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Highfields School Newsletter Highfields School

Issue 09: 8 November 2019

Newsletter

2019-20

Issue 09: 8 November 2019

Our newsletter aims to keep parents and carers up to date with school news, activities and key information throughout the year. If you have any feedback on or suggestions for the newsletter, please send your comments via email to newsletter@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk Don’t forget to visit our website (www.highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk) for more news and information. Thank you for taking the time to read our news.

A Marsh Headteacher

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Highfields School

Issue 09: 8 November 2019

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Contents: Message from the headteacher ....................................................................3 Student Bulletin ...........................................................................................4 Parents/Carers News ................................................................................... 5  School snow closures – early notice regarding school strategy/risk assessment .............5  Remembrance Day..................................................................................7  Children in Need non-uniform day ...............................................................7  Key Stage 3 Curriculum Guide ....................................................................8  New York trip Easter 2020 ........................................................................8  Dates for your diary ................................................................................8  Careers evening – 14 November 2019 ..........................................................9 Sports Leaders News ................................................................................. 10 School Sports Partnership Secondary Events Calendar 2019-20 .................... 12 School clubs and extra-curricular activities .................................................. 14 Careers, College & Apprenticeship News ..................................................... 17      

Careers/Employability help .................................................................................. 17 Resources .......................................................................................................... 17 Careers inspiration and advice from BBC Bitesize.................................................. 17 Online careers programme for 11-18 year olds ..................................................... 17 Careers interviews .............................................................................................. 18 Apprenticeship opportunities at Toyota Manufacturing UK Ltd ............................... 19

School Meals – week 2 winter menu ........................................................... 21 Community News ...................................................................................... 23 

Darley Dale Town Council & Whitworth Centre Community Cinema proposal .......... 23

Highfields School Uniform Code .................................................................. 24 Highfields School Governing Board 2019-20 ................................................ 26 Highfields School Contact details ................................................................ 27 Key Staff for 2019-20 ................................................................................ 29 Key Dates ................................................................................................. 31

Disclaimer: Highfields School is not responsible for the quality of products or organisations publicised through articles or advertisements in the school newsletter.

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Highfields School

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Newsletter Message from the headteacher On Tuesday I tried to rescue a bin that had tumbled down a hill on Lumsdale site. I overestimated my own strength and underestimated the muddiness of the ground and somehow, suddenly, I was at risk of falling into the bin. As this was happening in slow motion I calculated that the outcome of this accident would be that I would roll down the hill in the bin and would come to rest at the feet of some year 9s who were chatting outside the science block. Out of nowhere came Josh in Y9 who grabbed the bin so I could get a more reliable foothold. Together we then wrestled it up the hill and back to its customary location. I just think Highfields students are amazing and border on the super heroic. THANK YOU, Josh. Currently the Y11 leadership team and selected senior leaders are watching a year 11 focus group of around 30 students very carefully. I meet with these students first thing on a Monday morning. We discuss their school experience and share things that are going well and any challenges they are facing. During the week we tend to prioritise their lessons for visits to look in more depth at how year 11s are shaping up in advance of their GCSEs. The aim of focusing in depth on a smaller number of students is that it tends to reveal student level information that you wouldn’t otherwise get. One can then use this information to enhance learning for the whole year group. For example, I spoke to one student who revealed that she didn’t feel able to work effectively at home. There were a number of barriers at play here, one of which was social media. I felt one of problems was that the student hadn’t fully understood how studying might enhance her options in Y12. In fact, she hadn’t fully considered her onward journey next year, despite our best efforts through careers provision. I didn’t come up with answers on the spot, but I did resolve to take this information back to leaders when we next discussed this focus group. I visited this same student in her chemistry lesson and found that, on the flipside, she was working really hard when in school. I was also pleased to see that two of the students were, in the words of the teacher, ‘starting to fly’ and that their improved approach to learning had resulted in a really favourable result in a recent test. Elsewhere in science lessons this week, a teacher threw in a deft bit of differentiation. To offer a significant challenge to a learner she gave an (almost) blank sheet of paper to them and asked them to start from scratch in outlining, with diagrams, the role of specialised cells. To another student struggling with that topic she gave a worksheet which included a helpful scaffold which the student could use to get started. Simple things like this help students who come to a topic with different levels of ability to move forward at a decent speed. On Wednesday I chaired a meeting of the PTFA at Designate in Matlock and, thank goodness, a range of parents/carers and teachers attended which meant that this really wonderful organisation will thrive this year. The AGM will be on Thursday 9 January 6.30pm at Lumsdale site - come along if you wish! And huge thanks to Sarah and Jacqui, outgoing chair and vice chair and Kirsty at Designate whose cakes are mind-bendingly good.

A few snaps above of last night’s sixth form open evening; excellent night and really well attended given the weather. And whilst on the weather; an ENORMOUS well done to all those students and staff who battled the element to get in on Friday morning. We are Highfields.

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Newsletter Student Bulletin Week commencing Monday 11 November: Years 7-11 Bebras competition in lessons from 4-15 November 2019 Year 11 music mock performance exams - 11-15 November 2019

Monday 8.40am – Year 7 assembly Full day - Year 13 computer science students – Computer Science in Action at Warwick University 11.00am Remembrance Service at Lumsdale

Tuesday 8.40am – Year 8 assembly 8.40am – Sixth form assembly

Wednesday 8.40am – Year 11 assembly Full day - Year 13 MFL students - research trip to Nottingham University 1.00pm - Years 7 & 8 (x8) Kids Lit Quiz at Lady Manners School 5.30pm-10.45pm – Year 7 book club theatre trip to Nottingham Theatre

Thursday 8.40am – Year 10 assembly Year 10 Human Geography fieldwork in Matlock 6pm Careers Convention in the Sports Hall, Lumsdale

