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02/04/20

CDS is looking for a talented and inspirational Lead Teacher of PE https://t.co/lKu9Y5CHq7 https://t.co/rRwOcfd1l1

02/04/20

Another fine example of delicious hospitality Year 9 home learning! https://t.co/PMQhynG12d

02/04/20

Home learning – Year 7 one point perspective artwork https://t.co/OURVOxgF6W

01/04/20

Home learning - A great presentation, identifying the impact of palm oil on the environment. https://t.co/kNFxieTV0f

01/04/20

Home learning – Monday Maths! https://t.co/skO93GNvBK

01/04/20

Some more fabulous creations in hospitality home learning: building skills at home in readiness for Year 10 by making a pie with velouté sauce and a batch of Easter themed cakes. https://t.co/4M5kNAxPFF

27/03/20

Look at this amazing collage produced onto perspex by one of our students in school this week! https://t.co/Tw8mbvKcx9

27/03/20

Science home learning – A task involved making a model of the Earth’s structure from plasticine. https://t.co/nw4EvJUioC

26/03/20

Look at this amazing Hospitality & Catering home learning. Well done - someone's family are in for a treat this evening! https://t.co/vQw189m22D

17/03/20

Money raised for Sport Relief totals £991.31 – Well done everybody and thankyou! https://t.co/USEAlVXQfG

17/03/20

The art department is celebrating the brilliant Frank Stella inspired sculptures from our Year 7 students. https://t.co/wGl7eEHnfq

13/03/20

Look at the amazing work of our Year 11 Masterchefs! https://t.co/6b1SHHy09j

13/03/20

Reminder: Year 9 Parents' Evening Monday 16 March at 4.30pm

13/03/20

Remember that the Art Department are collecting bottle tops to complete a project with recycled material. Please save and send in! https://t.co/e6Pu1KwPLM

12/03/20

Year 9s visited Kent University for a campus day yesterday. They had a skills based session on what they need in University and toured the site. They completed a photography workshop and took photographs of items and places they thought represented University life. https://t.co/VIM0osETVQ

12/03/20

Year 7 & 8 Netball result against RHA - Year 7 win 9-0 Year 8 win 21-0 Well done CDS girls!

11/03/20

Reminder: Year 9 Parents’ Evening Monday 16 March at 4.30pm - Ensure appointments are being made or contact the Year team - Mr Shepperson dshepperson.kent.sch.uk or Mrs Knight lknight.kent.sch.uk

11/03/20

A small mixed group of students are working on a sculptural piece relating to “places and spaces” for entry into the Turner Contemporary Portfolio Competition – entries due by end of March. https://t.co/rMnYKKoOlK

11/03/20

“Grease is the word…” Rehearsals continue for July’s musical performance. Every Thursday after school 2.50pm-4.30pm.

10/03/20

Deadline for Year 8 Options forms - Friday 13 March 2020. Please get these in on time or you run the risk of losing out on your preferred options.

10/03/20

Reminder: Year 7 & 8 Netball at CDS v RHA tomorrow, Wednesday 11 March.

10/03/20

Reminder Year 9 Parents' Evening Monday 16 March at 4.30pm. Ensure your child is making appointments and any problems contact the Year team - Mr Shepperson or Mrs Knight.

10/03/20

Tomorrow, Wednesday 11th, some of our Year 9 students visit Kent University - An opportunity to explore the campus and take part in University workshops.

09/03/20

Year 9 Kent University Workshop – Confidence in Public Speaking Students were given a character and had to prepare an argument for keeping their place on a hot air balloon, which was then presented to the rest of the class. These included Walt Disney and Donald Trump! https://t.co/4gqBeVpLHQ

09/03/20

Sport Relief – This week a “dance off” is being held daily. Students can go along at lunch time and “bust some moves” with Tik Tok for a small donation to this worthy cause. Watch this space for the total raised at the end of the fundraising! https://t.co/x3t3sLCjKw

09/03/20

Year 7 Rugby at Sandwich tomorrow, 4pm against Sandwich, King Ethelbert, RHA, Dover Christ Church

09/03/20

Year 7 & 8 Girls Netball at home against RHA on Wednesday. Girls, check the team sheets please!

06/03/20

Countdown to CDS Cultural Capital days 2nd and 3rd April: Year 7 visit Kent County Cricket ground Year 8 visit Howlett's Wildlife Park Year 9 Historians visit Leeds Castle Year 9 Geographers visit the O2 and QE Park, London Year 10 visit the Olympic Park, Stratford

06/03/20

"Grease is the Word" Countdown to Grease the musical at CDS in July. Rehearsals every Thursday 3pm-4.30pm

05/03/20

Countdown to Year 9 Parents' Evening, Monday 16th March 4.30pm. Ensure that your child is making appointments! Any problems, contact the Year team.

05/03/20

World Book Day focused on “reading is power” and “get social”. Homework is set on ShowMyHomework for Y7-9 to write a review of one of the reading texts that they have read. Closing date, last day of term. Prizes on offer! https://t.co/d8KUr5iC4Z

05/03/20

Year 10 students took part in a ‘Degree in a Day’ with CCU. They undertook a variety of activities to experience how they would study and research the psychology of video game addiction. Students then presented their work and findings to the group. https://t.co/cCgipJ5bLu

05/03/20

7 Things You should know about the teenage brain https://t.co/cTNfPfCxgn

05/03/20

Young Minds Parents Helpline is available to offer advice to parents and carers worried about a child or young person under 25 https://t.co/enUzC4N6L3 https://t.co/CDgvMBeO6P

04/03/20

CDS have a daily Mindfulness Club that runs at lunch times. Students should speak to Mrs Knight for more information.

04/03/20

Support your child with anxiety issues. https://t.co/z2W7rO9oYe

04/03/20

Need help understanding your teenager's brain? Check this out ... https://t.co/EZlawDUjZA

04/03/20

Support your child with developing strong self-esteem. https://t.co/tMOxSrnNLW

04/03/20

At CDS we have a team of Peer Mentors in Year 10 and 11 that support, and mentor, Year 7 and 8 students. https://t.co/n1w7FTwcSG

03/03/20

Rugby update: Year 7 & 8 played training games against Royal Harbour – results were very close!

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