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17/05/22

We're looking for a Learning Mentor/Cover Supervisor in our amazing school. Click here if you or anyone you know is interested. https://t.co/2gKaFX9w7o

16/05/22

The Kent & Medway Immunisation Team is coming to BCGS to give Td/IPV & MenACWY vaccinations for Y9 & any Y10 who missed it due to lockdown. Don’t forget to consent or decline using https://t.co/tv9a9ccUFI or call 0300 123 5205, text 07401320923 or use their web chat for more info

13/05/22

We're still looking for an amazing Sixth Form Pastoral Manager if you or anyone you know is interested and wants to make a difference to our amazing Sixth Form students. https://t.co/ozoyxUI1mU

13/05/22

In not much over an hour we raised £237 for last Friday in our cake sale. All money raised went to for their fundraising efforts. https://t.co/uP8bnFRs9A

11/05/22

We have been handed the keys to our brand new free school, Barton Manor. State-of-the-art facilities for the new Y7 arriving in September. Staff and governors were very excited to see it yesterday! https://t.co/LRO6uTekFd

05/05/22

Summer's coming! https://t.co/4zhbrxVL5Q

05/05/22

fundraising with a Cake Sale tomorrow! https://t.co/Ucoi3caI7A

27/04/22

We're looking to recruit a Sixth Form Pastoral Manager to work with our Y12/Y13 students. If you or someone you know is interested please click the link below for more information. https://t.co/ozoyxUqqvm

25/04/22

We raised £1,486 for Ukraine last week on our additional non school uniform day. This is going to the Red Cross to support their fundraising efforts. https://t.co/AmW6cBtLDv

25/04/22

If you, or someone you know, might be interested in joining the BCGS Local Governing Body, please click the link below. We currently have two roles available. https://t.co/ouSiqhBGJ4

06/04/22

BCGS welcomed over 20 employers to the Careers Fayre last week when students were given the opportunity to speak with businesses & universities from across Kent & London to find out about what is involved in a variety of careers. A big thank you to all who attended. https://t.co/YuJIK7mA4n

04/04/22

BCGS is part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Associate Schools Prog & this year students from Y9, 12 & 13 took part in a 2 hour workshop along with 21 other schools across Kent to bring the tale of Much Ado About Nothing to life. An amazing experience! https://t.co/8PiOsOLxXd

29/03/22

We're looking for two new Governors to join our Local Governing Board for Barton Court Grammar School. If you are interested or know someone who might be please click on the link below for more details. https://t.co/ouSiqhBGJ4

28/03/22

Retweeted From Barton Manor School

Barton Manor school build was completed last week! The School will legally be transferred to BCAT on 1 May 2022 so we have plenty of time to move in ready to welcome our new Y7 students and their parents/carers to the transition along with welcome events planned for Term 6. https://t.co/p84CtqDzeC

28/03/22

We're holding an extra non uniform day on Friday this week to raise funds to support the people of https://t.co/67hBvfq3q4

07/03/22

We're getting involved in this week with information and support for students thinking about what they do next. We're also hosting a Careers Fayre for Yrs 7-13 on Wednesday 30 March which will feature a range of local businesses & post-16 & post-18 providers https://t.co/kgacr0GsQx

04/03/22

We're proud of Niamh in Y13 who has set up https://t.co/HmSlzLTCkP as featured on Made in Kent Radio. A forum & blog for girls in Kent to share experiences & warn of suspicious sights in the area, it also provides female advice & info on various support groups https://t.co/Xvmqn2HDAS

03/03/22

A group of Y9 performed 3 devised pieces at The Arden Theatre in Faversham last week & after rehearsing in their own time they put together inspirational performances without help from staff, which were effective, emotional & informative. How proud are they of their plaque award https://t.co/xDJ9fc3TDt

03/03/22

Advanced notification for your diaries. Special offer of 10% off school uniform at the Simmonds Selling Event in June this year https://t.co/QvUARHX2hr https://t.co/uzRupWBBVS

02/03/22

Our incredibly talented pianists Yamato & Rio were taught last week by the great Freddy Kempf in his masterclass at the Kent International Piano Course. Rio was crowned overall advanced course prize runner up. They performed Debussy & Liszt in the concerts. https://t.co/my03BakREf

