Our Vision is:
To be a learning community that provides excellence in education for the whole person – a place where all can flourish. We believe that: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
Underpinning who we are at Christ Church is the commitment to developing the whole person so that every child can flourish. This means that excellent pastoral support is of central importance in the life of the Academy.
Mental Health First Aiders
In school, we have specially trained Mental Health First Aiders who are able to offer specialist support to pupils who are experiencing difficulties. They are: Mrs. Thorn, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Stangroom, Miss. Rutherford and Mr. Hodson.
Zumos is an online resource where pupils anonymously access support materials. This can be in the form of written information or videos. Zumos informs schools about the types of issues that are happening to cohorts so that we can develop our PSHE, pastoral and e-safety advice to suit evolving needs.
Each CCA pupil has a Zumos account. To access your account click here.
Behaviour & Discipline
Children are encouraged to develop an increasing awareness of self-discipline and understand the need for self-control. Clear
school rules for behaviour are in place and enforced to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children. Our shared Christian Values reflect the characteristics that we seek to develop in our pupils:
We reward pupils who demonstrate these qualities, as well as positive behaviour, achievement, attendance, effort and community spirit in a variety of ways. We always value the support that parents provide in reinforcing this code.
We believe that pupils should be encouraged and rewarded in the work they do. We have regular achievement and celebration assemblies where pupils’ efforts and achievements are recognised.
There are a range of rewards that a pupil may receive including: house points, certificates, academic and sporting awards, good attendance certificates and trips.
Anger Management Advice
Anger is usually a secondary emotion, it is the result of another feeling. These feelings could be disappointment, hurt, frustration, embarrassment or perhaps a feeling of being left out.
If we can give ourselves six seconds, we can begin to think reasonably rather than act impulsively.
General rules for dealing with situations when you are angry:
Concentrate on your breathing (this has a calming effect).
Walk away (this gives you a chance to cool down).
Counting (this may/or may not work for you-it gives some a chance to calm down rather than lashing out).
Explain to someone what has made you angry – there may be something that you have misunderstood.
Remember that other people get angry and upset too (if you are reasonable, they often calm down too).
Think before you act.
Try to consider the other person’s point of view.
Accept his or her apologies.
Consider the consequences of speaking or acting violently.
How to Problem-solve a Conflict
Stop all blaming. Blaming each other will not solve the problem. It’s a waste of time. Put your energy into working out a solution.
Define the problem. Ask each other this question: “How do you see the problem?” Then listen to each other’s answer.
Consider asking for help. Sometimes it helps to ask a third person to work with you to solve the problem. Choose someone who will listen to both of you and not take sides.
Think of alternative solutions. Think of as many ideas for solving the problem as you can. It may help to write them down.
Evaluate the alternatives. Ask yourselves, “What will happen if we try this one?” Be very honest with yourselves and each other.
Make a decision. Choose the alternative that looks like it has the best chance of working. Don’t hesitate to combine parts of two or more alternatives.
Follow through. Stick with your decision for a reasonable length of time. If it doesn’t work, get together and choose a different solution. If the decision causes more problems, solve those too.
Young Carers in Schools Bronze Award
Congratulations to all those involved, as our school has been proudly awarded the Bronze Young Carers in Schools Award. Thank you to Mrs Farnell for securing the accreditation for our school.
Anti-Bullying Accreditation from Entrust
Following our successfull Anti-Bullying Day our school was awarded the prestigious Anti-Bullying Accredition. Congratulations to all involved for all their hard-work.
Here is the award being presented to Ellis Nevitt and Ella Chapman by Deb Barnes.
CCA Anti-Bullying Day 2016
On the 18th November pupils enjoyed a breakout day where all lesson content was different aspects of bullying. Pupils enjoyed art, drama, technology and team building tasks designed to promote awareness of bullying and to give victims and bystanders ideas on how to tackle the issue.
Virtual Year 8 Leavers Service 2020
Virtual Year 8 Leavers Service 2020 Since we have been unable to meet in person, we wanted to mark this special occasion by gathering for this virtual service. Please click the image below to access the video which includes a special message from your head boy. CLICK HERE... ...
Speak Up Space Mental Support Instant Messaging System
Speak Up Space is a point of contact for young people's mental health and wellbeing support over the summer break. It is running everyday at the following times : Sunday (8pm-11pm), Monday (5pm-8pm), Tuesday (8pm-11pm), Wednesday (5pm-8pm) Thursday (4pm-9pm) Friday (8pm-11pm) S...
Stone Rocks 2020
Stone Rocks 2020 Hi all, Mr Harrison here. I hope you are all well and looking forward to the summer break. As you will all know, we were not able to get our usual Stone Rocks fix on the school field in June of this year. But we have the next best thing- a virtual Stone Rocks. We weren't going to...
Summer Skills Challenge
We are very excited to announce something new and rather special which all pupils are invited to take part in. We have created the Summer Skills Challenge: a program of 40 different activities that children can work on over the break that are designed to develop key skills while having lots of fun a...
September 2020 Plans for Re-Opening
Year 5 only will return to school on Wednesday 2nd September 2020. All years will be in school from Monday 7th September 2020. Please see our September 2020 re-opening schedule for information. ...
Entrust Music Lessons
Do you want to learn how to play a mucial instrument next year? Letters will be available after half term to start or continue lessons from September. ...
You'll Never Walk Alone CCA 2020
Pupils Sewing NHS Scrubs
Key worker children that have had to continue attending school during the crisis have this week been making scrubs and washbags for NHS staff. Here are some photo's of the pupils hard at work on this tremendous project. Well done everyone. ...
Mr J's Radio 1 Week in full
Here is all the clips from Mr J's amazing Sport Relief fund raising week on Radio 1. ...
Mr J. on Radio 1
This week Mr J. will be representing the school live on Radio 1. He is doing the Sport Relief challenge for the Greg James breakfast show. To read the full story visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/MW6lwT6TTqMCMmHzxdGQN0/here-s-why-one-man-from-staffordshire-is-climbing-52-047-steps-...
First Robotics Team are going to London
Robotics Club are going to London!!!!! For the last four months a groups of our year 8 pupils have been building a very special robot. On Tuesday 4th February the CCA Robotics team ‘Hephaestus’ took part in their first regional competition at RAF Cosford. Out of 21 teams only 8 made it throug...
Y7 Girls County Futsal Champions
The Year 7 girls’ futsal team put on an impressive display to win the county title on Tuesday 28th January 2020. They won all of their group games to progress to the final. The final was a hard fought battle between us and The Kings School. It ended in a 1-1 draw which meant it went to penalties. ...
First Lego League 2020 Tournament
First Lego League 2020 Tournament This week pupils from Year 7 and 8 visited Newcastle-under-Lyme College to compete in the regionals of the First Lego league. This was the culmination of 6 months hard work during break time and after schools. Pupils had to create and program Lego robots to solve...
We are delighted to share the outcome of our recent SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools). Following its inspection on 16th and 17th January 2020, the Academy has received the highest grading of 'Excellent' and the two additional judgements, the effectiveness of RE and colle...