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19/02/20

Reminder: Year 10 Parents' Evening Monday 24 February at 4.30pm.

18/02/20

Year 10 Design Technology have been engaged in the research and design of a speaker unit to connect to a phone, laptop or mp3 player. https://t.co/wA5kVyGuxb

17/02/20

The art department are requesting plastic bottle tops and lids to create a piece of art work through recycling. Please start saving them and bring them in by the end of March! https://t.co/ff695233h0

14/02/20

Year 11 after school interventions 2.50pm-3.50pm Tuesday-Friday. Please check your child’s planner weekly for the sessions they are required to attend. https://t.co/0HXcBXYU4Q

14/02/20

NCS 4 phase programme for Year 11 students this summer costs £50. This covers all food, accommodation, travel & activities. All receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister which is recognised by universities, employers & apprenticeships https://t.co/gG9Ts1XTQ0 https://t.co/Sm10DnrVIV

14/02/20

And they're off! Ski group heading to Pila, Italy, for half term week. Watch here for daily updates. https://t.co/5QHA4NcT8U

13/02/20

Ski trip departs 12 noon tomorrow! Check out the snow report! https://t.co/yfhU7vZRZ5

12/02/20

Year 10 Parents' Evening - Monday 24 February at 4.30pm. Please ensure that your child is making appointments

12/02/20

CDS beat Chatham & Clarendon in the final, making them Year 8 Thanet Dodgeball Champions 2020 https://t.co/Zl5XaUShYA

11/02/20

CDS Anti Bullying Ambassadors and Student Voice held a cyber bullying workshop with Year 7 & 8 students for internet safety day. https://t.co/b8IG8eGe6B

10/02/20

CDS has 35 Anti Bullying Ambassadors in conjunction with the Diana Award. There is always someone to speak to if students feel unsafe, vulnerable, upset or lonely. https://t.co/BzxHu01Vcc https://t.co/xk78A3ebLN

Introduction

Life-long learning: a Thinking school’s approach

At The Charles Dickens School we believe that education is more than the sum of subjects. It is also about what you learn and how you learn.

Research by The Sutton Trust has shown that when pupils understand how they think and learn they make greater progress and become more resilient and adaptable. We believe, along with mastery of Mathematics and English, these will be the key skills to future success in an ever-changing and technological world. Our pupils will be given opportunities to discover more about how they learn and will be given real “thinking tools” to support them in their learning, particularly more complex problem-solving and creativity. They will be encouraged to work together in teams and enjoy new friendships, take on roles of responsibility and develop a mature sense of values.

 

 

“In Year 7, everyone was very supportive and helped me to settle in. Now, in Year 11, I am still supported, but I am being encouraged to be an independent learner”.
- Y11 Prefect