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25/01/23

Yesterday, the BCGS and BMS Maths Club investigated the relationship between wingspan and the flight time of paper helicopters. https://t.co/HvR3ZsEmMU

25/01/23

Barton Court Grammar School Sixth Form Open Evening is tonight, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, with Headteacher Presentations at 7pm and 8pm. Call or email us for further information. Parking available on site via Spring Lane or parking in the Pay & Display Car Park opp St Augustine's Abbey.

25/01/23

Retweeted From School of Education, University of Exeter

Many congratulations to on their re-accreditation as an Advanced Thinking School, an excellent achievement 👏👏👏 The full accreditation report is available on the TS website: https://t.co/W3qoIswTfZ

13/01/23

A Gifted & Talented lunch took place yesterday for students who have been identified as gifted & talented in more than half of their subjects. Real all-rounders! https://t.co/rDOQXBOWCW

11/01/23

Any Y7/8 BCGS students wanting to join the Debate Club held at BMS each Wednesday after school? https://t.co/lGNgaoMFiA

10/01/23

We're delighted to announce that our students had enormous success at the recent John Downton Awards and BCGS was awarded "Best Overall School". Congratulations to everyone! https://t.co/NeaZJwwGAq

09/01/23

A reminder of the cold weather before Christmas. Our frozen pond looking very ethereal, taken by our Site team. https://t.co/LpeoNu7sDG

15/12/22

This week Year 7 students from Barton Court and Barton Manor took part in a Maths Bake-Off Challenge, using their Mathematical skills to decipher a jumbled up recipe. Their excellent cooking skills resulted in superb candy cane shortbreads! https://t.co/06crHZEr2P

13/12/22

A treat to kick start the week yesterday for our hard working staff - the diet starts in January! https://t.co/VV0yST48UW

05/12/22

Celebrating the International Day of Languages last month with Y8 learning all about festivals. Toussaint, Fete des Lumieres, the Venetian Carnival, Day of the Dead & Chinese Porcelain were all looked at with students learning about the cultural aspects and creating calligrams. https://t.co/8pNMASnTFR

21/11/22

We're grateful to Prof Andy Horne from the University of Kent who delivered a brilliant lecture to Mathematics students last week on Number Theory and Cryptography and the many applications in life. https://t.co/1n7wHRAoog

17/11/22

Check out another atmospheric photo of our school site with the world famous Gingko tree on the right. https://t.co/JsCB60UQyd

11/11/22

A lovely tribute this morning from Harry who played The Last Post and Reveille for Remembrance Day. "At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them" https://t.co/Ih7JmrvfTC

11/11/22

Y10/12 Sport students joined The Uni of Kent for the Inside Sport Science Comp participating in Sport Science Workshops & looking at reaction times, biomechanics, sports drinks & flexibility/joint mobility. Presentations of their chosen research projects will be at the Uni in Dec https://t.co/jpty36sKMm

09/11/22

Yesterday saw us host more overseas teachers experiencing life in UK schools. This time from Japan touring the school, observing language lessons & beginning to grasp Thinking Tools. Delivering a workshop to a Year 7 class, they taught us Japanese greetings in the form of a story https://t.co/6sVduHebsV

08/11/22

Our talented Site Team capturing another great pic of the School. https://t.co/tPWswLXwDi

04/11/22

This week we hosted Swedish trainee teachers from Uppsala University who observed lessons across all year groups & different subjects, They experienced what it is like to be in a Thinking School & saw how thinking tools were embedded in our teaching & learning. https://t.co/sLeyy2nygB

03/11/22

We're so lucky to have acquired a Bechstein grand piano, dating from c1868. Bechstein’s are widely to be considered one of the most stable models ever made and we are thrilled that our piano students now have access to this piece of history, both for concerts and private practise https://t.co/bhdL7hc9cY

02/11/22

We will be selling Remembrance Day poppies at school again this year. To find out more about where your money goes, please visit https://t.co/Nne6Il00ie https://t.co/sm8Ta0Fi5Z

20/10/22

Halloween donuts for staff at all three of our schools today. Eating our way into half term! https://t.co/NkSZRosXMj

19/10/22

Check out this amazing sunset - photo courtesy of our Site Team. https://t.co/elvksL4CPO

13/10/22

Y5 students arrived last night to participate in a Spanish & French Workshop. They enjoyed immersing themselves in the culture & language of both countries as you can see! We're looking forward to welcoming more students to a variety of workshops throughout the rest of the year. https://t.co/9whldnoQme

