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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

Retweetd From HGAEDTales

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

Retweetd From HGAEDTales

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

Retweetd From Southwark News

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

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

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

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Parent Advice Hub

On this page you will find links to useful websites and other resources relating to issues that parents need to know about.

We will be updating this page regularly as new sources of information and guidance become available. Please see our safeguarding page for details of how we approach safeguarding within the academy.


Ukraine - supporting your child

Parents and carers might find the following links helpful when it comes to supporting children who are worried about the situation in Ukraine.


Support CardHGAED Student Support Card

We have recently created the HGAED Student Support Card, a handy pocket aide with support services available to young people.

It's designed in particular for when students need help and are not in school or can't access a trusted adult. We’ve given every student a copy of the card but you can also download a copy of the Student Support Card.


Preparing for exams

Please visit our Examinations page to find links to published resources which aim to help young people in Years 11 and 13 through the exam period. There is a range of guides, blogs and other documents for students, or teachers, parents and carers, to support them and help to manage exam pressure.


Self-harm

Self-harm is when people hurt themselves as a way of dealing with very difficult feelings, painful memories or overwhelming situations and experiences. Self-harm is a complex issue and some people have described it as a way to express something that is hard to put into words, turn invisible thoughts or feelings into something visible, change emotional pain into physical pain or reduce overwhelming emotional feelings or thoughts.

Some people may describe a short-term sense of release after self-harming, but the cause of their distress is unlikely to have gone away. Even though there are always reasons underneath someone hurting themselves, self-harm does carry obvious risks and once people have started to depend on self-harm, it can take a long time to stop.

If you are worried that your daughter or one of her peers is self-harming, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us so that we can work together to implement support. You can also find resources for support at the following links.

Support for young people

Support for adults

Click HERE to download Coping With Self-Harm: A Guide for Parents/Carers.

www.qwell.io offers anonymous remote one-to-one mental health support and guidance for adults.


Cco talking to your child about online sexual harassment a guide for parents 2021Sexual harassment and abuse

Online Sexual Harassment - A guide for parents from the Children's Commissioner. Please have a look at this useful guide from the Children’s Commissioner for England which provides lots of valuable guidance and advice for parents about sexual harassment online.

The Stop Abuse Together website brings together advice and resources to help you keep the children in your life safe from sexual abuse.


E-safety - parental control

OurPact (https://ourpact.com/) is an app that parents can download which allows them to control their child’s internet usage. It lets parents set times that their child can access WiFi or 4G networks on their phones. It can be operated remotely, so the child has no control over it. And it also shows parents what apps the child downloads.

Lots of us rely on technology for entertainment and keeping in touch with friends and family. You may find useful the following articles from ‘Thinkuknow’, an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection progarmme, to you keen your children safer online:


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.

Childline have created a tool to help remove a nude image shared online. Please use the link to access this facility.


TikTok

TikTok is a very popular social media platform for young people. Download TikToc: What parents need to know, produced by the Metropolitan Police and National Online Safety. The leaflet also details key safety tips for parents. 

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If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Christine Lamb, Education Welfare Officer c.lamb@harrisdulwichgirls.org.uk


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.

Concerns about the Dark Web?

The National Crime Agency in collaboration with the Children’s Society and the Marie Collins Foundation have created a short informational film and factsheet for parents and carers and can be accessed via the link below.

The resource has been created in response to recommendations from professionals and from research which found that many parents and carers do not understand the Dark Web and feel unequipped to talk to a young person should the need arise.

It aims to support parents and carers to understand the Dark Web, young people's use of it and how to discuss issues around it with young people who are using it.

Click HERE to watch the films and download the factsheets about the Dark Web.


Other useful resources

Click HERE to download Ten Top Tips for parents and carers on online safety.

talk.iwf.org.uk - 1 in 4 teenagers receives unwanted sexual messages online. This website from the Internet Watch Foundation explains what parents need to know about online child sex abuse and what they can do to keep their children safe.

www.nationalonlinesafety.com - Online safety guides for parents and carers on a wide range of social media apps and platforms including Instagram, Minecraft, WhatsApp, Twitter and many more.

www.saferinternet.org.uk – Childnet International has produced guidance for parents and carers on looking after the digital wellbeing of children and young people. The guidance includes top tips to support young people at this age and ideas to help start a conversation about digital wellbeing.

www.childnet.com – Visit the ‘Know It All’ Section for an interactive guide about online safety

www.getsafeonline.org – Free up-to-date security advice

www.ceop.police.uk – Website of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

www.bbc.co.uk/onlinesafety – guidance about how to make the most of being online while staying safe.

www.net-aware.org.uk - NSPCC site that provides guidance to parents on social networking sites, apps and games.

The Welsh Government also has a very useful resources page, including links to a new series of ‘Start the Conversation’ films and guides especially for families about important online safety issues.