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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

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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

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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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Most Able Students

Most Able students (formerly known as 'Gifted and Talented') have been defined as those students who have one or more abilities developed to a level significantly ahead of their year group (or with the potential to develop these abilities). Read news stories from the Most Able group.

Most Able pupils are those who will exceed the expectations for their age group, either in all subjects or just one. The Most Able are a diverse group and their range of attainment will be varied; some do well in statutory national curriculum tests or national qualifications. However, being Most Able covers much more than the ability to succeed in tests and examinations.

Most Able students comprise around 5-10% of the Academy population. At HBAED we identify the Most Able students in all subjects. 


How does the Academy identify Most Able students?

Our Most Able students are identified on entry to the Academy using information held by primary schools about that student’s learning and achievements in Key Stage 2. We use this information to make sure we provide students with the right level of challenge. Our Most Able students will be identified on entry by:

having a Key Stage 2 fine score in maths and English of level 5.4 or above

OR

having a Key Stage 2 score in maths and English of level 5.0 or above if they are a Pupil Premium student

OR

having a CATS test score in the top 10% nationally

OR

showing exceptional attainment in a range of subjects in the first term of Year 7.

Most Able students are identified and placed on the Academy’s Most Able register. We give particular attention to disadvantaged Most Able students. We recognise that nationally Most Able students do less well in schools where they are in the minority, Most Able boys do less well than Most Able girls, and Most Able Disadvantaged Students do less well than Most Able non-Disadvantaged students.

The register is reviewed and updated regularly during the academic year, based on hard and soft data. Most Able students are not removed from the list if underperforming, instead additional intervention is agreed for these students. Pupil Premium grant money is allocated for this where students are eligible.

We have developed a culture of high expectations for students and teachers so that the quality of curriculum delivery, teaching and assessment in both foundation and core subjects is high. This begins with identification based on Key Stage 2 data, rigorous target setting and careful tracking and intervention.

In addition to using data provided by primary schools, Most Able students will be identified over time using:

  • Subject identification criteria – reviewed at the start of the year and published to all staff and students
  • Subject area nominations – based on relevant assessment profiles using multiple types of quality assessment including teacher assessment
  • Assessment results – such as standard tests, CATs and examination performance externally and internally
  • Most Able Coordinator nomination – using data that tracks the performance of students, the Most Able Coordinator will also examine nominations to make sure the correct students are identified and placed on the register.
  • Parent consultation – we will consider parental nomination and welcome any background, knowledge or evidence of a pupil’s work done at home if appropriate. This information will be cross referenced to performance data and the Academy decision is final. 

What are the opportunities and events for Most Able students?

There are many opportunities for Most Able students including:

  • Russell Group (Year 11). This new scheme is designed to prepare Year 11 students within our Most Able Core for applications to elite universities. Students attend weekly Oxbridge-style tutorials on extracurricular topics within the history of ideas, led by two Oxbridge alumni on our staff. The group attends occasional cultural events.
  • The Brilliant Club (Year 10) – 12 arts and humanities students will be mentored through an assignment by a PhD research student in half term 4.
  • The Brilliant Club (Year 9) – 12 maths and science students will be mentored through an assignment by a PhD research student in half term 4.
  • The Harris Experience (Year 9). This new Federation-wide project broadens the cultural opportunities of some of our most able Year 9 students, including by giving them access to teachers/lecturers who can stretch them beyond the current limits of their curriculum. The programme incorporates lectures on art appreciation, trips to concerts, theatres, art galleries and museums, master classes on challenging extra-curricular topics and careers advice. Ultimately it is designed to prepare students for applications to elite universities.
  • Maths mentoring (Years 7 and 9). Currently we are launching a scheme which will see some of our most able Year 9 students providing academic mentoring in maths to some of our ablest Year 7 students. Mentors will meet mentees on a fortnightly basis to set them challenging maths problems.
  • Salters’ Festival of Chemistry (Key Stage 3). In April, 4 Key Stage 3 students will be competing at a Salters’ Festival of Chemistry at University College London.
  • Battle of the Brains Federation Competition.
  • Literacy, Numeracy and Sports Leaders.

Most Able extra-curricular timetable

We have special extra-curricular activities for Most Able students. Download the latest list of activities (updated November 2017). 


Model of support for Most Able students at Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich

Model of MA Support


The Leader for Most Able is Jake Metcalfe  j.metcalfe@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk

Further documents and policies relating to our support for 'more able' students can be downloaded from our Equalities and additional intervention page.