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21/05/24

On 4 May, Barton Court hosted the largest post-COVID chess tournament, adult or junior, in East Kent... the Kent Megafinal. Read more at https://t.co/FAuqGA9ULb pic.twitter.com/sTW2cQb9cU

20/05/24

All students have had an assembly from Porchlight in preparation for our big charity event 'The Big Sleep Out' in July. Find out more: The Big Sleep Out 2024 is not too far away! - Latest News - Barton Manor School pic.twitter.com/s20aw5oBBM

10/05/24

We are delighted to be awarded which recognises the value we place on music both within the curriculum and through extra curricular activities & events. Read more: https://t.co/e3CONi0seX pic.twitter.com/0K3i4CVdUi

09/05/24

Late in March, students enjoyed our latest careers fair. Thank you to the local businesses and course providers for coming along to inspire our students. Read about the event at: https://t.co/iwM8THLmcg pic.twitter.com/hBharkKDgJ

15/04/24

Pupils and staff at Barton Manor School have embarked on an exciting journey to gain a prestigious Artsmark Award. Find out more at: https://t.co/YVlKntXx2K pic.twitter.com/kbQdnKLsPH

15/04/24

Our fantastic school is recruiting more admin staff... have a look and see if something grabs your interest! https://t.co/ln46vkR4rO pic.twitter.com/VLtyJdBm1F

06/03/24

Y8 Students at BMS will also be attending... pic.twitter.com/s1qtZqOqDH

08/12/23

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06/12/23

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30/11/23

We've recently begun a partnership with to provide students with greater access to the world of Performing Arts. For more information on the range of backstage and front of stage courses they run, have a look at https://t.co/NGhWv0yLmg pic.twitter.com/Cul3Q4F6bx

29/11/23

We are looking for a great DT Technician who wants to join our school and assist in a very supportive department. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in this role, please click the link below:https://t.co/uZSmrKkhcc

27/11/23

All students in Years 7 & 8 took part in an Anti-bullying Assembly by the local Police. They learnt about the laws, different types of bullying and the effects that bullying can have on others. pic.twitter.com/gRfmY1FubZ

22/11/23

We want to make a difference to the homeless of Canterbury. We are in urgent need of some festive treats for our Porchlight Christmas Gift Box Appeal. Please see our website for ideas of what can be donated by 1 Dec. We need time to wrap and deliver! Thank you. pic.twitter.com/0F3BJyVEJp

20/11/23

Another group of Y8 students visited last week to see the Crown Jewels, visit the White Tower and see Traitors Gate. They also attended a Protest and Rebellion workshop which they loved! pic.twitter.com/hWaSsycDpI

17/11/23

Our Bake Sale for Children in Need raised £215.30 which is amazing from just two year groups at BMS. pic.twitter.com/YGbFidaUgP

17/11/23

There's a real & growing concern re how many young people share inappropriate images online, leading to potential exploitation, blackmail & harm from a young age & leaving a lasting digital footprint. If you share it, you're involved. Speak to the DSL team if you've concerns. pic.twitter.com/F50JEb0XsB

17/11/23

Keeping Children Safe Online - a great poster for parents to share with their children. pic.twitter.com/ZkzIp0CV8p

16/11/23

Some Year 8 students at Barton Manor were pleased to head over to Barton Court and watch talks from the BBC Bitesize Careers roadshow last week. Students learned about a wide variety of career pathways in fashion, TV production and academia. pic.twitter.com/0UcgP0YKXh

14/11/23

We are proud of our students, Moree, Shafin & Laila for putting themselves forward as advocates for the young people of Canterbury in the elections. If you are aged between 11-18 please show your support by voting online at https://t.co/9HB0aUPA2T by Friday 17 November pic.twitter.com/mahHbLdd05

10/11/23

Students in Art made a poppy dress to commemorate Remembrance pic.twitter.com/NzB7xLLHBq

10/11/23

Students visited the Memorial in Canterbury to lay a wreath on behalf of BMS for those who have fought for our country. Meeting Eric from the RBL enabled them to learn about the role of the Legion & ask questions about the memorial & the importance of Remembrance Day pic.twitter.com/ML0A1NDkrx

08/11/23

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16/10/23

After a big victory last match the Y7 football team were looking to continue their form. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case in the 1st half with SLBGS leading two goals to nil. They fought back though & within the last 10 minutes won 3-2! Great fighting spirit & determination. pic.twitter.com/WmXAPqT0oj

12/10/23

A fantastic performance by the Year 8 Football team yesterday. After failing to put away the chances in their last game, the Year 8’s finally found their shooting boots securing a 7-1 victory against St Anselm's School. The team should be proud of their performance. pic.twitter.com/1Ab30EsHM6

12/10/23

A fantastic performance by the Y8 Football team yesterday. After failing to put away the chances in the their last game, the Y8’s final found their shooting boots securing a 7-1 victory against St Anselm's School. The team should be proud of their performance. pic.twitter.com/d09YD2CXUK

Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum intention is to prepare students for further education and/or employment with a combination of an academic and vocational curriculum which suits the needs of our students. This is done whilst giving the students some autonomy over their studies, allowing them ownership for their learning.

We aim to create well-rounded individuals who appreciate right from wrong and understand British values and what these mean in modern-day Britain. Through our focus on PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) they will be happy, healthy and safe, whilst learning how to be considerate of others and the environment, enabling them to become good citizens via SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural). The PSHE and SMSC curriculums are adaptive in response to local context and national priorities, as well as to address specific needs of the students at the school.

Students will leave Barton Manor School with a clear vision of, and prepared for, their chosen future. They will be equipped with the qualifications, knowledge, skills and morals needed to succeed.

 

Curriculum Overview

At Barton Manor School we will offer a broad and balanced curriculum, which is both challenging and stimulating. All pupils in Years 7 and 8 will follow the National Curriculum and in Years 9 to 11 they will have the opportunity to study a range of GCSE, Vocational, BTEC, Technical and Creative subjects. The curriculum will be designed as far as practically possible to meet the needs of all learners.

In Years 9 – 11 our curriculum will offer personalised pathways to successful and future opportunities in training, Further Education and ultimately in achieving fulfilling careers.

For any pupil who has additional and/or special educational needs we will have an outstanding team to support them. We will ensure that no child is left behind and all make exceptional progress. Equally, we will ensure any pupil who exhibits exceptional talents will be nurtured to excel.

Students at Barton Manor School will follow a curriculum that provides opportunity for students to study at a pace that suits each individual.  This curriculum has been designed to allow students to focus on the key knowledge and understanding required whilst eliminating, as far as possible, repetition of topics already covered in primary school.  English, Mathematics and Science strategies enable students to select a route that meets the individual needs of students.

The advantage of this scheme is a greater degree of flexibility and choice across the whole curriculum as students progress from Years 7 – 11.  Students will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of learning pathways which will allow for a more personalised curriculum for both GCSE and Technical subjects; thereby selecting subjects that are relevant to their interests and talents, along with providing the appropriate challenge for each individual.

During both Key Stages there will be a strong focus on PSHE and SMSC within the curriculum to support students in being safe and healthy in modern-day Britain, and have an understanding and consideration of others around them and the environment, enabling them to become good citizens; this will be done through lessons, the tutor programme, PSHE sessions and enrichment days. The school recognises and identifies the importance of concepts, sequencing and spaced repetition within its Curriculum in order to help pupils retain learning in the long-term memory.