Close

Download our FREE smartphone app today!

Get the app

Twitter

06/04/20

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

Here’s our ‘Guide To Staying Home...In Style’ resource for students & families. Please feel free to use. https://t.co/cnrmNLsSwT https://t.co/8zy7tC1uMp

06/04/20

Retweetd From Chris Bradford

Do u have the courage for a NINJA NIGHT READ? In the run up to *The Biggest Worldwide Virtual Author Visit Ever* (Fri 10th April at 10.00am GMT), I am reading from my Young Samurai books every night on my YouTube channel: https://t.co/XnnZq6QiSS from Monday 6-19th April at 7pm

03/04/20

An Easter football challenge for our boys. Can you do a Maradona 7 like Mr Connolly? Start practising! https://t.co/7mtsBm6sTs

03/04/20

A HUGE thank you to all our parents, students and teachers who have been so amazing and resilient in the past couple of weeks, as we've transformed ourselves into a virtual school. HBAED is a true community of which we are very proud. Thanks everyone!

02/04/20

Diego, Student Principal, has written a message for all our students. "Use this time to become independent learners." Read Diego's message in full at https://t.co/0dCgLfIfn9 https://t.co/45x1hYol9Z

02/04/20

Retweetd From Jack Petchey Fdn

Read our special edition newsletter packed with resources for young people, those who work with young people and parents. You can even find out how to send a message to Sir Jack!: https://t.co/FJGOHESPiP https://t.co/isbA8MBL5o

02/04/20

Retweetd From BookTrust

Have you checked out our pages yet? You'll find: 📚 Online storybooks 📚 Games and quizzes 📚 Competitions 📚 How to draw videos 📚 Rhymes 📚 Downloadable activities 📚 Recipes Basically, SO much booky goodness! Head this way: https://t.co/uoYIy4fucr https://t.co/QcE6QfOomb

02/04/20

To help you get the support you need and stay safe at home, including online, we've prepare this presentation for our boys and parents - Staying Safe at Home/Staying Safe Online. https://t.co/PPAtybEvdU https://t.co/CzV1YloxqU

02/04/20

Ms Mead's '. "This interview with R.J. Palacio is about her inspiration for writing her book, 'Wonder'. Developing empathy by putting yourself in another person's place is one of the most important experiences of reading." Have a read... https://t.co/cNkOmftrjY https://t.co/cKVrABZtHz

01/04/20

We're looking forward to it and spreading the word to our students!

01/04/20

Retweetd From Chris Bradford

Join me, Chris Bradford, author of the Young Samurai and Bodyguard series for a virtual author visit like no other on Friday 10th April 2020 at 10am GMT! https://t.co/r20UubxZwF

31/03/20

Am making enquiries, Ian. Will be in touch asap when there's definitive news.

31/03/20

Each day we're suggesting a new 'Read of the Day' at https://t.co/9PDvamxBkN. Let us know if you have any suggestions of books or authors to feature.

31/03/20

Read of the Day. Boy 87, a novel by Ele Fountain, makes us think what staying at home means when you don't have a fixed home or are having to leave the one you have known all your life and start again. https://t.co/HophKRhB83

31/03/20

Mr Miller of our PE Department has a press up challenge for you. Have a look and have a go! https://t.co/9dFEd9A9vL

30/03/20

Win a FREE book delivered to your door. This week's competition: "Write a diary entry for one day this week and tell us what you are up to." Remember, great diaries are a record of what you did, felt and thought. Find out how to enter at https://t.co/FewyibNUx9. Good luck! https://t.co/PwzGmNSNaT

27/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Peckham

Really useful advice for our students. Please take a read. https://t.co/FAaM8mFNgm

27/03/20

HBAED today donated 155 pairs of safety googles (normally used by our Science and DT department) to the NHS to help prevent their staff contracting COVID-19. Lewisham NHS put out a call to local schools who might have spare googles, and we are proud to help https://t.co/x2sfRPuHc0

26/03/20

Download and complete our new and updated 'At Home Activity Passport', designed for any student in Years 7-11. 20 activities to complete, to win Harris Points! Download yours at https://t.co/rvUkES7ALn https://t.co/MpXKluw1q3