10/10/22

Lacee, one of our star athletes, recently represented Kent for her first time in the Inter Counties comp with the Hammer. A new PB of 33.02m puts her 14th in England & 20th in the UK on the Power of Ten. A winter training prog of strength & body conditioning will help for 2023. https://t.co/IBQf5BZaKQ

30/09/22

Our students stepped up to the mark again for last week, making cakes, selling cakes and eating cakes - delicious! And we raised over £200 in the process. https://t.co/6uWN6MW1iS

26/09/22

We're looking for a professional, efficient Admin Assistant at The Charles Dickens School in Broadstairs, part of our Trust. It's a busy role with lots of variety and working with great colleagues. For further details please click the following link :https://t.co/ttkHVhUIPX

22/09/22

It's been a busy couple of weeks for extra-curricular PE clubs. Y9 & 10 participated in the first set of netball fixtures of the year whilst Y7 & 8 had Netball Club to prep for their games & over 120 students in Y7-10 attended football club to prep for their forthcoming fixtures. https://t.co/t1of50AZCG

22/09/22

A reminder of our 11+ Open Evenings this year, Thursday 6 October & Tuesday 18 October - 5pm-8pm. Please book for either of the two Headteacher Presentations at 5.15pm or 6.15pm using the online booking form: https://t.co/ljZ1SXm7mr https://t.co/eY4SD5kJfV

22/09/22

BCGS & BMS have started a Mathematics Enrichment Club for Y7, kicking off this week with students from both schools discussing & solving unusual Maths problems. Everyone loved it! https://t.co/x1RnbskuwR

12/09/22

Details of our Open Evenings at both Barton Court Grammar and Barton Manor School are now available to view on our websites. Booking for the Headteacher Presentations is essential. https://t.co/vYXzZSnutx? https://t.co/nNxuwfXtnZ https://t.co/euifNJGWUH

23/08/22

Y12 STEM students had an amazing time Summer Exhib taking part in experiments & talking to scientists. Popular topics were cold fusion power generation, the microbiology of chocolate, the Wendelbury asteroid & neuro controlled robotic prosthetic limbs! https://t.co/UBDQxegGFY

23/08/22

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22/08/22

Work in school and on site doesn't stop for the holidays! Our beautiful pond has been dredged in recent weeks - look at the difference! https://t.co/SuUIA1DRej

18/08/22

Congratulations to our Y13 students who achieved amazing results today, over 75% A*-B! 34 students out of 116 were awarded 3 or more A*/Distinction* grades in their subjects! All credit to them & staff who worked tirelessly during the pandemic to deliver lessons ensuring success. https://t.co/kKst8eENak

17/08/22

Our students just love Enrichment Week Camp and we were so happy to be able to, once again, offer this during the last week of term. It was so good to be back doing the things students love, such as camp fire building, archery, climbing and open fire cooking. Roll on next year! https://t.co/FzIX68aTZ8

16/08/22

We're committed to our staff wellbeing events as well as our very popular Chocolate Fridays when each colleague has a free drink & chocolate bar to celebrate the end of the working week. Our latest one saw staff participate in Clubbercise, cake decorating & a local historic walk https://t.co/TGpoSK1nW5

12/08/22

Barton Manor School hosted the first BCAT Trust Arts Festival earlier in July showcasing the talents of BCGS & CDS students & giving a sneak preview of a small part of BMS' brand new facilities. We hope our new students starting in Sept, many of whom attended, will be inspired. https://t.co/1paU712LHh

12/08/22

Great fun at Chatham Historic Dockyard during our Enrichment Week https://t.co/dc8dRehAVs

12/08/22

The first Sports Day since 2018! Students participated in rounders, bench ball & track & field events for athletics, and visited the ice cream van, BBQ and Sixth Form run stalls. Overall winners, Wilberforce and well done to the staff team who won the 6th Form vs staff relay! https://t.co/6NN0tIOjj7

01/07/22

We're looking for talented and dedicated Teaching Assistants for our brand new school, Barton Manor, starting in September. If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more please click here: https://t.co/40UkxAa5bK

26/05/22

Announcing our new Sixth Form Prefect Team! We look forward to working with Tom, Beth, Paris and Sophie over the next year and the positive contributions they will make to the School. https://t.co/K9ljZ4c0Yz

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