HDHS Year 11 English Revision Advent Calendar

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

HDHS is getting a head start on Christmas! Christmas is coming and this is the HDHS Year 11 Revision English advent calendar. There is a task for every school day from the 2nd of December to the 20th of December. Once you have completed an advent task, submit it to your teacher for a chocolate prize.There will be a big prize for students who complete a week’s worth of tasks.

Happy Revision!

Year 11 English Revision Calendar – 234 KB

Safe Online Behaviour

Written by Belinda Gosling on . Posted in Archived News

Dear Parent/Carer,
There has been a recent glut of inappropriate social media use amongst year 7 pupils at HDHS. It seems some pupils have been using WhatsApp to create an unpleasant group chat aimed at spreading unkind and bullying behaviours. Today a police officer came into year 7 assembly to discuss the legal side of this and possible ramifications for any pupils involved.
Thank you to the parents who contacted us to bring this to our attention. Any kind of bullying behaviour will not be tolerated and pupils involved can expect severe sanctions and possible referral to the police.
In order to monitor your child’s use of their mobile phone and social media, please make regular checks with them. It is worth pointing out that WhatsApp has a minimum user age of 16. Please discuss this with your son/daughter and let us know if you require any support or advice with this matter. Here is a link to a leaflet on safe online behaviour for your information:    Child Online Safety – 1 MB
Yours faithfully,

J. W. Loten

Deputy Headteacher
Harwich and Dovercourt High School 


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

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. 

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

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.