Archive for November, 2019

SIGMA SIXTH FOOTBALL ACADEMY

Written by Lydia Scutcher on . Posted in Promoted News, School News

The Sigma Trust is re-structuring its Post 16 provision for September 2020, creating Sigma Sixth Tendring – at TEC, and Sigma Sixth Colchester – working across Philip Morant, Essex University and the new Northern Gateway sports facility. They will be running co-ed Sports Academies in Football, Rugby and Basketball, utilising these facilities, and offering a full range of A level and BTEC qualifications. This should be a wonderful opportunity for our young people of NE Essex.

Please see below for details of how to apply to the Sports Academy for 2020:

Application-Form-2020-Sports-Academy.pdf – 226 KB

Year 7 Meet the Tutor Parents Evening – 4th December 2019

Written by Stephanie Laimbeer on . Posted in Parent News, School News

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 website, from Wednesday 20th November at 9.00 am.

The website link is:

https://hdhs.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/

If you are unable to access the link please telephone the school reception from Wednesday 20th November at 9.00 am and someone will make an appointment for you.

During the evening there will be a short talk by Mrs Finch, Headteacher and Mrs Honeyman, Head of Year 7 to explain school procedures, the interim report system and provide information on the pastoral system. This will be at 4.30 pm and repeated at 5.30 pm in the main school hall.

There will also be a London showcase display for those who would like to take a look, following on from the year 7 London Extravaganza trip.

November Safeguarding Update

Written by Belinda Gosling on . Posted in Promoted News, School News

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 and Carer Toolkit

Increasingly we see that children are missing school due to anxiety which appears to be a national problem. Whilst this can be a worrying time for all, we have found that the most successful strategy is parents working together with the school to plan support which enables students to attend school regularly even in challenging mental health circumstances. If your child is experiencing difficulties, please don’t wait, talk to school immediately. The links below provide further advice in this area. 

NHS: Stress Depression and Anxiety in Children

Young Minds: Parents Guide to Support

Finally, we will be launching a ‘Student Health and Care’ surgery on 21st November 2019 9.30 – 11am to support parents with any health or safeguarding issues your son/ daughter may be experiencing.

As ever, we are available to provide support and advice should you require this. 

Yours faithfully, 

J.W. Loten
Deputy Headteacher

Year 9 ‘Perfect’ TIE 

Written by Belinda Gosling on . Posted in School News

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, narration, physical theatre, and popular music, the performance and its story line will have you glued to your seat. We see the build-up to a crash involving Anne (13).  Anne is a perfectly normal, pretty young girl, who after being thrown through a windscreen in a car accident, had over three hundred stitches to her face and head because she wasn’t wearing her seatbelt. Anne had to live with the constant reminder of how important a seatbelt really is. There are some hard-hitting themes contained within this play, including the mention of Anne’s suicide.

Key messages: Wear Seatbelts & don’t distract the driver.

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Join us at Harwich and Dovercourt Sixth Form:

Written by Belinda Gosling on . Posted in Promoted News, School News

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:  Sixth-Form-Open-Evening-Presentation.pptx.pdf – 5 MB
Click on this link to read about the new sixth form opportunities available to students next year: Sixth Form Opportunities