IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

Headmaster’s Assembly


 

Lunchtime Music Concert 

Thursday 4 June 

 

Internal Assessments  

Week Beginning: Monday 8 June 

Letter to all 4th, Remove and Lower 6th Pupils

4th Form Timetable

Remove Timetable

Lower 6th Timetable

 

Futures Programme 

Lower 6th 

Please could all Lower 6th look at the attached programme and ensure that these dates and times are entered into your calendars for week beginning Monday 15 June. 

 

U6 PREPARE PROGRAMME

WEEK ONE 

We were proud to see the launch of the U6 Prepare Programme, designed to offer a wide range of useful experiences in preparation for life beyond school. The week began with a valuable interactive webinar on Student Finance and ended with The War of the Roses.  

In between, groups of pupils explored the moral side of murder, number theory, free will and determinism, how to edit university assignments, the poetry of Philip Larkin and William Blake, scientific communication, and trading in the City.  

Alongside this, many completed the inspirational ‘5 Voices’ leadership programme delivered by Salmon Swimming, confronted the challenges of 21st career choices with author and speaker Emma Rosen in her fascinating answer to ‘what job to do when you don’t know what to do’, and experienced the hard-hitting and revealing story of Patrick Foster in his battle with gambling addiction.  

Patrick, of Epic Risk Management, has kindly allowed us to share this recording with you (though asks that we keep it within our school community). Told with brutal honesty and with a warning in regard to its adult themes, it is as engaging as it is sobering, and highlights both the threats of, and protection against, this underestimated addiction. 

Sign up for events continues throughout the programme – pupils just need to complete this form to add or update choices. For event and seminar timings, please see here.

 

Shakespeare in Lockdown 

The Dean Close Drama Department have undertaken an enormous lockdown project, with members of the Dean Close community recording all 154 sonnets of William Shakespeare. We are thrilled to announce that today marks the release of the first episode, Shakespeare in Lockdown, Sonnets 1 -30. 

 

Children of Key Workers 

We will continue to offer a provision for children of Key Workers in school and as such we would be grateful if you could email Deputy Headmaster, Mr Andrew Hall on ashall@deanclose.org.uk if you would like your son or daughter to be educated in school. 

 

Daily Exercise Diary 

We are very keen to ensure that all our pupils are maintaining a regular exercise programme, which is proven to be a great antidote for stress, and a enhances physical and mental well-being. As such, the Physical Education and Sports Department have created a daily exercise diary for the pupils to complete. It literally takes less than a minute to complete after an exercise session, but will give the PE Department and Houseparents a really good insight into the individual pupil’s activity levels. Pupils can follow this link to complete their diary. 

 

Co-Curricular Programme 

Trinity 2020 

Please keep an eye on the DCS @ Home page on the website for further details. If pupils have any ideas of clubs that they want to initiate, Mr Hall would love to hear from you about your ideas.  

This week’s Challenges: 

  • Photography: Food 
  • Cookery School Bake-Off: Tart of your Choice 
  • Art Challenges: Recreate a Masterpiece, Mural, and Portrait 

All entries for these challenges need to be in by Thursday 11 June at 4.00pm. 

 

Current Affairs 

The Current Affairs group have just produced their first edition which can be found HERE! It is great to see our pupils engaging outside of our Close Community. 

 

School Calendar 

CLICK HERE to access the Live Website Calendar. 

For those parents who are wanting to upload the School Calendar to smart phones, google calendar or similar, you are able to use the following URL: 

https://scheduler.deanclose.org.uk/ical/UUE-09347e55-83f9-4bc5-9b51-d3b17a15ebe4?everything