Metro Mayor visits Chesterfield

On Friday 29th March, Chesterfield High School was visited by Steve Rotherham, Metro Mayor for the Liverpool City Region, to experience democracy in action.  He spoke to the students about their aspirations and their futures in Merseyside.

At the start of the day, students were introduced to Mr. Rotherham and learned about this political role in the city region and the role students could play in shaping his vision for a fair and prosperous city region in Sefton.

A total of forty students from across all year groups engaged in a series of group-based discussions which provided students with the space to voice their opinions and thoughts on issues that currently affect them and their communities. Some of the key topics discussed with Mr. Rotherham were the digital economy, future developments of their local area and importantly the work needed on the environment.

Students were very appreciative to Mr. Rotherham for listening to them, with Scott Miles, aged 15, stating at the end of the morning:

“It was great for us to have our voices heard by the Metro Mayor; it’s important for us to feel that people listen to what young people hope for in the future as it’s the decision makers of today that are planning the long term decisions which will affect my life in the future.”

Mr Kevin Sexton, Acting Headteacher at Chesterfield High School, commented on the morning:

The students were really appreciative of Steve for giving up his time to speak to them about their aspirations and futures; the students made us very proud with their opinions and ideas to make our community and our city a better place to live and prosper.

Key stage 3 News

Assessments

Key Stage 3 completed their half term assessments this week. I would like to compliment them all on their impeccable conduct during the tests in the sports hall. Invigilators were very pleased with how they performed and asked me to relay the message.

PIXL International

Next week we will be raising money whole school in support of PIXL International to help children access education in other less developed countries. I have set Key Stage 3 a challenge of raising £1000 during the week. As always the students have met the challenge head on and have already started promoting their ideas and events. Next week there will be:

A tuck shop in the mall at lunchtimes

Cakes sales

Penalty Shoot Out competitions

The Hobbit films will be shown after school

Easter egg raffles

A concert for Years 7 and 8

This is a fantastic opportunity to help children less fortunate than ourselves:

£100 raised will help 350 students in one school

£300 raised will help 1050 students in 3 schools

£600 raised will help 2100 students in 6 schools

The Key Stage 3 target will therefore be helping 3500 young people if reached….. So come on Years 7 and 8… Please dig deep and support this amazing organisation to help other children across the world

P Allen

Key Stage 3 Leader

Sixth Form News 25/3/19

WHAT CAREER LIVE?

On Friday 22nd March Year 12 attended the What Career Live Exhibition at the ACC Liverpool. The event provided the opportunity for students to meet with Apprenticeship Providers and a number of Universities. It also hosted seminars on Degree Apprenticeships: the new alternative and How to Choose the Right Career Path KickStart Careers. The visit was intended to make students think about their next steps and for them to explore some of the options that are available to them.

INTERVENTION

All Year 13 have been emailed a copy of when there are Intervention Opportunities available. The majority of this support occurs during the school day and students are encouraged to attend as many as possible.

SATURDAY SCHOOL

Once again the school will be open on Saturdays leading up to the external examinations. Years 10, 11 and 13 students are encouraged to come in and use the facilities and resources available to support their preparation. Pupils attending Saturday School should enter the building via the external doors to T4 where they are required to sign in.

100 DAY PLAN

Thank you to all the Year 13 Parents who attended on Thursday. As the A Level Examinations are now only 4 months away, this was a great opportunity to understand the specific academic demands that students in the 6th Form are currently facing. To support the Key Stage 5 students, members of staff have spent time putting together a 100 Day plan that describes the subject tasks students should be completing on a daily basis. A copy of this is available via the link below:

100 Day Plan KS5 Part 1

100 Day Plan KS5 Part 2

UCAS

Those students who have now received all of their offers should be responding via UCAS and acknowledging their preferred choices. Alternatively the students who have not gone through this process will have access to the School’s Career Connect Adviser and will be invited along to a Careers Fair next half term.

