elcome to our last Newsletter before the school year ends. determined to help all our young people become the best learners they
It is also my final contribution as I leave the school this term can, to have high aspirations and to become positive contributors to
to begin the next phase of my own personal learning society. The creation of the new unit to help autistic children in the area
journey. I am hoping retirement from the day job will afford many new is an important further development of our work.
and different learning opportunities in the future. I must pay tribute to the large number of colleagues I have worked with
In my twenty one years at the school there have been numerous over the years. It is easy to blame schools and teachers for many of
developments. I remember major modifications and new building which society’s failings but the quality of the teaching and the care our pupils
has improved the learning environments for Science, Mathematics, receive at Caldew should be celebrated. Caldew staff, I salute you!
Languages and Design and Technology. The library has been re-modelled It is not always easy to establish effective lines of communication with
three times in my time here and of course the world of ICT provision
parents but I am delighted that we now have a high quality half-termly
has really grown in recent years. As the school moves towards its fiftieth
newsletter being produced, as well as Caldew Forum meetings increasingly
birthday it is timely to remember all the pupils and staff who have
looking at, and learning about, the work of our various departments. Please
contributed to Caldew always being a ‘very effective school’ which has
developed an enviable reputation for the care and guidance of pupils. Over keep connecting to the school website which continues to have useful
the years pupils have come from a growing number of primary schools and information added as time passes.
once here, a strong allegiance to Caldew begins. A large number of former I will undoubtedly miss the routines and challenges of school life and
pupils now have their own children attending the school. An exciting especially all those human relationships but I bow out feeling privileged to
development currently taking place is our growth as an extended school have to have had the pleasure of working in Caldew School.
whereby a growing number of learning opportunities will be provided for Kind regards
learners of all ages putting Caldew at the heart of a wide learning
community. We have always been a fully inclusive school
EXAM RESULTS AUTUMN TERM
Year 11 exam results will be issued on Thursday August 21. SCHOOL RETURNS ON TUESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2008
Year 12 and Year 13 results will be issued on Thursday August 14.
Pupils can collect results in person at the School Office from 10.00am We wish you a happy summer break
on the appropriate date. and look forward to welcoming you
Year 12 and 13 students can receive advice and help about university
applications and options for next year.
If you cannot collect your results in person, a stamped addressed
envelope can be left at reception and your results will be posted to you.
This leaflet is printed
on 75% recycled paper
ollowing the retirement of Elsie Allinson (Business Manager) and Wendy Somerville
(Learning Resources Manager) we have appointed two new members of staff.
David Foulkes has been appointed as Business Manager and Helen Robinson as
Learning Resource Manager .
David was, until recently Business Manager at Solway School in Silloth. Previous to that
he spent 16 years in the Civil Service with the State Veterinary Service, dealing with
diseases such as Foot and Mouth, Avian Influenza, Swine Fever and BSE. David said: “I am
looking forward to the challenge of working in a larger school and once I have gained
an understanding of all the different processes, I hope I can make a difference in the way
the school support systems operate. I know already that I have a hard act to follow.
However, I am determined that myself, and the excellent administrative team will
continue to provide the same superb level of service that the staff and students have
become accustomed to”.
Helen is a qualified teacher and has previously taught Year 5 and 6 classes at St. Patrick’s
Primary School in Workington, before moving on to Keswick School to do the varied job of Cover Supervisor, Admin Assistant and temporary Key
Stage 3 Biology teacher. She is looking forward to working with the pupils and staff at Caldew and has lots of ideas for the library/resource centre
including many competitions and activities.
END OF AN ERA
am sure that by now many of you will know that Geoff box, his creative flair was
Toogood is retiring at the end of this term after influential in helping us to
twenty one years’ service at Caldew School. Geoff is decide that business and
currently our Headteacher and it is fitting that after a enterprise was the right
distinguished career he will bow out with the accolade of specialism for Caldew and
being our most senior leader. he was instrumental in
Geoff began his career thirty three years ago at Dene House School securing the £50,000
in Durham, then moved to Workington Grammar School where he sponsorship which was
was responsible for careers education and acted as a ‘Year Master.’ In necessary for the
1984 when education was reorganised in that area he moved to successful bid. The
Cockermouth Grammar school where he became Head of Personal enterprise centre is, in a
and Social Education. In 1987 he came to Caldew initially as Head of very tangible way, his
Middle School and subsequently Head of Upper School, looking after legacy to the school.
