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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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Welcome to Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich

Peter GrovesA warm welcome to Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich from Principal Peter Groves.

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.


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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.

Active Citizenship

Active Citizenship’ is a vital part of the ‘Master Key’ that will unlock opportunities to students in future.

Active Citizenship is about students becoming better people and making a difference to their community on a local, national and global scale. Visit our Vision and Values page to read more about what we mean by Active Citizenhip and the key character traits (confidence, curiousity, respect, resilience, ambition) that we encourage all our students to develop.


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.  

Peter Groves, Principal
Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich