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:

Mrs Davis
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Please Click Here For Any Young Carers Queries

 

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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.
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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!
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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.

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- Jul 14
Day14: Say thank you to a stranger if they help you today. #HomeGrownSkills 💡Being polite costs you nothing, but can bring a lot of joy to others. 💡 https://t.co/FXk59Nk2Ww
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Creativity at Chertsey High School @ArtandDTatCHS - Jul 14
Sam R in Y9 made this beautiful Lemon Drizzle cake over the weekend. Well done, Sam! 🍋 🍰 #CHSbakeoff @ChertseyHigh https://t.co/fO7RhL9bIq
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Creativity at Chertsey High School @ArtandDTatCHS - Jul 14
Bella H in Y8 has completed this wonderfully detailed final design. Well done, Bella! 💡#creativityforall @ChertseyHigh https://t.co/wTYHkjaPB1
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Creativity at Chertsey High School @ArtandDTatCHS - Jul 14
Mo in Y8 has made this wonderfully cute (not creepy)! spider light... what a fab idea- well done! 🕷 💡 #creativityforall @ChertseyHigh https://t.co/gwxS0aLzUg
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Creativity at Chertsey High School @ArtandDTatCHS - Jul 14
Diya in Y8 has made this wonderfully detailed and clear design. Well done, Diya! #creativityforall @ChertseyHigh https://t.co/ytq7n2Mz9Z
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Creativity at Chertsey High School @ArtandDTatCHS - Jul 14
Jack in Y8 working hard on his wonderful design idea... well done, Jack! 🌟 #creativityforall @ChertseyHigh https://t.co/dlOsAMvpFA
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Creativity at Chertsey High School @ArtandDTatCHS - Jul 14
Ethan G in Y8 has really thought about how his product would be used and has solved design problems accordingly... well done, Ethan! #creativityforall @ChertseyHigh https://t.co/thaEpnyckB
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Creativity at Chertsey High School @ArtandDTatCHS - Jul 14
Mia G in Y8 has made this pretty and functional design for her final product. Well done, Mia! Great work. 💡 🌟 💜 #creativityforall @ChertseyHigh https://t.co/rpcvlGIE3x
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Chertsey High School @ChertseyHigh - Jul 14
@GabbyLogan The best surprise message ever for all CHS students 💜 Thank you Gabby for always inspiring us to be the best versions of ourselves. #CHSfamily https://t.co/RUpp0IDX2M
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Creativity at Chertsey High School @ArtandDTatCHS - Jul 14
Isla in Y8 has done this well considered design, thinking about the practicalities of her design. Well done! #creativityforall @ChertseyHigh https://t.co/agRCe9yzHO
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Creativity at Chertsey High School @ArtandDTatCHS - Jul 14
Jess in Y8 has annotations which are second to none... well done, Jess; this is brilliant! #creativityforall @ChertseyHigh https://t.co/JebD75kPBq
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Creativity at Chertsey High School @ArtandDTatCHS - Jul 14
Sarrinah in Y8 has been busy considering her user needs with her designs... well done, Sarrinah. #creativityforall @ChertseyHigh https://t.co/4e4xDHe7i8
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