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.
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)
Via Mrs Steele email@example.com - Student Manager at Claydon High School
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Angela Steele - Student Manager
From February, we will be running one parent/carer workshop each month designed to support you in keeping up-to-date with the latest information. These will be held from 5.00-6.00pm in the Learning Resource Centre, starting on Wednesday 22nd February with ‘Online Safety’. For more details and a reply slip to register your interest, please click here.
Congratulations to Josh, Lee and Leon who represented not only Claydon High School but also Suffolk in the inter and minor boys races at the Anglian Cross Country Championships, held on Saturday 4th February at Abingdon Park, Northampton. Representing the county is a huge achievement for the boys and it was a particularly tough course to run. They all performed really well with very respectable finishes in 22nd, 44th and 53rd place. Well done!
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 currently recruiting for a Teacher of Mathematics, Teacher of English, Site Manager and part-time Cleaners. Please click on our ‘Vacancies’ page for more details.
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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.