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25/05/22

Download the May 2022 parent update for all the latest news from the academy. Download your copy at https://t.co/M4ytllLrzt https://t.co/nuJ5XJcZjy

25/05/22

“Doing yoga is good because sometimes I need to wind down. It helps me mentally and physically." Year 8 student. Find out more about our after-school yoga with . Read more https://t.co/ZSCieHfjPe https://t.co/F4ODFHe8BN

25/05/22

Year 10 have been discovering what studying at Cambridge and Oxford is really like. Our students visited Cambridge, while others had a ‘virtual’ visit to Oxford. Read more https://t.co/tawABnPgQQ https://t.co/wggxJspBXP

25/05/22

Our Year 9 King’s Scholars take part in a ‘Your Career Path’ workshop. This looked at GCSE options, post 16 options, and pathways beyond post 16 to university and careers. Thanks to for the great session. More at https://t.co/Tibak0QhXV https://t.co/VW1ftmFUVd

03/01/22

Years 7-11, please check out the schedule for your return to school on the website. Looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow for testing and to seeing you all back at school. Happy New Year!

03/01/22

A reminder to years 12 and 13 that you should be testing in advance of your return on Wednesday for the new school term

06/12/21

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A fantastic day, year 12 given advice about their future sixth form journeys from and current students, followed by workshop to support critical thinking in interviews 'is Maths art or science?'; 'is a hot dog a sandwich?' https://t.co/LtT64fJUyy

06/12/21

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year 11 students had a fantastic afternoon discussing reactions to art - Frida Khalo, Velazquez, suffragette Mary Richardson and so much more. thanks for an inspiring afternoon.

06/12/21

Download the first of our new parent updates at https://t.co/dFMaMzz5LQ. Keep in touch with the opportunities available to your children at Harris Dulwich Girls. https://t.co/AM5kZhTK0l

23/09/21

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Is your child is looking for a secondary - check out our essential guide Open days TOMORROW include: 's&StOlaves There are open days all week! https://t.co/hAcLzAzg7F https://t.co/el9xbaGxiw

25/05/21

King's College () have distributed Acer tablets to some of our students through the King's Scholars programme . They were distributed last week and the students are delighted! https://t.co/gccl5AkQOD

25/05/21

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Southwark Safer Schools team have held a PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education) day last week and here's what they had to say on it https://t.co/SbYC4Qa0Kc 🤩

25/05/21

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June holiday football camps for girls ages 5-16 in South London with Girls United FA ⚽️🙌 Book your space for 3 days of developing football skills, having fun and making friends - https://t.co/JYCAV7CxZ2 https://t.co/xXtwDCjXm8

20/04/21

Harris Fitness at Harris Dulwich Girls has now reopened to the public, with the majority of classes, if not all, resuming as normal. The new outside football pitch and tennis/netball court are also now available to hire. Find out more https://t.co/JLBlyG54Ck

15/03/21

Kenyea, Year 7, wrote this lovely poem for Mother's Day which we wanted to share with you. We hope you enjoy it too. https://t.co/rNpdHIf466

12/03/21

Thank you so much to our amazing LFD testing team and our brilliant pupils who’ve so quickly got used to the tests. We’ll get through this together-as always ☺️

05/02/21

We've had nearly 100 entries to our 'Imagine' poetry competition. Today we're sharing 'My Home' by Michaela, which won second prize. See the three winning poems at https://t.co/yT0UkwR6gP https://t.co/gs0t9GCWiL

04/02/21

A huge well done to everyone who entered our 'Imagine' poetry competition over the winter. We are fast approaching 100 entries! Congratulations to Magda for her poem 'Concentrate', which won 1st prize. See the winning poems at https://t.co/yT0UkwR6gP https://t.co/ZOdbXHsbyZ

04/02/21

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We are so proud to present our first pen portrait from a former student ⁦⁩. Gabby took every opportunity she was offered at the academy and is a fantastic role model for our students. It’s so great to hear about her experiences. https://t.co/NuJ8MjgQ0q

04/02/21

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It’s so wonderful to hear our students talking about mental health and well-being. Please follow our wonderful blog for a variety of opinion pieces. I’m sure you will agree the blog really does allow our students to express themselves https://t.co/h35wbK63iR https://t.co/vL1aWhfoaY

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Safeguarding

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. 

Please see our Parent Advice Hub for other sources of support, guidance and information on issues related to safeguarding.


