Key Stage 3 News

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The theme for this week’s assembly was LGBT History month, making students aware of famous and influential people both within history and present day who are members of the LGBT community. We also talked about personal geographies which are spaces we spend most of our time in and how people from the LGBT community can sometimes feel alone and unsupported in some areas. We discussed how if students became aware of students feeling alone or unsupported, especially LGBT, they must speak out and tell someone.

Students have also been completing end of half term assessments this week. Following the recent assessments in October and December, a number of set changes have been made in English and Maths. Parents will be contacted by staff if their child will be moving sets after half-term.

Equipment

We have had a big push on 100% Classroom expectations this week. This includes checking student uniform and equipment. During half term, can you please ensure that if your child is missing any piece of equipment or uniform that it is replaced ready for school the week after.

We return after half term on Monday 25th February 8.30am. This will be a B week.

P Allen

Key Stage 3 Leader

Champion School Status

We are delighted to announce that Chesterfield High School, Crosby, has been awarded Champion School Silver Status for our involvement in National Citizen Service (NCS), a government-backed youth programme for teenagers.

We received the status in recognition of the continued support given to the scheme, encouraging more than 90 students to take part in NCS, which helps young people develop a broad range of skills that have life-long value, such as leadership, team working, confidence, independent thinking and community responsibility.

“We’re delighted to offer ongoing support for NCS as we believe it plays a vital role in the development of our students as they transform into adulthood.”

Kevin Sexton, Acting Headteacher

Mr Sexton was awarded the certificate, signed by the Prime Minister, from former NCS graduates at a special ceremony to mark the achievements of each champion school in the region. The graduate presenters, who hosted the event throughout, enthusiastically outlined the positive impact that NCS had on them and what they had gained by taking part.

We are so proud of the large number of our students who took the challenge and participated in the NCS programme. It has been invaluable in engaging them even more in their learning and achieving their aspirations in school and their futures” 

Kevin Sexton, Acting Headteacher

NCS is an opportunity open to all 16 and 17 year olds across England. Over the course of four weeks, participants spend time away from home experiencing outdoor life to its full, working with local business and charities to build new skills, and putting those new skills to good use to create a project that will help others better enjoy the local community.

To date, over 500,000 young people across the UK have taken part in NCS, which is delivered regionally by Ingeus, in partnership with local youth organisations.

“All of our champion schools can be really proud of what they have achieved,” said Ingeus NCS National Marketing Manager, Sarah Hartley. “They have fully supported their young people and encouraged them to aim high. All of our graduates and their schools have achieved some amazing results, of which they can all be really proud.”

One of those who graduated from their NCS programme last summer and is studying at Chesterfield High School 6th form event is 16-year-old, Daniel Owen. He said:

“Participating in NCS was great, I learnt lots about myself – my strengths and weaknesses – it gave me a fantastic preparation for 6th form and university. I am much more focused on what I want to achieve and do with my life.”

Dan Owen Year 12 CHS Student

“I had the most amazing experience!” he said. “Many of us met for the first time on the first day of our NCS experience, but by the end of the four-week programme we had developed some really strong friendships. I learnt loads of new things, felt I developed through all my experiences of working alongside others, and took part in activities which undoubtedly helped build my confidence. We all had such a great time!”

Year 11 and 12 Students wishing to sign up for this summer’s programme can do so via the following link: SIGN UP HERE

KEY STAGE 4 NEWS – 13/2/19

YEAR 11 HALF TERM INTERVENTION

There are specific intervention sessions taking place over half term for students who study Music and those who have been identified in Mathematics. As the final GCSE examinations approach, there will be more intervention opportunities for the students to attend over the forthcoming holidays. However, it is important to note that the sessions organised at lunchtime and after school are updated every Friday so parents and students are encouraged to check their emails on a weekly basis.

ASSESSMENT WEEKS

Year 11 – wc 1st April 2019

PPE4

Years 9 and 10 – wc 18th March 2019P

PPE5

Years 9 and 10 – wc 17th June 2019

MONITORING OF PERFORMANCE REPORTS

Years 9 and 10

MOP3 – 28th February 2019

MOP4 – 2nd May 2019

Year 11 

MOP2 – 31st January 2019

MOP3 – TBC

MOP4 – 2nd May 2019

PARENTS’ EVENING

  • Year 9 – Thursday 7th March 2019
  • 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.

Examination Invigilators

£9.2009 per hour

Required immediately

Chesterfield High School is looking to increase their pool of Examination Invigilators to ensure that students achieve their best during examination periods.

