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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

07/11/18

Retweetd From Mikey Williams

Currently in a book shop loosing track of time. Buying for my nephew. So many children have no books. Super proud of my schools DEAR time. Loved reading the Outsiders together. https://t.co/QmFrpl76Y9

11/10/18

Our provisional Progress 8 score for 2017-18 is 0.81, which is likely to put us in the top 2% of schools nationally. Amazing! Huge congrats to all our students and teachers ! Read more at https://t.co/cAlVvdPvdA https://t.co/chPkCRvMru

11/10/18

Retweetd From Harris Garrard

We're really proud that our provisional Progress 8 score is 0.34. This is an amazing achievement by our students and teachers in our first year and is likely to place us in the top 18% of schools nationally. Great work everyone! Read more https://t.co/kgs3TlSB82 https://t.co/qA7RtFlEG8

10/10/18

Retweetd From Schools Week

Exam Invigilators required at https://t.co/mro73EYudF

09/10/18

Well done to Syed (Year 7) for his , pictured with his London map. We loved the fantastic effort he put in, which included making his own Shard. Top marks! https://t.co/EZmaxbrCvj

09/10/18

Very proud to have received the Mayor of London's award for second year in a row - for being in top 5% of schools nationally for the past four years. Well done boys (and teachers!) https://t.co/SShJhDvPBZ. https://t.co/7qM3GuZtIR

04/10/18

Retweetd From SINCE 9/11

Last month, ahead of the 17th anniversary of 9/11, we visited with British 9/11 survivor, Janice Brooks. Read more about her talk with 6th Form students on the school's website: https://t.co/SWDNVBVUlN https://t.co/ri7eTNm6tS

04/10/18

Yaseen, Bobby, Ahmed, Leon, Jem, Hope, Diego, David, Abdulmalik, Joshua and Anton enjoy breakfast with Head of Academy Peter Groves. Every week students are nominated by tutors for 'doing the right thing all the time' and receive a free breakfast (which always goes down well!) https://t.co/M9TtTQn8Nz

26/09/18

Retweetd From ACLT Charity

Shout out to & who are one today, as we hold a huge registration donor drive at the Girls School site! It's about to kick off... all students, teachers and those in between report to the registration desks! Time to save some lives :) https://t.co/qbqfab3CWI

26/09/18

Retweetd From ACLT Charity

It seems talk to the students and teachers resonated. Look at how many students are queuing to join the register! whoop! Thanks ! https://t.co/9z9m2BO9iX

26/09/18

Thanks to City of London Academy for a great match against our Year 7 team. And good luck to for the rest of the season! Match report at https://t.co/7tUeGo0vez https://t.co/TcQteV5ZrO

26/09/18

Retweetd From Southwark News

CHECK OUT OUR GUIDE - OPEN DAYS FOR TODAY INCLUDE: Harris Academy Bermondsey, 10am Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich, 08.40am – 10.30am https://t.co/BkAlH2eaIP

25/09/18

Thanks Kirsty.... we love books and reading - and we love our fantastic library team! https://t.co/M4D3qxZMDM

25/09/18

Retweetd From Kirsty's thoughts

Each morning has a 20min DEAR session for pupils and teachers alike - DROP EVERYTHING AND READ. 📖 This year the library are aiming to loan 10,000 books 📚 📚. Love this. https://t.co/oS0WbKccoA

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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.”