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Senior High Notes 3rd July

Dream, Believe, Achieve - my message to our new Year 7 students joining the Senior School in September, when we experienced our first ever online induction session last week. But of course, this is a pertinent message for each and every one of our students across all age groups. “The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.” — Michelle Obama.

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Primary High Notes 3rd July

Dream, Believe, Achieve - my message to our new Year 7 students joining the Senior School in September, when we experienced our first ever online induction session last week. But of course, this is a pertinent message for each and every one of our pupils across all age groups. “The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.” — Michelle Obama.

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Senior High Notes 26th June

The Independent Schools of the Year awards were launched in 2018 to highlight the excellence of the student experience in independent schools. It is with great pleasure that I am able to tell you that Derby High School has been shortlisted for an award in the Student Careers Programme category this year, with the final results being announced in October. This award is for the school which best helps the students with on-going advice and support on choosing a career and assists them with finding suitable work experience, including internships, and in preparing for future employment.

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Primary High Notes 26th June

The Independent Schools of the Year awards were launched in 2018 to highlight the excellence of the student experience in independent schools. It is with great pleasure that I am able to tell you that Derby High School has been shortlisted for an award in the Student Careers Programme category this year, with the final results being announced in October. This award is for the school which best helps the students with on-going advice and support on choosing a career and assists them with finding suitable work experience, including internships, and in preparing for future employment.

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Meet Mr Harper – Head of Primary at Derby High School

In September Mr Jeremy Harper will be joining Derby High School as Head of Primary. Many pupils and staff will have already met Mr Harper. He has been busy preparing to join our school over the last two terms. In spring term our pupils had the opportunity to meet Mr Harper and get to know him better. This is what they asked him.

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Primary High Notes 19th June

Ever since the UK was placed in lockdown on Monday 23rd March, everyone across the country has had to quickly acclimatize to spending an increased amount of time at home and indoors. Disruptions to everyday life have been far reaching. Our pupils and teachers have adapted incredibly well to the significant changes in how we learn and complete work. I am incredibly proud of each and every one of our pupils dealing with these challenges with such positive and creative responses. It is important though to remember that not every day will be equally productive.

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Senior High Notes 19th June

Ever since the UK was placed in lockdown on Monday 23rd March, everyone across the country has had to quickly acclimatize to spending an increased amount of time at home and indoors. Disruptions to everyday life have been far reaching. Our students and teachers have adapted incredibly well to the significant changes in how we learn and complete work. I am incredibly proud of each and every one of our students dealing with these challenges with such positive and creative responses. It is important though to remember that not every day will be equally productive.

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Senior High Notes 12th June

The weeks appear to be flying by. Everyone continues to work so hard to ensure that all our students continue to receive high quality teaching and engagement as well as access to super-curricular opportunities which are more important than ever at the moment. The media is not helping our students, parents and staff. Talk of missed work, a lost term and the need for summer catch-up really is not true at Derby High. Our students are completing excellent work showing a real understanding of the topics covered during this period and receiving high quality feedback weekly from their teachers.

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