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23/05/19

Would you like to join the new Police Cadets group at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich? Every Tues from 7-9pm. Everyone welcome. Find out more at https://t.co/5mv6BIndkn https://t.co/tuUmf64v5l

22/05/19

Great, thanks again!

22/05/19

Thank you very much. Our contact details are at https://t.co/6gQIcxEsT9 Much appreciated.

12/04/19

Day Six of our snowsport trip. The highlight of the day was our beginners group completing the famous Black run down from the glacier. Full report and pics https://t.co/m4u9ZnnV8G https://t.co/o42PXTz7r2

11/04/19

"It is quite a sight to see our boys coming down the mountain." Report from Day Five of our snowsports trip, and lots of pics at https://t.co/m4u9ZnnV8G https://t.co/74mAIqApFL

10/04/19

"We awoke this morning once again to beautiful blue skies." Report and pics from Day Four of our snowsports trip https://t.co/m4u9ZnnV8G https://t.co/RNVNx2nxjp

09/04/19

Report from Day Three of our snowsports trip. Please look at the pictures at https://t.co/m4u9ZnnV8G and admire how beautiful it is! https://t.co/X8K07TVNTx

08/04/19

Report from Day Two of our snowsports trip: "It was like watching a different group from yesterday, the progress they have made has been excellent." https://t.co/m4u9ZnnV8G https://t.co/GlqPl21kR1

07/04/19

Report one Day One of Crans Montana snowsports trip. An impressive first day all round! https://t.co/m4u9ZnnV8G https://t.co/oVvqbibBTp

06/04/19

Harris Boys‘ have arrived in Crans🇨🇭 A smooth crossing on the Eurostar, 7 hours 💤 , checked into our Chalet and now getting our skis and boards fitted🎿 🏂 ⛷ 😁 https://t.co/PjWYoump5j

03/04/19

Look how proud our Under 15 team are to lift the Harris Cup, after beating an excellent team in the final. Please say to our boys. We've been hunting this trophy for the past 3 years! Full match report at https://t.co/4irEL8tgEI https://t.co/pG2MTNrOal

03/04/19

Hi there, where are you seeing this please? If you let us know we'll correct any error. Thanks for your help. Our job vacancies are advertised at https://t.co/2lANQydE3H

02/04/19

Very proud of our team! A huge well done to all the students who competed so well today.

02/04/19

Retweetd From London Youth Games

🤾🏽‍♂️Huge Congratulations to the U13 Boys Handball Finals Medallists! You did your borough proud! ⭐️ 🥇 🥈 🥉, 🥉St Pauls, https://t.co/qfYcuoIphX

02/04/19

We couldn't be more proud of our boys! Well done too all of them, and to all the schools who took part today.

02/04/19

Retweetd From LPESSN

Well done for getting Bronze ! 🎊👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 https://t.co/r01czJakWY

02/04/19

The 10,000th has just been borrowed from our school this school year. A great achievement! Axel, Year 8, wons a Golden Ticket for being the student to borrow the 10,000th one. https://t.co/ggYtFEDHzR

01/04/19

Boys are working really hard in and doing all the right things. This still life in oil is by Hassan, Year 10. See more great work at https://t.co/f9HKlzys7F. Well done everyone! https://t.co/hQNOl8kfIO

01/04/19

Thanks to , , , and more for the great opportunities for students through the Harris Experience programme https://t.co/TJwWViPv8h

25/03/19

Retweetd From LPESSN

Well done to all the teams taking part in the KS3 Table Tennis today ! Thank you to all the teachers for the support and to the young leaders scoring the matches. Congratulations to the winners!🏓 https://t.co/34nZiZVo2k

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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.