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22/09/17

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20/09/17

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18/09/17

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14/09/17

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11/09/17

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07/09/17

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06/09/17

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24/08/17

Our boys are celebrating some excellent GCSE results. Well done everyone. Your hard work paid off! https://t.co/ZCYo6MimsD https://t.co/pzyR9cfRrV

21/08/17

Good luck to all students collecting their GCSE results on Thurs. We'll be open from 10am. Remember students must come in person to get them

20/07/17

What and where is this London landmark? Just one of the questions in our Super Summer Quiz for the holidays at https://t.co/yvqM2hP6dF https://t.co/gy9J9HYd3S

19/07/17

Our boys are mighty proud of their Gold, Silver and Bronze awards from the UK Challenge. Great questions posed by ! https://t.co/wTMqGvup8G

17/07/17

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13/07/17

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12/07/17

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11/07/17

Field sketch pros at work on our Year 10 field trip today. https://t.co/PvPYdAFAHP

11/07/17

Year 10 are on their field trip on the River Tillingbourne in Surrey today. Wellies essential. Showing great teamwork! https://t.co/g8D4tfTR77

19/06/17

We're v proud of Kaydon who gained a bronze medal for helping to come in 1st overall. https://t.co/PpKKnJa32e

19/06/17

Outstanding yr7 practising their graph drawing skills. Looking at how temperatures in the polar regions compare to London. https://t.co/mI09hFhR7v

15/06/17

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08/06/17

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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Most Able Students

Most Able students (formerly known as 'Gifted and Talented') have been defined as those students who have one or more abilities developed to a level significantly ahead of their year group (or with the potential to develop these abilities). Read news stories from the Most Able group.

Most Able pupils are those who will exceed the expectations for their age group, either in all subjects or just one. The Most Able are a diverse group and their range of attainment will be varied; some do well in statutory national curriculum tests or national qualifications. However, being Most Able covers much more than the ability to succeed in tests and examinations.

Most Able students comprise around 5-10% of the Academy population. At HBAED we identify the Most Able students in all subjects. 


How does the Academy identify Most Able students?

Our Most Able students are identified on entry to the Academy using information held by primary schools about that student’s learning and achievements in Key Stage 2. We use this information to make sure we provide students with the right level of challenge. Our Most Able students will be identified on entry by:

having a Key Stage 2 fine score in maths and English of level 5.4 or above

OR

having a Key Stage 2 score in maths and English of level 5.0 or above if they are a Pupil Premium student

OR

having a CATS test score in the top 10% nationally

OR

showing exceptional attainment in a range of subjects in the first term of Year 7.

Most Able students are identified and placed on the Academy’s Most Able register. We give particular attention to disadvantaged Most Able students. We recognise that nationally Most Able students do less well in schools where they are in the minority, Most Able boys do less well than Most Able girls, and Most Able Disadvantaged Students do less well than Most Able non-Disadvantaged students.

The register is reviewed and updated regularly during the academic year, based on hard and soft data. Most Able students are not removed from the list if underperforming, instead additional intervention is agreed for these students. Pupil Premium grant money is allocated for this where students are eligible.

We have developed a culture of high expectations for students and teachers so that the quality of curriculum delivery, teaching and assessment in both foundation and core subjects is high. This begins with identification based on Key Stage 2 data, rigorous target setting and careful tracking and intervention.

In addition to using data provided by primary schools, Most Able students will be identified over time using:

  • Subject identification criteria – reviewed at the start of the year and published to all staff and students
  • Subject area nominations – based on relevant assessment profiles using multiple types of quality assessment including teacher assessment
  • Assessment results – such as standard tests, CATs and examination performance externally and internally
  • Most Able Coordinator nomination – using data that tracks the performance of students, the Most Able Coordinator will also examine nominations to make sure the correct students are identified and placed on the register.
  • Parent consultation – we will consider parental nomination and welcome any background, knowledge or evidence of a pupil’s work done at home if appropriate. This information will be cross referenced to performance data and the Academy decision is final. 

What are the opportunities and events for Most Able students?

There are many opportunities for Most Able students including:

  • Russell Group (Year 11). This new scheme is designed to prepare Year 11 students within our Most Able Core for applications to elite universities. Students attend weekly Oxbridge-style tutorials on extracurricular topics within the history of ideas, led by two Oxbridge alumni on our staff. The group attends occasional cultural events.
  • The Brilliant Club (Year 10) – 12 arts and humanities students will be mentored through an assignment by a PhD research student in half term 4.
  • The Brilliant Club (Year 9) – 12 maths and science students will be mentored through an assignment by a PhD research student in half term 4.
  • The Harris Experience (Year 9). This new Federation-wide project broadens the cultural opportunities of some of our most able Year 9 students, including by giving them access to teachers/lecturers who can stretch them beyond the current limits of their curriculum. The programme incorporates lectures on art appreciation, trips to concerts, theatres, art galleries and museums, master classes on challenging extra-curricular topics and careers advice. Ultimately it is designed to prepare students for applications to elite universities.
  • Maths mentoring (Years 7 and 9). Currently we are launching a scheme which will see some of our most able Year 9 students providing academic mentoring in maths to some of our ablest Year 7 students. Mentors will meet mentees on a fortnightly basis to set them challenging maths problems.
  • Salters’ Festival of Chemistry (Key Stage 3). In April, 4 Key Stage 3 students will be competing at a Salters’ Festival of Chemistry at University College London.
  • Battle of the Brains Federation Competition.
  • Literacy, Numeracy and Sports Leaders.

Most Able extra-curricular timetable

Extra-Curricular

07.30 – 08.00

Lunch Time

15.00 – 16.00

16.00 – 17.00

Monday

Year 7- 11 MA Computer Room Access (JME 2.27)

Y9-10 Open House Art Event Organisation (KAV 3.19)

Harris Experience Masterclass (KDO 3.26/ Assembly Hall)

 

Tuesday

Year 7- 11 MA Computer Room Access (JME 2.27)

 

Year 7 - 8 MA ‘The Apprentice’ (JME library)

Year 7-11 MA Homework Club (LSA library)

Wednesday

 

Year7-8 + 11 Chess Club (NME 2.13)

 

Year 7-11 MA Creative Writing (NDA 1.12)

Debating Society (JLU 1.05)

STEM Club (KSA 3.10)

Thursday

Year 7- 11 MA Computer Room Access (JME 2.27)

Year 7-8 Countdown Challenge (SPU + OCO 2.13)

 

Year 10-11 Critical Thinking Skills (CGA 1.07)

Friday

 

 

BTEC PE / MA Intervention (JME 2.27)

Problem Solving (DBA 2.10)

 



Model of support for Most Able students at Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich

Model of MA Support


The Leader for Most Able is Jake Metcalfe  j.metcalfe@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk

Further documents and policies relating to our support for 'more able' students can be downloaded from our Equalities and additional intervention page.