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18:45 PM - 16 May 2024

Congratulations to our year 8 football team who won the Gwent Schools Cup today in a thrilling final. They fought back from a losing position twice to end the game 3-3 and went on to win the penalty shootout 5-3. Well done boys 👏 🏆 pic.twitter.com/BoWaRbERap

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17:56 PM - 9 May 2024

A valiant effort from our year 7 football team in the Newports Schools Cup Final today - but unfortunately didn’t get the win. A fantastic achievement to get there, well done to all involved 👏 pic.twitter.com/yRQl5gXxWZ

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12:50 PM - 7 May 2024

Congratulations to the year 10 football team for being crowned winners of the Newport Schools Cup, after a closely fought 1-0 win in the final today. Well done all 👏 pic.twitter.com/ApgRb211K1

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19:27 PM - 2 May 2024

Congratulations to our year 10 football team who won their semi-final 3-0, progressing to the Newport Schools Final on May 7th. Well done boys and good luck for the final 🏆 pic.twitter.com/cl6vSoV3fI

20:04 PM - 29 Apr 2024

Congratulations to our senior football team who won 3-0 against Caerleon in the semi-final of the cup. Well done all and good luck in the final 🏆

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16:54 PM - 9 Apr 2024

Congratulations to the year 8 football team who won 5-1 in the semi final of the Gwent cup v Monmouth. Now into the Final with another semi final to play next week (Newport schools) too. Well done 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/xrCfCbUtTL

07:47 AM - 6 Apr 2024

Congratulations to Ophelia on being selected for the U13 Wales Cricket summer squad. Fantastic achievement 🏏 https://t.co/JNsfbdgRIA

17:41 PM - 30 Mar 2024

Ski trip return info:Approximate time of arrival 9pm.The school car park barrier is currently lowered. Please can we ask families collecting students to refrain from parking too close to car park entrance to allow the coach space to manoeuvre into the car park. See you later!

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21:13 PM - 25 Mar 2024

Brilliant sunshine for a brilliant first day of skiing.Our beginners made fantastic progress, with many starting to tackle gradual turns. More experienced skiers travelled up the mountain and got some good runs in too. Looking forward to resuming lessons tomorrow pic.twitter.com/Jy2hzHWT44

08:14 AM - 25 Mar 2024

Yesterday we visited the Gulfoss Waterfalls and got to witness an active Geyser. We had lunch in a beautiful family run tomato greenhouse followed by a drive across tectonic plate boundaries into the rift valley at Thingvellir National Park. Can’t wait for today’s adventures! pic.twitter.com/sEyInerrHC

Young Carers

 

Caldicot School is aware that some students are young carers and we wish to make every effort to ensure that they are well-supported in school. We work effectively with the Carers Trust whose representatives assist us in providing support to our students who are young carers. The Carers Trust provides the following definition of a young carer

“A young carer is someone under 18 who is caring unpaid for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. They often take on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult. Research suggests there are at least 800,000 young carers in the UK but many do not realise they are a young carer.”

The school’s main contact for Young Carers is Miss Toni Howells. If you think your child might be a young carer, or could be affected by any of the issues highlighted above, please let us know by completing and returning this form in a sealed envelope addressed to Miss Toni Howells. If you have any questions you may also contact [email protected] or call 01291 426436.

What is a Young Carer?

Young-Carer-Leaflet.pdf

A young carer is someone aged 25 and under who cares for a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope without their support. Older young carers are also known as young adult carers and they may have different support needs to younger carers.

What might a young carer do?

  • Practical tasks, like cooking, housework and shopping;
  • Physical care, such as helping someone out of bed;
  • Emotional support, including talking to someone who is distressed;
  • Personal care, such as helping someone dress;
  • Managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions;
  • Helping to give medicine;
  • Helping someone communicate; and
  • Looking after brothers and sisters.

How many young carers are there?

  • The 2011 Census identified 177,918 young carers in England and Wales. One in eight of those were aged under eight;
  • Scottish Government recognises that there are at least 29,000 young carers in Scotland; and
  • This is widely believed to be the tip of the iceberg, with some estimates suggesting that as many as one in five schoolchildren are young carers (University of Nottingham 2018), with this number increasing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Being a young carer can have a big impact on the things that are important to growing up

  • Young carers are already likely to have significantly lower educational attainment than their peers;

  • With the added complications of COVID-19, young carers have missed out on even more school than before and urgent support is needed if they are not to be left behind their peers;
  • Caring can also be an isolating experience but having the right support in place can give young carers a better chance  of succeeding in all parts of their lives.

Contacts

Rob Downs - Strategic Lead for Young Carers

Toni Howells - Operational Lead for Young Carers

Sarah Hawkins - Safeguarding Governor (Including Young Carers)

Additional support

Health-and-Wellbeing-Support.pptx