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14/07/20

Parents/carers... you can now download "Raising Little Allies-To-Be: An Incomplete Guide" from our resources page. A beautiful resource to explore and with children. Download it at https://t.co/6uPWkddxmr https://t.co/F9UQPWpzDG

14/07/20

You can now download a resource pack on from our resources page. Includes a list of books, films, TV shows, articles, videos and podcasts to help get you educated. Download at https://t.co/6uPWkddxmr https://t.co/WGHtBp22ed

13/07/20

Ms George says: "I can read Margaret Atwood’s writing time and time again. One of the reasons I wanted to study Literature at A-Level is so I could explore The Handmaid’s Tale and I’m so glad I did! Her writing is absorbing and still (sadly) politically relevant https://t.co/lD4IR8V5sw

10/07/20

Welcome meeting for our new Year 7s. You can now watch a recording of the full session, including Q&A. https://t.co/9QeVeOeFKh

10/07/20

Summer's Not Cancelled is an online summer programme to help young people aged 16-25 in develop their and skills. Find out more and sign up at https://t.co/Ft80HLpkl2

10/07/20

Can you spare 16 hours over July and August? Will you donate them to a project in this area? Sign up for the "One Million Hours" programme and find out about volunteering opportunities near you this summer. https://t.co/5VLuLv9bTs https://t.co/vSlXc7DO72

09/07/20

FREE online mini-modules to help mums develop their tech skills over the summer. https://t.co/vzbuOw5TbG

08/07/20

Aged 15-19? You can apply for Words for Work, a virtual internship programme from . Complete a large scale creative project, take part in employability training, receive 1:1 mentoring, and creative masterclasses led by industry experts. https://t.co/g73m9m68Ku

08/07/20

Retweetd From HarrisDulwichGirls

Looking for summer activities? Find out more about this 'Summer of Food and Fun' programme for children and families in and . https://t.co/eP6j251HmX https://t.co/tZqQBM0voN

07/07/20

How will your son travel to school in Sept? In light of government advice, we want to encourage all students to make their way to school safely when we reopen. Please help us by completing this one-minute travel survey by Weds 15 July. Thank you. https://t.co/sCx9MwbYW2

06/07/20

This week's competition - What have you enjoyed during lockdown? Send us a review of one film or a selection of different ones that have helped you through lockdown - and if they are linked to a book that you have read, even better! Details https://t.co/N0XcjkrUsB https://t.co/i4yK1DSXye

06/07/20

Retweetd From HarrisDulwichGirls

Southwark Libraries have some great events, videos and fun activities for young people as part of their . Big thanks to our for everything they are doing for young people in . https://t.co/54j1OkjYPX

03/07/20

Retweetd From Manor Estate TRA

Massive to & for arranging a today ❤️ These bags were used as a top up for our neighbours in need, already receiving freshly prepared meals. We are so pleased to pass on the parcels from to https://t.co/DdUaILMyXz

02/07/20

Calling all film-makers! Storyboard your movie idea and enter the Puffin Big Dreams on Screen competition. The winner gets their idea made into a movie plus there are lots of runners up prizes. Closes 3 August. https://t.co/mTeiWGzyjk

02/07/20

We are absolutely delighted the government has said all pupils can come back to school in September. We are today sending parents and carers a letter with an update on our plans for reopening in Sept. You can also read the letter at https://t.co/tJvBcUZ2Jm

02/07/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Thank you to all our academies who shared their strategies for supporting the most vulnerable pupils during lockdown by getting them into school https://t.co/PbhI870oSH

01/07/20

Thanks to the charity School Food Matters for making these breakfast packages possible through their funding. Families are coming in tomorrow to collect the breakfast bags (beans, wheatabix, bread, fruit and milk). https://t.co/kbRL2JsUhP

01/07/20

School food really matters. 280 students will receive two weeks’ worth of breakfasts. Many thanks to the Safer School Officers who came to help us get the breakfast packages together. https://t.co/pHTKEXoTXc

01/07/20

Have your say on the themes and issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement. Write a story in 500 words for the competition. Categories for 5-9 and 10-13 year olds. Closes 3rd July. You can do it! https://t.co/CprttbnXcG https://t.co/88urcLcXOc

01/07/20

One of Mrs Okai's is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. "It's a fantastic story that allows you to gain a deeper understanding of Asperger’s syndrome. I love it so much I have seen the theatre piece 5 times." Mrs Okai https://t.co/shafl5Wo1C https://t.co/7ni0XiLfmq

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Announcement

Anti-Racism - A Message of Solidarity

Peter GrovesDear Parents and Carers

Harris Boys’ pupils, staff and parents of all backgrounds have been moved by the horrifying murder of George Floyd in the US. This has led to a global outcry, with protests around the world.

Previously hidden and often undiscussed issues around racism in the UK have been brought into the mainstream. Because of this, just as we have been saddened, we are also hopeful that the outcry will lead to change. As an Academy, we wish to acknowledge what is happening and express our solidarity with our black families and staff who are currently feeling pain and distress.

Visit our Anti-Racism - Resources for Students and Parents page 


"We are all equal all of the time"

Our academy vision states that everyone succeeds and achieves their potential regardless of any personal characteristics; that we are all equal all of the time and treat people with the respect they deserve.

At Harris Boys’ we tackle discrimination and prejudice of any form through education. We want our students to be empowered to be themselves through our active citizenship programme.

The key character traits that we want to nurture are Respect, Resilience, Curiosity, Confidence and Ambition. A fundamental part of developing these character traits is contextualising our curriculum so that our students are rightly informed about the world they live in and the inequality that has shaped our past and present. Our aim for our students is to be equipped with the skills, knowledge and mindset to contribute to and transform for the better the society that we live in.


Addressing injustice and inequality through education

The national statistics show that black boys make negative progress between Years 7 and 11, ending up, on average, with worse outcomes than they should have done given their starting points. At Harris Boys’, not only do black boys make positive progress (with a Progress 8 score of +0.7), they also make better progress than all pupils nationally.

Over the last few weeks we have been engaging with our students through our online learning programme to discuss the events and listen to their voice. Our staff are also discussing the recent events and looking at what we can do as an educational community.

We will continue to evaluate, and challenge our practices to continue to enhance our provision so that we can continue to improve life chances for all our students. I would also like to hear suggestion from parents about what you would like us to do moving forward. If you would like to make a suggestion or comment please do so via email to info@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk.

At what has been a truly challenging and testing moment in history for pupils and staff, we hope that some good may emerge. I would like to thank our pupils, staff and families for everything they are doing to share and listen. Harris Boys’ will to continue to play our part in addressing injustice and inequality through education.

Yours sincerely

Peter Groves, Principal