Friday 8.40am – Year 9 assembly Year 10 Human Geography fieldwork in Matlock

See extra-curricular clubs section for lunch and after school activities

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Highfields School

Issue 09: 8 November 2019

Newsletter Parents/Carers News School snow closures – early notice regarding school strategy/risk assessment We have now reached the time of year when we alert you to the steps we take if we are forced to close the school in an emergency, ie due to extreme weather conditions or equipment failures associated with the change in the weather. We should stress at the outset that this is something we only do with great reluctance, but our overriding concern is the health and safety of our students and sometimes such action is unavoidable. Feedback from parents/carers, students and staff suggests that communication over snow closures needs to be clear and timely. The handling of snow closures will always create discussion within a school community. I hope that this at least explains our approach in advance of any snow closure. Current challenges around making the school site and approaches clear after snow or heavy ice:    

Derbyshire County Council prioritises main routes and will not guarantee early clearance and gritting. A local business has agreed to clear both sites but cannot grit. Other companies will not grit because of a perceived fear of litigation. Clearing both sites takes longer than schools who have to clear only one site. We have investigated the purchase of a mini tractor/snowplough/gritter but cannot justify a significant expense for equipment that is needed for only a few days a year. Ice is just as big a risk to opening as snow and is as hard to clear with current resources. There have been a number of accidents on our sites caused by ice and this has resulted in injury to staff and students with resultant absences from work/school.

Risks of opening when heavy snow or ice is expected/forecast:   

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Snow and ice increases risk of road traffic accidents for student and staff. Bus services are often cancelled which results in some students being stranded with parents/carers being forced to make arrangements. Student numbers will be high (many are local) but staff numbers may be very low (our staff travel in from locations such as Sheffield, Stoke and Buxton). This can result in students being unsupervised on site. Usually when school is open following heavy snow, lessons are adversely affected and staff can find themselves supervising very large numbers of students with a consequent impact on learning. The sites are surrounded by steep hills and this provides further risk to motorists and pedestrians following heavy snow/ice. Where late notice is given that school is opening (as leaders seek to assess the situation until the last possible moment), parents/carers have reported that pressure is put on them to revise childcare arrangements. Early clearance cannot be guaranteed. Accidents on school sites following snow or ice have resulted in injury, sustained absence and costly litigation in the recent past. Staff/student time which can be used for productive work from home can be wasted on long and hazardous journeys to the school sites only to find lessons being badly disrupted or cancelled due to staff and student absence.

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Newsletter Risk of NOT opening when heavy snow or ice is expected/forecast:   

Parents/carers are caused inconvenience by having to adapt childcare arrangements Learning time is lost, even when students and staff work from home (teachers will issue work to complete via Show My Homework to undertake at home) The leadership of the school will incur criticism if forecast heavy snow does not arrive despite school being closed. School strategy regarding snow closure: November 2019-March 2020 1.

The school will seek to communicate clearly with parents/carers and local cluster primary schools when heavy snow or ice is forecast or expected.

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To minimise the risk to students and staff, and to facilitate childcare adaptations for parents and carers, the school will aim to close as soon as heavy overnight snowfall is probable.

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The school will seek to announce closure before midnight and definitely before 6.00am. The school accepts that this may result in widespread criticism if heavy snow does not fall or does but doesn’t settle.

School emergency closure procedure Snow – during school hours: If there is a heavy snowfall during the day while students are already in school, and it becomes clear that getting home at the normal time may be difficult or dangerous, we may decide to close early. If we do close, the following instructions are given to students before they are allowed to leave the premises: •

If students know for sure that they have a safe destination with someone to look after them (such as their own home or a relative, neighbour or friend’s home) and provided they are sure they can reach this destination, they may leave when asked to do so.

If students are uncertain whether there is someone at home, they need to check before departure and should telephone to make sure of their arrangements. The school will make its telephones available free of charge to those who do not have a mobile phone, but obviously this may delay departure as we only have three external lines. Students should only leave once they are certain of their arrangements.

It would be helpful if you can discuss at home what you want your son/daughter to do in the event of school closing early so that they know of arrangements in advance. If students cannot make arrangements and are not sure what to do and where to go, they must remain in school in the care of the staff of the school until suitable arrangements have been made. A member of staff will always remain in school with students until everyone has been collected. Snow – overnight: In the event of heavy snow overnight we would ask parents/carers to use their discretion in deciding if it is safe for their child to set off for school. Emergency closures happen perhaps once or twice a year.

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Newsletter The school will inform you of closure as soon as the decision is made to close the school, by various means: the school website; BBC Radio Derby or Peak FM and by text and/or email. Once students have been sent home, students and parents/carers should listen to local radio or check our website for further instructions about our plans for the following day. This information is usually posted on the school website by 7.30am each morning. Breakdown of equipment: If, as happens very occasionally, we suffer a complete breakdown of equipment, depriving the school of its basic services, such as electricity or water, we may be forced to send students home for their own safety. The same procedure will be followed as for a snow closure.

Remembrance Day On Remembrance Day (Monday 11 November 2019) we will be holding a short service in school to think about those from our community who have been involved in active service, in the past or present, as members of the armed forces. We will be joined by Father Mark from St Giles Church and representatives from each form will attend the service. Students and staff who are part of cadets or the scouting movement that have volunteered to attend are invited to wear their uniforms for the service if they would like to. Further information can be obtained from Mrs Rifkin.

Children in Need non-uniform day On Friday 15 November 2019 Highfields School will again raise funds for Children in Need. Students will be allowed to wear non-uniform for the day and donate ÂŁ1 to Children in Need. We are always proud of the support Highfields parents/carers, students and staff give to our charity events and thank you in advance for your support.

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Newsletter Key Stage 3 Curriculum Guide Our KS3 curriculum guide is designed to provide an overview of our broad and balanced curriculum in years 7 to 9. It explains what we are seeking to achieve through our curriculum in general and is followed by entries from each subject area. These entries provide a flavour of the aims of each subject and an outline of what is studied and when. The guide is available on our website and through the link below: http://www.highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk/pdfs/InfoPDFs/KS3CurriculumBooklet.pdf

New York trip Easter 2020 A reminder to parents/carers with children attending the New York 2020 trip to complete the immigration form (ESTA) required to enter the United States as soon as possible via the official ESTA authorisation page (https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/). If any parents/carers would like help or further assistance with this process please contact Mr O’Reilly via email (doreilly@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk)

Dates for your diary Careers evening – 14 November 2019

We are delighted to invite you to attend our careers evening at Highfields upper school site on Thursday 14 November 2019 from 6pm to 8pm in the Sports Hall.

