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Headteacher's Welcome

Ashley High School delivers high quality teaching and specialist knowledge of Autism, Aspergers Syndrome and Social Communication difficulties. Ashley High School is designated as an 11-16 School for middle and high ability students with Social Communication Needs and ASC.

We provide a safe and supportive environment and passionately believe in the value of an excellent education. We work tirelessly at Ashley High School to ensure that our students achieve their full potential.

Ashley High School has always worked at the heart of its community. We believe in working with the community to raise the achievement aspirations of our students and families.

Let me assure you that we aim to do the very best we can for your child. We are always here to listen and to help. We pride ourselves on being a listening school and are pleased to share our successes with you.

Linda King B.Ed. (Hons)

School Address
Ashley High School
Cawfield Avenue

Tel: 0151 424 4892
Fax: 0151 424 5980
Useful Links
Halton Borough Council
Ofsted Report 2015
DfE School Performance Tables
Congratulations! (28th March 2018)

Congratulations to one of our Year 10 students who is the Kata North West Regional Champion. He also won bronze in Kumite.
Schools' Autism Awareness Week (27th March 2018)

Monday 26th March to Monday 2nd April 2018 is Schools' Autism Awareness Week part of World Autism Awareness Week. Students will be taking part in a variety of activities this week and we are having a non-uniform day on Thursday 29th March 2018 to raise awareness. Wear something purple and £1 donation.
ICT Mark Award (26th March 2018)

Congratulations to the staff and students at Ashley High School who received the re-accreditation of the ICT Mark Award on 21st March 2018. This was awarded in recognition of our wide variety of use of ICT to support the individual needs of students, our use of ICT systems to track learning and development and our use of ICT in learning areas to support independence. Well done!
ChAPS Art Exhibition (23rd March 2018)
Thursday 22nd March 4.30 - 7.00pm
Friday 23rd March 1 - 6pm
Saturday 24th March 10.30am - 2pm
Northwich Business Centre, Meadow Street, Northwich, CW9 5BF(Steps at end of main car park).
During business hours please park at Memorial Court Leisure Centre.
0344 850 8607
Parent Support Group Meeting (21st March 2018)
The next meeting of the Parent Support Group will take place at 10:00am on Thursday, March 29th. The meeting will take place in school and will discuss the following agenda –
• Welcome
• Feedback from last meeting
• Angela Ivins (ICT Teacher) to discuss plans for school website
• MJ – Cashless payment systems
• Ideas for fundraising activities to buy goals for school yard
• Gordon Gorst (Food Tech/Catering Teacher) to discuss fundraising idea around creating a recipe book
• Lisa Oakley & Joanne Thomas (Parents) to introduce/discuss new ‘Friends of Ashley high’ Facebook page
Disabled Children's Service Coffee Morning (14th March 2018)

Thursday 22nd March 2018
9.30-10.00 (coffee on arrival)
10.00-12.00 (start)
At Halton Lodge Children's Centre, Runcorn
We are holding a Parent/Carer participation coffee morning. This is an opportunity to meet staff from Disabled Children’s Service to share your views and ideas in a relaxed and informal setting.
For more information and to book a place please ring
0151 420 7767.
Friends of Ashley High Facebook Page (13th March 2018)

The Ashley High School Parent Support group have created their own Facebook page. Parents/carers of students currently attending Ashley High are invited to join the page.
Shakespeare Week (12-18 March) (12th March 2018)

This week is Shakespeare Week. To celebrate pupils will be learning about the life and work of William Shakespeare during Literacy time. For more information please visit
Reading at Home (9th March 2018)

Please encourage your children to read at home. It’s not just about books. Magazines, Newspapers and Graphic books are a useful way of increasing reading skills. At Ashley High School we promote reading as a skill for life.
Medication (9th March 2018)
If your child requires medication to be taken in school hours it must be brought in with its original packaging, pharmacy label and information leaflet and handed in to the school office. This also applies to medicine bought over the counter e.g. Paracetamol, Hay Fever tablets or liquid. The relevant forms for staff to administer medication MUST be filled in.
If you feel your child is able to take the medication themselves, again, the relevant forms must be filled in. Staff will supply you with this. This is a requirement in all schools.
An Individual Healthcare Plan will be completed if the medication is taken on a permanent basis, whether at school or at home and sent home for you to check and sign. Without this, students will not be allowed out on school visits or trips out.
Waste Week 5-9th March 2018 (1st March 2018)

Next week, Ashley High School will be taking part in this National Campaign.The focus this year is food waste and food packaging.

Information cards will be placed around the school and students are being encouraged to read and record the information.

They will be a prize for the student who finds the most facts!

Did you know?:-
-3 million slices of cheese are thrown away each year.

-Families in the UK throw away about £700 of food a year

-We throw away 1.4 million bananas a DAY in the UK

-There will be more plastic, by weight, than fish, in the sea by 2050

Recycling in Halton (1st March 2018)

Veolia have produced a leaflet which helps us to recycle the correct items.

