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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

Safeguarding

General Safeguarding

At Barton Manor School, our students' wellbeing is important to us and we take safeguarding issues very seriously. If there is any reason to suspect that a student has suffered bullying or discrimination, or is likely to suffer significant harm, you must inform the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) immediately using the contact details below. Our staff will then follow the procedures according to Barton Manor’s Safeguarding Policy. Students can access the ‘Green Button’ reporting tool on their year group TEAMs channel, which is monitored during school working hours.

Please find some useful contact details for our Safeguarding Team:

Safeguarding email: safeguarding@bartonmanor.org

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mrs H Stanley

Prevent Officer: Mrs H Stanley

Contact Details for Kent Children’s Safeguarding Team: 03000 41111

Information on contacting the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) for safeguarding can be viewed and downloaded at: LADO-Details.pdf (rackcdn.com)

Please note

Additional Safeguarding information, and further websites and guidance can be found below which parents/carers and students are welcome to access.

Online Safety

Responsible use of Social Media and Mobile Phones

In today's social media age, children now have access to each other more than ever via social media and their mobile phones and devices.  As a school we strongly encourage clear boundaries on using phones and the Internet. Parents and guardians should not allow their children to play age inappropriate video games or to attend age inappropriate events.

Parents and guardians, as bill payers, have a responsibility for how mobile phones are used and can install controls on phones enabling them to filter which games, apps and websites their child can use, as well as monitor their usage. Be open and transparent with your child and discuss how they use their phone to help them understand what is appropriate and what is expected of them. 

We regularly publish information for parents and carers about the use of the Internet and social media and hope the links below are helpful to you:

Operation Encompass

At Barton Manor School we work in partnership with Kent Police and Children’s Services to identify and provide appropriate support to pupils who have experienced domestic violence in their household; this scheme is called Operation Encompass.

The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in or are witness to a domestic abuse incident. Domestic abuse impacts on children in a number of ways. Children are at increased risk of physical injury during an incident, either by accident or because they attempt to intervene. Even when not directly injured, children are greatly distressed by witnessing the physical and emotional suffering of a parent.

Encompass has been created to highlight this situation. It is the implementation of key partnership working between the police and schools. The aim of sharing information with local schools is to allow ‘Key Adults’ the opportunity of engaging with the child and to provide access to support that allows them to remain in a safe but secure familiar environment. 

In order to achieve this, the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub will share police information of all domestic incidents where one of our pupils has been present, with the Designated Safeguarding Lead(s) (DSL).  On receipt of any information, the DSL or DDSL will decide on the appropriate support the child requires, this should be covert dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.  All information sharing and resulting actions will be undertaken in accordance with Kent Police and MASH Encompass Protocol Data Sharing Agreement.  We will record this information and store this information in accordance with the record keeping procedures.

The purpose and procedures in Operation Encompass have been shared with all parents and governors. Further information can be found by clicking on the following link: https://www.operationencompass.org

At Barton Manor School our Key Adult is Mrs Stanley

Guides and Advice

Using Technology Safely Checklist View / Download
Using Social Media & Staying Safe for Pupils View / Download
What trusted adults need to know about Social Media and Mental Health View / Download
What pupils need to know about Cyberbullying View / Download
Children and Mobile Phones Leaflet for Parents View / Download
9 Top Tips To Get Smart About Children's Devices View / Download
14 Top Tips To Get Smart About The Devices In Your Home View / Download
Age Ratings Guidance View / Download
Screen Addiction Information View / Download
Parents Guide on Online Grooming View / Download
What parents need to know about Catfishing View / Download
Live Streaming Guide for Parents View / Download
What parents need to know about VPN View / Download
How to Spot Fake News View / Download
How are 8-12 year olds using social media View / Download

 

Sites, Apps, and Games

Facebook Guide: View / Download
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Twitter Guide: View / Download
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Instagram Guide: View / Download
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Snapchat Guide: View / Download
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Whatsapp View / Download
Youtube View / Download
Tumblr View / Download
Minecraft View / Download
Fortnite: Battle Royale View / Download
Grand Theft Auto View / Download
Doki Doki Literature Club View / Download
Momo Challenge View / Download
Houseparty View / Download
TikTok View / Download
YOLO View / Download


Extremism and Radicalisation Propaganda

Education Against Hate have created an online guide for parents on keeping your child safe from the dangers of radicalisation.

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Gangs

Information and advice leaflet for young people.

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Sexting

This involves sending or receiving explicit messages, images or videos of a sexual nature. It is illegal to share, make or take an indecent image of a child under the age of 18, even if it is consensual.

What Parents' Need to Know About Sexting View / Download
NSPCC Guidance View

 

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

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Child Exploitation

County Lines Gang Exploitation View / Download
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) View
Money Mules View / Download

 

The Law and Young People

LawStuff provides free legal information to children and young people to help them understand and access their legal rights.

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