CCHS Newsletter 58 - 9th May 2022
Message from Executive Headteacher
This week one of my Deputy Headteachers had the pleasure of showing a parent of one of our students around the school. 
It was an off-the-cuff decision made to show how we operate as a school with over 1100 students.  Unfortunately, the parent concerned had heard and seen some stuff on social media that had led to a skewed view of what the school is actually like.  
When she went around the school she saw what we see every day, calm, orderly classrooms with children engaged in their learning, a sense of purposeful learning, classroom doors open and nice, quiet corridors.  It was fantastic to be able to show the excellent work that goes on every single day at Codsall High.  That's not to say that we are perfect, no school is and we have plenty of work to do with our students in terms of repairing the damage that has been done because of the disruption of the last two years.  All of the Headteachers I speak to from across the county report the same issues.  However, as this anecdote shows, there is plenty to be proud of at Codsall High School.

Mr Harding
Executive Headteacher

Codsall High Federation of Schools
Upcoming Events
Thursday 19th May      - Y9 Bronze DofE training and First Aid

Saturday 21st May to

Wednesday 1st June    - Football Academy USA football tour

Thursday 26th May        - Y11 "Dress for Success" Day

Friday 27th May            - Break up for half term

Thursday 9th June
        - Y10 DofE First Aid Training

Friday 10th June           - Y9 DofE Bronze Day Walk
Reminder - Change to Toilet Access
Prior to the Easter break it became apparent from conversations with staff and students that due to a variety of factors we would need to limit access to the toilets during lesson time, e.g. some students were using the excuse of going to the toilet to waste lesson time. The senior leadership team discussed the different issues at length and made the decision to close the toilets during lesson time for the majority of students.
Students can obviously still use toilets pre school, at break and lunch
and after school. 
Students with specific medical issues can have a toilet pass which enables them to use the toilet when required for both an extended period of time as well as for a short number of days.

Similarly, mindful of potential concerns some parents or students may have, students can, if absolutely necessary, visit student services to request a toilet key.  However, this will be the exception.  Student services is entirely staffed by female members of staff.

Our view is that a maximum gap of two hours is more than enough for our age range of students to be able to wait to use the toilet, notwithstanding the provision for any student to go to student services should an "emergency" arise.

As a father of a teenage girl myself I am more than aware of their needs and am confident that with the provisions we have made the changes will enable our students to focus on their learning during lesson time.
House Captains
REMINDER - Y11 Students
Year 11 Post 16 Study

Most of our Y11 students have already sorted their post 16 education studies for September 2022

If you are struggling to sort a study placement, you need support applying or you have changed your mind about where you want to study, please see Mrs Higgins in Student Services so that we can offer support.  

There are many useful links and resources available on our school website's careers  page.
From our home page click students-Careers- then the link of your choice. 

Alternatively for links and resources follow:
Covid Testing Flow Diagram
Should your child test positive for Covid,
please see updated guidance below.
On-Line Reading Platform
The End

by Catherynne M Valente
Suitable for:  All year groups at CCHS
The link for ePlatform is:
User name and passwords can be obtained from English teachers.
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. 
    Jasmine D               Toby F                Katie J               Blanka K
     Matilda L                 Joshua L            Katie L
You may have received this information from other sources, or may have seen it covered in the media recently but we felt it important to share with you in school.
The number of cases of Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) in children has recently increased.  Public health doctors and scientists are looking into what could be causing this.
The advice is that parents see a GP if their child has symptoms of Hepatitis, which includes yellowing of the eyes and skin (jaundice).
Good hygiene, including supervising hand washing in young children, can help to prevent infections that can cause Hepatitis.
For more information on Hepatitis, please see the NHS webpage below:-

http://Hepatitis - NHS (
Perton FREE Uniform Exchange on Facebook

The Perton Uniform Exchange group is a community swap group for parents who may be struggling to buy uniform. Parents don't charge each other for items.

New Uniform Supplier 

CCHS have a great working relationship with our current uniform supplier,
Lads and Lasses.  However, in line with recent governement guidance, CCHS will be working with an additional uniform supplier to give parents more choice.  You will soon be able to order uniform from Crested Schoolwear  in Wolverhampton.
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 details changed recently?
Have you moved house or changed your telephone number or email address  recently?  If so, please contact the school to ensure that our receords are up to date and that you do not miss out on important information.
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.

The phone number for the free school entitlement checking service team has changed.  Should you need to contact them regarding any claims queries, their number is now 0300 111 8007  option 3, then option 2

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