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Year 11 Feedback Revision Microsite

The Head of School Reports:

Chris Taylor, Head of SchoolWelcome back to the final part of the academic year, half term is now a dim and distant memory, but provided a well-earned and well-deserved rest and refresh for both staff and students, especially upper school students, ready for the final push for the last few weeks of the exam season.
I have been really impressed with the attitude of the students to their examinations. The classes that I personally teach, have turned up to numerous after school revision sessions and many intervention sessions and they have always been good humoured and willing to take advantage of all the help available. I am sure this has been echoed across the school and I am very proud of the mature way our students are handling, what can be for some, an extremely pressurised time. Not long now, and examinations will be behind them; there will be the annual Year 11 prom on 20th June and then time to consider what next? The 4th July will be the Sixth Form new intake day, so already school begins to focus on the forthcoming academic year.
That is how school is, a never ending cycle. As soon as we wave goodbye to one year group, some after seven years of being part of our school community, we open the doors to the next cohort. This begins with the welcome to our September 2019 Year 7 students on 2nd July. This is a really exciting time for the school and marks a very big step for students as they move from primary to secondary school. Hopefully, we can make this transition as smooth as possible for the children and their parents.
As I have mentioned in previous blogs, alongside the examination period, school life for other students continues. There is no let-up in lessons as there is so much to get through in terms of the curriculum, there can be no wasted lesson time and therefore it is vital that we maintain a high level of attendance at all times. It is worth noting that any lesson missed cannot be repeated, this could create a vital gap in a student’s subject knowledge. At CCHS we value excellent attendance and students receive recognition and rewards for this. Especially at the end of the academic year when we have some exciting events planned for those students who have maintained superb attendance throughout the year.
A group of Year 9 and 10 students head off next weekend (Sunday, 16th June), with some of their teachers, for three days in Berlin on a very exciting trip linked to Computer Science. This is the first time students from CCHS have visited the German capital city and I am sure they will have an amazing experience, I look forward to hearing all about it and reporting back to you. A big thank you to staff, led by Mr Burfoot for organising this trip and giving up their own time.
As usual this week’s Parent News has more stories on the great things that happen in school, including the poetry rap session and concert performed by Year 7, also a lot of information for parents regarding free school meals, school trips and e-Safety.
Please take a look......
Chris Taylor, Head of School

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