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Excited to be for a#ARTiculation discovery day.


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Great to be welcoming and to and this morning for our first Year 9 and 10 Discovery Day visit of the academic year! We hope you enjoy your visit!


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Fantastic to haveMark ‘Mr.T’ Thompson leading our final session, weaving poetry into what has been a fascinating week of words, art, collaboration, hairy tales, archives, stories and sharing memories.


Our in-house statistician has pointed out that we've been in the top 5% of schools for the past seven years (not 4%), but still pretty good huh?!


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Ria HGAED artist leads a workshop on her art work The Changing Face of SE15, as discussions evolve the words are stitched into the garment


So proud to be in the top 4% of schools in England for pupil progress, according to latest Department for Education figures. to our our amazing teachers! Find out more


Very proud to have received the Mayor of London's award for second year in a row. Mayor Sadiq Kahn: “I’d like to congratulate Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich for the fantastic work of their staff and pupils." Great work everyone!


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Wonderful evening of Hairytage discussions. Thanks to Nadira and Ahamed for leading the Debate Cake session, to our panel of speakers Ria Addison Gayle HGAED artist, Alix Bizet - artist, Dr.Camilla Stanger -Goldsmiths and Sandra Vacciana- Know Your Roots project.


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A level workshop with Alix Bizet, discussing , the plight of Afro hair salons in


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Reimagining the archive, a mix of research, symbolising stories, creative explorations with conversation and music.


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Hairytage is underway! First session is yr9 HGAED students interviewing Peckham residents. Inspired by The Mussing Chapter: Black Chronicles thanks to . Creating a living archive.


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Delighted to have Dr. Nicole King from Goldsmiths university leading the second session today, discussing Afro American texts that speak to the themes of Hairytage.


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students commenting on the texts to open the discussion.


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So delighted Dr.Camilla Stanger is joining our Hairytage discussion this Saturday! Come down to 6pm-9pm for debates, live art making, mapping and chatting!


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CHECK OUT OUR GUIDE - OPEN DAYS FOR TODAY INCLUDE: Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich, 9am – 10.30am St Saviour’s & St Olave’s School, Bermondsey, 10.45am


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Plans are coming together for ‘Hairytage’ with artist Alix Bizet and for lots of interesting workshops, debates performances, watch this space!!


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Fantastic to see our amazing Year 9 students at their induction into the Harris Experience programme - the future is looking bright!


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Know anyone who would be willing to share their stories/memories of Peckham with our students as part of our Hairytage live art event? Please get in touch!


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I’m so proud that I got a chance to do my bit for the . It is such an amazing opportunity to do something simple like get a swab test that could potentially save a life! I’m inspired by Sarah Thompson her story is amazing keep up the good work


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Posted on May 11th 2018

Amendment to the School Day - Comments Welcomed

HAGED19Dear Parents

I am writing to you to inform you of a proposed minor amendment to the academy day for next academic year which will affect students in years 7-11. Below, you will find details of the current arrangements, the suggested amendment and the rationale behind this.

I hope that you will agree that this minor change to the academy day will mean that the academy can offer a rich and, most importantly, balanced curriculum, which offers our girls academic and creative opportunities to excel, as well as a widening of our extra-curricular offer.

Should you have any views on this proposed amendment you are invited to send them to the academy either by letter or via email by Friday 25th May 2018 at the latest.

The current arrangements

  • The current academy day for years 7-9 runs from 8.30am to 3.10pm Monday to Friday.
  • The current academy day for some years 10-11 girls runs from 8.30am to 4.10pm Monday to Thursday.
  • The current academy day for most year 10-11 girls runs from 8.30am to 4.10pm Monday and Tuesday, and 8.30am to 3.10pm on Wednesday to Friday.
  • The current academy day for Years 12-13 depends on subject choice and site but can vary significantly from day to day.

The proposed arrangements

  • The academy day will run from 8.30am to 4.10pm on a Monday for all pupils in years 7-11.
  • The academy day will run from 8.30am to 3.10pm on every other day of the week for all pupils in years 7-11.

Rationale for the proposal

Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich recognises the importance of a rigorous academic curriculum in preparing girls for a competitive local, national and international jobs market, for university and for apprenticeships.

We believe that a rigorous and challenging curriculum should not just focus on ‘the core subjects’ of English, Maths and Science, or the ‘baccalaureate’ (English, Maths, Science, a modern foreign language, History or Geography), but that it should offer a range of subject disciplines including music, drama, art, product design in various forms, religious studies, citizenship, and personal, social and health education.

In KS3 in particular, it has proven very challenging to accommodate these subjects in a meaningful way into the ‘normal’ school week, and a number of subjects were only being offered in a carousel. This meant that exposure to those subjects across the academic year was limited. The new proposal allows for all subjects to be taught regularly, at least once per week, which creates the conditions for meaningful progression for all learners in all subjects.

The transition to the new curriculum for Key Stage 4 is now complete and there is no longer the expectation that students will be entered early (in Year 10) for any GCSE subject. There is therefore no longer any need for GCSE students to have additional teaching after the end of the school day in order to facilitate early entry. The removal of period 6 from Tuesday to Thursday for Key Stage 4 students will allow additional homework support and extracurricular clubs to be offered after school, widening opportunities and allowing all pupils the flexibility to pursue study support should they need this, or artistic, creative or sporting opportunities should they wish to do so.

By moving to one day per week where all students remain on site until 4:10, disruption to learning due to students leaving the site is minimised. As four afternoons per week are now available for clubs and other after school activities, your daughter will be able to attend after school clubs or use the academy’s excellent library if your preference is that she remains on site. Academy staff will continue to support the exit of pupils from the school site at the end of the school day by supervising bus stops and the area immediately outside the academy until these areas are clear.

Any views on this amendment should be sent to the academy either by letter or via the school email by Friday 25th May 2018 at the latest.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Carrie Senior