CCHS Newsletter 26 - 14th June 2021
Weekly Message from Mr Harding, Executive Head Teacher
I hope that everyone had a restful half term break. 
We have come back to a school missing our Year 13s and Year 11s and it does seem strange without them. 
Their centre assessed grades will soon be sent off to the exam boards to be moderated and then we'll wait and see what comes back in August!
I have to say that I've been very impressed with the vast majority of students after their return to school.  Whilst the Delta variant of the virus may cause us some issues in the coming months we hope to run as normal a school day as possible.  We have obviously kept some mitigations in place but I suspect that the guidance we receive from both the LA and the government will be "fluid" as we approach the summer break. As always, I will keep everyone up to date as soon as anything changes.
Changes to the School Day
For this final half term we have moved back to the normal timings for the school day (pre Covid model) and have reintroduced school bells.

From Monday 7th June the school day will be as follows;
  • 8:40 to 9:00 - registration / form period (warning bell rung at 8:35, second bell at 8:40)
  • 9:00 - 10:00 - P1 (bells will be rung to note start and finish)
  • 10:00 - 11:00 - P2 (bell at 11)
  • 11:00 - 11:20 - Break
  • 11:20 - 12:20 - P3 (warning bell at 11:15, second bell at 11:20)
  • 12:20 - 1:20 - P4 (bells at 12:20 and 1:20)
  • 1:20 - 1:55 - lunch (students will remain in their separate social areas. Warning bell at 1:50, second bell at 1:55)
  • 1:55 - 2:55 - P5 (final bell at 2:55)
Year 11 'Dress for Success'
On 28th May our Year 11s had their 'Dress for Success' day on their last official day of term.  Due to restrictions we weren't allowed to hold the usual full leavers celebration, but we were able to hold a socially distanced final assembly in the sports hall with songs from Dylan W, Zia G and Tiffany S, as well as cup cakes and some fun certificates were awarded.
Spelling Bee Champion
Well done to Year 9 student Ruby E from Endeavour House, who was crowned the Spelling Bee last week.
Entrust Music Lessons
Entrust, the music services provider for Staffordshire, are offering free instrument tuition until the end of the Summer term for Codsall High School pupils who wish to begin learning an instrument.  Interested pupils will receive a free weekly lesson during schooltime, with lessons then becoming chargeable in September if they wish to continue them.

Free lessons are available for piano / keyboard, woodwind, brass and drums / percussion.

Any pupils wishing to take up this offer please contact Mr Wilson at or via the school office at 
or 01902 907560.
Information - Duke of Edinburgh Award
Duke of Edinburgh Award - Dates for your Diary
Year 10 - Bronze Award
17th June           -  Training day and day walk (Cannock Chase)
22nd June          -  First aid training and map skills (school)
23rd-24th June   -  Qualifying expedition (Long Mynd)
28th May             - Kit back, eDofE and presentation (school)

Year 10 and Year 11 - Silver Award
17th June                   -  Training day and day walk (Cannock Chase)
22nd June                  -  First aid training / route / planning / map skills (school)
30th June - 2nd July   -  Practice expedition (Llangollen)
12th -14th July            - Qualifying expedition (White Peaks)
15th July                     - Kit back, eDofE and presentation (school)

Year 12 and Year 13 - Gold Award
29th June               -   First aid training / wilderness camp / route cards (school)
5th-9th July            -  Practice expedition (Snowdonia)
19th -23rd July       - Qualifying expedition (Snowdonia, Harlech to Barmouth)

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award
During the last week of May, the Year 9 students completed their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award with their qualifying expedition to the Long Mynd in Shropshire.
Upcoming Events
Each Wednesday and Sunday - Staff and Student home Lateral Flow Tests to be done and results submitted through the school website

Friday 18th June      - Year 11 into Year 12 bridging sessions

Wednesday 7th July - Year 8 Induction day
Staff Commendations
Students that have been nominated for extra praise by teaching staff and will receive extra Achievement points for their Head of Year/ Senior Leadership Team nomination which can be seen on EduLink. 
The students nominated this week are as follows:

                       Luke G               Katie J                    Hannah G
                       Dan L                 Olivia B                   Tapi M
                       Maddie R           Charlotte S             Morgan W
                       Luca K                Autumn B               Jessica B
                       Emaan C            Finlay H                 Cameron O
                       Millie B               Japneet B               Sadie M
                       Libby M              Nell R                      Tilly R
                       Gracie E             Ryan M                  Josh L
                       Kane G               Liam C                    Alex J
                       Ben D                 Ashton A                 Lilly W

                          Toby P                Harvey E
Advice on Social Media Use
The information below is from the Safeguarding Leads at in reply to national concerns over a small number of students using socian media and other links to facilitate online bullying and arguments over these platforms.  The information shows the recommended ages for access to certain social media platforms. 
More advice can be found at: 8
Book Recommendations
Another book suitable for teenagers to read. 
Some will be linked to a particular curriculum area, others will simply be books that your child might be interested in reading or that you might both want to read and compare notes.
Book of a Thousand Days
by Shannon Hale (Audiobook)

When a beautiful princess refuses to marry the prince her father has chosen, her father is furious and locks her in a tower.  She has seven long years of solitude to think about her insolence.  But the princess is not entirely alone - she has her maid, Dashti.  Petulant and spoilt, the princess eats the food in their meagre store as if she were still at court, and Dashti soon realises they must either escape or slowly starve. But during their captivity, resourceful Dashti discovers that there is something far more sinister behind her princess's fears of marrying the prince, and when they do break free from the tower, they find a land laid to waste and the kingdom destroyed. They were safe in the tower, now they are at the mercy of the evil prince with a terrible secret.

 Available for free on Sora.  Sora link: - this is for all Year 9 or Year 10 pupils. If any pupils can't remember their logins (they are written in their yellow books) then they can email at

Suitable for:  All year groups at CCHS
ISBN: 9781408812990
Students are still being encouraged to sign up for a free online tool recently produced by a charity called Read for Good. Students are sent unique web links where they register their reading and the number of minutes they have spent reading, which then contributes to a 'school total'. It's really easy to use - for pupils to be able to log a variety of different texts on this, e.g. article, comic, book.  The school's page can be found here

Thank you to all of the students who have already registered their reading.  Miss Ford is very pleased with your progress!
General Reminders

The expectations for Year 10 and 11 school uniform can be found here.

The expectations for Year 9 school uniform can be found here:

Lads & Lasses are offering a click and collect uniform service.
In line with COVID-19 guidance we are limiting the visitor access to our site to essential visitors and appointments only.  Please email if you are unsure if your propsed visit is essential or if you wish to make an appointment.
Community Events
If you would like us to share a community event with others in a future newsletter, please contact the school with details email:
Have your circumstances changed recently?
Parents claiming some benefits can claim free school meals for any of their children who are registered at a Staffordshire school and who would normally be at school at lunch time. School meals are a good way to ensure that your child eats well at lunchtime and you can save yourself time and money.

Even if you don't want your children to have the meals, claiming them helps their school. The more eligible parents who claim meals, the more funding the school receives.
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