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The Principal Reports:

Neil Gallagher, the Principal This week I am returning to the PROUD theme. You may recall that the PROUD ideals of Presentation, Respect, Organisation, Understanding and Determination, are all inter-linked and essential qualities that we think help our students to not only fulfil their potential from an educational viewpoint, but help them to become good citizens and productive members of society.

So far I have highlighted in my blogs the importance of how we present ourselves and our work, respect for each other and how being organised helps students to prepare for exams and their futures. ‘Understanding’ all of these ideals and ethos is something that we continue to impress upon students. As a teacher I still derive immense pleasure seeing a student’s understanding develop – those “penny drop” moments are part of the reason that we love teaching. Equally as students gain understanding in lessons they feel a real sense of achievement and excitement at gaining this knowledge.

As usual with the PROUD ideals we try and extend the connection and give it relevance beyond the classroom. Understanding other people’s needs, feelings and viewpoints is without doubt one of the most important social skills required for life. On the whole, our students are naturally very good at this, their fundraising and empathy with others is an unstoppable force, indeed, this week I received a link to a newsletter from Holly Court, thanking our students for their kindness and generosity at Christmas; please take a look using this LINK.

Our REaL (Religious, Ethical and Life-long Learning) programme (linked to PSHEE) helps to re-inforce these ideals and to challenge the preconceptions that we have of others. Our next REaL day is on 9th February and will cover a wide range of topics including human rights, racism, war and poverty; these are very current and thought provoking sessions. Following every REaL day, please ask your child about what they have learnt and how their understanding of these topics has changed and developed as a result.
We are always looking for opportunities to hear back from our parents to see how the REaL days have had an impact and so far the comments have been really positive. If your son or daughter has surprised and enlightened you as a result of one of these sessions I would be very pleased to hear from you by emailing
Neil Gallagher, Principal CCHS

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