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The Head of School Reports:

Chris Taylor, Head of SchoolI am very pleased to say that the introduction of the “Student No Phone Zone” on the school site has gone really well. Most students have embraced the new expectations and although a very small minority of students have been seen with phones, on the whole, they have handed them to a member of staff for safekeeping until the end of the day, without any issue.
During the past week, when I have been out and about around school at break and lunchtimes, it has been a real pleasure to see students chatting away to each other and not looking at a small screen, as well as listening to each other instead of having earphones and music in their ears!
Even at home, a break from constant connectivity can only be good for young people. Having time out allows for reflection and a step back from the teenage world, which can at times, be very eventful! I would like to thank all parents; I am very much aware that your support is key to ensuring the full success of this initiative.
We are now fully immersed in the exam season. Upper school students are naturally very preoccupied with exam preparation and the formal exams themselves. We have already had some of the major examinations and in the past week, we accommodated a huge number of students, from both Year 11 and 10 who sat their English Literature exam, approximately 450 all told! It was a mammoth undertaking and students were incredibly patient as staff worked very hard to prepare the rooms for exam conditions. Well done and thanks, to those students not involved in exams who have behaved with consideration for their peers by respecting the need for quiet around certain areas of the school during very busy breaks and lunchtimes, keep up the good work!
Next week is the May half-term break and we are already mid-way through the final term of the academic year. The school will be open during the week just for those students specifically invited for revision sessions. A big thank you to CCHS staff who willingly give up their holiday and personal time to support with last minute exam preparation, we are very grateful and I know the students are too. Rain or shine, if you are aware that your child has been invited to a revision opportunity, your support in encouraging them to attend is very important and much appreciated. A reminder that you can follow the links to access full details of the Exam schedule and Revision timetable and loads of revision material for students to access on our Revision Microsite.
As always, the latest edition of Parent News has some amazing stories of students’ personal triumphs as well as the Passport to the Prom initiative, and other articles of CCHS life; Please take a look......
I hope that everyone has a lovely half term break, when we return for the second half of the summer term, exams will continue until almost the end of June. For those students not involved, hard work continues throughout all lessons, but with many exciting opportunities ahead. We will also be very busy working towards welcoming the next cohort of CCHS students who will be starting with us in September.
Chris Taylor, Head of School

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