the needs of young people in what we now know as Key Stage 4. As Latterly Geoff’s ideas
his career path shows he has always had an absolute commitment to have found expression in Picture courtesy of Cumbrian Newspapers
the positive futures of our pupils and I am sure that it springs from a national initiative known as SEAL – Social and Emotional Aspects of
his pastoral interest in young people at this important phase when Learning. SEAL says, and research supports, Geoff’s guiding
they begin to shape their adult working lives. educational principle that our emotional intelligence is more
In 2000 he became one of our team of Assistant Heads, taking important to the success of our future lives than our academic
responsibility for the welfare and behaviour of all our pupil qualifications. So, it is no coincidence that Geoff continues to be in
community. Again in this role his natural optimism came to the fore demand to speak on SEAL at conferences across the nation.
and he would never give up on anyone. As he always says, “Let’s look But most of these things will not be how pupils remember Geoff.
for the positive outcomes.” Many students, and indeed some parents, They will think of him having his beard shaved off surrounded by huge
have tested this philosophy to the limit, but it is a reflection of the cheering crowds for Comic Relief; getting stuck in to a lunchtime
respect and affection with which he is regarded that when some of charity rugby match; his voice booming out to gain their attention at
our most challenging pupils return to school, it is always Geoff they the end of a particularly raucous Leavers’ Assembly. And now it is his
want to see, and they always find someone who is genuinely turn to go and, as he would say, develop some new interests in his
interested in what they are up to. Often, against their better portfolio. We all wish him a very long and very well earned
judgment, they are charmed by him into coming back to share their retirement. Huge in stature; immense in presence, Geoff will leave a
experience with a group of pupils and to inspire them in turn about very big hole in our community which it will be impossible to fill.
what is possible in life. Geoff never misses a good opportunity. We will miss him.
I wonder how many successful enterprises have their initial germ in Andy
these sessions arranged by Geoff. Always ready to think outside the Abernethy
ur Drama students have recently taken their LAMDA exams.
HEALTH There were four Year 7 groups who took Grade 1 devised
performance and all received a Merit. Two Year 8 groups who
onnie Stockdale is took Grade 2 devised a performance and both got a “Pass”.There were
Caldew’s School Health two Year 9 groups who took Grade 3 devised performance, one got
Advisor. Every Tuesday “Merit”, and the other “Distinction”. Rhys Davies took Grade 4 solo
Ronnie is available for young acting and will get his result in a couple of weeks. The examiner – Mrs
people to drop in and discuss any Kemble from LAMDA commented on how funny and friendly the pupils
issues in confidence about their had been.
health and well being. They can
Year 10 GCSE Drama pupils performed a play about what it is like to
also make an appointment
go to secondary school to Year 6 pupils at St Michael’s school. They
through Sandra at Reception.
then worked with the pupils and helped them devise an advert that tells
Ronnie works closely with
people how great it is at secondary school, taking the positive message
teachers and support staff within
from the play they watched.
the school to meet the needs of all students.
Parents, can also contact Ronnie if they have any concerns about the Students from the University of Cumbria came in to school to perform
health of their child. the play ‘Be My Baby’ to the Year 10 Drama class. The group also led a
workshop with our students afterwards.
Contact Ronnie Stockdale, School Health, The Bowman
Room, Caldew School. Tel: (01228) 711634.
This involved group building activities and reflecting on what life is like
in the 1960’s – which is when the play is set. We are hoping that the
students will come and work with GCSE pupils again in the autumn
A number of pupils were involved in the Quondam Youth Theatre
project that culminated in a performance at the Stanwix Theatre,
Carlisle last week. They devised their own play called ‘Three Car Pile-
up’. Pupils involved were Andrea Dean, Rhys Davies, Bethany Coffey,
Shea Grant, Chris Emmett, Jenny Banks, Daniel Spencer, Victoria
Morritt, Benoni Holt, Amy Dickinson, Zoe Mitchinson, and Steph
aldew School was delighted to award The Coulthard Cup Park.
last week to Year 11 leaver Joe Park. The Coulthard Cup is
awarded to the student who has shown dedication,
practical help and achievement within the Agricultural Unit at the
Joe, from Wetheral is about to embark on a two year National
Diploma in Agriculture at The Newton Rigg College, Penrith.
