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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

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.