University Discovery Weekend, University of Essex, Southend Campus

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University of Essex, Southend Campus

Friday 16th – Sunday 18th August 2019

A great opportunity for Year 9 students and a parent/care to live the student life, stay in en-suite student accommodation and talk to current university students. See below for more information and details of how to book a visit:

University-Discovery-Weekend.pdf – 3 MB

National Citizen Service visit to HDHS

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The NCS (National Citizen Service) are due to attend your child’s school soon to discuss the Summer 2019 Programme with Year 11 students. NCS is a nationally recognized programme for those aged 16-17 which takes place during the school holidays. It’s a great way for young people to learn the skills for work and life they need to succeed in the future, whilst having an amazing time.

Further details can be found here:   NCS-Letter-to-Parents.pdf – 192 KB


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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 the following dates:

23rd May 2019

11th July 2019

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

GCSEPod – Year 11 Revision Tool

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We are delighted to announce that HDHS has recently invested in GCSEPod, the award-winning digital content and revision provider used by over 1,200 schools worldwide. Year 11 students now has access to GCSEPod’s library of over 6,000 ‘Pods,’ 3-5 minute videos designed to deliver knowledge in short bursts.  Click here for further details:   GCSE-Pod.pdf – 142 KB

Crime Stoppers Media Release: Speak Up Stay Safe

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Children and young people risk becoming involved in gangs

Independent charity Crimestoppers is highlighting that children and young people across Essex are at risk of becoming involved with gangs and the violence and abuse that often follows. Please click here for the full Crime Stoppers media release:     Crime-Stoppers-Speak-Up-Stay-Safe.pdf – 299 KB

Student Services

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If parents have a query relating to their child please e-mail or phone Student Services and if they are unable to deal with enquiry themselves, they will make an appointment for you with the relevant person. Contact details can be found here:

Should you need to drop any items at school, forgotten PE kits etc, you can leave them at the main reception and they will be collected. For security reasons you will need to buzz at the gate for entry to the school site.

Please note that Student Services is no longer accessible from the front of the building, and appointments should be made in advance.