Year 11 mock exams – Monday 25 November - Thursday 5 December 2019 Christmas Concert - Tuesday 10 December 2019

The evening will be held in the Wheeldon Hall from 7-9pm – further information on ticket sales to follow.

Year 13 certificates evening – Monday 16 December 2019 Full details will be issued by Mr Flett.

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Careers evening – 14 November 2019

We are delighted to invite you to attend our careers evening at Highfields upper school site on Thursday 14 November 2019 from 6pm to 8pm. There will be around 30 organisations made up of employers, further education colleges, higher education institutions and training providers. This will be in the form of information stands giving you the opportunity to talk to a number professionals and representatives from a range of organisations. This promises to be a great evening and a fantastic opportunity to find out more about opportunities available in terms for you first-hand and to make useful contacts. You will be able to find out about companies, career opportunities, apprenticeships and traineeships, further education and higher education courses. We hope that you enjoy this evening.

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Newsletter Sports Leaders News Mrs Allen (School Sports Co-ordinator) Our Sports Leaders will be extremely busy supporting sporting activities not only in school, but also within our partner primary schools and across the wider community. Further information on Sports Leadership can be found on the school website: http://www.highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk/SportsLeadership.html

Sports leaders notice board: Monday 11 November 2019 Year 7 Young Ambassador assembly

Tuesday 12 November 2019 Healthy Lifestyles conference, York – year 9 champions attending. Departure from Lumsdale at 7.30am.

Wednesday 13 November 2019 SSP Tag rugby finals at Lady Manners School from 12-3pm

Thursday 14 November 2019 Active in Minds project GB tennis player, Anna Fitzpatrick, will be at Highfields tutoring our year 10, 11 and 12 mentors from 9.30am-12.30pm. Year 8 mentees will attend Lumsdale at 1.30-3.30pm.

Friday 15 November 2019 Sixth form ‘Go Lead’ practical session at Starkholmes from 9-10.30am with years 7 and 8. Mrs Allen meeting with Stuart Rudkin, Derbyshire Cricket, regarding the development of girls’ cricket.

Full details are available from Mrs Allen.

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Newsletter Key Stage 1 Key Steps Gymnastics - day 1 On Tuesday 5 November gym coach, Cath Jeffries, along with Highfields sports leaders who are gymnasts supported our gymnastics festival held at Starkholmes. St Giles, St Joseph’s and Winster primaries attended day one.

Year 9 Young Ambassador Assembly The year 9 Young Ambassador assembly took place on Friday 8 November led by our platinum ambassadors in year 13, Alisha and Holly.

SSP Cross Country The SSP cross country finals takes place this weekend on Saturday 9 November for years 5 and 6 students – results of the day will be reported in next week’s newsletter.

Cancellations due to weather: Mini Soccer - Unfortunately, the mini soccer scheduled for Thursday 7 November was postponed again due to waterlogged pitches at Cavendish fields. Tag rugby – the Tag rugby event arranged for Friday 8 November was postponed due to waterlogged pitches at Lumsdale.

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Newsletter School Sports Partnership Secondary Events Calendar 2019-20

For further information please see Mr Shirtcliffe Sport/Event

Age/Gender

SSP Event (Level 2)

County Event (Level 3)

Table Tennis

U.13 B&G

Thursday 14 November

Badminton

KS4 B&G

Monday 30 September @ Lady Manners Monday 30 September @ Lady Manners

County U.19 Netball

U.19

Table Tennis

U.16 B&G

Badminton

KS3 B&G

Futsal

U.12 B&G

Futsal

U.14 Boys

Futsal

U.16 Boys

County Girls Racketfest Dales Cross Country

Year 7/8 Girls Year 7-13

Friday 6 December @ QEGS (INSET day for Highfields)

Sport/Event

Age/Gender

SSP Event (Level 2)

County Event (Level 3)

Sports hall Athletics

Year 7/8 B&G

Wednesday 5 February @ Highfields

TBC

County Individual Table Tennis Handball

U.13 & U16 B&G U.13 B&G

Handball

U.16 B&G

County U.15 Netball

U.15

County U.13 Netball

U.13

County U.12 Netball

U.12

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Monday 7 October @ QEGS Monday 7 October @ QEGS

Thursday 13 February Wednesday 2 October @ Repton Thursday 21 November Tuesday 11 February

Thursday 14 November @ Anthony Gell Thursday 28 November @ Anthony Gell Thursday 28 November @ Anthony Gell Thursday 21 November @ TBC

TBC

Thursday 6 February Wednesday 4 March @ Highfields TBC Thursday 12 March @ Anthony Gell TBC

Monday 30 March @ Derby Arena Monday 30 March @ Derby Arena Tuesday 17 March @ Littleover Thursday 26 March @ Dronfield Tuesday 31 March @

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Newsletter Sport/Event

Age/Gender

SSP Event (Level 2)

Boccia

Mixed KS3/4

Cyclo Cross

Year 7/8

Monday 27 April @ Lady Manners Wednesday 3 June @ Whitworth Park

County U.15 Rounders County U.14 Rounders District Sports Moorways County U.13 Rounders County U.12 Rounders

U.15

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U.14 Year 7-10 U.13 U.12

County Event (Level 3)

Derbyshire School Games TBC Thursday 4 June @ Lady manners Wednesday 24 June @ QEGS

Friday 26 June @ Moorways Tuesday 30 June @ Lady Manners Thursday 2 July @ QEGS

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Newsletter School clubs and extra-curricular activities Starkholmes Day Monday

Club Y7 Sports leaders Chill Out Club

Time 1.00 -1.30pm 1.15-1.45pm

Room Gym Parts Mobile

Homework Club Y7-8 Netball Mini Musical

1.00 -1.30pm 1.00-1.30pm 3.30-4.45pm

Room 4 Courts PArts Mobile

Y7-8 Girls’ football

3.30-4.20pm

Field

Staff member Mrs Turner Mrs Weightman Edge Mrs Green Mrs Wildgoose Miss Bonsall/ Miss Hendry Mr Shirtcliffe Miss White (coach)

