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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

22/10/21

Retweeted From HeadStart Kent

Life can get really tough sometimes, but talking can help. The team are available 24/7 to provide expert support no matter what you are going through. Don’t suffer in silence: Text the word Kent to 85258 or phone 0800 107 0160 for free confidential support at any time. https://t.co/31YMGH1ncu

20/10/21

Welcome to your Wellbeing Wednesday message, the last of Term 1! This week students are looking at how having a positive mindset is good for our Wellbeing. https://t.co/QjWhWlI7Oo

15/10/21

Retweeted From Kooth plc

Join us, as we celebrate this October! We'll continue to share resources and discussions celebrating black history and experiences. If you need a safe space to celebrate or talk, you can find support from the community over on Kooth and Qwell (by Kooth). https://t.co/kOMMLYKj8h

15/10/21

Retweeted From HeadStart Kent

Young people can still sign up and take part in Kent Youth County Council (KYCC) elections until Tues 19th October! Here's the link to register and lots of other information about KYCC👉: https://t.co/hrC7PghNgv https://t.co/TNxx1lrfmp

15/10/21

CDS Prefect Instagram Post: Black Poetry Day on Sunday October 17th celebrates the importance of black heritage and literacy. Here we celebrate Langston Hughes' poem 'Dreams', that encourages readers to hold onto their dreams despite life's adversities. https://t.co/Ki58D8XHol

13/10/21

Welcome to your weekly wellbeing Wednesday message! This week students are looking at how eating healthy affects your wellbeing. For more information see the attached and please click on to the link to the NHS site https://t.co/QpaQQCQkF8 https://t.co/RLusKaYzuI

13/10/21

Retweeted From Barton Manor School

Barton Manor School is looking for LGB Govs to join them in Jan 2022. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Trust to help implement the vision, ethos & direction of our new free school click the link below or retweet to spread the word. https://t.co/JqhtzCvv49 https://t.co/WcNV2KxhgA

11/10/21

Following our Open Evening last week, we are hosting Open Mornings this week on Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th October. The School will open it's doors to Year 6 families from 9am until 11am, so if you were unable to make the Open Evening, please come along! https://t.co/ginpIjw7MZ

08/10/21

We are seeking to recruit a Second in Mathematics (KS3). Check out the job description and if you are suitably qualified and feel that you would be an asset to us, please apply. The closing date for applications is Monday 18 October. https://t.co/Ukl0qCBot1 https://t.co/dgWarKbTb6

06/10/21

Welcome to your weekly Wellbeing Wednesday message - This week we are raising awareness for Mental Health. It is World Mental Health Day on Sunday 10 October this year - https://t.co/FArVQ3HsuV

06/10/21

Retweeted From WorldMentalHealthDay

TODAY IS WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY! Let's make top trending. Attention on social media can lead to more awareness and give a higher priority worldwide. Please help us to reach as many people as possible by retweeting and using our hashtag💚 https://t.co/apqIwefHac

29/09/21

Welcome to your weekly Wellbeing Wednesday message! This week we are looking at how a daily check in with yourself can improve your wellbeing - This daily mental health habit can make a big difference. https://t.co/chay71uEIo

24/09/21

Today we celebrated the European Day of Languages at The Charles Dickens School. Our celebrations included; A European themed bake off, a poster competition, Treasure hunts, Tutor sessions and European treats in the canteen for students to try. https://t.co/qeRReZt4pg

24/09/21

Macmillan coffee morning staff bake off - Judges were hard placed to pick a winner but looked for artistic presentation, taste and texture in the bakes. Our star baker award today goes to the chocolate/Oreo bake. https://t.co/7Ezm5K7pLi

23/09/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

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23/09/21

Art - These are Year 10 observations inspired by the work of Sarah Graham. Students took photographs of toys and, after selecting an area, are in the process of transferring these to canvas using acrylic paint. I think you will agree, these are starting to look great! https://t.co/TtyvrS1tPs

21/09/21

We are looking forward to enjoying lots of cake on Friday 24th September to support MacMillan Cancer! Students will be joining in a bake sale, and staff will hold a “bake off” to raise extra funds! https://t.co/r5FQwu8P2F

21/09/21

We are looking to recruit Teaching Assistants (multiple roles available) and a Specialist Teaching Assistant. Please look at the job advertisements if you feel that you could be an asset to our school. Deadline for applying is 30/09/2021. https://t.co/ibDvGXSgAo https://t.co/oAvE3bG52J

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.

Local Governing Body Members to start in January 2022 for Barton Manor School

Type of Position:Local Governing Body Member for Barton Manor School
Subject:Local Governing Body
Salary:Voluntary
Start Date:January 2022
Closing Date: Friday 26 November 2021 @ 9am

The Barton Court Academy Trust seeks to appoint Local Governing Body (LGB) Governors for Barton Manor School

The Trust

Barton Court Academy Trust (BCAT) is a multi-academy Trust which was established in 2017.

It currently consists of two secondary schools: Barton Court Grammar School, an 11-18 years, mixed selective school in the heart of Canterbury, rated “Good” with many outstanding features by Ofsted in February 2020, and The Charles Dickens School, an 11-16 years mixed non-selective school in Broadstairs, which came out of special measures and is rated “Requires Improvement” by Ofsted in June 2019 and is a rapidly improving school.

The Trust is also opening Barton Manor Free School, an 11–18 years non-selective mixed school in the heart of Canterbury on the former Chaucer School site in September 2022 to Year 7.

What does an LGB Governor do?

The role of LGB Governor is a voluntary one, requiring a high degree of commitment and confidentiality.  It is a thinking and questioning role, not a "doing" role. Governors are responsible for ensuring that the vision, ethos and strategic direction are implemented and are responsible for holding the Headteacher and senior leaders to account for the performance of the School.

  • Contribute to the strategic discussions at LGB meetings.
  • Hold senior leaders to account by monitoring the School's performance.
  • Ensure the school staff have the resources and support they require to do their jobs well and that the way in which those resources are used has impact.
  • When required, to serve on panels with Directors of the Trust.
  • Attending the Local Governing Body Meetings regularly.
  • Attend briefings/training events run by KCC.

What skills are we looking for?

  • Dealing with colleagues at all levels;
  • Ability to challenge constructively and help find solutions;
  • An appreciation of the value of education.

Time Commitment

  • 6 meetings a year, each lasting approximately 2 hours, there is an expectation to have read’ documents sent in advance for the meeting
  • Monitoring Visits in school 2-3 times per year
  • Governor professional development which includes, but not exclusive to, annual online Governor training to include Safeguarding, Prevent and GDPR and a governor training event 1 x ½ day in the year
  • Invitation to school events on an ad-hoc non-compulsory basis.

What are the benefits of becoming an LGB Governor?

  • Professional development through a range of training courses;
  • Being able to take skills back to the workplace: reading and interpreting data, understanding the curriculum and making sure resources are used effectively and efficiently are just a few of the areas involved;
  • Building relationships through a network of professional local people;
  • Gaining an insight into how schools operate and identifying other ways that business can become more involved;
  • Knowing that you are doing something very worthwhile for your community.

If you feel the role of LGB Governor is one that you could contribute to, then please send your CV and a brief personal statement giving information about your skills to clerk@bartoncourt.org

Deadline for applications is Friday 26 November 2021 @ 9am

The Barton Court Academy Trust 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 check against the ISA Barred List for Children.