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07/04/21

Barton Manor School, the Trust's new free school opening in September 2022 is progressing well! https://t.co/GFkwL55uCj

01/04/21

The Easter Bunny made a visit to staff today! Wishing all our school community a happy and safe Easter break. https://t.co/p3AcTKlk4s

01/04/21

Our Senior Deputy Headteacher is rather proud of our Advanced Thinking Schools Level 2 Accreditation! https://t.co/7SItlh04Sv

30/03/21

We've received our certificate of Advanced Thinking School Level 2 status from Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to achieve this. https://t.co/193gqgRL5S

29/03/21

Today is the start of World Autism Awareness Week 2021, raising the challenges that people with autism face. https://t.co/mtwJ9qYXl2

29/03/21

Introducing School Police Officers - everything you need to know explained here. https://t.co/DzNS4zqFor

26/03/21

V proud of our Y8 student whose newly designed flag won a comp to be taken to the Antarctic as part of the UK Polar Network. Now flying at the INACH Chilean Antarctic base, raising awareness of Antarctica Day & the globalised world we live in! https://t.co/L5MzHnvDBw

26/03/21

Brilliant news! We've raised £1,322.97 for Comic Relief & Red Nose Day via our non uniform event. 👏👏👏#rednoseday

10/02/21

BCGS students and staff have covered a whopping 10,798km in the PE Kent Coast Challenge. We have until the end of Valentine’s Day to top up the distances – let’s try and reach 20,000km mark! Well done to everyone who has logged their exercise and got involved.

08/02/21

We are delighted to have received the National Online Safety Safe Remote Education Accrediation for our successful approach towards safeguarding children & supporting welbeing during remote teaching & learning. https://t.co/Q4UnHUw31b

27/01/21

As a member school of National Online Safety, we're embarking on Safe Remote Education accreditation to demonstrate our commitment in this vital area. https://t.co/9yweilGscZ

25/01/21

The PE dept Kent Coast Challenge launched last week & we are off to a great start. Students covered a whopping 1224km & staff 649km to give a weekly total of 1874km. Week 2 is a full week so we are targeting 5000km by Sun 31st. Well done everyone, keep walking, jogging & cycling!

22/01/21

Looking to stay active during lockdown? Why don’t you give the PE Department’s fitness challenge a go! For further details watch the video which the PE department have posted to your PE class Microsoft Teams page, or read the information on the image below. Good luck! https://t.co/Pma2TXcEjx

08/12/20

Can you assist one of our ex students now at Cambridge and conducting a study exploring father-child play? https://t.co/8o0Prjd5SC

13/11/20

Congratulations to some of our Sixth Form students who have been shortlisted for the John Downton Awards this year https://t.co/5r5OIkg2yL

13/07/20

Year 8 have ended their work on space by using and/or the . Here are spiral galaxies classified by Julia, Hayden and Erin, and Ryley's Jupiter (with three moons) https://t.co/1HZogj9NaB

06/07/20

Temporary part time Teacher of RE (maternity cover) at Barton Court Grammar School https://t.co/vKDG4Q7quw

06/07/20

Temporary part time Teacher of Sociology (maternity cover) at Barton Court Grammar School https://t.co/CkQDti9Kxh

06/07/20

Temporary Teacher of Sociology & RE (maternity cover) at Barton Court Grammar School https://t.co/ZbGOVzTlZl

29/06/20

Nat School Wk students in KS3/KS4 were set sporting challenges created by the Year 12 Sports class, look on your Yr Grps Teams channels where the challenges have been posted, remember to email scores to Mr White to receive your BCGS reward pts

29/06/20

We are looking for a great part time Psychology Teacher in September - see our website for more details. Pass it on if you know someone please.

20/05/20

Sadly due to the current circumstances our Y5 Taster Day that we had planned to hold on Saturday 27 June will not now happen. We hope to be back with it again next year though.

20/05/20

You can also ring Childline on 0800 1111 if you are a child or young person who is a victim, or are worried about domestic violence in your home.

