Break with the Headteacher
After the first round of Teacher Assessment (TA) Data, selected girls from Years 7 to 11 are invited to have drinks and biscuits with the Headteacher and their Year Leader at break-time to congratulate them on their hard work and academic success. The girls enjoy the opportunity to talk with their headteacher and it is great to see them receiving individual praise for all their hard work.
We are delighted to be able to acknowledge the talents, hard work and high standards achieved across the curriculum at an end of term celebration assembly. Academic Excellence and Achievement certificates are awarded to those who have excelled in their TA Data.
Year 10-11 Prefects
In Year 10 all girls are encouraged to apply for a Prefect role. Girls may choose to apply to be Events, Subject, Careers, Publicity or Year Leader Prefects. They develop their leadership skills throughout the year of office and wear their badge with pride.
Stand Up, Speak Out
Girls are encouraged to develop their public speaking skills as well as their ability to enjoy learning conversations in the classroom. All girls have opportunities in form time to present in a form assembly and then graduate to a Year or Whole School Assembly. Girls are taught how to deliver with confidence and develop their skills. Some girls will go on to excel in the English Speaking Union, Oxford and Cambridge Debating Union, Bar Mock Trial and Jack Petchey Speak Out! To name but a few public speaking opportunities.
CCHS Leadership Conference
The first Conference was held in October 2012. This is now an annual established event for our Year 11 and is largely organised and led by the girls themselves. To extend the sorority, girls are invited from neighbouring comprehensive schools. Keynote speakers are invited to present in the morning and questions are received from the floor. Speakers in the past have included Helena Morrissey, Judith Weir, Heather Katsonga-Woodward, Rachel Elnaugh, Heather Melville, OBE, CCMI and Mitra Janes.
The afternoon is a celebration of leadership for our own girls as they lead and take part in an array of workshops. In the past these have ranged from Be Body Confident, Speak Out! Safe and Independent Travel, Cooking on a Budget, Bollywood Dance for All, Women in Politics, Overcoming any Fear of Failure, and Managing Finances are just an example of some. This is a wonderful event and is now an established tradition at the school.