Tony Coulthard, Senior Lab Technician who has responsibility for the
Agricultural Unit said:
“It has been a pleasure to teach Joe, he has not only shown a superb
attitude but has come into school in the holidays, supervised other
students and has an amazing expertise in sheep for his age.”
Caldew School Agricultural Unit keeps sheep, lambs, pigs, chickens, a
greenhouse and polytunnel and throughout the year sells produce
that the students grow.
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ur Feeder Primary schools have been involved in a number of
events and activities throughout the last term including
sporting events and enterprise challenges. We are featuring two
of the activities and are looking forward to welcoming the new Year 7’s
ALL GO AT THE SPACE
RACE CHALLENGE !
140 school children from our feeder Primary schools were invited along to take part in
our Business and Enterprise Space Race Challenge in May.
Each team of 10 represented a different country and competed to become the first
country to fund the production of the tallest space station.The teams bought materials
to make products to sell in markets around the world in return for money to finance
their own space station.The winner was the team that produced the tallest space station
and made the most money.
The schools involved on the day were: St Michael’s, Raughton Head, Cummersdale,
Thursby, Welton, Burgh-by-Sands, Wreay, Great Orton and Rosley. All the pupils learnt
how to be enterprising by undertaking tasks and activities set in a work context and
were mentored by their teachers and representative from the business world.
Well done to all those who took part!
130 children from our feeder primary schools attended our annual Science Days in June.
The days started with the theft of a chicken from our farm. The pupils from Cummersdale,
Rosley, St Michael’s, Thursby, Cumwhinton, Wreay and Raughton Head primary schools
learnt forensic skills such as soil analysis, fingerprinting and chromatography to track down
the culprit. The children also worked in teams to problem solve, be creative and work on
their own initiative.
CELEBRATION OF ACHIEVEMENT
ART AWARDS 2008
igh Head Sculpture Valley near Carlisle are once again supporting Caldew School’s celebration of
Achievement Art Awards. Work from this year’s GCSE AS and A2 is on display at High Head until 16 July.
The awards are in recognition of the effort and achievement of students throughout the year.
Zoe Pearson (GCSE) received the Key Stage 4 Gold Award this year. Josh Stephens (GCSE) received the Key Stage 4 Highly commended prize,
Philip Potts was the Key Stage 3 winner. Other students in the exhibition will receive special commendation prizes. There are also prizes for
year groups 7,8 and 9 winners, nine runners up prizes for each year group and special commendation prizes for Key stages 4 and 5.
The prize money has been sponsored by Lakeland Spas.
In September, a group of students work will be on public display at award winning Tullie House Museum
and Art Gallery. The GCSE and AS/A2 work will be shown alongside other secondary
schools from Cumbria from 13 September in an exhibition called “First Perspective”.
The art department are looking for volunteers to help with pavement art in September. The
event raises money for Muscular Dystrophy.
of GCS E, AS and A2 Art
Special Exhuseum & Art Gallery
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ell done to all those who helped with the
organisation of the Charity Day last Friday. A
total of £613 was raised. Year 10 CoPE students
organised a Strawberry Tea event to raise money for
Breast Cancer Care. Dalston baker David Moore kindly supplied a
giant strawberry pastry cake and McVities, Carlisle, supplied digestive
biscuits for the group to make strawberry biscuits. The group also made
strawberry meringues and made strawberry themed gift cards. Strawberry
Tea events raise vital funds to help people affected by breast cancer. The
charity provides emotional support from specialist nurses and trained
volunteers, along with information about breast cancer treatments. The
students who organised the event were: Jessica Hunt, Christopher Fisher, Jack Luccock, Sophie Bird, David Irving, Cameron Gordon, Andrew
Hughes and Dan Fleming. Students and staff were asked to wear something red or pink on the day and money raised went to Molly’s wish.
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6 THE STRATEGIC FACILITY
FOR AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDER PUPILS
he new building for Autistic children is well
underway and the project will be completed in
November 2008. Hopefully, we can start using the
building in January 2009.
The building will be a dual purpose base for ASD pupils and the Learning
Support Team. Briefly it comprises of four classrooms; two ASD and two
learning support, a central social area, storerooms, office, a quiet,
withdrawal room, a meeting room, a toilet/shower/changing room, a
kitchen/lifeskills area and an outdoor enclosed space. We hope to install
sensory equipment that will provide light, sound, smells, movement in an
interactive environment.Vehicle access will be via a new ramped approach
at the far end of the Sports hall, to the entrance door.
