

is a crusade to drive change showing that football can, and should, be played by girls. You may have heard about it in the news a few days ago. This year’s event coincided with International Women’s Day, and we took Year 10 pupils to the event hosted at Ramsgate FC pic.twitter.com/c3DbVKvKjY

13/03/24

Y8 pupils took part in a dodgeball tournament in Folkestone playing different schools from all over Kent.Pupils worked extremely hard and played brilliantly, showing great teamwork and commitment. CDS played 9 games and finished the tournament undefeated! Well done! pic.twitter.com/fexje8fz6h

13/03/24

CMK Connect Programme is an opportunity for you to get active, take time for self-care, make new connections, learn new skills, develop positive habits, build confidence, and boost your overall wellbeing.More information can be found at their websitehttps://t.co/ixb7zNlCEQ pic.twitter.com/JbQknF5NYn

13/03/24

Any Year 9 girls interested in Engineering? This Summer School opportunity is fantastic!Sign yourself up!https://t.co/CELL4ULMtz#cdsDT

Attendance Improvement Manager - TTO + 2 SDD

Type of Position:Attendance Improvement Manager
Subject:Administration
Salary:BCAT 6 - £18,544-£19,787 (full time equivalent £21,801-£23,262)
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: Tuesday 21 February 2023 @ 9am

The School

The Charles Dickens School is a rapidly-improving, non-selective 11-18 school located in Broadstairs, Kent. We have a vision and a determination to provide our community with an excellent school and we are making great strides towards this. Our results in 2022 identify us as the most improved school in Kent (out of 101 secondary schools) and one of the most improved schools in the country.

To work here is to embrace the challenges of an economically-diverse community and understand the influence education has in addressing social immobility.  There are few schools in the country where a teacher’s ability to change lives is so evident. Without hyperbole, this is a career-defining mission. We’re looking for brilliant people to join us on our journey.

The School has excellent facilities. All rooms are equipped with state-of-the art electronic interactive whiteboards. There are excellent specialist facilities for sport, hospitality, engineering, dance, drama, music and art. We have a Specialist Resource Provision for visually-impaired children. We offer and value a broad curriculum aimed at promoting talent beyond traditional academic subjects. Our significant investment in professional development drives colleagues’ continuous improvement. This is a place where everyone improves regardless of their career stage.

The Charles Dickens School is part of Barton Court Academy Trust, a small, ambitious Trust which also comprises a high achieving grammar school, Barton Court Grammar School and Barton Manor School, a new non-selective school which opened in September 2022.

The Post

We are looking for an Attendance Improvement Manager for KS3 (Y7-8) to manage and oversee all issues relating to attendance in these year groups.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate improvement in attendance rates, reducing student absence and engaging with families to support them and ensure they fulfil their legal responsibilities.  In addition you will be completing tasks allocated by the Attendance Improvement Manager for KS4 as appropriate.

Previous experience with a knowledge of safeguarding and policies and procedures would be desirable but training will be given.

Candidates should be reliable, motivated, assertive and keen to make a difference.

Hours of work are 37 per week, 8am-4pm Mon-Thu and 8am-3.30pm Fri with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday 21 February 2023 @ 9am. 

How To Apply

Applications for this post should be made online only using the School’s application form. CVs will not be accepted. Visit the website and click on Recruitment for more information. Please email your application to recruitment@cds.kent.sch.uk. If you wish to discuss the post or to arrange a visit, please contact Mrs A Ormsby, Personnel Assistant.

In line with KCSIE 2022 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and any relevant information found concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children will be discussed at interview stage.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early and proceed to interview upon receipt of a number of suitably qualified applications. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In accordance with our safeguarding practices, we are unable to accept CV’s.

The Charles Dickens School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application via the Disclosure & Barring Service and a check against the ISA Barred List for Children.