- Caterham School
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Mr Ceri Jones (Headmaster)
Boys - age range:
Day: 11 to 18
Boarding: 11 to 18
Girls - age range:
Day: 11 to 18
Boarding: 11 to 18
Our Primary maths Challenge group is a new initiative this year. It currently involves 12 year 6 pupils from two primary schools with high prior achievement.
St John's pupil 1 - 'I enjoyed socialising with other schools and learning maths that I wouldn't normally learn. It helped me gain confidence in my answers.'
St John's pupil 2 - 'The children enjoyed the sessions and they seemed to begin to view maths in a different way. At the beginning, it was all about the correct answer. After the first session, they started to see that it was not necessarily so but, trial and error and finding out the best way to calculate.
I enjoyed that it challenged me because I found it quite hard. It should be longer. It was fun.'
Furzefield Teacher - 'The children enjoyed the sessions and they seemed to begin to view maths in a different way. At the beginning, it was all about the correct answer. After the first session, they started to see that it was not necessarily so but, trial and error and finding out the best way to calculate.
I believe that each of the children who attended have grown in confidence with their own ability in Maths.'
I believe that each of the children who attended have grown in confidence with their own ability in Maths.
Groups of 10—12 Sixth Formers visit St John's primary in Caterham to assist with Maths and English lessons on a weekly basis in the spring and summer terms. The sixth formers have proved their worth and are popular amongst pupils and staff, whilst learning from the experience.
Caterham Pupil—’ I gained a sense of achievement when the students made progress with what I was teaching and they wanted to carry on when I asked’
Pupils from Clifton Hill School (a Surrey school for young people with severe and profound learning difficulties and autism) come to our Sports Hall every Friday to participate in sporting activities and games planned and carried out by our Lower Sixth pupils. In the summer term our pupils organise the Clifton Hill sports day here at Caterham.
CHS—Deputy Head -’All the students were able to participate at a level appropriate to their abilities. The range of activities planned and the pace of the day was perfect’
From September 2017 Caterham L6 pupils have run a weekly Drama club for 20 Primary School pupils (St Johns) at Caterham School. The program ended in February with a performance for parents and staff. The pupils are now running a second cycle with another 20 pupils. Teachers and parents have reported tangible development in confidence and presentation amongst those pupils who have attended.
St John’s Teacher—The confidence of a number of them has significantly improved. This is evident in the sessions and around the school at St Johns
Community Day - 130 year 5s from two Primaries spent the day at Caterham School
Caterham Lower Sixth pupils delivered a wide range of activities in the morning, and sports activities in the afternoon
The day promoted community and opportunities for inspiration and learning for all involved Year 5s.
Primary Pupil 1 'My favourite memory was making animations with Lego because I love Lego, computers and animations.'
Primary Pupil 2 'I enjoyed solving the Maths codes to open the safe and get the candy.
I particularly liked the Biology and mixing different chemicals with biscuits and finding out about nutrition.'
United Access Programme. A Partnership with 6 United Learning Academies and the Accelerate and Access Foundation. Residentials are held every Easter and summer from Year 10 to Year 13 with the objective of raising aspirations and attainment for pupils with potential. The enriching program combines inspirational academic sessions, development of self-awareness and soft skills and careers and university awareness. This is complemented by an ongoing mentor programme, linking small groups of the pupils with undergraduate mentors.
United Learning’s Project Lead for the programme, said:
'United Access is designed to give students from across United Learning the experience, confidence, challenge and support to fulfil their academic potential and access the universities of their choice. In particular, it is focused on helping those young people who would be the first generation in their families to go to university or who come from low-income backgrounds.'
Participating students - ‘ I have learnt a lot about university that I didn't know before and I now know how to be a good leader ‘ - ‘It was interesting being able to see a university and to try new sports and activities. I learnt information on Russell Group universities and I also learnt more about A-Levels.'
Students from local secondary schools and from LAE Stratford are invited to careers events hosted by caterham School, and relevant Caterham School Society eventsl.
LAE student - 'I really enjoyed the Caterham careers networking event as I feel it gave me a good insight into the entrepreneurial world through speaking to different chief executives and successful entrepreneurs. I also learned more about the problems they faced and continue to face in their industries. It has definitely encouraged me to try and go into a similar career in the future, especially as they offered us support in doing so if ever needed.'
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