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Amazing assembly this morning. So impressed and excited for what’s to come. A massive thank you to Gemma from for joining us too!😁


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Thanks for hosting today's Teacher Takeaway on the Road. We're really excited for our Authentic Encounters workshop for teachers, hosted in collaboration with


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Calling all young aged 5 to 19. Are you inspired by what’s going on in your borough? Pick up you phone or camera and make a 3 minute film for the competition. Find all the details at


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A' level art students for workshop! Can't wait for students presentations.


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So much happening by today! Lunch in Covent Garden prior to visit to Royal Opera House (Year 10 Harris Experience) -experience


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The three art works of the day Cezanne - Card Players, Gaugin - Nevermore and Auerbach - Rebuilding the Empire nearly time for the presentations in front of the art work!


Well done to our Under 14 team who lost narrowly 12-11 to in their first ever match. We're looking forward to the rematch!


HGAED art department 2018 calendar now on sale! £10 with proceeds going towards supporting disadvantaged students in their art studies.


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We're back this morning talking about with their Year 13s - won't be long until they're starting 1st year at uni!


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Very excited our bookshop and publishing house are well and truly launched!


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Super day of Design a University with and year 8s. Check out these new university crests!


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Our brand new singing competition is open for entries! See our website for T&Cs Please


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Big thank you to our young leaders from for helping us today! You were amazing! 👏🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼🙌🏆


"Dear (super talented) Harris Girls..." Thank you for your lovely letter to our Year 10 GCSE Drama students as they get ready to perform next week. It's going to really encourage them :-)


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Another great year 5/6 sports hall athletics competition today !! Well done to everyone and our winners 👏🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼🏅🏆


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How to make learning colour theory fun by yr7 amazing HGAED artists!! Make it, discuss it, then eat it!


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Our girls are loving the STEM day with . Because girls do and too


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breath drawings! Thinking creatively


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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.


The safety and welfare of students is paramount at the academy. At Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich we have designated child protection and safeguarding officers who you can contact if you have any questions or concerns relating to either child protection or safeguarding. 

The designated child protection and safeguarding officer is:

Christine Lamb, Education Welfare Officer

The designated senior leadership team member for child protection and safeguarding is:

Gemma Jones, Assistant Principal: curriculum and welfare (including safeguarding)

The deputy child protection and safeguarding officers are:

Linda Ughere, Head of House (Kings)

Andrea Palmer, Head of House (Oriel)

Liz Kidsley, Head of House (Manchester)

Nazan Mehmet, Head of House (Imperial)

Luthfa Begum, Manager of Sixth Form – Yr 13

Kate Bayman, Head of Sixth Form

Meet the safeguarding team

Safeguarding poster 2017

The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) is:

Eva Simcock, Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), Southwark Council.

If you have any concerns you can raise them with Christine Lamb, Child Protection Officer, or relevant Head of House (see above). You can also telephone all of the above on 0207 732 2276 or email

You can read about some of our events relating to e-safety, extremism and other safeguarding issues in the latest news section of our website.


Although the Academy teaches students e-safety as part of the curriculum, it is vital that parents are aware of the risks too, and what they can do to develop a culture of e-safety in the home.

This page has some helpful resources for parents that will enable you to help your child stay safe online.

If you have any concerns about your child's e-safety there is always someone at the Academy who is available to talk to you. Simply call the school and ask for our Safeguarding Officer, Chris Lamb, or Police Officer PC Marcus Kudliskis, or speak to any member of staff.

The online world is a wonderful place for young people to explore, with unprecedented opportunities for learning and creativity. But just like the real world there are risks and dangers they should be aware of, and which we can act to protect them from.

As an Academy we teach students how to stay safe online. But it is also vital that parents are aware of the risks and what they can do to develop a culture of e-safety in the home. However, it can be hard to have the confidence and knowledge to know how best to support your child. That's where the resources on this page can help.

As a starting point, why not watch the video at the bottom of this page? Remember, if you have any concerns about your child's e-safety you can contact the Academy at any time.

Indecent images of children: guidance for young people

The Home Office has published guidance to help young people understand the law on making or sharing indecent images of children. The guidance includes: definitions of some of the terms used in legislation; examples of situations covered by the law; three short films highlighting the harm that viewing indecent images of children can cause. Read the guidance.

Think You Know website

The Think You Know website is created by the police for parents of children at secondary school. It contains useful information about:

  • what children are doing online
  • how to talk to children about what they are doing online
  • what risks your child might face
  • and what tools are there to help them stay safe.


Download our E-safety presentation to parents 2015 or our assembly presentation (November 2015) You can also download the following useful factsheets.

You'll also find a wealth of additional information on the Think You Know website or any of the websites listed below.

Other useful websites – Visit the ‘Know It All’ Section for an interactive guide about online safety – Free up-to-date security advice – Website of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre – guidance about how to make the most of being online while staying safe. - NSPCC site that provides guidance to parents on social networking sites, apps and games. - e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.

Parents and carers guide to the internet

Watch a short film about staying safe online, created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.


ParentInfo is a regularly updated feed of expert information, advice and sources of support for parents on a whole range of parenting themes - the emphasis being on helping parents and carers develop their children's resilience to the risks and pressures they face in today's world. View the ParentInfo page.

Marcus Kudliskis

Safer Schools Partnership

Meet PC Marcus Kudliskis, Safer Schools Police Officer for Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich.

There are now over 450 Safer School Partnerships operating throught England and Wales, with police officers and community support officers based in schools to work closely with staff and students.

PC Marcus Kudliskis has been working with us for a number of years and is a familiar, trusted face around the school - working closely with students on issues that affect their lives both inside and outside of the academy.

PC Kudliskis can be contacted by email at or you can telephone him on 07917 210932 (07:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday but please note this number does not receive text messages). Alternatively you can telephone the Academy on 020 7732 2276.


Extremism and radicalisation workshops

We organise workshops for students in years 9, 10 and the Sixth From to explore openly a range of issues associated with fundamentalism in religion, immigration and the environment, and the radicalisation of individuals. Students learn about their rights and also their responsibilities in relation to fundamentalism and radicalisation, as members of a pluralist society.

The discussions touch on the sensitives of the philosophies of various fundamentalist groups and give young people the chance to engage in frank discussions whilst acknowledging the sensitives of all those involved. They provide students with an opportunity to examine topics that may have been more typically ‘ignored’ because of the sensitive nature of the content.

Social commentators argue that we live in a postmodern world in which the certainties of the past are eroding and being replaced by ambiguity. This seismic shift into the ‘unknown’ has left some individuals and, indeed, social groups with a sense of ‘loss’. In an attempt to assert order into what appears to them as chaos, fundamentalist movements have emerged to ‘protect’ humanity from this perceived loss, and what seems like irreversible change.

The workshops look at why in a free, democratic country we need to ensure freedom of speech and freedom of expression, but also ensure that such freedom is not compromised through violent acts perpetuated by fundamentalist groups that serve to promote only a narrow view, to the detriment of others.

Following the most recent workshops, 100% of students said they would know what to do if they were suspicious of a person who could be involved in extremism and radicalisation, with most saying they would inform the police, a teacher or an adult immediately. Download our assembly presentation Resilience against extremism.

The Educate Against Hate website has been created by the Department for Education and the Home Office to give parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice and support to help keep children safe from the dangers of extremism.


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