Doddle Homework App

With the new Doddle app, students can manage all their homework in one place, with their own personalised To Do list!

Daily notifications remind students when their homework is due, and alert them to any new homework their teacher has set, helping them keep on track.

Whether on the train, bus, or in deepest, darkest Peru, students can access all their homework tasks on the go, and view resources through the app! Perfect for revision, or taking self-marking quizzes, students can stay on top of their assignments with the click of a button.

SIXTH FORM NEWS – ASSESSMENT TIMETABLE

ASSESSMENT WEEK

A quick reminder that year 12 assessment week starts on Tuesday 18th December. Please see the timetables below:

 The Year 13 examinations will be in January 2019 (letter).

UCAS

The school deadline for sending UCAS applications through for approval has now passed. Students will now receive an appointment time to check grades and references before their application form is submitted. The UCAS administration fee of £24 should also have been paid to the school in order for their application to be sent. Details of this have been sent home; a copy of the letter is available here: UCAS Application Fee.

CHARITY FUND RAISING

I am delighted to report that an impressive £356 was raised in red ribbon sales in acknowledgement of World Aids Day on 1st December and at the start of November a further £399 was collected in poppy sales for Remembrance Week. Both amounts are up on the money collected last academic year.

C3 – DETENTIONS

Students who are recorded as being behind with their work are expected to complete an additional hour at the end of their school day. The same applies to those who are persistently late or who receive a consequence in lessons. It is intended that this will support students in making better decisions and ultimately allow them to secure excellent grades alongside a desirable reference.

IMPORTANT DATES 

ASSESSMENT WEEKS

PPE 2

Year 12 – wc 17th December 2018

Year 13 – wc 14th January 2019

MONITORING OF PERFORMANCE REPORTS

MOPs

Year 12 – 11th November 2018

Year 13 – 11th November 2018

PARENTS’ EVENINGS

  • Year 13 – Thursday 7th February 2019

SIXTH FORM OPEN EVENING

  • Thursday 24th January 2019

SCHOOL GATEWAY

If you are not already registered on the school gateway please follow this link. The Gateway can give you valuable access to information about your child including their timetable and attendance.

CONTACT DETAILS

If any of your contact details have changed or you would like to add an email address, please contact the appropriate Student Support Manager. This will allow you to log on to the school gateway and access specific school information.

Key Stage 3 News

Key Stage 3 students are busy preparing for the end of term assessments next week. Please ensure that your child is aware of the days and times of the exams and is fully prepared. All revision material is available on Doddle for students to access.

Christmas Jumper day – It was lovely to see so many Year 7 and 8 students wearing their Christmas jumper today and donating money to the Save the Children Appeal. Year 7 have also been busy during the week raising money with cake sales. By lunchtime today, we had raised over £120 in cake sales alone. Well done to all who participated

End of term – Although we are approaching the end of term, it is imperative that students attend every day next week, particularly as we are completing our assessments. School finishes at 3pm on Friday 21st December.

P Allen

Key Stage 3 Leader

KEY STAGE 4 NEWS – 14/12/18

It was lovely to see so many pupils from Years 9-11 take part in the Christmas Concert at St Luke’s Church, many of whom were brave enough to perform a solo. It certainly got everyone in the mood for Christmas.  Also a big thank you to all the Key Stage 4 students who participated in the Christmas Jumper Day and got involved with the various fund raising activities. All money raised will be donated to the Save the Children charity.

 

ASSESSMENT WEEK

A reminder that assessment week starts on Monday 17th December. Please see the timetables below:

YEAR 9

YEAR 10

Year 11 Mock Exams are in January with the exception of those listed below. View Letter 

IMPORTANT DATES 

ASSESSMENT WEEKS

PPE 2

Year 9 and 10 – wc 17th December 2018

Year 11 – wc 14th January 2019

PP3

Years 9 and 10 – wc 11th February 2019

Year 11 – wc 1st April 2019

PP4

Years 9 and 10 – wc 18th March 2019P

PPE5

Years 9 and 10 – wc 17th June 2019

MONITORING OF PERFORMANCE REPORTS

Monitoring of Performance  (dates are provided as a guide and may be subject to change)

Years 9 and 10

MOP2 – 17th January 2019

MOP3 – 28th February 2019

MOP4 – 2nd May 2019

Year 11 

MOP2 – 31st January 2019

MOP3 – TBC

MOP4 – 2nd May 2019

PARENTS’ EVENINGS

  • Year 9 – Thursday 7th March 2019
  • Year 10 – Thursday 4th April 2019
  • Year 11 – Thursday 21st March 2019

SIXTH FORM OPEN EVENING

  • Thursday 24th January 2019

SCHOOL GATEWAY

If you are not already registered on the school gateway, please follow this link. The Gateway can give you valuable access to information about your child including their timetable and attendance.

CONTACT DETAILS

If any of your contact details have changed or you would like to add an email address, please contact the appropriate Student Support Manager. This will allow you to log on to the school gateway and access specific school information.

Key Stage 4 News

NATIONAL CITIZEN SERVICE (NCS)

NCS came into school on Monday and delivered an energising presentation aimed at encouraging the Year 11 students to sign up for the popular 4 week experience which is intended to help build confidence and self belief. Completing NCS will help students to develop their employability skills and is especially useful when completing personal statements for University applications or for applying for an apprenticeship. 
www.ncsingeus.co.uk

CHARITY FUND RAISING

I am delighted to report that an impressive £356 was raised in red ribbon sales in acknowledgement of World Aids Day on 1st December and at the start of November a further £399 was collected in poppy sales for Remembrance Week. Both amounts are up on the money collected last academic year.

