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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 More good news to pass on this week. The school has been formally notified that Laura Townsend from our PE department has got through to the finals of the national Pearson Teaching Awards. Laura's category for recognition is for New Outstanding Teacher of the Year and the finals will be held a little later in the year in London. Laura is a very inspirational and talented teacher (she also teaches Science), always organising and involved with events such as This Girl Can and the Colour Run and willingly gives up lots of her free time for the girls' football and netball teams. This news follows on from last week when I informed you of the success of Alex Cooke for his efforts with STEM. Every year since 2012 colleagues at CCHS have either been winners of an award or received commendations, we are very lucky to have such a talented team of staff.
Lots happening in school as usual. The REAL programme continued on Monday 25th with a wide range of workshops on issues such as alcoholism, drug awareness, internet safety with some very interesting outside presenters visiting school. On Friday, 21 Year 9 students and 3 members of staff left in the early hours of the morning for a long weekend in Madrid. The students are studying Spanish and the weekend provides the perfect opportunity for them to practice their speaking skills and immerse themselves in the culture.
Last Thursday we held our Year 7 subject teacher Parents' Evening. I was so pleased to see so many students with their parents, Clouds was buzzing with people, chatting to each other and waiting to talk to members of staff. It was really good to see and feel the sense of school community.
Finally, yet again I have to mention the school footballers. This week I am really proud to announce that CCHS teams of Year 7 Boys, Year 11 Boys and Under 16 Girls are all Coastal School Champions. All three teams are undefeated this year and have only conceded three goals between them throughout all of their games. The teams will now play in the District finals against the Colchester champions which will be held on 9th May for the boys teams and 12th May for the girls at Stanway Rovers Ground. Good luck to the teams and it would be great to see as many supporters there as possible.
Neil Gallagher, Principal CCHS

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    Monday 2nd May
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    Tuesday 2nd May
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    Thursday 5th May
    Year 11Y-EN1 - English
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