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Year 10 - Help Your Child Revise - Thursday 27th February - 5pm to 6pm

Parents and carers are invited to attend a special Family Focus 'Help Your Child Revise' session for Year 10 English Literature Exam students and their parents.
The information evening will assist Year 10 parents and carers support their son or daughter with useful revision strategies to help maximise their potential ahead of their GCSE English Literature exam in the summer.
Please download the full information and to reserve a place for this session.
(Doors Open and Refreshements from 4.30pm)

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, 27th February, there is a Family in Focus evening for Year 10 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. Our weekly edition of Parent News has articles and photos of life at CCHS.
Chris Taylor, Head of School

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