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14/01/21

School food really matters. Thanks to our staff and Met police officers for helping us provide 400 free breakfast bags for children this week. Each bag has two weeks’ of breakfasts. Bags went out on Tues and Weds this week. https://t.co/AwjlkJ492v

14/01/21

HBAED students... do you need more data to help you study? The government has launched a scheme which temporarily increases data allowances for some mobile phone users so that students can access remote education. Click here to find out more and apply https://t.co/jiLFD5e3HK

13/01/21

It's Wellbeing Wednesday so why not complete this full body yoga session today? https://t.co/VjNSsFO3BM. We've a different suggested wellbeing activity for every single day in January in our HBAED Wellbeing Calendar at https://t.co/6TLBvrc75w. Take a look!

13/01/21

Over 2,300 e-books are now available through your school Reading Cloud log in. Click https://t.co/8qjGxjnHyG to start reading. Username is your school email address (initial.surname.org.uk). Password is harrisboys (you can change this). https://t.co/PIVQI1Weye https://t.co/DygbXOxpXo

12/01/21

Thanks for getting in touch, Nicole. If you are having problems accessing the dashboard could you email info.org.uk please? You can mark it for attention of Ms George if you like. We'll then get you the help you need.

12/01/21

We want to boost our students’ vocabulary and Bedrock is one of the tools we use. Has your child logged on? Are they consistently working on Bedrock? How much progress have they made? See your parent dashboard for an insight. Let’s close the vocabulary gap together!

12/01/21

Our Health and Wellbeing Calendar has a suggested activity for every day in January, to help you look after your health and wellbeing. See what's on the calendar today at https://t.co/YjQOUyUVYe https://t.co/hpLWpd0vnz

12/01/21

Retweetd From Southwark Police

Southwark Safer Schools Officers assisted food bag packing event this afternoon, 370 students will receive two weeks’ worth of Breakfast Bags to assist during these challenging times, these will be collected tomorrow by the families https://t.co/8nrpiFao0V

11/01/21

This week's PE challenge is to complete a 5k run, jog or walk. Mr May has been out and running to set you some 5k times to try and beat, if you want to! But it doesn’t really matter how long it takes. Find out how to take part at https://t.co/hdRLfdWpbs https://t.co/Nu48VhQIek

07/01/21

Thank you to entrepreneur Mark Jenner, Founder of for his inspirational talk to our Yr 7 boys recently as part of their Active Citizens Enterprise Day. “It was great to to see the boys demonstrate such confidence," he said. Read more https://t.co/vZO9XrCo0H https://t.co/MpxuonVESO

05/01/21

We are pleased to announce that we are committed to achieving the Quality in Careers Standard in 2021. We aim to provide an outstanding programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance to address the career development needs of all our students https://t.co/eJZyq7RJf0

04/01/21

Getting this lovely message from a parent made a BIG difference to our day today🙂. https://t.co/W0iaNJNPFW

04/01/21

Covid testing in schools. To see our letter to parents about this national scheme, including the consent form, please visit https://t.co/3ymUT61MVM. Thank you.

31/12/20

Please see our Covid-19 Updates page for the latest details of start of term arrangements. Thank you as ever for your cooperation. https://t.co/dincMb7BT1

23/12/20

We are proud to present our Seasonal Showcase 2020 to show that, despite Covid, the arts at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich are thriving! Watch at https://t.co/qNmkKbaSbt https://t.co/K9XcI0uceD

15/12/20

HBAED staff wishing you festive cheer - watch here! https://t.co/0ZCdWJfh2h

15/12/20

Thanks for the opportunity and congratulations to the winners! https://t.co/TxtcU4nZS7

15/12/20

Prof Martin Marshall, Chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, took the time recently to speak to our Yr 9 & 10 aspiring medics. The boys really valued hearing him talk about the impact of a GP's work and his views on the Covid vaccine. https://t.co/b9kyhpOpqV https://t.co/oEkPCjCXFk

14/12/20

A nice message from a parent to start the week: "What a wonderful job the staff at Harris Boys' academy are doing. I commend you all for your tenacity and determination and most of all the intensity of the support provided to the boys during these challenging times."🙂

14/12/20

Denzel is just one of 25 Year 7 boys enjoying breakfast with the Principal this morning. A deserved reward for an excellent first term! https://t.co/fLfGttwFyf

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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultual (SMSC) education is an important part of life at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich.

