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16/01/19

To kick off 2019 our Adviser, Caroline, is holding lunchtime sessions addressing the big questions our boys have on careers, such as 'which jobs are the highest paid?', 'which jobs are the most satisfying?', and 'what are ?'. Every lunchtime in Jan. https://t.co/b45b2NDbng

09/01/19

Thank you to all our boys and staff who collected for last month. We're proud to support our local community https://t.co/BI7TrbB4x8

07/01/19

Homework Booklets for the new term can now be downloaded from https://t.co/TI3H6ApNkF - with details of what homework is expected on each day, for a whole term.

07/01/19

Congrats to all our boys who received certificates for effort, attainment or progress last term. We're proud of you all. Here's to a successful 2019! https://t.co/MB6ylnzqKQ

18/12/18

Proud to have helped with their research into how to tackle under-performance in boys. Hope our contribution helps students elsewhere have the same support and quality of and our boys enjoy. Read more https://t.co/4JsUo2fXzt https://t.co/hogFa2LXeN

18/12/18

Thanks for a great and inspiring session!

18/12/18

Retweetd From Dr.Jackson

Had a great time motivating Yr 11 boys Message: You have POWER +PRACTICE *HUNGER = VICTORY. SUCESS is not by MAGIC it’s by WORK... https://t.co/xhMbP9Q8Je

10/12/18

Massive thanks to and Dani Harris Walters for an amazing workshop for our Year 9 students. Truly inspirational! Read about it at https://t.co/fJFbIQPSEM https://t.co/rYRc8wAyXI

06/12/18

You’re a star...

05/12/18

Retweetd From LPESSN

Great KS1 Multiskills event at Damilola Taylor Centre today. 🎲 A big Thank you to all the amazing young leaders from , and ! 😊 https://t.co/VOMDYpN0DB

04/12/18

Thanks to Ayanna and Malachi from for a great workshop on renaissance theatre and inspiring words too. “I was really inspired by what Malachi said about not letting people’s opinions get in the way of pursuing my goals in life,” said Sherif, Year 9 https://t.co/HIrE5P4kUR

04/12/18

Meet Samuel, president of our magnificent Club. He'd love to introduce you to the other members of the club and explain why he loves it so much. Find out at https://t.co/Z8TymwaOzh https://t.co/ztPBFMalbB

04/12/18

Rehearsals are underway for our student-led Winter Performing Arts Festival, Thurs 20 Dec. Music, drama, dance, quizzes, stalls - and lots more. Tickets just £1 from reception. Get yours now to guarantee you seat! Full details https://t.co/s2NW719jg1 https://t.co/aAWoCvf7L1

29/11/18

Well done to the first boys to be awarded a prestigious lapel badge for reaching 150+ Harris Points this year. "It shows that hard work pays off and now I can jump to the front of the dinner queue!" said Lalloh. Read more https://t.co/44D1sjNpZx https://t.co/zggnXOiAHw

15/11/18

Retweetd From Harris Sixth Form

Come & meet current students & teachers at our TONIGHT ! Find out what & we offer 4.30pm to 7.00pm -East Dulwich Homestall Campus (SE22 0NR) -East Dulwich Rye Campus (SE22 0AT) https://t.co/VmfGNYEYen

13/11/18

Retweetd From LPESSN

Great U16 Boys Basketball Tournament today hosted by ! Congratulations to the team for winning. They will represent Southwark in the !👏🏼🏀🏆 Great teamwork and determination throughout the matches. https://t.co/bbnQhLGErG

09/11/18

Come to our Sixth Form Open Evening, Thurs 15 Nov, 4.30-7pm. Meet our sixth formers and teachers, and fInd out why Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich is the best place to continue your education.

08/11/18

Retweetd From Harris Sixth Form

Thursday 15th Nov 4.30pm to 7.00pm Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich (Homestall Campus) Homestall Road, London SE22 0NR Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich (Rye Campus) Friern Road, East Dulwich, London SE22 0AT https://t.co/ydVm9ANohn

07/11/18

Retweetd From Schools Week

Innovation Leader Drama / Performing Arts required at https://t.co/eTgBIRBbYW

07/11/18

It's time to apply to join our Student Leadership Team 2018-19. All students can apply. It's a great chance to develop your and skills. Find out more and download an application form TODAY at https://t.co/rtMqV6pXHZ. Good luck! https://t.co/QRAEQIBmXw

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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.”