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Meet the Team

Ms K Cardus
Ms K Cardus
Executive Headteacher
Barton Court Academy Trust
Mrs C Bénard-Grosso
Mrs C Bénard-Grosso
Senior Deputy Headteacher
Barton Court Academy Trust
Mr M Blake
Mr M Blake
Trust ICT Strategy & Project Manager
Barton Court Academy Trust
Mrs R Light
Mrs R Light
Trust Personnel & Marketing Manager
Barton Court Academy Trust
Mrs T Swift
Mrs T Swift
Trust Finance & Premises Manager
Barton Court Academy Trust
Mr W Smith
Mr W Smith
Headteacher
The Charles Dickens School
Mr J Hopkins
Mr J Hopkins
Headteacher
Barton Court Grammar School

“Ms K Cardus is the Executive Headteacher of both Barton Court Grammar School and The Charles Dickens School; the Lead Professional and Accounting Officer of the Trust, and Principal Designate for the ...”

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“Mrs Bénard-Grosso is an experienced teacher in the Department of Languages at Barton Court Grammar School and teaches a range of students from Year 7 to Year 13.  Mrs Bénard-Grosso ...”

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“Mr Blake is the Trust ICT Strategy and Project Manager within the Business Management Team for BCAT. Mr Blake is responsible for ICT Strategy and Development within the Trust, and manages the School ...”

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“Mrs Light is PA to the Executive Headteacher and Head of School at Barton Court Grammar School, as well as Office, Personnel & Marketing Manager for the Trust within the Business Management Team. ...”

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“Mrs Swift is the Trust Finance and Premises Manager within the Business Management Team for BCAT.  In this role Mrs Swift manages a small finance team who oversee the day to day finances in all ...”

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“Mr W Smith is the Headteacher at The Charles Dickens School. Mr Smith joined CDS in June 2019. Previously Mr Smith was Principal of The Folkestone Academy, the largest school in Kent, leading the sch...”

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“Mr Hopkins commenced his role as Headteacher at Barton Court Grammar School in January 2020. Prior to joining Barton Court he had worked for over 14 years at both the girls and boys grammar schools i...”

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