Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is fundamental to our work if we are to prepare our young people to move into the world of work and function fully as contributing citizens to their community in which they live.
Exploring beliefs and experiences, respecting values, discover yourself and the surrounding world and your place within it, using imagination and creativity and being able to reflect as an individual.
Recognising right and wrong, understanding choices and consequences, investigating moral and ethical issues and being able to offer a reasoned viewpoint.
Using social skills appropriately in different contexts and understanding how different groups and communities function, being tolerant of others.
Understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, participating in cultural opportunities and understand and appreciate cultural influences.
In our changing world and local communities it is also important to promote fundamental British values as part of SMSC and this includes celebrating our strong vision and ethos, encouraging and supporting students to develop effective relationships, providing a broad and balanced curriculum whilst offering activities beyond the classroom.
All of our students are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance.
We also promote the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance. By actively promoting these values we challenge anyone in our school community whose opinions or behaviours undermine these core beliefs
Our SMSC audit (click here) maps for us where our students experience these influences in our school, in addition to this we have other SMSC activities that further promote fundamental British values:
● Developing not only knowledge but self-esteem and confidence
● Understanding right from wrong
● Working within and with our local community
● Through our vision and ethos students’ understanding that they have three rights and three responsibilities in this school;
1) The right to learn
2) The right to be safe
3) The right to respect
1) The responsibility to let others learn
2) The responsibility to ensure others are safe
3) The responsibility to respect others
● Encourage respect for democracy, not only through lessons but by holding democratic elections for School Council members
● An understanding of how they as citizens, in our school and in their local community, can bring about influence through a democratic process
● An understanding regarding the rule of law and how it aims to protect individuals and the need for it to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all
● An understanding of the freedom of choice, particularly related to choice regarding faith and beliefs, and how these choices are protected in law
● An acceptance of others who hold differing beliefs, faiths and opinions and that tolerance is required and how discriminatory or prejudicial behaviour is against the values and ethos of this school but also is against the law
● An understanding of the importance of identifying discriminatory behaviours and actions and also understanding that action needs to be taken to combat such behaviours
FAO: Year 11 - Post 16 Travel Options
For information on the different travel options available to Year 11 when they leave school and start the next stage of their education/training, please click here or go to www.suffolkonboard.com/post16.
We are recruiting for a Teacher of English and part-time Cleaners. Please click on the Vacancies page for more details.
Please click here to access a copy of the Summer Internal Exam Timetable for Years 7-10
Please click here to access a copy of the GCSE Exam Timetable 2018.
Year 10 have had a particularly busy week with members of the student leadership team being appointed as future prefects for when Year 11 finish. Following their appointment they will support Mr Davies and students from all years in our giant tetrahedron building challenge on Friday. This is part of our STEM focus for assemblies this week and also links to our core principles of working together and overcoming difficulties to achieve a goal.
We had excellent attendance at Year 10 Consultation Evening, our second of the year, and it is crucial that students are aware how quickly the non-examined assessment and exams approach once they are in Year 11. The Year 10 reports also showed excellent attitudes to learning and a third of students received a headteacher award from myself to acknowledge this alongside exemplary attendance and positive behaviour over the year. Thanks to parents and carers for their attendance at this evening and ongoing support.
Suffolk One kindly hosted a visit from students in Years 7, 8 and 9 on Tuesday to showcase post 16 opportunities available to them locally and to help them identify future goals early on. These visits help individuals to hold high aspirations during their time at Claydon High School, ultimately working towards our goal of ‘being the best they can be’.
We are also quite busy in school making staffing appointments for next year which is always exciting! You will have an introduction to our new colleagues in the Autumn term via the newsletter.
For more news and information, please read my Summer Term letter.
On 1st June 2017, Claydon High school, East Bergholt High School and Hadleigh High School joined together to form a multi-academy trust - The South Suffolk Learning Trust. The three strong schools will be working together to share best practice within the partnership as well as supporting other schools in Suffolk. The South Suffolk Learning Trust (led by an experienced board of local trustees) intends to grow and support the learning of Suffolk youngsters aged between 3 and 19 and add positively to improving life chances of Suffolk children through effective collaboration.
Headteachers Sarah Skinner, Colin Turner and Caroline Gibson are delighted to be formalising partnerships across schools and enabling an even wider number of children to reach their full potential.
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.
Please click here to download the new Vive lunchtime menu provided in our Megabites canteen by Vertas Catering. Please note that there is a three week rotation; dates are at the top of each page.
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.