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03/10/18

Looking forward to welcoming students and parents to our first Open Evening tomorrow, 4 October. Don't forget to book for the Headteacher's presentation at 7.10pm. 6.10pm is now full. https://t.co/dpBp0fSjc7

14/11/17

Rag Week this week in school and Einstein House have got off to a flying start with a mega cake sale this morning! https://t.co/ESojpNkUTG

12/10/17

Our new build is looking amazing! https://t.co/cORPIpX6aB

12/10/17

Thank you for a great Samba workshop. Everybody is looking forward to the Canterbury Festival & opening parade on Saturday! https://t.co/2zDEpCJOu5

12/10/17

students voted to support you again this year! £4k already raised in just 2 months.

06/10/17

We raised nearly £11k for charity last year & welcomed to collect their chqs https://t.co/D2TmYZ1pGy

05/10/17

We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students and their parents to our first Open Evening tonight, 6pm-8pm. https://t.co/spVNKhZwU6

04/10/17

Looking forward to welcoming prospective students and parents to School tomorrow for the first of our Open Evenings, 6pm-8pm. https://t.co/JOpduqCSfo

02/10/17

Calling on Philip Hammond for urgent action over the severe underfunding of 16-19 education - we need more money!

29/09/17

Today we are mostly eating cake for - £195 raised! https://t.co/WCIxA7nZTZ

29/09/17

Congrats to 13 of our BCGS students shortlisted for the John Downton Art Awards , with work exhibited at County Hall, Maidstone 23 Oct-4 Dec https://t.co/BA9GfHwYUG

14/07/17

Just confirmed that BCGS students and staff have smashed their fund raising target and exceeded £10k for our charities. Amazing work!

21/06/17

Well done to our new equestrian team - 2nd in the National Schools NSEA Show Jumping qualifiers for a place in the championships in October! https://t.co/YDKOL80VxF

20/03/17

Retweeted From Queens' Admissions

And the 7th student roadshow begins . 4 teams, 50 schools, 5 days https://t.co/VP8A5bnQbK

16/03/17

Retweeted From Betteridge & Milsom

The sun is shining and the steel frame is almost complete https://t.co/5ZRUEwoyK7

13/03/17

Looking forward to meeting parents & students who are considering appealing for a Y7 place in September during today's Open Morning 9am-11am

20/02/17

Retweeted From Betteridge & Milsom

Barton Court Grammar School development continues with steel frame due to arrive next week; https://t.co/vCB5rplbBl

01/02/17

Please come along to our Sixth Form Information Evening tonight 5pm-7pm and talk to staff and current students about the courses we offer. https://t.co/gc0J14Q2gN

08/12/16

Retweeted From Betteridge & Milsom

Christmas Concert at Canterbury Cathedral; great turn out and wonderful choir & orchestra. Proud to be invited as VIP guests https://t.co/bU6yONdc1w

08/12/16

Thank you for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed it.

09/11/16

Looking forward to welcoming visitors to our Sixth Form Open Evening tonight, Wednesday 9 November 2016 starting at 6.45pm.

30/06/16

Amazing Y5 Taster Morning with primary school students getting a taste of lessons in an Ofsted "Outstanding" grammar https://t.co/wuqfhabGx5

14/03/16

4 of our students & a teacher have been shortlisted for the Turner Contemporary's Portfolio Art Comp - well done, an amazing achievement!

11/03/16

Open mornings for prospective parents & students on Mon 14 Mar & Wed 16 Mar who may be considering a place at BCGS. https://t.co/sP1T0VV1a6

12/02/16

Valentine cupcakes purchased anonymously & delivered to staff and students today with £331 raised for our charities! https://t.co/X67GNkyUL0

09/02/16

3 BCGS students won outstanding recognition in the NCS programme raising £700 for charity & volunteering for 60+ hrs https://t.co/9Ds5bLWNUh

03/02/16

Don't forget our Sixth Form Information Evening tonight 5pm-7pm come and find out what post-16 courses are on offer https://t.co/qWB11F4kDV

02/02/16

Sixth Form Info Evening Wed 3 Feb, 5pm-7pm. Come along & find out about the subjects that interest you for post-16 study. No need to book.

15/01/16

Smash Up Badminton Club has paid off with our U16 badminton team 2nd in Kent School Games defeating Kent College & Fulston Manor & U14s 3rd

13/01/16

Well done BCGS U14 Girls Basketball team, excellent start to the season with a resounding 48-18 victory against Spires Academy.

