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Jeff Brindle, Executive PrincipalWelcome from the Executive Principal

At CCHS we create an environment where each student is able to maximise their potential to become a confident, independent and successful adult. We actively seek out partnerships and collaborations to ensure that our students receive an educational experience to meet their individual needs and interests. We never stand still; we continually seek innovative ways to make a difference to the lives of our young people and are focussed on raising their aspirations and expectations. CCHS is the lead school for North Essex Teacher Training Scheme and we are extremely proud of how many of our previous students return as teachers to our school.
Jeff Brindle – Executive Principal

The Principal Reports:

Neil Gallagher, Principal Tuesday, 17th May brought the event that we have been eagerly awaiting, the Girls’ U13 football final at Goodison Park, Everton FC premiership ground. The kick-off time for the event meant a very early start for the girls at 6.00am so they travelled up the day before and stayed overnight in a hotel. It was a day full of excitement for all involved; for both the students and the accompanying staff, and although our girls did not make it through to the main final, Miss Townsend reported back that they were amazing. Throughout the entire competition the girls were up against the best girl footballers in the country most of which are current U13 academy players attached to some big clubs. To even be one of the top 20 teams in the country (out of a massive 1700 teams who started the first round) was an outstanding achievement, well done girls. If you would like to see some of the footage from the day, please follow this link.
Thank you to all Year 9 parents who attended the Parents’ Evening on Thursday, 19th May, it was very good to see so many of you there. It has been an important year for the students and also a big learning curve as they reach the end of the first year of studying for their GCSE courses. From September, as Year 10’s students, they join the upper school and inevitably begin to take a more serious and mature approach to their studies. The support of home in this process should not be underestimated, and we are dedicated to working in partnership with our parents in whatever way we can to help. Please do not hesitate to contact the Key Stage 4 team who are always on hand to assist.
The academic year passes very quickly and now the examination season has begun in earnest with the Year 12 and 13 students already fully engrossed in the process. For Year 11 students it is starting to build up and they are all working extremely hard. As I have said before, it can be not only a stressful time for the students but equally for parents, all you can do during this time is often grin and bear it and to nurture and support in times of need! Good luck students and good luck parents!
Neil Gallagher, Principal CCHS

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