02/03/22

Retweeted From Barton Manor School

We are looking for an Assistant Site Manager to start at the School on 1 May. If you or someone you know is interested please click here for more details: https://t.co/99T87arMJH https://t.co/Aju3sX2ls8

01/03/22

A great achievement for Ben who defeated the No1 seed (ranked 327) winning the J5 ITF Liverpool tournament. Ben ranked 560, now moves up to 458. The ITF Junior Circuit is the premier level for worldwide competition among under the 18's so Ben's success is just fantastic! https://t.co/ecZm2pnZMB

01/03/22

Y10 languages students were treated to an Inspire Lecture from one of the Linguistics Professors at the University of Kent who taught them about the effects some languages have on others & the differences compared to English & how important language is at degree &A Level. https://t.co/LXV8c1Y4zB

01/03/22

Unfortunately we've had to cancel our Open Morning event on Thursday, but Friday's event is still going ahead, so please come along between 9am-11am. We look forward to meeting you.

11/02/22

Students raised £360 for our chosen charities today by distributing Valentine Cupcakes to those who had been sent one secretly. Lots of smiling faces when they received their gift! https://t.co/QE2kM9yzY3

11/02/22

Happy Valentines! All our brilliant staff enjoyed a Valentines doughnut this morning with their coffee. Well deserved and a good start to the half term break. https://t.co/yH8PSvx0IQ

10/02/22

We are looking for a Learning Mentor/Cover Supervisor to start as soon as possible. Please click the link below if you are interested or you know someone who might want to work at our amazing school. https://t.co/ZEmCr0Bgo0 https://t.co/XXjLFCTzrE

10/02/22

How proud are we to have achieved this! https://t.co/4odszuDPfw

08/02/22

70 of our students in Year 9 & 10 took part in the Intermediate Maths Challenge last week. The IMC is a national comp run by the UK Mathematics Trust, which gives opportunities for the more advanced mathematicians to solve interesting & unusual problems. Students loved it! https://t.co/xqWNIft3ex

07/02/22

We're sharing resources in class this week for National Apprenticeship Week. Why not try the Apprenticeship Quiz https://t.co/qaqMuBdXS3 https://t.co/hJr0GXdHib

03/02/22

Year 8 students have recently been enjoying some extra-curricular computing workshops. Making games with Kodu and programming Micro:bits! https://t.co/STNddR5Jpy

03/02/22

Fabulous sunset last night over the Pond. Taken by our resident photographer, Paul, from our Site Team. https://t.co/a2AaqlNROB

02/02/22

"Our MFL conference refuelled my drive to learn about languages and culture and a reoccurring theme was how learning languages equips you for basically any path you take in life. It reminded me of the abundance of transferable skills one gains when learning a language!" https://t.co/nhOikH1qmX

02/02/22

We're looking for a Learning Mentor/Cover Supervisor to start as soon as possible. If this interests you or you know someone who might be suitable, click the link below for more details or give us a call for an informal chat. https://t.co/ZEmCr0jFws https://t.co/JsStQOXwFV

02/02/22

The Funding Agreement for Barton Manor School has been signed meaning it's now legally within Barton Court Academy Trust and we can start offering student places on 1 March and recruiting staff. Exciting stuff! See our full press release: https://t.co/RfZ82sM0gL https://t.co/6bTfqVoKN3

27/01/22

Retweeted From The Charles Dickens School

Welcome to your weekly Wellbeing message Over the next two weeks we will be looking at Body positivity - attached are 5 ways to remind ourselves that bodies are gifts, not curses. Wishing everyone a positive week 😊 https://t.co/9VbQwXVZ7N

27/01/22

Looking forward to promoting the upcoming Safer Internet Day again this year on 8 February 2022. https://t.co/gbPX703gPG

25/01/22

Our Sixth Form Open Evening is tomorrow, Wed 26 Jan, please come along and chat to staff and existing sixth form students about life in the SF at BCGS. Click here for more details https://t.co/AMeTlyU3F0 https://t.co/DqEVhLOvLu

18/01/22

Congratulations to Ed, who this weekend became the 100m Junior Breaststroke Champion, representing BCGS, at the Kent Secondary Schools Swimming Gala He also picked up a bronze in the 200m individual medley along the way too! https://t.co/tk5OjNsIYR

