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.
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Website: http://www.suffolkfamilycarers.org/ (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
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Nomination papers must be returned by Friday 17th November.
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Please click here to access a copy of the core internal exams taking place in November for Year 11 students.
Many thanks to those parents and Year 10 students who attended our recent KS4 Curriculum Evening. If you were unable to attend, you can access a copy of the slideshow and workshop below.
We have raised a fantastic £303 for Macmillan Cancer Support! Many thanks to all those who baked, purchased cakes or helped in any way.
Thanks to all our visitors for making our Open Evening such a success; we were delighted to welcome you to the school. Please see our website or call the school if you would like to visit again on one of our open mornings. We look forward to meeting you again soon.
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.
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The wait was finally over for our Year 11 students when they received their GCSE exam results in August. They were the first cohort of students taking the new exams which are designed to be more challenging. Of our 120 students 65% achieved a grade 4-9 in both Maths and one of their English GCSEs; the grade 4 is equivalent to grade C in other subjects. 24% of our students achieved passes at grade C or 5 in their EBacc subjects. We had many strong performances in individual subjects including: Drama, Spanish, Science, PE and Food and Nutrition.
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.
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.