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Student home testing kits have been issued today for twice-weekly testing. It's vital that tests continue over the holiday and results are logged. Thank you. Details at


21 boys from Year 10 voluntarily came in early for extra this morning. They’re not letting a lockdown slow their learning! Great effort from Mr Gayle and our boys.


Comments like this really make our day🙂 "Your parent communication is outstanding. You take time out of your busy days even if it’s just to say he’s doing well. This is of huge benefit. Thnk you all for your hard work and the support you’ve given my son."


Thank you to everyone who attended our online event on Tues. And for the feedback! "As parents, your enthusiasm and the school's approach this week is really appreciated and it is encouraging that both the Yr 7 Head and Principal found time to participate." :-)


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Brilliant feedback from today’s session with the boys as part of our Positive Communication programme. Today we explored the meaning of success and the characteristics of successful people. Excellent behaviour, great conversation and fantastic learning. 💪


Boys in Yrs 7-10 have sessions in class today, to tie in with World Awareness Week. We've put up posters around the school, to highlight and celebrate both the challenges and strengths that autism can bring. Find out more at


We're holding awareness events this week, to tie in with World Autism Awareness Week, and highlight and celebrate both the challenges and strengths that autism can bring. Find out what's happening


No better way of being global citizens than by having from all over the world to learn with. This week we received responses from Longman Memorial Prep School in The Gambia and our students couldn't believe they wrote back!


We're holding autism awareness events at our school in March to mark . Find out more about what's happening.


Vocabulary matters at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich –


Students have been exploring how the world of work is evolving. In a survey they voted for the following as the top three skills they will need: creativity and problem solving; teamwork; and the ability to adapt and learn new skills.


No problem, there's lot of detail about our careers programme on this page of our website


Hi there, during PHSE lessons we collated ideas on the key skills etc and then followed up with a Microsoft Forms questionnaire which students completed afterwards


For , our boys explored different options that they can pursue after finishing school. We did a quick survey and most students expect to go on to university (76%) and a growing proportion are considering an apprenticeship (24%).


Several of our boys were pictured in the last week in an article about students returning to school. It's been such a pleasure welcoming them back!


The March edition of our student periodical, The Whole Shebang, is out now. This issue is on the theme of - with articles and poems by students in Year 9. In partnership with . Download your copy at


Student wellbeing will be on your minds this week with students returning to school. Click on the link below to read Bedrock's tips on supporting student wellbeing and learning at the same time.


Vocabulary matters at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich –


Boys have been finding out about different universities through the university webinar series. Full details of future webinars at


For our boys are learning about virtual work experience opportunities through .

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Posted on January 31st 2019

Come and Talk Careers - Every Student Welcome

A special careers desk in the school canteen during January helped boys in all year groups get answers to their questions about future study and jobs.

“The idea was to make sure every student knows there is a careers adviser they can come and talk to at any time,” said Mr Allison, our Careers Lead.

The desk was staffed by careers adviser Caroline Jackson, who spends around one day a week at the academy. Students were posed some interesting questions about careers to get them thinking.

Careers   Caroline

“I asked them what they thought Theresa May earned, for example,” said Ms Jackson. “One boy asked if it was £1m. But when I told them that the average salary in the UK is £26,500 they started to get closer.” The answer is around £150,000. Other questions included what’s the 'happiest' job, and what’s the minimum wage for 16-18 year olds?

Ms Jackson feels the sessions have enabled her to reach out to boys who might not otherwise know that careers advice is offered to all students.

Careers 1“I usually focus on Year 11 students because they’ve got choices to make about what to do after their GCSEs,” says Ms Jackson. “But any student is welcome to come and talk to me. Children in London, in particular, have a lot of options after finishing their GCSEs. They can stay on in the sixth form here, go to a different sixth form, or a sixth form college. Or they can go to a further education college, or apply for an apprenticeship. And the decisions they make have quite a big effect on their future. That’s why careers information, advice and guidance are really important.”

"Good advice"

Kade in Year 9 feels the school gives boys good support with careers. “I’ve not spoken to the careers adviser yet, but in assemblies they sometimes talk about careers and jobs too, and I’ve learned about the sixth form as well. They give us good advice and there’s always someone to talk to if you have any questions.”

Ms Jackson is one of the Harris Federation’s team of careers advisers. If any boy wants to talk to Ms Jackson she’s available in room 1.25 most Tuesdays during term time.