The 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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