The building will be decorated with soft colours, gentle lines, sympathetic
lighting and furnishings, which will promote a quiet ambience throughout.
The two ASD rooms will be specially furnished and equipped to provide by the Teaching Assistant
a distraction-free environment in which pupils can work and achieve. One team and the SENCO. As
is a craft / art room. All classrooms will have ICT and interactive facilities. pupil numbers grow in
When it is complete there will be sixteen places available to ASD pupils the facility, specialist staff
from the Carlisle area whose needs will be best met in the facility, rather will also be trained or
than their local comprehensive school. Numbers will be small to start recruited.
with and around four or five in each year group when full. Pupils will be At the same time the
directed to the facility by the local authority, after considering all the facility will become a hub
available options. We envisage that most ASD pupils will attend most of of expertise amongst staff, and we will be able to support many colleagues
their mainstream lessons most of the time. and families from Caldew and other schools.
There will be a ASD teacher -in-charge who will be appointed in the
Autumn Term. He or she will work alongside the literacy team, supported
he Modern Languages team would like to Grade 4 or better! Particular congratulations must go to the 7 pupils
congratulate all pupils in Years 8 & 9 who have taken who achieved Grade 6 in all three Preliminary tests.These are worthwhile
any OCR Asset Languages tests this year. That’s over qualifications as each Preliminary test is “worth” the same as a GCSE
200 of you! Foundation paper.
We held our very first Languages Awards evening last October to present We also entered 16 brave souls for the Intermediate Listening and
the CBLC (Business Language) certificates to Year 11 and last year’s Asset Reading tests. These tests acquire the same points as a GCSE Higher
Languages certificates in French and German to Year 10.We followed that paper.These cover Grades 7-9. A stunning 94% of these talented linguists
up in May with the presentation of certificates to our Year 8 achievers.The achieved at least Grade 7 in the Listening test. We must especially
Year 9 German groups have just taken their Breakthrough tests and we mention Kate Dickinson who gained two Grade 9s (Yes, they do exist!),
expect their results and certificates in September. as well as Rebecca Graham and Tim Perry, all three of whom achieved 35
So we are now celebrating our Year 9 French achievers who have done us “points” out of a possible 36 on all the tests they took. Well done!
proud! First of all we must say “Well done” to the pupils in Mr Allason’s There will be another celebratory French Language Awards evening for
group who took some of the Breakthrough tests. 141 pupils took the all the Year 9s, when certificates and other special language “prizes” will
Preliminary Listening and Reading tests. 67% of you achieved at least be presented on Monday 14 July (a very appropriate date!) at 7pm in the
Grade 4 Listening and an amazing 83% achieved at least Grade 4 Reading, Main Hall.
50% of you gaining Grade 6, the highest possible grade on this test. Bonnes vacances à tous!
124 pupils took the Writing test and 88.7% (that’s 110 pupils) achieved
FESTIVAL OF NATIONS
AT CALDEW SCHOOL
group of 30 GCSE music and Gifted and
Talented students took part in a Festival of
Nations workshop in school on 4 July as
part of Carlisle City Council’s Festival of Nations
events. African drummers, Kakatsitsi, from Ghana
visited the school, bringing with them an array of
drums. The students were taught colourful and
diverse dance routines, drumming and African singing
in the 2 hour long workshop.
The sound of the drums reverberated around the
school throughout the afternoon and the band
commented on how co-ordinated and quickly the
students picked up the rhythm of the drum beat.
he 2007/08 session has been an incredibly busy one for the Year 7s were busy during our annual Reading Week from 30 June to 4
pupils in the English Department. Successes have included July. The main focus of this is the Readathon where pupils read as many
another group of our budding poets having work published in books as possible to raise money for the Roald Dahl Foundation and
the Young Writers’ Anthology; Year 9s completing Sargent Cancer Care. Our previous best is over
the annual SAT mock and final exams; 30 GCSE £800 and we do hope that this year’s Year 7 pupils
pupils attending a very successful conference on will do their very best to smash that incredible
English Papers I and II in the opulent surroundings of record.
