Young Carers

Surrey Young Carers Angel Award December 2019 Update     Angel Award Badge for Websites (1)

Chertsey High School is delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Young Carers Angel Award by Surrey County Council. We would like to thank the staff and young carers who have been working towards this award since March 2019. The award recognises the excellent practice and support provided by Chertsey High School through our pastoral system and our Wellbeing team. It also recognises that we have created a culture of acceptance, understanding and support for all our young carers from the beginning of year 7. Our half-termly meetings are an opportunity to meet as a group, talk about any worries, and plan our first group trip in the New Year!

 


 

A young carer is a young person who is helping to look after someone at home. Most are caring for a parent, but some may be taking responsibility for a sibling, grandparent or other relative. In some instances, a young carer may care for more than one family member. There are an estimated 700,000 young carers in the UK. The average age of a carer is just 12 years old, 8% of secondary pupils are carers, and a third of young carers are giving 11 to 20 hours of care each week. Young carers are performing all sorts of tasks around the home, and particularly, offering their parents emotional support.

At Chertsey High School we recognise that young carers many need extra support to ensure they feel supported and have equal access to education. This may take the form of talking with a mentor to discuss the barriers they may encounter on a day-to-day basis to meeting as a group twice a term to chat and talk about their experiences as a young carer. These barriers can appear while a pupil is in infant school, and can persist into adulthood, restricting opportunities for further and higher education, and employment. The Angel Award aims to encourage and recognise all the great work that schools do in identifying and supporting their young carers. 

Schools achieving the Angel Award will be recognised by pupils, families and professionals as a young carer friendly environment. This creates a culture of acceptance, understanding and support for its vulnerable pupils.

CHS have achieved this Award by meeting eight standards, checked by our staff and young carers, including having a carers’ champion, a carers support group, training for staff, and assemblies about young carers to help all pupils understand the issues the young carers face,  as well as support pupils to self-identify and find the help they need.

Young carers may identify themselves or may be identified by their families or staff at any point, on entry in year 7 or later in their school life. Confidentiality will be respected and attendance at any meeting or event is optional at all times.

 

For more information regarding how we support our Young Carers, please contact:

Ms Brazier

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Assistant Headteacher

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- Aug 24
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Thank you team English for hosting a wonderful house event last week to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday! Such a brilliant turn out from all year groups! 💜 pic.twitter.com/h1bOLFZVmv
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- Dec 23
Christmas day is nearly upon us! We hope all the last-minute planning and preparations are coming together ♥️“Step into Christmas” with our CHS family!! 👇 https://t.co/9l4C4BVPchWe love you purple ship- MERRY CHRISTMAS! 🎄 pic.twitter.com/XFESEM9lgw
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- Dec 21
Here is an example of a Year 8 workshop lesson focusing on physical theatre. Student led learning with full engagement. @ Chertsey High School https://t.co/r7Zs8mQrft
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- Dec 21
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- Dec 21
Here is an example of a Year 8 workshop lesson focusing on physical theatre. Student led learning with full engagement. @ Chertsey High School https://t.co/r7Zs8mQrft
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- Dec 21
Throwback… how many of you remember the old music room in the old building? Loved that space! @ Chertsey High School https://t.co/yIldmo9aMe
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- Dec 19
Have you considered instrument lessons for your Christmas present? We currently offer lessons in piano, voice, guitar, bass and drums. We are also looking to offer lessons in flute, clarinet, saxophone, recorder, trumpet and brass. If interested, please email Mr Hayter directly. pic.twitter.com/Dsqr4EJQD1
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- Dec 18
We are partnering with @STSNetwork and @TeachFirst to deliver the reformed National Professional Qualifications.This partnership brings together the best local knowledge and context with the national experience and programmes of Teach Firsthttps://t.co/DIRCjqOz9A @teachfirstuk pic.twitter.com/YN8wzJpdJN
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We are partnering with @STSNetwork and @TeachFirst to deliver the reformed National Professional Qualifications.This partnership brings together the best local knowledge and context with the national experience and programmes of Teach Firsthttps://t.co/DIRCjqOz9A @teachfirstuk pic.twitter.com/YN8wzJpdJN
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