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Rag Week this week in school and Einstein House have got off to a flying start with a mega cake sale this morning!


Our new build is looking amazing!


Thank you for a great Samba workshop. Everybody is looking forward to the Canterbury Festival & opening parade on Saturday!


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


We raised nearly £11k for charity last year & welcomed to collect their chqs


We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students and their parents to our first Open Evening tonight, 6pm-8pm.


Looking forward to welcoming prospective students and parents to School tomorrow for the first of our Open Evenings, 6pm-8pm.


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


Today we are mostly eating cake for - £195 raised!


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


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


Well done to our new equestrian team - 2nd in the National Schools NSEA Show Jumping qualifiers for a place in the championships in October!


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And the 7th student roadshow begins . 4 teams, 50 schools, 5 days


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The sun is shining and the steel frame is almost complete


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


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Barton Court Grammar School development continues with steel frame due to arrive next week;


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


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Christmas Concert at Canterbury Cathedral; great turn out and wonderful choir & orchestra. Proud to be invited as VIP guests


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


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


Amazing Y5 Taster Morning with primary school students getting a taste of lessons in an Ofsted "Outstanding" grammar


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


Open mornings for prospective parents & students on Mon 14 Mar & Wed 16 Mar who may be considering a place at BCGS.


Valentine cupcakes purchased anonymously & delivered to staff and students today with £331 raised for our charities!


3 BCGS students won outstanding recognition in the NCS programme raising £700 for charity & volunteering for 60+ hrs


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


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.


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


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


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Join us on 3 Feb 5pm-7pm for another chance to see our school & talk about the post-16 courses being offered in Sept


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


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Heading to an open day? Check out our top tips before you go!


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


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


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


We raised over £1k, TWICE last year’s total, with Rag Week activities & proceeds to BCGS charities - great fun!


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


Well done to Liberty in Y11 whose design has been chosen for our Christmas Card this year #design#artwork


Great work – students raised £132.48 for Great Ormond Street Bake it Better Campaign and we all enjoyed cakes!

The Journey to Accreditation

We became an accredited Thinking School, by Exeter University CEC, in March 2015.

The Journey so far

  • Thinking Maps training for the Staff Drive Team (9 July 2012)
  • Thinking Maps training to all staff (26 Oct 2012 - Development day)
  • Staff trained to deliver the Thinking Maps to students (6 Nov 2012 - Development Evening)
  • Staff deliver Thinking Maps training to all students (12 Nov 2012 - Enrichment Day)

Year 1: 2012-2013

The main Thinking School focus was Thinking Maps. Led by Ms Benard-Grosso (Accredited Thinking maps trainer)

Additional Foci:

  • Thinker’s Keys Led by Mr Fairfax - to introduce the Thinker Keys in lessons taught by Drive Team.
  • Thinking Hats Led by Mr Duran – to introduce Thinking hats in Tutor time, one session per year group per term.
  • P4C trialed in Y7 club by Ms O'Dell.

Year 2: 2013-2014

The main Thinking School focus will be Thinking Hats Led by Ms Benard-Gross/Mr Duran

Additional Foci:

  • Habits of Mind Led by Drive Team – to introduce the habits in lessons taught by Drive Team - model good practice.
  • Thinker’s keys Led by Drive team - introduce in curriculum lessons where appropriate.
  • Review of Thinking Maps. Ms Benard-Gross/Mr Harvey

Year 3: 2014-2015

The main Thinking School focus will be Habits of Mind Led by Ms Benard-Grosso and Drive Team

Additional Foci:

  • Review of Thinking Hats. Ms Benard-Gross/Mr Duran
  • Continue to train staff on Thinking Maps and Thinking Hats. Ms Benard-Grosso/Mr Harvey
  • Thinkers’ keys Led by Mr Fairfax to be developed further.

By December 2014, three main foci had been introduced and these were starting to become embedded practice in lessons and tutor time by both students and staff. Evidence was collected routinely throughout the three years to support the accreditation process which took place in February 2015.

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