Headteacher's Welcome

At Chenderit School we have established a strong and supportive community where staff and students strive to "Aim High, Work Hard and Be Nice". Our students are valued as individuals and are actively encouraged to pursue excellence, not only academically, but in all other spheres of school life. Our aim is to unlock each student's potential and to celebrate every individual's progress and achievements.

Chenderit School is a forward looking school with proud traditions. We encourage our students to embrace all opportunities at school and, through these, to develop into increasingly resilient, independent, adaptable, respectful and resourceful learners. We have high expectations of our school community and pride ourselves on our safe, supportive yet challenging environment in which students are able to enjoy, flourish and achieve.

 I hope you find the information you are looking for on our website and that it gives you a flavour of what is unique and special about our school. If you are considering whether Chenderit School is the right school for your child, please contact us for more information or, better still, arrange a visit to meet our staff and students and to experience our welcoming atmosphere, our sense of purpose and the wide variety of opportunities that Chenderit has to offer.

Jane Cartwright

Headteacher’s Blog

World Book Day and Reading for Pleasure

23 Feb 2017

Why read for pleasure?

Like anything else, reading is a skill that becomes better with practice. Reading for pleasure is critical for ensuring that the practice needed to become fluent becomes part of the learner’s everyday life, and is not just seen as a classroom-based activity.

There are a range of benefits gained from reading for pleasure:

• It increases a sense of achievement, confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness.
• It widens horizons.
• You can do it anywhere.
• It prevents boredom and promotes relaxation.
• It develops relationships and promotes inclusion and empathy through sharing opinions and ideas.

Here at Chenderit, we encourage reading for pleasure as well as for learning, and as such we will be carrying out many activities and competitions on the upcoming World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March 2017:

• Charity Dress Day – Come dressed as your favourite Roald Dahl character
• Guess the staff reading competition - £10 Waterstones Gift Card prize for the winner.
• Caught Reading! – Staff will write down the names of students they catch reading during break and lunch times. Names will be drawn out and a £5 Waterstones Gift Card will be awarded each to the first male and female student picked.
• Reading aloud in the Library at lunch time – Several staff have volunteered to read poetry and short stories aloud to students.
• Most subject departments will be carrying out WBD based activities at some point during the day with students.
• Stop, Drop & Read – An extra bell will go off 15 minutes before the end of P4 and this signifies that everyone in Years 7-10 can Stop what they are doing, Drop everything & Read for 15 minutes. This has been a huge success over the past 2 years!
• Finally, there will be voting slips for students to say who they think is the best dressed up member of staff – the winner of which will be presented with a certificate!