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24/09/20

On Wellbeing Wednesday students looked at Digital Detox. A period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices. Regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world. https://t.co/Qm5gx6MUSE

17/09/20

H&C room - Completion! Thanks to the generous grant from The Savoy Educational Trust, the H&C room is now complete. Look at these photographs of the space our students now have – up to date, modern work stations fit for any budding chef to create and learn in. https://t.co/jOv3j1NuOr

16/09/20

Wellbeing Wednesday - students are looking self-care: taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health; taking an active role in protecting one’s own wellbeing and happiness, in particular during periods of stress. https://t.co/gKaPCjeIUr

21/08/20

Hospitality & Catering refurbishment update - The work benches are going in and soon we will have fully functional and individual kitchen work stations for students to work at! https://t.co/2LOaYnKXFJ

18/08/20

H&C Room Refurbishment - Work has continued over the last 3 weeks with the partition wall being erected and lots of behind the scenes work in terms of piping and electrics. The walls are clad in UPVC and the school logo is up! https://t.co/vLMFXnbAsk

24/07/20

H&C Refurbishment – Following our earlier post, and thanks to the grant from The Savoy Educational Trust, work continues through the summer break on the refurbishment of the Hospitality & Catering Room. The builders have arrived on site and work commences! https://t.co/sqin6NYDxS

14/07/20

H&C Refurb - We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in achieving a significant grant from The Savoy Educational Trust in order to enhance the facilities and encourage more students into the Hospitality Industry. Follow the refurb journey here. https://t.co/VrQ9eYoiKH

14/07/20

All Y11 students who have purchased a Year Book – Mr Taylor and Mrs Gore will be organising the distribution of Year Books on Wed 15 July in the School car park. An email has been sent regarding the safe collection on Wednesday, with guidelines to follow on arrival.

08/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday (2 of 2) Strategies for planning ahead and the change curve are attached and link to the earlier tweet with practical advice. https://t.co/AJ8lXXLNTE

08/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday (1 of 2): This week CDS students are thinking about the change curve; the internal emotional journey that people may experience when dealing with change. Attached are some practical ways to ease transitions and new beginnings. https://t.co/rRYIMGLLEJ

08/07/20

Notice to All Year 11 Students: The Prime Minister will address all school leavers on Friday 10 July at 10.00am. The broadcast can be found via Facebook and YouTube and a recording will be available on these platforms after the event.

03/07/20

Home Learning – Art (3 of 3) Students in Year 7 were given a brief to create land art pieces inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Please take a look at the photographs attached to see some of the stunning submissions we have received. https://t.co/tfw85TdzMF

03/07/20

Home Learning – Art (2 of 3) Students in Year 7 were given a brief to create land art pieces inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Please take a look at the photographs attached to see some of the stunning submissions we have received. https://t.co/CxQp1GeR11

03/07/20

Home Learning – Art (1 of 3) Year 7 were given a brief to create land art pieces inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Please take a look at the photographs attached to see some of the stunning submissions we have received. https://t.co/cp0pMgWqb0

01/07/20

If you’re aged 11-19 years old and struggling with emotions, we are still . Text Chathealth to 07520618850 for mental health support and find a number of ways to help you, or visit https://t.co/u8x5royiJj for more info https://t.co/qOumBHjNW3

01/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday - Have a listen to this song which sums up the hard times and difficulties that we have all faced together since March. We will have better days than others but we are all in this together and we will rise up and get through this! https://t.co/6I2K2ExYA3

01/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday – This week CDS students are looking at self-esteem. See the attached guide to self-esteem and how to improve it. Please reach out for help and support if you need it at https://t.co/mTjx6NCCTz https://t.co/MqxK8ewWOH

30/06/20

Hospitality & Catering – (2 of 2) Year 9s have been working on designing and making Buddha Bowls – beautiful, nutritious, plant based dishes packed full of goodness. Check these mad up dishes out on our photographs! https://t.co/jY9YFLBdpl

30/06/20

Hospitality & Catering – (1 of 2) Year 9s have been working on designing and making Buddha Bowls – beautiful, nutritious, plant based dishes packed full of goodness. Check these mood boards for planning out the dish on our photographs! https://t.co/YqcZb606J7

30/06/20

Aged between 10-16 and need mental health support? Kooth is . Please visit https://t.co/mTjx6NUdL7 to register for their supportive online community where they have lots of guided support courses and resources for you. https://t.co/YHG7APxkXY

