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11/06/21

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

Session 9 of our 10-week programme at the amazing today. Fantastic engagement as always from the boys! Mature, focused, and a genuine desire to learn! Always nice to receive such brilliant feedback! Great work boys 👏👍 https://t.co/HZjCVUFiDR

07/06/21

Retweetd From Maternity Teacher

So exciting that we are empowering teachers across seven different academies with our fully-funded Accreditation programme. Explore our coaching offers at https://t.co/cwbZn0kXCy https://t.co/QeQtDb4Nmm

28/05/21

Samuel is one of 30 end of half term prize winners. Boys can choose from prizes including a table tennis set, basketball, art set, football, science experiments or a book of their choice! Samuel wisely chose science experiments and will have an explosive half term! https://t.co/cSzwmyoQoC

28/05/21

Year 7 take part in a special day planned and delivered by Southwark Police, exploring topics such as County Lines, terrorism, illegal substances, sexualised behaviours and Stop and Search. Find out more https://t.co/YddGE4Bt72 https://t.co/8bAUa6Vlh2

27/05/21

Retweetd From Children's Commissioner for England

closes TOMORROW!!! Make sure your child's voice is heard before it's too late, so no experience is missed out and then we can show the Government what it's really like to be a child growing up and living in every single part of England! https://t.co/K4fpOusCpL

26/05/21

To take a peek at 9B1's creative writing anthology (and see the quality of the boys' work for yourself) just click here https://t.co/9KnLFfNPAE https://t.co/zUhILTnYZg

26/05/21

Students in Year 9 have been practising their creative writing skills and collated their work into a beautifully presented anthology to showcase their talents. Teacher Ms Richardson is so proud of the students' heartfelt pieces and the effort they put into this! Well done 9B1! https://t.co/9HRfEsn7FF

24/05/21

Retweetd From SLSFFootballLeague

Well done to for winning the 6th Form Football Invitational-19.12.18 https://t.co/dxNefuaFiS

24/05/21

Year 8 students have been taking their Bedrock homework very seriously, creating Bedrock Books where they collate the new vocabulary and review it daily. This is Mosa's book. Great work!  https://t.co/RxZrB0LeKU

21/05/21

Our Year 7 class 7B1 has topped the league table for their engagement with in April. They completed more Bedrock lessons and gained more points on Bedrock than any other class within the whole Federation. Great work boys! https://t.co/ucRJMq9NZB

21/05/21

Congrats to our Year 8 team for making it to the semi-finals of the Harris Quadrant Debate competition this week. Well done boys, and to the teams from and who also reached the final three. Great event! Read more https://t.co/kh3JA2Jhez https://t.co/mjQRP0HnNN

21/05/21

Retweetd From HFEDMaths

Our Harris KS3 students submitted amazing work for our poster competition where they researched a mathematician. These were our winners from Harris Academy Morden and Harris Boys Academy East Dulwich! Congratulations...first place for Harris Academy Morden! https://t.co/Zz8kpLXxIN

21/05/21

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

Session 7 of our support programme The boys are continuing to explore strategies to help manage feelings of & Today we looked at the benefits of A pleasure to work with as always 👏 https://t.co/0MToNA7Bf7

20/05/21

Southwark Foodbank wrote this week to thank our staff, boys and families for donating 514kg of food and toiletries to in Jan and Feb. "Your donations have helped us support members of the community in times of crisis." We're proud to have helped https://t.co/jFw1ddcVel

13/05/21

HUGE thanks to City law firm for their donation of £1,500 to spend on new in our . The books arrived today 😀and will have a huge impact on opportunities for our boys. Find out more https://t.co/RXwcSR4Ga4 https://t.co/ZmeSGMV9M9

13/05/21

Retweetd From Steve Daniels

Delivered a session about motivation & commitment at the brilliant last week. I should have simply just handed over to some of our brilliant Muslim students who turn up focused & ready to learn every day, despite the demands of fasting. Incredible! boys 👏 https://t.co/emS6TvFR1h

11/05/21

“The women were inspiring and they made me reflect on toxic masculinity, gender equality and inspire me to make the world better,” Micah, Year 8, talking about our powerful gender-based violence session with the fantastic https://t.co/rPxk4Qj2gn https://t.co/Z5bIc5E8CL

