The start of a new year and Ofsted visit early

The start of a new year and Ofsted visit early

We have had a superb start to the new school year with 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. 

On 12 September we were visited by Ofsted in order to complete a monitoring visit of our school and judge whether we are making progress in the areas identified in our previous report. I have included their letter and would encourage all parents to read the full report as it is an external confirmation that we - students, parents, staff and Governors - are going in the right direction and our school is one in which we should all be proud. The positivity in the report is testament to all of the hard work we all put in to making our school the best it can be. Thank you for all of your contributions to Team CCHS. 

Our Open Evening was on Tuesday 26 September and so many students came back to school to represent themselves, their parents and our school. There were numerous comments from a range of prospective parents complimenting the attitude, manners and commitment of our young people. 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 Mornings so that they can see that in everything we do, we are dedicated to reaching our school goal – ‘Achievement for All’. 

I am immensely proud to work with so many supportive parents and Governors, outstanding staff and delightful young people. It is a real privilege to be Headteacher at Cannock Chase High School 

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. 

Yours sincerely 

Mr I Turnbull 

Ofsted Monitoring Visit Report_September 2017