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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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Year 11 - June 2021 Provision

On this page we will be explaining what we are offering to Year 11 in June 2021, in terms of Post 16 preparation, and help with future pathways, careers and wellbeing.


Post 16 subject preparation

Click HERE to access subject resources on the student SharePoint. These cover resources to help you prepare for the different subjects you may be studying next year.

To support your transition into Key Stage 5, whether that be at Sixth Form or College, it is important that you continue to practice study habits, keep to a sensible routine and acquire new skills that can help you flourish and hit the ground running in September.

Our teaching staff have created tasks to help you which can be found by clicking HERE. These should both support and challenge you while getting ready for the next stage of your education. 

As a minimum you should complete all the tasks for your chosen Key Stage 5 courses. For example, if your provisional plan is study Sport, Business and IT then you should undertake all of the tasks for these courses. Doing so will mean you are well prepared for the step up in both quantity and quality of work and also the independent skills required to be a successful Sixth Form or College student.

This also gives you an opportunity to take a more detailed look into other courses that you may be considering, or that you may need to consider should you not meet the entry requirements for you preferred pathway. You can download and attempt as many different tasks as you wish.

If you feel that there are areas of your understanding from Year 11 subject content that you still require support with you can access an excellent and comprehensive range of resources for all subjects at https://classroom.thenational.academy/. Content is very user-friendly and includes videos, lessons and mini assessments. You may wish to access these resources if you have chosen to continue with a specific subject but feel that you need to brush up on some topics to ensure that your knowledge is secure.  Alternatively, please get in contact with the relevant subject teacher or director who will be able to support you. You can also email Mr Bray (b.bray@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk) who will support you with any questions you may have.

If you require any further support, or would like additional tasks or readings from a particular subject area, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Those of you who applied to East Dulwich Sixth Form will be receiving a provisional offer letter in the post. Please return the reply slip to the academy reception before the deadline stated on the letter.


Careers and future pathways

Students can continue to access all the careers support they need when deciding on their next steps. Students can access the notes from their Careers Advisor appointment on Unifrog.

If students have any further questions or wish to discuss their options further they can contact the Careers Advisor, Ms Miller-Smith, at liona.miller-simon@harrisfederation.org.uk or the Careers Leader, Mr Allison, at j.allison@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk.

Students also have the opportunity to take part in a number of excellent webinars that can be accessed on the Unifrog site, which helps students compare career and study opportunities.


Post-16 options

Unifrog allows students to search for local college courses, sixth form opportunities, apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities. We also have our Careers Team available at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich to offer support via either face-to-face appointments, phonecalls or email.

You can email our Careers Advisor, Ms Miller-Smith, at liona.miller-simon@harrisfederation.org.uk or the Careers Leader, Mr Allison, at j.allison@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk.


Careers options

On Unifrog there are recorded sessions where students can find out more about pursuing careers in:

  • Business and Management
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Arts and Design
  • Engineering
  • Hospitality
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Psychology

Participating in these sessions will enable boys to explore different career options that they might be considering. The sessions will also improve their understanding of the steps that they will need to take in order to succeed in different careers.

Log on to Unifrog or click HERE to access these webinars.


University options

There are also a series of webinars on university options. These will be of particular relevance to students in Year 11. You can sign up for these webinars by clicking HERE.


Virtual work experience and inspirational talks

We are working with two organisations called Springpod and Speakers for Schools to bring you a range of virtual work experience opportunities and inspiring talks which you can access from anywhere.

The virtual work experience opportunities are a fantastic way for students to explore a wide range of careers in industries such as healthcare, transport and engineering.  So far this year, students from Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich have completed virtual work experience with organisations such as the NHS, The Bank of England, OFCOM, BP and Santander.

There are also inspiring talks available from leaders, entrepreneurs and sports people who are at the top of their professions. The talks are live and interactive, allowing you to ask questions about what it takes to get to the top. Use the following links to access the talks.


Year 11 National Citizenship Service (NCS)

NCSThe National Citizenship Service is designed specially for 16 and 17 year olds and will give you a clearer idea of what you want from your future.

At NCS, you’ll mix with a new crowd, and take on fresh challenges together. Before you know it, you’ll be rooting for each other, as you all tackle your own little hurdles. Along the way, you’ll also get a taste for independence and pick up skills that’ll help you smash your future goals. And if that’s not enough for you, you’ll also be given a platform to have your voice heard and pursue a passion project.

Over 500,000 people nationally have already done NCS and each year students from Harris Boys' complete the programme every year after finishing Year 11.

If you wish to apply to join this year's programme, apply here: https://wearencs.com/

If you have any questions about what the NCS involves, please contact j.allison@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk


Wellbeing

Top 10 tips to look after your Wellbeing

  • Get creative
  • Learn something new
  • Be active
  • Eat healthily
  • Get enough sleep
  • Help others
  • Do things you enjoy
  • Connect with others
  • Do things to help you relax
  • Ask for help if and when you need it

"Where can I get help?"

The following websites can all provide you with extra information and support.

www.youngminds.org.uk

www.mind.org.uk

www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

www.riseabove.org.uk

www.childline.org.uk


Hello from REACH!

Remember us? We’re researchers at King’s College London and for the past five years we’re been working with your school and 11 other schools in Lambeth and Southwark to understand what factors influence mental health among young people in London. The study is called REACH and your year group has been taking part since 2016!

You might be aware that over the last year we’ve been asking REACH participants, like you, to complete an online questionnaire about their experiences during the pandemic. Over 1500 of you have taken part so far, which is amazing! Thank you!!

We’re getting in touch to say a huge thanks and to show you some of the findings so you can see what we’ve been doing with all the information you’ve given us over the years.

We’d also love to stay in touch with all of you when you leave school, so we wanted to let you know how to update your contact details with us if you’d like to stay involved, to earn vouchers, and to hear about opportunities and events that we’ve got coming up, like our virtual work experience placements and skills workshops. We know you’re leaving school soon (congrats!!), so we’ve created a couple of videos for you to watch. There are two versions: a 1 min version in case you’re short on time, and a 15 min version in case you’d like to see more.

Here’s the 1-minute video.

 Here’s the 15 min video.

If you don’t have any time to watch, Click HERE for a poster showing a few findings and providing info on how to stay in touch with us:

Any questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch. reach@kcl.ac.uk / 07391482947 / insta: @thereachstudy

Thanks for your time!

The REACH Team


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