It is encouraging to learn about the Year 12 Students who have applied for Summer School at some of the top Universities in the country. It is an ideal time for all of Year 12 to start to reflect on their post 18 options and to research the courses on offer and the grade expectations. we will be organising a trip to the UCAS Event held in Liverpool in June to assist all pupils with this process.

APPRENTICESHIPS

Students who have not applied for University have been reminded to seek out the apprenticeship opportunities that are available via the Government’s Website . The school will be supporting these students by organising events and assessment days to them attend.

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.

Key Stage 4 News – 25/3/19

MAGDALENE COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE

Year 10 Students visited The Museum of Liverpool this week and attended lectures delivered by Academics from Magdalene College Cambridge. Dr. Cecilia Brassett presented a session entitled “Why Doctors need to know their Anatomy.” Her engaging delivery was followed by lecturer Dr Alastair Mills who examined “Public Law: Where there is great power, there is great responsibility.”

The outreach event also provided opportunities for pupils to discover the variety of subjects taught at University and what life is like studying and living at University.

GEOGRAPHY & HISTORY FLASH CARDS

This week in lessons, Y11 History and Geography students have been creating flash cards and revision mind maps, using the ‘chunk it’ technique, by linking their revision notes together. They have watched the following clips to show them how to engage with their revision materials to embed their knowledge. Students are now working independently at home to complete all their mind maps and/or flash cards and getting family members to test them.

How to create a mind map:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y1HJMuqAPY

How to use flashcards effectively:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C20EvKtdJwQ

HISTORY – CHUNKING
GEOGRAPHY – MIND MAP

EASTER SCHOOL

We are organising Easter Revision Courses to assist students who would benefit from extra tuition over the holidays.

The following subjects will be available: Mathematics, English, Science, Spanish and History. They will take place at Chesterfield High School during the first week of the Easter break. The study time will be in three hour sessions and these have been tiered or focused on particular groups of students to ensure we maximise the impact of the work the students undertake. Morning classes begin at 9am promptly and afternoon classes start at 12 noon promptly, unless stated on the table. The classes will be very intensive and examination-orientated, workshop sessions and examination practice.

We have found that students benefit enormously from a concentrated period of revision, free from distractions and in the company of similar students. The opportunity to focus on particular areas of difficulty in small groups is especially useful.

Please complete the tear off slip on the letter provided (a further copy can be downloaded from the link below) informing us which sessions you wish you child to attend.  In some cases you will be contacted by members of staff who feel it is necessary that your child attends a specific revision session to ensure they achieve their target grade in the summer exam period, or if you would like further information, please contact Miss R Moore on 0151 9246454.

SATURDAY SCHOOL

Once again the school will be open on Saturdays leading up to the external examinations. Years 10, 11 and 13 students are encouraged to come in and use the facilities and resources available to support their preparation. Pupils attending on Saturdays are required to enter the school building via the external door to T4 where they are to sign in.

100 DAY PLAN – PART 2

Both Years 10 and 11 have been issued with the part 2 of the 100 Day Plan booklet. These documents provide a list of revision tasks to complete each school day and are designed not only to support examination preparation but to promote organisation for individuals. Pupils should be aiming to keep up to date with these specific tasks alongside using the different apps and completing their own personalised revision.

YEAR 11 PROM

The Year 11 Prom has now been booked and will be taking place on Tuesday 2nd July at Formby Hall. Students are now focused on collecting their stamps for the Passport to the Prom by attending intervention. Next week English Intervention will be worth double!

ASSESSMENT WEEKS

Year 11 – wc 25th March 2019

PPE4

Years 9 and 10 – wc 25th March 2019

PPE5

Years 9 and 10 – wc 17th June 2019

MONITORING OF PERFORMANCE REPORTS

Years 9 and 10

MOP4 – 2nd May 2019

Year 11 

MOP3 – TBC

MOP4 – 2nd May 2019

PARENTS’ EVENING

  • Year 10 – Thursday 4th April 2019

DODDLE

Please download the new Doddle Parent App that allows you to keep track of the work set and when it is due in.

