GCSE Results Day 2020

We are delighted with the performance of our students who have again achieved excellent results in their GCSE examinations this year. Our results have maintained the high standards we have been achieving for the last 5 years and we are extremely proud of them.

Through the hard work of students and staff we have ensured that the recent days of chaos did not impact on the successes they deserved. It was great to see so many smiley faces and students who were happy to see the last few months over. The strong results also ensured that so many of our students will be entering our successful 6th form, moving on to high quality courses in local colleges, or securing their place on apprenticeships.

Thank you to staff, parents and governors for the support and encouragement that they have given to these young people. We are expecting more great results when the BTECs come through next week.

A Level results day 2020

Chesterfield High School is pleased to announce that its students will be receiving some of the best ever A-Level results achieved at the school. Even at a time of national issues with results, the school and the students have maintained their success rate.  They have applied and succeeded at achieving a place at university and we wish them well in their future careers and lives.

This year, our school has successfully achieved 100% A*-E, with learners in Year 13 achieving 25% of A level grades, or equivalent, at A*-A and 46% at A*-B. We are very proud of all our students.

Kevin Sexton, Headteacher, commented, “We are delighted with these results. They reflect just how hard students and staff have worked to ensure that our learners achieved excellent outcomes. The standard of teaching and learning in our Sixth Form is truly impressive.

I am so proud of our students and their achievements. These are great results and there are so many wonderful success stories that lie beneath these statistics. What impresses me the most is that we are enabling our students to make real and sustained progress in our Sixth Form. They have been given a huge amount of support by their teachers and parents, but the success they have achieved really comes down to them. This reaffirms our strong ethos of ‘respect for self, respect for others, and respect for learning’.

My biggest pleasure is knowing that so many of these students will now be able to access their chosen destinations, whether that will be university, apprenticeships or a career. I wish them all the best.”

For further information about the Sixth Form at Chesterfield High School, including applications for September 2020, please contact the school directly.

Summer School fun at Chesterfield High School

Students have been taking part in some fun activities and enjoyed getting together again with their friends during this weeks summer school. They have enjoyed a range of activities from a visit to Go Commando on Monday, staff led team building and physical challenges in school and a fun packed day organised by Mountain Monkey.

The students have been impeccably behaved and have been following staff guidance on Covid 19 regulations and DFE guidance at all times.

Special thanks to Mrs Steele for organising the summer school with her team of helpers.

Kooth Service Expansion

Kooth is an online mental wellbeing support service that is available to all children and young people aged 11-18.  It provides support for those with emotional wellbeing and/or emerging mental health problems, many of whom will require a low level/targeted/short-term intervention.  It also provides help to those who are hard to reach and do not engage with services through traditional routes.  It also provides:

  • Scheduled and ‘drop-in’ counselling sessions take place between midday-10pm, Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm Saturday and Sunday; counselling also occurs 365 days a year.
  • Live moderated forums will take place at various frequency the early evening, safeguarded by our media team.
  • The digital platform, which is available on any web-enabled, internet connected device (including laptop, smart phone, tablet) is available 24/7, 365 days a year. This includes features such as messaging the team, static forums and magazine articles.

In response to Covid19 the age range has been expanded to include young people aged between 19-25 years old. Meaning free emotional health and wellbeing support will be available for all people in Sefton aged 11-25.  Got to www.kooth.com for more details.

What Career Live? & What University Live?

Virtual Event
Friday 7 August: 9:30 – 16:00
Saturday 8 August: 9:30 – 16:00

WE’RE GOING ONLINE!

This event will be held online in a virtual and high-interactive environment. We want to ensure school and college leavers can still get access to top-level advice and support during this unprecedented time. There will be an action-packed two days of exciting talks and workshops, with the chance to speak to top companies and universities to help you feel positive about the future.

To get access to the online event platform, please register for free here. 

Backtrack: Create it, Share it, Save Lives

There are many statistics associated with lockdown. One that has worried many is this – in the first month of lockdown, trespassing on Britain’s railways increased by 25%. With the prospect of a long summer ahead, that number has to be brought down.
Community Rail Partnerships (CRPs) span the whole of the UK, working with communities along their routes and with the rail industry they are fully supported by the Department for Transport and well placed to get the railway safety message across.
Officers from CRPs meet several times a year to share good practice. With COVID-19 this moved to Zoom meetings with the advantage of officers from more CRPs being able to attend.
Karen Bennett, Education Officer, Community Rail Lancashire and Chair of the Education Network, said ‘At our first Zoom meeting we were rather shocked by the increase in trespassing and the ‘room’ immediately said ‘We can do something about that’. In a matter of weeks a national competition has been devised, prizes sponsored and backing received from across the rail industry.
The competition is open to all 11-18 year olds across the UK and has six categories, with entrants being asked to make a video, write a song/rap, produce a storyboard or write a script which shares the anti-trespassing message. For each category, a GroPro Hero8 bundle is up for grabs. There are two key elements that entrants must remember – the video must be made from the young person’s home or garden, and must not show any violence!
‘We want young people to show off their creativity to get the message across to their peers that being on the tracks in potentially deadly. And in order to spread the message to as many young people as possible, we are suggesting that young people (over 13 years old) share their video or song on social media and we have a category for the entry with the greatest social media impact!’ said Karen.
The competition closes on 30th September 2020 and more information can be found on the competition website www.downtheline.org.uk/projects/backtrack

Uniform arrangements with Monkhouse

How we are staying Covid-19 secure

We know this time of uncertainty is having a huge impact on all our lives, and we want to let you know what we are doing to help you shop safely for your school uniform. We have followed government guidance to ensure we are COVID-19 secure allowing you to shop safely.
How to purchase your uniform
Due to social distancing our store capacity has been significantly reduced. Therefore, we will not be able to supply all parents through our stores and we want to prevent large queues.

For more information visit the website: https://www.monkhouse.com