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25/01/21

We will be remembering the throughout the week and we will be delivering a special Holocaust Memorial Day PowerPoint on the 27th January (Holocaust Memorial Day) in form to help educate the students on the topic. https://t.co/F8mRYMDdF8

23/01/21

Please remember help is always available for any victim of domestic abuse. Visit https://t.co/lKWOqV0kPk or call us on 0800 145 6410 The 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 or visit https://t.co/mN5cEnDYRc https://t.co/1IUHFvhK1j

22/01/21

If you are struggling to heat your home, Simple Energy Advice provides free advice on energy efficiency & national grants to help with energy bills. Contact them on 0800 444202 ➡️ https://t.co/tjLwMj40ux https://t.co/BqQhmTCzi2

22/01/21

Online Safety - Parents and Carers Wednesday January 27th at 6pm – please click on link below Aims of the sessions: • Reflect the potential risks of internet use • Understand how to set up parental controls. • COVID-19 and the Internet explosion https://t.co/jQygkCqyI4 https://t.co/caOt685YA6

22/01/21

Well done to student council members in years 7 and 8 who attended an online ‘Introduction to Parliament’ session with run by followed by a Q&A from our local MP https://t.co/OpsFnKrsQg

21/01/21

Headteacher letter 21st January - important information regarding screen time/online lessons https://t.co/5aKtuvV8Pi https://t.co/Ie6tpoA58n

21/01/21

With school being closed to the majority of our students, and with the uncertainty of the pandemic, our mental health has never been more important. From 1-7th February 2020, Caterham High School will be taking part in Children’s Mental Health Week. https://t.co/pAzah5JSy3

21/01/21

With school being closed to the majority of our students, and with the uncertainty of the pandemic, our mental health has never been more important. From 1-7th February 2021, Caterham High School will be taking part in Children’s Mental Health Week. https://t.co/0DVM86QMpI

20/01/21

For Parents/Carers and students - further information on online safety https://t.co/8SjEYVDMxR https://t.co/W5AariMYBW

20/01/21

Such a moving response from a Year 9 student for our competition – we asked, who is your lockdown hero? ... https://t.co/qRBZcJviP8

19/01/21

The UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair is taking place on Wednesday 27th January from 12 - 6pm. Please click on link for further information and how to register. https://t.co/vfkfQCrgrh https://t.co/BsgqtTA9u3

19/01/21

The & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair is taking place on Wednesday 27th January from 12 - 6pm. Please click on link for further information and how to register. https://t.co/vfkfQCrgrh https://t.co/YeFvXthQZL

18/01/21

Astronaut Tim Peake will be taking part in an exclusive free virtual Q&A session for young people this Thursday 21 January 2021, from 5-6pm GMT. https://t.co/BdEeSMCLPe https://t.co/bC8Qzp8Lbr

18/01/21

Astronaut Tim Peake will be taking part in an exclusive free virtual Q&A session for young people this Thursday 21 January 2021, from 5-6pm GMT. https://t.co/BdEeSMCLPe https://t.co/hAk5YIZ6LD

18/01/21

Some fabulous work created by students last week. Another successful week of online learning! https://t.co/iH7rA2TbCA

15/01/21

Congratulations to Alexandrina in Year 7 who won this week’s  which was to do an act of kindness. She made her mum this beautiful gift as well as cleaning the house, making lunch and helping her Grandma and her friends! https://t.co/9UZy0ZpV4u

14/01/21

Online Lessons - Important Information Dear Parents and Students We have decided to change the way we join our lessons on Teams. All students will now access their lessons on Teams through their subject classes, not through teacher invitation. No lessons have been cancelled. https://t.co/nMQ6LVpyyN

14/01/21

Happier January 2021 https://t.co/pycWc22Oau

12/01/21

Speakers for Schools Career Talks Thurs 14th January 5-6pm Shai Weiss, CEO, Virgin Atlantic Airways for KS3-5 Join us to hear Shai Weiss share insights into his own career journey and discuss how he became CEO of . https://t.co/zj0q8HI1XC https://t.co/Xu9IbCaKER

11/01/21

Online Safety - Parents Workshop Wednesday January 13th at 10am – Please see link below Wednesday January 27th at 6pm – Link to follow https://t.co/jQygkCqyI4 https://t.co/I6RQFmAN5H