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Highflyers Dance Club

1-1.45pm

PArts Mobile

Netball

1-1.45pm

Courts

Table Tennis Homework Club Junior Choir Christian Union Club

1-1.45pm 1.00-1.30pm 1.00-1.45pm 1.10-1.45pm

Gym Room 4 Music room Room 2

Computing Club Y7/8 Football (girls and boys) Junior choir rehearsal

1-1.30pm 1-1.30pm 1-1.40pm

Room 7 Gym/field Music

Y7 Science Club

1-1.30pm

Lab 2

Homework Club

1.00-1.30pm

Room 4

Mrs Hadfield Mr Shirtcliffe Mr Rowley/ Miss Hinde Mr Nightingale Smith Miss Duncan

Lower School Drama Club Y8 Sports leaders Maths Club Y8 Technology Club Y7 Cookery Club Homework Club Netball - this club will be at

1-1.45pm 1.00-1.30pm 1-1.30pm 1-1.30pm 1-1.45pm 1.00-1.30pm 3.45-4.45pm

PArts Mobile Gym Room 6 T1 T3 Room 4 Sports hall LUMSDALE

Miss Hendry Mr Molyneux Miss Hall Mr Richardson Miss Weller Mrs Green Mrs Wildgoose/ Miss Tabbenor

Mini Musical

3.30-4.45pm

PArts Mobile

Miss Bonsall/ Miss Hendry

Y7/Y8 Book Club* (alternate weeks) Geography Support/Revision Homework Club

1.15pm 1-1.45pm 1-1.30pm

Library Room 2 Room 4

Year 11 dance intervention (AH)

3.30-5pm

PArts Mobile

Mrs Robinson Mrs Barker Mrs Weightman Edge Mrs Hollinrake

Lumsdale. Students should travel on the Slacks bus to upper site and arrange collection from Lumsdale.

Friday

*Please note:

Miss Hollinrake / Mrs Redhead Mrs Wildgoose/ Miss Tabbenor Mr Molyneux Miss Judson Mr Stacey -

The Y7/8 Book Club alternates each week. Y7 Book Club began Friday 13 September 2019, followed by the Y8 Book Club the week after.

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Newsletter Lumsdale Day Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Club Rugby Y10-13 (boys) Football

Time 3.45-4.45pm 1-1.45pm 1-1.40pm

Room Field Sports hall/ field C8

Staff member Mrs Bowen Mr Roberts/ Mr Fox Mrs Morris

Y11 Design and Technology ‘Drop-in’ Session Senior choir rehearsal

1-1.40pm

MU1

Mr Rowley

Upper School Musical Theatre Club Computing Club Y9-13 Y11 Active Lunch

1-1.45pm

P1

Miss Bonsall

1-1.30pm 1-1.45pm

IT1 tbc

Mrs Hadfield Mr Redhead

Upper School Dance Club

3.30-4.45pm

Sixth formers

GCSE Drama Intervention - IT1

3.30-5pm

Wheeldon Hall IT1

Book Club Sports leaders Y9-11

1-1.45pm 1-1.30pm

Library Sports hall

Sports leaders Primary Evening

3.45pm

Sports hall

Netball

1-1.45pm

Sports hall

Geography Support/ Revision

1-1.45pm

H2

Miss Bonsall/ Mrs Rifkin Mrs Walker Mrs Allen/ Mrs Turner/ Mr Molyneux Mrs Allen/ Mrs Turner Mrs Wildgoose/ Miss Tabbenor Mrs Barker

Upper School Musical Theatre Club Gardening Club Fitness Y11 composition drop-in

1-1.45pm

P1

Miss Bonsall

1-1.45pm 1-1.45pm 12.451.45pm 3.45pm

Flower beds Mrs Brailsford Sports hall Mr Shirtcliffe MU1 Mr Rowley Sports hall

Mrs Wildgoose/ Miss Tabbenor

1-1.45pm 1-1.45pm

E4 Sports hall

Mr Key Mr Shirtcliffe

1-1.45pm

Sports hall

Mrs Allen/ Mrs Turner

Netball – all years Friday

Board Games Club Badminton/Table Tennis Smash Up All Inclusive SEN Boccia

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Newsletter Careers, College & Apprenticeship News Careers Information Careers/Employability help If you feel that you can offer your services to school with regard to Careers/Employability, please contact the school via email careers@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk

Resources Careers information, apprenticeship vacancies and higher education information can be found on the webpage under Students-Work Experience and Careers. http://www.highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk/careers.html

Careers inspiration and advice from BBC Bitesize Explore BBC Bitesize’s brand new collection of free, online careers resources offering a wealth of inspiration and advice for students. This new resources offer a rich collection of case studies across a wide range of sectors, linking curriculum subjects and the world of work: Explore BBC Bitesize Careers resources

Online careers programme for 11-18 year olds START is an online careers programme designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. The programme is broken down into sections on ‘world of work’ with a job search according to subject, skill or interest; ‘what to study’ about pathways and qualifications; ‘where to learn’ which views all colleges, universities, sixth forms, training providers and UTC; and ‘employability’ which has sections on work experience, work preparation including CV writing, covering letters and interview preparation. There is also the facility for students to upload their personal statement and CV, so they can start to build their own careers profile. Students can access the programme at home via the website (startprofile.com) with the student code they have been issued with – see Mrs Turner for further details.

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Highfields School

Issue 09: 8 November 2019

Newsletter Careers interviews During year 11 all students will have at least one individual careers interview with the careers advisor currently employed by "Ideas 4 Careers". Students are encouraged to discuss their current ideas and are informed about the various post 16 options available. Following on from the interview they will receive a careers plan. There will be additional careers guidance during form time, assemblies and enrichment activities. We would like to give parents/carers the opportunity of attending the careers interview with your son/daughter. Phil Nelson, the careers advisor is in school on a Monday and Tuesday during school hours. If you would be interested in this offer, please can you email Phil Nelson on connexions@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk to arrange a convenient appointment. The careers service is also available to year 12 and year 13 students to discuss post 18 options.

