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09/05/24

Late in March, students enjoyed our latest careers fair. Thank you to the local businesses and course providers for coming along to inspire our students. Read about the event at: https://t.co/QGVstdWTw4 pic.twitter.com/4d8FyqTefK

06/03/24

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12/12/23

Thank you to Abbie from , one of our school charities, for coming in last week to talk to our students about the work they do.We are looking forward to continuing to raise lots of money to support their cause. pic.twitter.com/6fWGNjA7FO

12/12/23

We're extremely proud of Toral in Y12 who was selected to play for the first ever U18 female Barbarians squad this weekend. The team was selected to play against Rugby School to celebrate 200 years of rugby union. An amazing experience and an excellent achievement. pic.twitter.com/mMtZfPMjyf

17/11/23

There's a real & growing concern re how many young people share inappropriate images online, leading to potential exploitation, blackmail & harm from a young age & leaving a lasting digital footprint. If you share it, you're involved. Speak to the DSL team if you've concerns. pic.twitter.com/LNQ3U09XeH

16/11/23

We were delighted to welcome the BBC Bitesize Careers Roadshow last week. Students learnt about a wide variety of career pathways in fashion, TV production & academia which many found very helpful and interesting pic.twitter.com/dhjOOePsQ0

09/11/23

Y12 Health & Social Care students enjoyed a visit to Medicine, Health & Social Care Dept's Simulation Suite. With dummies that can be programmed to simulate different disorders students practiced their CPR skills & saw who was the most accurate with compressions! pic.twitter.com/UCylXt9upM

09/11/23

We are looking for three new Exam Invigilators so if you, or anyone you know, is interested please click the link below:https://t.co/jognYVbWWF

08/11/23

We were delighted to open the Schools’ Lunchtime Concerts at this year's Canterbury Festival. Y7-Y13 students presented a variety of styles & the Barton Manor Djembe Drummers, who were the opening act joined us. The organizers described it as “a hard act to follow". pic.twitter.com/RwxQqiyS24

30/10/23

Y11 enjoyed a great trip to The Globe last term to see a production of Macbeth. They really enjoyed the immersive experience of being a "groundling" with some having lines delivered directly to them! pic.twitter.com/3EVO0LLwpB

25/10/23

🚨 it’s coming 🚨 We know it’s a ‘bit’ early but we have to get ready. Team up with family/friends/colleagues this November to help us help those who need it pic.twitter.com/UxfWbgwEgD

25/10/23

We are seeking an Attendance & Cover Officer to work term time only. Should you, or someone you know, be interested, please click the link below.https://t.co/ZHSU1P9JfN

24/10/23

Amazing self portrait from a student in Y8 in the style of Kehinde Wiley who the year group have been studying.#art pic.twitter.com/VbI9F0kuyB

23/10/23

🚨 it’s coming 🚨 We know it’s a ‘bit’ early but we have to get ready. Team up with family/friends/colleagues this November to help us help those who need it pic.twitter.com/UxfWbgwEgD

17/10/23

Y5 students from local primary schools discovered last week what it's like to learn languages at BCGS. They did a language session on pets & a cultural one on the Festival of Lights! Workshops are held regularly for primary school students to discover what life is like at BCGS. pic.twitter.com/C19F3HmDcu

12/10/23

We're very proud of this group of students who won the KSSA Annual Regatta School Trophy at Whitstable for BCGS! All the hard work and dedication paid off. pic.twitter.com/pBdlLrFrk1

12/10/23

The ever-popular Spanish Exchange took 30 students ranging from Y9 to Y13 to Madrid last week to learn all about Spanish lifestyle & culture. While immersed in the language they enjoyed an amazing week full of activities with great weather & fantastic traditional Spanish cuisine pic.twitter.com/r3qXMkfw1v

09/10/23

Congratulations to two of our Y13 students who were short-listed for the Canterbury Festival Poetry Comp 2023. Gideon was awarded 1st place & Alicia 2nd place in the 16-18 category from a field of over 400 poems submitted from a host of other Kent schools. pic.twitter.com/gbg8f5YxoQ

09/10/23

We are looking for an Attendance & Cover Officer to start at BCGS as soon as possible. If you, or someone you know, is interested please click the link below for more information.https://t.co/ZHSU1P9JfN

