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13/07/18

The cast and crew of our production of Twelve Angry Men enjoy a celebratory breakfast following their rave reviews for their performances earlier this week. https://t.co/7fBoLGc5fr

12/07/18

Retweetd From Mikey Williams

Cracking day out at Crystal Palace Sports Centre. did them selves proud winning medals and sticking to the task. Whilst spectators were immaculately behaved through out. Well done all!

12/07/18

Leo, Rowland, Hari and Rizwan love a challenge. Well done to them for competing so well in the Numeracy Challenge, with rounds on and more. They didn't make the top 3 but we're so proud of them! Read more at https://t.co/bOBh138J3N https://t.co/lQZqipV7AE

12/07/18

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Good luck to all the competitors at the 2018 Sports Day today, and all the fantastic students supporting them! https://t.co/jjHCJOKwNY

10/07/18

So proud to be Spelling Champions 2018. Huge thanks to for hosting and all 20 schools that took part. With Guglielmo needing to spell “bourgeoisie” to clinch the title, it was tenser than a penalty shoot out! Read full story https://t.co/IzoNLpiud4 https://t.co/xgwqpL3zWo

04/07/18

Our summer newsletter is out today. Read about first school production (12 Angry Men), the winners in the UK Maths Challege from , parent survey results, Club, TWO national awards from , and lots more. Read it now at https://t.co/OLUHqJsARR https://t.co/vPqXSWDWA2

03/07/18

Sadiq Kahn has invited us to join his Schools for Success programme to be "a shining example of others of what can be achieved". We're one of just 46 schools invited to join for two years in a row https://t.co/7TJB24nJKl . Great work everyone! https://t.co/XQj0h4EsHk

28/06/18

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Please retweet - Have you seen this exciting new development programme ‘BBC Pathways’ for Yr 12 (16yrs) interested in and . Discovery days in Oct in and TBC – Register: https://t.co/eNqFICkQzw

26/06/18

Tickets on sale now for our first ever school production, 12 ANGRY MEN, Thurs 5th and Fri 6th July, 6pm. Tickets from Ms Maltby or simply call the school on 020 8299 5300 to reserve yours. Don't miss out! https://t.co/HpHecoZIaU

22/06/18

Our boys won 40 certificates in the recent UK Maths Challenge run by . Well done team, we're proud of you, and your teachers too! Full story https://t.co/16rd6LpQLi https://t.co/I2Q4TqM5lo

22/06/18

Retweetd From HarrisDulwichGirls

Calling parents of children with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities. Take part in an Ofsted webinar today (Fri 22 June) 10am to give your views on local services. To take part visit https://t.co/rnPzN2yIpz. More details https://t.co/OWLSuA8vKH

18/06/18

is the theme of the latest issue of our student periodical, The Whole Shebang, just published today! Includes fantastic about the high seas by primary students . Download your free copy now https://t.co/Uok4zmL6XL https://t.co/G7bxINueTx

18/06/18

12 ANGRY MEN, tickets now on sale for our first ever school production. Performances 5 and 6 July. Tickets £2 under 16, £3 adult. From Ms Maltby or call the school to reserve, or pay on the night. Watch the trailer now https://t.co/bKpTFGAPJi. Then get your tickets! https://t.co/gvGzRvVIPz

13/06/18

Retweetd From Nic Taylor

congratulations to our outstanding cricket team for finishing joint second out of the 64 schools in Bexley we where very unfortunate to have only missed out on qualification for the London youth games by run difference. Good luck to both Danson Primary & old Bexley

05/06/18

Download our latest Innovation Newsletter for teachers, which focuses on what influences student achievement and how we are developing new ways to improve teachers' understanding of students' abilities. Read more at https://t.co/h4lIbzlBnR https://t.co/breNaZGuBP

05/06/18

Retweetd From Education Week Jobs

Innovation Leader of Science (Lead Practitioner) required https://t.co/8aPou625zi

24/05/18

Just a few places left on our 2019 ski trip to Crans Montana, Switzerland. Reserve your place now for a sports trip of a lifetime! https://t.co/8lfsy6N9Ll https://t.co/4q7ns8qQ6A

23/05/18

Retweetd From Harris Garrard

Thank you to everyone for making our annual possible – giving Year 10 students a taste of working life in Canary Wharf and the City of London. Including . Find out more https://t.co/jsW1agOslw https://t.co/5890WmJaRc

22/05/18

Thanks for a great game. Look forward to the next one!

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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 Chris Everitt, 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 Everitt. “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.”