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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

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01/05/20

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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

Literacy & Numeracy Catch Up Premium

THE LITERACY AND NUMERACY CATCH UP PREMIUM REPORT AND STRATEGY 2018-19

 

The government has made a commitment to provide additional funding to schools for each Year 7 student who did not achieve the expected standard in reading and/or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2.

In the academic year 2017-18, schools received and additional premium of £500 per Year 7 student who did not reach the expected standard in reading and/or mathematics at the end of Year 6.

This money is used by schools to resource and devise support programmes that are specifically designed to enhance literacy and numeracy for those students who are below the expected level. These programmes help to ensure that students are able to ‘catch-up’ with the core skills of reading and/or mathematics and can in turn access the secondary school curriculum more successfully.

The Charles Dickens School (CDS) joined Barton Court Academy Trust on 1 March 2017. The current literacy and numeracy catch-up premium allocation for the academic year 2018/19 is £21,593. This will be spent on the following provision:

Action - Literacy

Objective

 

Secondary Ready Curriculum

 

Secondary Ready Coordinator (Literacy)

 

 

The curriculum has been restructured to enable those pupils who did not secure level 3b or higher in English and/or math to have timetabled extra literacy & numeracy support lessons. Students in this group now access 15 extra hours of English and maths teaching per fortnight in small groups. This small group allows intensive and extended support to meet the needs of these pupils, ensuring that their core skills (which underpin the rest of the curriculum) are developed.

To that end specialist key skills staff have been employed and are utilized in delivering this curriculum.

The employment of two TA’s to support the Secondary Ready classes and to provide small group and individual catch-up literacy withdrawal sessions

To promote and support the faster progress in literacy, reading and spelling of identified catch-up students.

Whole School Literacy Coordinator

To promote the teaching of literacy across the curriculum, focussing in particular on supporting L3 students through transition from Year 6 into Year 7 and the progress of the “Secondary Ready” students

Accelerated reader with Year 7 and 8. 

To foster and encourage the skill of reading. To provide an analysis of students’ reading ability and understand the aspects of their reading ability that needs support.

Bedrock Learning from Years 7-11

All students will have dedicated time within English lessons to work through the vocabulary program.  This will also be supported through the English department homework setting.

Year 7 – 10 diagnostic screening and assessment (NGRT) Autumn Term 2017 and ongoing for new Year 7 cohort

All diagnostic testing provided us with an accurate baseline for individual needs and also highlighted issues not apparent from the Key Stage 2 results

 

The expansion of a homework support club. 

To provide an environment where targeted students have support accessing homework, they receive help creating a better standard of homework and are able to ask for advice from teachers outside of lesson time.

 

Action - Numeracy

Objective

 

Secondary Ready Curriculum

Secondary Ready Coordinator (Numeracy)

 

As above

The employment of two TA’s to support the Secondary Ready classes and to provide small group and individual catch-up numeracy withdrawal sessions

As above

 

Appointment of a Whole School Numeracy Coordinator

To promote the teaching of numeracy across the curriculum, focussing in particular on supporting L3 students through transition from Year 6 into Year 7 and the progress of the “Secondary Ready” students

 

To continue to purchase relevant numeracy resources

 

To promote a wide range of appropriate resources.

The expansion of a homework support club. 

To provide an environment where targeted students have support accessing homework, they receive help creating a better standard of homework and are able to ask for advice from teachers outside of lesson time.

Year 7 form time activities with MyMaths

To provide individual support and feedback

 

The Literacy and Numeracy Catch up Premium Report and Review 2017 - 2018