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22/05/24

Sports Leaders from Y9 supported the running of the “Viking Games” at Upton Junior School. They ran sports events on a carousel, introducing the activity and explaining the rules. Pupils were an absolute credit to themselves and to CDS, leading with maturity and professionalism. pic.twitter.com/gPdruBCHZ2

21/05/24

The display of winning entries to the Thanet Schools Young Artists Festival 2024 will be held at The Margate School from 21 May to 27 May. pic.twitter.com/z3IhnwDxis

21/05/24

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21/05/24

Hospitality Skills Club, saw Key Stage 4 pupils make strawberry and cream mochi!It was a steep learning curve, but everybody enjoyed attempting the precision work and the taste of their sweet Japanese treats!Doesn’t the finished mochi look adorable!#cdshospitality pic.twitter.com/yKQBgaAAPV

20/05/24

Y7 pupils took part in an orienteering event at Betteshanger Park. They were given a map of the Park with different numbers on. They had to navigate their way around the Park to find as many of the numbers as they could in one hour.They all had a brilliant time! pic.twitter.com/6enSbmnUEQ

13/05/24

This Mental Health Awareness week, take the time to consider how movement can improve your feelings of wellbeing pic.twitter.com/yfjIC4zJAu

03/05/24

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02/05/24

A group of lucky pupils took a trip to The Lyceum Theatre in the West End to watch a magical performance of the re-imagined musical, The Lion King.This spectacular stage production was an experience exploding in colour, stunning effects, and enchanting music. pic.twitter.com/CQtGAdsAwK

30/04/24

Inclusive Sports recently ran a Football afternoon for young people with SEND needs from surrounding local schools. Our CDS representative was a great ambassador, showing all our school values in encouraging and supporting in all of the activities. pic.twitter.com/UKMPW6CHhj

30/04/24

Representatives from our pupil voice body had the pleasure of attending Thanet District Council’s Climate Change Cabinet Advisory Group. This was to present their findings from their project with Sustrans. pic.twitter.com/KVdDfXAlFQ

29/04/24

Congratulations to our Y7-10 ‘Take it Further’ Task Winners. Fantastic work was submitted including designing a cake and topper, different types of art, geography in the news, cultural food dishes and creative writing. Well done to everyone that submitted work!#cdstakeitfurther pic.twitter.com/DMR3UlDzC9

29/04/24

Today is International Dance Day! The intention is to celebrate dance and bring people together around the world. This term Year 8s are studying “Rock n’ Roll” dance which is a social dance form. Rock n’ Roll is a fast, athletic style that originated from Lindy Hop.#cdsdance pic.twitter.com/tYd1dVbkuY

26/04/24

🏆🎉Shout out to the amazing Charles Dickens School .🎉🏆Their staff surpassed an incredible 12,600 comments on the IRIS Connect platform over the past 18 months. What a testimony to their collaborative PD culture! pic.twitter.com/rdI2M48gCq

25/04/24

CDS is proud to be offering all pupils the opportunity to share a free breakfast in the school canteen. Pupils are invited to come along and fuel their school day with good food and a friendly atmosphere.Any questions can be emailed to Mr Holloway jholloway.kent.sch.uk pic.twitter.com/ZABUOrutsm

25/04/24

Are you looking for services in your area that can offer support for your child as they go through their education journey? KCC SEN are offering an information and guidance session at the Quarterdeck Family Hub on 21 May. Please contact them directly if you would like to attend. pic.twitter.com/iTRnG06B67

25/04/24

CDS ran its careers fair this week, one of the most exciting careers opportunities we offer our pupils during their time with us. Pupils were able to engage with employers from a range of sectors, and have the opportunity to explore a breadth of career pathways. pic.twitter.com/PdDv8tZWTN

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

Labour Market Information

WHAT IS LMI?

Labour Market Information (LMI) can provide us with insights into different jobs and opportunities, telling us what is available now or predicted to be in the future. It can be gathered from a wide array of sources from websites run by Government funded organisations, through to adverts for job vacancies in local papers and online. Even anecdotal sources such as conversations with friends and family can give us information on who maybe recruiting. Each source can provide us with information on the labour market.

Turning it into intelligence, however, is key. To do that it is important to ask yourself, “How was the information gathered, when, by whom and for what purpose?” This will affect what the data is attempting to prove (if biased) or what it may mean for you and your career decisions.

For example: If the data was collected five years ago? How reliable is it? (not very) However, if the data was collected last week it is likely to be more reliable.  

Tools such as http://www.lmiforall.org.uk/cm2/index.html can help us access basic data on different jobs which, is helpful for a broad picture but very generalised.

BE INFORMED

To create a clearer picture, it is important to try and use more than one source of information to get as big a view as possible (much like when you check more than one “customer satisfaction” surveys and “review” sites when buying a car, laptop or new mobile phone). Using more than one source of data increases the odds of accuracy.

TOP TIP: LMI is often seen as a reliable prediction of the future; this isn’t always the case as any forecast is open to fluctuations and change. A good rule of thumb to remember is that the further away the prediction is, the more open to change the forecast will be.

RESEARCH

Research helps you to find out what is possible and is key to understanding what is going on. It can sometimes be a little tricky though so, remember there are plenty of sources of support to help you with this… parents, carers, teachers, friends and your careers adviser! Below we have added some useful LMI web links as well as some downloadable posters which, cover the labour market in Kent; we hope you find them helpful.

Once you have looked at the data and information, it is then YOUR CHOICE what you would like to do in the future.

Good luck with your research!

KENT

Data packs by district: http://www.kelsi.org.uk/skills-and-employability/14-to-19-25-curriculum-pathways/district-data-packs

 

UNITED KINGDOM

UK: https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/

Sector forecasts: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors  

 

E.U & GLOBE

Reports: http://www.oecd.org/employment/

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