ASSESSMENT WEEK

A reminder that assessment week starts on Monday 10th December. Please see the timetables below:

YEAR 9

YEAR 10

Year 11 Mock Exams are in January. View Letter 

PARENTS’ EVENING

Thank you to all the parents and carers who attended the Year 11 Parents’ Evening on Thursday 6th December. There will be further Parents’ Evening on 21st March 2019 prior to the GCSE examination period.

IMPORTANT DATES 

ASSESSMENT WEEKS

PPE 2

Year 9 and 10 – wc 17th December 2018

Year 11 – wc 14th January 2019

PP3

Years 9 and 10 – wc 11th February 2019

Year 11 – wc 1st April 2019

PP4

Years 9 and 10 – wc 18th March 2019P

PPE5

Years 9 and 10 – wc 17th June 2019

MONITORING OF PERFORMANCE REPORTS

Monitoring of Performance  (dates are provided as a guide and may be subject to change)

Years 9 and 10

MOP2 – 17th January 2019

MOP3 – 28th February 2019

MOP4 – 2nd May 2019

Year 11 

MOP2 – 31st January 2019

MOP3 – TBC

MOP4 – 2nd May 2019

PARENTS’ EVENINGS

  • Year 9 – Thursday 7th March 2019
  • Year 10 – Thursday 4th April 2019
  • Year 11 – Thursday 21st March 2019

SIXTH FORM OPEN EVENING

  • Thursday 24th January 2019

SCHOOL GATEWAY

If you are not already registered on the school gateway, please follow this link. The Gateway can give you valuable access to information about your child including their timetable and attendance.

CONTACT DETAILS

If any of your contact details have changed or you would like to add an email address, please contact the appropriate Student Support Manager. This will allow you to log on to the school gateway and access specific school information.

NACE Challenge Award accreditation

@naceuk We are delighted to announce that The National Association for More Able Children in Education (NACE) has named Chesterfield High School the 425th school to be accredited with the NACE Challenge Award.

The award is given in recognition of school-wide commitment to high-quality provision for more able learners,within the context of challenge for all. NACE CEO Sue Riley said: “Chesterfield High School has worked hard to attain accreditation through the NACE Challenge Award. It has shown itself to be committed to developing an environment in which all learners are challenged and supported to be the best they can be.”The award is based on the NACE Challenge Framework, which sets out criteria for high-quality provision for more able learners within a wider ethos of challenge for all. The framework is available as part of the NACE Challenge Development Programme – a suite of resources developed by NACE to help schools evaluate and improve their provision for more able learners.Improving provision for the more able remains a priority for many schools and has been highlighted by Ofsted as a key focus. The experience and evidence gathered by Challenge Award accredited schools also shows that effective strategies to improve provision for the more able are likely to have a positive impact on the achievement of a much wider group of learners.To attain the Challenge Award, schools must complete a detailed self-evaluation using the NACE Challenge Framework, submit a portfolio of supporting evidence, and undertake assessment by a NACE associate. The assessment process includes examination of school data and key documents;lesson observations; and interviews with school leaders, learners, parents and governors.CEO Sue Riley said, “The award is presented in recognition of whole-school commitment to and achievement in providing effective challenge and support for all – spanning school leadership,curriculum, teaching and learning, processes for identification and tracking, extra curricular opportunities, strong communication and partnerships, and ongoing evaluation.”Chesterfield High School will now be invited to join the NACE Leading Schools Network, a community of schools which have demonstrated a sustained and effective commitment to meeting the needs of more able learners, and an interest in sharing expertise for the wider benefit of the education community.

Find out more: www.nace.co.uk/challenge

Key Stage 3 News

Thank You and Well Done.

I am delighted to report that with the help of year 7 and 8 we raised £356 in red ribbon sales in acknowledgement of World Aids Day last week and £399 in poppy sales for Remembrance Week.

Christmas Charity Week

Next Friday, 14th December, is Christmas Jumper Day. Pupils are welcome to wear their Christmas Jumper and donate £1 towards the NSPCC charity. During the week there are lots of fund raising activities taking place including cake sales, beat the goalie, 5 a side football competitions, a chocolate raffle and guess the teacher. We aim to raise £1500 during the week so a big please to get involved.

Assessment Week

A reminder that assessment week starts on Monday 10th December. Please see the timetable below. I will be discussing the exams and expectations during assembly next week

Monday 17th December 18 Tuesday 18th December 18 Wednesday 19th December 18 Thursday 21st December 18 Friday 22nd December 18
8.30 Yr 7 Maths Yr 8 Maths Yr 7 Geography
9.45 Yr 8 English Yr 7 English Yr 7 Science Yr 8 History
11.05
12.10 Yr 8 Geography
14.00 Yr 8 Science Yr 7 History

 

P Allen

Key Stage 3 Leader

KEY STAGE 4 NEWS – 30/11/18

ASSESSMENT WEEKS

PPE 2

Year 10 – wc 17th December 2018

Year 11 – wc 14th January 2019

MONITORING OF PERFORMANCE REPORTS

MOP 1

Year 10/11 – Next week

PARENTS’ EVENINGS

  • Year 10 – Thursday 4th April 2019
  • Year 11 – Thursday 6th December 2018 & 21st March 2019

 SIXTH FORM OPEN EVENING

  • Thursday 24th January 2019

 SCHOOL GATEWAY

If you are not already registered on the school gateway, please follow this link. The Gateway can give you valuable access to information about your child including their timetable and attendance.

CONTACT DETAILS

If any of your contact details have changed or you would like to add an email address, please contact the appropriate Student Support Manager. This will allow you to log on to the school gateway and access specific school information.