We only have 1 Planet, please look after it!
World Book Day (28th February 2018)

To celebrate World Book Day 2018, students will be taking part in a range of activities during Literacy time.
Please see Miss Gregory or Mrs Collacott for your book token.
Year 7 learning CPR (23rd February 2018)

Year 7 in association with The Heart Foundation have been learning CPR every Friday afternoon for the last few months.
Fairtrade Fortnight (23rd February 2018)

Fairtrade Fortnight starts on Monday 26th February. A selection of items including drinks, chocolate bars and craft items will be on sale in room 1 at break time every day. Items start at 40p and go up to £3.00 for craft items. All monies raised will go to Fairtrade.
National Enterprise Challenge 2018 (6th February 2018)
Students in Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 took part in The National Enterprise Challenge on Friday 2nd February 2018. This is the second year that we have run the challenge and it’s been fantastic to see the growth in both confidence and resilience of our students.
The day involved students working in teams of six to design a new work zone for the interactive city of KidZania in London. Students came up with some fantastic and innovative ideas and we were privileged to see excellent examples of creativity, innovation and teamwork.
It was a hard job to decide on final overall winner, but congratulations go to Team Sparkle who have come up with the idea to launch a new trampoline park and train kids to become trampoline coaches. The team particularly impressed the judges with their teamwork, presentation and creativity.
Team Sparkle will take their idea to The National Enterprise Finals in Telford on July 4th were they will have the opportunity to pitch their idea to a panel of Dragons Den judges. Good Luck to our team and we will keep you posted with how they get on.
CRMZ Open Access Youth Clubs (17th January 2018)
Open Access Youth Clubs throughout Halton for young people ages 10-19 years of age.

Information, access and support available on:
•Staying safe
•Emotional well-being
•Positive relationships
•Positive Activities
•Themed Events
•Healthy Lifestyles

For more information visit
Parent Support Group Meeting 31st January (16th January 2018)
The next meeting of the Parent Support Group will take place at 5:30pm on Wednesday, January 31st. The meeting will take place in school and will discuss the following agenda –
• Welcome
• Feedback from last meeting
• Mission statement
• Discussion of possible fundraising event
• Discussion of possible monthly coffee morning
• Identifying core group members
6th Form Christmas shop (8th December 2017)

Ashley 6th Form Students will be running a Christmas shop in school next week (Monday 11th December 2017 – Friday 15th December 2017). We will be selling
•Sweet Bags £1
•Reindeer Hot Chocolate Jars £2.50
•Reindeer Dust 30p
•Cakes and Cookies 50p

We are also selling tickets for Christmas hampers and these will be available to purchase during the week and at Parents Evening. All proceeds will go towards Ashley Social Enterprise and KIND.
Please help support our students by visiting our stall.
Family Christmas Survival Guide 2017 (5th December 2017)

Christmas can be stressful. Although Christmas is meant to be a happy and joyful time, this isn't how everyone feels at this time of the year. Christmas can be a stressful time for many people. Some people find that the Christmas spirit can be spoiled by:
Money worries
Feelings of being alone
Family arguments
Separation and divorce
Becoming a step-family
Health worries
Some people find Christmas time difficult because of marital break-up, or being separated from their family and children. The emphasis on family, friends and shared good times during the 'festive season' can make people feel sad.
Some ideas to ease the stress
If separated by distance from those family members you would like to be close to, could you keep in touch by phone, text or email?
Christmas shopping for loved ones can help you feel connected, however buying expensive gifts are not the only way to let people know you care. How about giving a home made promise voucher to do tasks such as:
Washing up for a week
2 hours ironing
Evening of baby sitting
Foot massage
For children you could also do promise vouchers for favourite activities such as:
Trip to the park
Family film night at home
Painting / craft session
Baking cakes
If you can, try to make plans for Christmas Day. If you are expecting the day to be stressful, break the day up. An energetic walk around the park can help burn off some energy for children who get over excited and eat too much sugar can help. Can a family game distract bored teenagers?
If you have no one to share the day with, consider volunteering for charity work.
Local organisations value people who can give time to others at this time of year. Local church organisations also often really value those who can offer a little time to help at Christmas time.
Family tensions
All families experience tension to some degree. Part of the reason why Christmas time can be so stressful is the unrealistic expectation of coming together as a happy family on this one day of the year. Try to be realistic, if there are already family tensions it's unlikely that these will just disappear because it's Christmas Day.
Keep realistic expectations. If your relatives tend to argue throughout the year, they will most likely argue on Christmas Day as well.
Everyone is under stress to some degree, it does sometimes feel like that it's only your family that has upsets, however for most people Christmas does bring some worry and stress.
Consider breaking up the celebrations to keep likely upsets to a minimum.
Christmas may not be the right time to talk to someone about an important issue, e.g. an ex-partner about contact arrangements or maintenance payments.
Avoid drinking too much alcohol - alcohol can change how we see things, sometimes we do or say things after having had a drink that we wouldn't normally say or do.
If things get difficult
Ask yourself will the problem feel better tomorrow, is it just the fact that it's Christmas that makes the difficulty feel worse
Take time to think what you would do at any other time of the year. Is there a friend, relative or neighbour that could help?
Would just taking 10 minutes out to think about the best way to sort this out help?
Have you had this difficulty before, what did you do to work it out?
Where to get help
Family Lives:- Parenting and family advice 0808 800 2222
Samaritans:- 116 123
Available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Here to talk to you about anything that may be troubling you.
Childline:- 0800 1111
Childline is a free 24-hour service for children and young people.
NHS:- 111 is the NHS non-emergency number. When you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency.
Non-Emergency Police:- 101 (Open 24 hours).
Online Counselling support for Young People
(Online counsellors) 11-25 years. (Open Mon-Fri noon-10pm) (Sat-Sun 6pm-10pm)