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17/07/19

Thank you to for welcoming our Year 10 students yesterday and helping them explore City in and more. https://t.co/n6ldIFXgy9

11/07/19

Very proud of Hassan, winner of the Key Stage 4 competition. Hassan has worked hard perfecting his skills in the art of oil painting, creating self-portraits which reflect his culture and identity. Find out more https://t.co/rnHxR1NDEv Great work, Hassan! https://t.co/bek58roRQP

10/07/19

Thank you for supporting our boys. The really enjoyed meeting all our wonderful business volunteers!

10/07/19

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Absolute pleasure to attend ’s ‘Inspire The Future’ event to encourage school children to pursue a career in the NHS and, hopefully, as doctors!

09/07/19

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Please RT. We are looking for dancers, singers, poets, spoken word artists? To perform on 13/07. Would you like to showcase your talent to your local community? Please get in touch. Perform @ Peace Event 😊 https://t.co/6dehSNV2RI

08/07/19

Here are our first boys to achieve 500+ Harris Points this year. Well done Faizal, Yvan, Lalloh and Calvin! We now have 21 boys who have Gold Star Lapel Badges for reaching 500+ Points. See who they are at https://t.co/t5jsbMQyXZ Great work everyone! https://t.co/fSL4248BtK

08/07/19

Download our latest school newsletter. Parent Survey results 2018-19; Southwark Book Awards; Uber Rewards Trip - five days to remember; National Maths Challenge - 23 boys honoured; Great Speeches; Spelling Bee 2019... and more. Hope you enjoy it! https://t.co/1PNohtoXRC https://t.co/rursAyohse

08/07/19

This image is by Yvan, Year 7, who has a great natural ability with . https://t.co/XirihCIu5H

08/07/19

This image is a collection of for 26 boys in Year 8. They had been working on tonal for three lessons and achieved really nice results. https://t.co/PXsX1UhX7E

08/07/19

This image is by Isaiah, who has a passion for but has just began to use acrylic paint. He has gained a lot of insight and skill through his practice over the past few weeks. https://t.co/3e1KPHrwzA

08/07/19

This image is by Faizal, Year 7, who completed quite a sizable piece for his age. He is very ambitious and this can be seen through his tenacity to work hard to complete his canvas. https://t.co/GD7FwWNNcx

08/07/19

These two images are by Hassan, Year 10. Hassan has worked so hard over the past year to create photo realistic works with oil paint. Hassan has proven that if you put your mind to anything you can achieve exceptional results. https://t.co/FfuwsWR3Pw

08/07/19

Gallery of Great Art. We're proud to show you some of this year's exceptional work by out students. More pics at https://t.co/muu0l8y6cs https://t.co/15RZPQa6vi

03/07/19

Starting Year 7 in September? Our has put together suggestions of great fiction you might like to try reading over the summer. There's action, comedy, mysteries and much more. Have a look! https://t.co/0no8PKlyIL

03/07/19

It's at our academy, 15-19th July. A week that helps us learn in a different way! From Dover Castle to animal ethics, mind-blowing experiments to acting Shakespeare. It's going to be terrific! Find out what's on at https://t.co/reHhadd2FI https://t.co/oaUCxu4g6j

03/07/19

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Are you aged 16–21 and looking to develop new skills this summer? The has a new summer programme called Greengross Creatives. Find out more at https://t.co/OuUazFqX8a. It looks good! Deadline for applications is 11 July. https://t.co/nDavHj06yk

02/07/19

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🐝Really excited to host our annual Spelling Bee competition at ! 🐝 🍀 Good luck to all those involved and remember, "i before e except after c..." https://t.co/VUWLiRFaAW

02/07/19

Thanks Farid, we're looking forward to welcoming him!

02/07/19

We're very proud to be hosting the Spelling Bee today. Power to all the teams representing their schools, including Adam, Shanewaz, Marlo and Abdulahi, who will be representing us. Good luck everyone!! https://t.co/xNCkfQjEnS

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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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