Planning to be great

Class Teaching

MELCmainThe new year is well underway at Durrington High School.  Due to the local reorganisation of schools in our area, we had a double transition year.  We welcomed 330 new Y7 students for the first time, alongside 330 new Y8 students at the same time – 660 new students in all!  To facilitate this, over the summer a major building project was completed, comprising a new teaching block, performing arts studio, full size astropitch and sports pavilion.  And of course, to complete the package – 40 new staff!

So, it’s back to our core business – great teaching in the classroom.  To support our new colleagues, Andy Tharby and I led a session outlining our approach to teaching at DHS and how we should plan for this.


The quote above should underpin our teaching – if students are going to believe that they can be successful, they need to experience…

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