Headteacher's Blog Post 1 2016/17

Headteacher's Blog Post 1 2016/17

As you are aware we achieved an outstanding set of results in both the Sixth Form and in Year 11. We were delighted with the successes of all our students and are thrilled with our best ever Sixth Form results.  With the national focus on progress (how much value you add to students’ performance) Cannock Chase High School’s progress, in comparison to last year’s figures, would place it as the top performing Sixth Form in the Cannock and Rugeley District for academic progress.  The vocational progress score, not only places it as the top performing local school, but also means that on average every student makes three quarters of a grade better progress in vocational subjects compared to similar students nationally.

The GCSE Progress 8 score, in comparison to last year’s national data, shows that this year students have on average made a third of a grade better progress than students nationally.  In both English and maths we saw an improvement of over 10% in their progress performance and in attainment English A*-C rose to 74% beating national scores whilst maths rose to 60% and was in line with national.

Congratulations to all those students who obtained the grades to support them on their journey.

We have had a superb start to the new school year with virtually all students returning  well equipped, smartly dressed and with the correct attitude to their learning. It is essential that we keep the momentum going as we continue to build on the academic successes of last year. We want students to be aware of their potential and that achievement is without limit if they combine effort, hard work and dedication to being the best in everything they do.  Our school has a back to basics approach to education, which is based on mutual respect, standards of uniform, attendance and the academic attainment and progress of students at the forefront of all we do.  We have the highest expectations of our students and want to involve all parents and stakeholders to continue to create a real team where everyone plays their part in our success.

Our Open Evening is on Tuesday 27 September from 6pm to 8.30pm. Students will finish on the day at 2.40pm and return for a 9.45am start on the Wednesday. I hope that all parents will take the opportunity to recommend our school to any prospective student or parent, share with them your experiences and encourage them to attend our Open Evening in order they can see that in everything we do, we are dedicated to reaching our school goal – ‘Achievement for All’.

Finally, now is the time for our young people, with our support, to take control of their destiny, to believe in themselves, to be prepared and not leave their success to chance.  If there is anything we can do to support them and you during this academic term please get in touch with us.