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The Principal Reports:

Neil Gallagher, PrincipalAs we come to the end of the 2017-18 academic year, I have been reflecting over the many achievements and celebrations of success that have been written about in previous blogs throughout the past twelve months. I thought I would take this opportunity, in the final blog of this academic year, to remind everyone of just a couple of the highlights.
Although there are many, many moments to be proud of, particularly pleasing was being able to welcome the Ofsted inspectors in January and to showcase the amazing teaching and learning that happens here, day in and day out. Having the affirmation that we are most definitely a good school but could be outstanding, stands us in good stead for the future and we will continue to strive to maintain the high standards we have set.
More recently, was a visit from the judges of the Pearsons Teaching Awards, after a nomination for James Poynter in the category of Teaching Assistant of the Year. I am very pleased to announce that after winning the Silver Award, James now goes on to the national finals in London later in the year, which is a televised event. Our thanks and congratulations go to James for all the additional help and support he has given to colleagues within the Production & Design Faculty and to our students, particularly those in the STEM club. Good luck James!
There were also many personal and collective outstanding performances by our children. I have written about spectacular individual academic achievements, sporting stars, school competitions, learning on location, cultural visits and fund-raising, to mention just a few things. The efforts our students will go to, for both the school and our wider community, never ceases to amaze me. Their kindness and generosity is seen by how they continually look at ways to raise money throughout the year for a range of charitable causes, some local and some wider world issues. I see how our PROUD ethos (Presentation, Respect, Organisation, Understanding, Determination) permeates through all aspects of school life; often without our children even realising it and I would like to thank and congratulate them too on their efforts. Thanks also to our parents; your support of both the school and the students, undoubtedly contributes to our outstanding successes, both academically and through the extra-curricular activities.
At this time of year, it is extremely important to recognise and acknowledge the hard work and commitment of CCHS staff, which goes on unabated throughout the year. On behalf of the entire school community, our gratitude and thanks; on a personal level, I am grateful and proud to work with such an amazing group of people.
We have been blessed recently with some beautiful hot and sunny weather and I sincerely hope this continues throughout the school holidays. Living in a coastal resort and having sustained periods of fantastic weather can be the proverbial ‘icing on the cake’, and children love to enjoy the beach and the sea. However, the sea and the sun can be very dangerous, so please make sure your child is aware of the potential dangers of both and that they take care of themselves when out and about.
At this stage of the year, we have said goodbye to our Year 13 students and also to the Year 11 cohort as a whole; although we will be welcoming many back in September to our Sixth Form. They have worked very hard and it has been an intense time, but I hope they are all rewarded with the grades they deserve on their respective results days in August.
As with the cycle of school life when one group leaves, another arrives and we look forward to welcoming in September our new Year 7 students. It is an extremely exciting time for us, as we get to know the new members of our school community, both the children and their families, as all settle into CCHS life.
Finally, I wish you all a very happy, healthy and sunny summer holiday. I look forward to seeing students back in school, for Year 7 and Sixth Form on Tuesday, 4th September and the rest of the school on Wednesday, 5th September.
Neil Gallagher, Principal CCHS

View previous 'Principal's Blog' entries here.

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