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03/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday - Useful links Kent Resilience Hub https://t.co/uYForYTH2o For emotional growth and resilience. One You Kent https://t.co/UHMzv1LEZt – For physical and mental health. Moodspark https://t.co/7QbZgYmm51 - For 10-16 year olds.

03/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday - managing feelings (2 of 2) Positive actions to manage emotions: Exercise Be kind to others Be open and accepting Distract yourself Challenge negative thoughts Get some fresh air Notice the good things in life

03/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday - managing feelings (1 of 2): Name the feeling Accept the feeling Express the feeling Pick a healthy way to take care of yourself

03/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday - controlling and managing emotions. Watch this video to see why we might be feeling the way we do at the moment. https://t.co/N3XQR9Zjo8 Watch this 5 minute guided Mindfulness session. https://t.co/CAizCWHBeI

02/06/20

Home Learning - Hospitality & Catering Students were given a mystery box of 3 leftover ingredients to which they could add one of their own choice. Here is one of the submissions with added advocado! https://t.co/vO0NKjhUsX

02/06/20

Home Learning – Hospitality & Catering (2 of 2). Some fine examples of what Year 9 have been creating in their home kitchens. https://t.co/kz8EjP2pHU

02/06/20

Home Learning – Hospitality & Catering (1 of 2) Some fine examples of what Year 9 have been creating in their home kitchens. https://t.co/yb9UVx8I39

02/06/20

If children aged between 10-16 need mental health support Kooth is here for them. Visit https://t.co/mTjx6NCCTz to register for their supportive online community. They have lots of guided support courses and resources. https://t.co/tz5ugSj5bT

01/06/20

Home Learning – Art. Some excellent examples of home learning from our art students. https://t.co/JGZZJ06hYv

01/06/20

If you are concerned about a young person’s mental health you can call the Single Point of Access on 0300 1234496. SPA is there to help you. You can access resources https://t.co/uYForYTH2o https://t.co/c3Hl6Ub6ku

27/05/20

Wellbeing Wednesday (3 of 3): ‘Down Dog ‘is an app currently for free to students based around Yoga and really is fun and relaxing When students log on they should be sure to use their school email address so that there is no charge. https://t.co/ToOWOe1AOe

27/05/20

Wellbeing Wednesday (2 of 3) A great link it to support us is https://t.co/YLg6dU7jtH Some really useful info around Wellbeing and a short quiz for students to take that gives feedback on their own wellbeing at this point in time.

27/05/20

Wellbeing Wednesday (1 of 3): Support during the Covid-19 outbreak. Below is a website that contains information and suggests activities relating specifically to Covid-19 and managing our anxious thoughts and feelings. https://t.co/gD2lc84b7k

15/05/20

Year 9 and 10 students have been hard at work this week creating fantastic bakes and showing amazing skills. Lucky families to have these impressive chefs in the house! https://t.co/MtLmS7Ijz9

15/05/20

Year 9 and 10 students have been hard at work this week creating fantastic bakes and showing amazing skills. Lucky families to have these impressive chefs in the house! https://t.co/P7BcO55tqj

15/05/20

Year 9 and 10 students have been hard at work this week creating fantastic bakes and showing amazing skills. Lucky families to have these impressive chefs in the house! https://t.co/kv7ysWX6AA

15/05/20

Year 11 Hospitality & Catering student completes her Food Allergy on line training with the Food Standards Agency – Massive congratulations to Sophia, this is not an easy course so well done! https://t.co/IkXBD15JRc https://t.co/td2ahWXZaP

13/05/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: Mindfulness can move thoughts and feelings as you focus on something that engages your senses. These moments will allow you to be present in the here and now and will allow you to reset your mind. https://t.co/xxmwTyR1wX

07/05/20

Home Learning Tweet 3 of 3 - Hospitality & Catering students have submitted photographs of their recent bakes and meals made at home. Lucky families to have such talented chefs at home! https://t.co/vgQ05hkZ24

07/05/20

Home Learning Tweet 2 of 3 - Hospitality & Catering students have submitted photographs of their recent bakes and meals made at home. Lucky families to have such talented chefs at home! https://t.co/I7jXB6RnEh

07/05/20

Home Learning Tweet 1 of 3 - Hospitality & Catering students have submitted photographs of their recent bakes and meals made at home. Lucky families to have such talented chefs at home! https://t.co/FYYRAotsKN

07/05/20

Retweeted From National Online Safety

Throughout the pandemic we are spending more time online at home, and with that comes dangers. 💻 Our latest online risks series feature takes a look at online grooming and the steps we can take to protect our children from it >> https://t.co/EbhnRQx4Xv https://t.co/Hb6f1IcULJ

06/05/20

Wellbeing Wednesday - CDS students focus on resilience. We celebrate 75 years since the end of WWII on Friday when resilience was quickly learnt and people adapted. This won't last forever! https://t.co/ruVikjQphp https://t.co/HuJLK6u32J

06/05/20

Wellbeing Wednesday - Areas of resilience: Be positive; be focused; be flexible; be organised; be proactive. Tips: Make connections; keep a daily routine; self-care; set achievable goals; think of yourself positively. https://t.co/USjjkC4aQI

05/05/20

Home Learning – Art - Tweet 3 of 3 Students were given the brief to draw a bug of their choice and decorate, using doodle designs; being creative. Here are photographs of some of the submissions. Great artwork and imagination! https://t.co/56ZwYrG1AT

