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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.

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

Enrichment Activities

Barton Court Grammar School offers a broad range of enrichment activities through the Enrichment Day and Enrichment Week programmes and the PSHEE curriculum. There are 3 Enrichment Days in total per year. The Enrichment Programme enables the school to provide experiential learning opportunities to students. Enrichment helps students to develop their interests and abilities, provides valuable learning experiences outside their studies, and promotes independence and interpersonal links with students in other years.

Students are given opportunities within school to:

  • Inspire Lectures
  • Visit Universities making links with their chosen subject areas (UCLP)
  • PSHEE wellbeing days
  • 6 PSHEE sessions across the year delivered by tutors and outside speakers
  • The Learning 2 Learn Programme
  • G&T workshops and projects
  • Vote in school-based elections
  • Student Voice (Sit on student council).
  • Student Drive Team
  • Attend clubs at lunchtime and after-school extracurricular clubs (see separate list)
  • Go on school trips
  • Participate in sports fixtures
  • Participate in cross –curricular Inter-House competitions
  • Participate in musical events, drama productions
  • Take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
  • Participate in competitions such as Maths Challenge, Biology Olympiad, Debating, Design Technology
  • STEM programme (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • School magazine, The Clarion!
  • Take on a leadership role, such as Head Girl/Boy, Prefect
  • Be a student Mentor
  • Lead and present in assemblies
  • Lead and support regular charity events

Enrichment Days

These days enrich the curriculum and allow students to learn through a wide range of activities in a variety of settings, both in school and beyond.  Enrichment Days provide opportunities for students to strengthen and further develop their skills to become confident independent learners ready for the challenges of the 21st Century.  Our students become increasingly active and independent in their learning and thinking.  Students participate in activities that are truly cross-curricular in order to make links between different areas of the curriculum and in order to develop truly transferable skills.  Students develop a wide-range of skills including Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (Creative Thinking, Effective Participation, Independent Enquiry, Reflective Learning, Self-Management and Team Working), Enterprise skills (Innovation, Creativity, Planning, Personal Risk and Management) and Leadership skills.

Enrichment Week

Enrichment week is an important and rewarding week during term 6 in July. It is an opportunity for students to take charge of their learning journey, to challenge themselves with new experiences, work alongside their peers in different year groups, activities and numerous workshops offered by all departments at the school. During Enrichment Week, normal lessons are suspended and we aim to provide students with a wide range of opportunities that help to enrich their school experience. In the past these have included a huge array of trips to a variety of different places both locally and abroad. We believe that it is important to give students a taste of life and culture in other countries to broaden their horizons. As such, foreign travel features in the programme.  Students in Year 8 and Year 9 have the opportunity to take a residential trip to Italy, where they can sample the culture and visit historical sites. Taking part in a fun and enjoyable residential visit, allows students to experience new activities, make new friends, build self-confidence, develop team-work skills, leadership skills and experience the life and culture in another country, if the trip is abroad.

This year Enrichment week will take place from Monday 13 to Friday 17 July. Students in Year 11 and Year 13 will be taking a welcome break/holiday following the completion of their GCSE, A –Level and BTEC examinations. Year 10 and Year 12 students will be taking part in Work Experience. Students in Year 8 and 9 will have the opportunity to take part in school based activities or one of the day trips offered and listed in the Enrichment Week booklet. In Year 7, students will take part in a residential camp, where students will be able to not only build self-confidence and team-work skills by bonding as a year group, but also valuable bush craft and first aid skills will be covered during the week.

For students not taking part in one of the many residential trips offered there is a full Enrichment Programme offered in School. There will be a range of on-site activities for students across the different years such as Pond dipping, Zumba, Boxing, Technology Challenge, First Aid courses, Tennis, Music, Art and PE activities such as Bench Ball, Gaelic Football and American Football.  Multicultural days are also being organised for Year 8 and Year 9 where a variety of workshops will be led by international / external visitors. Other activities are also on offer across different years, including Red Cross workshops dealing with "How to stay safe" course, Kent Warden and Kent Fire and Rescue offering workshops of staying safe.