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21/06/24

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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

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

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

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

Safeguarding

General Safeguarding

Our students' wellbeing is important to us. If you have any safeguarding concerns please contact our Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Kettle, Miss Aubry, Miss Tyler, Mr Lee, Mrs Roden and Mr Shepperson. We welcome and encourage parents and carers to contact the Designated Safeguarding Leads to discuss any issues.

Our Safeguarding Policy is available here: View / Download

Information on contacting the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) for safeguarding is available here: View / Download


Online Safety

Responsible use of Social Media and Mobile Phones

In today's social media age, children now have access to each other more than ever via social media and their mobile phones and devices.  As a school we strongly encourage clear boundaries on using phones and the Internet. Parents and guardians should not allow their children to play age inappropriate video games or to attend age inappropriate events.

Parents and guardians, as bill payers, have a responsibility for how mobile phones are used and can install controls on phones enabling them to filter which games, apps and websites their child can use, as well as monitor their usage. Be open and transparent with your child and discuss how they use their phone to help them understand what is appropriate and what is expected of them. 

We regularly publish information for parents and carers about the use of the Internet and social media and hope the links below are helpful to you:


Operation Encompass

At The Charles Dickens School we work in partnership with Kent Police and Children’s Services to identify and provide appropriate support to pupils who have experienced domestic violence in their household; this scheme is called Operation Encompass.

The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in or are witness to a domestic abuse incident. Domestic abuse impacts on children in a number of ways. Children are at increased risk of physical injury during an incident, either by accident or because they attempt to intervene. Even when not directly injured, children are greatly distressed by witnessing the physical and emotional suffering of a parent.

Encompass has been created to highlight this situation. It is the implementation of key partnership working between the police and schools. The aim of sharing information with local schools is to allow ‘Key Adults’ the opportunity of engaging with the child and to provide access to support that allows them to remain in a safe but secure familiar environment. 

In order to achieve this, the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub will share police information of all domestic incidents where one of our pupils has been present, with the Designated Safeguarding Lead(s) (DSL).  On receipt of any information, the DSL or DDSL will decide on the appropriate support the child requires, this should be covert dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.  All information sharing and resulting actions will be undertaken in accordance with Kent Police and MASH Encompass Protocol Data Sharing Agreement.  We will record this information and store this information in accordance with the record keeping procedures.

The purpose and procedures in Operation Encompass have been shared with all parents and governors. Further information can be found by clicking on the following link: https://www.operationencompass.org

At The Charles Dickens School our Key Adult (DSL) is Mrs Kettle, our Safeguarding Managers are; Miss Aubry and Miss Tyler.

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Time Capsule Planting at Copperfield Court June 14th 2024

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KS3 Cooking Club June 13th 2024

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Everybody's Talking About Jamie Theatre Trip June 07th 2024

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