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30/07/21

Our new school magazine, The Barton Press, has launched. Check it out at https://t.co/OB6unVuQnc https://t.co/THsnqlCzi2

14/07/21

Wow, what a lovely treat from a grateful parent for all our hard work this year! Very gratefully received by all the staff. https://t.co/O5eduTIniG

06/07/21

New Sixth Form students enjoyed their two Induction Days at BCGS last week sampling their chosen A Level subjects ready for September, followed by a BBQ - in the rain! https://t.co/JpsyoDfIH4

02/07/21

Here's the winner of our Pride Flag Competition as voted for by the whole community. Brilliant isn't it? https://t.co/JWrXPQUbEq

01/07/21

We're rather proud of our English Teacher, Mr Hodgson, who has published his first novel. Congratulations! https://t.co/hgkezQxAoG

29/06/21

Just a couple of the brilliant entries for our Pride Flag competition https://t.co/YzW3Wgdr63

21/06/21

Last chance to contribute to the BMS, free school, consultation which closes tomorrow at 9am. We'd love to hear your views. https://t.co/f77nVQMuLS

15/06/21

Retweeted From The Charles Dickens School

Despite everything that 2020 held our Y11 Art students still managed to impress us with their resilience. Have a look through our archive photos of some of last year’s work that Year 11 created. We truly hope that they are all continuing their creative journeys. https://t.co/higUSGiI3R

15/06/21

Retweeted From The Charles Dickens School

Despite everything that 2020 held our Y11 Art students still managed to impress us with their resilience. Have a look through our archive photos of some of last year’s work that Year 11 created. We truly hope that they are all continuing their creative journeys. https://t.co/XXvQ8e8LcI

15/06/21

Retweeted From The Charles Dickens School

Despite everything that 2020 held our Y11 Art students still managed to impress us with their resilience. Have a look through our archive photos of some of last year’s work that Year 11 created. We truly hope that they are all continuing their creative journeys. https://t.co/Nbk6wNxmgi

15/06/21

Retweeted From The Charles Dickens School

Despite everything that 2020 held our Y11 Art students still managed to impress us with their resilience. Have a look through our archive photos of some of last year’s work that Year 11 created. We truly hope that they are all continuing their creative journeys. https://t.co/t8mqltsUi1

15/06/21

Barton Manor School is really taking shape now! https://t.co/tFicNJicda

11/06/21

Retweeted From The Charles Dickens School

The School’s Anti-Bullying Team are working to create a reflection area for children who need somewhere to go when they want some quiet time. The garden coming into bloom now but there is still a lot of work to be done! https://t.co/ZbvTTCK9wk

11/06/21

Retweeted From The Charles Dickens School

Hospitality & Catering: 20 of our talented Year 9 Hospitality students are currently involved in an extra-curricular programme with Luna Training, developing skills in Hospitality (Front of House) and Catering (Back of House). https://t.co/UFdMwE5o9G

11/06/21

Our consultation for the new free school, Barton Manor, ends on 22 June at 9am. We'd love to hear your feedback so click here https://t.co/MraVOBzSNK to let us have your views. https://t.co/rHBBjY61e2

08/06/21

To mark Pride month this year, we are running a "Pride flag" competition! We are calling on our students to get creative, and to make a visual representation of one of the Pride flags. The competition is open to all year groups, and closes on Friday 25th June. https://t.co/v2TTHUzJG1

27/05/21

Lady Colgrain, , & the Lord Mayor of Canterbury along with other dignitories visited Barton Manor School new build for the Topping Out Ceremony on Tuesday this week. Fabulous views from the roof and the rain held off ! https://t.co/gY98sHwAAW

27/05/21

Retweeted From Kent Police (UK)

Does your child know how to stay safe online? Talk to them about the capabilities of their devices, how to create a strong password and why they should not upload or share any private information or images. For more guidance, visit: https://t.co/wdqcYTSEqj https://t.co/rrorppgbqg

