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To make the world our classroom
because only by connecting what we are taught to the realities of life around us does
the fire of learning truly ignite. We do this by using daily current affairs to lead us to
subjects and topics from the curriculum.
To report the truth with balance and reason
because we need to appreciate the scale of the challenge that fake news poses to
democratic institutions and civilised discourse and make the ability to distinguish
between fact and fiction a central part of education. We do this by checking our stories
with dozens of sources from all over the world and by describing different opinions
rather than taking strong positions ourselves.
To make the news accessible and relevant for all
because knowledge of the contemporary world and the confidence that it gives should
be offered to every young person equally, regardless of background and ability. We do
this first, by striving to think clearly and use only the clearest language and second, by
suggesting how particular stories shape our broader lives and choices.
To inspire curiosity and argument
because people who question and form opinions tend to be smarter, more creative and
more successful but at the very moment when the rewards of curiosity have never
been higher, it is misunderstood and undervalued, and increasingly practiced only by
a few. We do this by showing that behind every news story there lies a great landscape
of thought, philosophy and ideas.
To plant the seeds of civic engagement and global citizenship
because to be truly individual is also to be truly part of the world and the highest
expression of humanity is to play a part in society. We do this by writing about the
ideas and the movements that are changing our world and by studying those who
achieve and aspire to leadership in every field of life.
Churchill Community College staff have been making sure students in isolation still get their lunch by delivering hundreds of sandwiches, fruit and water on a daily basis.
A big big thank you to all of our Churchill Eats/churcharoo delivery drivers and helpers.
We want to remind parents of our uniform policy, that the only facial jewellery allowed in school is one small pair of studs. Other piercings further up the ear and in the nose, tongue and lip need to be removed. Hair colour should be a natural shade and if it is not, dyed to a natural colour over half term.
Students who still have nose piercings / unnatural hair colour after half term will be educated in the year group in isolation rooms until a meeting can be arranged with the Head and/or governors or the issue is resolved.
We will accept a clear plastic stud in the nose or the piercing removed. If students have nose rings that are ‘stuck’ they need to go to the shop or doctors over half term, have them removed and ensure they put in a clear plastic stud for school or remove them entirely. They must be removed for PE. Clear studs can be bought on Amazon at very low cost.
We have sought advice about piercings and have received information that it is acceptable to remove them from 6 weeks without them healing up. It is now over 8 weeks since the summer holiday and therefore all piercings can be removed.
We will ask any students with new piercings over half term to remove them or be educated outside of their main classes, so please do not waste your money having a piercing and wait until the summer holidays. Students have missed a lot of school in lockdown and we do not want them to miss any more lessons, but we are not prepared to drop our high standards.
We are willing to buy a colour remover for hair if parents cannot afford to do this
Mrs Roderick – Assistant Head
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Can you help our students?
Geography A Level students need to complete a research task – usually, we would go out and complete fieldwork, however current restrictions mean this cannot happen. They would therefore really appreciate your time in completing the attached short survey.
Year 11 3-5 Club Update
After a successful launch of 3 to 5 over the past few weeks, we are ready to open to all students each evening. We have seen over 120 of year 11 students attend across previous weeks; they have shown enthusiasm, maturity and commitment to their revision.
From Monday 12th October we will be implementing the timetable below. It is beneficial for students to attend all nights so that they experience revision for all subjects. However, we understand that this is a significant commitment we are asking from students. Students can follow the same timetable at home, they were sent all of the resources during lock down and therefore should have access to revision materials. It is important that students begin their revision now to make sure they are in the best position when completing their exams in 2021. All year 11 students have been added to a 3-5 club google classroom so that we can further support their revision at home.
We are confident that with your support and encouragement alongside your child’s attendance at the 3-5 Club they will achieve the results they really do deserve and allow them to progress to the next stage of their education.
Miss Blythe and Miss Trotter
(3-5 Club Co-ordinators)
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Calling ALL YEAR 6 PUPILS
Design a cover for a book that you have recently read and really enjoyed. There will be a winner from each primary school. You can either drop off a poster at Churchill reception or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It can be a photo of the design, a pic collage, a poster designed on word or publisher etc. Make sure you put the following on the back of your design:
Your name, Your primary school Your design must be handed in by FRIDAY 16TH OCTOBER