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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.

Spring Term Round Up

Another term has passed very quickly, with a number of activities and events that have made it another memorable one.

Another term has passed very quickly, with a number of activities and events that have made it another memorable one.
 
Firstly, our students facing external examinations in Years 11, 12 and 13 have continued with their serious and focused approach to their studies. Pre-public exams have been a key feature and students have been attending coursework completion and revision sessions before school, during lunchtimes, after school and on Saturdays. Last week we held our Year 11 Revision Challenge Evening where a wealth of resources were given to Year 11 students as well as invaluable advice on how to revise, to look after their wellbeing and how parents can support their daughters during this challenging time.
 
As we move rapidly towards the exams we wish all students the very best of luck.
 
As well as all the exam preparations there has been a wealth of activities, trips and visits going on. A number of students have taken part in a range of sporting activities that have included matches and tournaments where we have gained a great deal of success. Our new sports facilities are obviously having a really positive effect!
 
Trips have included a visit to the Globe Theatre to see Shakespeare in Action, Art visits to galleries and theatre trips. Our students have taken part in competitions, including a mock magistrate’s court trial competition which we won, competing against other local schools.
 
We then had our annual Drama Production which, this year, was Sweeney Todd. It was a wonderful show and technically an incredibly difficult one for students to perform. The cast was fantastic, well done to all students involved.
 
Multi-Academy Trust (MAT)
 
Throughout this term we have been undertaking discussions with Carshalton Boys Sports College regarding the possible formation of a multi-academy trust. Governors have issued this statement:
 
As you are aware CBSC and CHSG have been involved in discussion with regard to the formation of a Multi-Academy Trust.
 
When two very good schools with strong leadership and governance attempt to come together to form a MAT, there are significant challenges with regard to establishing agreed leadership and governance structures as there are guidelines imposed by the Department for Education which limit possible options available to schools. Unfortunately, these challenges have proved a barrier to progressing the MAT and therefore the schools will not be forming a MAT at this time.
 
Whilst both schools will explore other possible options individually, the schools wish to retain the very positive relationship that has existed over the years.
 
It is with sadness that we say goodbye this term to three members of our teaching staff.
 
Ms Chizhova, Head of Physics, has decided to retire. Ms Chizhova has been with us for just over 2 years.  We thank her for her work and wish her a long and happy retirement.
 
Mrs Dymock returned from maternity leave at the end of January. She is leaving us to spend more time with her new baby, deciding to work part-time and has secured a post to do so at another local school. Mrs Dymock has been at the school since 2010. During that time she has given so much to the school as a teacher of Maths and the work she has undertaken as Key Stage 3 Maximising Achievement Co-ordinator in Maths. We thank Mrs Dymock for her commitment and wish her all the very best for the future.
 
Mrs Cassell has also decided to retire. Mrs Cassell has been at CHSG since 1994. She has dedicated much of her teaching career to the school and the students here. Mrs Cassell is an incredibly hard-working teacher who gives everything to benefit the students she teaches.  She has taught across the Technology subjects and been Head of Food Technology. She has also been responsible for the school Travel Plan, securing us the silver award.  We thank Mrs Cassell for her dedication and loyalty and wish her all the very best for the future.
 
Just after Easter two members of staff will be going on maternity leave, Mrs Longman and Mrs Lacey. Our very best wishes go with them for the additions to their families.
 
We also say goodbye to two long-serving members of our support staff.
 
Mrs Kealy, Learning Support Assistant leaves us after nearly 10 years. Mrs Kealy has supported hundreds of students through their time here and we are extremely grateful for her dedication and the time and the help, advice and guidance she has given to so many. Mrs Kealy is also a driving instructor and is leaving to dedicate more time to her own driving business. We wish her all the very best.
 
Mr Burrowes, one of our Premises Assistants is retiring. He has been part of the Premises team here since 2003 and has become a familiar figure endlessly tidying and maintaining the site during that time. The contribution of support staff is often not recognised in school as they work behind the scenes and are not so visible to parents. The contribution of Mr Burrowes has been huge as he has sought to ensure things are in place for students and staff, as well as running lettings in the evenings and weekend. We thank Mr Burrowes for his commitment and loyalty to the school and wish him a long and happy retirement.
 
And finally, as it is a disrupted week when we return after Easter, with a bank holiday on Monday 17th April and an INSET day on Tuesday 18th April, therefore the return of students will be at the normal time of 8.35am on Wednesday 19th April and not 11am as previously publicised.
 
I would like to wish all students and parents a wonderful Easter break.