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Spring Newsletter 2021


Exciting opportunity to join our journey to excellence. We are seeking a with the drive, imagination and energy to deliver excellence. For more information click below or visit I found this job on the Tes app:


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Well done Emma King! You truly deserve to be recognised for your outstanding leadership skills during our joint event last March. Young leaders like you play a vital role in inspiring all young people to be physical active for life. 🏃🏾‍♂️🏅


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Careers Subjects Focus Weeks - Students hearing about different careers in Music and Drama


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delivering money twist session virtually to the students


delivering money twist session virtually to the students


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TikTok has included two new features to help creators filter out comments as well as encouraging users to reconsider posting hurtful material. Find out how these new features work in this latest article


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We were thrilled to hold a Day this morning with , hosted by the - a fantastic opportunity for young people to learn top tips on how to kickstart their careers + hear how diverse EY employees have broken barriers and championed resilience. Thank you!


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New pupils at a Clayhall school took it upon themselves to cheer up a student nurse who was feeling lonely while at university.


Ernst & Young Event for Year 13 Business students. Thanks to and for the virtual careers event where students heard from apprentices and graduates working at Ernst & Young and also had the opportunity to ask questions.


A minute's silence was held to remember the victims of -19 by staff and students today


Safeguarding Information for Parents/Carers and Students available at Further information also available on Online Safety can be found at


British Science Week - Students have been involved in different experiments for


Collection of exam certificates will take place on Friday 19th March between 3.00 and 6.00pm at the main reception. If you are unable to collect the certificates yourself someone else can as long as they have a signed letter of consent.


UK University and Apprenticeship Virtual fair today from 12.00-6.00pm. To register use link below


Caterham High School is fundraising for Red Nose Day 2021 Help Caterham High School raise money to support Comic Relief:


London Borough Redbridge are holding a virtual public meeting on safely re-opening schools. We will discuss safety measures schools have taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19 after the return of pupils to classrooms. Save this link to join ➡️


  - Two of our students had the opportunity to ask Victoria Adams MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Safeguarding) questions on a zoom call as part of International Women's Day. Thanks to for inviting us.


Our new is in use and ready for when they return to school. Mr Earl and Mr Schulte have been busy last week testing it out


GoingToUni is a one-stop-shop from with a wealth of resources for students considering their next steps. With taster lectures from City staff and sessions on courses.


Got skills? All employers value skills like Teamwork and Problem Solving, but can you talk about your skills? Discover your essential skills strengths using Benchmark


Brilliant article written by year 13 student


As part of careers hour sessions with employers including Santander, Virgin Media, VMware & Avado. All students need to do is register through the UCAS portal & join live at 2pm on Thursday:


Positivity Breeds Possibility 2021 Sign up now for this free online concert for Havering and surrounding boroughs run by and to raise awareness of mental health


Fancy working in the financial services sector?  has been training  financial services professionals for over 140 years – so they know a thing or two about what it takes to prepare students for their future careers!


The Mayor’s office for policing and crime are offering a free showing of the short film HATE on Thursday 4 March from 5.30pm to 6.30pm with a Q and A by the Director Humza Arshad. Recommended for students age 12+.  Use link to register.


A Day in the Life..... Wednesday 3rd March:… Wednesday 10th March:… Wednesday 17th March:… Wednesday 24th March:


Join for a Conversations: Dates available are as follows: Tuesday 2 March 4pm Thursday 4 March 6pm Register here:


Please visit the following link for more information about mental health and wellbeing


STEM Virtual Careers Fair -The fair will be open from 8am on Monday 1 March until 6pm on Friday 5 March. Attendees will be able to watch videos, explore challenges and try out activities from 25 national employers.


Welcome to National Careers Week The 𝙑𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙁𝙖𝙞𝙧 is open 𝘕𝘖𝘞! Click on the link to attend. 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗲. Lots more careers information at school website


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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)


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


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Year 12 Work Experience.pdf 31st Oct 2017 Download
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NCS March 2018 19th Mar 2018 Download
Student Exam Survival Kit Trifold 27th Mar 2018 Download
Create a Revision Timetable 27th Mar 2018 Download
Student led DTT Templates Booklet 1 29th Mar 2018 Download
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Parent Presentation 29.03.18 29th Mar 2018 Download
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25.09.19 PLCs Personalised Learning Chec... 27th Sep 2018 Download
25.09.18 Helping your child to revise 27th Sep 2018 Download
25.09.18 Year 12 13 Information Evening 27th Sep 2018 Download
16.10.18 Year13 UCAS 16th Oct 2018 Download
05.11.18 PPE Timetable Nov 2018.pdf 13th Nov 2018 Download
10.12.18 Year 13 UCAS Letter 09th Dec 2018 Download
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