Dereham Neatherd High School

Dereham Neatherd High School

A Specialist Language College

Broader Setting Sessions

Dear Parents and Carers

In June we held a consultation with parents regarding the introduction of broader setting for our students. As we assured you at the time, the decision was not taken lightly; it was based on extensive research and knowledge of our school, teachers and students. We also made the commitment to closely monitor the transition to ensure that it would lead to the best outcomes for all of our students.

In the early days we have been very impressed with how our students have settled in to their new groups, noting the excellent attitudes to learning we are seeing, as well as the dedication of our teachers to ensure that students at all ability levels are being challenge and supported in their learning. We continue to monitor carefully.

We understand that some parents may still have some concerns or questions regarding this change and so we would like to invite you to attend an Open Morning/Afternoon during which you will be able to see some of our broader set English and maths classes being taught. This will give you the opportunity to see the students learning, discuss our approach to setting pupils and ask any questions you may have.

Members of our senior leadership team and the subject leaders for English and maths will accompany you and answer questions.

Here are the dates and times we are offering.

Monday 21st September – 8.30am to 12.00pm

Year 8 English lessons taught between 8.45am and 9.45am.

Year 10 English lesson taught between 10.15am and 11.10am.

There will be opportunities for discussion and questions outside of these teaching times.

Tuesday 22nd September – 11.30am to 2.30pm

Year 8 Maths lessons taught between 11.30am and 12.30pm.

Year 9 maths lessons taught between 1.30pm and 2.25pm.

There will be opportunities for discussion and questions outside of these teaching times.

If you wish to attend one or both of these days, please reply using this link to indicate when you would like to attend. Please direct any questions you may have about these sessions, or broader setting in general, to the Deputy Head, Mr Smith, through