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

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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: www.suffolk-carers.org.uk  (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.suffolk.sch.uk

Mrs Angela Steele - Student Manager

 

Latest News

World Autism Week

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.

 

Family Awareness Day 

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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

 

FUN RUN - Tuesday 28th March

FunRun

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.

 

Celebration of Schools’ Music 2017

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!

  

 

Fairer Funding for Suffolk Schools

Please click here for important information about future funding for Suffolk schools.

 

Part-time Teacher Training 

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. 

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.

 

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