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.

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.

#realmendontcarryknives

On Monday 18th March we welcomed a range of visitors in school to speak with students and continue our endeavour to keep children safe both in school and in the local community.

The main presentation was lead by Alan Walsh whose campaign #realmendontcarryknives has now reached over 30,000 children in the Merseyside area. He has combined his experience as a community youth worker, boxing coach and latterly targeted work in the prevention of youth violence to create a very hard-hitting and poignant presentation. He was able to describe to our students a number of ‘real-life’ cases where young people have become embroiled in dangerous and potentially fatal altercations and provide very simple strategies to avoid such situations.

We were told of the situation where our former student Sam Cook lost his life whilst celebrating his 21st Birthday. His Mum and Dad made an emotional return to school for the first time since Sam’s year 11 prom. Amazingly they were able to inform us of the utter devastation knife crime can have and has had on them and their family over the past 16 months. Our students really connected with their words and many sought Alan & Gill out after the presentation to pass on their condolences and assured them they would do all they could to prevent knife crime.

We were also joined by 2 police officers, they with Alan Walsh outlined the legality of ‘carrying a knife’ which can result in a custodial sentence of up to 5 years. They also provided some startling statistics including facts about those who have carried a knife and sustained injuries from that particular blade in 90% of cases.

We continue to promote well-being and safety in a range of situations and topic areas as we help our youngsters navigate the complexities of childhood.

Mr P.M.Lindley

Sefton Schools Netball Tournament

Tuesday 19th and Thursday 21st March saw the end of the netball season with the annual Sefton schools netball tournament at Maricourt high school. After a very successful season in the league, it is a great opportunity to end on a high.

Tuesday 19th was the under u14s and u15s. The year 10 girls suffered a few injuries just before the tournament so they played with a few year 9s playing up a year group and they were fantastic. They didn’t qualify from their group as they finished 3rd but gave a really good account of themselves, playing some lovely netball.

Year 9s had only lost 1 game all season to Sacred Heart and were really determined to do well. They sailed through their group matches, beating Maricoirt and Merchant Taylor’s and faced Sacred Heart in the semi-final. It was a tough game but they held their nerve and beat them 4-3 to face St. Mary’s in the final. The match was neck and neck and could have gone either way, but, unfortunately, with a couple more unforced errors than St. Mary’s, they lost 9-5.

The year 8s again have had a great season but faced some injuries. They did, however, still qualify for them semis where they faced Merchants. It was a tough game with some great play but they unfortunately lost the match not getting through to the final.

The year 7s were similar to the year 9s as they had only lost 1 match all season to Sacred Heart. They, too, sailed through, winning their group beating Litherland, Hillside, Maricourt and St. Mary’s, playing great netball. They faced Deyes in the semi-final which they won also and went on to the final to play Sacred Heart. The match was goal for goal until the end and unfortunately they lost 4-2.

All the teams were an absolute credit to the school and they have been a joy to have at practices and matches all year. Let’s hope we get some silver wear in the 2019-2020 season.

SIXTH FORM NEWS 15/3/19

INTERVENTION

All Year 13 have been emailed a copy of when there are Intervention Opportunities available. The majority of this support occurs during the school day and students are encouraged to attend as many as possible.

SATURDAY SCHOOL

Once again the school will be open on Saturdays leading up to the external examinations. Years 10, 11 and 13 students are encouraged to come in and use the facilities and resources available to support their preparation.Saturdays Open Letter 2019Download

100 DAY PLAN

Thank you to all the Year 13 Parents who attended on Thursday. As the A Level Examinations are now only 4 months away, this was a great opportunity to understand the specific academic demands that students in the 6th Form are currently facing. To support the Key Stage 5 students, members of staff have spent time putting together a 100 Day plan that describes the subject tasks students should be completing on a daily basis. A copy of this is available via the link below:

100 Day Plan KS5 Part 1

100 Day Plan KS5 Part 2

UCAS

Those students who have now received all of their offers should be responding via UCAS and acknowledging their preferred choices. Alternatively the students who have not gone through this process will have access to the School’s Career Connect Adviser and will be invited along to a Careers Fair next half term.

