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
World Autism Week takes place from 27th March - 2nd April. We will be raising awareness and promoting understanding with all students in school next week as part of this event. Please look out for more details.
On Saturday 29th April, students in Years 7, 8 and 9 and their parents/carers are invited along to the Ipswich campus to find out more about studying a degree at university. This is a free event, which runs from 11.30am – 3pm, and a fantastic opportunity to learn more about university and to meet with current students. For more information please click here.
Please support our annual fancy dress sponsored Fun Run and help us to raise funds to buy sports equipment and much more! Prizes awarded for the best fancy dress, biggest fundraiser and most dressed-up tutor group. Sponsorship forms and letters (please click) have gone home to Years 7, 8 and 9.
We apologise in advance to local residents for any noise disturbance on the day.
Huge congratulations to the talented group of 36 students who performed in the Celebration of Schools’ Music concert at the world famous concert hall at Snape Maltings on Tuesday 7th March. The choir performed three songs, composed by Claydon GCSE Music students, Matt, Eleanor and Ben, as well as taking part in a group piece along with several other schools in Suffolk. All students, including those who accompanied the choir, worked fantastically hard to give an amazing performance on the night and were an absolute credit to the school, well done!
Please click here for important information about future funding for Suffolk schools.
Part-time teacher training has arrived in Suffolk and Norfolk! If you are a graduate in maths, physics, chemistry, biology, languages, computing or geography and are interested in becoming a teacher, please click here for details on forthcoming information evenings.
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.
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.
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.