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CCHS Newsletter 7 - 14th December 2020
Weekly Message from Mr Harding, Executive Head Teacher
So, this is the last newsletter of 2020 and normally I would be reflecting on all the highlights of the term gone by. However, this year has been a year like no other hasn't it? When I gave my final assemblies to the students prior to lockdown in March I stated that in the not too distant future things would return to normal and they would all have stories to tell their own children in years to come. Whilst our lives and the way in which school is operating are nowhere near normal there is the faintest glimmer of some kind of return to a more normal life in the new year with the introduction of the vaccine roll out and Lateral Flow Testing in key areas. That, at least, is something to hold on to over the Christmas break. 
This term we say farewell to Mrs Beavon from our 6th Form team. Mrs Beavon has been with the High School for nigh on twenty years and has given outstanding service to the many students she has seen flourish and prosper over the years. She will be a big loss to our team and I want to thank her for all that she has given Codsall High over the years and to wish her the very best for her future.
Finally, there's plenty of good advice about keeping safe over Christmas for our students in this newsletter, I would urge you all to follow it. If there are any positive tests in the first week or so schools will still be asked to get in touch with any students who may need to self isolate. We hope that we don't have to! I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy Christmas and better New Year! 
Spotlight on Sixth Form

https://www.cc-hs.com/sixth/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeS-yCp_Oqw&feature=youtu.be


With so many Year 9 students engaged in target setting at the moment, we thought that it would be a good time to remind students in Year 9, 10 and 11 of the courses on offer in our extremely successful Sixth Form www.cc-hs.com/courses-on-offer/.  

Our Sixth Form brings additional benefits including developing you as an individual, nurturing your self-confidence and enhancing communication skills and your ability to learn from your own initiative. We aim to provide students with the opportunity to work in an atmosphere that is both adult and caring and to contribute to the organisation of the whole school, the wider community and its many activities on offer.

Continuing education beyond Year 11 is not just about which subjects you are going to take, or what qualifications you need, but how you want to spend the next two years of your life. We aim to provide a broad balance of challenging and successful experiences which prepare students well for their next vital step – be it Higher Education, training or employment.

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Please note that following a change in government advice, the term will now finish on Thursday 17th December.  The day will finish at the end of lesson 5.  Lesson 5 will be tutor time with end of term rewards and celebrations.
Extra Coronavirus Measures
We are asking students in Years 9, 10 and 11 to take a few extra precautions this week to minimise the need for self-isolation over the Christmas holidays.

We already wear face masks on corridors. 
Extra precautions – Wear them when you soaicalise outside and as you enter the classroom until you are in your seat.

We already don’t mix year bubbles. 
Extra precautions – Stay in your friendship group at break and lunch.  Keep the rule of 6. Do not mix with lots of different people.

We are already split into smaller groups for school. 
Extra precautions – Don’t mix with large numbers of people outside of school.  Keep the rule or 6. Think twice before getting involved in large scale team sports this week etc
Student Success Stories
A massive thank you to everyone involved in our House Altruism competition this half-term.  As a school we have raised almost £3000 for the 4 House Charities.  The winners of the Altruism Cup will be announced on the last day of term.
General reminders
Thursday 17th December will be a non uniform day.  We are asking for a £1 donation to Children In Need via ParentPay in order for students to wear their own clothes.
Uniform
 
For details on our usual uniform expectations please see our website: www.cc-hs.com/uniform/ for Years 10 and 11 uniform or www.cc-hs.com/year-9-uniform/ uniform.
Community Events
Family Support Service by SCTSP in Partnership with Staffordshire County Council
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE
FREE ONLINE BEHAVIOUR & WELLBEING WORKSHOPS/PROGRAMMES

Programmes for Parents
4- week Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour Programme
Topics include: Anger, Defiance, Anxiety, Low Self Esteem
Start Date: Wednesday 20th January 2021
10-11am

Parent Wellbeing Workshop
Topics include: Emotional Wellbeing, Building Confidence
Date: Monday 22nd February 2021
10-11am


To book your place please email your name, date of programme and telephone number to raminderdhaliwal.fss@sctsp.org.uk or 
text/phone with your name, date of programme and email address to 07741645691
Once you have booked onto you will be sent instructions on how to access the Workshop/Programme.  

 
If you would like us to share a community event with others in a future newsletter, please contact the school with details email: office@cc-hs.com
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.


https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Education/Educational-awards-benefits/FreeSchoolMeals/Apply-online.aspx
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