- Alan Nellemann’s class of Dungeons & Dragoners!
“The class have been playing D & D since April last year and we have noticed a complete difference in their habits. The group now work together (all of them) to solve mysteries and help each other to survive battles with monsters. They are currently battling devils and demons in the first level of hell (you know it) and will soon finish this adventure, which has lasted for more than 6 months.
I now have students who will voluntarily pick up books to read about the rules and potential monsters, some of my students would never do this. They also communicate much more as a group and one of the students is currently running his own campaign for his peers as a Dungeon Master. They problem solve and sort their differences out without staff intervention.”- Alan Nellemann.
- Oliver Beswick’s wonderful 3 course GCSE meal
This week, as part of a GCSE examination, Oliver Beswick prepared teacher Charlotte Dunlop a wonderful 3 course meal. Charlotte arrived at a beautifully dressed table, impeccable cutlery presentation, and a jug of cold water. First course was a prawn, feta, and watermelon salad, covered in a lime dressing. The main meal was a delicious mushroom tagliatelle, covering in a blue cheese sauce. And finally, the star of the show was a homemade tiramisu with fresh berries and a raspberry coulis. Charlotte described the experience as ‘incredible’ and said that Oliver will be one of the great chefs of the future. Well done Oliver and congratulations on your qualification.
- Meet our new English teacher- Emma Pearce!
“My name is Emma Pearce, and I am the Senior English Teacher and Middle Leader at High Peak. I have been teaching for 10 years in a variety of schools.
My role in school is to lead on whole school English and Reading as well as assessment for core subjects and teaching and learning.
My time at High Peak School so far has been fantastic, with all the staff being very welcoming and supportive. The students have also been welcoming and helped with showing me where things are and who is who.
My intention is to ensure that all students leave with the best possible GCSE English grades they can, and that they reach their full potential. The use of my extensive knowledge and understanding of SEN, Assessment and as a marker for the exam boards is just some of the experience I bring with me to High Peak.”