Parent News

Spring Term 2019
Friday 8th February 2019

Essex Teaching Award Finals 2019

We are exceedingly proud to announce that, for the sixth year running, our exceptional staff have been recognised with another double celebration at this year’s Essex Teaching Awards.
Clacton County High School’s Subject Leader for Religious Education, Andrew Chitsakamile and our Executive Head Teacher, Neil Gallagher, were awarded two of the top honours when they attended the awards presentation evening at the Hylands Lodge in Chelmsford this week, along with many other primary and secondary school colleagues and early years practitioners from across the county.
Essex Teaching Award Finals 2019
Andrew was nominated by one of his students in the Student Choice category, and was presented with a ‘Highly Commended’ Certificate to recognise his fantastic achievement. Neil Gallagher was one of two finalists in the Secondary Head Teacher of the Year category and also received a ‘Highly Commended’ Certificate to acknowledge his hard work and determination to raise the aspirations of our young people. Congratulations to them both!

Half-Term & Non-Pupil Day

We are nearly halfway through this academic year. We finish for the half-term holiday next Friday, 15th February. School finishes at the usual time after Lesson 4 at 3.10pm. Following the week-long break there is an additional day’s holiday for students. Monday, 25th February is one of our planned non-pupil days for staff training in conjunction with all the other Sigma Trust schools.
Students will return to school for the second half of the spring term on Tuesday, 26th February at 8.45am.

Safer Internet DaySafer Internet Day

This week Safer Internet Day aimed to empower young people to take control of their digital lives and consider how consent works in an online context - how young people ask for, give and receive consent online. This could be in their friendships or relationships, how they take and share images and videos or how they manage their privacy and data. The special day aptly fell during Children’s Mental Health week and linked well with the recent news reports focusing on the effects of social media upon the mental health of young people.
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2019/sid-tv-2019To access a fantastic variety of Safer Internet Day material click HERE or to view their e-Safety videos click the Safer Internet Day logo above.
On the whole, the Internet is a really positive place, but there are still too many young people who have negative experiences online, like being targeted with spiteful and hurtful comments. With the prominence of living life online through social media, we always encourage our students to explore how they can create a better internet experience for everyone – “If you would not want to say something to someone in person, then do not write it and publish it across the Internet or in a text message”.
Our school website has comprehensive guidance, with separate pages for Students E-Safety and Parents/Carers E-Safety information, along with details of how to report any abuse that students may have been involved in or know about.

A Show Not to Miss – Les Misérables

This year’s CCHS Musical opened to a standing ovation last night. The talent of our students is incredible – if you have not yet bought a ticket, this is definitely not a show to miss. A few tickets are available for Friday and Saturday’s shows - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE.
A Show Not to Miss – Les Misérables