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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.


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


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!


We are looking for three new Exam Invigilators so if you, or anyone you know, is interested please click the link below:


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".


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!


🚨 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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


Yesterday's guide summarized what trusted adults need to know about the potential dangers of vaping for young people.


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


Our talented Asst Site Manager has been at it again taking fantastic pictures of the Canterbury skyline from our roof!


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


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


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.


What an amazing time students had in Lake Garda, visiting Sirmione, Malcesine and Verona. Very hot days required squeezing in some time for dips in the pool and delicious Italian ice cream. So great to have Italy back in our Enrichment Week activities again!


We dodged the rain at Sports Day this year, however, some fantastic performances shone through with two new school records.The overall victors were Turing with 846 points. Well done to all students involved in an excellent day.


Yet another amazing school production, The Addams Family! Everyone involved worked so hard for months leading up to the 3 nights and deservedly they had rave reviews!


Y12 students visited to explore the latest advances in science & accessed & listened to over 300 scientists at the forefront of their field including Helen Sharman. The Summer Science Exhibition offers a unique opportunity to explore the science shaping our future.


Students & staff are raising money for by completing a sponsored sleepout. There's a GoFundMe Page to make a donation to support the students in changing lives within Canterbury. All money donated goes directly to Porchlight. Thank you.

Staff List

Senior Leadership Team

Ms K Cardus BCAT Executive Headteacher
Mr J Hopkins Headteacher
Mrs C Benard Grosso  BCAT Senior Deputy Headteacher: Teaching & Learning, Thinking Schools
Ms A Haley Deputy Headteacher: Pastoral Care, ECA, SEN, Safeguarding
Mr O Mitchell Deputy Headteacher: Curriculum & Achievement
Mrs S Smith Assistant Headteacher: Director KS4, Pastoral Care & Behaviour & Attitudes Y9,10,11
Mr A White Assistant Headteacher: KS5 Achievement, Pastoral Care & Personal Development

Extended Leadership Team

Mr R Duran Senior Director of Teaching & Learning/Teacher of Mathematics
Mr C Lawrence Director of Teaching and Learning
Mr D Lintott Director of KS3
Mrs A Blyth Director of English & Whole School Literacy
Mrs S Cottrell Trust Director of DT/Senior Lead Practitioner
Ms G Fenn Director of Music BCGS/BMS
Mr R Wilcock Director of MFL & Careers

BCAT Business Management Team

Mr M Blake Trust ICT Strategy and Projects Manager
Mrs R Light Trust Personnel and Marketing Manager
Mrs C Cuddington Chief Finance Officer

Heads of Year

Mr D Lintott Year 7
Ms B Macintyre Randall Year 8
Miss S Williams Year 9
Mr J Hellyar Year 10
Mr C Lawrence Year 11
Mrs A Stratton Year 12
Mr A White Year 13

Art Department

Mrs L Grimer Lead Teacher
Mrs A Stratton Teacher/HOY
Ms L Crispin Art Technician

Business Studies Department

Mrs C Wilkin Lead Teacher

Computing Department

Mr D Forsyth Lead Teacher
Mr O Mitchell Teacher & Deputy Headteacher

Design & Technology Department

Mrs S Cottrell Trust Director of DT/Senior Lead Practitioner
Mr D Reynolds Teacher
Miss K Parker Teacher/Teacher of H&SC/BTEC Coordinator
Ms R Metcalfe DT Technician (p/t)

Drama Department

Miss D Postgate Lead Teacher 

English Department

Mrs A Blyth Director of English & Whole School Literacy
Miss R Koster 2nd in English: KS3
Ms K Buckley 2nd in English: KS5
Mr C Lawrence Teacher/HOY/Director of Teaching & Learning
Miss K Hogan Teacher (maternity leave)
Miss K Skelton Teacher/Lead Teacher of Film Studies
Miss E Lerwill Teacher
Mr J Fort Teacher (maternity cover)

Geography Department

Mr N Herbert Lead Teacher
Mr M Payne Teacher
Mrs S Smith Teacher/Assistant Headteacher

