Combined Cadet Force
The broad function of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is that of a youth movement sponsored by Her Majesty's Armed Forces, to provide a challenging environment in Chatham Grammar School for Girls, so that students may develop power of Leadership by means of opportunities and training to promote self-reliance, responsibility, resourcefulness, endurance, perseverance and a sense of service to the community.
CCF at CGSG
The CCF is a voluntary after-school organistation open to students in Year 8 and above (students must be aged 12+).
Students in the CCF are known as Cadets and whilst they undertake military training, the emphasis is on teamwork, leadership, development and enjoyment. The main aim of the CCF is to offer cadets a truly enjoyable and fulfilling experience. The activities are a mix of military and adventurous training. Topics that will be covered are Foot Drill, First Aid, Map Reading, Self-Reliance and Fieldcraft, as well as Adventure Training.
Mandatory training takes place on Thursday’s after school, running from 3:15pm - 4:45pm.
Throughout the training year there will be training days and ranges. It is proposed that there will be one weekend's training per term and all training is progressive and culminates in a Summer Camp.
At an optional cost we can offer BTEC Level 1 in Teamwork, Personal Skills and Citizenship
The BTEC Level 1 training and development courses enable young people to:
Develop knowledge, understanding and skills that support their personal and career interests into employment
Develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in education and in working life
Achieve a nationally recognised Edexcel/Pearson Level 1 BTEC qualification
Access programmes of study that can enable progression to a Level 2 qualification
CCF Staff at CGSG
The training is delivered by the Academy Cadet Instructors and overseen by the Cadet Training Team.
Captain Paula Knight - Contingent Commander
Joined the Territorial Army in 1993
Trained as an ACF Cadet Instructor
Key part of the setting up of Brompton Academy CCF and Chatham Grammar School for Girls CCF
Currently employed as Exclusive Subject Leader of ICT/Computer Science - UKAT
Contingent Commander of BA CCF since 2016 & CGSG 2018
Has completed 5 Summer Camps with BA CCF
Enjoys cycling and has completed several sportives including the London Marathon 2019 & Brighton Marathon 2010
Aspiration is to assist in developing cadets into responsible citizens and contribute to the local community
Captain Matt Loughrey RE - School Staff Instructor (SSI)
Joined the Royal Engineers in 1982
Served all over the world in 22 year career - N Ireland, Balkans, Iraq, Germany
Awarded the Queens Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland
Joined Brompton Academy in 2004 as the Facilities Manager
Set up BA CCF in 2014 with the current staff as well as CGSG CCF in 2018
Commisioned in the Army Reserve in 2013
Long distance Cyclist - Cycled across the USA/Capital Challenge/LEJOG/Chatham to Gibraltar
Aspiration for CGSG Cadets to be the best they can be
2Lt Alec Stride - Section Commander
Currently employed as the Head of Science at CGSG
Joined CGSG CCF in September 2018
Previous ACF cadet
Joining CCF at CGSG
If you are interested in joining the CGSG CCF team please download a copy of the joiner pack here and hand this to Miss Knight.