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22/05/20

The quad is looking glorious in the spring sunshine. https://t.co/9TGj0uDkZw

21/05/20

student, Iris, has taken these pictures to show how she's exploring the formal elements of photography including line, shape, focus, space, texture and tone while she's studying at home. Impressive work! https://t.co/rh3n3oKg1A

20/05/20

Waseemah in Year 8 has sent us this really accomplished 'negative space' drawing she's created for - by filling in the space around the objects to reveal their forms. Very accomplished, Waseemah. Great work! https://t.co/tzohg4Kr0g

19/05/20

Year 9 and students are creating a range of really imaginative , inspired by New York-based artist Johanna Goodman. Amazing work! https://t.co/hjkeYmFWSz

19/05/20

It’s and the theme is Today, let’s think about who and what we’re grateful for and say thank you. Who will you thank today and why?

18/05/20

Zuzanna, Year 8, has been researching as part of her studies while at home, including creating this beautiful work, which we wanted to share with you. https://t.co/hlt3TMDNe1

15/05/20

We’re so proud of this edition. Our first lockdown edition and absolutely inspiring. Well done girls!

15/05/20

Our latest student zine is out now, on the theme of 'Pathways'. "The zine is about the things that matter to us as young women,” says Awa, Year 10. Read now at https://t.co/XuuLQNOLob https://t.co/l7aYeUIvzG

15/05/20

Our girls are creating some truly inspirational while they are at home. Here's a by Alissia, Year 7, inspired by German artist Hannah Höch. Amazing work, Alissia! https://t.co/Sg6NPpZPYU

14/05/20

Don’t forget to prioritise your mental health and always seek support if you need it. It’s mental health awareness week next week: let’s look after one another https://t.co/TfExIGsJJ9

12/05/20

Retweetd From Shakespeare's Globe

There to meet with... MACBETH. Tonight's the night! Are you joining us on YouTube at 7.00pm for our free Premiere of ? Created especially for young people thanks to , Macbeth will be available to stream until UK schools reopen. https://t.co/t58ZgSgLUd https://t.co/2w57w3Idw1

10/05/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

National Crime Agency’s has created a series of activity packs to help you protect your children online 💻 Each pack contains simple 15-minute activities for children age 4-14+ 👇 https://t.co/zckxo1OWxk https://t.co/xT08hC55Bd

08/05/20

Retweetd From CareersHGAED

Great opportunity for students to broaden their career horizons with NatWest. https://t.co/LLRJQ69bIM https://t.co/5idhytKevS

08/05/20

Self care first-look after yourselves. https://t.co/mnuQ3xhUdb

07/05/20

Retweetd From NCSC UK

If you have a love for technology, why not take the first steps towards you future career? Learn new skills needed to enter the cyber security or computing workplace with our online coures: https://t.co/ARWyaayIhv https://t.co/jycQBX7Dzz

07/05/20

Retweetd From National Crime Agency (NCA)

Calling all aspiring coders, technologists and cyber specialists - CyberLand needs your help! Test your cyber skills 💻 Learn about firewalls, public wifi and phishing emails 🎣 Explore your future tech career 💼 Try out the games: https://t.co/LrZt0N2enR https://t.co/E9XUVAZaN7

07/05/20

Retweetd From Cyber Discovery

Introducing our Virtual Cyber School! Head over to https://t.co/llPi3ciUgf to find out how you can get free access to over 200 cyber security challenges with CyberStart Game. Already playing? Your licenses have also been extended so you can keep developing your skills 🎁 https://t.co/oXVhSLAeCj

05/05/20

Retweetd From BBC Bitesize

📣Year 10 students! 📣 Join us for Take on the Teacher LIVE at https://t.co/tV9Q00Ua62 🔶 Thursday - 10:30-11:30am 🔶 Teachers answer your questions LIVE! 🔶 Take on the teacher in our live quiz! They will be answering YOUR questions on: 📚 English 📐 Maths 🚀 Physics https://t.co/xhPBeXP21Z

05/05/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

Parents and carers, here is some guidance for supporting children who are learning at home 👇 https://t.co/4K7CxRY4yP https://t.co/pMov5VPvgz

05/05/20

We’ve not tweeted in a while...so thought it worth saying we’re missing you all!! Keep in touch please-your coaches and teachers are still checking in! Let us know how we can help 😊

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Ofsted

Harris Girls’ Academy was inspected by Ofsted in March 2012 and classed as ‘outstanding’ in every aspect of its work.

The Ofsted team concluded that East Dulwich Girls’ was outstanding in all four of the reported categories:

  • achievement of pupils

  • quality of teaching

  • behaviour and pupil safety

  • leadership and management

The new Ofsted framework, introduced in 2012, focuses on lesson observations, student achievement, progress over time and development of literacy across the curriculum, as well as conversations with students, parents and staff.

“Students achieve exceptionally well.” Ofsted 2012

Inspectors praised the ‘relentless pursuit of excellence by leaders and managers and the highest aspirations for every student’, saying this was central to our success.

Our academy has been in the top 2% of schools nationally for student progress for the past two years, and Ofsted agreed that all students ‘achieve exceptionally well’ and ‘have very positive attitudes to learning’.

"The curriculum is outstanding.” Ofsted 2012

They were particularly impressed to see consistently students choosing to learn, describing them as ‘extremely keen to achieve’.  Ofsted said ‘a calm atmosphere pervades the academy’ with students overwhelming agreeing that ‘the academy is a safe place to be’. 

“A calm atmosphere pervades the academy.” Ofsted 2012

The team rightly noted that ‘students’ well-being, health and safety are at the heart of the academy’s work’, that ‘bullying is rare’ and that ‘high levels of respect were shown as students listened attentively to their peers’. Health Sciences, which includes a focus on the wellbeing of our students, is one of the academy’s particular strengths and specialisms.

“A superb range of opportunities.” Ofsted 2012

With the new focus on literacy and development of the ‘basics’, the inspection team described the curriculum as providing ‘memorable experiences, broadening horizons, motivating students and raising aspiration’. Developing literacy being seen as ‘paramount’, they said.

View or download the complete Ofsted report.

You can also visit the official Department for Education performance web page about our academy.

Give Ofsted your views on our academy at Ofsted Parent View.

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