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The Principal Reports:

Neil Gallagher, PrincipalIt is now official, the summer term has started and it has begun with some very pleasant and warm days, at last! As nature has suddenly burst into life, likewise so have our upper school students with the realisation that we are now counting down the days, hours and minutes to their examinations. This week our Year 11 MFL students kick the season off with their Spanish Speaking exams and as we progress through May the examination timetable really begins in earnest. There are still many opportunities for last minute study and revision; teaching staff are available and always happy to help, so students are advised to take full advantage of the support on offer. Parents, if you too, would like any guidance on how to provide your child with the best advice and how to assist with the optimum environment for independent study at home, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to help.
Last week the school held its inaugural Special Educational Needs Fair. The event was organised by Mrs Bartrum, our SENCo, and her team. Mrs Bartum's idea was to bring together different agencies that help and support the families of our students that have a wide range of special learning needs and disabilities. Parents and their children were invited to meet with the people behind the organisations, discuss the help available and gain advice specific to their child's needs. The event also included an invitation to the SEN year 6 students and their parents who will be joining us in September. It provided an additional opportunity for SEN staff to meet the families and get to know them and their children better, in preparation for a positive integration into secondary school life. Thank you to Mrs Bartrum and the SEN team, the event was an innovative idea and went extremely well. The plan is to do this again next year and to make it bigger, with even more specialist colleagues attending. Again, please do not hesitate to contact staff within the SEN department if you have any questions or concerns relating to your child's learning needs.
Although exams are beginning; life for other year groups continues and coming up this week we have an 80's music and exam piece concert organised by Mr Austin on Tuesday evening, a Year 12 English trip to the Wolsey Theatre to see a Streetcar Named Desire and, in Food Tech, we have a 'Come Dine with Me' Family Focus event.
Alongside the special events, the usual extra-curricular clubs will be going ahead and for more information students should speak with their form tutors. Parent News this week has details of important dates for the forthcoming term and also includes articles and pictures on the Madrid trip, the Sigma History Day and the recent visit of the Royal Marines; available to view HERE, or via the school app.
Neil Gallagher, Principal CCHS

View previous 'Principal's Blog' entries here.

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