23/03/20

Retweetd From Southwark Libraries

No need for children to run out of books while stuck at home. Join Southwark Libraries for free eBooks and audiobooks. Take a look at some kids' titles here 👉 https://t.co/Wdhs8DmmyZ Our temporary online membership now lasts 3 months. Join us today 👉 https://t.co/1zqLzCeJkJ. https://t.co/ZZ89RnULlx

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Central Office

Bexley

Bromley

Croydon

Greenwich

Haringey

Havering

Merton

Newham

Southwark

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

Teaching & Learning

Our academy is a community in which we support and encourage each other to achieve our personal best. We combine the traditional values of discipline, respect and good behaviour with contemporary best practice in teaching, learning and technology.

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.

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.


Bringing learning alive

We provide students with a high quality education that raises standards and aspirations. 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.

What does learning at HBAED look like?

At Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich (HBEAD) we believe it is vital that students finish every learning opportunity knowing more or being better at something than they did before they started. This underpins everything we do in the academy.

A typical lesson at HBAED will follow a model based on the TEEP (Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme) cycle but adapted for our students.  Lessons (or series of lessons) are split into distinct phases:

  1. Prepare for learning – students are given a starter activity which ‘hooks’ them into the lesson and new content being learnt or skills being developed
  2. Set learning objectives – these are clear objectives for the learning within the lesson, linked to Blooms Taxonomy
  3. New information – this is the teaching phase where new information or skills are given to the students for the first time, or in a redesigned way if it is part of an attempt towards mastery
  4. Construct – students in this phase of the lesson need to do something with the information or skills. This is where the knowledge is embedded through recall and higher order thinking
  5. Applied learning time – students are expected to spend 10-12 minutes, normally in silence, applying their learning. This could be to a task set by the teacher for example an exam question.  This is where the teacher can assess the progress a student has made in their learning
  6. Evaluation – all lessons end with a review of the learning that has taken place and are used by teachers to inform planning for the next lesson.

We do not insist that all our teachers adopt this method.  Some people have individual and unique styles of teaching which can be equally as effective. However, this is the normal approach our students experience. It is a great method because it acts to stimulate the students, get them thinking and then applying what they have learnt. It means that no lesson is ever wasted as they look to gain knowledge and develop skills.


How do students know how well they are doing?

Teachers give huge amounts of verbal feedback during learning and the importance of this personalised feedback cannot be underestimated. In addition to this we also have departmental formal marking stickers which are used to record feedback for students within their books.

These stickers are designed to help support progress in specific subjects and are therefore all unique. Each one contains a section for a dialogue to take place between the student and the teacher about the work they have completed. This is vital to ensuring that feedback is meaningful and has impact.


How do our staff try to improve?

We have an incredibly talented and dedicated staff here at the academy. Every single member of the team, including all our support staff, knows that our number one aim is for outstanding learning to be taking place all the time. Each individual job people do makes a difference to this goal.

Our staff are only so good because they have the desire and opportunity to develop their own knowledge and skills through continued professional learning (CPL).  One benefit from being part of the Harris Federation is our access to national programmes such as the NPQH, NPQSL and NPQML. These are all designed for leaders at different levels from headship to middle leadership. We have had a number of staff successfully complete these.  We also run a series of CPL projects within the academy which are personalised for our staff to help them improve specific aspects of the practice. These are completed to an incredibly high standard and allow us to constantly share the outstanding best practice we have taking place here amongst our skilled staff.


What does HBAED learning lead to?

Ultimately, learning at HBAED is about ensuring our students leave the academy with outstanding outcomes which gives them a ‘master key’ to success in the future. We never want to waste a learning opportunity and we want to develop students who can go to make huge contributions to our local community, our capital city and our country.  This all starts with the learning in the classroom, each and every lesson they have. We believe this is a great place to learn.

Here are our policies linked to teaching and learning. For more specific information on how we do things here please see our Quality First Teaching Policy which can be downloaded below.

Back to Key Information