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Open evening 2011

  1. 1. The Crossley Heath School Open Evening for prospective parents and students October 2011
  2. 2. Welcome …In the event of a fire alarm sounding• Exit the sports hall from one of the four exits. You will be guided out.• Assemble on the front lawn• From anywhere else in the building, staff will guide you to the nearest exit• Please turn off your mobile phones Refreshments are available in the Dining Room: members of CHA and Governing Body are available to chat with in this venue
  3. 3. Introductions Wendy Moffat, Acting Head Teacher• Jonathan Brownlie, Deputy Head• Steve Donlan, Assistant Head (Students/Post 16)• Sean Boyle, Assistant Head (Raising Achievement)• Debbie Parkinson, Executive Leader• Barry Coulson/Jill Hanson, Assistant Heads (Teaching and Learning)• Megan Thornton, Head Girl• Vigneswaran Kandasamy, Head Boy
  4. 4. A welcome from our Governor• Chris Toole, Foundation Governor
  5. 5. A few words from the HeadChoosing a secondary school - one of the most important decisions you will make …What makes Crossley Heath special?Here’s what Megan and Vig think
  6. 6. Ofsted Inspection February 2011• Crossley Heath is an outstanding school• Achievement is excellent• Outstanding care, guidance and support• High levels of attendance• Very positive relationships between staff and students• Outstanding curriculum
  7. 7. Within the classroom• Good and outstanding teaching• Excellent behaviour• Excellent outcomes• 2 year Key Stage 3• Personalised provision• High attainment
  8. 8. Our specialismsLanguage College• French, German and Spanish for all in KS3• All study at least one language at KS4Leadership College• House system• Student voice• Local, national and global opportunities
  9. 9. Academic outcomesFor the majority of students we provide a 7 year experienceParental support essential• GCSE results: 99% at least 5 A*-C (including English and Maths); 56% A*/A; at least 95% 5 A*-B• A Level results: 98% pass rate; 63% A*-B grades
  10. 10. Care, guidance and support• Students belong to one of four Houses: Kings, Queens, Savile and Porter• Each House is led by a House Achievement Leader• Students spend their tutor time in a Vertical Tutor Group• Lessons are taught in year groups
  11. 11. ‘A caring and supportive environment for all students …’• Students with SEN and/or disabilities make excellent progress• Students feel very safe in school• Students show initiative, accept responsibility and understand and respect each others’ differences• Students are known well as individuals and have confidence in adults to look after academic and personal needs
  12. 12. We have been awarded …Inclusion Quality Award at Gold standardCultural Diversity Award at Gold standardCareers and Information Education and Guidance Award
  13. 13. Extra-curricular opportunities• Year 7 residential trip• Sport; music; drama; visits; language exchanges; Duke of Edinburgh; curriculum trips; enterpriseEnjoy the slide show highlighting some of the school trips
  14. 14. Keeping fit …Sports opportunities at the school – offered through the curriculum and at competitive levelsRugby, cricket, street dance, tennis, athletics, basketball, netball, hockey, football, yoga, rounders, cross countrySports week and Sports day – very competitive!
  15. 15. … and healthyHealthy School AwardSchool mealsPSHCEHealth Fair
  16. 16. ‘Excellent promotion of community cohesion’• Links with Calderdale schools• Local, national and international links• Schools Network• Leadership Partner School• Leading Edge School• Business links• Higher Education contacts• International Day
  17. 17. Personal development• Student Council• Buddies• Peer mentors• Prefects• School officials• Young enterprise• Student Subject Affiliates• Interact• Ambassadors• ICT champions;
  18. 18. Admissions 2011/12How to apply• Complete the Common Preference Form by 31 October 2011. This can be done on-line• You must make CHS one of your 3 preferences in order to be considered for a place
  19. 19. Admission arrangements• Admission tests are scheduled for Saturday 10 December 2011• If your child is unwell on the day of the test there is a reserve date. A child cannot sit the test twice• You will be informed of the offer of a place on 1 March 2012
  20. 20. Admissions 2012/13Changes to Admissions Code: parents will know results of selection tests before making applications to secondary schoolsLikely date of Open Evening Tuesday 26 June 2012Admission tests are scheduled for Saturday 6 October 2012(avoids clash with Heckmondwike Grammar)
  21. 21. LA Admissions Support and Advice• Shirley Pearson and Richard Morse, Admissions Officers• Located in A2S
  22. 22. Appeal Process• There is a right of appeal• The system is robust and transparent• The decision as to whether a child sits the exam on the day is YOURS
  23. 23. See Crossley Heath for yourself• If you have not already done so, take a good look around the school• Students will give guided tours• Staff and students will answer any questions you may haveThank you for visiting us and hope to see you again in the future