“Working together for our children’s future”
1. To enable parents and carers to feel valued and included in the school community and have a voice regarding their children’s learning experience
2. To support and value the school and its staff in their pursuit to enable our children to be the best they can be
3. To raise money to provide resources, opportunities and experiences to enrich our children’s education
The PTA is a small but dedicated group of parents / carers and staff. We meet twice a term, once to plan and organize events etc. (this is held at the school) and once to catch up and brainstorm ideas (this is held at the pub)!
We run a number of events such as Quiz Nights and a Christmas Grand Prize Draw but also have other ways of raising money such as the 100 Club and ‘easyfundraising.com’. In addition, we help out at school events and do the obligatory cake baking!
We are always keen to welcome new members and grateful for any support - there are plenty of ways to get involved. Coming along to meetings and events also provides an opportunity to hear what is happening at school and offer your views and insight. You can also do this at the Parent Forum which meets once a term on a Wednesday at 4pm.
If you would like to get involved or just find out a bit more about the PTA, please contact Lisa Johnson via the school at email@example.com or come along to our next meeting or event. We look forward to hearing from you.
Chairperson: Vacant email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chairperson: Vacant
Secretary: Lisa Johnson
Treasurer: Louise Van Den Berg
SLT Link: Ms M Taylor
Committee Members: Carol Cadwallender. Andrea Rumsby, Wayne Allen, Rebecca Sheridan
A 100 Club is a way of fundraising. Individuals buy a number for £1 a month and the collected amount is divided between the cause and the winners every month. A great opportunity to raise funds for the school with a chance to win a cash prize.
Anyone — as long as they are over the age of 16. We operate under a Small Society Licence and are registered with Mid Suffolk District Council. Parents, carers, staff, governors, grandparents, members of the community — everyone is welcome to join.
Our year runs from September to August. Members are invited to buy a number(s) at the start of the year for £12 each, equivalent to £1 a month. Numbers can also be bought throughout the year paying the remainder of the year at £1 a month.
50% of the money for each month is given to the PTA and 50% is given to the prize fund for the draw. Of the total prize fund (which can vary each month depending on new members joining) 1st prize = 50%, 2nd prize = 30% and 3rd prize = 20%. With 100 members the first prize would be £25.
On the third Monday of each month the draw will take place at the school staff briefing, allocating numbers for first, second and third prizes. The numbers will be returned back into the draw each month meaning members can win more than once in a year. If the third Monday falls in a school holiday it will take place on the closest available Monday. Dates are published on the PTA page of the school website .
After each draw the PTA will let the winners know so they can collect their prize from the school office. The names of the winners will be published on the PTA page of the school website and in each school newsletter.
At the end of the school year members will be invited to buy their numbers again.
Would you be willing to join? Please do consider contacting us or completing the attached application form.
If you have any questions please contact Lisa Johnson via email@example.com
Please click on the link to access an information sheet plus application form. 100 Club Application Form 2017 - 2018
This year has been very busy and all students have had a wealth of opportunities and events to participate in. This week we have celebrated all of that with our final assemblies of the year. Our Awards assemblies celebrated the achievements of over 250 students who have 100% attendance, a perfect plus point profile, exemplary attitude to learning scores on their reports during the year or have achieved a full set of Headteacher’s awards for their reports. The termly praise assemblies, led by Heads of Year, celebrate wider achievements for the term including the tutor group competition for plus points!
We are delighted to announce that Claydon High School has achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
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.