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03/03/21

Our HBAED Bedrock Champions for last week are 8B2-ENG! Collectively, they scored 3920 points making them our top performing class. Well done boys! Your Harris points are on the way! Who will be our Bedrock Champions next week? https://t.co/t7Dr3wPmqS

03/03/21

For , our boys are learning about the "fourth industrial revolution", its impact on the future of work, and what they can do to get ready. https://t.co/kpOfslkTNk https://t.co/0tYNANigOS

01/03/21

Retweetd From National Careers Week

*** 𝙊𝙋𝙀𝙉 *** The 𝙑𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙁𝙖𝙞𝙧 is open 𝘕𝘖𝘞! https://t.co/ZOZn9OEkTQ 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗲. https://t.co/iT2TXOLncN

01/03/21

Can you beat Danton, Year 10, is this week's PE Kick-Up Challenge? Find out how to enter at https://t.co/QXg6l9rMxV. https://t.co/GEjVOpnfJT

25/02/21

Vocabulary matters at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich – https://t.co/5SmJd6pQvq

23/02/21

Our homework platform increases your child's vocabulary, helping them ro achieve in all subjects. Research shows that children use Bedrock more if parents are engaged with it too. Why not login to Bedrock and monitor how your child is doing at https://t.co/aIa7M3GfGX https://t.co/GTDW8M25k7

12/02/21

Hamza, Hasib, Lalloh and Daniel, Yr 10, completed virtual work experience with the last week. "I learnt there were many different areas where are needed," said Daniel. "I would like to work in the healthcare sector in the future." Read more https://t.co/KMHluVmfrG https://t.co/OzoEPRNVxv

11/02/21

For , boys at HBAED are reading and listening to inspiring stories of students who have chosen to go down the route. Hosanna, for example, is a technical theatre apprentice with . https://t.co/xEwmkGHTGy

11/02/21

Immerse your child/ren in academic by encouraging them to complete their vocabulary homework twice per week. Watch their confidence and progress increase. Download a parents' guide to using Bedrock at home https://t.co/BmEomjhqDf https://t.co/70JXsxHEgR

10/02/21

We asked Yr 9 parents to give shout-outs to our teachers. "Thank you for being uplifting and positive" "Yr 9 English lessons are so engaging" "He makes the lessons fun and creative" "They have showed continued pastoral care and support" More https://t.co/pEjsJR7rVL. .

10/02/21

Lateral flow Covid tests now take place in school, with each boy being tested weekly. It helps to identify those who have Covid but don't show symptoms - another way to keep our school community safe. Find out what boys say about the tests at https://t.co/s7cD9MRNwL https://t.co/zLBdihaj6z

10/02/21

For , boys are reading and listening to real stories of students who have chosen to go down the route. They've read about Hassan, for example, who is doing a digital degree apprenticeship https://t.co/5A1vBUPzpl

09/02/21

Parents, download a Guide to Apprenticeships, with information about fantastic 'earn and learn' opportunities. Please contact Mr Allison j.allison.org.uk if you have more questions on apprenticeships. Click here to download the guide https://t.co/PDOnSkZlVV https://t.co/OSIoReU4LH

09/02/21

Here's a link to some amazing events taking place this week for . Students from Harris Dulwich Boys are attending and looking forward to finding their dream apprenticeship. https://t.co/i9KvVEkQAx https://t.co/Gy0LFO3qa1

08/02/21

This week is National Apprenticeship Week. We're proud to inform our students about their options when they leave HBAED and are an excellent choice. Today we're running a workshop for Yr 13 students on applying for apprenticeships https://t.co/kvY6R89XWV

08/02/21

Retweetd From Apprenticeships

It’s National Apprenticeship Week! To launch we're proud to bring you a video of some fantastic apprentices who have stepped up during the pandemic. Find out more about apprenticeships: https://t.co/R9P26Sp9hl https://t.co/ZT0WWCsQth

02/02/21

These excellent webinars will help you make and study choices. The series is coming in March. The series on careers such as business, computing, sciences, liberal arts, hospitality and more is available now. https://t.co/qFi4O8xKbY

27/01/21

Mr Grant of our Maths department has won the annual 'Transforming Lives as a Teacher Award'. He's an exemplary practitioner who brings out the best in all the students and we're proud he's on our team! Please join us in sending congratulations. https://t.co/KJiZY1hEdT https://t.co/hng2wPmSkV

26/01/21

"We are seeing over 90% attendance to every lesson, and that can only be done because of you and the support you are giving us at home." Watch Principal Peter Grove's thank you message to parents and carers. https://t.co/1CkSNW5jae

25/01/21

This week's live broadcasts from include sessions with leading figures from the world of media, health, hospitality and the military. Find out more and see links to the talks at https://t.co/20TKR0k9cc https://t.co/yESIFEAonq

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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.