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Apprenticeship opportunities at Toyota Manufacturing UK Ltd Toyota Manufacturing UK Ltd have two Apprenticeship scheme opportunities open for 2020.

Automotive Production Apprenticeship The Apprenticeship lasts for 12 months and consists of 3 parts: 1. 2. 3.

Off-the-job training at Burnaston in the Manufacturing Skills Academy. On-the-job placements in the Manufacturing shops at Burnaston working on the production line, whilst undertaking their qualification. Advanced development in areas such as FMDS job standards, TPS principles, behavioural development and functional skills.

Apprentices will be employed by Toyota Manufacturing UK and will start in September 2020. No minimum requirements to apply. On successful completion of the programme, trainees will attain a Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship which includes a Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing Technology and become a production team member. Open evening available: Wednesday 20 November 2019, 16.30 – 19.00 (drop in) at the manufacturing skills development training centre.

Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeship The training will last for 44 months and consists of 2 parts: 1. 2.

22 months Technical training in the Toyota Academy and on the job secondment at Burnaston. 22 months on the job training in home maintenance department at Burnaston.

On successful completion of the programme, trainees will receive a level 3 NVQ qualification in engineering maintenance and become maintenance team members. Applicants must possess or be anticipating a minimum of 4 GCSE passes at grade 4/C or above including maths, English and science. Open evening available: Thursday 14 November 2019, 16.30 – 19.00 (drop in) at the Toyota Academy. Further details are available on the Toyota website https://recruitment.toyotauk.com/). Candidates can apply via the website and complete a short application and open day bookings can also be made via the website.

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Newsletter School Meals – week 2 winter menu Monday 11 November - Friday 15 November 2019 Monday

Week 2

Mains

Pasta meatball Bake, Veg meatball Bake

Sides

Pasta/garlic slice, Selection of Breads

Veg & salads

Salad Selection, Carrots, Mixed veg

Desserts

Syrup sponge, Rosalie biscuits, Lemon muffin, Fresh fruit, Fruit yoghurt

Tuesday

Mains

Italian Sheppard’s pie, Veg mince hot pot

Sides

Creamed potatoes, Selection of Breads

Veg & Salads

Salad Selection, Sweetcorn & Pea mix

Desserts

Beetroot choc muffin, Banana loaf, Oat cookie, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Yoghurt

Wednesday

Mains

Roast gammon, Macaroni cheese bake

Sides

Creamed Potatoes, Roast potatoes, Selection of Breads

Veg & Salads

Salad Selection, Broccoli, Carrots

Desserts

Cinnamon apple sponge, flapjack, shortbread, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Yoghurts

Thursday

Mains

Chicken katsu curry, Vegetable korma curry

Sides

Savoury rice, Naan

Veg & Salads

Salad Selection, Sweetcorn, Mixed veg

Desserts

Choc pear sponge, Carrot cake muffin, Melting moments, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Yoghurts

Friday

Mains

Catch of the day - Salmon fillet, Veg & cheese pizza

Sides

Chips, Selection of Breads

Veg & Salads

Salad Selection, Mushy Peas, Baked Beans

Desserts

Strawberry mouse, Banana toffee muffin, Ginger biscuits, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Yoghurts

In addition to the options above, the following are available on a daily basis: Hot snacks

Jacket potatoes, hot paninis, pasta bar

Deli Range

Protein/salad box, sandwiches baguettes, deli rolls, wraps

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Menu options available at morning break: Week 2 winter menu Monday

Bacon Bap

Teacakes

Bacon Egg cob

Butted toast

Toasted sandwich

Yoghurt

Crumpets

Granola Pots

Cold Pasta Pots Sandwiches Fresh Fruit Croissant

Toast

Tuesday

Bacon Bap

Crumpets

Egg Bacon Bap

Teacakes

Filled naan

Toast jam Yoghurt

Wednesday Bacon Bap

Homemade bread rolls

Egg Bacon Bap

Butted toast

Pizza baguette

Teacakes Yoghurt

Thursday

Friday

Sausage bap

Filled Naan

Cheese on Toast

Teacakes

Toast jam

Crumpet

Porridge pot

Yoghurt

Bacon Bap

Crumpets

Bacon Egg Bap

Teacakes

Homemade Garlic

Yoghurt

Bread

Homemade Wholemeal

Toast

roll

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Granola Pots Cold Pasta Pots Sandwiches Fresh Fruit Granola Pots Cold Pasta Pots Sandwiches Fresh Fruit Granola Pots Cold Pasta Pots Sandwiches Fresh Fruit

Granola Pots Cold Pasta Pots Sandwiches Fresh Fruit

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Highfields School

Issue 09: 8 November 2019

Newsletter Community News Darley Dale Town Council & Whitworth Centre Community Cinema proposal DARLEY DALE TOWN COUNCIL in association with THE WHITWORTH CENTRE

presents COMMUNITY CINEMA Darley Dale Town Council’s recent initiative is to introduce Community Cinema to our town. The Community Cinema will be a non-profit making venture, offering films for a small fee and aims to cater for all age groups within our area. Our initial plans are to offer a: Saturday Morning Picture Show for the under 10’s Saturday Night at the Movies for young people Midweek Matinees for senior citizens We plan to offer refreshments for a nominal fee and to purchase bean bags for younger users to relax on. We are keen to consult with as many potential users as possible and would be happy to receive feedback on our proposals and any suggestions regarding film choices, times, refreshments etc. The Community Cinema will be discussed at the next Darley Dale Town Council Meeting on 21 November 2019 Any comments/suggestions you have would be greatly received before 21 November: James Dowling jamesdowlingddtc@gmail.com

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Highfields School

Issue 09: 8 November 2019

Newsletter Highfields School Uniform Code A strict uniform code for years 7 to 11 is implemented at Highfields School. Our school uniform is easy to source and practical, it helps to promote a community identity, encourages pride in appearance, makes life fair for all students when the same rules apply and reflects the high standards and expectations we have at Highfields School. Staff perform a variety of uniform checks and we ask that parents/carers support our uniform code. The uniform code below is designed to be clear. Parents/carers are encouraged to check with the school on 01629 581888 where they are unsure.