29/04/21

Max in Year 8 has just won a £10 Amazon voucher for his consistent use of Bedrock to improve his . 50 more £10 vouchers to be won this half term. To stand a chance of winning you just need 120 Bedrock points this half term. Find out more https://t.co/5qEKkxjqZT https://t.co/n1aWqpHn48

28/04/21

Every boy at HBAED stands a chance of winning a £10 voucher this half term in a new Bedrock Learning competition. All boys need to do is earn 120 Bedrock points between 19th April and 28th May. Parents can help too! Find out more at https://t.co/5qEKkxjqZT https://t.co/stdpfjBZgy

26/04/21

Gangs and youth crime webinar for parents/guardians, Weds 28 April, 4.30pm, with . A chance to anonymously ask any questions or raise any concerns about how to protect children from criminal exploitation. Find out more https://t.co/XcWDe0oQFP https://t.co/iMdyqdTrLp

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Covid-19 - Latest Updates From the Principal

On this page we will update you with key information relating to the school and Covid-19. Previous updates and letters home can all be found on our Letters Home page.


IMG 09741Home Testing Kits - How to Report Results

Click HERE to report the result to NHS Test and Trace.

Click HERE to complete the simple form and report the result to the school.

Thank you.


Update: 11th June 2021

Positive Case of Covid-19

Dear Parents and Carers

We have been advised that there has been a positive case of Covid-19 recorded at the Academy.

Thankfully, coronavirus is usually a mild illness in children and young adults. However, we are of course treating the situation with a great deal of care and are liaising closely with Public Health England (PHE) to ensure we are responding appropriately.

Therefore, and in line with PHE advice, all pupils who have come into close contact with the confirmed case have been asked to self-isolate for the next 10 days.   This means that those students should self-isolate until 19 June 2021. They can return to the Academy on Monday 21 June 2021.

This is a purely precautionary measure that will help to keep the school and wider community safe. Our cleaning regime includes a nightly deep clean, and this took place as normal in order to ensure the building is thoroughly sanitised.

Work will be placed on our website under the Remote Learning tab for students to access while they are at home.

Our bubbles are strictly enforced and we are confident that these are the only pupils in the school that have come into close contact with the confirmed case. Therefore, all other well pupils must continue to come to school.

Please continue to do your Lateral Flow Tests at home twice a week and report the results in the usual way. As always, the whole community should be vigilant about social distancing and hygiene. We are very grateful to parents for everything you have already done to ensure that pupils respect the many new rules and processes put in place. Equally, we want pupils to remain calm, which is essential to their ongoing wellbeing, happiness and ability to learn: please continue to help to support us with this at home.

Yours sincerely

Peter Groves

Principal


Remote learning - information for parents

Please see our Remote Learning - Information for Parents page, which has details of what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home. 


Covid-19 - national advice

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

If your child or anyone in the household does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/ or by phoning 111.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19.

Hands

  • Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds.

Face

  • Cover your face in enclosed spaces, especially where social distancing may be difficult and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
  • It is now compulsory to wear cloth face coverings on public transport, shops and several other indoor settings.

Space

  • Stay 2 metres apart where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place.
  • Keep your distance from people who are outside your household or support bubble.
  • Limit social gatherings (including abiding by the ‘rule of 6’) and avoid crowded places.

Further information is available at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/education-and-childcare


Our planning

We are following the most recent government guidance to ensure that the academy is fully compliant with the required health and safety standards. You can also download our Student Guide to Returning to HBAED.

Download a letter to parents from Public Health England, about 'test and trace', and when to request a test.

As always, and particularly through these challenging times, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us should have any questions or feel we can support in any way.


Our recovery curriculum - Covid-19

The Recovery Curriculum is our attempt to bridge the gap in learning which took place as a result of Covid-19. It encompasses changes in the overall academy curriculum, subject-specific development, assessment and pastoral support.

We passionately believe that adapting what we are doing this year is best for the students we serve. All the measures put in place form vital parts of the process of recovery for them. Click HERE to read full details of our recovery curriculum.


