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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

Head's Pastoral Update

Whist students are working from home or in school they will be supported by their Heads of Year, the SEND Department and the Pastoral Teams who do an excellent job whilst the students are in school and will continue to do so in the forthcoming weeks.
The daily online interactions during tutor time and lessons will ensure all students are engaged with each other and their teachers. Our aim is to ensure that all the components that make up our school are replicated during this lockdown and our planning tfor the week commencing 11th January has been centred around our first priority; moving an entire school environment, experience and provision online.

Wellbeing Survey

Every student’s wellbeing is important to us and to make sure we are available to support students we will send an MS Teams wellbeing survey form each morning. On this form students will be able to tell us how they are feeling and if they require any further support. If a student responds that they require support, a member of the Pastoral Team will contact them on that day when that student does not have an online lesson.

Newsletter for Students

In the spirit of #teamchsg’s positive culture there will be a fortnightly newsletter for students celebrating excellence in each year group. This will be created by the Head of Year.

Weekly Enrichment and Wellbeing Challenges

As part of the newsletter mentioned above there will be weekly enrichment and wellbeing challenges for all students so they continue to progress beyond the classroom. The enrichment challenges will be linked to our Personal Development Programme and will build on and towards our Life for Learning Day on 2nd February. Wellbeing challenges will help students to develop and reflect upon their own health and wellbeing. Please note these challenges are entirely optional for students.

Student Illness

If a student cannot attend their online lessons due to illness please contact the student absence line as usual and we will update the register. The telephone number is 020 8647 8294 - Select 1 from the menu.

Staff Illness

Should a member of staff be ill we will carry on with the timetable as outlined; however there we no online sessions while they are off and work will only be set on Show My Homework. Students will be advised by the subject Head of Department who will also set the work to be completed.

Learning for Life Day – Tuesday 2nd February

This day will go ahead as planned and will focus on Life after School. We will extend this day into Wednesday 3rd February and students will be set a number of Careers activities to complete independently. Students will still need to register on both days and attend their tutor time sessions.

School Office

The School Office will remain open throughout the lockdown should anyone require assistance. The opening hours is 8.15am – 3.30pm.

Safeguarding and Welfare Checks

Pastoral Teams will be available via e-mail and a message can be passed onto them through the School Office. If you have any concerns regarding safeguarding or child protection please contact Miss Holmes on 020 8037 6263 and select option 1, alternatively email Students may also use the Sharp system on the school website by clicking this link Sharp.
If your concern is out of school hours you can contact the NSPCC to seek advice or report a concern on 0808 800500. If you feel a young person is at immediate risk of harm please contact the police. Please visit the school website for details of local and national support agencies. This link will take you to the relevant page CHSG - Safeguarding
Finally I really hope this is the last bulletin regarding online/home learning operational arrangements that I ever need to send you and the next one will be about how our students are returning safely to education for good.
We have been completely overwhelmed by the number of positive comments, messages and emails we have received and I thank you all warmly for those. My staff have worked incredibly hard in our planning this week to make sure we can do all we can to maintain an excellent standard of education and these messages have buoyed and motivated us to do even better during these times.
It is going to take all of us pulling together through this lockdown for the greater good of our young people. There has been so much unnecessary turmoil for them over the past weeks that we want to give them as much normality and stability as we can – they at least deserve that.
Welcome once again to #teamchsg.

Mr M Devenney, Headteacher