Our safeguarding team

The designated senior leadership team member for child protection and safeguarding is Aimee Robson, Vice Principal: behaviour and welfare (including safeguarding) a.robson@harrisdulwichgirls.org.uk

The Prevent lead is Aimee Robson, Vice Principal: behaviour and welfare (including safeguarding) a.robson@harrisdulwichgirls.org.uk


Our heads of house, Education Welfare Officer and post 16 administrators are safeguarding trained and are the staff that deal with majority of welfare and safeguarding concerns across the academy. They are available daily to support your children. The deputy child protection and safeguarding officers are:

Miata Noah, Head of House (Kings) m.noah@harrisdulwichgirls.org.uk

Andrea Palmer, Head of House (Oriel) a.palmer@harrisdulwichgirls.org.uk

Liz Kidsley, Head of House (Manchester) e.kidsley@harrisdulwichgirls.org.uk

Nazan Mehmet, Head of House (Imperial) n.mehmet@harrisdulwichgirls.org.uk

Emma Greenwood, Post 16 Administrator & Safeguarding e.greenwood@harrisdulwichgirls.org.uk

Amanda Luis, Post 16 Administrator & Safeguarding a.luis@harrisdulwichgirls.org.uk

Christine Lamb, Education Welfare Officer c.lamb@harrisdulwichgirls.org.uk


Our safeguarding poster

The safeguarding poster pictured below is displayed around the academy, in every classroom and office. This is to ensure that every stakeholder connected to the academy can approach key staff (and any member of staff) to share any safeguarding concerns.

Safeguarding Poster 2021 (2)


The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) is:

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

The LADO’s role is to provide advice and guidance to employers and other individuals/organisations who have concerns relating to an adult working with children and young people, including volunteers, agency staff and foster carers. The LADO can be reached on 0207 525 0689 and further information is provided here.


Letting us know about any concerns

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 the post 16 managers. You can contact staff on 0207 732 2276 or email info@harrisdulwichgirls.org.uk.

Please do explore our Key information pages further for any detail about school policies. The academy policy for safeguarding, and Keeping Children Safe in Education, can be found below.


Main safeguarding and welfare concerns

Please visit out Parents Advice Hub for details of useful websites and other resources relating to issues that parents need to know about.


Abuse

Sadly, young people can experience physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. Staff are well-trained and extremely vigilant at the academy and we have a very strong culture of safeguarding.

Pupils feel safe to report concerns to us and can do so via the SHARP system or by speaking to any member of staff. The heads of house, our post 16 managers, the Education Welfare Officer, our police officer and many of the senior leadership team are fully safeguarding trained. All concerns reported to us are dealt with sympathetically and supportively and with the child at the centre of the process.


Sexual violence and sexual harassment

As a school with a predominantly female student population, we recognise that misogyny and sexism have a disproportionate impact on our students’ lives and we seek to use every opportunity to support young people in challenging the thinking that can lead to sexual harassment and sexual violence.

We have a strong PSHE programme for all pupils which emphasises safe and supportive relationships and which is designed to equip pupils with the knowledge to practice safe behaviours in their relationships and understand what is acceptable and not acceptable.

We take any report of sexual violence and sexual harassment extremely seriously wherever and whenever this may have happened and have a pastoral team highly skilled in supporting our pupils. Please do report any concerns to the head of house or post 16 managers.


Mental health concerns

Adolescence is often a challenging time for young people, and it is most commonly the period in which concerns around mental health and wellbeing emerge.

The academy has a strong focus on the promotion of excellent mental health and wellbeing in our assembly and PSHE programme. We have a range of support mechanisms available for pupils and parents, including our Mindfulness Programme, Yoga, the Health Hut, and Counselling Service. Head over to our Parents’ Advice Hub for further information about the main mental health concerns and how to support your child.


Keeping safe on the internet and social media

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. We advise all parents to regularly check their child’s phone and apps and have open discussions about what they see on their phones and how to stay safe. We run annual e-safety workshops for parents-please do attend when they run. You will be informed about these well in advance.

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 a member of the safeguarding team or talk to our Police Officer PC Marcus Kudliskis (see below).

Head over to the Parents’ Advice Hub for further information about social media and how to keep your child safe.


Exposure to extreme views: extremism and radicalisation

These are polarised times, and we recognise that young people can be at risk of being drawn into extremism and radicalisation in many forms. In children, this is primarily considered as a safeguarding risk.

We work with our pupils to help them understand the dangers of extremism and radicalisation through our assembly and PSHE programme. Elements of British values, especially those of tolerance, mutual respect and understanding are fully reinforced across the academy through our policies and practices.


Marcus KudliskisWorking with the Metropolitan Police to support your children

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

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. We work extensively with the Safer Schools Partnership officers and they deliver excellent PSHE sessions for our pupils, covering an interesting and diverse range of issues.

PC Kudliskis can be contacted by email at m.kudliskis@harris-net.org.uk 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.

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