Calder High School: Getting priority projects under way

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While we wait for the outcome of our grand plans through the Priority School Building Programme, we continue to make the improvements that students have highlighted as priorities.

New toilets, improvements to PE and improved catering provision to name but a few.

One of our latest project builds on the success of Ms. S Peers, our Head of Music in her appointment as a ‘Specialist Leader in Cultural Learning’ and securing a research grant through Cape UK. The action research project will see the use of new technology to develop assessment and support students improving their basic skills through the creative arts.

Alongside promotion of the Arts Mark, the project will further develop our links across Calderdale and promote relationships between schools and artists from a range of disciplines. Calder High School’s support of Expressive Arts has seen increasing numbers of students wanting to study Music and Music Technology at A Level.

To meet this need, we are designing and building a Music Technology suite, resplendent with top of the range computers, mixing decks and the instruments our budding performers and producers need to become the stars of tomorrow.

l It has been an exciting eight weeks and the next half term is looking to be another busy one. Wednesday, November 26, is our Sixth Form Open Evening, which will give current and prospective students (and their parents) the opportunity to hear about what we have to offer in Calder VI and meet the staff and our students. Our current Year 13 students achieved our highest ever results at AS and on the back of our successes at GCSE, more students than ever, joined Calder VI. So we invite you to join us at our Open Evening and find out for yourselves why Calder VI is the sixth form of choice for so many of our young people.