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Claydon High School

Headteacher's Weekly Update

Claydon and its community

As a school we are delighted to work with our local community during the year and this week has been busy in that respect.

We were honoured to host the Claydon and Barham Centenary Armistice service on Sunday, marking the end of the Great War. We welcomed members of the church congregation, Cubs, Beavers and Brownies as well as REME and members of the Parish Council who read the list of names of those in the villages who lost their lives in the two world wars. This was a very moving occasion.

This weekend the Church Bazaar is being held here and if you are starting to think about Christmas gifts please do pop along and see what you might be able to pick up. Can I remind you that our PTA can be supported by online shopping, Christmas or not; including shopping at Amazon and Debenhams, please go to the easyfundraising page and select Claydon High School PTA as your cause. The PTA quiz night is coming up on Thursday 6th December and parents/carers have been sent some Christmas draw tickets. Please send these back even if you do not wish to join in, we have spares in reception if you would like to increase your chances of being lucky!

Students in Year 8 met with Judge Rupert Overbury, Diversity & Community Relations Judge for Suffolk, to hear about his career, legal career pathways and also dressed as judges and barristers to explore sentencing issues related to high profile crime trends. Judge Overbury was also happy to answer questions which ranged across many topics.

We welcomed our new Year 7 families to the settling in evening where they met tutors, Head of Year, Mr Webb, and members of the Student Management and Senior Leadership Team. Year 7 have made a fabulous start to the year, receiving many Gold Headteacher Awards for their reports so it was lovely to share this with parents and carers.

We have many students signed up to undertake their Duke of Edinburgh Award and one of the requirements of this is to volunteer locally. You may well see students out and about completing their hours and we wish them well in all aspects of this challenging award.