Dalston Hall; and many Year 11 Literature students But, of course, it has been our Year 11, 12 and 13
attending a workshop and moving performance of pupils who have been feeling the summer heat with
John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men at the Tithe Barn an array of English examinations at GCSE, AS and A2
in Carlisle! levels in both English and Literature. However, we
Year 8 pupils have even had a taste of exam pressure know that we’ll see many of our Year 11 and 12
this year by agreeing to take part in a pilot scheme run by NFER to trial pupils back in the Autumn Term and that our Year 13 pupils will not be
new Key Stage 3 tests in writing. For many pupils, this is the first time strangers by keeping us up-to-date with their progress beyond school.
they have been involved in formal examinations since coming to Caldew We wish each and every one of our examination pupils the very best of
School and we feel sure they tried their very best to impress the luck and hope that many 6th Formers will celebrate their successes at
examiner who administered the tests. this year’s Stratford trip in July.
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8 U R BAN
ALUMNI DE S I G N E V EN T
aniel Threlkeld, a Caldew former pupil has recently 200 8
completed his Marine Engineering training in the Royal
Navy. At his passing out parade on 6 June 2008, Daniel
was presented two Captains’ awards. We have been informed that
this is the first time in naval history that one trainee has won both
The awards are for the trainee who has achieved their personal
best in all aspects of engineering during the course and the sporting
colours for participation in the gun run team.
The picture shows Daniel receiving his sporting colours.
18 of our Year 10 pupils who study either Business Studies
or Design Technology took part in a Urban Design event
organised by Carlisle City Council on 27 June.
The students worked in teams of 6 and competed against other local
secondary schools to design sustainable urban housing. The teams
designed a company name and logo and then carried out tasks in planning,
drawing, modelling and presentation. Each team had to develop their
skills looking at costs of materials, calculating area and showing their flair
with a range of 2D and 3D design. One of our teams, whose company
name was “No Place Like Home” won third place in the competition.The
team was made up of students Liam Boertien, Natasha Condy, Jenny
Withers, James Bell, Liam Falloon and Matthew Foster. Well done to all
those who took part.
aldew School staff and pupils were sorry to learn
about the death of Sarah Bryant who died on active
service in Afghanistan.
Sarah was known to us as Sarah Feely. She arrived in
September 1993 as happy, smiling 11 year old from
Cumwhinton Primary School. She did especially well in her
GCSE’s and joined the Sixth Form to study German. Sociology
Environmental Science and General Studies. Sarah left Caldew
School in July 2000. She was a quiet girl and was always humble
about her achievements. She took tremendous pride in her
appearance wearing immaculate uniform when a pupil in the
main school. Sarah had a very positive attitude towards
learning opportunities and was an outstanding role model for
pupils in school today.
We pass our condolences on to her family.
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
On Monday July 7 the sixth form Health and Social Care students held
a fund raising event during which they experienced a range of visual
impairments. The money raised will go towards buying a low vision aid
for residents of Barras House, (sheltered housing for older people), in
Dalston. Earlier in the year Barras House residents helped the students
with their work for the AS level ‘Communication’ unit and the students
came up with the idea of the sponsored event to help with the provision
of equipment which will enable residents to retain independence and
privacy in reading personal letters and documents such as bank
statements. Working with the charity Action for Blind People the
students will receive training in how to guide and assist someone with
a severe sight loss as well as gaining a greater understanding of the effects
of visual impairment.The students will wear ‘simulation spectacles’ which
create the effects of conditions which commonly affect older people
such as cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy etc and will
carry out a range of tasks such as visiting different areas of the school,
going shopping in the village and choosing and eating a meal in the school
dining hall. The students have taken the slogan ‘Who would you trust?’
for their event to highlight the fact that with the loss of sight most
people have to rely on others to read their personal mail and
documents such as bank statements, as well as the more obvious
assistance in activities such as crossing the road and preparing meals.
There are many pieces of equipment which are available to help people
retain their independence and privacy either by converting the text to
speech or by displaying it in an enlarged and colour enhanced form onto
a monitor. Such equipment is, however, expensive – thus the need for
sponsorship! If you would like to sponsor a student or make a donation
to this event please contact Mrs Lanham, Health and Social Care co-
ordinator, at the school.
group of Year 10 girls enjoyed a taste of the
army from 9 – 13 June on the ‘Army Look at life’
course at Warcop.