28/09/23

Yesterday's guide summarized what trusted adults need to know about the potential dangers of vaping for young people. pic.twitter.com/0U9RSSGOnO

23/09/23

The BCGS community raised a massive £18,789 for our chosen charities last year & This exceeded our target of £15k and as a result we are aiming to raise £20k this academic year for the charities students choose in the coming weeks

23/09/23

Our talented Asst Site Manager has been at it again taking fantastic pictures of the Canterbury skyline from our roof! pic.twitter.com/uNSZnMj6pZ

02/08/23

We're delighted to be awarded status which recognises the value we place on music both within the curriculum & through extra curricular activities & events. Thank you for recommending us. We'll use this to develop links with partners & expand our provision pic.twitter.com/m1DoNrxNRQ

27/07/23

Students had a brilliant time visiting .Yet another great activity filled day in our Enrichment Week at the end of last term. pic.twitter.com/ewM3W3xSrD

24/07/23

We were delighted to welcome students from Zhangjiagang Liangfeng International School in China at the end of term. They shadowed their BCGS buddy & participated in enrichment activities, such as Sports Day, calligraphy, cooking, the cinema, orienteering & a tour of Canterbury. pic.twitter.com/EtazSo9Lvu

PSHE

Barton Court Grammar School believes that PSHE education is important to help our students develop into well-rounded members of society, who are able to make a positive contribution to their community. We aim to provide students with an excellent holistic education to develop the whole person, which will serve as a basis for a successful and fulfilling future in their professional and personal lives. We aim to motivate students to achieve their academic potential and strive for excellence, develop core employment capabilities and transferable skills, and to provide students with their statutory entitlement to a wide range of opportunities and guidance to help them prepare for adult life. As part of Barton Court’s whole-school approach, PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes students need to thrive as individuals, family members, and members of society.

Students learn best when they are happy and valued, supported, challenged and encouraged. At Barton Court Grammar School we take care to ensure our students’ PSHE education is both enriching and enjoyable. Academic excellence is at the heart of our school, but we nurture equally creativity, personal and physical development, independence, and inquiring minds. Barton Court’s PSHE education curriculum is integrated into our relationships, sex, and health education (RSHE), and the pastoral programme. The curriculum is supported by subjects across the school in its delivery, particularly through Tutor Time, Enrichment Days, assemblies, RPE, and Science.

Our students and staff endeavour to treat each other equitably, fairly, with kindness, and with mutual respect. At all times, staff and students are encouraged to show a high regard for the needs and feelings of others through their actions and words. The needs and interests of all students will be promoted through an inclusive and varied PSHE education curriculum at Barton Court.

Barton Court’s PSHE education is a planned, developmental programme of learning, through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding, and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. The opportunities provided in Barton Court’s PSHE programme equip students to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible, and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising, and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning, career choices, and in achieving economic wellbeing. Throughout their time at Barton Court, students are provided with opportunities to reflect on, and clarify their own values and attitudes and to explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.

Barton Court recognises the role of effective PSHE education in contributing to personal development by helping students to build their confidence, resilience, and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices, and understand what influences their decisions. Students are encouraged to recognise, accept, and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Students are supported to develop an understanding of themselves, empathy, and the ability to work with others to form and maintain good relationships. This enables them to develop the essential skills for future employability, and better enjoy and manage their lives.

The PSHE education programme at Barton Court aims to make a significant contribution to students’ spiritual, moral, social, and cultural (SMSC) development and supports students’ understanding of the importance of British Values in creating a fair, inclusive, and safe local and national community. All staff are aware of the school’s statutory responsibility to promote students wellbeing and are committed to ensuring that students’ behaviour and safety supports everyone’s wellbeing. All staff, Senior Leaders, Directors, and Governors understand the essential role Barton Court’s comprehensive PSHEE provision plays in contributing to the safeguarding of our students.

In summary, the aim for PSHE education is to provide students with:

  • accurate, balanced, and relevant knowledge
  • opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding
  • opportunities to explore, clarify, and if necessary challenge, their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights, and responsibilities
  • the skills, language, and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible, and balanced lives
  • opportunities to develop positive personal attributes such as resilience, self-confidence, self-esteem, and empathy

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