13/01/22

Just 4 weeks to go until our amazing new free school is finished https://t.co/MOc4s4FoMj

SEN

At Barton Court Grammar School, we are committed to Quality First Teaching and personalised provision, in accordance with the SEN Code of Practice 2015.  Learners’ needs are met through a graduated approach starting at a whole-school level of personalised teaching, with additional support that can be introduced to overcome barriers.  Provision maps for SEN students are subject to regular review, involving the student, parents/ carers and teachers. This ensures provision maps continually evolve with our students’ development to maximise successes and to overcome emergent or developing needs. We have a dedicated SEN department to ensure quality support in school and we have effective partnerships with specialist teaching and learning services to fully cater for a wide range of learning needs within the grammar school setting.

What is the Special Educational Needs (SEN) information report?

The SEN information report details the provision that Barton Court Grammar School offers to students with special education and disability needs. To find out more about the new SEND Code of Practice, visit the "SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 Years" at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/398815/SEND_Code_of_Practice_January_2015.pdf

SEN Information

A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.  At Barton Court Grammar School we are determined to identify and meet the needs of all students in order to allow them to achieve or exceed their potential.  Our school building is accessible via lifts and has disabled toilets.

Total number of students on roll: 998
Number of students with EHCPs: 1
Number of students identified as SEN support: 78
Number of students identified as having a disability: 1

Please note: decisions on the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care plan are made by the Local Authority.

If you wish to find out more about Kent Local Offer, please following this link:

http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs

If you wish to find out more information on the new SEND Mainstream Core Standards, please use the link below:

MCS Guide:

https://www.kelsi.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/117256/Special-educational-needs-mainstream-core-standards.pdf

Parent Version:

https://www.kelsi.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/117257/Special-educational-needs-mainstream-core-standards-guide-for-parents.pdf

Our Team:

Mr M Halpin - BCGS SENCo - E-Mail: mhalpin@bartoncourt.org
Mr D Long - BCAT SENCo - E-Mail: dlong@bartoncourt.org

Mr Halpin our SENCo works with Mr Long, BCAT SENCo to ensure excellence in SEN provision. In school the SEN Department works alongside our team of Learning Mentors who provide 1:1 learning support in our learning resource centre and wellbeing room as well as classroom based support. The interventions provided are tailor made to the student and their specific learning need.

SEN Support

At Barton Court we aim to promote independence through empowering and encouraging our students in making an informed decision with regards to the care and support they require whilst at school. To ensure this happens all staff members are made aware of the SEN needs of their students and the provisions that are in place to assist the student’s in their learning. Any additional support or interventions that are required will be implemented to ensure the students are not prevented from making progress.

Our teachers know that our all our students learn in different ways and are capable of achievement. Getting to know the student individually and ensuring they know the relevant information with regards to their learning need is essential to good differentiation. It is important to us that our students feel supported in school, which will in turn allow them to work effectively in an accepting classroom environment.

We are an inclusive school and work closely with our students, their parents and outside agencies. We ensure all relevant parties are informed of the students’ progress and guide all our students to success.

At Barton Court Grammar School we can make provision for every kind of frequently occurring special educational need with or without a statement of Special Educational Needs / Education, Health and Care Plan, under the four main areas of need:

  1. Communication, Speech and Language – Stammers, Tourette’s, Selective Mutism and verbal processing difficulties.
     
  2. Cognition and Learning – Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia and Specific Learning Difficulties.
     
  3. Social, mental and emotional health – Autistic Spectrum Disorders, anxiety, mental health needs.
     
  4. Sensory and/or physical – Visual and Hearing Impairment, epilepsy, functioning and mobility conditions.

We have the ability to support a wide range of Special Educational Needs. If a less frequent area of need which is less familiar to us at Barton Court Grammar School and requires further support, we can access training and advice from external agencies to ensure that the kind of need and support required can be met.

The links here relate to those students who have difficulties that affect their learning and are recognised as needing specific types of support. Follow the links below to find out more about how we work to support young people with a range of additional needs.

Frequently Asked Questions
Communication and Interaction Guidance
Literacy and Learning
Sensory and Physical
Social, Emotional, and Mental Health