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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

16/06/20

Text ‘Kent’ to 85258 for help when life gets overwhelming and you need support. It is silent, free, confidential and anonymous. They are here 24/7 - text any time. 24 hours a day, seven days a week. https://t.co/1KfdW0tVor

16/06/20

You can call the Single Point of Access (SPA) ON 0300 1234496. SPA is there to help you explore mental health issues for young people and find the appropriate response https://t.co/idHQuTNFr4 https://t.co/t5eNvAyhxP

16/06/20

Aged between 10-16 and need mental health support? Kooth is . Please visit https://t.co/mTjx6NCCTz to register for their supportive online community where they have lots of guided support courses and resources for you. https://t.co/cQvL9n5wJW

10/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: (Tweet 2 of 2) Links: Anxiety UK : https://t.co/9EYqoB1nvI Men's Health Forum : https://t.co/wv4OKkVS11 Mind : https://t.co/OhcG8uZQYw

10/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: (Tweet 1 of 2) We focus on using the APPLE technique to notice and challenge thoughs and worries. https://t.co/NlCztBEYBD.

10/06/20

Text ‘Kent’ to 85258 for help when life gets overwhelming and you need immediate support - it is silent, free, confidential and anonymous 24/7. We are 24/7, whenever you need mental health support. https://t.co/Th9EdnD7wZ

10/06/20

Home Learning – Hospitality & Catering A delicious summery strawberry cheesecake and a stack of sweet cinnamon rock cakes! Well done to our budding chefs! https://t.co/0mt5eysHdO

10/06/20

If your child is aged 4-19 and struggling with emotional health, you can access support from the Children and Young People’s Counselling Service. Go to https://t.co/AcqZkSiCRj or ring 0300 123 4496 for more information. https://t.co/Cj0EsuQCc5

KS3 Curriculum – exciting new learning pathways

This page of the website provides a guide to the new learning pathways offered at KS3. We do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach.  We ensure that each pupil has a tailored curriculum as far as possible to meet their needs, aptitude and interests. Each pathway is designed to maximise student progress at KS3 and KS4.

There are 3 learning pathways:

a) The English Baccalaureate (EBacc), “Grammar Stream” pathway

b) The “Main” pathway

c) The “Secondary Ready” pathway

It is important that every student follows the most appropriate learning pathway that meets their needs and reflects their prior attainment and progress to date. The learning pathway should provide sufficient pace and challenge to learning and reflect the student’s individual interest, talents and academic ability. All pathways provide each student with a broad and balanced curriculum at an appropriate pace and pitch of learning to ensure all students make expected or more than expected progress at KS3. Students in the Grammar Stream and Main Pathway study English, Mathematics and Science at the same time and are in sets based upon ability and progress within each subject regardless of their learning pathway.

KS3 is studies in 2 years with KS4 courses starting at the beginning of Year 9.

 

Pathway A – The English Baccalaureate (EBacc), “Grammar Stream”

This is an exciting new curriculum pathway designed to provide further challenge and extension to your child’s learning in preparation for study at GCSE in Y9. This is the most prestigious learning pathway offered and will lead to the English Baccalaureate qualification in Y11. The EBacc pathway provides students with a broad range of academic subjects upon which to build any future career options.

Students study English, Mathematics, Science, Computer Science, Spanish, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Design Technology, Art, Music, Drama, Dance and PE.

 

Pathway B – The “Main” Pathway

This is an exciting new curriculum pathway designed to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that is both challenging and stimulating. Like the “Grammar Stream” students study a broad range of academic subjects except instead of studying Spanish students have extra curriculum time in the Creative Arts, such as Dance, Drama and Music.

Students study English, Mathematics, Science, Computer Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Design Technology, Art, Music, Drama, Dance and PE.

 

Pathway C – The “Secondary Ready” Pathway

The “Secondary Ready” Learning Pathway is an exciting new curriculum pathway designed to further support your child through their secondary education. The curriculum based offer will focus on literacy and numeracy allowing your son/daughter to gain the essential skills necessary to achieve in secondary school.

Students study English, Mathematics, Science, Computer Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Design Technology, Art, Music, Drama, Dance and PE.

However, this alternative pathway is taught slightly differently with extra essential lessons in Mathematics and English and project-based learning in Humanities and Performing Arts with a literacy focus.

 

These changes at KS3, along with other changes at the School, provide huge opportunities for students to make outstanding progress and achieve their full potential at both KS3 and KS4.