Pupils; Chelsea Waterson, Kirsty Dawson, Sophie Bird, Cara
Glendinning and Amy-Jo Russell got kitted out in the camouflage
clothing and paint, carried their own kit and rifle.
Activities included, Physical Training test - how many situps in 2
minutes, press - ups in 2 minutes and 1.5 miles, gained knowledge of
fighting in built up areas, dcct firing range, secure location, section
attacks, basic patrolling and concealment, football and volleyball.They
also learnt a lot about teamwork. The the girls enjoyed a taste of
army food and five star accommodation (barn!).
The course was a complete success as every girl became more
confident and thoroughly enjoyed the course. The girls impressed
the soldiers with their attitude and commitment to the course, never
complaining, even about the food. Some showed true interest and
are considering a future career in the Army.
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& BEAUTY COMPETITION
The Year 10 Hair and Beauty students took part in a competition within the school and
organised by Mrs Tate. The students worked in teams and had to decide a theme, make
thought boards around their chosen theme and then create their own look using hair design,
make up and dress. There was some fantastic creations and all the girls had worked hard on
their look. In the afternoon judges were brought and interviewed the girls on their work.The
judges awarded the following prizes: Most creative thoughts board, Jessica Hunt and Sarah
Goddard (1970’s glamour); runners up Naiomi Queen and Sophie Bird (Disco). Most creative
hair: Kayleigh Phillipson hair done by Nicola Rickerby; runners up
Naiomi Queen hair done by Sophie Bird. Most creative make up:
Sarah Goddard done by Jess Hunt; runner up Cara Glendinning.
Best Overall look: The Wedding theme co-ordinated by Cara
with runners up the 70’s theme by Sarah Goddard. A special
prize awarded by Mrs Tate for the most professional attitude on
the day was given to Kayleigh Phillipson with the runner up
Congratulations to all those who took park and thank you
to Carlisle College and Hair Flair for donating prizes.
LAW AND MOCK TRIAL
LAW – IT’S NOT JUST FOR LAWYERS!
id you know that you could study A level law at Caldew sixth You will develop important skills such as the use of language and argument,
form? Why would you want to? Well, it is a fascinating subject, logical and critical thinking and analysis, and problem solving
which is important in our everyday lives. Law plays a vital role in Subjects, which go well with Law, include English, History and Psychology
society. The law helps define a society's values and also provides a means in their use of language, Science, Maths, Business Studies and Design
to solve problems and disputes without resort to violence. Knowledge of Technology in the logical application of rules, critical analysis and problems
the law can give you more control over your life and more confidence in solving.
your dealings with others.
Study of Law is useful for lots of jobs such as the police, probation service,
It is unlikely that you will have studied law before. However, your own prisons, human resources, forensic science and business, social work and
experience, study of ‘citizenship' and the media's fascination with law- working in the heath service and of course working within the legal system
related stories mean that this subject is relevant, interesting and popular. as a lawyer or legal executive or secretary or in the courts. Law is also a
The course is designed to remove any feelings of uncertainty and good subject for many university courses such as English, Law, History,
confusion that may arise from taking a new subject. We look at how laws Criminology, Sociology, Psychology as well as many others.
are made and applied in the courts, real life cases, what judges, lawyers
and magistrates and juries do and study criminal law and civil law such as This year Caldew sixth form is entering a team in the mock trial
suing for compensation after injury. We visit the courts and solicitors competition where sixth formers enact a trial, playing the parts of lawyers,
offices and have visits from magistrates . judge, jury, usher, clerk witnesses, and press. We need lots of enthusiastic
people to take part – you don’t have to be studying Law, but of course it
We often associate Law with ' The Bill ', ' Crimewatch,’ ‘Ally McBeal’ and will help your studies and look good on your c.v.
‘Legally Blonde’. It is more than that. The law and lawyers have far greater
impact on our lives than we realise. Road accidents often result in injury If you are interested in taking part in the mock
for which a person might want lawyers to help them gain compensation. trial, please see me, Ms Parkinson in D17, or email
As consumers we take for granted many issues relating to the quality of at email@example.com.
goods and services yet these are regulated by the law.
Can we use the courts to help us?
Where do we go for advice?
Is it free?
Will any action be too costly?
If any of these issues interest you then you might consider Law at 'A' level.
