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20/09/18

“I like school dinners on Wednesday because we have roast,” Five Year 7 new starters including from tell us how they are settling in at secondary school. Read what they say at https://t.co/t7gfDQxibe. Open evening tonight (20 Sept) 5-7pm https://t.co/T9DJ3MzilC

18/09/18

Retweetd From SINCE 9/11

Last week, British 9/11 survivor, Janice Brooks visited as part of our Survivor Stories project. Read more about her talk with the Sixth Form pupils on the school's website: https://t.co/rcOEwKBaGe https://t.co/MbUmrkYFuq

12/09/18

Report in on 9/11 survivor Janice Brook's visit to our academy https://t.co/hnGUpm1gIV

12/09/18

9/11 survivor Londoner Janice Brooks gave students a moving account of her escape from the 84th storey of Two World Trade Center in 2001. “It’s an extraordinary thing she's doing by coming here,” said sixth former Georgie. Thank you Janice. Read more https://t.co/rag2ctPbRZ https://t.co/53c8lZJIxD

11/09/18

Come along to our open mornings and evening this 20-26 September to meet our students and teachers and discover what makes our school special. Full details https://t.co/dnVXILnj28. We look forward to welcoming you. https://t.co/vUKbhYjIpG

10/09/18

Retweetd From Ambassador Johnson

Londoner Janice Brooks was working on the 84th floor of Tower 2 when the plane struck. She survived, but lost 61 of her colleagues. On Fri, Janice visited w/ to share her story so that we . Take a moment to read this: https://t.co/RqAKxhgsBw https://t.co/z2DiR1ARqd

04/09/18

Retweetd From Harris Careers

We're looking for a Manager . Find out more and apply now: https://t.co/xUOulSkUYu https://t.co/ydocxIaMS7

23/08/18

Our boys have again achieved outstanding GCSE results, including our best ever Attainment 8 score. Well done boys... We told you all the hard work would be worth it. Were we right, or were we right? Full story https://t.co/NM4ReLxYfN https://t.co/9jW5qQNkhh

19/07/18

We built a rocket in Science lessons during Cultural Horizons Fortnight. See it in action at https://t.co/uMH1I48LNY. And we made survival equipment so we can survive on a desert island (should we get stuck on one over the hols). Read a full report https://t.co/t5Es3EjQMF

19/07/18

During Humanities lessons, boys learned about the highs and lows of the reign of Elizabeth I by creating a board game. "You have just robbed a Spanish ship. Have another go." https://t.co/y9rUWFRJh7

19/07/18

Two days at Downe Activity Centre included fun activities to develop skills such as communication, teamwork, leadership and also conquering fears. Boys climbed a 30 foot pole, but could they make the jump at the end?! https://t.co/UIgcgaatXZ

19/07/18

Cultural Horizons Fortnight included trips to , and local museums too. Over 400 boys went on trips during the two weeks. https://t.co/urwZ3D6Boi

19/07/18

Our ‘Viva Espana’ days celebrated culture, and to raise boys' global horizons. And they made these rather impressive traditional pinatas (animal figures) too... https://t.co/vITjaR9Hmc

19/07/18

It's been Cultural Horizons Fortnight here, with boys getting involved in loads of engaging creative, cultural activities and trips to end a great school year... Read a full report at https://t.co/t5Es3EjQMF https://t.co/7S68QArJtk

18/07/18

"Could you please pass on our thanks to all those who have been involved in our son’s education. I am certain that he will achieve what he needs to for the next step in his education and that is in no small part because of the professionalism and hard work of HBAED staff." Parent

18/07/18

"I'm just emailing to say how impressed I was with the manners of one of your pupils (I'd guess year 9 or 10) who opened the shop door and held it open for me to leave. It was polite and considerate and I felt compelled to email." Local resident

18/07/18

We're getting some lovely messages from parents as the end of year approaches. Thank you soooo much. "To all the staff at HBAED... You are brilliant. Thank you for all your help in turning our son into a sensible, responsible and kind young man." Parent

