Key Stage 3 News

Key Stage 3 News

The focus in tutor time and assembly for Key Stage 3 this week was “Them and Us”. We focused on Acts of Kindness and concentrating our thoughts and efforts into establishing positive relationships rather than spending too much time worrying about the negative ones. This follows the “100% Classroom Bootcamp” at the start of the term and will continue to be a focus throughout the year.

Year 7 Tutor Evening – letters for the Year 7 Tutor Evening have been sent home with students. Can parents/ carers please ensure that the reply is returned as soon as possible and that students organise their appointment time with form tutors.

Rock and River – The Year 7 Rock and River trips take place next week. Please ensure that students are suitably equipped for the activities taking place, particularly in the event of cold or wet weather.

Extra Curricular Activities – the PE extra curricular timetable has been shared with students now. Please encourage students to get involved with as many activities as possible

Year 7 Science Club- this now takes place during Wednesday lunchtime. All students are very welcome.

 

P Allen

Key Stage 3 Leader

Key Stage 4 News 05/10/2018

THEME OF THE WEEK – CHOICES

The assemblies for Years 10 and 11 were led by Mr. Sexton who focused on the potential consequences of the choices that we all make. Pupils were able to reflect and think about positive consequences and how to be helpful towards others.

‘Everyone can do simple things to make a difference, and every little bit really does count.’

                                                                                                            Stella McCartney

The assembly finished off with a clip of Kid President sharing his views on ‘How we can Change the World.’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z7gDsSKUmU

 

YEAR 11 FOCUS – MOCK INTERVIEWS

The Mock Interviews organised in conjunction with Sefton Business Partnership are scheduled to take place on October 9th – 11th.  Students have been preparing for this in their PSCHE lessons and are encouraged to spend some additional time at home preparing. Resources can be found on the Google Classroom (2im1322) or alternatively Barclays Life Skills website has some very useful tips plus a Virtual interview Practice tool.

Interview times have been emailed individually to pupils and a further copy of the running order has been displayed in school. It is expected that students will arrive 10 minutes early to avoid any panic or last minute rushing but also this will help to ensure that the times are adhered to and everything runs to plan.

ASSESSMENT WEEK

Letters have gone out informing parents and students of the forthcoming assessments. These are scheduled for the last week before October half term and will help to identify the progress made since September. The topics for Revision can be found on the letters:

Year 10 letter 

Year 11 Letter 

IMPORTANT DATES 

ASSESSMENT WEEKS

PPE 1

Year 10 & Year 11 – wc 15th October

PPE 2

Year 10 – wc 17th December 2018

Year 11 – wc 14th January 2019

PPE 3

Year 10 – wc 18th March 2109

Year 11 – wc 1st April 2019

PPE 4

Year 10 – wc 17th June 2019

MONITORING OF PERFORMANCE REPORTS

MOP 1

Year 10 – 13th November 2018

Year 11 – 6th November 2018

MOP 2

Year 10 – 12th February 2019

Year 11 – 5th February 2019

MOP 3

Year 10 – 23rd April 2019

Year 11 – 30th April 2019

 

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.

 

 

Key Stage 4 News 28/09/2018

YEAR 11 FOCUS – MOCK INTERVIEWS

The Mock Interviews organised in conjunction with Sefton Business Partnership are scheduled to take place on October 8th – 11th.  Students have been preparing for this in their PSCHE lessons and are encouraged to spend some additional time at home preparing. Resources can be found on the Google Classroom (2im1322) or alternatively Barclays Life Skills website has some very useful tips plus a Virtual interview Practice tool.

ASSESSMENT WEEK

Letters have gone out informing parents and students of the forthcoming assessments. These are scheduled for the last week before October half-term and will help to identify the progress made since September. The topics for Revision can be found on the letters:

Year 10 letter

Year 11 Letter 

IMPORTANT DATES 

 

ASSESSMENT WEEKS

PPE 1

Year 10 & Year 11 – wc 15th October

PPE 2

Year 10 – wc 17th December 2018

Year 11 – wc 14th January 2019

PPE 3

Year 10 – wc 18th March 2019

Year 11 – wc 1st April 2019

PPE 4

Year 10 – wc 17th June 2019

MONITORING OF PERFORMANCE REPORTS

MOP 1

Year 10 – 13th November 2018

Year 11 – 6th November 2018

MOP 2

Year 10 – 12th February 2019

Year 11 – 5th February 2019

MOP 3

Year 10 – 23rd April 2019

Year 11 – 30th April 2019

 

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.

 

 

Key Stage 3 News

Key Stage 3

Open Evening

Thank you to all of the students who helped with Open Evening last night. We had over 380 families visit us throughout the evening and I heard some wonderful comments complimenting our polite, respectful and helpful students. I am always overwhelmingly proud when I receive such comments on behalf of the students.

Them and Us

Next week Year 7 and 8 will be working on the theme of “Them and Us” in form-time and students will be considering acts of kindness, recognising and displaying them, and thinking of ways in which their own actions can have a positive effect on others. Students will be encouraged to think of acts of kindness at home and how they can be more helpful around the home and at family time.

