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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

Retweetd From Southwark Police | Central South BCU

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

Retweetd From Girls United FA

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

29/04/21

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 https://t.co/ERSI9BPkZs https://t.co/HnokVN5Oyv

22/04/21

Retweetd From Southwark Volunteer Police Cadets

GO OUR CADET AWELE, rep VPC nationally!!! FAB job well done & good luck tomorrow, so proud of you! https://t.co/7y255BVQTM https://t.co/ch2TcG6LlO

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

Retweetd From CareersHGAED

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

Retweetd From CareersHGAED

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

13/01/21

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 info.org.uk. For details of what we might be able to offer see https://t.co/9ZQv5fJsRF

08/01/21

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!

04/01/21

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.

04/01/21

Covid testing in schools. To see our letter to parents about this national scheme, including arrangements for consent, please visit https://t.co/fnIbYki5hm. Thank you.

03/01/21

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

03/01/21

Retweetd From HarrisDulwichGirls

Please see our Covid-19 Updates page for the latest details of start of term arrangements. Thank you as ever for your cooperation. https://t.co/z3NIZz1XrV

03/01/21

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 ☺️

02/01/21

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

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Personal Development - What Makes a Good Sixth Former?

There is no doubt that excellent teaching and learning are a huge part of the success of our sixth form at East Dulwich.

We understand that this success does not come from teaching and learning alone but is also as a result of the personal development of the student and the experience your son or daughter can have with us reflects this fully.

Our personal development curriculum results in well-rounded young people who are confident, capable of study and who realise that there is more to life at Sixth Form than lessons; as important as these are.

In terms of study habits, we have a consistent dialogue shared by students and teaching staff. Outside of lessons and homework, we expect students to complete 3-4 hours of independent study each week, per subject – study periods are a great opportunity for this and those students who we see consistently working and producing, we will reward.

To help secure these successes we use tutor time to develop our young people. They will partake in Prep. This is a structured opportunity where students organise themselves for the week ahead considering what they need to do and when; this helps our students structure their independent study time, creation of task lists and understanding how they can prioritise workload.

Students will also participate in termly ‘Big Talk’ sessions where they are encouraged to debate and discuss topics like ‘cancel culture’. Our tutors set the expectation that all contribute verbally in order to set ourselves up for success in the future. The last part of tutor time is PSHE and we use this time to have our young people understand the importance of being an active citizen who contributes to and questions their society - to be someone who is well equipped for the challenges and situations that life in a city in the 21st century might throw at them.


Clubs and societies

Our commitment to cultivating development in young people goes beyond tutor time. Our students lead a number of their own groups which teaches them about leadership and collaboration, and gives them an outlet to do something that they care about and value.

Most recently our Raising and Giving Society raised money for local charities and wrote winter cards for a local care home whilst our Medi Soc and Health Care Society have been holding weekly meetings where students present on healthcare related topics to get them ready for their future careers and applications. This is led very much by the students and is a genuine opportunity for them to take the lead.

Other students show leadership by applying to become Subject Ambassadors. These students take a scholarly lead on tutoring students as resident experts; they share new research, reading and opportunities that link to their subject and have been able to support lower school or younger students particularly in unpicking subject problems that have presented themselves; again, it is our young people who lead this.


The Discover programme

Each year we run the DISCOVER programme with the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. The programme looks at how to manage stress and worry.

Dr Sclare, a clinical psychologist who leads the programme across a number of Harris Sixth Forms with great success, meets with the Head of Sixth Form, to discuss the impact the programme has had on our students each year.

We have always seen excellent results, and this is another method we use to support our students and identify where there may be concerns we would not normally see on our average day.

The DISCOVER team have also helped us identify additional ways to support students who are struggling to cope with high levels of stress.

Mature, independent and highly resilient

The reason we do this is because of the continuing increase in pressures placed on our students in the Sixth Form and nationally. It is a tough – and very fast – two years where students are required to study very challenging courses without the extensive support they received in Year 11.

They are to become mature, independent and highly resilient young people almost overnight once they start in order to prepare for either university or the outside world of work – it is a significant jump from Year 11 to university/employment in merely two years.

We encourage all of our students to take part in this outstanding programme to seek advice and support throughout their time in our Sixth Form.