20/05/20

Support is still available from domestic abuse services in Kent for victims & those worried about loved ones. Visit https://t.co/9F5hZVVI3t for local support services & advice or contact the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247 - 24 hrs

19/05/20

Aged between 10-16 and need mental health support? Kooth is . Please visit https://t.co/IfSbmSYdvR to register for our supportive online community where we have lots of guided support courses and resources for you.

18/05/20

If you are concerned about a young person’s mental health & are not sure what extra help is needed you can call the Single Point of Access (SPA) on 0300 1234496. The SPA is there to help you explore the difficulties & find the most appropriate response.

06/03/20

Looking forward to welcoming visitors to our Open Morning today for Y6 Parents and students, 9.15-10.45am

05/03/20

Lots of great activities at BCGS today for Enrichment - Streetwise, Team Building, First Aid, Careers - a full on day packed with interesting topics.

27/02/20

The sun is shining and we are starting up the Bee Keeping Club again. Just waiting for warmer weather and active bees. Honey coming soon! https://t.co/aXms10IuNk

14/02/20

Wishing all our students on the Italian Skiing Trip a fantastic time - be safe! https://t.co/b8Ut9OgC9B

11/02/20

Thank you for our NOS Award. We're proud to be helping to make the internet a safer place for our students. Our staff, parents and students continue to be better informed about how to reduce online risks. . https://t.co/eYCMi7ZzoO

10/02/20

In Safer Internet Week we are looking forward to welcoming parents who have booked onto our Internet Safety Parents Evening tomorrow at 4.30pm.

07/02/20

Retweeted From 🌈The STEM Hub

Another great British Science Week with hands on fun and low cost activities to support teachers during . Informed teachers about and how this can be run within their school https://t.co/7VPmtxkiev

07/02/20

We're looking for a great Assistant Headteacher to join our senior leadership team - if you are interested please see our website for more details. https://t.co/7dOLBBOok4

30/01/20

We've taken delivery of a fantastic brand new mini bus, a Peugeot Boxer Lite. Our old buses were on their last legs so we're excited to be able to transport students to fixtures & trips with confidence. Thanks to all who contributed to the voluntary fund which helped purchase it. https://t.co/sBXPXS2KHT

29/01/20

What a lovely day for Bikeability - students gaining practical experience and confidence on the roads whilst out in the sunshine. https://t.co/SfXWsnFM8X

29/01/20

Retweeted From Canterbury Rotary

Started on your entries yet or thinking🤔of entering? Check out eligibility & other deets here: https://t.co/5nrtW57llE https://t.co/asRdrjYZfj

29/01/20

Don't forget our Sixth Form Open Evening tonight, 6.45pm-9pm. We're looking forward to meeting you. https://t.co/M8r1hl5IVy

28/01/20

We loved welcoming the students from the Chinese school, Belacosta in Sao Paula, Brazil. Shadowing their buddies they made new friends and impressed us with their ability to speak Mandarin, English and Portuguese! https://t.co/Hfc8XXPvoH

24/01/20

Y8 students designed, budgeted and built Lego houses this week to very strict guidelines, calculating dimensions, quantities and planning. Housebuilders of the future perhaps. https://t.co/JFfv6WWADp

Careers Advice

As part of improving the quality and effectiveness of Barton Court's Careers Education and Guidance for our students, Mrs Smith (Assistant Head Teacher), Mr Wilcock (Head of Year 12 and Careers Coordinator) and Miss Wild (Lead Teacher for Gifted and Talented students) are working with governors, heads of year, teaching staff, students, parents, external agencies, further education institutions and businesses so that Barton Court continues to ensure that our students receive excellent Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).

Contact details for key staff:

Mr Wilcock, Head of Year 12 and Careers Coordinator – rwilcock@bartoncourt.org

                          Mr Wilcock can be contacted on 01227 464600

Miss Wild, Lead teacher for Gifted and Talented students – lwild@bartoncourt.org

Mrs Smith, Assistant Head Teacher – ssmith@bartoncourt.org

Barton Court is working to achieve the 8 Gatsby Careers Benchmarks, which reflect international best practice, to improve careers provision. As a school, we will be ensuring that we maintain all 8 Gatsby benchmarks throughout the academic year 2020-2021.

