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17/09/21

And we wore Jeans for Genes Day https://t.co/eesdF6PCWh

17/09/21

Some of our Y12 aspiring medical students took part in a virtual outreach event hosted by the BMA today. Presentations by a current medical student & 2 practicing doctors sharing insights & personal experience followed by a panel discussion. Thank you

15/09/21

We're supporting this Friday with a non school uniform day - hoping to raise lots of cash for this amazing charity. https://t.co/ccmYzuuwDh

14/09/21

We're looking for a Temporary Teaching Assistant to start as soon as possible. Click here to find out more if this interests you: https://t.co/S8uKA02T54

14/09/21

Open Morning Tours for the new free School Barton Manor can now be booked. Places are limited. Click here to access the booking form. https://t.co/B10eo1NpX2

08/09/21

Our rising star in tennis, Ben, has had an incredible summer of success in various matches, even playing & winning the Road to Wimbledon 14u Tournament on the practice courts - Singles & Doubles Winner - amazing. Congratulations Ben! https://t.co/w0J7eOcNPX

07/09/21

The new build at Barton Manor School has really progressed over the summer. On schedule for completion next February. https://t.co/tdLw6vBfKk

01/09/21

The applications process for the new free school, Barton Manor School, is open today, 1 Sept. Apply online for a Y7 place only using the link below. Closing date Friday 10 December 2021. https://t.co/Svaz5Vxc89

26/08/21

Congrats to ex-student Harvey Lintott now playing professionally at Gills FC for scoring the winning penalty in a recent match against AFC Wimbledon. Thanks Kent Pro for the images. https://t.co/lD5hzvZoDs

25/08/21

Students and staff raised an incredible total of £7,773.09 for the School's chosen charities last year. Thanks to everyone who contributed.

24/08/21

We're looking for an experienced and qualified BCAT Trust Estates Manager/Site Manager for The Charles Dickens School. Please follow the link below for more information. We'd love to hear from you if this is something you're interested in. https://t.co/9LQFVMuHy2

23/08/21

Congratulations to our A Level students for some amazing results. In particular to the 14 students out of a cohort of 105 who have been awarded three or more A*/Distinction* grades in their subjects. A tremendous achievement! https://t.co/H5TURqjUJ4

23/08/21

Please see the link below to view the full Barton Manor School consultation summary report and associated appendices. App 1 provides an executive summary of the responses received and App 2 provides a summary of the FAQs, and the Trust responses. https://t.co/MraVOBzSNK

05/08/21

Sports Day wasn't quite the same again this year, but at least we managed to get out and enjoy year group Sports Mornings and Afternoons and the weather was kind to us! https://t.co/nLlNW1UXmR

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

Wellbeing

Wellbeing can be understood as how people feel and how they function, both on a personal and a social level, and how they evaluate their lives as a whole. New Economics Foundation

Why is Wellbeing Important?

Wellbeing is a vital factor in each of our lives, shaping the way in which we understand ourselves and one another, and influencing a range of long-term outcomes.  In the journey from childhood to adolescence and early adulthood, it becomes even more vital.  Enjoying positive wellbeing opens the door to improved physical and cognitive development, better relationships with family members and peers, and a smoother transition to independence.

HeadStart Kent

At Barton Court Grammar School we are delighted to be the only Grammar School in the Canterbury District to be chosen for phase 3 of the HeadStart Kent Project. The project  aims to support young people by developing their skills of resilience and perseverance as they take the steps into young adulthood. Full detail of the Headstart project, along with associated resources can be found here: http://www.headstartkent.org.uk/

Wellbeing Room

The school boasts a fully refurbished and staffed ‘Wellbeing’ room in the old school house; this is a specialist room developed and led by our SENCO, which provides a space within school for students to relax and discuss any issues, including strategies to move forward. The wellbeing room also hosts lunchtime mindfulness sessions for students, and provides a space for our 100+ trained peer mentors to be available for drop in sessions during break and lunch. We also have full provision to support the mental wellbeing of our learners, through access to school counsellors and external agencies where required.

Peer Mentors

Over 100 students from Y8 to Y13 have been trained as peer mentors over the last 2 years. Each peer mentor is matched to a tutor group in the year below. Peer mentors attend tutor times with their matched tutor group at least once per fortnight and provide small group support for their peers, as well as providing 1:1 support for individuals.

Resilience Questionnaires

All students in the school complete a termly survey on wellbeing and resilience during tutor time. We use this survey to help identify students who may need additional support but have not yet come forward. We also use this information as a baseline measure to compare against, since students will repeat the survey each term, so we can see trends and patterns in wellbeing amongst our student population.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for Staff and Sixth Form

Through our involvement with HeadStart Kent, 3 members of staff have received the full Youth Mental Health First Aider training. In addition, a further 9 members of staff completed the introductory YMHFA lite course in 2018-19. This course was also open to parents and Sixth Form students to broaden our reach and enhance understanding and support amongst our school community. Training is provided by Maidstone and Mid Kent Mind – for which the link can be found below.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a core aspect of the HeadStart Kent research. Opportunities for mindfulness are built into tutor time, using materials provided from the mindfulness training course. The pastoral team have received training in mindfulness techniques.

Online Counselling

Students have access to Kooth.com, a website dedicated to supporting wellbeing by providing forums, articles and online counselling. The link for Kooth can be found below.

Wellbeing Forum Teams

At Barton Court Grammar School we have a dedicated team of staff who meet termly to discuss and address wellbeing issues among the student and staff body. There are strategies in place to boost staff wellbeing embedded throughout the academic year. Within each tutor group there is a wellbeing representative, who sits on a student wellbeing forum team to discuss and address wellbeing issues amongst students. The work of this team directly influences the content of PSHEE and tutor time, reacting to current issues within the community and providing educational support in matters such as knife crime, exploitation and drugs, in response to student requests.

Provision of Opportunities to Support Wellbeing

Elements of the PSHEE curriculum for KS3 and KS4 are supported by subjects across the school, particularly Science, PE, Food Technology, and RPE. The PSHEE curriculum includes the following core themes:

  • health and wellbeing
  • relationships
  • living in the wider world

Enrichment Days across the year provide opportunities for students to engage with a range of topics, issues, speakers, and access to sources of support. Enrichment Days offer directed activities that help students to identify ways in which they can identify risks, make choices that lead to emotional and physical wellbeing, and can deal with the roles and responsibilities they will encounter as they mature and reach adulthood. The wellbeing days are coordinated by Ms Cullimore (Lead Teacher of PSHEE) with the support of Mr Lintott (Associate Assistant Head Teacher). Students are involved in the planning of the Enrichment Days via wellbeing form representatives and evaluation forms.

Useful Links

HeadStart Kent: https://www.headstartkent.org.uk/

Kooth.com: https://www.kooth.com/

Maidstone and MidKent Mind https://www.maidstonemind.org/

Mindful: https://www.mindful.org/meditation/mindfulness-getting-started/

Youth Mental Health First Aid: https://mhfaengland.org/individuals/youth/

Youth Wellbeing Directory: https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/youth-wellbeing/

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