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16 September 2016

‘A little magic can take you a long way’

Roald Dahl

This week we had our own piece of magic happening at DHSB as part of our celebrations for Roald Dahl Day.

A number of golden tickets were hidden around the site with those lucky enough to find one being entered into a prize draw.


Reading for Life

We’ve recently published a new webpage called ‘Read for Life’ with links to our reading programmes. Have a look as there are lots of ways to get involved including ‘Eighteen by Eighteen’, ‘Sixteen by Sixteen’ and the DHSB Learning Millionaires’ Club.

Everyone Succeeds

Our whole school assembly this week, led by Mr Adams, explored this year’s priorities, Everyone Succeeds and Striving for Excellence.

Emotional Logic Event for Year 7 Parents

Year 7 parents will have received information about an event to introduce the Emotional Logic programme. Parents can sign-up for the event here.

Chair of the Year Award

I was pleased to attend the 2016 Plymouth Governor Awards this week. Carolyn Bruce-Spencer received the Chair of the Year award.

We have been extremely fortunate to have had such a dedicated, committed, enthusiastic and innovative Chair of Governors since Carolyn Bruce-Spencer was appointed in April 2011. The chair is a pivotal role with high levels of accountability and pressure and Carolyn has led the board with ease while also maintaining the core values and tradition of the school. The whole school community appreciates her support in such challenging times in education. Carolyn deserves the recognition of this award for her years of service and for successfully leading DHSB through Academisation and achieving an outstanding Ofsted judgement.


Sports News

Summer Events

Well done to Thomas Ringrose who was part of the bronze winning GB team at the summer World Junior World Championships.


Congratulations also to Oscar Payne and Oscar Parsons who took part in the European Championships finishing in sixth place.


Also in action over the summer was Owen Weymouth who became the European Cliff Diving champion (20 metres).


Back at School

Back at school we have already seen many students participating in extra-curricular sport.

50 Year 7 students turned out for football training with over 40 from all year groups attending hockey club.



In fixtures this week, the Year 10 team finished their match as 11 – 0 winners against St Boniface.


The 1st XI made an excellent start to the new season with a 3-2 win against Plymouth University.


A large group of members of staff took part in Cycle to Work Day this week enjoying a very early cup of coffee on Plymouth Hoe before making their way to school.



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