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  • Year 11 “Outward Bounds” style residential course Yesterday Year 11 pupils received a presentation about the National Citizens Service (NCS) which is a scheme run for students in the summer after their GCSEs. For only £25 (free-school meals) to £50 (non-free school meals) pupils will attend a one week “Outward Bounds” style residential course, receive leadership training and then are supported in ...
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  • The Grange Consultation Please see below for further details:
  • HDHS made the BBC National News! We were delighted to share the initiatives we are using at HDHS to promote reading to our students. HDHS is proud to be a Reading School: BBC News Clip 3rd December 2019

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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

From Monday 27th January our Root Word is COSM- meaning “World”

HDHS Expected Reads

School Updates

Year 11 Parents Evening

The Year 11 Parents Evening will be taking place on Thursday 30th January. This is an opportunity for you to meet with your child’s subject teachers to discuss their progress. Appointments are available from 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm and can be booked online using the Parents Evening System:  https://hdhs.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/

If you are unable to access the link please telephone the school reception and someone will make the appointments for you.

Please download the following guide if your PPEs (mocks) have not turned out as you’d hoped:

Parents Evening PPE Response Guide – 152 KB

Headteacher’s Stakeholder Surgeries

In order to ensure good communication and co-operation the Headteacher would welcome any stakeholders in the community to drop into a surgery anytime between 9 and 11am on one of the following dates:

  • Monday 10th February 2020
  • Friday 19th June 2020

No appointment will be required, but depending on uptake, these meetings may be limited to 10 minutes.

Humanities Thought for the Week:
W/B Monday 27th January 2020
(Week A)

“Dignity is an essential to human life as water, food and oxygen.”

Laura Hillenbrand (b. 1967)

27th January: International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 30th January: Gandhi’s Martyrdom Day,
1st – 8th February: National Storytelling Week, 1st February: Dignity Action Day

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

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