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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.

Trips & events enhance our students' learning

This term has seen the usual abundance of extra trips and activities which add so much to the learning of the students. 

This term has seen the usual abundance of extra trips and activities which add so much to the learning of the students.
 
Sports, drama, dance trips and university visits have all been undertaken. We also had a group of students who took part in a mock magistrates trial and did incredibly well.
 
Last week was Storytelling Week with a focus on encouraging students to read and enjoy books and literature. It included a visit from author Dan Smith and the week finished on Friday afternoon with everyone in school reading for 20 minutes.
 
Our choir went to Paris at the beginning of this term and had a wonderful experience getting vocal coaching from the Disney team and over half term a lucky group of students and staff depart for the ski trip to Zell am See in Austria. We understand lots of snow awaits them!
 
Work has continued behind the scenes regarding the Multi-Academy Trust, in the next two weeks the Headteacher Board of the Regional Commissioner meets to consider the application that has been made for CHSG to join the newly-named Girls’ Learning Trust with Nonsuch High School and Wallington Girls. I will keep parents updated on this. There has also been a great deal of discussion on possible links and future developments which is very exciting.
 
Another exciting development this term has been the launch of our new rewards policy. We have decided to move to a system that praises the progress students make, their behaviour, attendance and the House Achievement Points they can collect for a range of positive behaviours. At Key Stage 3 students will be able to achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction level and at Key Stage 4 a Bronze, Silver or Gold award. Our first awards will be at the end of this term and Mr Rahman (Assistant Head) has written to all parents with full details.
 
Another initiative to be launched is an internet monitoring system known as E-Safe. This is a safeguarding package that enables us to pick up any concerns regarding use of the internet. Alerts are sent to staff so that matters or inappropriate use can immediately be dealt with.
 
Many students have been attending intervention sessions, not just for GCSE and the Sixth Form, but also as part of an on-going programme across the school and our ‘More Able’ programme. We also had a brilliant ‘Year 11 Progress Evening’ and our parents’ evenings for the Sixth Form, Year 8 and Year 7 have been extremely busy.
 
All in all, a wonderful half term.  I would like to wish everyone a good half term break.