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21/03/19

Thank you and for welcoming our Year 10 as part of our latest to build capital, and aspiration. Find out more at https://t.co/GZuTOspkQP https://t.co/0DUdHjjdLr

21/03/19

Year 8 enjoy at trip to as part of our latest to build capital, and aspiration. Find out more at https://t.co/GZuTOspkQP https://t.co/MCgtJomePY

20/03/19

"Protecting our planet starts with you". Che, Year 7, has produced this exemplary piece of about what we can all do to protect our , from more to shopping wisely, to conserving water. Great work, Che! https://t.co/iW6vv2JxSc

20/03/19

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FREE workshops in April at University London for 13-18 year olds. and more. Find out more https://t.co/1hxFimAfaZ https://t.co/rTy6eLCjoM

20/03/19

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19/03/19

As part of our Pi Day celebrations we invited students to see how good they were at memorising Pi. And William is VERY good indeed, remembering Pi to 153 digits, which makes him our school Pi Champion! https://t.co/kevVMPyRJd

15/03/19

And the winning hub at our Year 7 health and fitness sessions for was.... Enterprise! ! https://t.co/NsoKpEUXso

15/03/19

Thank you to our Year 7 students and teachers for making today's and sessions so amazing. "One of the best days ever." Cosmo. "It was really fun competing against my friends." Ibrahim https://t.co/aTkVDx5cDp

15/03/19

“Even the people who don’t usually play sports are getting involved. It’s great fun.” Marlo, Year 7, who have a day of health and fitness activities today for this term’s https://t.co/BbwCFKpQPW

15/03/19

Sixth formers are taking part in a challenging Dragon’s Den-style event today, pitching their ideas for a fitness product or service to our own team of dragons. https://t.co/BPpiW211aT

15/03/19

Year 7 are enjoying learning about and today as part of this term’s . https://t.co/pcdKSjooW5

13/03/19

Retweetd From HarrisDulwichGirls

A new online service is available to 11-19-year olds across and south east London, offering free, anonymous and emotional well-being support. Visit https://t.co/79J7oCN24X for details. https://t.co/Z2qStm1eka

08/03/19

Jacob, Akinwale, Justin, Jathurasan, Mohamed, Daniel, Noah, Sherif, Mohammed and Myles got a free breakfast, gift voucher and certificate this week after being nominated by tutors for 'doing the right thing all the time'. Well done boys! https://t.co/bwQnk6VJrn

06/03/19

Jordan from our Sixth Form has written a great article about his recent visit to Uni, organised by and . Read Jordan's article at https://t.co/MALljpgpCg. https://t.co/OSdUVRqhBF

06/03/19

Sahil, Year 9, has written an article about his recent trip to FC, where he learned about how the club operates. This linked to the students' project to create a user interface for a stadium. Read Sahil's article at https://t.co/PvHk43vL1Y. Great visit! https://t.co/5ftbcrbFoS

06/03/19

Our boys have borrowed books from our school nearly 10,000 times this year so far! We should reach that target before Easter. Find out how we're celebrating this year at https://t.co/8DARHHWGq3 https://t.co/o0xoelldwQ

05/03/19

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Exam Invigilator required . Apply now https://t.co/TmhTfXi7PP https://t.co/QmwheLtL6U

04/03/19

Are you interested in becoming an teacher? Come along to our event this afternoon from 4.30-6.30 to speak to meet our team and to speak to our trainees to find out about training with . We look forward to meeting you this afternoon! https://t.co/MDyMIsPZKV https://t.co/k5w4O6DLtk

01/03/19

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Great Taster Day with Year 12 students from and . Thank you for a fantastic tour! https://t.co/YbzZeQONvL

27/02/19

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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.”