Staggered start and finish times

We are staggering the start and dismissal times from September 2020. Please see details below.

 

Arrival Time

Entry Gate

Dismissal Times

Year 7

08:15-08:30

Student Gate on Peckham Rye

Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri 14:45

Wed 14.00

Year 8

08:15-08:30

Student Gate on Peckham Rye

Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri 14:45

Wed 14.00

Year 9

08:45-09:00

Student Gate on Peckham Rye

Mon – Thurs 15:15
Fri  14:30

Year 10

09:15-09:30

Friern Road Gate

Mon/Fri 15:00

Tues/Wed/Thurs 16:30

Year 11

9:15-9:30am

Student Gate on Peckham Rye

Mon/Fri 15:00

Tues/Wed/Thurs 16:30


Getting to the academy

Where possible you must walk or ride a bicycle. If this is not possible and you need to use public transport you must maintain social distancing and follow TfL guidance on wearing a face covering. If you are concerned about this please speak to your tutor or a member of staff.

You must travel alone or with siblings; you are not permitted to wait for friends or meet friends and you are expected to go straight home at the end of the day. On dismissal from the academy students should go straight home each day and avoid congregating outside. Students should not attend local shops or businesses as this will increase the potential for contact between different groups. By following these clear protocols, we will support each other and our local community in our efforts to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Designated bus stops

On dismissal, students in Years 7, 9 and 10 will be directed from Friern Road towards Barry Road so that they can get to their designated bus stops. Students in Year 8 and 11 will be directed to the bus stops nearest to their dismissal gate (Peckham Rye).

Dismissal updated


Our overall plan

  • The Academy will reopen to students in all year groups.
  • Students must return to their compulsory education.
  • We shall be placing groups of students into ‘bubbles’ in order to reduce the risk of transmission.
  • Students will continue to study a broad and balanced curriculum, as you would expect from HBAED.
  • Students will return in full academy uniform, including academy bag.

We have taken steps to ensure that the Academy is a Covid-19 secure workplace for staff and students and the safety of our community remains a top priority. We have implemented the following:

  • New hygiene rules and hand washing routines for students and staff
  • Extensive and advanced thorough cleaning of the Academy
  • Floor markings to help students recognise what a safe distance is from each other
  • Designated zones for each year group
  • A staggered start to the Academy day as well as staggered breaks and lunch times, to reduce contact with others
  • Adapted timetable of lessons to reduce movement within the building
  • Additional Academy entrances to separate year groups
  • Reduction in the number of visitors to the Academy.

Uniform

All students must wear full HBAED uniform. The uniform includes black trousers that must be school trousers. Chino or jean style trousers are not permitted.  It is also important that your son/ward has the correct shoes. These must be black leather shoes that can be polished.  As autumn and winter approach can I also remind you that HBAED students wear a plain dark coloured coat.  Camouflage style coats are not permitted. Please check our uniform and equipment policy if you would like examples of acceptable uniform.


Protect yourself from Covid-19

If you are worried whether your child’s symptoms may be Covid-19 related, please click HERE to read a guide from Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

You MUST remain socially-distanced from staff and students at all time. You will be expected to wash/sanitise your hands frequently and it will be required at the following times:

  • After coming into school
  • After sneezing or coughing
  • Before and after handling or eating food
  • After going to the toilet.

Covid 1


Expectations

The following outlines what students must do while at the Academy:

  • Arrive to the Academy at your allocated time only
  • Students will wash hands before entering the academy building
  • Students will wash/sanitise hands before eating
  • Students are to remain in their bubble at all times
  • Maintain social distancing where appropriate and possible
  • Students will avoid using shops before or after school

Covid 2

I have also amended the mobile phone policy whilst students are at the Academy.  We operate a ‘not seen and not heard’ system, so that students are able to carry mobile phones at the Academy in readiness for an NHS Track and Trace App to help control the virus.

We have written to each student’s parent/carer with specific information. Please review this carefully paying close attention to the start and end time for your child’s year group. We do ask for your support at the end of the school day if you are picking your child up, in ensuring that you do not wait outside the Academy which would prevent students and staff from social distancing from yourselves and each other. 

Thank you.

Peter Groves, Principal