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

Main Office: 01473 836 110

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Headteacher:  Ms M Taylor

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

 

Headteacher's Weekly Update

Claydon High School were delighted to welcome two distinguished visitors to the school yesterday, Lord Burnett of Maldon, the Lord Chief Justice and His Honour Judge Rupert Overbury who is the Diversity and Community Relations Judge for Suffolk. They visited Claydon as part of their new initiative to have greater engagement with schools, both secondary and primary, so students learn about the courts and judicial system through lessons and other activities including visits to local courts for school competitions or to see the court sitting.

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Latest News

 

Tetrahedron Challenge!

Form groups were set the task of producing a giant tetrahedron. The purpose of this was to show what we can do together, to be the best we can be, by using the principles of STEM as the driving force. Each tutor group was given enough dowel and elastic bands to make between two and four mini tetrahedrons. These in turn made a medium sized tetrahedron to be placed together to form one big one! Tutor groups had 20 minutes to build their mini tetrahedrons following some simple instructions given in an assembly.  Year 9 Prefects helped Years 7 & 8 and the Year 10 Student Leadership Team constructed the giant final tetrahedron.  

Despite some wet and wild weather, this task was completed in less than 60 minutes, split across the week. It just goes to show that from a simple concept, something bigger and more powerful can be the end result! Well done to all who took part.

 

 

Years 7- 10 Internal Exam Timetable

Please click here to access a copy of the Summer Internal Exam Timetable for Years 7-10

EXAM TIMETABLE 2018

Please click here to access a copy of the GCSE Exam Timetable 2018.

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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 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.

New Vive Menu Launch

Image result for new menuPlease 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.

 

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  • Successes and Highlights

    Claydon High School has recently achieved accreditation for transforming practice in ‘Leadership through moral purpose’ under SSAT's Framework for Exceptional Education.

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