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The Crossley Heath School Open Evening for prospective parents and students October 2011.

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1 The Crossley Heath School Open Evening for prospective parents and students October 2011

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 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 A welcome from our Governor Chris Toole, Foundation Governor

5 A few words from the Head Choosing 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 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 Within the classroom Good and outstanding teaching Excellent behaviour Excellent outcomes 2 year Key Stage 3 Personalised provision High attainment

8 Our specialisms Language College French, German and Spanish for all in KS3 All study at least one language at KS4 Leadership College House system Student voice Local, national and global opportunities

9 Academic outcomes For the majority of students we provide a 7 year experience Parental 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 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 ‘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 We have been awarded … Inclusion Quality Award at Gold standard Cultural Diversity Award at Gold standard Careers and Information Education and Guidance Award

13 Extra-curricular opportunities Year 7 residential trip Sport; music; drama; visits; language exchanges; Duke of Edinburgh; curriculum trips; enterprise Enjoy the slide show highlighting some of the school trips

14 Keeping fit … Sports opportunities at the school – offered through the curriculum and at competitive levels Rugby, cricket, street dance, tennis, athletics, basketball, netball, hockey, football, yoga, rounders, cross country Sports week and Sports day – very competitive!

15 … and healthy Healthy School Award School meals PSHCE Health Fair

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 Personal development Student Council Buddies Peer mentors Prefects School officials Young enterprise Student Subject Affiliates Interact Ambassadors ICT champions;

18 Admissions 2011/12 How 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 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 Admissions 2012/13 Changes to Admissions Code: parents will know results of selection tests before making applications to secondary schools Likely date of Open Evening Tuesday 26 June 2012 Admission tests are scheduled for Saturday 6 October 2012 (avoids clash with Heckmondwike Grammar)

21 LA Admissions Support and Advice Shirley Pearson and Richard Morse, Admissions Officers Located in A2S

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 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 have Thank you for visiting us and hope to see you again in the future

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