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 Lalli

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Assistant Headteacher

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Mr Solaz

English Teacher/Assistant Head of Year 9
Enlightening minds and changing lives by creating a community with the highest aspirations - that is our goal!
Denver

Denver

Year 7
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.
Ms Lalli

Ms Lalli

Assistant Headteacher
Students are polite, respectful and show curiosity to learn. We support learning, enabling students to reach their full potential.   
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Year 8

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

Mr Ball

PE Teacher
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.
David

David

Year 8
This is more than a school, this is our CHS Family!

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- Jul 30
A big thank you to our incredible parent community for their constant support and encouragement, all day, everyday… Your support is the main reason behind this successful year! @TAPunsungheroes #CHSfamily 💜 https://t.co/QGdXKk4EOA
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- Jul 28
‘Being a role model is the most power form of educating’ ~ John Wooden We are so proud of Tommy and his friend!Well done boys, you are a shining beacon of the positive impact our CHS students can make to society. #changinglivestogether #CHSfamily 💜 @RunnymedeBC #Chertsey https://t.co/3SfYMoMjr0
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- Jul 22
📣Calling all CHS students! Local football team @TheCurfews Chertsey Town Juniors U14’s looking for players for next season. ⚽️ Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to play for a friendly, local community football team! https://t.co/2appAJ4NGN
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- Jul 19
📣Don’t miss out on the Surrey Teen project provision during the Summer Holiday! Surrey County Council have a Club4 programme to provide free places to all students that receive Free School meals. Please make sure to sign up via their website: 👇https://t.co/Mpr9mMMpy8 https://t.co/kAlU95tzUW
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- Jul 17
Thank you so much to @GabbyLogan for sending our CHS students this special message yesterday before our Awards Assemblies - you made our day!!! 💜 #rolemodel #dreambigworkhard #CHSfamily https://t.co/ZFrq946vxz
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- Jul 16
That's a wrap for the 2020-21 Academic Year. It has been a challenging year but we are so proud of the resilience and enthusiasm that our whole school community has shown this year. It shows that great things can be achieved even during the hardest of times. 💜 https://t.co/fQrSQzi81c
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- Jul 15
What a fabulous day raising money for @White_Lodge💜❤️💜❤️ 📣A big thank you to our incredible Y10 ambassadors for planning such a diligent and eventful day! The day ended with our first ever staff vs student Football ⚽️ match… Results: Staff 1 - Y10s 0 💥 💥 💥 https://t.co/zuRRlfZpOE
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- Jul 15
Yesterday one-to-one #Coaching sessions with our #RisingFutures students were in full swing!✨ Hannah, their Programme Manger, was so impressed with their progress, in preparation for #selfcoaching! Thank you @YESfutures for changing lives! https://t.co/bJMYk608JQ https://t.co/W8Jrzi1P81
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- Jul 14
It’s time for our first annual Football Festival tomorrow - raising money for White Lodge. Find out the details of the day below. Thank you once again to all the year 10’s involved 💫 absolute stars ⭐️ https://t.co/YrtC6L5nRP
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- Jul 14
Our staff did not miss out on the fun either!! Mr Corry and Miss Castle Smith showcasing their competitiveness 🤪 https://t.co/QNrJbsVyMf
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- Jul 14
‘Let’s never stop making memories together!’ Thank you to all our students for an unforgettable day filled with so much fun; laughter and SUGAR 🤪 The best launch to our first ever CHS fest 🤩 #makingmemories2021 💜 https://t.co/p8xWuusMWS
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- Jul 13
A wave of appreciation flags hit us when we walked up the stairs this morning. Messages of appreciation written by the students to the staff to say thanks for all the work staff put in to help them thrive.We are blown away by this kind and humble gesture - we love you CHS 💜 https://t.co/cPuc8XATtT
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