Health & Social Care

Miss K Parker Lead Teacher / BTEC Co-ordinator/Teacher of DT

History Department

Miss A Sims Lead Teacher/Gifted & Talented Coordinator
Ms M Scott-Neve Teacher
Miss P Vary Teacher

Mathematics Department

Miss B Porter Director of Mathematics 
Mr R Duran 2nd in Mathematics: T&L / Senior Director of T&L
Ms B Macintyre Randall 2nd in Mathematics: KS3/STEM/Gifted & Talented/HOY
Mr F O'Donoghue 2nd in Mathematics: KS5
Mrs S Scott Teacher/EV Coordinator
Mrs R Leeves Teacher/Lead Practitioner
Mr J Clugston Teacher
Miss A Chan Teacher

Modern Foreign Languages Department

Mr R Wilcock Director of Modern Foreign Languages/Careers
Mrs A Croft-Cafferty Lead Teacher: German / KS3 Coordinator/Lead Practitioner
Mrs C Benard-Grosso Teacher: French and Spanish / Senior Deputy Headteacher
Mr A Garcia Irnan Teacher – Spanish
Miss I Cojez Teacher - Spanish / French
Miss L Cadonna Trainee Teacher

Music Department

Ms G Fenn Director of Music
Mr M Yeoman Teacher/Lead Teacher of Music (BMS)
Mr O Mitchell Teacher / Deputy Headteacher

Physical Education Department

Mrs J Nuttall Lead Teacher
Mr J Hellyar Teacher / Head of Year / Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator
Mr D Lintott Teacher / Director KS3/ Head of Year 7 / Dep DSL
Mr A White Teacher / Assistant Headteacher / HOY 13 / Dep DSL

Psychology Department

Ms C Lloyd Lead Teacher
Mr T Prosser Teacher/EPQ Coordinator 

Religious Studies / RPE / PSHEE

Miss K Wharton Lead Teacher
Miss S Williams Teacher / HOY
Ms M Rowe Teacher / PSHEE Coordinator

Science Department

Mr J Stitson Lead Teacher: Biology
Dr A Mulryne Teacher: Biology
Ms A Haley Teacher: Biology / Deputy Headteacher
Mr N Harvey Lead Teacher: Chemistry / SENCo
Mr L Craddock Teacher: Chemistry / Biology/ KS3 Coordinator
Mr T Samuel Lead Teacher: Physics
Dr R Mansfield Teacher: Physics / UCAS Lead
Mrs C Day Teacher: Science
Miss P Bates Teacher: Science
Miss A Peiro Franch Teacher: Science
Mr D Blackmore Laboratory Technician
Mrs R Borsos Laboratory Technician
Ms F Mitchison Laboratory Technician

Student Support Department

Mrs A Harmer Sixth Form Administrator
Mrs L Barnett Learning Mentor / Cover Supervisor
Mr S Pickford Learning Mentor/Cover Supervisor

SEN Department

Mr N Harvey SENCo/Lead Teacher of Chemistry
Miss L Halweger Learning Mentor/SENCO Assistant

Administrative Staff

Mrs R Light PA to Headteacher / Trust Personnel and Marketing Manager
Mrs C Parkins Trust HR Officer
Miss B Dott Trust HR Officer
Mr F Cameron Data Manager
Mrs K West Examinations Manager
Mrs C Tutt Attendance Officer
Mrs L Williams SLT Administrator
Mrs R O'Brien Receptionist
Mrs C Simpson Reprographics
Mrs K Mclean Clerk to the Directors / Governors


Mrs C Cuddington Trust Chief Finance Officer
Mrs N Higham Trust Finance Assistant
Miss K Huntlea Trust Finance Officer

ICT Support Department

Mr M Blake Trust ICT Strategy & Projects Manager
Mr D Savage Trust Deputy ICT & Projects Manager
Mr P Scullion BCGS Senior ICT Technician

Site Staff

Mr R Adams Trust Estates Manager
Mr I Burgess Site Manager
Mr P Robinson Caretaker