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01/03/21

Can you beat Danton, Year 10, is this week's PE Kick-Up Challenge? Find out how to enter at https://t.co/QXg6l9rMxV. https://t.co/GEjVOpnfJT

25/02/21

Vocabulary matters at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich – https://t.co/5SmJd6pQvq

23/02/21

Our homework platform increases your child's vocabulary, helping them ro achieve in all subjects. Research shows that children use Bedrock more if parents are engaged with it too. Why not login to Bedrock and monitor how your child is doing at https://t.co/aIa7M3GfGX https://t.co/GTDW8M25k7

12/02/21

Hamza, Hasib, Lalloh and Daniel, Yr 10, completed virtual work experience with the last week. "I learnt there were many different areas where are needed," said Daniel. "I would like to work in the healthcare sector in the future." Read more https://t.co/KMHluVmfrG https://t.co/OzoEPRNVxv

11/02/21

For , boys at HBAED are reading and listening to inspiring stories of students who have chosen to go down the route. Hosanna, for example, is a technical theatre apprentice with . https://t.co/xEwmkGHTGy

11/02/21

Immerse your child/ren in academic by encouraging them to complete their vocabulary homework twice per week. Watch their confidence and progress increase. Download a parents' guide to using Bedrock at home https://t.co/BmEomjhqDf https://t.co/70JXsxHEgR

10/02/21

We asked Yr 9 parents to give shout-outs to our teachers. "Thank you for being uplifting and positive" "Yr 9 English lessons are so engaging" "He makes the lessons fun and creative" "They have showed continued pastoral care and support" More https://t.co/pEjsJR7rVL. .

10/02/21

Lateral flow Covid tests now take place in school, with each boy being tested weekly. It helps to identify those who have Covid but don't show symptoms - another way to keep our school community safe. Find out what boys say about the tests at https://t.co/s7cD9MRNwL https://t.co/zLBdihaj6z

10/02/21

For , boys are reading and listening to real stories of students who have chosen to go down the route. They've read about Hassan, for example, who is doing a digital degree apprenticeship https://t.co/5A1vBUPzpl

09/02/21

Parents, download a Guide to Apprenticeships, with information about fantastic 'earn and learn' opportunities. Please contact Mr Allison j.allison.org.uk if you have more questions on apprenticeships. Click here to download the guide https://t.co/PDOnSkZlVV https://t.co/OSIoReU4LH

09/02/21

Here's a link to some amazing events taking place this week for . Students from Harris Dulwich Boys are attending and looking forward to finding their dream apprenticeship. https://t.co/i9KvVEkQAx https://t.co/Gy0LFO3qa1

08/02/21

This week is National Apprenticeship Week. We're proud to inform our students about their options when they leave HBAED and are an excellent choice. Today we're running a workshop for Yr 13 students on applying for apprenticeships https://t.co/kvY6R89XWV

08/02/21

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It’s National Apprenticeship Week! To launch we're proud to bring you a video of some fantastic apprentices who have stepped up during the pandemic. Find out more about apprenticeships: https://t.co/R9P26Sp9hl https://t.co/ZT0WWCsQth

02/02/21

These excellent webinars will help you make and study choices. The series is coming in March. The series on careers such as business, computing, sciences, liberal arts, hospitality and more is available now. https://t.co/qFi4O8xKbY

27/01/21

Mr Grant of our Maths department has won the annual 'Transforming Lives as a Teacher Award'. He's an exemplary practitioner who brings out the best in all the students and we're proud he's on our team! Please join us in sending congratulations. https://t.co/KJiZY1hEdT https://t.co/hng2wPmSkV

26/01/21

"We are seeing over 90% attendance to every lesson, and that can only be done because of you and the support you are giving us at home." Watch Principal Peter Grove's thank you message to parents and carers. https://t.co/1CkSNW5jae

25/01/21

This week's live broadcasts from include sessions with leading figures from the world of media, health, hospitality and the military. Find out more and see links to the talks at https://t.co/20TKR0k9cc https://t.co/yESIFEAonq

25/01/21

This week's PE Challenge... Get two tins of food (e.g. beans) and hold one in each hand. How long you can keep your arms straight out to your side before they have to drop? https://t.co/nHxICYlE7I

22/01/21

A big thanks to the for their support. We have a high proportion of disadvantaged families who are facing financial hardship due to the pandemic and being able to offer some extra support with the help of is excellent. https://t.co/WaRx6ITY6Q

22/01/21

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Over the past month, has been working with , with support from officers, to distribute free nutritious breakfast bags to families who are struggling financially due to the pandemic 👏 https://t.co/Kx9M6yT8lJ

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Literacy

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At Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich we understand how important good literacy is for your son’s development and life choices.  

Developing skills in literacy is about learning to use language to express, explore and communicate our thoughts, ideas and feelings with others. We do this through speaking, listening, reading and writing, and getting better at literacy means making progress in each of these areas. 

We owe it to our students to give them the very best literacy skills in order to improve their chances in life, and to enable them to succeed in whatever path they choose.

We adopt a cross-curricular focus to promoting good literacy amongst our pupils and staff. We believe that promoting literacy is a whole academy responsibility and not just that of the English department. We also invite you to join us in developing your son’s literacy at home.   

Reading and literacy skills are the key to learning and pleasure. They open doors and allow our students to access all aspects of the curriculum, whilst improving oracy, communication and problem-solving skills.

Download our literacy policy from our Teaching and Learning page. Our literacy impact report can be downloaded from our Equalities and Additional Intervention page.

DEAR 1


Drop Everything and Read

At the start of the school day, every student and member of staff will stop what they are doing and read for 20 minutes. It's called Drop Everything and Read time.

“For a few minutes after tutor time the whole Academy, staff as well as students, will drop everything and read to encourage reading for pleasure,” said Principal Peter Groves, who has also created a new Student Reading Zone (pictured).

DEAR 2


Senior staff read with students

Every member of the senior leadership team reads with students in tutor group time to emphasise the importance of reading and help promote literacy across the Academy.

“I want the senior leadership team to be role models when it comes to reading,” says Mr Groves. “That’s why we’ve started a system where the senior team, including me, goes into tutor groups regularly to read with the boys for 20 minutes.”

A student from Year 7 explains why he likes the sessions. “I like that everyone is listening to the story and I like the way we all read together, including the teachers. We don’t just read the book, we asks questions about the characters and what we think is going to happen as well.”

 

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