29/06/20

Text ‘Kent’ to 85258 for help when life gets overwhelming and you need support 24/7 - text any time, day or night, whenever you need mental health support. We are https://t.co/C2zoS4QWx7

29/06/20

Please have a look at the link below – The government has issued some sound advice for parents and carers about keeping children safe during this unprecedented time. https://t.co/FQTrYMCbyf…/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-… https://t.co/r4arEE4NZc

26/06/20

If your child is aged 4-19 and struggling with their emotional health, you can access support from the Children and Young People’s Counselling Service. https://t.co/AcqZkSiCRj or ring 0300 123 4496 for more information. https://t.co/xARUPGbpXG

26/06/20

Mrs Booth has taken the decision to retire at the end of this year and we are now seeking a new Receptionist. Please see the ad below: https://t.co/wECySv5xYb…/receptionistadministrator-term… We wish Mrs Booth well in her future adventure! https://t.co/RvXCy6tKFb

25/06/20

Two of our Y7 students will be starring on the BBC2's “The Choir” on Tuesday 30th June at 9.00pm. They are “Singing for Britain”, an episode based around keyworker families and how music has brought people together during these times. https://t.co/yb8oMF3nOy

25/06/20

It’s been a confusing and worrying time recently, but Moodspark is . https://t.co/7QbZgYmm51 Providing mental health support to young people in Kent, the website has resources and service info. https://t.co/idHQuTNFr4 https://t.co/qBZlwHlsJL

24/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: If you need help, please take a look at these links for more information on how to support your Mental Health https://t.co/f4ppAoUphD https://t.co/OniKSYlPvc https://t.co/D09XpRJN5E

24/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: CDS students are looking at overwhelming feelings and using a 0–10 scale to explore thse. Take a look at the questions attached to explore thoughts and feelings. https://t.co/YWwHxcTpS5

24/06/20

Check out these links for top advice from the NHS on children returning to school and info from PHE on looking after your feelings and body. https://t.co/C9Gy366N5b…/top-nhs-doctor-issues-advice-…/ https://t.co/gI60YYhXxT…/Easy_read_lookin…

22/06/20

More photographs of what our CDS budding chefs have been creating at home. Some real growing talent here, well done! https://t.co/eEyqIcXfUA

22/06/20

Check out these photographs of what our CDS budding chefs have been creating at home. Some real growing talent here, well done! https://t.co/vtnq8Pvyin

22/06/20

If you’re aged 11-19 years old and struggling with emotions, ChatHealth are . Text Chathealth to 07520618850 for mental health support and find number of ways to help you, or visit https://t.co/u8x5roPTAR for more info https://t.co/9r41d4lf4u

17/06/20

Home Learning – Hospitality & Catering students have been sending in photographs of what they have been doing at home. Check out these photographs to see some amazing examples. https://t.co/Aq42EHLjwY

17/06/20

Year 9 Hospitality & Catering students are working on a picnic design project and have started by collecting their thoughts in a mood board. https://t.co/5B1wPtQpDn

17/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday (Tweet 2 of 2) Watch this video for the science of a good night’s sleep https://t.co/YvnRd9JUgQ Try these links to help you with meditation and breathing exercises https://t.co/70xSfGydbL https://t.co/N4lTkhkukE https://t.co/CfCXQPzgFP

17/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday (Tweet 1 of 2) Wellbeing isn’t ‘one size fits all’ - Everyone is different. As our wellbeing shifts and changes, we should remember to notice those changes. See the attached for useful tips on dealing with broken sleep. https://t.co/y2HXCSSO1P

17/06/20

Did you know that everyone aged 16-18 in Kent now has access to Big White Wall which provides confidential mental health support online 24/7. Visit https://t.co/81tukfON5h to join their online mental health community. https://t.co/DfgcqYBhbA

17/06/20

Home Learning – Hospitality & Catering students have been sending in photographs of what they have been doing at home. Check out these photographs to see some amazing examples. https://t.co/NvgEAmPomT

17/06/20

Year 9 Hospitality & Catering students are working on a picnic design project and have started by collecting their thoughts in a mood board. https://t.co/4ul4sBC818

