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16/10/20

You could not be more welcome!

16/10/20

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WOW. You've really pulled out the stops for us today. We could never say thank you enough. https://t.co/crcrEEmvMp

16/10/20

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Great work boys! 🏆 https://t.co/FLP28R30z4

16/10/20

Over 100 of our boys have been rewarded for their consistently good conduct at special breakfasts with Principal Mr Groves this week. Our boys' conduct has remained excellent this term, with 25,836 points awarded by staff. Well done boys! Find out more https://t.co/ABLH2FwICN https://t.co/Zy2oz49S9U

16/10/20

We are proud to be an anti-racist school and stand united: changing minds and changing lives by being https://t.co/ws2BDdSaIa

16/10/20

Supporting anti-racist education every day at . Solidarity with and working to make lasting change https://t.co/hAXY7RmAxM

14/10/20

Year 11... don't miss this one! https://t.co/1S3P9YeDSp

14/10/20

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Dear students, we hope you have a restful half term from Fri. If you have any emotional concerns or worries over the holiday, remember you can get support from . It’s free, safe and easy to use. Watch the video below to find out more https://t.co/hfAVDIk4de

12/10/20

We're continuing our tradition of Principal’s Breakfasts as part of our programme this year, even though this year they must be in year group bubbles and socially distanced, of course. Find out more at https://t.co/BwGtRonXgU https://t.co/Zt1ZBBnFvG

09/10/20

6th Form Virtual Open Evening, Weds 14th Oct, 5.30pm. Find out how our Sixth Form can help you take the next step towards university, apprenticeships or work. Sign up for this LIVE online event at https://t.co/699o1JeN0W https://t.co/ubzTPloim0

09/10/20

"I’m happy that our school has taken the time to talk about this week in lessons and that we can wear stickers today too." Daniils https://t.co/lGd2YNgQL2

09/10/20

This comment from one of our former Year 11 boys has brought a tear to the eye... "Thank you so much for everything the school did to support me and my classmates. The school was like a family to me and I will really miss it."

09/10/20

"As boys, I feel that it’s important to talk about ," says Che. All this week we've been raising awareness of the struggles and sometimes hidden issues surrounding . Our teachers and boys are proud to support and . https://t.co/5PNfRU4Gm3

08/10/20

This made us happy🙂 . A comment sent to us by a local resident: "I just wanted to say how nice it is to see the boys back. It is nice to see them around, chatting and laughing to each other and giving off a nice positive energy around them."

07/10/20

Music industry executive gave an inpiring talk to Year 10 today on the importance of and in helping to realise your ambitions. A big to Mr Lyn from all our boys! Find out more https://t.co/4Dk6fPWfQL https://t.co/eUL37LMaop

02/10/20

To kick off , 30 of our students interviewed Baroness Wheatcroft of . They asked a range of probing questions around equality & diversity, raising achievement, global warming, the police and gender. Very proud of our boys' professionalism... https://t.co/dKoWMjtGwi

02/10/20

Visit our Virtual Open Day to learn more about our academy and meet Principal Peter Groves. We look forward to welcoming you! https://t.co/hBl8VyPPm0 https://t.co/2uzJqdDkbm

02/10/20

Our boys are excited about meeting Baroness Wheatcroft of today for a two-way online conversation about democracy and role of the House. Thank you to “Learn with the Lords Online” programme (https://t.co/n9nRbqnciN) for organising. https://t.co/a3AP8A5u4B

01/10/20

Our Poetry Table is proving popular... why not try a verse novel for ? A great story that gets to the point and doesn't waste time... https://t.co/ZKH290qmdE

01/10/20

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On , we're thinking about all of the amazing verse novels that are out at the moment! Here's the brilliant reading from Long Way Down - head this way to find out why he thinks poetry is so powerful: https://t.co/T0YMpGpxyR https://t.co/M6FfehhRkk

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Anti-Racism Solidarity

Harris Boys’ pupils, staff and parents of all backgrounds have been moved by the horrifying murder of George Floyd in the US. This has led to a global outcry, with protests around the world.

Previously hidden and often undiscussed issues around racism in the UK have been brought into the mainstream. Because of this, just as we have been saddened, we are also hopeful that the outcry will lead to change.

As an Academy, we wish to acknowledge what is happening and express our solidarity with our black families and staff who are currently feeling pain and distress. We have also compiled a list of resources for students and parents that you might find helpful.

Visit our list of resources for students and parents.


"We are all equal all of the time"

Active Citizens SlideOur academy vision states that everyone succeeds and achieves their potential regardless of any personal characteristics; that we are all equal all of the time and treat people with the respect they deserve.

At Harris Boys’ we tackle discrimination and prejudice of any form through education. We want our students to be empowered to be themselves through our active citizenship programme.

The key character traits that we want to nurture are Respect, Resilience, Curiosity, Confidence and Ambition. A fundamental part of developing these character traits is contextualising our curriculum so that our students are rightly informed about the world they live in and the inequality that has shaped our past and present. Our aim for our students is to be equipped with the skills, knowledge and mindset to contribute to and transform for the better the society that we live in.


How to get involved

Angela Davis QuoteCivil rights activist Angela Davis famously stated: ‘“It is not enough to be non-racist. We must be anti-racist.” Being against racism is not enough - we ALL need to find a way to be ANTI-racist and back this up with action.

Confront everyday racism. If you see it, call it out. Speak up calmly and respectfully if it is safe to do so. If it is not safe, then talk to an adult, any member of staff at Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich or a family member and ask for support. Don’t let racist behaviour continue unchallenged. If you hear someone make a racist comment, speak out and challenge it, either in the moment or later when you tell an adult what happened.

Educate yourself. There are lots of fantastic films, books, websites and articles that you can watch and read. See our resources page for some suggestions.

Sign petitions at https://petition.parliament.uk. If a petition receives 10,000 signatures, the government will respond (see also a list of petitions below).

Contact your local Police and Crime Commissioner and MP to raise your concerns about the way black communities are treated. Find your PCC here.

Send us contributions for in-school display including art, images, poetry, short stories, reflections. Send these to info@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk

Contact the student council to make your voice heard in helping to raise anti-racism as a key concern for the work of the student council.


Anti-racist petitions

Petition ImageSigning petitions is one way to express your views and concerns. Here are three current petitions.


'Dedicated to those that peacefully protest' - a poem

Written by a Year 9 student from our Enterprise learning hub

Protesters, delinquents are not. They  

disrupt, they scream, they march 

ahead. They are people, they are you,  

they are me with a cause  

too shy to voice, too angry to mute. 

 

As the thousands parade together,  

together they are beaten, insulted, 

lauded and complimented. 

Laughing friends hold rippling banners, 

balloons float over the witness city. 

 

Vandalism or justice? The mass’s repentance  

of history is split by those that accept  

the statue’s invite to hell or despoil its  

plinth with its greed unquenched.


Additional support

Your Form Tutor, the Behaviour for Learning Team and your Hub Assistant Principals are all contactable if you want to discuss anything – feel free to e-mail them with any issues and ideas you would like to raise.

If you would like to raise something through the SHARP system, please click here to raise a concern

If you would like to see our school counsellor, please let Ms Watson know.

If you have a concern about the welfare of someone you know, please contact Mr Bray as soon as you b.bray@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk