Felix, Year 10, reports on our Student Council's visit to a Neurodiversity Conference hosted by Southwark Schools Learning Partnership . Read Felix's report at


Zain, Year 10, reports on his visit to the newly opened campus of the Access Creative College in Whitechapel, where students made an app, sang, learned about careers in gaming and graphic design and much more. . Full story


Students were blown away by the sound of a live orchestra during their visit to . They listened to Ravel, Stravinsky and Rossini and got the chance to meet the orchestra and ask lots of questions too. Fantastic! Lots more music news at


Year 12 and visited Queen Mary's University London for a day recently. They loved their day of lectures, with question and answer sessions, as well as a campus tour. A really insightful experience into what life at university is like.


Congratulations to our latest Bronze Badge award winners. You have to earn 175 Harris Points to receive your Bronze lapel badge. Pupils receive positive points for embodying HBAED values such as exemplary manners and consistent hard work. Well done boys!


Felix, Year 10, has been nominated for the BAFTA Young Game Designers award after teaching himself new programming skills from tutorials on YouTube. Read full story at


Harris Dulwich Boys welcomed five schools from across Southwark to compete in the annual KS3 basketball Olympic-style 3 vs 3 tournament. Our Yr 8 students represented the school with great pride. Congrats to St Thomas the Apostle College for winning the event!


Former student Alfie talks about his early STEM career at . "My key responsibilities are procuring and raising infrastructure orders for the contractors who work for Network Rail, but I'm learning about all aspects of planning." Find out more:


Surely day 2 of can’t be even better? Wrong! Gulfoss.


Photos of our students enjoying the stunning landscapes of Iceland on day two of our Geography field trip. The day finished with a visit to the spectacular Seljalandsfoss Waterfall where the boys were able to walk behind the waterfall. More pics at


This Summer, eight students embarked on a four-week expedition to Kenya with , working on community projects such as building a school and beach conservation. Read Caleb and Stanley's diary at


Students Anishan and Adam fly a Cessna 152 as part of a ten-month training programme with Fantasy Wings. Each year we work with Fantasy Wings to enable three students to learn more about careers in aviation and experience flying. More


Our GCSE Drama students loved their visit to to see 'Red Pitch' by Tyrell Williams. "Seeing how a play can use such a unique stage setup to tell a compelling story was truly inspiring." More at


Surrey County Cricket Club is encouraging students applying for sixth form studies in September 2024 to apply for the Club’s new Sixth Form State School Cricket Programme. Details at


Our Gardening Club has had a bumper crop of tomatoes and peppers. A  special shout-out to Dominic, Year 9, for helping with the harvest!


Visit our academy and meet our staff and teachers. Open Evening, Thursday 28th September, 5pm-7pm. Drop-in mornings from 8.45-10.30am on Mon 2nd Oct, Tues 3rd Oct and Weds 4th Oct. We look forward to welcoming you. Details at


We are pleased to announce that all students can now get a free bowl of porridge from 7.30 am to 8am. Available free from our canteen!


“I am so proud of our students for what they have achieved in their GCSE results. They are so resilient and really deserve the success. Thank you to everyone involved in the Academy - staff, parents and, of course, our fantastic students." Chris Brett, Head of Academy.


Students at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich are celebrating an incredible set of GCSE results this year. The students have achieved great outcomes and have surpassed the last standardised results of 2019 in their attainment and progress. Full story


First Silver DofE groups finish at Birling Gap in the South Downs National Park and venture onto the beach!

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A Teaching School

At Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich, we are committed to making our staff into the best practitioners they can be, whether that be as teachers or associate staff members.

Our professional learning plan outlines our commitment and approach to providing development opportunities. Alongside the Harris Federation's courses and qualifications, we also offer an additional range of CPL sessions and support.

Staff CPD - Friday 2.30-3pm

Staff CPD runs every Friday afternoon with a specific focus for each term. This builds on our three-tiered approach to CPD: whole school, departmental and individual.

  • At whole school level, CPD is planned in response to whole school needs.
  • At department level, each director will lead one session per term that focuses on departmental needs which can be different from the whole school. This can be in response to areas for development identified through MER, Learning Walk feedback, Staff Voice or the director's reflections.
  • Lastly, each teacher has a personalised development target which, through Innovation Coaching, supports staff to develop over time.

CPD curriculum is planned in conjunction with the ECT framework to ensure that the whole school approach builds on ECT progression through this framework.

Early Careers Teachers (ECT)

In partnership with UCL and Harris Hubs, our ECTs are supported to develop expert teaching and learning pedagogy.

  • Frequent, high quality twilight training sessions are rooted in the evidence-informed Early Career Framework.
  • Bespoke mentoring and coaching opportunities are led by trained colleagues.
  • We offer a combination of both theoretical workshops, subject specific webinars and application to practise workshops; ECTs have a series of facilitated training sessions throughout the programme which are designed to cover essential parts of the ECF – these tend to be content-driven sessions. ECTs also have Online Learning Community (OLC) sessions – these are more exploratory and are discussion-based.
  • Access to research-based self-directed study modules are offered via UCLeXtend.
  • Half-termly subject enhancement sessions are led by Federation Subject Consultants.
  • There is a Dedicated Delivery Partner Team Channel where ECTs are able to contribute to forums, blogs and the latest educational research with colleagues from across the country as well as within our own school.
  • Training is also supplemented by our own in-house extensive CPD opportunities.

Initial Teacher Education (ITE)

We offer a range of development opportunities relating to Initial Teacher Education.

  • Weekly professional development sessions are led by experienced members of staff.
  • Weekly mentor meetings, including deliberate practice, are a chance for mentors to model a specific strategy and then for the mentee to practise it with their mentor. 
  • Learning walks are carried out by the Innovation Team, who offer encouraging support and feedback.
  • Trainees are given the opportunity to observe experienced teachers, gaining an insight into the teacher standards/core content framework in practice.
  • There is also a chance to experience being a part of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Review process.

Staff Coaching

New staff joining HBAED observe experienced staff. This provides a working framework for lesson success. New staff are observed by the Innovation Team, Directors or SLT to support a smooth transition. A coach is assigned to outline and monitor their bespoke targets. Following bi-weekly reviews, support plans are used to tailor coaching further.

For experienced staff, MER reviews highlight strengths and development areas.  A subject link coach is assigned to coach staff on developmental areas. This is done through face-to-face meetings, provision of educational links and literature.


A range of events are held for students throughout the year including workshops, guest speakers and external opportunities We also offer a range of training opportunities for staff including CPD, webinars, and seminars with a range of external providers.

We liaise with the NEU Black Teachers to ensure all anti-racist work is grounded in equity and equality. Click HERE to find out more about National Education Union anti-racism charter.

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Women in leadership

We offer a warm and supportive space within which to work together and share our experiences as well as listening to experts in the field.

  • We offer sessions around women’s leadership and empowering women in the workplace.
  • We have a dedicated book club which relates literature to real life situations, raising questions that challenge ideologies.
  • Reflective Practices are available for staff to do as individuals, whether as podcasts, reading, meditation or other activities.
  • Opportunities are also available for informal gatherings to discuss current issues of the day or things relevant to our academy, and to relax and share with each other over refreshments

Click HERE to read the latest news from Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich, where we showcase the latest achievements of our students and staff.

Develop your career with us

Why choose Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich to develop your teaching career? Download our leaflet for teachers.

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