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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:

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

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.

The school welcomes back Community Police colleagues. 

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As part of Project Enlightenment rolled out by Essex Police on 1st May 2019,  it was proposed that the police should increase it’s links with schools in Tendring. This is something that we were keen to be involved with.  We therefore, arranged to trial regular visits from colleagues in the Community Policing Team during the last half term. The aim, to keep our students safe by providing a way in which they access the police safely, to express their needs, build trust and encourage greater involvement in safeguarding and mitigation of risk. As anticipated, our students responded well and it was deemed to be a such success that we are continuing the partnership this year. Every 3 weeks PC Potter and PCSO Robinson will hold a Police Surgery for students (appointment only) and student Meet and Greet around school at lunchtime .
Next visits: Thursday 19th September, Tuesday 12th November and Monday 9th December.

Exam Results Days August 2019

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Students and parents are welcome into school on Thursday 22nd August 2019 to collect their results from the following times:

Year 11 GCSE Results – from 9am

Year 10 GCSE Results – from 11am

Please note that this will take place in the Lighthouse (school canteen).

Year 12 Health and English results can be collected from Main Reception on 15th August 2019 between 10am -11am. Any results not collected by 11am will be posted home the same day.

Year 7 – Careers Event

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HDHS will be holding a fun Year 7 Careers event on Wednesday 26th June 2019.

We believe that students from a young age, should be provided with the key knowledge and skills required for future employment. During the year we run PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education), Citizenship and Careers events where students are off their normal timetable to attend talks and activities relating to these subjects.

This event will provide students with the opportunity to take part in fun activities while learning key skills and knowledge about careers, including:

  • Employment opportunities.
  • Personal qualities required for employment.
  • How educational subjects link to various job roles.
  • Core communication and teamwork skills.  

The year 7’s day will be as follows:

AM Tutor  

      Year 7 Careers Assembly & Introduction to the day’s events


Period  1 & 2        Careers Activities – D band
      Normal Period 1&2 Lessons
Period 3 & 4       Careers Activities – H band
      Normal Period 3&4 Lessons
Period 5       Normal Period 5 Lesson
Period 6       Careers Bingo – whole year group

Mathematics Teacher

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Main/Upper Pay Scale 

NQTs are welcome to apply

Required July/September 2019

Are you a Teacher of Mathematics who wants to be part of a friendly and supportive School where the professional development of all staff is given a very high priority?