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  • Uniform Expectations

    Published 20/09/23

    Full Chaucer school uniform is expected to be worn by all students. Our school tie is now being expected to be worn from 25th September to avoid a reflection sanction.

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  • Grassroots trial

    Published 08/09/23

    Grassroots trial: evaluation of an anti-conflict intervention

    Information for Parents/Carers

    The project will involve Year 7-9 pupils (and a small number of Year 10 pupils) in around 100 schools, starting in September 2023 and continuing until Summer 2024.

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  • RAAC Information

    Published 07/09/23

    Dear Parents and Carers,

    You may have seen recent media coverage regarding Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) and its use in educational settings. RAAC is a lightweight form of concrete; because it is weaker than regular concrete, concerns have been raised about its long-term durability. Department for Education (DfE) has recently changed its guidance to education settings on the management of RAAC to take a more precautionary approach and as a result areas in affected spaces will be vacated.

    We wanted to inform you that we are not affected by this decision as we do not have RAAC in any of our buildings, and therefore they will continue to function as normal. We understand that parents may want to understand more about the support to educational settings to manage RAAC safely. You can read more through the article published by the DfE on the Education Hub.

    I hope that this offers reassurance.

    Yours sincerely,

    Joanna Crewe
    Chaucer School

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  • Return to school Tuesday 5th September 2023

    Published 30/08/23

    We hope you all have had a great summer. We look forward to welcoming ALL students at 8.30am on Tuesday 5th of September ready to start the new school year, with some new faces, lots of new activities, and opportunities all day to learn and succeed. 

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  • GCSE Success 2023

    Published 24/08/23

    Students and staff at Tapton School Academy Trust celebrate GCSE success.

    Students at Bradfield, Chaucer, Forge Valley and Tapton secondary schools received their GCSE grades today and celebrated their results alongside friends and teachers.

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  • Newsletter - July 2023

    Published 21/07/23

    Please see the link below to our newly launched end of term Newsletter!

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  • Introducing the new Chaucer House system

    Published 20/07/23

    We will be introducing a House system which will impact all students and staff at Chaucer school. The letter and the leaflet below will outline some of the changes and how they will affect you and your child.

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  • Guide to Parental Controls

    Published 18/07/23

    Please see the guide below for help on setting up parental controls and adjusting privacy settings to provide your
    Child with a safer online environment.

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  • Work Experience

    Published 17/07/23

    In many schools, work experience relies on young people arranging their work experience placement with family or friends. But what about those with no suitable connections?

    Work experience has been shown to increase future earnings and reduce the risk of being NEET (not in education or employment), so students without connections miss out on the actual experience as well as the longer-term benefits. We’re trying to help raise our students’ aspirations and confidence and improve their future chances by sourcing some placements in Sheffield.

    Can you help? If you can’t host placements yourself, do you know anyone that can? Could you share this with your network (please!)?

    If you can help, please email

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  • Autism in Schools

    Published 14/07/23

    We have been participating in the Autism in Schools Project for the past 20 months. This has enabled us to access support from the Sheffield parent / carer forum and access to an intervention for students entitled ‘Understanding Myself’ led by KIDS. As a school we have also had access to a range of training materials to develop and embed our practice at Chaucer.

    In the spring of 2022 we agreed to contribute to a training video which included how we support students with ASD, both diagnosed and those awaiting assessment. This video is now being shared city wide to support training of school staff to develop skills and expertise to ensure young people across the city access the right support. A trailer has now been released that can be shared publicly.

    We are really proud of the fact that Chaucer’s good practice has been recognised, and you can have a brief look at our contribution in the video below.

    Mrs Tolley

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  • Chaucer Y7 Summer School 2023

    Published 14/07/23
    The Chaucer summer school is open to all students who will be joining us in Year 7 in September, the summer school will run on the 25th, 26th & 27th July 2023 from 9am - 2pm with lunch provided. If your child is interested in joining us please contact the main school office on 0114 2322338
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  • Exam Results Day 2023

    Published 13/07/23

    Year 11 2023 Exams results day will take place on Thursday 24th August.
    Students can come to collect results in person at any time between 09:30am 11:30am on the day.
    Please see the letter below for more information for collection options.

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  • Department for Education - T Levels

    Published 07/07/23

    Please see information from the Department for Education about new T Level qualifications and why they may be a great choice for your child after their GCSEs. T Levels are at the forefront of technical education – and are a key pillar on the ladder of opportunity for young people, a framework which outlines how a skills system operates to support people from all backgrounds to reach to the top rung: well-paid, secure and sustainable employment.

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  • Sports Day July 2023

    Published 05/07/23

    On Wednesday 12th July 2023 we will be holding our whole school sports day. Students will be taking part in a range of sports activities including Athletics, Football, Dodgeball, Basketball and Table Tennis.  

    Students will be expected to attend school in full PE uniform please see for information about acceptable PE Uniform.  

    Access to drinks and food will be available at normal break and lunch times. However, we would encourage all students to bring a water bottle with them.  

    If the weather does not permit the activities to take place on the planned date we will update as soon as possible, with further information.

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  • School Rewards

    Published 05/07/23

    We’ve been trying in school this year to make rewards as visible as possible for yourselves and for students. Reward boards have gone up in classrooms this week as a prompt for all to be recognised in the classroom for showing the school values of respect, responsibility and kindness.

    Please see the letter below for more information.

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  • Chaucer Podcast - July

    Published 03/07/23

    Mr Hammonds is reading for our next episode of the Chaucer Book Podcast He's chosen a fantastic extract from 'My Brilliant Friend', sit back and enjoy! 

