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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!


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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 🤩


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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 -


We are so proud of Awele, Yr 10, who has been chosen as Best New Cadet by Volunteer Police Cadets. “My sister was a cadet, which is what encouraged me to join, but I find it very personally satisfying,” says Awele. . Full story


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GO OUR CADET AWELE, rep VPC nationally!!! FAB job well done & good luck tomorrow, so proud of you!


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


Kenyea, Year 7, wrote this lovely poem for Mother's Day which we wanted to share with you. We hope you enjoy it too.


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 ☺️


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


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


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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.


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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


Do you need help with data or devices for online learning? If you require support with devices or access to WiFi or data, please do email For details of what we might be able to offer see


Well done!! Such impressive engagement in online learning from our girls. Thank you to the staff who delivered the lessons, the girls for working so hard and our ever supportive parents! Team effort!


We know you’ll have lots of questions about tonight’s announcements. Stay calm. We’re here to help and will update you as soon as we can. Stay safe and healthy.


Covid testing in schools. To see our letter to parents about this national scheme, including arrangements for consent, please visit Thank you.


Remote learning timetable: Year 11: starts 9:30 Tuesday Year 12 and 13: starts 9:30 Wednesday Year 7 and 9: starts 8:30 Wednesday Year 8 and 10: starts 9:00 Wednesday


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Please see our Covid-19 Updates page for the latest details of start of term arrangements. Thank you as ever for your cooperation.


If you have confirmed attendance at key workers provision, you’ll have received an email detailing all the arrangements. It’ll be great to see you tomorrow ☺️


Thank you to all our parents and carers for your patience as we confirm our key worker provision. Do get in touch via with any queries.

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Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

At Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich we place high importance on supporting student welfare and their knowledge of the world around them.

Strategically we have planned a unique Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) curriculum to tackle these challenges which are underpinned by the following statements:

  • We want to prepare our students for the outside world and want to ensure that they are adequately equipped for the challenges of contemporary society and the challenges that they may face as young people.
  • We want our students to be dutiful citizens who contribute to their communities and help others as well as themselves.
  • We want our students to know their rights so that they can protect themselves from harm and support their peers in doing so.
  • Lots of our students will face challenges outside of the Academy where PSHE can directly impact their navigation of these instances.
  • We want our students to know signals and signs that might mean they are vulnerable and what to do if they think that this is happening to them. This is part of our safeguarding responsibility too.

Sex and Relationship Education

Our PSHE curriculum includes Sex and Relationship education and we believe this is critical for our pupils and our school, because it allows opportunities to support the development of self-confidence and resilience; helps pupils to know how and when to ask for help, and to know where to access support if necessary. Our aims for the curriculum are to teach our students how to keep themselves safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way. 

The intended outcome of our programme is that pupils will have the knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationship choices. In turn, this will prepare students to develop the capacity to make sound decisions if facing risks, challenges or complex contexts. 

We would like our pupils to develop the following skills: personal, interpersonal and social effectiveness, managing risk and decision making. Personally, we would like our pupils to develop and maintain a healthy and realistic self-concept which in turn will build assertiveness, confidence and respect. Socially, for pupils to understand they have a responsibility to be compassionate and empathetic for others. Finally, to develop the attributes of managing risks by weighing up the positives and negative risks to themselves or to others. 

Part of our programme of course covers violence and harassment of a sexual nature and ensures that the academy addresses the pervasive nature of sexual harassment and violence. The Ofsted review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges in June 2021 revealed that nearly 90% of girls and 50% of boys said that being sent explicit pictures or videos of things they did not want to see happens a lot or sometimes to them or their peers, and children and young people told (Ofsted) that sexual harassment occurs so frequently that it has become ‘commonplace.’ Our curriculum is designed to ensure that our pupils are acutely aware of how to treat others respectfully including permission seeking and giving, how to recognise unhealthy relationships and how to seek support. It makes clear that sexual violence and harassment is never acceptable.

We ensure that SRE is inclusive and meets the needs of all our pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) by arranging targeted small group intervention and differentiation of materials to allow all students accessibility. 

A summary of the sex and relationship curriculum.

SRE summary

Download a Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) topic overview at the bottom of the page. PSHE is taught by coaches over two half an hour slots every week and through 'drop down' days and is an integral part of assemblies.


PSHE Topic Overview 2020-21 07th Oct 2020 Download