Assessment Week

Parents/ Carers will have received information about the assessment week for Key Stage 3: week commencing 14 October 2018. Students are being assessed in all subjects and teachers will be going through revision material over the next 2 weeks.

Rock and River

Can I please remind parents/ carers of Year 7 students that Rock and River reply slips are to be returned as soon as possible

 

P Allen

Key Stage 3 Leader

Sixth Form News 27/9/18

LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE

On Tuesday Year 12 Students visited the Labour Party Conference at the ACC Liverpool. Students got the opportunity to witness first-hand the democratic process of the party where delegates voted on motions proposed by constituency parties, and policy proposals formulated by the party’s National Policy Forum.

In addition to this, there was a choice of over 70 panels, debates and speeches to attend. The variety of topics covered were vast and ranged from the likes of ‘Building an Economy That’s Works for Nature’ to ‘How Long until we have a Robot for PM?’

In between attending the various forums, Year 12 were able to witness live interviews being broadcast, explore the Exhibition and network with the local business and enterprise providers.

ASSESSMENT WEEK

Letters have gone out informing parents and students of the forthcoming assessments. These are scheduled for the last week before October half-term and will help to identify the progress made since September. The topics for Revision can be found on the letter. here

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 1

Years 12 & 13 – wc 15th October

PPE 2

Year 12 – wc 17th December 2018

Year 13 – wc 14th January 2019

PPE 3

Year 12 – wc 18th March 2109

Year 13 – wc 1st April 2019

PPE 4

Year 12 – wc 17th June 2019

MONITORING OF PERFORMANCE REPORTS

MOP 1

Year 12 – 30th October 2018

Year 13 – 30th October 2018

MOP 2

Year 12 – 8th January 2019

Year 13 – 29th January 2019

MOP 3

Year 12 – 2nd April 2019

Year 13 – 23rd April 2019

 

PARENTS EVENINGS

  • Year 12 – Thursday 29th November 2018
  • 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 News

Safeguarding

Our focus for Key Stage 3 this week was Safeguarding. Students attended an assembly stressing the importance of keeping themselves safe and explaining who the Safeguarding Officers are in school if they needed to speak to them. Safeguarding of students is our main priority in school and it is important that students feel safe and secure at all times.

Bugsy Malone

Our first meeting for students about this year’s school production of Bugsy Malone took place today. It was fantastic to see so many budding actors keen to take part. Rehearsals will start next week.

Key Stage 3 Gym Club

Mrs Moorcroft will be starting a KS3 Gymnastics Club on Wednesday after-school. Everyone is welcome, including students new to gymnastics. If interested, please see Mrs Moorcroft

Rock and River

Letters for the Year 7 trips to Rock and River went home this week. This is an essential trip as part of the Year 7 transition programme and I would be grateful if you could return them to school as soon as possible.

P Allen

Key Stage 3 Leader

 

 

KEY STAGE 4 NEWS – 21/9/18

The big focus for Year 11 over these next couple of weeks are the Mock Interviews that are organised in conjunction with Sefton Education and Business Partnership (EBP).

The opportunity allows all students in Year 11 to experience an application process from start to finish. Pupils are required to carefully complete their application form which will be followed up with an interview with a local business leader. On completion of the interview, pupils will receive a feedback sheet highlighting their strengths and areas of development.

It is an important process. Firstly, it allows students to reflect on their employability skills. Secondly, it assists students in defining their strengths by enabling students to experience a one-to-one interview, something that is normally a prerequisite for post 16-options.

The deadline for the Application Form is Monday 24th September 2018.

 

 

KEY STAGE NEWS – 14/9/18

Many thanks to all who attended the Year 11 Information Evening. The workshops delivered by English, Mathematics and Science were intended to help parents and students to understand the demands of Year 11. For any parent wishing to view the presentations, they can be downloaded from the following links:

Year 11 Curriculum Information Evening 2018 – English 

Year 11 Curriculum Information Evening 2018 – Mathematics

Year 11 Curriculum Information Evening 2018 – Science

Geography App Parent help

History App Parent help

Maths TT App Parent help

DfE and HSE Guidance on Science Gauzes: School Action

Dear Parents and Carers,

In response to recent advice to all headteachers and principals from the Department for Education (DfE) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), we have audited our stock of gauzes within the Science faculty and we have safely disposed of any gauze which may have included an asbestos-containing coating.

A gauze is a piece of equipment often used with a Bunsen burner and tripod. Advice from the HSE indicates that the risk from asbestos-containing gauzes is extremely low. This is because the gauze is mostly made of non-asbestos material (metal) and contact with a gauze is often minimal. At Chesterfield High School, we have responded with upmost urgency by safely removing any coated gauze as a precaution.

This issue has arisen due to failings on the part of some companies who have supplied gauzes to schools. Unfortunately, no school in England could have foreseen the potential risk attached to the use of coated gauzes which have been identified by the HSE of possibly containing asbestos.

For further information and/or reassurance, please visit the HSE website using the following link:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/wire-gauzes.htm?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=asbestos-bunsen-burners&utm_term=0709pm&utm_content=new-advice