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19/10/18

Retweetd From Creative Activism

Excited to be for a#ARTiculation discovery day. https://t.co/9aVS79hVEJ

19/10/18

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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! https://t.co/9ZyExMt2ko

17/10/18

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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. https://t.co/ZJN7VHYbu5

17/10/18

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?!

17/10/18

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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 https://t.co/LryX13Hk5p

16/10/18

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 https://t.co/qAHHMRB8XC https://t.co/mwxmUqiisz

15/10/18

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! https://t.co/pjQA5ES98r

15/10/18

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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. https://t.co/TCiUOAxOWC

15/10/18

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A level workshop with Alix Bizet, discussing , the plight of Afro hair salons in https://t.co/0DEqqB3Q27

12/10/18

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Reimagining the archive, a mix of research, symbolising stories, creative explorations with conversation and music. https://t.co/ePWyoFVjqh

12/10/18

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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. https://t.co/pBGQgEDR9Q

12/10/18

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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. https://t.co/RIpg5LyZtz

12/10/18

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students commenting on the texts to open the discussion. https://t.co/e7rAoWeKM4

10/10/18

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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! https://t.co/1Dkz1mf6vz

04/10/18

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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 https://t.co/UJ3jBOe64R

28/09/18

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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!! https://t.co/4XgFiksulA

28/09/18

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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! https://t.co/lUU8Tq1Uo4

28/09/18

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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! https://t.co/HQVgm5MDML

27/09/18

Retweetd From Miata Amy Noah

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 https://t.co/SYqal2ppTC

26/09/18

Retweetd From ACLT Charity

Registration donor drive loading... Huge thanks to Sarah who teaches at the school & is a previous patient ACLT supported. Sarah found her match, received her transplant & happily shares her story, to highlight the importance of joining the register. We ❤ her! https://t.co/LB7SlNmLjr

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Learning to Learn

We spend a lot of time thinking about learning – how do students learn best?  We do this in partnership with our students and our thinking over recent years has led to the development of a set of Federation-wide ‘entitlements’ about learning.  We commit to every member of our academy community having these ‘learning rights’.

Resilience in learning

We recognise that for many students, the teenage years are not easy. There are many pressures and hormonal changes which make these years sometimes challenging for young people and which can provide further barriers to being an expert learner.

There are some people who have a ‘growth mindset’; that is, they believe that learning does not need to be limited and see each experience as an opportunity to learn. There are others who have a ‘fixed mindset’; that is, they believe that they have a level of intelligence which cannot be exceeded and fear failure if they should get something wrong, rather than seeing the experience as a chance to learn. This work by Carol Dweck on ‘Mindset’ is central to our thinking about building resilience in learning.

Error is normal

We seek to normalise error; to see that making mistakes and overcoming things we find difficult is central to becoming an expert learner. We do this through:

  • Mistakes Lab – group work done with all of year 7 in rotation
  • Expeditionary learning opportunity – outward bounds residential trip for all of year 7
  • Teaching students the pedagogy of the brain, how it works and developing a growth mindset
  • Using a common language of ‘growth mindset’ talk and thinking with students consistently