Message from the Head
As I write the last few Centre Assessed Grades (CAGs) are being entered by our admin team for submission to the examination boards.
Over 3500 grades entered online and at least 5 times that amount of assessments set, marked and recorded over the last half-term. My thanks to all the students who have been involved in this: you have been amazing and the way you conducted yourselves through the most challenging time was inspirational! My thanks also to you as the parents/carers out there who have supported your daughter and championed her education through the most challenging and difficult time. My thanks also to my staff who have kept the assessments marked and up to date, who have also continued to teach all their other lessons whilst taking on the burden of that which we expect from an examination board. It has been quite the team effort once again #teamchsg!
In the past two weeks we held our Leavers’ Ceremony for Year 11 and Year 13. Both events were really well attended and the staff were glowing with pride as each event highlighted how great our students really are and how proud they are of our school. My congratulations to all the prize winners and my thanks goes to everyone who helped make videos, presentations, balloon arches, organised ice-cream vans and to the all the students for making these events so memorable. We look forward to welcoming lots of Year 11 students back on Monday 28th June for our 2 day Sixth Form induction event.
Year 7, 8 and 9 have now completed their end of year examinations (phew!). These exams will be marked in the next few weeks and end of year reports sent out to parents/carers in the final weeks. Year 10 start their examinations on Monday 21st June, running until Wednesday 30th June – we wish them the best of luck with these. Year 8 Parents’ Consultation will be held on Wednesday 30th June – please make sure you make your appointments as soon as possible.
The government’s delay in moving to Stage 4 has reminded us that we are not out of the woods yet in this pandemic. We will continue to keep our Covid-19 protocols in place and we will continue to strongly recommend that students wear face masks in corridors and in classrooms. Windows and doors remain open throughout the school, but we must ensure students continue to sanitise their hands and maintain social distancing, particularly outside of school and in the journey to and from. The government guidance has not changed and we will continue to follow that. Should you require any further LFD testing kits they are still available via the school office firstname.lastname@example.org . Please continue to update the TestRegister after each test.
Finally, next week is Diversity Week here at Carshalton High School for Girls and we will be joining lots of schools across the country who are also celebrating this event. Students will be involved in discussion and learning about different cultures during tutor times. It promises to be an exciting week, encompassing and celebrating the wide diverse nature of our school community. Every student should see themselves in our curriculum, in our celebration and in our overall education – this is another step towards achieving this goal.