Letter of Congratulations from the Minister of State for Education

We have received a letter from the Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister for State School Standards, congratulating the staff and students for the high levels of progress made by the pupils of Clacton County High School. Read more........

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The Principal Reports:

Neil Gallagher, Principal I often mention in my blogs how we are not only seeking the best educational outcomes for our students, but also preparing them for life beyond school. Indeed, our school motto highlights our vision for all students 'higher expectations, raising aspirations'. Last week there were many activities in school with just this purpose in mind.
We had a REAL Day (Religious Ethical and Life-long learning) aimed at stimulating and broadening viewpoints, to provoke thoughtful and mindful opinions and discussions. We hosted a STEM event (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in conjunction with the Smallpiece Trust and sponsored by Seafarers UK.
On Tuesday there was a Year 12 Enterprise Challenge supported by Marks & Spencer and Dominos. Students had to put together a business initiative to raise money which was then donated to charity. This followed on from an exceptionally successful National Careers Week. There was a truly aspirational visit to Warwick University for a group of Year 12 students, for a taster of uni courses and life away from home - You can read all about these events in this week's Parent News.
It was also an exceptionally busy week for our sports teams. Congratulations to our girls U13's football team who have got through to the southern counties final and will be defending their Schools Premier League title at Chelsea's training ground at Cobham on Monday. An early start for the team and Miss Townsend who will be on their way at 5.30am. Good luck girls.
Another early start for Mr Horsewill and our Year 7 and 8 boys athletics team who departed CCHS last Wednesday at 7.00am to take part in the Essex School Indoor Athletics Championships. The boys worked very hard and competed against some of the top schools from across the entire county. A very successful day and the boys were a real credit to our school, well done boys.
Finally, recognition for one of our teachers, Elizabeth Bailey, who had a very interesting article published in the Teach Secondary magazine. Through this national publication Liz was able to share how she introduces poetry to her students, making it relevant and appealing by connecting and comparing poems written during a different place and time with modern day song lyrics. Liz is an exceptionally gifted teacher, UK winner of the Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 2012, we are lucky to have her amongst our very talented staff.
Coming up this forthcoming week: Step Into Dance Show, Years 9 & 11 boys football against Manningtree, Have Your Say speaking competition at The Gilberd School, a visit to CCHS of representatives from Emmanuel College Cambridge, BAE Systems Education Roadshow (with the RAF and Royal Navy), a Business Workshop by Santander and Year 9 Spanish students are off to Madrid for a long weekend.
Neil Gallagher, Principal CCHS

View previous 'Principal's Blog' entries here.


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    In the Latest Parent News


    • Prison, Me? No Way! / REAL Day
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    • Girls Team miss out on National Final
    • Taking Performance Outside
    • Reminder - Lower School Production - Wed 29th
    • This Girl Can! - Thurs 30th March

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    What to do if your child is ill..

    Please contact the School on the first day of your child's illness and each day after, as long as the absence continues. (Telephone the Student Absence Line before 9.00am - 01255 424266.)

    Following any period of absence written confirmation must be supplied to the Attendance Office detailing the reasons for the absence, signed by the student's parent/carer.
    This is in addition to the notification by phone during the absence.

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    Clouds Restaurant
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    w/c 27th March - Week 3
    See our Clouds Restaurant page for menu details

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    CCHS Events

    Friday 24th to Monday 27th March
    Languages Trip to Madrid

    Monday 27th March
    Local Governing Board
    Evening Meeting.

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    CCHS Events

    Tuesday 28th March
    Football Fixtures Away @ Colne Community College 2.50pm - 5.30pm
    - Year 7, Year 8 and Year 11 Boys
    - Under 16 Girls

    Tuesday 28th March
    Football Fixtures vs Manningtree High School
    Year 10 Boys @ Home K/O 3.30pm - 5.00pm

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    CCHS Events

    Wednesday 29th March
    Learn on Location
    Year 9 Art Trip to the British Museum

    Wednesday 29th March
    Lower School Production
    'Miss Honey' based on Matilda.
    School Hall - 6.30 to 7.30pm

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    CCHS Events

    Thursday 30th March
    Sixth Form Parents Evening - 4pm to 7pm
    Post Pre-Public Exams - Selected Students Only

    Thursday 30th March
    This Girl Can!
    School Field - 3.30pm
    Follow this link for more information

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    CCHS Events

    Friday 31st March
    Non-Uniform Day in aid of Autism Anglia
    Suggested donation £1

    Last Day of Term
    School finishes @ 1.30pm after Period 4.
    Happy Easter!

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    The Sigma Trust - Newsletter


    Follow the link to the first Issue of The Sigma Trust Newsletter for students, parents and carers of all the Sigma Trust schools.

    The SIGMA Trust Newsletter
    Issue 1 - February 2017

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