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    Headteacher’s News

    This week: Dance-a-thon, Mobile phones.

    Dance-a-thon

    Thank you to everyone who helped to organise the fabulous CSG Dance-a-thon, now in its second year.

    Firstly a huge thank you to Nicki Longfoot who organised the entire event, including the beautiful decorations, and who was the compere throughout the event.  Nicki was also responsible for booking the inspirational Bollywood dance company. 

    Thank you also to Nicki's husband Tim who became our resident DJ for the day and kept the tunes coming over 6 hours. 

    Thank you to everyone from CASCA that made it such a success especially to Imogen and Greg who helped with the promotion. Our sincere gratitude also to Martyn Gerrard for sponsoring the event and for their donation towards the water bottles and for printing the posters. 

    We are very lucky to have such a wonderful community of parents and contacts to support our events and raise money for the school.

    I am delighted to let you know that the event has raised £2,758 for the school.

    Mobile phones

    All parents should by now have received a Parentmail message from me regarding our policy in relation to mobile phones, starting from September 2018. Just in case you didn’t receive it please click here to access it on the website. In short, students may bring phones into school with their parents’ approval but they must be switched off at all times and out of sight in bags.

    One of the most persuasive articles I have read about this issue appears on the Children’s Commissioner’s website - ‘Life in Likes’.

    Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner, makes it clear that we need to support children in making the right choices in relation to digital technology. Mobile phones are part of modern life, and they have many enjoyable and useful functions, however, they can also contribute to poor self-esteem and cause a rapid escalation of minor conflicts.

    Please be assured that we will continue to educate students about how they may use digital technology in a safe, enjoyable and productive way, and how they can identify online dangers and remain safe at all times. Please see our PHSEE curriculum details for more information and visit the Parents (Support for Parents) section of our website to find out more about online safety.

    Elizabeth Kitcatt
    Headteacher