26/05/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

Message received ✉ But from who? This week’s guide uncovers the risks around TextMe, the popular messaging app which encourages anonymity online 🕵 Desktop: https://t.co/QF3rLBwuRf Download app: https://t.co/mjqP2JW4SH https://t.co/thiyEcPDKq

26/05/21

Retweeted From The Charles Dickens School

Wellbeing Wednesday: This week students are looking at ‘readaxation’ To be able to relax shouldn’t be a luxury but an essential to mental health and wellbeing. Burying your nose in a book is the perfect way to relax! https://t.co/osbCGtvdal

26/05/21

Students and staff raised £1229.21 from our Non Uniform Day last Friday for our chosen charities this year.

25/05/21

We're celebrating the Topping Out Ceremony of the new free school, Barton Manor, today. Looking forward to posting pics of the fabulous views from the roof and welcoming the Lord-Lieutenant, the Lady Colgrain and the Lord Mayor of Canterbury, to the event. https://t.co/tLYpVVlwGf

25/05/21

Max & Sanju ran to school last Friday morning in very blustery conditions raising £578 for the Canterbury Food Bank. Click here to support them: https://t.co/3A4jW2iTLB https://t.co/otEtIP2IWs

19/05/21

Simmonds are offering 10% off BCGS uniform for online orders between 22 May-10 July + free delivery. Don't forget they now have a new shop, J7 M20, at Newnham Court Shopping Village. https://t.co/YojrKs1pDv

19/05/21

Retweeted From Kent County Council

Moodspark is packed full of activities, information, and resources to help young people understand what resilience is, and how to better take care of their emotional wellbeing. Moodspark is . https://t.co/B5WT8y12WY https://t.co/Vmv6zM8MNo

17/05/21

We've added a FAQ sheet to our Consultation page on the Barton Manor School website, click here to access this for further answers to any questions you may have regarding our new free school opening in September 2022. https://t.co/MraVOBzSNK

17/05/21

Amazing drone footage, taken a couple of months ago of the construction site of our new free school, Barton Manor. It's progressed a bit since then, but still worth a watch for the perspective of the build. https://t.co/CBH2P41XbB

07/05/21

Join our virtual Consultation Evening on Tue 11 May at 6pm to find out about our brand new secondary school opening in Sept 2022. Click the link below to join the meeting. We'd love to hear your views. More details on the Barton Manor School website. https://t.co/VWbdDBMIFx https://t.co/NySi9qa9E4

22/04/21

Our Y5 Taster Day in June is now fully booked. We're looking forward to delivering a morning fully of fantastic activities for students who are interested in joining the school in the future.

21/04/21

Wow, we've nearly filled all the places on our Y5 Taster Morning on Saturday 26 June, so be quick if you remain interested. https://t.co/RcV0v6wEY6

16/04/21

We're delighted to announce our Y5 Taster Morning is back on Saturday 26 June 9am-1pm (Covid-19 restrictions allowing). Form and leaflet available on our website and will be sent to primary schools for distribution too. Booking online is easy. https://t.co/k8P1184SRv

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.

Curriculum Intention

“The school provides students with an outstanding curriculum that effectively meets their needs and aspirations”. OFSTED

“Students’ achievement is outstanding”. OFSTED 2014

Our curriculum intention is to prepare students for further education and/or employment with a broadly academic curriculum, which suits the needs of our students. This is done whilst giving the students some autonomy over their studies, allowing them ownership for their learning.

We aim to create well rounded individuals who appreciate right from wrong and understand British values and what these mean in modern day Britain. Through our focus on PSHEE they will be happy, healthy and safe, whilst learning how to be considerate of others, enabling them to become good citizens via SMSC.

Students will leave Barton Court with a clear vision of, and prepared for, their chosen future. They will be equipped with the qualifications, knowledge, skills and morals needed to succeed.

