• Working, Learning and Reading Together

  • Opening minds, awakening dreams,

    achieving success.
  • We provide challenge, raise aspirations,

    create opportunities and build futures.
  • Belonging to a community

    is belonging to an extended family.

Promoted News

  • Year 7 Meet the Tutor Parents Evening – 4th December 2019 Year 7 Meet the Tutor Parents Evening will be taking place on Wednesday 4th December in K Block. This is an opportunity for parents/carers to meet and receive a short update from their child’s tutor. Appointments are available from 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm and can be booked using the Parents Evening System online via the School ...
  • November Safeguarding Update Dear Parent/ Carer,  I write to update you on the following important safeguarding themes to assist in keeping your child safe and well. The link below will take you to the Childnet website providing updated information for parents and young people on risky behaviour and how to maintain online safety using a handy ‘Parent and Carer Toolkit’.   Parent ...
  • Year 9 ‘Perfect’ TIE  Yesterday year 9 students, had a visit from Ginificent to perform ‘Perfect’.  This is part of Safer Essex Roads Partnership’s (SERP) road safety programme and delivered to highlight passenger responsibilities. ‘Perfect’ starts like a sitcom in its slick delivery. The plays infectious characters and their idiosyncratic relationships will have the audience instantly smiling. Using naturalistic acting, ...
  • Join us at Harwich and Dovercourt Sixth Form: Follow the link below to sign up for our new Sixth Form offer:  Sixth Form Offer Here is our Presentation to explain the courses that are on offer to you for Sigma Sixth whilst studying here in Harwich:  Click on this link to read about the new sixth form opportunities available to students next year: Sixth Form Opportunities

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*STOP PRESS* Do you really know what your children are doing online? You may have internet filters already in place; do you really know how secure the filters are? What are YOU doing to safeguard your youngsters’ electronic activity?

http://www.point2protect.com/parents.html
http://www1.k9webprotection.com

Be Fearless Against Crime – the new campaign launches 6th June for the rest of the Academic Year. Fearless is where you will be able to access all sorts of impartial information and advice on a range of crimes and criminality. See https://www.fearless.org/ for more information or go to the school’s safety and welfare webpage for detailed information on how to keep your child(ren) safe and healthy.

It has become apparent that there is an escalating concern regarding ‘Sexting’  A briefing sheet for parents is attached with information. Sexting-briefing-sheet.pdf – 351 KB

School Updates

Notice for Year 11 Parents

Year 11 Parents/Carers are invited to join us at Harwich and Dovercourt Sixth Form on Monday 25th 10.30-11am, or Tuesday 26th November 3.30-4pm, for an Information Talk and Tour with Mrs Parker, Head of Sixth Form.

Humanities Thought for the Week: W/B Monday 18th November
(Week A)

Innovation

“Time may not be on our side, but innovation is.” Frans van Houten (b. 1960)

19th November: World Philosophy Day, 21st November: World Hello Day, 21st November: World Television Day

HDHS Vocabulary Curriculum

Every fortnight HDHS has a Root Word focus, where we embed the Root Word across the school via assemblies, tutorial and subject areas. Further details van be found here:  HDHS Whole School Root Word Curriculum 2019-2020 – 8 MB

Currently our Root Word is ACT – meaning Do:

Homework Club

This takes place 3.10-4.10pm Mondays to Thursdays in D1. All year groups are welcome.

 

Headteacher’s Welcome

Working, reading and learning together

HDHS is the proud learning environment of hard-working students and staff committed to serving the community of Harwich and Dovercourt.

As a part of the Sigma Trust family of schools, at Harwich & Dovercourt High School we strongly believe that no child will be left behind.  It is our shared vision that every student leaves us having worked, read and learned together and having taken every opportunity offered to be successful in their chosen pathway for life.  Opportunity affords choice. Choice affords a fulfilling adult life. It is out mission to maximise the potential for every student with the HDHS 7 year journey and empower them to reach their goals, whatever their starting points.

Every student is welcomed and unapologetically challenged to achieve their full potential and be the best possible version of themselves.
Strong, positive working relationships with parents, carers and other stakeholders are at the heart of our commitment to success of the young people, who will go on to lead our community.
I welcome your encouragement, support and belief as together we build real opportunities for our students’ futures.

Kate Finch
Headteacher

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