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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

26/04/21

Retweetd From Steve Daniels

Delivered a session earlier this week to the brilliant year 9 boys We looked at the importance of and how exercise can help boost feelings of self-esteem and happiness. Always important to practice what we preach. Ready to take on the day 😀 https://t.co/EpLpP1T9m3

20/04/21

Vocabulary matters at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich. https://t.co/HwhXmjl4pC

29/03/21

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 https://t.co/ATB9O4RMxP https://t.co/Zt2zRPgoQH

26/03/21

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. https://t.co/FHHnRqx5BT

25/03/21

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." https://t.co/GhUIZXfABm

25/03/21

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." :-) https://t.co/zbRRnUBUG7

25/03/21

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

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. 💪 https://t.co/dqTnlWBtpB

24/03/21

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 https://t.co/nNtWS1ZA2E https://t.co/URIQjgn5rs

22/03/21

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 https://t.co/TicIaM6GMS https://t.co/lku5RyRc3B

19/03/21

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! https://t.co/zuh3wPgN2B

17/03/21

We're holding autism awareness events at our school in March to mark . Find out more about what's happening. https://t.co/ELSutU2Ny3

16/03/21

Vocabulary matters at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich – https://t.co/bWpzHvMqyA

16/03/21

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. https://t.co/VIecQjNLb1

16/03/21

No problem, there's lot of detail about our careers programme on this page of our website https://t.co/MuacggGQHy

15/03/21

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

15/03/21

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%). https://t.co/VIecQjNLb1 https://t.co/9CFderbLy1

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Personal Development - What Makes a Good Sixth Former?

There is no doubt that excellent teaching and learning are a huge part of the success of our sixth form at East Dulwich.

We understand that this success does not come from teaching and learning alone but is also as a result of the personal development of the student and the experience your son or daughter can have with us reflects this fully.

Our personal development curriculum results in well-rounded young people who are confident, capable of study and who realise that there is more to life at Sixth Form than lessons; as important as these are.

In terms of study habits, we have a consistent dialogue shared by students and teaching staff. Outside of lessons and homework, we expect students to complete 3-4 hours of independent study each week, per subject – study periods are a great opportunity for this and those students who we see consistently working and producing, we will reward.

To help secure these successes we use tutor time to develop our young people. They will partake in Prep. This is a structured opportunity where students organise themselves for the week ahead considering what they need to do and when; this helps our students structure their independent study time, creation of task lists and understanding how they can prioritise workload.

Students will also participate in termly ‘Big Talk’ sessions where they are encouraged to debate and discuss topics like ‘cancel culture’. Our tutors set the expectation that all contribute verbally in order to set ourselves up for success in the future. The last part of tutor time is PSHE and we use this time to have our young people understand the importance of being an active citizen who contributes to and questions their society - to be someone who is well equipped for the challenges and situations that life in a city in the 21st century might throw at them.


Clubs and societies

Our commitment to cultivating development in young people goes beyond tutor time. Our students lead a number of their own groups which teaches them about leadership and collaboration, and gives them an outlet to do something that they care about and value.

Most recently our Raising and Giving Society raised money for local charities and wrote winter cards for a local care home whilst our Medi Soc and Health Care Society have been holding weekly meetings where students present on healthcare related topics to get them ready for their future careers and applications. This is led very much by the students and is a genuine opportunity for them to take the lead.

Other students show leadership by applying to become Subject Ambassadors. These students take a scholarly lead on tutoring students as resident experts; they share new research, reading and opportunities that link to their subject and have been able to support lower school or younger students particularly in unpicking subject problems that have presented themselves; again, it is our young people who lead this.


The Discover programme

Each year we run the DISCOVER programme with the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. The programme looks at how to manage stress and worry.

Dr Sclare, a clinical psychologist who leads the programme across a number of Harris Sixth Forms with great success, meets with the Head of Sixth Form, to discuss the impact the programme has had on our students each year.

We have always seen excellent results, and this is another method we use to support our students and identify where there may be concerns we would not normally see on our average day.

The DISCOVER team have also helped us identify additional ways to support students who are struggling to cope with high levels of stress.

Mature, independent and highly resilient

The reason we do this is because of the continuing increase in pressures placed on our students in the Sixth Form and nationally. It is a tough – and very fast – two years where students are required to study very challenging courses without the extensive support they received in Year 11.

They are to become mature, independent and highly resilient young people almost overnight once they start in order to prepare for either university or the outside world of work – it is a significant jump from Year 11 to university/employment in merely two years.

We encourage all of our students to take part in this outstanding programme to seek advice and support throughout their time in our Sixth Form.