You will need to be flexible, calm, punctual, reliable, well-organised and able to deal with students in a professional manner.  You must be able to stand quietly for long periods of time, and work on your own initiative as well as part of a team.  You will be required to support the Examinations Officer with the day-to-day operation of examination venues.

Full training will be provided.

If you would like to work in a successful and vibrant school like ours, we look welcome your application. Please download the application form from the right-hand side of this page.

Documents

Email:             head@chesterfieldhigh.co.uk

Chesterfield High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils and expects all those working at the School to share this commitment.

The holder of this post will be required to work with children under the age of 18 in a position of trust and will, therefore, not receive protection from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  We are committed to Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and therefore the successful candidate will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure.

Closing date:           10.00am Tuesday 5th March 2019

Key Stage 3 News: Keeping Ourselves Safe Online

This week we have focused our form time and assembly on “Keeping Ourselves Safe Online”. Although this is something that we discuss with students very regularly, the thought provoking assembly certainly brought home the dangers of talking to strangers online with real life stories of teenagers who have found themselves in dangerous situations as a result of not following internet safety guidelines.

The advice given to students is:

  • Have a secure password
  • Be careful what you post online
  • If you are a victim of cyberbullying, do not answer back
  • Never open email attachments or click on links from strangers
  • Watch out for email scams
  • Beware that even emails from friends can be suspicious
  • If you get hacked, change your password immediately
  • Use a firewall, anti-virus programme and anti-spyware programme

SIXTH FORM NEWS – 8/2/19

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:

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.

SAFE ON-LINE DATING

Students this week were reminded of the risks associated with using on-line dating apps and given advice on the Dos and Don’ts of keeping safe.

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 3 NEWS 01.02.19

Holocaust Memorial Day

This week Years 7 and 8 attended a most thought provoking assembly to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday 27th January. Students listened to online stories from survivors and heard of the horrors of the concentration camps. A group of survivors also gave students a challenge which they have taken on board with great enthusiasm. Survivors fear that as the generation of Holocaust Survivors become older and pass away, the atrocities will be forgotten and not known by future generations. The challenge has been to design a poster to show that they will never be forgotten. All students in Key Stage 3 have designed posters which will be displayed in the Mall on a Wall of Remembrance over the next few weeks.

Year 8 Parents’ Evening and Options Evening

The Year 8 Parents’ Consultation and Options Information Evening takes place in school on Thursday 28th February from 4pm-7pm. Parents and Carers should have received information about this and it is imperative that students are represented during the evening, not only to receive feedback on students” progress and recent assessments, but also to ensure that option choices are made knowledgeably.

Attendance

Can I please remind Parents and Carers of the importance of excellent attendance in school at all times. Although the weather is becoming increasingly colder and more bad weather is due, it is imperative that students attend school and continue to make excellent progress to secure their futures.

P Allen

Key Stage 3 Leader

Sixth Form News – 1/2/19

YEAR 13 PARENTS’ EVENING

Thursday 7th February is the Year 13 Parents’ Evening. This is an important and crucial opportunity to discuss progress as the formal examination period approaches. Information on University Finance and Apprenticeships will also be provided. All parents are encouraged to attend to support their son or daughter’s through this a potentially very pressurized few months. Anyone who is unable to attend is requested to inform Mrs Hughes, the Year 13 Student Support Manager.

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY

The this week assembly was led by Mr Sexton who delivered a very moving and reflective presentation. Students were reminded of the terrible atrocities that occurred during the WW2 and those that have since followed. Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place on 27 January each year and is a time to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. 

UCAS

Most students have now receive their various offers and must ensure they meet the deadline of confirming their choices. Furthermore any student who has changed their mind about their course selection must see Ms Bowers in order to address. Finally we urged students who have not paid the UCAS administration fee of £24 to the school to do so as a matter of priority.. 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 4 NEWS – 1/2/19

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY

Assemblies for Years 9-11 were led by Mr Sexton who delivered a very moving and reflective presentation. Students were reminded of the terrible atrocities that occurred during the WW2 and those that have since followed. Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place on 27 January each year and is a time to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. 

SIXTH FORM OPEN EVENING

Many thanks to all those who attended the Sixth Form Open Evening. For further enquiries please contact either Miss Moore or Mrs Hughes on 0151 9246454 or email the school directly. Below are the electronic versions of the information that went out.

ASSESSMENT WEEKS

ASSESSMENT WEEKS

PPE3

Years 9 and 10 – wc 11th February 2019

Year 11 – wc 1st April 2019

PPE4

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

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

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.