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10/02/20

Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich has come 4th out of 55 similar schools based on Attainment 8 outcomes, the DfE announced. "We are extremely proud to have been in the top 5 every year since we opened," said Principal Peter Groves. Find out more https://t.co/np53DLsDsr https://t.co/4ZTFZvJxlW

06/02/20

Read how our very own England Footballer, Lexi (Year 12), balances her studies with playing for women U18 and U17. "I want to create an all-girls team in to help promote girls football." Full interview at https://t.co/So9iMZVITO https://t.co/lRtfG6A6m9

05/02/20

Congratulations to our Year 8 team for winning the South London schools cup for the second year in a row! Looking forward to next year already... full match report at https://t.co/Gz3MSIXtZG https://t.co/JUG8297q4C

04/02/20

Big thanks to for an inspirational personal development talk to our boys this morning. Find our more about the FREE 'Success Only' personal development programme during this Feb half term at https://t.co/ZDfk6CkTkz https://t.co/ljAqodZcdO

30/01/20

Thank you to Legal & General for a great session on the financial services industry for our Year 12 Business students. "I learned how to invest money smartly and what investment management groups do," Omsai, Yr 12. Find out more https://t.co/cE7vOU2nLb.

24/01/20

Retweetd From Southwark Book Award

Students are now busy reading the amazing books chosen for the - , , , , ,

21/01/20

A nice email to start the day... "[Our son] expresses to us at home that it is ‘a nice feeling at school’ that his teachers wish him a ‘good morning’ in the corridors and also wish him a ‘good day’. This...is clearly having a positive impact on the boys’ behaviour." 🙂

20/01/20

We are very proud that 197 boys have achieved 100% attendance so far this term. They are now proudly wearing lapel badges and can use their snack token for a treat at lunchtime. Well done boys! https://t.co/CHAP5Ve7Cs

13/01/20

Active Science are our current Hub Champions and we've lit the school in their colours to celebrate! They are champs because of their success in our inter-hub sports competitions, and because their boys gained LOTS of Harris Points. Well done Active Science! https://t.co/rud8BdC1J6

20/12/19

Mr Groves is joined by Daniyal, Abdiwali, Abheek, Liyan, Tyla, Kabeer and Hamza for the final Principal's Breakfast of 2019. Happy holidays everyone, and thank you to all our amazing students, teachers and parents for their hard work this year. https://t.co/Aukoy24WVu

17/12/19

Election Result 2019 - active citizens in action. Find out our school election result from Dec 12 at https://t.co/pcBJJ5rX8N. "It's been really exciting." Jamie, Year 10 https://t.co/vLM0dBNdsR

27/11/19

Rayane has won our Recycled Art Competition, for this fantastic chair made from plastic bottles, lids and packaging. Our Student Council is taking the lead on improving recycling at the school, with further projects to come! https://t.co/eQOwjOlbrE

25/11/19

We were honoured to welcome Holocaust survivor Harry Olmer to the school last week. Mr Olmer (pictured with Daquan, Year 11) gave an incredibly emotional and thought-provoking testimony of his life. Thanks to for their support. https://t.co/ikqJW2naeF

22/11/19

Thanks to for visiting yesterday to talk to Year 10 about in publishing. “I found it really interesting to find out more about graphic design and would love to do this for my Year 10 Work Experience,” said Michael. Find out more: https://t.co/Ed9bI14TFV https://t.co/Oq3BnyO5Pb

22/11/19

“I definitely would love to come to Imperial College. The courses they have on offer and the university itself is very appealing”. Our trip there made a big impression on Syed and other students! Thanks to for welcoming us. https://t.co/BMrd3YTozT

22/11/19

Retweetd From HarperCollinsUK

We are out again for week. Today we are at talking to year ten students about the sorts of careers available in the world of publishing.

20/11/19

Big thank you to Chris Bradford, author of the series, for his recent visit to our school. Chris appeared dressed in a dramatic full-length black outfit complete with a genuine samurai sword. “He was awesome, probably the best author I’ve seen," said Hassan https://t.co/8gYXjhnOqj

16/11/19

On 21st November 2019, students will hear testimony from Holocaust survivor, Harry Olmer, in a visit organised with . It is a privilege for us to welcome Mr Olmer to our school and his testimony will remain a powerful reminder of the horrors so many experienced. https://t.co/FhZWizwJpr

16/11/19

Well done to boys who have already notched up 150+ Harris Points this term. Each one now has their very own bronze lapel badge to wear with pride. Well done everyone. Who will be the first to reach 250+ points and earn a silver badge?! https://t.co/H5u28l9IQl

11/11/19

Sebastian, Year 11, plays the Last Post during the two minutes' silence our boys observed this morning for https://t.co/5RSeG8WTac

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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.

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