Overview

Our innovative and personalised curriculum is designed to meet the needs of every child offering a wide choice of high quality academic courses, opening up a variety of pathways into further education and the world of work.

During all 3 key stages there is a strong focus on PSHEE and SMSC within our curriculum to support students in being safe and healthy in modern day Britain and have an understanding and consideration of others around them, enabling them to become good citizens; this is done through lessons, the tutor programme, PSHEE sessions, enrichment days and enrichment week.

Barton Court’s status as an Advanced Thinking School means the curriculum is designed and implemented through an educational community in which all members share a common commitment to giving regular careful thought to everything that takes place. This involves both students and staff learning how to think reflectively, critically and creatively, and employing these skills and techniques in the construction of a meaningful curriculum and associated activities. These tools encourage resilience and independence, giving students confidence in their learning. Successful outcomes are reflected in students across a wide range of abilities, demonstrating independent and co-operative learning skills, high levels of achievement and both enjoyment and satisfaction in learning. Embedded within this is a commitment to promoting excellence in literacy and numeracy; so that our students leave us as highly thoughtful practitioners with exceptional literacy and numeracy skills which allow them to showcase their knowledge and understanding.

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum offers a broad and balanced curriculum and is studied over two years. Students study the full range of national curriculum subjects such as Mathematics, English, Science, Languages, Humanities, PE, Technology, the Arts, Computing, Religion, Philosophy & Ethics (RPE) and Careers Education. This provides an excellent foundation for both Key Stage 4 and the Sixth Form. English and Mathematics are taught in ability sets, allowing for stretch of the most able and support where and when it is needed. All other subjects are taught in tutor groups, assisting the students to build good relationships with their peers both academically and pastorally.

At GCSE, all students have the opportunity to study the English Baccalaureate (EBACC). This curriculum recognises that our students are able to pursue a broad range of rigorous academic subjects at GCSE and this is an ideal preparation for Post-16 study and provides all students with a broad range of academic subjects upon which to build any future career options. At KS4 we also give students the opportunity to study a Level 2 BTEC giving them access to specialist work-related learning. All EBACC subjects are set on ability, allowing for stretch of the most able and support where and when it is needed. The curriculum content they study may therefore vary slightly between each set – please see subject curriculum plans for further detail. The 3 year KS4 allows teachers to explore content outside of the exam specification in more detail, giving students an improved grounding in each subject they study and creates inquisitive and eager learners. 

At Post-16, students choose from a wide range of Advanced Level and Level 3 BTEC courses, have the opportunity to study the AQA Extended Project Qualification and the AQA Baccalaureate.

At each stage the balance of time given to each subject is planned taking into account the content and level of transferable skills taught within each subject area. Therefore, in general, core subjects have increased curriculum time.

All curriculum areas cater for disadvantaged students through the implementation of our ‘PP Pledge’ this places initial focus on these learners with the mantra of Pupil Premium F1RST, ensuring they are making excellent progress. The small number of SEN students in our school have personalised support and strategies are implemented in all lessons to meet their individual needs.

Structure

Year 7/8: Mathematics, English, Science, French, Spanish, Geography, History, PE, Design Technology (including Food) Music, Art, Drama, Computing, RPE and Careers Education.

Year 9: English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French or Spanish, History or Geography, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics, Core PE and two of the following: Art, Computer Science, Design Technology, Drama, Food Preparation and Nutrition, Geography, History, French, Spanish, German, Music, Psychology and Physical Education.

Year 10 and 11: At the start of year 10 students are given the opportunity to study a specialist work-related qualification in place of GCSE RPE. They can choose between BTEC Digital Information Technology or BTEC Health and Social Care.

6th Form: Most students study 3 or 4 subjects from the following: A-Level; Art. Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Drama, English Literature, French, Film Studies, Geography, Government and Politics, History, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Product Design, Psychology, Sociology and Spanish. BTEC; Applied Science, Business, Health and Social Care and Sport. They are also given the opportunity to study the AQA Extended Project Qualification.