Clean sweep at Deyes High School

Tuesday 26/2/19 was the penultimate netball league match against Deyes High. With Deyes unable to field a year 9 and 11 team, it was only 3 teams playing year 7, 8 and 10.  All 3 were successful with some great play on tricky courts! The last game of the season is next Tuesday 5/3/19 against Maghull.  

KEY STAGE 4 NEWS – 1/3/19

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.

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. See Article

YEAR 11 PROM

The Year 11 Prom has now been booked and will be taking place on Tuesday 2nd July at Formby Hall.

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.



The Weatles at The Cavern!

On Sunday 2 December 2018 our very own year 11 Beatles tribute band, The Weatles, performed their inaugural gig at the world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Formed in September 2018, the band consists of Reese O’Neill (vocals), Sophie Li (guitar), Lucy Curran (bass guitar), Daisy Cox (keyboard) and Francesco Natoli (drums).

They performed to a packed Cavern Club taking the stage at 2:30pm. After a brief sound check and a photo or two the band played their set; Michelle, Golden Slumbers, For No One, Twist and Shout and Let It Be.

The band took the stage like fish to water enjoying the opportunity to showcase their musical talents to friends and family and most importantly paying Beatles fans!

They received great comments from audience members and fellow musicians alike including from the resident Sunday afternoon band, McDonald’s Farm from Scotland , “the guitar solo was very impressive and they make a great sound”.

Special thanks must go to Mr. Bamford and Mr McDermott for the help and support in getting The Weatles to this point and we look forward to the next performance.

SIXTH FORM NEWS 1/3/19

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.

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.

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 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.

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.