11/01/21

Letter from the Headteacher Ms Chapple - re Remote Learning can be viewed on the school website at https://t.co/uQMwMhblmg https://t.co/KOt1azvMD9

09/01/21

Did you know? Remote learning via Microsoft Teams can be accessed with PlayStation and Xbox consoles. https://t.co/4TqywZsfYS

08/01/21

Letter from Ms Chapple regarding and https://t.co/Qy7AsMcOWg https://t.co/3fX2z2k1qO

08/01/21

programme for 11-18s - further information can be found at https://t.co/Pmi7Uv0Gjs https://t.co/l2pGrBFATT

07/01/21

Information regarding Years 11, 12 and 13 Exams this term https://t.co/TaY4v9gINw https://t.co/aVFtce12UM

06/01/21

From Classroom to Care Home - just before Christmas the staff donated, made up and delivered hampers to local care homes, Birchwood Residential, Belmont Lodge, Sherrell House, Springfield Care Home and Homesdale. https://t.co/GWWSXSkgJI

06/01/21

From Classroom to Care Home - just before Christmas the staff donated, made up and delivered hampers to local care homes, Birchwood Residential, Belmont Lodge, Sherrell House, Springfield Care Home and Homesdale. https://t.co/E1bCfYZtG6

05/01/21

Letter from the Headteacher Ms Chapple - 5th January 2021 can be also be viewed on the school website at https://t.co/kv7JaBg0td https://t.co/6evHsAeBJ1

05/01/21

Safeguarding Information for Parents/Carers and Students https://t.co/AmJEYlziXY Further information also available for online safety can be found at https://t.co/oH03pZUMD0 https://t.co/urkOGfLbVJ

05/01/21

Further information for online safety can be found on our website. https://t.co/oH03q0co1A https://t.co/B8KG6wMOWk

05/01/21

Further information for online safety can be found on our website. https://t.co/oH03q0co1A https://t.co/wH8FE543vo

05/01/21

Further information for online safety can be found on our website. https://t.co/oH03q0co1A https://t.co/CLHVpuLc1Y

05/01/21

Further information for online safety can be found on our website. https://t.co/oH03q0co1A https://t.co/8BYyx3aX9f

04/01/21

Brilliant article about the CHS Christmas Concert written by student https://t.co/vb8SnJWLWp

04/01/21

Brilliant article about the Caterham High School Christmas Concert written by student Saambavil https://t.co/vb8SnJWLWp

04/01/21

To make a simple face covering information is available from https://t.co/DyeLhmZGmo https://t.co/Q4Q7Fx6hqA

01/01/21

Please see the school website for information for Year 13 students from Mr Stubbs, Assistant Headteacher - Sixth form, and Ms Machnicki, Head of Sixth Form. https://t.co/EPTd8iK7zO https://t.co/FLqZfzHBzh

31/12/20

Please see the school website for information from Ms Chapple, Headteacher, on the January opening of school for students. https://t.co/aXoW0xyYsF https://t.co/7lAipmqWkv

30/12/20

We are looking for volunteers who can help us with our coronavirus testing. We will provide training, PPE and regular testing for volunteers. If you are able to help us please contact ke.smith.net for details. There are a number of roles we need to fill. Ms Chapple https://t.co/A8lyBGeHu4

20/12/20

Caterham High School – Christmas Concert 2020   https://t.co/wjfMLC9Hiy https://t.co/1nBqt20uDZ

Parent Information

Parents Guide

Caterham High School values its Sixth Form students very highly and places great value on the contribution that each individual student makes to the school community as a whole. The school believes that it is the good working relationship between parents, carers, students and staff that will help guide student’s development to realise their full potential - academically, socially and emotionally.

Life in the Sixth Form is different to that in the lower school. It is when students develop from being a child to an adult. They are expected to take increasing responsibility for their learning and management of their time.

Year 12 and 13 students can expect to receive support and guidance with their applications to universities or apprenticeships. Any students wanting to attend university open days and interviews have permission to do so providing the Sixth Form Office is notified in advance. Please note that the school will only authorise up to 3 days for University Open Day visits.

DRESS CODE

Sixth Form students are role models for the rest of the School and are required to uphold and embody the standards expected of them. Students in the Sixth Form must maintain consistently appropriate personal standards of dress. Dress Code guidance is available on the school website or in the Sixth Form Handbook.

