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: http://www.suffolkfamilycarers.org/ (please click to take you directly to the website)
Via Mrs Steele firstname.lastname@example.org - 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 email@example.com
Mrs Angela Steele - Student Manager
There is a myth that in a school, once external exams are done, things start to “wind down” for the summer. That is certainly not the case at Claydon and the last week has been busy with lots of events offering opportunities for our students to experience something new. Last week we welcomed Year 6s who will join us in September and they were supported by Year 7 and 8 students as they found their way around school and enjoyed lessons. This week Year 5 students from local primary schools enjoyed a “Sea” themed Arts day involving Music, Drama, Dance, Sport and Art, also supported by our new student leaders in KS3. Students in Year 9 travelled to Cadbury World upon completion of a chocolate themed project in DT Year 10 students visited
Year 9 Design and Technology students have been taking part in a Skills Day today. Sessions included: working with visiting experts from West Suffolk Woodturning Club; making and dip coating coat hooks; and looking at the art of typography.
Many thanks to our students for their hard work and impeccable behaviour and to our visiting guests.
Huge congratulations to all the cast and crew who took part in our production of Madagascar. The show couldn't run without our very talented students but also our backstage crew and those people who gave up valuable time to support with refreshments, front of house, sound and lighting, costumes, hair and make-up, props, scenery etc... It was great to see all your hard work and weeks of rehearsals culminating in stunning performances across two nights. The singing, dancing, acting and comedy moments were superb! Sincere thanks also to parents/carers for their support and to those who came to watch the show, we hope you enjoyed it.
Well done to all those students and staff who entered the 'Claydon Bake Off'. We had some truly amazing cakes that would have competed with the professionals and it was very difficult to judge!
Congratulations to our overall winners, Jasmine S in the 'Showstoppers' category, who made the large chocolate/cherry cupcake and Ella in the 'Small Bakes' with her mini carrot cakes. Well done to runners-up: Bethany and Erin, Lottie, Lucy and Jasmine C. We must also mention Mrs Lovell-Brown, winner of the staff category.
Lastly - a big thank you to Ellie T who worked very hard to organise the event, ably assisted by Faith, Alex and Joseph.
Slices of cake were sold to students at lunchtime and the money raised will go towards the charity 'FIND' which supports families in need.
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.
Claydon High School has recently achieved accreditation for transforming practice in ‘Leadership through moral purpose’ under SSAT's Framework for Exceptional Education.