The school has used Compass, an online self-evaluation tool for schools to use to assess how careers support compares against the Gatsby Benchmarks and the national average. We have baselined ourselves using this tool to improve our careers programme based on these results, and track the school’s progress against the Benchmarks over time. A tracker planning tool will be used to help record activities clearly and easily, and will identify how the school is meeting the Benchmark scores.

Barton Court Grammar School is working with The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) which will provide external support to the school. In 2014, the Government established the CEC, to provide the strategic coordination for employers, schools, colleges, funders and careers programme providers to create high impact careers and enterprise support to young people (aged 12-18). The CEC’s initial focus has been on employer engagement, based on evidence about the importance of giving young people more opportunities to connect with employers of all sizes and from all sectors. The aim will be for every student from Year 7 -13 to have at least one meaningful encounter each year with employers and that these encounters will inspire pupils and allow them to learn about what work is like, or what it takes to be successful in the workforce. In addition to this, the schools aim is for all or the majority of pupils to have encounters with further or higher education establishment. Students will have encounters with these organisations whilst in school (in addition to the access we provide to apprenticeships and universities).

From Year 7 through to Year 13 students are encouraged to actively develop knowledge and skills that contribute to their preparations for the world of employment across a range of subjects, tutor time and dedicated focus days.  Activities, including business and enterprise projects as well as workshops and specialist speakers, support our provision for our students.

All students from Year 7 to Year 13 are able to create their own personal account with the online Cascaid software packages that include Launchpad (suitable for KS3), Kudos and Careerscape (suitable for KS3, 4 and 5). Students can use this software to consider how their skills and interests relate to the world of careers opportunities available. In order to ensure all students have 24/7 access to resources that support CEIAG, there is a dedicated area in the Learning Gateway for Careers which enables both parents/carers and students to access information relating to employment, higher and further education, apprenticeships and training. The Careers section in Barton Court’s secure Learning Gateway includes Local Market Information (LMI), recent careers digital publications, links to useful online resources to support the creation of CVs, personal statements, as well as links to online software package and careers tools available.

The CXK service is available to young people through a professionally qualified Personal Advisor. CXK ensures that personal advisors are prepared for their role to maintain a high standard of guidance and have enhanced DBS checks along with up-to-date safeguarding training. Barton Court’s dedicated CXK adviser is Rachel Jury who provides independent and impartial advice and guidance within the school to students as they face decisions about their future.  He is available in schools and offer confidential guidance and support to teenagers about careers, education, training and job options, as well as other issues such as health, money, relationships, and housing. Barton Court’s provision for careers education, advice and guidance (CEIAG) offers an integrated careers programme from Year 7’s PSHEE Enrichment Day in July, group sessions for year 8 students on choosing GCSE options, through to individual interviews with actions plans for year 11 and 6th form students. Rachel Jury will attend selected parents’ and options evenings and is available to provide advice for parents/carers as well as students.

CXK Personal Advisors can work with parents/carers to help prepare their son or daughter for the future. There might be particular times when it is useful to have independent professional help and guidance, for example when one’s son or daughter:

  • is starting to think about their GCSE subject choices at Key Stage 3
     
  • is considering their options after Year 11. Personal advisors can give them advice and guidance on staying on in full-time education, starting work, training, work-based learning or apprenticeships
     
  • is thinking about future learning following their sixth-form studies
     
  • may be experiencing difficulties and they need extra support to get back on track
     
  • needs advice on the benefits available to them to support their progression through education and training
     
  • has a learning difficulty or disability and needs help with their next steps

How to contact CXK through the school: email rwilcock@bartoncourt.org

Every pupil, and their parents/carers, should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. The National Careers Service offers information and professional advice about education, training and work to adults and young people aged 13 years and over. Pupils and their parents/carers can access support via a website, helpline and web chat. For more information see:

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

http://www.lmiforall.org.uk/

https://www.kent.ac.uk/careers

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