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Senior High Notes 8th January 2021

This week has been quite a whirlwind, as I am sure it has been for many of you, as we adapt with speed to the latest Lockdown conditions. I would like to thank you for all your support and positive feedback we have received this week, and I have shared with our teachers the wealth of complementary emails and Facebook comments you have been sending.

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Primary High Notes 8th January 2021

This week has been quite a whirlwind, as I am sure it has been for many of you, as we adapt with speed to the latest Lockdown conditions. I would like to thank you for all your support and positive feedback we have received this week, and I have shared with our teachers the wealth of complementary emails and Facebook comments you have been sending.

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GCSE and A level Summer Examinations Cancelled

Whatever replacement assessment is ultimately put in place, teachers at Derby High are in an excellent position to assess the true potential of each student, as our small group sizes and regular assessments enable us to reflect on all data available. We have a wide range of information clearly indicating the ability and potential of each student and we will be using this in whatever way we can to highlight why our students should be awarded the grades we will recommend.

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Key Worker Children and Nursery Pupils

It was a real pleasure to welcome back over 70 children of Key Workers in our Primary School this week, and I am delighted to say that they have taken the changes to their routine very much in their stride. It is lovely to hear happy chatter and laughter in the playgrounds during the day. School will operate from 8am to 3:30pm for key worker and vulnerable children as well as children in Wrens (our Nursery with children aged 3 and 4), with Primary Extra time available until 5:30pm for an additional charge.

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Remote Learning

Our core focus, embedded in the Derby High ethos and values, of the personal and academic development of our pupils remains at the forefront of everything we will continue to do through our Remote Learning programme, featuring live online lessons, mirroring the timings of the usual school day. Whilst children may not be able to be all together in their classrooms, through Microsoft Teams and with the support of their teachers, they are able to continue to make excellent progress.

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Senior High Notes 17th December 2020

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all so much for the support you have given the school this term. This has been an extremely challenging year and term for us all, and it has been brilliant to see how our whole Derby High community - teachers, parents, governors, boys and girls - have worked together to ensure the best outcomes possible given the unusual constraints we have all faced.

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Primary High Notes 17th December 2020

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all so much for the support you have given the school this term. This has been an extremely challenging year and term for us all, and it has been brilliant to see how our whole Derby High community - teachers, parents, governors, boys and girls - have worked together to ensure the best outcomes possible, given the unusual constraints we have all faced.

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Senior High Notes 11th December

Although 2020 has undoubtedly been dominated by the coronavirus pandemic which has changed people's lives beyond recognition, there's one festive event that is still going ahead - Christmas Jumper Day. And at Derby High today there is a delightful array of jingle bells, sparkle and flashing lights, ensuring that style and good taste go out of the window.

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