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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.


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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).


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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👉:


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.


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


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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.


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!


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.


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 -


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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💚


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.


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.


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.


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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!


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!


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.


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.


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 ➡️ Other great services to reach out to for support ⬇️


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Be kind to your reflection 💠


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

Know your worth. You are irreplaceable.


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.


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.


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.


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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


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!


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!


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.


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


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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.


All pupils return to CDS on Tuesday 7 September 2021 - We look forward to seeing you all then!


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!


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


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


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.


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


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!


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!


Wellbeing Wednesday Some of the apps and websites to support your wellbeing: NHS MIND


Wellbeing Wednesday Some of the apps and websites to support your mindfulness Headspace Insight timer Smiling mind My life Calm

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