It is encouraging to learn about the Year 12 Students who have applied for Summer School at some of the top Universities in the country. It is an ideal time for all of Year 12 to start to reflect on their post 18 options and to research the courses on offer and the grade expectations. we will be organising a trip to the UCAS Event held in Liverpool in June to assist all pupils with this process.

APPRENTICESHIPS

Students who have not applied for University have been reminded to seek out the apprenticeship opportunities that are available via the Government’s Website . The school will be supporting these students by organising events and assessment days to them attend.

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.

Key Stage 4 News – 15/3/19

EASTER SCHOOL

We are organising Easter Revision Courses to assist students who would benefit from extra tuition over the holidays.

The following subjects will be available: Mathematics, English, Science, Spanish and History. They will take place at Chesterfield High School during the first week of the Easter break. The study time will be in three hour sessions and these have been tiered or focused on particular groups of students to ensure we maximise the impact of the work the students undertake. Morning classes begin at 9am promptly and afternoon classes start at 12 noon promptly, unless stated on the table. The classes will be very intensive and examination-orientated, workshop sessions and examination practice.

We have found that students benefit enormously from a concentrated period of revision, free from distractions and in the company of similar students. The opportunity to focus on particular areas of difficulty in small groups is especially useful.

Please complete the tear off slip on the letter provided (a further copy can be downloaded from the link below) informing us which sessions you wish you child to attend.  In some cases you will be contacted by members of staff who feel it is necessary that your child attends a specific revision session to ensure they achieve their target grade in the summer exam period, or if you would like further information, please contact Miss R Moore on 0151 9246454.

SATURDAY SCHOOL

Once again the school will be open on Saturdays leading up to the external examinations. Years 10, 11 and 13 students are encouraged to come in and use the facilities and resources available to support their preparation.

Saturday School Open Letter 2019

100 DAY PLAN – PART 2

Both Years 10 and 11 have been issued with the part 2 of the 100 Day Plan booklet. These documents provide a list of revision tasks to complete each school day and are designed not only to support examination preparation but to promote organisation for individuals. Pupils should be aiming to keep up to date with these specific tasks alongside using the different apps and completing their own personalized revision. 

Year 10 & 11 100 Day Plan – Part 2

YEAR 11 PROM

The Year 11 Prom has now been booked and will be taking place on Tuesday 2nd July at Formby Hall. Students are now focused on collecting their stamps for the Passport to the Prom by attending intervention. Next week English Intervention will be worth double!

ASSESSMENT WEEKS

Year 11 – wc 25th March 2019

PPE4

Years 9 and 10 – wc 25th March 2019

PPE5

Years 9 and 10 – wc 17th June 2019

MONITORING OF PERFORMANCE REPORTS

Years 9 and 10

MOP4 – 2nd May 2019

Year 11 

MOP3 – TBC

MOP4 – 2nd May 2019

PARENTS’ EVENING

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

DODDLE

Please download the new Doddle Parent App that allows you to keep track of the work set and when it is due in.

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.

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.

Netball Results

Tuesday 5th march saw the last league game of the season being played.  Again this week with Maghull only able to field 3 year groups, years 9 and 11 won the points for their matches and the year 7 and 8s were successful, ending with wins but the year 10s unfortunately ended with a loss. We now await then final league positions once all the results are in for tallying up.

It has been  a fantastic season and for all matches. Chesterfield have been able to field every year group, years 7 – 11.  We are looking forward to the Sefton tournaments which will be hosted at Maricourt on the 19th and 21st March.