17/06/20

The following support is available at this time. https://t.co/zCoHbUKfZf National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247 Childline 0800 1111 if you're a child/young person, a victim, or are worried about domestic violence. https://t.co/D6HWPr1PgR

Staff List

Senior Leadership Team

Ms K Cardus Executive Headteacher
Mr W Smith Headteacher
Mrs C Benard-Grosso BCAT Senior Deputy Headteacher: Teaching & Learning | Thinking Schools
Mr R Morgan Senior Deputy Headteacher: Behaviour & Attitudes
Mrs K Harrison Deputy Headteacher: Quality of Education
Mr R Henderson Assistant Headteacher: Quality of Education
Mr D Lee Assistant Headteacher: Behaviour & Attitudes
Ms L Lebby Assistant Headteacher: Behaviour & Attitudes

Extended Leadership Team

Miss K Burvill Director of English
Miss S Arthurs Director of Mathematics
Mr R Cave Director of Science
Mr A Weller Lead Teacher of History | Gifted & Talented Coordinator | Senior Lead Practitioner

BCAT Business Management Team

Mr M Blake Trust ICT Strategy and Project Manager
Mrs R Light Trust Personnel and Marketing Manager
Mrs T Swift Trust Finance and Premises Manager

Heads of Year

Mrs L Roden Head of Year 7
Mrs J Swinden Assistant Head of Year 7
Mr L Taylor Head of Year 8
Mrs V Gore Assistant Head of Year 8
Mr L Jones Head of Year 9
Mrs L Jones Assistant Head of Year 9
Mr D Shepperson Head of Year 10
Mrs L Knight Assistant Head of Year 10
Mr D Gonzalez-Bello Head of Year 11
Mrs J Clewley Assistant Head of Year 11

Art Department

Mrs S Chapman Lead Teacher of Art
Mrs P Matthews-Crow Teacher of Art
Mrs C Harrison Teacher of Art | Teacher of Spanish
Ms D Harrison Art Technician

Business Studies Department

Mr E Scott Lead Teacher of Business Studies
Mrs K Lamprell Teacher of Business Studies | Teacher of Geography
Mr W Smith Teacher of Business Studies | Headteacher

Computing Department

Mrs N Hales Lead Teacher of Computing
Mr M Dent Teacher of Computing

Dance & Performing Arts Department

Miss H Gore Lead Teacher of Creative Arts & Performing Arts | BTEC Coordinator
Mr L Jones Teacher of Drama | Head of Year 09

Design & Technology Department

Mrs E Fox Lead Teacher of DT
Mr C Cotter DT Technician

English Department

Miss K Burvill Director of English
Mrs J Shaw 2nd in English: KS3
Miss E Luck 2nd in English: KS4
Mrs E Endersby 2nd in English: Professional Tutor
Mr L Morris Literacy Coordinator | Lead Practitioner
Miss S Wilson Teacher of English
Mrs M Humphrys Teacher of English
Miss M Coleman Teacher of English
Mrs A Silva Teacher of English
Mr C Stavri Teacher of English
Miss L Butterfield Teacher of English

Geography Department

Mrs E Milligan Lead Teacher of Geography | Lead Teacher of Travel & Tourism
Miss K Harrison Teacher of Geography | Deputy Headteacher
Mr R Morgan Teacher of Geography | Senior Deputy Headteacher
Mrs K Lamprell Teacher of Geography | Teacher of Business Studies
Mr F Morley Teacher of Geography

Health & Social Care and Child Development Department

Ms K Oborne Lead Teacher of Health & Social Care and Child Development

History Department

Mr A Weller Lead Teacher of History | Gifted & Talented Coordinator | Senior Lead Practitioner
Mrs N Griffin Teacher of History | Senior Lead Practitioner
Mrs C Topsom Teacher of History | Closing the Gap Coordinator | Lead Practitioner
Miss A Murphy Teacher of History

Hospitality & Catering

Mrs K Naylor Lead Teacher of Hospitality & Catering
Miss E Williams Hospitality & Catering Instructor | Food Technician

Mathematics Department

Miss S Arthurs Director of Mathematics
Mrs B Pretorius 2nd in Mathematics: KS3
Mr K Boggis 2nd in Mathematics: KS4
Miss L Brocklehurst Lead Teacher of Secondary Ready: Mathematics
Mr D Gonzalez-Bello Teacher of Mathematics | Head of Year 11
Miss A Johnson Teacher of Mathematics | PSHE Coordinator
Mr R Smith Teacher of Mathematics
Miss M Stait Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs A Harding Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs D Ormsby Teacher of Mathematics

