Claydon High School
Church Lane, Claydon, Suffolk, IP6 0EG

Main Office: 01473 836 110
Absence: 01473 836 111

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Headteacher:  Mrs S Skinner

Achievement for all

Our aim at Claydon High School is to provide a high quality education which helps students to grow and develop as successful and responsible citizens in an environment which is supportive and caring.

We treat students as individuals and help them to achieve the very highest standards of which they are capable. We have high expectations of students and develop and encourage team work, respect and co-operation; all factors we believe help students to grow into self confident individuals, able to take a full and active part in their community.

Success and achievement are celebrated and we seek a positive partnership with parents/carers and those in the wider community.

To help us achieve all we set out to do we ask the following;

From students we expect that –
  • they are committed to their own learning

  • they show respect for others

  • they allow others to learn

  • they are tolerant of the views of others

  • they represent the school in the best way they can

  • they adhere to uniform rules

  • they tell us of their successes

From parents/carers we ask that –
  • you ensure students attend school regularly and on time

  • you ensure students have all the correct equipment and uniform

  • you support the school in maintaining high standards of behaviour and uniform

  • you encourage students to work to the best of their ability with both school and homework

  • you check and sign planners, contact the school if there is a problem and attend consultation evenings

You can expect from us –
  • high standards and expectations

  • information about progress and achievement

  • good communication

  • a broad and balanced curriculum

  • support with any concerns

  • guidance on post 16 studying, progression and opportunities available

Student care and making sure your child is happy

We are very proud of the way we look after our students and work in many ways to make their stay at Claydon High School an enjoyable and happy one.

Where possible the form tutor will stay with their tutor group for the duration of their school life and is the first point of contact for parents/carers

Tutors, key stage leaders, student managers and subject teachers are available by appointment to talk to parents/carers

There are many opportunities to be involved in wider school life

Mentors are available to support students

Year 7 tutor groups have Year 9 tutor buddies

Senior prefects and prefects help us to look after new students

Rewards are given for a whole range of reasons

Celebration assemblies share student success and achievement

We have a school counsellor and weekly drop-in sessions with a nurse and police officer

Learning Support

Students with special education needs follow the same curriculum as all other students at the school but may receive additional support; any learning support provided is specific to the student. In key stage four students may take fewer GCSE courses and/or may be given the opportunity to participate in courses which better suit their needs.

All students identified as having a special educational need, either at Primary School or at Claydon High School, will have regular reviews and parents/carers will be involved. Where a child has an IEP this will be reviewed and updated twice a year.

Students who are behind their target grade may be invited to participate in our „level up‟ programme to help improve their Literacy and Numeracy.

We actively encourage parents/carers to work as partners with us in developing and supporting their child’s progress through such strategies as reading with them at home or helping with spelling and handwriting. We also work closely with outside agencies such as the LA Learning Support Team and Educational Psychologists who may be able to offer further support and advice. As the base for the Local Authority Dyslexia Unit we have access to CPD and resources.

Details of arrangements for co-ordinating special educational needs can be found in the Special Educational Needs Policy and further details can be discussed with Mr Pope, SENCO.

Students with disabilities - Claydon High School is committed to developing and promoting an inclusive community. Students with disabilities are admitted on equal terms and join in everyday activities with other students. A copy of our Disability Equality Scheme is available on request.

Able, gifted and talented students

At Claydon High School we believe that all students are entitled to an education that will enable them to develop to their potential. We are committed to providing a challenging curriculum that will stretch all students. In addition to this we will identify opportunities to nurture and develop those students who are gifted and talented. These opportunities are identified and delivered by each curriculum area and through the Humanities Specialist Status and offer our students the chance to work with others of similar abilities in a challenging yet supportive environment. Students who are identified as being able, gifted and talented are invited to participate in a range of extension activities such as History Garbology Project and the Holocaust Memorial Contest. Some curriculum subjects also offer students opportunities to take additional qualifications such as extracurricular GCSE Philosophy and Ethics.

Safeguarding & security

The security and wellbeing of our students are taken very seriously. All staff are trained in safeguarding procedures and all information regarding child protection and safeguarding matters is dealt with as confidentially as possible. Any concerns are referred to our Senior Designated Professional for Safeguarding.

Latest News

Raising Responsible Teenagers Workshop

We are pleased to be working with Suffolk County Council to offer you a bespoke workshop discussing the challenges of raising teenagers and looking at positive parenting strategies to help with behaviour and communication with our teens. We really hope you are able to come along.

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Health & Wellbeing 

Please click here to access contact details of professional organisations/services that can help young people with social, physical, emotional and mental health related issues. 

 

Summer Exams 

Please click to access the Summer 2017 GCSE Timetable

Please click to access the Internal Exams Summer 2017

 

Farlingaye and Kesgrave Teaching Alliance - Paid Internship Vacancy

For details and an application form, click here. Closing date is Friday 26th May 2017.

Important Notices

New Lunch Menu Launch

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Please click here to download the new lunchtime menu provided in our Megabites canteen by Vertas Catering. Please note that there is a three week rotation and w/c 20th February 2017 is week one.

 

New Recycling Facilities

Recycle your unwanted clothing and paper and raise vital funds for your school in the process!

The PTA have arranged for paper and textile recycling banks to be situated in the coach car park at Claydon High School and are available for both school and community use. Please click here for more details. For safety reasons, restrictions of use apply when buses are dropping off and collecting students in the mornings and afternoons.

 

  • Successes and Highlights

    We are delighted to share the exciting news that Claydon High School has been named in the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools in England.

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