  • Spiritual: explore beliefs and experience; respect values; discover oneself and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
  • Moral: recognise right and wrong; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
  • Social; use social skills in different contexts; work well with others; resolve conflicts; understand how communities work.
  • Cultural: appreciate cultural influences; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

How we teach SMSC

At Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich we deliver our SMSC education and Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) content in a variety of ways. These include curriculum lessons, assemblies, Building Cultural Capital lessons, PSHE lessons and Renaissance Days. Download out SMSC map for 2019-20 (Excel file), outlining how we teach SMSC within the curriculum.

Many of our PSHE sessions are planned in conjunction with the Votes for Schools programme. Votes for Schools provides effective delivery of SMSC (including British values) and Prevent. Through debating a weekly Vote Topic students are given the opportunity for discussion of topical, sometimes controversial, issues. It allows pupils to live and experience British values in an engaging way. Our PSHE programme allows students to make reasoned and informed decisions through understanding risk and the implications of personal choices.

Full details can be found in the document SMSC, Religious Education and PSHE Policy 2019-20, which is downloadable from the Teaching and Learning page.


British Values

The academy supports and delivers a firm commitment to developing and upholding British values.
 
Democracy
We have an elected Student Council that mirrors our Senior Leadership Team with a Student Principal and Vice Principals. The selections are done via voting and interview, much in the same way as the UK party system. Students learn about the importance and value of democracy in tutor time, assemblies and across the school curriculum.
 
The Rule of Law
The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the academy or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout all aspects of academy life. Students and parents are part of the consultation of Academy rules and are incorporated into discussions about the value and reasons for clear expectations within the school. This process ensures that all stakeholders understand the consequences of not following Academy rules, as well as the benefits and rewards for active participation in Academy life in a positive and constructive way. Students are also taught about UK legislation by our Safer School Officer and through visits from the Metropolitan Police.
 
Individual Liberty
Students are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. We educate and provide boundaries for students to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education. 
 
Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and tutor lessons. Whether it be through choice of learning challenge, of how they record, of participation in our extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.
 
Mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Harris Boys Academy East Dulwich is situated in an area which is culturally diverse and we place a great emphasis on promoting and understanding diversity within the student and staff body. Our Religious Studies classes, assemblies and tutor teaching reinforce this. Students and staff feel comfortable sharing their knowledge and experiences to enhance learning within classes.  We also work closely with local community action, anti-discrimination advocacy and faith groups so our students are exposed to multiple ways of viewing the society around them, this is accomplished through visits to places of worship, speakers from community and faith groups, and work with anti-discrimination groups such as Stonewall.
 

Curriculum

Within the wider curriculum and its delivery we expect all students to:
 
  • Participate in PE lessons, and to work in teams to improve their academic progress
  • Participate in subjects with broad potential for deepening cultural appreciation - Art, Music and Drama
  • To participate in wider activities and discussions, for example, during tutor time, that uphold British values
  • To show tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

Radicalisation and Extremism

The academy believes and actively supports the view that all students should be protected from radicalisation and extremism. Our approach to this is in line with the Government’s CONTEST strategy (the counter terrorist strategy) and PREVENT (stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism). Staff have received training on radicalisation awareness, and it forms part of our Equalities Policy.
 
Radicalisation is the process by which people come to support terrorism and extremism, and in some, cases participate in terrorist groups. Extremism is the vocal or active opposition to the fundamental British values in bullet points above. Our commitment to safeguarding student welfare means we are vigilant in monitoring vulnerability to radicalisation including:
 
  • Family tensions
  • Sense of isolation
  • Migration
  • Distance from cultural heritage
  • Experience of racism or discrimination
  • Feeling of failure
Students, staff, parents and guardians are supported by the Safeguarding team at HBAED with regard to any concerns or issues surrounding radicalisation or extremism.