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21/06/24

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20/06/24

We know that the Summer holidays can increase social isolation for some pupils, spending more time inside and on their mobile phones. are encouraging young people to get outside and “go somewhere good” this summer holiday. https://t.co/rj9SHPJzeV#GoSomewhereGood pic.twitter.com/OsTJQMxeQE

19/06/24

sharing their journey as a and it's role in sustained school improvement. What worked, the challenges faced and how to build a culture of pic.twitter.com/8UYgOkDHNW

19/06/24

This week’s recipe was all about a comforting and healthy ramen bowl.Making their own stock, garnishes, and seared chicken, KS4 Hospitality Club pupils smashed “Cook Wagamama” week 3!#cdshospitality pic.twitter.com/daJLuTjiJ2

17/06/24

This free workshop is brought to you by Broadstairs and St Peter’s Town Council. There are limited spaces so make sure that you book a space today. To book email retorthouse.gov.uk or call us on 01843 263609. Limited spaces available. pic.twitter.com/l6oF7pPwzc

14/06/24

We were delighted to be invited to a Time Capsule planting at the newly opened, Copperfield Court care home. Our new head pupils planted a time capsule, to be opened in 2074. We wonder what they'll think of what's in there when it’s opened 50 years from now! pic.twitter.com/GVpfXTpJPH

14/06/24

This week pupils were tasked with making either chilli squid, with dipping sauce, or bang bang cauliflower.Both dishes were presented professionally and tasted amazing!Look out for our next post as it’s Ramen week next week!#cdshospitality pic.twitter.com/8eOs665Iob

12/06/24

Congratulations to CDS TA Alice, who is the Overall Winner of the Heart of KAB Appreciation Award.We are so proud of the work she does in school with our VI pupils, offering a tremendous amount of encouragement & support, and opening doors of opportunity for them. pic.twitter.com/jZ0UPX33XE

12/06/24

Year 10 are creating some fantastic work in their Visual Arts lessons and so we wanted to celebrate and share with you some of the great work being developed across the department.#cdsvisualarts pic.twitter.com/LwO5avuo3P

12/06/24

KS3 Food Club did a great job creating their own Cake Pops in Food Club – Just as good as you’d find in a well-known high street coffee shop, we reckon!Well done team, they look amazing!#cdsfoodclub pic.twitter.com/9HqclDy9xL

07/06/24

Dance pupils had the opportunity to go to the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury to watch the musical ‘Everybody’s Talking about Jamie’. This musical has become part of the dance curriculum and so this theatre trip will give pupils a deeper understanding of the course.#cdsdance pic.twitter.com/i5HBEKkORV

07/06/24

Year 9 Visual Arts pupils have Just completed their “natural forms” project exploring the work of everyone from Henry Moore to Georgia O’Keeffe.#cdsvisualarts pic.twitter.com/gXuWYcsfJZ

07/06/24

Year 7 Visual Arts pupils have recently completed a Hundertwasser landscape project with some very colourful outcomes and are now working on studies of bugs.#cdsvisualarts pic.twitter.com/AVjimSMZNa

06/06/24

The first Wagamama cooking club was a resounding success with KS4 pupils making a chicken katsu curry with sticky rice. I’m sure you’ll agree the outcome looks very professional!#cdshospitality pic.twitter.com/3T078Y7eRH

05/06/24

Today is World Environment Day; the perfect day to consider how you can make small changes to improve the impact that we all have on the world around us. Here are ten easy ways to achieve actions, that we can all try! pic.twitter.com/DA666t0FjM

04/06/24

We’re celebrating Gypsy, Roma and traveller history month this June by taking the time to explore what family means to us. Pupils will be attending an assembly and will be able to enter a national art competition where they can express what family means to them.#GRTHM24” pic.twitter.com/VBTpBwUGTR

04/06/24

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04/06/24

June is Pride Month, members of the Pride youth network have been making banners to celebrate. pic.twitter.com/ckYTXRAcoQ

24/05/24

Wishing everyone a happy half term break.We look forward to seeing all pupils return on Monday 3 June, for the final term of this academic year! pic.twitter.com/bcJ0IXry2M

24/05/24

With half term next week it’s important that we give ourselves permission to do what ever we need to do to recharge our wellbeing batteries. pic.twitter.com/liNMeB4U5S

24/05/24

One of our pupils recently completed a project for her AQA coursework. She decided to incorporate her love for textiles by creating a unique item for her baby cousin, a combination blanket and bag.We think you'll agree this is a beautiful gift for a family member to treasure! pic.twitter.com/EgVL2N5hzM

24/05/24

Pupils enjoyed working on their Term 5 Engineering Club project, making ping pong bats! We finally tested them all out on the table tennis tables in our Fitness Suite!Pupils should look out for the new Club poster for next term, when we will be making a pucket game!’ pic.twitter.com/XChbkqmXw7

23/05/24

The NHS Immunisation Team will be in school on 6 and 7 June for TD/IPV MENACWY vaccinations. pic.twitter.com/3GXQ09C1l5

Second in Mathematics (TLR2b - £5,361)

Type of Position:Second in Mathematics
Subject:Mathematics
Salary:UPS/MPS + TLR2b (£5,361)
Start Date:January 2024 or sooner
Closing Date: Monday 19 June 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.

Our recent Ofsted Inspection in March 2023 graded the School "Good" in every category. 

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 

A highly qualified Second in Mathematics assigned to a Key Stage is required to start in January 2024 or sooner.  This offers an excellent opportunity to work in a forward-thinking department with supportive colleagues and would suit an enthusiastic candidate who is looking to broaden their expertise.  The School offers excellence in professional development and is looking for an individual who can deliver outstanding teaching and learning.  

Deadline for applications is Friday 23 June 2023 @ 9.00am.  Early applications are encouraged and will be considered before the deadline.

How To Apply

Applications for this post should be made online only using the School’s application form. 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.