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#BeDenmarkSixth, Sixth Form Open evening, Year 11 Mocks, Progress Monitoring Reports

Denmark Road High School

Our Week

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Launch of #BeDenmarkSixth

Our Head Students this week launched #BeDenmarkSixth. If you search for the hashtag across social media every day you will receive updates, news and a greater understanding of sixth form life at Denmark Road High School. For those of us that are not quite used to using Twitter or Instagram, just a reminder that our Facebook page (search Denmark Road High School) will also display this information, please follow us if you would like to see what happens here day to day.

Sixth Form Open Evening – Thursday 24th January 5-8pm

We have been working hard to further improve our sixth form provision for 2019-20, this has involved a review of our curriculum offer and facilities. We look forward to welcoming all Year 11 students and their parents on this evening to find out about our ‘Future Proof’ pathways, discuss subject choices with our expert teachers and to see the initial plans for the Sixth Form Centre.

Year 11 Mock Week comes to an end

Congratulations to Year 11 who completed their Mock examinations last week. We were all very impressed with how they prepared for the examinations and look forward to celebrating successes as results are published and working with students to fine tune their performance before the final examinations in the summer. Our young people are the next generation of leaders and as such will face pressure in their future lives, whilst mock examinations undoubtedly cause a level of anxiety for students they are a necessary preparation for not only the summer examinations but also for the future. This year the Mock examination period was planned and executed to perfection by Mrs Steele, Assistant Headteacher Curriculum and STEM and Mrs Morris, Examinations Officer. Our thanks go to them for making the process so similar to the summer examination experience.

Mock Results are due to be published w/c 4th February.

Progress Monitoring Reports

Years 7, 8, 9 and 11 received their latest Progress Monitoring Reports last week, Year 10 and 13 are being published this week with Tutor reports. We have changed our guidance to tutors in relation to what to include in their comments, this reflects our enhanced focus on individual progress and wellbeing. Having read a proportion of the Year 13 comments I believe the change is a positive one.

Dates for your diary

Monday, 28th January          Week 1                                                                                                                                                                                    D of E Bronze Award Session B – Basic Map & Compass                                                               Skills and Expedition Food (choice of 3) 3.45 pm                                                                             KS3 Chamber Concert – 7.00 pm

Tuesday, 29th January          INVEST DAY 3

Wednesday, 30th January   Governors’ Communication and Engagement                                                                                Committee meeting – 6.00 pm

Monday, 4th February            Week 2                                                                                                                                                             D of E Bronze Award Session B – Basic Map & Compass                                                                Skills and Expedition Food (choice of 3) 3.45 pm

Wednesday, 6th February    Year 8 HPV Vaccinations                                                                                                                            Governors’ Business Management Committee meeting –                                                          6.00 pm                                                                                                 

Thursday, 7th February          Intermediate Maths Challenge                                                                                                                Year 11 Parents’ Consultation Evening – 4.30-7.30 pm

Friday, 8th February                Year 11 ‘Step up’ trip to Oxford

Monday, 11th February            Week 1                                                                                                                                                                                   D of E Bronze Award Session B – Basic Map & Compass                                                               Skills and Expedition Food (choice of 3) 3.45 pm

Tuesday, 12th February          House Dance (am)

Wednesday, 13th February   Full Governors’ Board Meeting – 6.00 pm

Friday, 15th February               End of Term 3 at 3.30 pm

Saturday, 16th February         School Ski Trip leaves (returns 22nd)

Monday, 18th February - Friday, 22nd February - Spring Break

Term 4 (2019)

Monday, 25th February         School closed for staff training

Tuesday, 26th February         Term 4 begins. This is Week 2                                                                                                                                  Year 11 & 13 Photographs – 2.00 pm                                                                                                        D of E Bronze Award Session C – Tent Pitching, Advanced                                                            Map & Compass skills (choice of 3) 3.45 pm