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

SUFFOLK YOUNG CARERS

Suffolk Young Carers (SYC) are based in Old Norwich Road in Claydon and the school works closely with them to help support the Young Carers we have in school. Our young people could be helping with parents, siblings or the extended family such as grandparents. This could be for a  variety of reasons, ranging from physical and/or mental ill health to drug or alcohol related illness. In some cases the young people may not recognise they are a ‘carer’ if they do not physically look after someone, but it could be they are giving that person emotional support.

If the school is aware, there are things we can and do put in place, such as arranging meetings in school between our student and support workers from SYC or extending homework deadlines if necessary. There are regular lunchtime drop-ins, which are open to Young Carers and non-Young Carers. These drop-ins are a time to relax, have a chat with friends and have lunch. Some of our students love to cook and there are usually lots of cakes and goodies available. A SYC support worker is normally on hand to chat or give information if needed. The school can also make new referrals to SYC on a young person’s behalf.

SYC have held assemblies in school for all year groups to raise awareness and Claydon High School has recently been presented with the Gold Young Carers Award. We are very proud of this achievement and having already received the Bronze and Silver Awards.

Having spoken to some of our students who are Young Carers, some of them do not want everyone to know they are carers and are not comfortable in attending drop-ins etc. but we can support them in other, less visible ways. We also believe there are young people in the school who we have not identified as being a Young Carer, due to the reasons given above, which is understandable. However by raising awareness, Young Carers will know the school does support SYC, who the designated person is and that the help is there if and when they need it. 

How do I contact Suffolk Young Carers?

Telephone: 01473 835430

This line is available Mon-Fri 09.00-16.30, an answer phone will take your details outside of these times so please leave a message.

Website: http://www.suffolkfamilycarers.org/  (please click to take you directly to the website)

Email: young.carers@suffolkfamilycarers.org

Via Mrs Steele asteele@claydonhigh.com - Student Manager at Claydon High School

When is the next Drop-in Support Session for students?

Thursday 22nd September at 12.55 in the Conference Room

Thursday 20th October at 12.55 in the Conference Room

Thursday 17th November at 12.55 in the Conference Room

Thursday 15th December at 12.55 in the Conference Room

Thursday 19th January at 12.55 in the Conference Room

Thursday 23rd February at 12.55 in the Conference Room

Thursday 23rd March at 12.55 in the Conference Room

Thursday 27th April at 12.55 in the Conference Room

Thursday 25th May at 12.55 in the Conference Room

Thursday 22nd June at 12.55 in the Conference Room

Thursday 13th July at 12.55 in the Conference Room

Your Views?

I would be interested to know the views of parents/carers if you feel there is anything else we, as a school, could be doing to support SYC. Feel free to e-mail me if you do have any thoughts on this subject at asteele@claydonhigh.com

Mrs Angela Steele - Student Manager

 

Latest News

GCSE Results Day - Thurs 24th August

Year 11 students can collect GCSE exam results in person on Thursday 24th August between 9.00 - 11.00am in the Main Hall. If a parent/carer is collecting on their behalf, they will need to bring in a signed letter from the student giving permission.

Uncollected results will be posted home by second class post.

 

Sports Award Evening

Congratulations to all who attended our recent Sports Award Evening. It was great to celebrate so many individual and team sporting achievements across the year. Well done to all the award winners and to those students who participate in sport, for competition, fitness or pleasure! 

 

School Games Silver Award

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We have been successful in our application for a Silver School Games Award. The School Games Mark (which is recognised by Ofsted) rewards schools for their commitment to and development of competition, school sport and physical education.

In order to achieve any level of the School Games Mark, we must meet a set of prerequisites including: providing opportunities that attract less active young people to participate in physical activity; a calendar of competition that demonstrates opportunities for young people with SEND to take part in competitions; a notice board and/or in-house school digital system that promotes School Games activity and much more.

 

PARENTING WORKSHOP

Please click here for details.

 

SPORTS DAY 

Well done to everyone who took part (competitors, non-competitors and helpers) in this year's Sports Day and congratulations to the winners and runners up in each race, plus the 10 students below who broke a school record!

Jessie Wyatt - Year 10 girls' Shot Putt
Billy Stanhope - Year 10 boys' 400m
Alfie Miles - Year 10 boys' 100m
Harrison Banks - Year 7 boys' 300m
Chloe Rolfe - Year 7 girls' 300m
Luca Iachetta - Year 8 boys' 300m
Mia Jones - Year 8 girls' 300m
Kieron Double - Year 9 boys' 300m
Kimberly Mundawarara - Year 9 girls' 300m
Josefina Santa De Lapaz - Year 10 girls' 300m

 

CLAYDON SPOTLIGHTS 2017

Wow, what a great show! This year's 'Claydon Spotlights' production featured a variety of acts, including: music, singing, dance, comedy, drama and much more. Huge congratulations and thanks to all the students (performers and backstage) who took part - you are a credit to the school! Thanks also go to parents/carers, staff and PTA for your support, it is very much appreciated.

 

Important Notices

South Suffolk Learning Trust

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.

 

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.

 

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