Highfields School uniform Footwear:

Shirts:

Jumpers:

Trousers / skirts:

Shoes should be black and polishable with no logos Plain black socks with trousers Plain black tights with skirts During snow and ice, students should wear footwear appropriate to the conditions.

No shoes with heels, logos/other colours/flashes appearing on the design, trainers, boots, ankle boots, canvas/fabric/suede shoes, slipon ballet shoes, flip flops, sandals or fashion shoes

Formal white shirt with stiff collar that buttons to the neck Shirts must be worn with a school clip on tie Shirts must be tucked in Or White polo shirt with school logo purchased from one of our suppliers

No fitted blouses or plain white polo shirts without school logo

Official black school jumpers with the school logo (stocked only by Kick Off Sport or Trutex) should be worn

No hoodies, jumpers or cardigans from another source with a sewn on logo The Highfields royal blue PE hoodie should only be worn during PE lessons and not around school

Plain black formal shoe-length tailored trousers (for boys and girls) or Plain black formal knee length skirt

No tight skirts, short skirts, fashion skirts, fashion trousers, skinny jeans, skinny trousers, low slung trousers, jeggings, tracksuit bottoms, chinos, combats, cords, leggings or denim of any colour, no detail on skirts or trousers such as zips, metal studs or buckles.

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Highfields School

Issue 09: 8 November 2019

Newsletter Jewellery:

Outdoor wear:

A single sleeper/stud in each ear and a watch

No rings, pendants, necklaces, non-school badges, festival wrist bands, ordinary wrist bands, charity wrist bands (unless sanctioned by school), facial jewellery or other body jewellery (eg nose studs, belly button piercings), tattoos (tattoos are not legally allowed until 18 years of age)

Warm weather resistant winter coat suitable for outdoor use

No leather jackets, denim jackets, hoodies (including plain black hoodies) or plain black cardigans. These items are not waterproof and will not be accepted as outdoor wear. School jumpers should be worn for warmth

Outdoor wear must be removed upon entry to the school building and stored in lockers Outdoor wear must not be worn in classrooms or during lessons

Hairstyles:

Hair should be of natural colour and not extreme in terms of style or cut Plain hair bands can be worn - no flowers or bows

Belts:

Plain black belts (without studs) can be worn to hold up trousers and not for decoration

Scarves:

Scarves should never be worn in classrooms or during lessons

Make-up:

Heavy make-up is not acceptable in school (no mascara, blusher, eye shadow, eye liner, lipstick or fake tan) No nail varnish, false nails or nail extensions are allowed Students will be issued with appropriate ‘wipes’ in order to remove heavy make-up or nail varnish

Bags:

Bags should be of a suitable size to accommodate A4 sized books, folders and other equipment

Equipment:

All students are expected to have pens, pencil, ruler, rubber, calculator and any subject specific equipment every day

Please note: Many department stores also stock the items we list as non-logo wear. Please be cautious when purchasing uniform from retailers, as many advertise and sell fashion trousers/skirts as school uniform, but not all would comply with Highfields uniform code. If you require advice before making a purchase, please contact school. Where a term is disputed (e.g. ‘skinny’ or ‘short’) a senior leader will decide whether or not clothing reflects uniform code. Full details of our uniform code can be accessed through the following link to our website: http://www.highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk/uniform.html

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Highfields School

Issue 09: 8 November 2019

Newsletter Highfields School Governing Board 2019-20 Highfields School is fortunate in the kinds of people who have volunteered to become governors, each bringing a variety of skills and experience to support the school. The composition of the governing board for 2019-20 is split as follows. Each governor serves a term of office of four years. Name Mr Paul Steeples Ms Julie Birtwistle Ms Julie Lane Miss Jodie Rogers Mr Tim Smith Miss Angeline Ellson Mr David Matthews Mr Nick Newberry Mrs Sheila Evans Mr Andrew Marsh Miss Lizzy Dence

Governor Type Chair of Governors Co-opted Co-opted Co-opted Co-opted Co-opted Vice Chair of Governors Parent Parent Parent Local Authority Headteacher Staff

Link Governor Area Leadership and strategy Finance, resources and personnel Standards: Curriculum (intent, implementation, impact) Safeguarding, health & safety, well-being Inclusion (SEND, behaviour, attendance) -

Please visit the school website for full details of the Governing Board.

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Highfields School

Issue 09: 8 November 2019

Newsletter Highfields School Contact details Communication with school General enquiries The first point of contact for parents/carers for general enquiries is reception. Reception staff will ask you what the issue is in order for them to help with queries or refer you to a member of staff who can. Please be understanding with your expectations as, unless your call is urgent or considered a safeguarding matter, the majority of staff will not be able to respond to you immediately due to their teaching commitments and a return call may not be until the end of the school day or following day depending on the situation. Pastoral enquiries & sickness absence If you have any concerns about a student, please contact the form tutor in the first instance either by email or telephone. If you feel enquiries have not been adequately addressed by the form tutor or year manager, this can be followed-up with the relevant head of year. If parents/carers wish to contact the school regarding attendance, please contact the relevant year manager. Each year group has their own year manager to deal with any enquiries or concerns: Lower school site (Starkholmes) To speak to year managers for years 7 or 8 please dial 01629 584020 followed by their extension: Mrs Green -Year Manager (year 7) tgreen@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk Extension 244

Mrs Weightman-Edge - Year Manager (year 8) Hweightman-edge@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk Extension 235

Upper school site (Lumsdale) To speak to year managers for years 9-11 or sixth form please dial 01629 581888 followed by their extension: Mr Briddon - Year Manager (year 9) sbriddon@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk Extension 111

Mr Tidmarsh - Year Manager (year 11) dtidmarsh@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk Extension 364

Mr Allsobrook -Year Manager (year 10) callsobrook@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk Extension 159

Mrs Bumby - Year Manager (sixth form) pbumby@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk Extension 165

Subject specific enquiry (subject teacher) If you have subject specific enquiries, we ask that you contact the relevant subject teacher. If you feel enquiries have not been adequately addressed by the class teacher, this can be followed-up by the relevant Head of Department.