23 Year 7, and 2 Year 8 students spent
their May half-term in Interlaken,
Switzerland accompanied by four
teachers. The trip was a huge success and
we enjoyed the best weather we have
experienced on this trip for many years.
The students spent a week exploring many local
attractions including the revolving restaurant at the
top of the Schiltorn mountain (a la James Bond,
from ‘Her Majesty’s Secret Service’), lots of cable
cars rides up mountains, a snowball fight by one
of the highest railway stations in Europe and
visited caves and waterfalls.
The pupils enjoyed the trip so much that they all
said they would like to return to the area in
later life, and many are very keen to join the
lower School trip to France next year.
ack in February a group of Year 11 pupils took their
business skills to new heights with a entrepreneurial
way of raising money for the Eden Valley Hospice
Jigsaw appeal. On hearing that the children’s unit costs over
£500,000 per year to run the group of 21 pupils worked in
groups to sell roses to their friends and family.
Karl Hartley acted as General Manager and contacted local
businesses to get the best possible price for the roses to
maximise profit and also contacted the local press to arrange
publicity. A total of 270 roses were sold and over £320 was
raised for The Jigsaw appeal.
In June four students; Debbie Gibson, Kelly Armstrong, Amy
Johnston and Sarah Bulman were invited along to the Hospice
to look at the newly built children’s unit and to see for
themselves the fantastic impact that the unit has for both the
children and their families.The group took along the gifts that
they had purchased from the money raised . After various
discussions with the Hospice’s fundraiser Colin Powell they
purchased Playstation 3 equipment including infrared controls,
a steering wheel, games and karaoke equipment.
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YEAR 12 ADVICE & GUIDANCE
ear 12 students have returned to school after their AS exams. In to pass onto their subject teachers. Each student has a Personal Tutor
September students will discuss with their subject teachers who will write their reference so attendance at registration and
which AS courses they are going to continue with to A2 Level. participation in form activities will all help to make this reference as
Most students will complete three full A Levels as well as General thorough and detailed as possible.
Studies. If students are to drop an AS subject they must discuss this with
both their subject teacher and the Head of Post 16 Studies, Allan James. Useful websites:
Most students will be thinking of applying to university through the UCAS www.ucas.ac.uk
UCAS system. So far four students from Caldew have indicated they Looking for courses www.ukcoursefinder.com
may apply for Oxbridge and one for Dentistry. Now is a good time to Information on Student Loans www.slc.co.uk
research courses, attend open days and undertake relevant work University rating www.timesonline.co.uk
experience. At school Mr James has established a university prospectus Comparing Universities www.unistats.com
library for students to use and this is in room D17 in the Sixth Form Careers and Higher Education information ww.careersoft.co.uk
block. All of this will help students to gather evidence for the writing of Higher Education www.aimhigher.sc.uk
their personal statements. Of equal importance is the academic Higher Education Finance www.dfee.gov.uk
reference which forms part of the UCAS application. Students need to Nursing Information www.nmas.ac.uk
start to organise the writing of this academic reference Graduate Careers www.prospects.ac.uk
and they therefore need to collect subject information Work Experience www.work-experience.org.uk
request forms from Mr James The Good University Guide www.thegooduniversityguide.org.uk
Bursaries information www.direct.gov.uk
Teacher Training Agency www.teach.org.uk
15 June 2008 UCAS goes live – students can begin
process of registration.
15 September 2008 First date a student can send a completed
application via UCAS.
15 October 2008 Deadline for applications to Oxbridge,
medicine and dentistry.
1 December 2008 Caldew’s deadline for UCAS
We hope this is useful and that we can give our students the best possible chance of
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gaining the university courses of their choice.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECT
The whole Year 7 have been working on a PSHCE project on sustainability.They have been looking at easy ways to reduce waste and have
come up with an easy plan of efficiencies that can be implemented in any home.
Top Tips for saving money and the planet !
• Ride a bike or walk to places close by. REMEMBER THE 3 R’s !
• Don’t waste food – a third of all food ends up thrown
REDUCE – Don’t use as much
REUSE – Use it again
• Water is precious – Use a Water Hippo (We have free
Hippo’s in school to give away) turn off taps and use a RECYCLE – paper, cardboard,
water butt in the garden. glass tins, plastic and clothing
• Recycle and Compost.
• Grow your own vegetables.
• Use energy efficient light bulbs and re-chargeable
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