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26/07/21

The Department for Education is supporting catch-up programmes and fun activities for all children and young people in England. Find out more at https://t.co/JsMuvGETvg

23/07/21

Pedro, Year 9, recommends Club. "Join Mr Hodgson and co and help take care of plants from the Sizeable Squash to the Minuscule Microgreens." Mr Ingham is very impressed, and even used the spare sweet peas in his own garden! https://t.co/M7hrVPhDiR https://t.co/rKbUE1NIhO

19/07/21

Journalism Club boys and their families at the premiere of their very own film about mental health at The Ritzy Cinema in Brixton this afternoon. Well done year 8! https://t.co/s31l7VwtYQ

17/07/21

Year 10 boys enjoy a practical day last week. They had the chance to show off the knowledge they have learned throughout the year and recall practical skills from Year 9 too. Mr Ingham was thrilled to see so many 'Einsteins in the making!' https://t.co/Rj2Z441v4p

13/07/21

50 of our top students have won £10 Amazon vouchers! Well done and keep working on your development. is for life! https://t.co/0hd00tFDxa

08/07/21

Carla Price is presented with her Lockdown Hero Teaching Award - one of several awards received by our staff in the latest Pearson National Teaching Awards. Very proud of our whole staff team :-) https://t.co/9y2CQllLAT https://t.co/WttakFEkS7

02/07/21

Teacher Robin Sedgwick is presented with his Pearson National Teaching Award 'Certificate of Excellence' by some of our boys. We are proud to this year have four of our teachers recognised in the awards https://t.co/9y2CQllLAT https://t.co/gINnIOGSoi

30/06/21

Our Year 9 team won the apprenticeship challenge yesterday. Very proud of our boys! They left school cheering and buzzing having raised £509 for their chosen charity, Football Beyond Borders . Full story https://t.co/pKuKJkgwlO

30/06/21

Our boys enjoy an workshop with - using storytelling, physical theatre, poetry writing and visual art. London has lost its connecton. The local superhero ‘Empathy’, who would normally fix this, has burned out. Can our boys fix it?! https://t.co/xNud2Dwsil

30/06/21

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We delivered our WYZ Money (financial literacy) workshop to a great group of Y8 students at last week. Read our article to see what the students said: https://t.co/Y9n0arUmxe

30/06/21

Massive congratulations to Joshua - the first boy in the academy to reach 550 Harris Points which means he has received his Gold Lapel Badge. Joshua always works so hard and makes excellent contributions in every lesson. A real role model for his year group. Outstanding! https://t.co/INnbkG7MF8

29/06/21

The boys in our club are preparing for their final showcase in July. Harris Boys - full of talent! https://t.co/RjUDtReaf4

29/06/21

Students in Year 8 are learning about the importance of good financial literacy with . The workshop helped our boys' improve their understanding of personal finances and develop a positive and responsible mindset to finances. The boys thoroughly enjoyed it! https://t.co/YeBwTXkO2X

23/06/21

We are very proud to have four of our teachers recognised in the Pearson National Teaching Awards this year. The awards tie in with National , which is for ALL staff working in UK schools and colleges. https://t.co/9y2CQllLAT https://t.co/CtqiNIxKDQ

23/06/21

Today is national , and you can send a card to a teacher or school of your choice using this link. We'd love to hear from you!🙂https://t.co/d34kzTvTuZ

16/06/21

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Aged 14 – 19 and live in Southwark? Passionate about the issues that matter to you? Stand as a Youth Parliament candidate for your school, youth club or local area. Find out more and apply before 25 June https://t.co/n7ZJsDInNw https://t.co/3xXBODp9aR

16/06/21

This was a great session for our boys. Thank you 😃 https://t.co/zyFLjWI78l

16/06/21

This was a great session! Thank you .

14/06/21

Some of our Most Able students attended Christies’ Virtual Art Seminar recently, where they had to design an art gallery and decide which works of art to present in it, and explain their choices to students from other Harris academies. Full story https://t.co/AABjILEtyc https://t.co/550VMnkWYv

11/06/21

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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

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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.