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March Re-Opening Update

Dear Parent/Carer, I am sure you will have all seen the government’s announcement last night about the planned re-opening of schools for all students from Monday 8 March 2021…

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Two Thirds of All Lessons Being Taught Live

Dear Parent/Carer, we sincerely hope that you and your families are safe, well and that you are all managing to cope as well as possible during these difficult times. Following on from the messages of hope running through last week’s…

Huntington, Steve
Remote Education Plans

Dear Parent/Carer, as promised in my letter from earlier this week, I am writing to update you with our remote education plans for the coming weeks. So far this week we have seen a typical #TeamHeanor effort with our test centre up and functional, our key worker students safely supported onsite, Y11-13 vocational exams taking place safely and efficiently…

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Heanor Gate Hamper Target Reached!

Mr Huntington’s hope that the collective spirit of #TeamHeanor could put a smile on people’s faces in these terribly difficult times has come to fruition. With your help we have managed to co-ordinate the momentous task of accepting thousands of…

Huntington, Steve
Message from the Executive Principal

Further to the Government’s announcements yesterday regarding the proposed early closure of schools, the Spencer Academies Trust schools will be following Government guidance and finishing the autumn term at the end of the school day on Thursday 17 December…

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Inktober 2020 Winners

Inktober is an annual global drawing competition that people across the world took part in during October, including the students at HGSC. The task involved selecting one word from a list of prompt words (one for each day of the month) to produce a drawing using ink (pen, fine liner or biro). As a homework set in their art…

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Sixth Form Taster Day

Each year we offer our students in Year 11 the chance to experience what studying at HGSC is like once they finish their GCSEs and move on to post-16 education by holding a Sixth Form Taster Day. This year Mr Graham, the Head of Sixth Form, welcomed over 110 Year 11s on November’s INSET day, freeing up our staff and subject…

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Heanor Gate Christmas Hamper Appeal

A few weeks ago a decision was made by the government to stop free school meal allowance over the Christmas holiday period. This will affect many of our lowest income families at the most financially straining time of the year so, last week…

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Update from the Executive Principal

Over recent weeks, I have written to you on a number of occasions regarding positive cases of Covid-19 in school. I am writing to you now as we prepare for a long weekend for students and an Inset Day for staff to express our sincere thanks…

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Use of Face Coverings in School

This week the news has been dominated by the national picture of rising Covid-19 cases and a testing system which has been unable to keep up with demand. I’m sure you would all have seen the Prime Minister’s statement on…

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