Failure to uphold the Dress Code could, in the first instance, result in a student being asked to return home and change into appropriate attire. In the case of repeated instances, it could result in a consideration of the student’s position in the Sixth Form.

BEHAVIOUR

Students’ behaviour and attitudes to learning are the most significant factors in bringing about all forms of success at Caterham High School.

No student can become the best they can be unless they develop positive behaviours in respect of their relationships with others, their conduct around school and their attitude to their own learning and future.

Students are required to undertake a range of tasks and activities that demand high levels of independent learning. Students need to be able to prioritise tasks and make effective use of their Study Periods—these are not to be used as free time or to “have a break”!

Where students encounter difficulties, experienced staff will provide support and guidance.

MAXIMISING POTENTIAL IN THE SIXTH FORM

Through a combination of research evidence and experience, we have compiled the typical characteristics of students who enjoy the highest success in the Sixth Form (in terms of grade outcomes and progression). This is not meant to be prescriptive as each student is an individual, but can be used as a guide to monitor student effectiveness.

Typical characteristics of the successful sixth form student include:

  • Attendance at school and lessons is 96% or higher.  Students must be punctual to school and lessons.
  • Completes at least 4 hours of independent study for each subject studied per week. Where this is not directed by the teacher, students should read around the subject, revise and consolidate understanding independently.
  • Submits independent study tasks IN FULL and ON TIME.
  • Works no more than 10 hours in paid/voluntary employment.
  • Has a goal, knows what they want to do and is proactive in ensuring that they are doing what is needed to achieve their goal.  Invests time in setting goals and researching strategies.
  • Is effective at time management – uses their planner, to-do lists and timetables in order to prioritise work, meet deadlines and stay on top of work Is organised and always attends lessons fully prepared – paper, pens, equipment etc.
  • Engages with teachers and tutors – asks questions and is clear about how to raise their achievement.
  • Makes effective use of their Personalished Learning Checklists (PLCs)
  • Engages with parents about their learning – what they’re studying, how they’re doing, what they’re planning to do to  improve.
  • Uses peers to improve own learning and study habits through discussion and collaborative working.
  • Uses effective revision strategies (e.g. visual methods, practise papers, collaborative working) and employs them throughout the year, not just prior to examinations.
  • Enjoys a healthy work-life balance – devotes time to other pursuits, hobbies, social activities.

HOW CAN PARENTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

You are the expert on your child. Your support, encouragement and practical help can make a spectacular difference.

Take an active interest by ensuring your child has the necessary space to complete tasks at home. Discuss with them what homework they have and from time to time, check that they are up to date with assignments or projects. Encourage your child to make effective use of their planner or diary. This enables your child to plan and prioritise leading to taking greater responsibility. However, it is essential to work hard on all chosen subjects even if they are proving difficult. Check your child is completing at least 4 hours of independent study per week on each subject. Establish a routine where your child knows when it is time for study and time to relax.

Frequent, short study sessions can be more effective than studying for long hours on end. Your child will need an effective learning space away from distractions preferably not in a room with siblings or the TV. Turn mobiles off when studying!

Crucial support in the run up to exams

  • Talk with them about what they would find useful/helpful
  • Help provide any equipment they need
  • Contact school if you or they have any worries
  • Praise, support and encourage when reserves are low
  • Encourage healthy eating, exercise and sleep 
  • Provide suitable conditions for study and help to devise a revision plan for each subject

Spotting signs of stress & ways to deal with it

  • Trouble sleeping due to worry
  • Short tempered, snappy, tired
  • Crying, headaches
  • Poor appetite
  • Loss of interest in things they used to enjoy
  • Panic attacks

Encourage your child to take time off and take some exercise. Going for a short walk allows you time to relax and think things through. Try to listen and maintain their perspective.

If you have particular concerns, then please feel free to contact the school and we will be more than happy to work things through with you.

Sixth Form Staff

Phone: 020 8551 4321 (ext 524)

Email: SixthForm@ecaterham.net

Assistant Headteacher (Key Stage 5) Mr É Casey 
Head of Sixth Form Ms A Machnicki 
Sixth Form Manager Mr T Edworthy 
Sixth Form Attendance & Admin  Ms J Vincent
Sixth Form Email SixthForm@ecaterham.net

 

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