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The Head of School Reports:

Chris Taylor, Head of SchoolWhen the full lockdown ended at the beginning of March and following the subsequent return to school, we were determined to ensure that our students’ attention was focused on learning back in the classroom setting, rather than remote learning. As ever, our students, your children, responded positively and it has been a pleasure to see them all settled and working hard in their lessons. This past year has proved to be an amazing example of children’s resilience and their ability to adapt to ever-changing circumstances.
Now that we are all settled back into school life, and as we begin to move forward, it is really important that our high standards of expectations are re-established. Parental engagement is key to ensuring that we maintain our high standards and I would personally like to thank you for your ongoing assistance and support with all of these matters.
As a school, our families and local community are very important to us. If we can assist any of our families in any way, whether this be with financial support for uniform or with any advice or guidance, please do not hesitate to contact us. Likewise, we are happy to help with any appropriate community projects, so please let us know and we will see what we can do.
Extra-curricular Clubs are back! Although still currently limited in what we can offer, some clubs and activities are now beginning to recommence. How these will operate will be dependent on any government guidance and restrictions, whilst some clubs are ‘sign-up’ only for others students can just arrive on the day. For each club or activity, students should talk to a member of staff from the department organising the session or from students’ subject tutors. More activities will be able added as we progress through the summer term – check our clubs webpage for more details.
Clacton County High School is always planning for the future, aiming to continually drive up standards and improve outcomes for all of the children in the local area, this includes improvements to the school site and environment. With this in mind, expansion and re-modelling of parts of the Walton Road site has finally begun. This is a very exciting opportunity for the school and if all goes to plan, the work is scheduled for completion during the autumn term. The plans include a new module build which will provide our students with a four-court sports hall and six additional classrooms. If you walk across the Leisure Centre field you will notice that our contractor, Morgan Sindall, has established their compound and will shortly begin the groundwork. Improvements to the current areas in school will also take place; students will then have use of a new fully canopied area adjacent to the drama quad which they can use at social times and for a range of other activities.
Continuing with our thoughts on the future, it is worth parents and students taking a look at our Careers & Aspirations Hub, which is continually being updated. There is a wealth of information available to assist in choosing the right individual career pathway, whether this be university, apprenticeship or employment. Through the Careers Hub micro-website students can book an individual appointment to meet with a careers advisor for any help and advice. The careers team are continually seeking to develop links with businesses and further education establishments and are on hand to help students build and establish relationships which could open many doors of opportunity for life after CCHS. Whatever year group, it is seriously worth looking at the Careers Hub to begin to build a vision for the future.
Chris Taylor, Head of School

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