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  • Sheffield SEND Local offer

    Published 30/06/23

    Does your child or young person have a special educational need or disability?

    Sheffield City Council has a website with information about support and services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities aged 0–25 years. This is known as the 'Local offer'. It is part of a website call the Sheffield Directory, which also covers services for adults, children and families.

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  • Strike update for Wednesday 5th July and Friday 7th July 2023

    Published 28/06/23

    Chaucer School will remain fully open to all students on the next strike days (Wednesday 5th July and Friday 7th July 2023) Please see the letter below for more information.

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  • Year 6 Transition Days.

    Published 20/06/23

    Y6 to Y7 transition Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th and Friday 7th July. 

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  • Y10 Speaking and Listening assessment

    Published 20/06/23

    Year 10 students have got an upcoming assessment for the Speaking and Listening element of their English Language GCSE. It's an exciting challenge that allows students to share their passions, build confidence and develop key skills! 

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  • Year 11 exam and leaving events - Monday 19th June

    Published 18/06/23
    The leaving event will take place in the canteen at 9am. Uniform is not required. Shirt signing will be permitted. The event will finish at 11am.
    Students must go straight off site at 11am and not circulate the building.
    Students who have the Statistics exam are to go to Ms Jackson after break, through to the exam. Statistics students must be in sensible non-uniform - no revealing clothing. Shorts, tracksuit bottoms, T-shirts are all fine.
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  • Year 7 – Sir Harry Kroto Day Visit to The University of Sheffield

    Published 16/06/23

    On Tuesday 13th of June a group of our year 7 students visited the University of Sheffield to take part in the Sir Harry Kroto Day. The day is a celebration of the Nobel prize winning work of Sir Harry Kroto and his discovery of Buckminster Fullerene which was given the nick name “Bucky Ball” due to its structure. The students took part in workshop activities in the morning learning about the scientific scale from the gigantic gigametres to opposite extreme of nanometres. They built their own Bucky Balls and explored the unique geometry of this amazing molecule.

    In the afternoon the students got their lab coats, goggles and gloves on to take part in some experiments to explore the chemistry of different molecules in the teaching laboratories in the Dainton Building. Students made their own bath bombs, explored the slippery and stretchy world of slime and watched various demonstrations including elephant’s toothpaste and the wonders of liquid nitrogen.

    The students were impeccably behaved and were an absolute credit to themselves and the school. I was proud to be able to accompany them and share their experience. I hope that they had as much fun as I did and consider the opportunities that life at university can provide.

    Well done doesn’t seem quite enough to congratulate them on their participation in the event! I am immensely proud of their conduct and engagement in the day, and it really did remind me of the reasons I chose to be a teacher. Thank you, year 7!

    Dr Aitken

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  • Year 11 leaving arrangements - Update 14th June 2023

    Published 14/06/23
    Year 11 students are to leave site straight after their Physics on Friday, unless they have a Geography exam in the afternoon. 
    Students with a Geography exam on Friday must go to Period 2 lessons and will be with the Geography team from Period 3 until their exam.
    There will no shirt signing etc on Friday. Any students who do not leave site sensibly will not be invited to the Leavers' Assembly...
    On Monday 19th June there will be a Leavers' Assembly in the morning. Plans are being finalised - full information will be provided before the end of the week (times, uniform requirements etc).
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  • Online Safety Newsletter - June 2023

    Published 09/06/23

    Tapton School Academy Trust - Online Safety Newsletter for June.

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  • Half Term - Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June

    Published 26/05/23

    Just a reminder Chaucer school closes today at 3pm today (Friday 26th May) for the Half term holidays. We hope you all have a great holiday and we look forward to welcoming all students back to school on Monday 5th June 2023.

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  • NCS 2023

    Published 18/05/23

    We are excited to be working with Chaucer School this year to offer an unforgettable summer experience for students in year 11. 

    The NCS programme offers young people, aged 15-17, a once in a lifetime opportunity to do something meaningful, as well as a chance to develop skills and take on new challenges that will set them up for adult life.

    New for 2023 your year 11 will have the chance to choose from 3 unforgettable experiences and have a range of dates available for you to choose from;

    Live It, Boss It, or Change It!

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  • Y6 Parents Evening and uniform ordering event

    Published 09/05/23

    Y6 Parents Evening

    Tuesday 4th July 2023 – Parents evening presentation will be two sessions: 4 - 4.30pm and 5 - 5.30pm

    Come and meet key staff who will be working with your child in September and learn more about the transition to Chaucer.

    Uniform ordering event

    Tuesday 4th July 2023 – Uniform event with our supplier Pinders from 3pm – 6pm.

    There will be a chance for students to try on uniform and place orders.

    Transition Days

    Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th and Friday 7th July 2023 - 8.45am – 2.30pm

    Will give your child an opportunity to take part in taster lessons and learn their way around to school ready for starting their journey with us in September. They will also have chance to meet some of the teachers who will be teaching them. Above all it will help your child to prepare for starting school with Chaucer.

    Summer school

    Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th July 2023 - 9am – 2:00pm

    During Summer school your child will have chance to meet other year 6 students who will be coming to Chaucer from other schools. It will also give your child the opportunity to ask any questions they may have and take part in a range of activities which will allow them to get to know our staff.

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  • Attendance Information

    Published 28/04/23

    Please see the letter below for information regarding attendance.

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  • Online Safety Newsletter - May 2023

    Published 28/04/23

    Tapton School Academy Trust - Online Safety Newsletter for May.

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