Student Support Overview

We Are A Family


Our students’ mental health and wellbeing are of utmost importance at Chertsey High School. We firmly believe student support motivates every pupil to flourish academically.

We have a diverse group of students, all special in their own way and that's why Chertsey High offers a diverse range of services in the form of counselling, mentoring, PSHE lessons, Teaching Assistants/ SEN Teaching Assistants, before/ after school clubs etc. All of these services are available to every single child.

On four days each week, there will be an extended afternoon session so that all students can participate in enrichment activities, including music and sport. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award will also be integrated into school life to give participants a sense of purpose, focus and achievement in their non-academic studies. Our aim is to provide an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding enrichment programme of personal development for young people which is of the highest quality and the widest reach.

At Chertsey High we are a family, it is vital for all students to experience Chertsey High as a safe space.


Read More About Our Development Targets For 2020/2021

 

Make use of stem4

Who they are

stem4 is a charity that promotes positive mental health in teenagers and those who support them including their families and carers, education professionals, as well as school nurses and GPs through the provision of mental health education, resilience strategies and early intervention.

This is primarily provided digitally through our innovative education programme, pioneering mental health apps, clinically-informed website and mental health conferences that contribute to helping young people and those around them flourish.

 

Their mission

To foster the development of good mental health in teenagers through enhancing early understanding and awareness in individuals, their families, schools and the community, promoting shared early detection and signposting towards prompt action and intervention.

Please Click Here For More Information

 

 

Bringing therapy dogs to Chertsey High School

After many months of observing therapy dogs in action, we now have integrated therapy dogs as part of our ongoing school life, as we now have a better understanding of the benefits of animal assisted therapy in a school setting. Here at Chertsey High School we are able to offer Pet Therapy for our students.

Below are a list of the benefits of animal assisted activity and in particular the contribution of therapy dogs which can be used to calm fears, relieve anxiety, and teach skills.

Physical

Interaction with a furry friend reduces blood pressure, provides tactile stimulation, assists with pain management, gives motivation to move, walk and stimulates the senses

Social

A visit with a dog provides a positive mutual topic for discussion, promotes greater self-esteem and well-being, and focused interaction with others.

Cognitive

Companionship with a dog stimulates memory, problem solving and game playing.

Emotional

An adorable four-legged visitor improves self-esteem, acceptance from others, and lifts mood often provoking laughter.

Environmental

A dog in a school decreases the feeling of a sterile environment, lifts mood and this continues after a visit.

 

Hello my name is Hamish. Hello my name is Bear. 
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I am a seven month old cockerpoo. I’m just a puppy so I need lots of cuddles and walks. My favourite food is anything. I can’t wait to meet all the children at CHS in September when my mummy brings me in, I hope you will come and visit me.             I am a two year old Poochon. I can’t wait to meet all the children at CHS in September 2019. I love gentle hugs, lots of walks and I am a really good listener. I love my special treats in my mummy desk drawer. And above all, tummy tickles...            

 

School
Ambassadors

Mr Hicks

Mr Hicks

Head of Year 7
I am proud to teach at a school that values and loves every child for who they are. Here at Chertsey High School we look to develop children holistically and I couldn't imagine a better place to do it.
Year 8

Year 8

Student
The care and support of the teachers and the modern facilities will make your dreams become reality.  
Miss Brazier

Miss Brazier

SENCO & Assistant Headteacher
I am delighted to be part of the SLT as well as SENCO. Students are polite, respectful and show curiosity to learn. We support learning enabling students to reach their full potential.
Year 8

Year 8

Student
There is so much opportunity to excel here and the amazing staff have guided me to where I am now. The hospitality shown here is great and I have learnt so much.  
Mrs Willoughby

Mrs Willoughby

Maths Teacher
Creating a passion in children for maths is the best feeling in the world. That moment when a child's face lights up because they understand!
Year 9

Year 9

Student
Within Chertsey High the teachers are extremely committed to making the best lessons they can to ensure the students can find their best way of learning.

Twitter

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- Nov 28
Please find attached a letter regarding closure of the CHS school building from Monday 30th November. Please read the letter for detailed information regarding home learning arrangements and logistics. #StrongerTogether2020 https://t.co/y1Wa6YMFIp
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- Nov 28
Always be thankful 💜 https://t.co/qQoJcyr1U0
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- Nov 28
Theme of the week for week beginning 30th November: Humility 💜 https://t.co/8kgEafKHd8
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Chertsey High Pe @ChertseyHighPe - Nov 27
Year 7 inter-house football league results for week one Newton currently top of the table with 6 points. Who will be top next week? ⚽🏆 https://t.co/mQxyYWyksa
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- Nov 26
There are certain places where COVID-19 spreads more easily: 1️⃣ Crowded places 2️⃣ Close-contact settings 3️⃣ Confined and enclosed spaces Avoid the 3️⃣ Cs. https://t.co/XBqTmvoCNP
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Chertsey High Pe @ChertseyHighPe - Nov 26
Ok Newton, what's the secret? https://t.co/AutDMEnK65
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Chertsey High Pe @ChertseyHighPe - Nov 26
Guys make sure you are adding your distance screenshots to your newly created house teams on "Teams"! Teachers too! Comp runs till Jan 31st 2021 #pe #distance #sport #endurance #peathome https://t.co/D96exS8zFh
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Changing States of Mind @LucindaP0well - Nov 26
This term my podcast has been looking at #mentalhealth in #schools Join me live on 2/12/20 for Q&A with 3 schools that are doing amazing things to support students. Hosted by @OpogoEducation you can join us here: https://t.co/V5dNGsAPAp @WellingtonUK @ChertseyHigh @SchoolMHealth
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ChertseyHighRE @chertsey_re - Nov 26
Religious community in action! https://t.co/ZUiABOXfNH
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White Lodge @White_Lodge - Nov 25
We are now counting down the days until our mega Big Give appeal on 1st December for a week. All donations DOUBLED! Our target is £14,000 which turns into £28,000 to support adults with disabilities. There will be a link on our homepage to donate once appeal is live. https://t.co/V4mCTiPLip
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Chertsey High Pe @ChertseyHighPe - Nov 24
First year 8 inter-house football league ⚽️ started this lunchtime very close competition so far. What house will come out on top? Stay tuned. https://t.co/aHIFTorUEl
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- Nov 24
Newton win the Y7 Dodgeball, securing 500 points!! Great job guys! 💪 @ChertseyHighPe https://t.co/eA5JiBIfH5
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