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The Head of School Reports:

Chris Taylor, Head of SchoolSince New Year and the start of the spring term, time has gone by very quickly and, unbelievably, we are almost half way through the first half term. It never ceases to amaze me at how quickly the academic year passes, as each term there is always something going on and the focus changes for each year group.
For our upper school students, the serious business of revision and exam preparation will be at the forefront of their thoughts. The next few months will fly by and before they know it, the GCSE and A Level examinations will be upon us; 43 school days until the first practical exam and 55 school days until the first written exam, it really is that close! Without doubt, it is a very intense period in our children’s lives, and with two teenage children of my own, I fully understand, how stressful home life can be, but be reassured, life will return to normal post examinations.
For all students involved in exams, remember that staff are on hand and fully prepared to offer all the support and study assistance they can. Staff have been through this before, both as students themselves and then as teachers, they know and understand what it is like! Please encourage your child to attend all of the revision sessions and, as an added incentive, for Year 11’s there is always the Passport to the Prom!
Lower school students are equally busy with school life. The launch of our PROUD pledges back in September is now gaining some momentum throughout the school. This initiative is aimed at building confidence and resilience within our students, encouraging participation and support of our local community, whilst creating a positive attitude to learning and developing cultural capital.
In this regard, going forwards, parents will notice some changes to students’ reports as our key focus will be ‘Attitude to Learning’. Being a successful learner and having the right mindset (relax, remember, focus and absorb information) is vitally important to academic progression and personal success. Appreciating and welcoming new experiences, recognising and taking advantage of the many different kinds of learning opportunities develops independence and a life-long curiosity and learning ethic.
Also included in the report is an area of strength to encourage students to build on their best qualities, improve resilience broaden their worldview increasing both personal expectations and aspirations. Receiving positive feedback and constructive developmental advice builds confidence, which also contributes to an improved attitude to learning.
Parents - please watch out for some very important parental engagement evenings coming up; On Thursday, 30th January for Year 10 and 11 students and their parents, there is a Family in Focus with techniques and support on Exam Management Evening; on 27th February, for exam students and their parents, a session on ‘How to help your child revise'; and for Year 8 students and their parents on Thursday, 12th March the GCSE selection process begins with our Pathways Evening.
As always, outside of the teaching and learning curriculum, the usual array of sporting fixtures are littered throughout the diary over the next few weeks as well as many other exciting events to suit the interests of everyone. A reminder of the Ski Trip taking place in 2021, those students interested in this fantastic opportunity can download the Ski Trip Information letter and return no later than 29th January.
Our weekly edition of Parent News has articles and photos of life at CCHS.
Chris Taylor, Head of School

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Latest News - Week 1

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    TIMETABLE - WEEK 1





    Monday 27th January
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    Friday 31st January

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    In the Latest Parent News


    • Work Shadowing Initiative
    • Year 11 Mock Exams Spring 2020
    • Basketball Team on a High
    • Parent Reminders....
    • Exam Management Evening
    • E-Safety Warning
    • End of Term Music Concert
    Click here to read more......

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    CCHS Events


    Sunday 26th January
    Coursework Catch-Up Session
    Year 11 GCSE Photography
    10am to 3pm - Room A05

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    CCHS Events


    Wednesday 22nd January
    Sixth Form English - Learn on Location
    Woman in Black Theatre Trip

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    CCHS Events



    Wednesday 29th January
    Year 10 - Learn on Location
    Sigma Summit @ Stanway School

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    CCHS Events



    Thursday 30th January
    PROUD DAY - Lessons 2 to 4
    Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE)

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    CCHS Events



    Thursday 30th January
    Year 10 and Year 11 Family Engagement
    'Exam Management Evening - 4.30pm to 6.30pm
    CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

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    CCHS Events


    Saturday 1st February
    Coursework Catch-Up Session
    GCSE and A-Level Art
    10am to 1pm - Room A06

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    Year 11 Revision 2019-20
    2-Week Timetable


    Year 11 Revision Sessions - 2019/20



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      Year 11 Revision Timetable

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    Clouds Restaurant
    Specials Menu



    w/c 27th January - Week 2 Menu
    See our Clouds Restaurant page for menu details>

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    National Online Safety
    E-Safety Information for Parents


    National Online SafetyFollow the link to a multitude of E-Saftey guides published weekly as part of their #WakeUpWednesday campaign.
    Information on Social Media online Safety tips, E-Safety guidelines for FIFA20, Call of Duty, Fortnite, Nintendo Switch and many many more....

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    Adverse Weather Arrangements


    If it is necessary to close the school or open late information will be posted on this page.

    Follow this link for our full 'Adverse Weather
    Arrangements' information

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    Late to school ?

    If you son/daughter is late to school please contact us by phone prior to 8.45am or send them in with a letter.
    They then go to the attendance hub to collect a pass to justify their lateness. This avoids receiving a sanction for lateness. Otherwise your son/daughter should go straight to lessons; they will receive a C2 if they arrive after the bell or a C3 in they arrive after 8.50am.
    Visit the Attendance webpage for more information.

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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 - Option 1) 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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    Parents & Visitors in School

    Parents & Visitors MUST enter the school through the Main Entrance and report to the school reception, formally sign-in.
    All other entrances are for staff and students only.
    In addtion, Students should not be driven into and dropped off in, or collected from, the school car park.
    After school, parents should not wait for students within the school grounds; please remain outside the front or rear gates for your child.

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