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Highfields School

Issue 09: 8 November 2019

Newsletter Main Contact Details Lower Site (Years 7 & 8): Telephone:

Starkholmes Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3DD 01629 584020

Upper Site (Years 9-13): Telephone:

Upper Lumsdale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5NA 01629 581888

Website:

www.highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk

General email:

info@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk

Admissions:

admissions@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk

Chair of Governors:

chair@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk

SENCO:

mhodkin@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk

Newsletter feedback:

newsletter@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk

Careers information:

careers@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk

Your contact details

Please ensure you notify us of any changes of address, telephone and email details to ensure our records are up to date in case of emergency.

Get Involved! We would love to hear from any parents/carers or members of the community who may be able to contribute to school life, for example talking to students about specialist area of work, supporting mock careers interviews, providing work placement opportunities etc. Your insights, involvement and support have been crucial to the successes of the school over time and we would like to build on our strengths and develop excellence across the school community. If you feel you may be able to contribute to the school in any way, please email us detailing the help you could offer at getinvolved@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk – we would be very happy to hear from you.

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Highfields School

Issue 09: 8 November 2019

Newsletter Key Staff for 2019-20 Headteacher: Mr A Marsh

Deputy Headteacher: Mr P R Cole

Assistant Headteachers: Mr D O’Reilly Mrs C Rifkin Mr M Hodkin

Associate Assistant Headteachers:

Mr K Rodgers - Years 7 and 8 (based at Starkholmes) Miss N Gresswell - Years 9, 10 & 11 (based at Lumsdale) Mrs C Morgan – Curriculum and timetabling

Heads of Year: Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Sixth form

Year Managers: Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Sixth form

Mrs A Hollinrake / Mrs L Redhead Miss L Hamrouge Mrs A Ruston Miss J Hughes Mr J Redhead Mr M Flett

Mrs Green Mrs Weightman-Edge Mr Briddon Mr Allsobrook Mr Tidmarsh Mrs Bumby

If you wish to report student absences, please contact the relevant pastoral staff to your son/daughter’s year group as indicated above.

Department Contacts: Art – Mrs K Fairbank Business & Computing – Mr I Lovatt D&T – Miss A Morris Drama & Dance – Miss E Bonsall English – Mr R Key Film Studies – Mr C Warrington Geography – Mrs M Barker History – Mrs J Clifford Maths – Miss S Wallhead

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Modern Foreign Languages – Mrs M Bowen Music – Mr K Rowley PE – Mr C Shirtcliffe Psychology – Miss H Ould PRS – Mrs S Blakesley PSHE/L2L – Mrs Turner SENCO – Mr M Hodkin Science – Mrs C Morgan Sociology – Mrs A Serjeant - 29 -


Highfields School

Issue 09: 8 November 2019

Newsletter Form tutors 2019-20: Starkholmes (lower school site): Year 7 7IR 7JST 7CH 7MWE 7MB 7HC 7KSW

Mr Richardson / Mrs Clifford Mrs Turner / Miss Morris / Mr Hill Miss Weller / Mrs Millington Mr Webb / Mrs Andrews Mr Stacey / Mrs Bonner Mrs Hadfield / Mr Crawford / Mrs Blakesley Mrs Wragg / Mrs Cruise / Mrs Allen

Year 8 8HB 8GD 8CC 8ESW 8BL 8LT 8RP

Miss Hall / Miss Bonsall / Mr Bishton / Mrs Bowen Mr Garth / Mrs Davies / Mrs Dowell Mrs Cooper / Mr Ruston Miss Hendry / Mr Nightingale-Smith / Mrs Wildgoose Mrs Llewellyn / Mr Brooks / Ms Bell Miss Tatum / Mrs Wilson Mr Platts / Mrs Sayers

Lumsdale (upper school site): Year 9: 9EB 9MJB 9PD 9AM 9RR 9GH 9GPR

Year 11: Miss Bonsall / Mr Brooks Mrs Barker / Mrs Millington Miss Hendry / Mrs Davies / Mr Platts Miss Morris / Mrs Hadfield Mr Ruston / Mrs Morgan Mrs Harrison / Mr Garth Mr Roberts

11IL 11RHM 11JFG 11KMR 11JAD 11JC 11MFA

Mr Archer / Mrs Allen Mr Richardson / Mrs Brailsford Mr Nightingale-Smith / Miss Tatum Mr Bishton Mr Hill / Mrs Cooper / Mr Crawford Miss Fairbank Mrs Wildgoose / Mr Shirtcliffe

12HK 12HME 12SAS 12CJW 13RKB 13DM 13BB 13HSO

Year 10: 10SA 10LB 10RNS 10AEB 10HC 10KF 10WS

Mr Lovatt Miss Morley Mrs Grainger / Mrs Andrews Mr Rowley Mrs Dowell / Miss Hall Mrs Clifford / Mrs Blakesley Mr Fairhurst

Sixth form:

Be the best you can

Mrs Key Mrs Megginson Mrs Stafford / Mrs Wilson Mr Warrington / Mr Brooks Mrs Brown Mr Moss Mrs Bonner / Mrs Bowen / Mrs Wragg Miss Ould / Mr Webb

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Highfields School

Issue 09: 8 November 2019

Newsletter Key Dates Dates are correct at the time of going to print.

2019-20 academic year: Term 1 - 3 September 2019 to 25 October 2019 Term Term Term Term Term

2 3 4 5 6

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4 November 2019 to 20 December 2019 6 January 2020 to 14 February 2020 24 February 2020 to 3 April 2020 20 April 2020 to 22 May 2020 1 June 2020 to 21 July 2020

2019-20 bank holidays (school closed): 25 and 26 December 2019 1 January 2020 10 April 2020 (Good Friday) 13 April 2020 (Easter Monday) 8 May 2020 (Friday) 25 May 2020 (spring bank holiday)

2019-20 CPD days (school closed to students): Tuesday 3 September 2019 Friday 6 December 2019 Friday 3 July 2020 Monday 20 July 2020 Tuesday 21 July 2020

2019-20 Parents’ consultation evenings: Year 13: Year 12: Year 9: Year 11: Year 8: Year 10: Year 7:

Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday

19 November 2019 3 December 2019 14 January 2020 (including GCSE option choices for year 10) 28 January 2020 11 February 2020 3 March 2020 17 March 2020

2019-20 school events (further details will be issued prior to each event along with confirmation of times):

Year 12 success in the sixth form (for year 12 parents/carers) Year 6 open afternoon & evening Year 7 induction PTFA Annual General Meeting Starkholmes Disco Sixth form open evening Careers evening Year 11 mock exams (1) Christmas concert Year 13 certificates evening Evenings of Theatre

Highfields Got Talent Year 11 mock exams (2) Evening of Dance Year 9 non-core exam weeks

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Tuesday 17 September 2019 (7-8.30pm Wheeldon Hall) Thursday 19 September 2019: 2-4pm both sites for tours 6.30-8.30pm Starkholmes only for presentation/tours Tuesday 24 September 2019 (during the school day) Wednesday 25 September 2019 (during the school day) Wednesday 9 October 2019 (6.30pm Lumsdale, L6) Thursday 24 October 2019 (7-9pm Bowler Hall, Starkholmes) Thursday 7 November 2019 (6-8.30pm Wheeldon Hall)

Thursday 14 November 2019 (6pm Sports Hall) Monday 25 November-Thursday 5 December 2019 Tuesday 10 December 2019 (7-9pm Wheeldon Hall) Monday 16 December 2019 (7pm Wheeldon Hall) Wednesday 22 January 2020 (7pm Bowler Hall, Starkholmes) Thursday 23 January 2020 (7pm Bowler Hall, Starkholmes) Thursday 13 February 2020 (7pm Bowler Hall, Starkholmes) Monday 24 - Friday 28 February 2020 Wednesday 18 March 2020 (7pm Bowler Hall, Starkholmes) Monday 23 March – Friday 3 April 2020

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Highfields School

Issue 09: 8 November 2019

Newsletter 2019-20 school events cont/… Sports Leaders awards evening Year 10 exam weeks GCSE/A level exams start Year 8 exams Year 12 exams Year 7 exams Y12 higher education evening Year 9 core exams Y11 Prom GCSE/GCE exam contingency day School musical*

*please note the musical is earlier this year

Y10 work experience day Y10 work experience (2 weeks) New year 12 induction days Year 6 visit Starkholmes Year 7 sponsored walk / year 8 visit Lumsdale Year 9 enterprise day Year 6 parents evening Year 7, year 8 & year 9 sports day

Thursday 2 April 2020 (6-8pm Wheeldon Hall) Monday 27 April-Thursday 7 May 2020 Monday 11 May 2020 Monday 1 June – Friday 5 June 2020 Wednesday 3 June-Tuesday 9 June 2020 Monday 8 June – Friday 12 June 2020 Wednesday 10 June 2020 (7-8.30pm Wheeldon Hall) Thursday 18 June- Friday 19 June 2020 (sports hall) Friday 19 June 2020 Wednesday 24 June 2020 Wednesday 24 June – Saturday 27 June 2020 (7.30pm Wheeldon Hall) Friday 26 June 2020 (during school day) Monday 29 June - Friday 10 July 2020 Monday 29 June 2020 and Tuesday 30 June 2020 (during school day) Wednesday 1 July 2020 (during school day) Wednesday 1 July 2020 (during school day) Wednesday 1 July 2020 (during school day) Thursday 2 July 2020 (6.30pm, Starkholmes) Thursday 9 July 2020 (during school day at Lumsdale)

2020 exam results days: A Level exam results: Thursday 13 August 2020

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GCSE exam results: Thursday 20 August 2020

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Highfields School

Issue 09: 8 November 2019

Newsletter 2019-20 academic year Term dates:  3 September 2019 - 25 October 2019  4 November 2019- 20 December 2019  6 January 2020 - 14 February 2020  24 February 2020 - 3 April 2020  20 April 2020 - 22 May 2020  1 June 2020 - 21 July 2020

Bank holidays:  25 and 26 December 2019  1 January 2020  10 April 2020 (Good Friday)  13 April 2020 (Easter Monday)  Friday 8 May 2020*  25 May 2020 (spring bank holiday)  31 August 2020 (summer bank holiday)

INSET days (no students in school):  Tuesday 3 September 2019  Friday 6 December 2019  Friday 3 July 2020  Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 July 2020

* Change to May Bank Holliday: Next year's early May bank holiday has been moved back by four days for the whole of the UK to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day. May Day was scheduled to be held on Monday 4 May but will be put back to Friday 8 May for 2020 only.

2020-21 academic year These dates are provisional and subject to change. Term dates:  2 September 2020 to 23 October 2020  2 November to 18 December  4 January 2021 to 12 February 2021  22 February 2021 to 1 April 2021  19 April 2021 to 28 May 2021  7 June 2021 to 22 July 2021

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INSET days (no students in school): Dates to be confirmed

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Highfields School

Issue 09: 8 November 2019

Newsletter School to home communication In order to improve communication with parents/carers and to reduce the substantial cost and environmental impact associated with the amount of paper and photocopying involved in school mailings all correspondence is sent to parents/carers via email only. Our aim is that only students’ data sheets, and of course, confidential or personal mail will be posted home. We fully understand that some parents/carers may wish to continue to have paper copies sent home rather than to receive communication by email and we will make arrangements to ensure that it is possible for this to continue upon request. Please contact the relevant year managers at school to update your details if you do not currently receive email communications from Highfields: Lower school site (Starkholmes): Mrs Green

Year Manager (year 7) tgreen@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk

Mrs Weightman-Edge

Year Manager (year 8) Hweightman-edge@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk

Upper school site (Lumsdale): Mr Briddon

Year Manager (year 9) sbriddon@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk

Mr Allsobrook

Year Manager (year 10) callsobrook@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk

Mr Tidmarsh

Year Manager (year 11) dtidmarsh@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk

Mrs Bumby

Year Manager (sixth form) pbumby@highfields.derbyshire.sch.uk

ParentView Survey We would like to remind you that you have the opportunity to give your views of school through the Ofsted Parent View survey below. https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/ The survey is designed by Ofsted and is used by Inspectors when making decisions about which schools to inspect and when.

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