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20/07/21

Your Safeguarding Team Safeguarding info available at https://t.co/DBNUbYaOz1 Further info for parents and carers can be found at https://t.co/rpg6m51AfV Online Safety advice can be found at https://t.co/8SjEYVDMxR You can also email Safeguarding.net https://t.co/LuPqq9r883

16/07/21

Retweeted From The Elephant Group

Fantastic to visit today and pilot our in-school work with such an engaged & interested group of young people - brilliant questions & high ambitions. Thank you! 🧑‍🎓👩🏿‍🎓 https://t.co/QjmumEJT44 https://t.co/gqMom5srr6

16/07/21

Thanks to for speaking to the Year 12 students about their future opportunities and going into Year 13. https://t.co/71aWCyIYci

15/07/21

Year 12 students attended a careers event with speakers from talking about jobs at ITN, top tips on CV writing and interviews. Thanks to for inviting us. https://t.co/OCKqeZH8fz

01/07/21

Retweeted From Redbridge Council

Congratulations Amara Copsey at for winning new teacher of the year at the Tes Awards 2021👏 https://t.co/oSQOME3WFi

01/07/21

Retweeted From Ilford Recorder

Ilford educator wins teacher of the year at Tes Awards 2021 https://t.co/tMrHW5q0vN

28/06/21

Retweeted From Teach First

Huge congratulations to Amara and for winning! 🎉👏

28/06/21

Retweeted From Teach First

Huge congratulations to Amara Copsey, one of our trainee teachers, who has been named TES New Teacher of the Year. 🎉👏🏆 https://t.co/7DmTGnOKX1

27/06/21

Ms Copsey is the UK Awards 2021 New teacher of the year Ms Copsey - a 'truly inspirational example' for new teachers, say judges https://t.co/C3LJzDXqjl https://t.co/VX1V9c242p

26/06/21

Retweeted From Jas Athwal

Congratulations to Teacher of the Year 's Amara Copsey. A fantastic achievement 👏 We are so fortunate in Redbridge to have so many excellent schools and brilliant teachers like Amara inspiring local children & young people. https://t.co/hja43TI14b

25/06/21

Retweeted From Alison Peacock

Well done to Amanda Copsey New Teacher of the Year https://t.co/HZwTngyHMe

25/06/21

Congratulations Amara Copsey! The UK winner of New Teacher of the year award. Fabulous news! is so proud of you! https://t.co/JHdMMdKuFW

25/06/21

Congratulations Amara Copsey! The UK winner of New Teacher of the year award. Fabulous news! School is so proud of you! https://t.co/fAuDBnn7UO

25/06/21

Retweeted From Tes

Congratulations to Amara Copsey from , our new teacher of the year! https://t.co/ZsR8ylqqk3 https://t.co/3WA6m8wOlD

25/06/21

Retweeted From Tes

Who is the new teacher of the year? It's between , , , , , and https://t.co/HVwU03HasC

22/06/21

Ms Chapple getting into the spirit of the by practising some penalty kicks! https://t.co/YrSMEgNs0A

22/06/21

Today we have had a whole day of football! Yr 7 students took on Mr Middleweek to win some England flags! After school our girls football activators will lead there own girls football event! https://t.co/XD0LugxUHH

22/06/21

Today the Secretary of State for Education has written an open letter to parents encouraging continued regular testing, to support all the hard work schools and colleges have been doing to increase participation https://t.co/K0bTVKbkQx...

18/06/21

Academic Success - Year 8 students Kamal, Hedila & Franky have been working really hard on their rhythm and compositional skills and have composed a wonderful short drumming piece based on the Clave rhythm. Their commitment to music is inspiring to see! https://t.co/uif8iGVUdg

18/06/21

Academic Success - Paramgauru in Year 9 is very passionate about Maths. He has scored almost 100% on all the assessments and he is very determined. He answers many high-level GCSE questions. He shows clear workings and is very competitive. https://t.co/rMCpb7BtS1

17/06/21

Academic Success - Year 12 student Nanki's Spanish writing skills are superb. Nanki is an individual that pushes herself to give the best of her ability. Brilliant! https://t.co/7n2cTbbYm6

17/06/21

Academic Success - Fantastic work from Dia in year 9 who completed this amazing drawing summarising the tension between Macbeth and Malcolm in Macbeth https://t.co/K970aYHAVt

17/06/21

Academic Success - Year 12 student Naki's Spanish writing skills are superb. Naki is an individual that pushes herself to give the best of her ability. Brilliant! https://t.co/C311OTDgTC

16/06/21

Academic Success - Year 12 A Level students Demi and Hope showing their fantastic artwork. https://t.co/26wtvz8MHk

16/06/21

Academic Success - Year 9 student Eliza produced a well-presented newspaper article about a conflict event she found interesting. She had to research and put into her own words what happened, who was affected and the situation now. https://t.co/xmUJj0bHiA

16/06/21

Academic Success - Nashita in Year 8 scored full marks on her French higher paper assessment and also used the negative form in French. Her commitment to the subject is remarkable! Well Done! https://t.co/eNMaJaSVAV

15/06/21

Well done to Holly, Callum and Khushi in Year 7. All wrote outstanding final outcomes for their historical enquiry on the Elizabethan Golden Age. They are historians in the making and the history department is very proud of their accomplishments! https://t.co/Wf90m0HV36

15/06/21

Academic Success - outstanding artwork from Year 8 student Ashley https://t.co/wOTCSXYExN

14/06/21

Academic Success stories, well done to Year 9 students Rafia and Jasmin for their outstanding essays on Lady Macbeth. They had clearly put in extreme amounts of effort. https://t.co/CTKJHvk6yD

07/06/21

Retweeted From RedbridgeCVS

At the end of we remember just how important has been during this pandemic. The challenge is not yet over and we continue to says thanks to ! Caterham High School https://t.co/ZwpuHmyA71

02/06/21

Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day - Alice Morse Earle https://t.co/2Ho6YUCL68

29/05/21

Retweeted From Cllr Sadiq Kothia

Wonderful project at Caterham High School! https://t.co/4jHeoSztar

29/05/21

Retweeted From Jas Athwal

Fantastic project 👏 https://t.co/nv8sVQ2J7n

29/05/21

Retweeted From Caterham High School 🌈

Caterham’s day of peace. Year 7s human dove. Can you spot Ms Chapple? https://t.co/GdyX8vAt4e

28/05/21

Retweeted From Yusuf Patel MBE

Wonderful 👏🏽 Great work by all the staff and students! https://t.co/Jz0TGaz0je

28/05/21

Retweeted From Caterham High School 🌈

Ms Chapple and Mx Lomax taking part in ‘caterham’s day of peace’ https://t.co/02gSrKUoMt

28/05/21

Retweeted From Caterham High School 🌈

Caterham’s day of Peace https://t.co/QJXIa3YXJO

28/05/21

Retweeted From Caterham High School 🌈

Caterham’s day of Peace https://t.co/D4vS3r94lk

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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