12/01/16

Retweeted From UCAS

Unsure how to write your personal statement? This video has heaps of inspiration... https://t.co/yxvXxUEI1M

05/01/16

Join us on 3 Feb 5pm-7pm for another chance to see our school & talk about the post-16 courses being offered in Sept https://t.co/vRsZy5sDX1

18/12/15

Thank you to all staff, students & parents who have contributed to the Canterbury Food Bank with outstanding generosity

03/12/15

Retweeted From UCAS

Heading to an open day? Check out our top tips before you go! https://t.co/Ia4I5KGA6X https://t.co/AwbSuKbp2F

03/12/15

We raised £122.27 for this year’s Poppy Appeal. Well done staff, students and visitors

27/11/15

We've raised £4757 in just 3 months for our 5 chosen charities + Jeans for Genes Day & the MacMillan Coffee Morning. Amazing work!

27/11/15

Good luck to everyone taking part in the District Cross Country today, especially BCGS students – all 32 of them!

25/11/15

We raised over £1k, TWICE last year’s total, with Rag Week activities & proceeds to BCGS charities - great fun! https://t.co/4HZsS06JaX

25/11/15

Our Carol Service at Canterbury Cathedral on 8 Dec will feature the appropriately named Joseph in Y7 singing Once in Royal David’s City

20/11/15

Well done to Liberty in Y11 whose design has been chosen for our Christmas Card this year #design#artwork https://t.co/ar3syc7PaV

Introduction

Students’ personal development and well-being are outstanding” OFSTED 2014

 

Introduction

At Barton Court we pride ourselves on high standards of pastoral care from Y7 through to Y13. Each student is placed into a carefully chosen tutor group upon joining the school, based on the child’s preference, parental preference and advice from the primary school teachers which is sought during our transition program.

The pastoral support structure for each year group is as follows:

House System Structure

The pastoral scheme of work is carefully designed by the Head of Year to cover key issues that are of importance in the year group. This supports the PSHEE provision delivered in bespoke lessons across the academic year, and within religious, philosophy and ethics lessons.

HeadStart

To support pastoral care at Barton Court, we have a strong team of fully trained peer mentors who are fully trained through our involvement with HeadStart Kent to support other students in the school. We are the only Grammar School in the Canterbury District to be chosen for this initiative, which aims to support young people by developing their skills of resilience and perseverance as they take the steps into young adulthood. The school boasts a fully refurbished and staffed ‘Wellbeing’ room in the old school house; this is a specialist room developed and led by our Deputy Senco, which provides a space within school for students to relax and discuss any issues, including strategies to move forward. The wellbeing room also hosts lunchtime mindfulness sessions for students, and provides a space for our 50+ trained peer mentors to be available for drop in sessions during break and lunch. We also have full provision to support the mental wellbeing of our learners, through access to school counsellors and external agencies where required.

Through the pastoral care system, all students can feel supported in order that they are able to self-actualise and fulfil their ambitions.

Full detail of the Headstart project, along with associated resources can be found here: http://www.headstartkent.org.uk/

 

The excellent relationship between students and their teachers lies at the heart of the School’s success” - OFSTED 2014

 

PSHEE

A comprehensive PSHEE & SMSC program is delivered via Religious, Philosophy and Ethics lessons, daily tutor periods, Enrichment Days and Enrichment weeks. Over 2 calendared weeks per academic year is given over to enrichment to ensure our students develop wider skills alongside academic excellence. Older students mentor younger students to help with individual subject study, organizational skills, homework and revision. Learning Mentors are also available to support students, if required, with their learning. Specialist staff are available to provide careers advice, health advice and the School does provide an independent counselling service.

 The Form Tutor and Heads of Year are responsible for the care and support of students along with their academic progress by working closely with parents. This positive and effective partnership between home and School is a key strength of Barton Court and ensures that children’s well-being and personal development are outstanding.

Houses

There are five houses at Barton Court Grammar School. Each year group is divided into house based tutor groups:

House System

The House system is designed to foster a sense of community and healthy competition. Houses compete in sporting events, charity fundraising and other house competitions throughout the year. Barton Court points gained by students for academic, community and extracurricular excellence are totalled at the end of each year for the house cup, which is presented to the winning house. Each house is led by a member of the leadership team and Sixth Form house captains. The culminates at the end of the year with one house winning the prestigous Barton Court House Cup.