18/07/18

Our athletes came third in the most competitive ever Sports Day last week, with a record medal haul. Well done boys! There's a great feeling of pride in our community for your fantastic achievement. Full results at https://t.co/NS7ihVNAqI. Take a bow! https://t.co/qHnPI0WKb9

18/07/18

"I feel really proud of myself." Well done to all 51 boys recognised for their exceptional achievement at our Celebration of Success Evening 2018. Full report and pics at https://t.co/OpiqauKv1p https://t.co/iU22obGQLn

17/07/18

Thanks Diego for the batch of cakes you made to say to our teachers. Much appreciated by Mr Ingham! Teachers like ... https://t.co/Fx8Wu9qQSO

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Welcome

staff378A warm welcome to Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich from Executive Principal Chris Everitt.

If this is your first visit, I hope you find our website useful and look forward to meeting many of you when you visit our school in person.

This is a special Academy, and I am proud to lead a superb group of students, teachers and support staff.

What makes us special goes far beyond the “outstanding” rating by Ofsted we were delighted to achieve in 2011. At the heart of our success is an absolute belief in the ability of every student to shine – no matter what their background, ability or character. We will accept no excuses for being anything but the best we can be.

We combine the traditional values of discipline, respect and good behaviour with contemporary best practice in teaching, learning and technology.

We focus on the development of our students as individuals, and guide them by allowing honest, trusting and equal relationships to form. We do this by regularly monitoring progress and understanding, using our developmental marking policy, class discussion, and role-modelling of expected behaviours.

Stronger as a team

When a student joins our academy some will already be high-fliers, others will be good all-rounders and some will face significant and individual challenges. Each student will already have a unique personality, gift and character that we will develop further by working together. I have made it clear to everyone at the Academy that we are stronger as a team than a group of individuals, and that by pulling in the same direction we will achieve great things.

We encourage our students to be critical thinkers and promote these skills throughout the curriculum.  A student at Harris Boys' Academy will learn how to engage critically with foreign affairs, religion and society, issues of citizenship and the media, so they acquire the skills, and recognise the value of, thinking for yourself and thinking in a well-reasoned manner. This feeds into our desire to leave our students with the ability to apply these same skills to any context, for example, whether they are being subject to peer pressure, or being actively targeted by extremist ideologies.

Bringing learning alive

Teachers take the time to get to know and understand each boy. Whether they need to be stretched, are struggling, or are somewhere in the middle, we will always work to inspire the best in all our students. This means:
 
  • Offering a full, broad and balanced curriculum, and helping every student find something he excels at; 
  • Keeping class sizes as small as possible, and employing teachers who make learning fun and engaging; 
  • Giving support to students who need it through extra tuition in literacy and numeracy; 
  • Offering a range of specialised courses for our Most Able students; 
  • Setting regular homework - for Year 7 students this will usually be two or three subjects per night; 
  • Encouraging debate, participation, and a spirit of enquiry.

Clear expectations

Children learn best when their school environment is safe, inclusive and welcoming. We have a culture of mutual respect between students and staff, and zero tolerance of bullying in any form.

We have a proven track record of getting the best from all our students, reinforced by very clear expectations regarding student conduct, manners, uniform and behavior which are non-negotiable and consistently enforced across the Academy. We believe that success occurs in a framework of high expectations, whilst also acknowledging that mistakes provide valuable learning opportunities too.

This results in our students constructively engaging with resilience-building activities and a positive learning environment where students do not judge or discriminate against one another.  We also support our students in challenging their own preconceptions as part of being meta-cognitive learners and ‘thinking about their thinking’. 

This is a school at which every student has the chance to find his own unique path to success, where everyone is aware of their rights and responsibilities towards themselves and others, and I look forward to welcoming you in person, so you can experience our Academy for yourself.  

Chris Everitt, Executive Principal
Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich