Winter mental health support guide for young people
Written by Mr M Alderson
At this time of year, even if you are looking forward to the holiday season it is still important to take time to look after yourself. Sometimes, it can be hard to know where to go to get a little extra help and support to look after your own physical and mental health. The great news is, here in Kent there is lots of free support available to you, to help you stay well. This guide will help you to know what support is available and how to get help when you need it.
Most of our Year 13 DofE participants are in the final juncture of their Silver DofE award chasing up their assessor reports for their Volunteering, Physical and Skills activities which they have been pursuing over the past 12 months. Congratulations to the six participants out of 25, who have also completed their Bronze award in Summer 2022 and who will be receiving their award in March 2023 at our presentation evening (date to be confirmed). They are Febin D’Silva, Eloise Evans, Jacob Hyland, Joseph Sykes, Bethany Tebbutt-Ford and Ryan Vincent.
A whopping 37 year 12 students have now been enrolled on the Silver Duke of Edinburgh award program for 2022/2023 and we wish them well as they begin their quest to search for and embark upon their chosen Volunteering, Physical and Skills activities. They have all been set up in a Google classroom where all of their resources are posted including their training program. Regular weekly training begins in November and will continue until the practice and qualifying expeditions in the summer term. All students MUST ensure to get their 12-month sections started ASAP so that they are finished by this time next year and it does not interfere with IB mocks or other pressing deadlines.
Hardship help for families in Kent
Written by Mr M Alderson
Please follow the link to a Hardship Help guide. Directory of Support for families experiencing hardship is produced on behalf of the Local Children’s Partnership Groups (LCPG) to make it easier for you to get the right support, at the right time, and in the right way.
Exhibition Careers Fair 2022
Written by Mr C Pleasant
Thursday 29 September 2022 ADM Computing, Canterbury Archaeological Trust, On Architecture, Border Force, right through to Pfizer and Vattenfall Energy were present at our Exhibition Careers Fair 2022. Dane Court students had the opportunity to gather information, speak to employers and try out exhibition pieces as part of our careers fair. After a four year gap, the variety of local, national and international businesses, organisations, and higher education training providers who attended our careers fair yesterday, was broad and enlightening. They were able to give students insight into a variety of industry careers and opportunities open to them, and the pathways that will take them there. Dane Court would like to thank all exhibitors for their valuable time and Education Business Partnership Kent for arranging the event.
Dane Court Grammar School would like to express its deepest sympathies for the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Her dedication to the UK and the realms and territories of the Commonwealth was unparalleled, and we thank her for a lifetime of dedicated service. Our school will observe the national events of mourning, and continue to support our staff, students and families during this period. School hours will continue as normal, pending further announcements from government.
GCSE results 2022
Written by Mr M Jones
Year 11 students at Dane Court Grammar School celebrated some excellent GCSE grades on Thursday morning. There were many superb outcomes and individual successes across the year group, with 55% of grades at 7 or above.
Headteacher, Martin Jones, said, “The students have worked exceptionally hard and we are very proud of their achievements. These excellent grades reward the students’ hard work and commitment to their studies, as well as the expertise and dedication of the whole staff team. The students have approached the unprecedented challenges of the last two years with determination and maturity.”
Ben Forward, Deputy Headteacher, added, “The students are very well prepared for post-16 study and we look forward to further success in the Sixth Form. The vast majority of the year group will start their IB courses with us at the start of September.”
The Dane Court Grammar School Parents Association's monthly boot fairs usually take place at the school from 6:30am on the second Saturday of each month with breaks over winter and during the summer holiday. Read more...
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