MFL Department

Miss C Colmena Lead Teacher of Spanish
Mrs D Jordan Lead Teacher of French | Lead Practitioner
Mrs C Harrison Teacher of Spanish | Teacher of Art

Music Department

Mr I Atkinson Lead Teacher of Music
Mr S Hopkins Teacher of Music

PE Department

Mr D Allen Lead Teacher of PE
Mr D Lee Teacher of PE | Assistant Headteacher
Miss L Lebby Teacher of PE | Assistant Headteacher
Mr D Shepperson Teacher of PE | Head of Year 10
Mr L Taylor Teacher of PE | Head of Year 08
Mrs L Roden Teacher of PE | Head of Year 07
Mr J Masters Teacher of PE

RE Department

Mr W Palmer Lead Teacher of RE
Mrs R Humphrey Teacher of RE | Teacher of Sociology

Science Department

Mr R Cave Director of Science
Mrs R Quaye 2nd in Science: KS3
Mr S Powell 2nd in Science: KS4
Mrs B Shepherd Teacher of Science: KS3 Science Coordinator
Mr R Henderson Teacher of Science | Assistant Headteacher
Mrs K Pluckrose Teacher of Science | Lead Practitioner
Miss A Parker Teacher of Science | Lead Practitioner
Miss L Beeston Teacher of Science
Miss S Wolsoncroft Teacher of Science
Mr A Mavromichalis Teacher of Science
Miss J Corby Senior Science Technician
Mrs D Greig HLTA of Science

Sociology Department

Mrs R Humphrey Teacher of Sociology | Teacher of RE

Travel & Tourism Department

Mrs E Milligan Lead Teacher of Travel & Tourism | Lead Teacher of Geography

Cover Supervisors

Miss C Airey Cover Supervisor
Miss A Whybrow Cover Supervisor

Hub/Student Support Department

Mrs L Dunbar Safeguarding and CIC Welfare Manager
Ms S Spain Attendance Improvement Manager - KS4
Miss M Rockhill Attendance Improvement Manager - KS3
Mrs Z Shrimpton Alternative Provision Manager
Mr P Shilling Senior Pastoral Manager
Miss E Read Isolation Manager | Careers Coordinator
Mr G Winter RU Manager
Mrs J Swinden Assistant Head of Year 07
Mrs V Gore Assistant Head of Year 08
Mrs L Jones Assistant Head of Year 09
Mrs L Knight Assistant Head of Year 10
Mrs J Clewley Assistant Head of Year 11

SEND Department

Mr D Long BCAT SENCO
Mrs J Sullivan Deputy SENCO
Miss H Cruttenden SEN Administrator
Mrs S Lewis LTA: Interventions
Miss J Chubb LTA: Interventions
Mr J Holloway TA: VI | SEN Coordinator
Miss D Denbeigh TA: Specialist SIPD
Mrs M Derbyshire TA: Specialist SIPD
Miss E Saunders TA: Specialist SIPD
Miss S Oxley-Moore TA: Secondary Ready
Mrs K Brannan TA: Secondary Ready
Mrs S Hilton-Haynes TA: VI
Mrs A Holton TA: VI
Miss A Ingram TA: VI
Miss F Haines TA: VI
Miss T Urooj TA: VI
Mrs D Harris TA
Mrs A Segal TA

Support Staff

Mrs R Light Trust Personnel and Marketing Manager
Mrs T Swift Trust Finance and Premises Manager
Mrs D Fitch PA to the Headteacher | Office Manager
Ms N Adams Management Information Officer
Ms B Johnson Examinations Manager
Mrs M Darvell SLT Administrator
Mrs K Vickers Receptionist
Mrs A Ormsby Personnel Officer
Mrs J Reynolds Finance & Payroll Officer
Mrs C Elassri Administration Assistant | Reprographics
Mrs J Underwood Administration Assistant
Mrs T Ashman Clerk to the Governors

ICT Support Staff

Mr M Blake Trust ICT Strategy and Project Manager
Mr D Savage Trust Lead ICT Technician
Mr J Ferris ICT Technician

Site Staff

Mr M Saffery Site Manager
Mr T Pomeroy Assistant Site Manager