05/05/20

Home Learning – Art - Tweet 2 of 3 Students were given the brief to draw a bug of their choice and decorate, using doodle designs; being creative. Here are photographs of some of the submissions. Great artwork and imagination! https://t.co/XOyoaLCrQb

05/05/20

Home Learning – Art - Tweet 1 of 3 Students were given the brief to draw a bug of their choice and decorate, using doodle designs; being creative. Here are photographs of some of the submissions. Great artwork and imagination! https://t.co/QuE3trVXJY

04/05/20

Look at this amazing birthday cake made by a Year 9 Hospitality & Catering student, for her practical submission. Chocolate cake with Nutella icing dyed in blue food colouring. What a fantastic surprise for her brother! https://t.co/Od5cj3FSxf

04/05/20

Home Learning - Year 9 and 10 Hospitality and Catering students were extremely busy last week making mouth watering creations. Check out these photographs. https://t.co/FPVlXwXGZm

04/05/20

Retweeted From East Kent Hospitals

Daisy Dorman, from Broadstairs, has created a music video to say thank you to NHS staff working on the frontline of the coronavirus outbreak🤩 To see her video that has had 22,000 views go to: https://t.co/DSedDJRh80 Read more: https://t.co/iKmCtEpGFT

01/05/20

Retweeted From Local Offer

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01/05/20

Retweeted From SARCHS

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28/04/20

Home learning – The Dad of a Year 9 hospitality student had an amazing treat made for him by his daughter on his birthday. Fabulous design and finishing skills. https://t.co/TS8VXoQfsY

28/04/20

Home learning – William in Year 7 has been working hard on his home learning. Check out these photographs. Keep up the good work William! https://t.co/6LB91h7mDk

24/04/20

Brilliant Club News – Year 9 & 10 students have passed their Brilliant Club project on Germline Editing with a number achieving the highest possible grade. Students will have their Graduation Trip to look forward to soon! https://t.co/nrztMF2mpu

22/04/20

Wellbeing Wednesday - Click on this link to show you how with just a few minutes per day Mindfulness will help and support you. Even if it this isn’t for you, it may help you or someone in your family in the future. https://t.co/34hPNcgAaF

22/04/20

Wellbeing Wednesday See the attached benefits of mindfulness https://t.co/34hPNcgAaF https://t.co/CywAZDCOBs

21/04/20

Home Learning – Hospitality & Catering Year 9 beautifully decorated spring cake. https://t.co/89R4z7k88A

15/04/20

Home Learning in History – After finishing his history home learning and assignment, Josh in Year 7 continued by reading about Henry VIII. Great focus here from Josh, on continuing his learning at this time. https://t.co/G8qcahYTc3

Secondary Ready Graduation 2018

Posted on: 17/01/2019

The “Secondary Ready” Learning Pathway is an exciting curriculum pathway designed to further support children through their secondary education. The curriculum based offer focuses on literacy and numeracy allowing the development of the essential skills necessary to achieve in secondary school.

When students are ready they graduate from this pathway into mainstream secondary education.  8 students graduated this year at the end of Term 2 at a ceremony led by Mrs Harrison, Deputy Headteacher and Miss Oxley-Moore, Secondary Ready TA, and it was a great success. 

Students received their certificates and 2 Year 7 graduates gave a moving speech about their goals and achievements throughout this learning pathway which you can read below. 

 “Good afternoon everyone -

Since starting our journey in September, at The Charles Dickens School, we have proven to ourselves just how skilled and talented our abilities are in our education. We are strong and hardworking. We have the chance to ask questions should we not understand knowing full well just how supportive and dedicated our teachers are. We have the strength to pass our classroom work to make our teachers and parents proud, but most importantly to make ourselves proud.

In our time of being in Secondary Ready we have been taught so much more that has helped us with both our education and our personal development. It has given us a chance to see that education is a lot more than just reading books, knowing our timetables and to answer essay questions. It has taught us to be young adults, to be good listeners, to respect each other with equality, to build good friendships, to love, to care and to always be kind. In our lessons we have been leaders, team players, artists, historians, even having the chance to travel around the world to develop our knowledge.

Our ethos here at The Charles Dickens School is to “Expect, Believe and Achieve”. We work together as a team towards our expectations to become the best people that we can be. Because of this we are given the chance to believe in ourselves, to believe what we do is important and to show that we can make a difference. It has given us the confidence and knowledge to achieve our goals in our education to continue to do our best.

Giving students the chance to have extra support that Secondary Ready provides us is something that most students desire and it is something that we all, here today, can be thankful for. Whether you are a Year 7 or a Year 8, moving into mainstream or continuing your education, we all work together to strive forward.

We would like to take the opportunity to say a massive thank you to all the teachers that have supported us since our journey began here in September. Your hard work, support and dedication has not gone unnoticed. Through the hard times and the good times, knowing we had your support is something we will always remember.

We would like to thank you TAs who work closely with us, to help with our understanding in lessons, personal growth and always being there to listen to us when we should need it,  is something that won’t be forgotten lightly.”

And lastly, a big thank you to Mrs Bennett.  Even though she could not be here today, we know that she is proud of our achievements and proud that we are all here today working together as team that we all are.

We are looking forward to continuing our education here. To build and develop our skills and knowledge but most importantly, to always be the best people that we can be.  Thank you”

The School is extremely proud of their graduates.

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