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16/07/20

Year 7 girls and their parents have asked to see pics from our residential week in Loch Eil, , in Feb. We hope that you like looking back on the brilliant achievements and experiences! . LOADS of pics at https://t.co/w0jR3paQdV https://t.co/9Jnk38n6vA

14/07/20

The charity has created a great series of FREE online mini-modules to help mums develop their tech skills over the summer. You'll find modules on getting started with the internet, email, safety online, social media, and more. Have a look! https://t.co/hopgg9oQpa

08/07/20

A wonderful opportunity for our Year 11, 12 and 13 girls. Apply for a Words for Work internship. You have until 20th July to apply! https://t.co/MPqIN7hsEa

08/07/20

Looking for summer activities? Find out more about this 'Summer of Food and Fun' programme for children and families in and . https://t.co/eP6j251HmX https://t.co/tZqQBM0voN

06/07/20

Southwark Libraries have some great events, videos and fun activities for young people as part of their . Big thanks to our for everything they are doing for young people in . https://t.co/54j1OkjYPX

02/07/20

Is your daughter starting at Harris Dulwich Girls this September? Maya from Year 7 explains what it's like learning at HGAED. Read Maya's thoughts at https://t.co/vDzJwVDCty https://t.co/6dFyHcIJly

30/06/20

We are inviting every pupil and parent in Yrs 7-10 &12 into school during the last week of term to review learning and prepare for next term. We'll send you individual appointments shortly. Pls come with your child and contact us to rearrange if you can't make the time allocated.

30/06/20

Retweetd From CareersHGAED

So pleased with our virtual HGAED Speed networking launch this week! We have had 30+ contributors from a range of industries including charity/ medical/law/politics and TV. If you are interested in contributing please contact me: careers.org.uk https://t.co/K2uR66Rod8

30/06/20

Retweetd From HGAEDTales

Hooray, students and try to bring some of the passion and enthusiasm for books, publishing and diversity into our little outpost all are such an inspiration

30/06/20

Retweetd From CareersHGAED

In preparation for birthday we have a great virtual assembly this week celebrating the heroic efforts of NHS workers throughout history. It’s great to see the representation and efforts of all. We wish you an early Happy Birthday from Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich. 😊 https://t.co/2vlCWan33E

25/06/20

Retweetd From CareersHGAED

Reminder- BBC Bitesize have a range of inspiring videos and advice for students. https://t.co/8Xpght6Jbp

22/06/20

Retweetd From HGAEDTales

students are really grateful for the outreach opportunities. Only this week a year 12 student emailed how she is following advice as she prepares to start her personal statement. Thanks

19/06/20

Retweetd From HGAEDTales

Looking forward to Monday when and will be live with students. A fantastic opportunity to consider and Claudia Hammond's book 'The Art of Rest'. Students and parents can email questions to Tales.org.uk

11/06/20

We look forward to seeing Year 10 and 12 next week. Do walk or cycle if you can. Parents of students in Years 10 and 12 have already been sent letters about the phased reopening, but you can see general information at https://t.co/PeaVrUO9gf https://t.co/sglNdYpjXv

09/06/20

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

Please share. 14-25 years? Join us tomorrow @ 4pm for our event. Please reg. https://t.co/epmPAyOzCM - Guest panel! “Small steps such as this contribute to a wider change in society and a better society that is equal for all”. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏻✊🏽❤️ https://t.co/IfVAj0AZ8q

09/06/20

Retweetd From HGAEDTales

https://t.co/6HUqaIeE6b A useful guide to making a video for the current competition

08/06/20

We're really looking forward to seeing Year 10 and Year 12 next week. Please walk or cycle to school if you can. https://t.co/Ri27Y0ifTp

08/06/20

Retweetd From Dr Pamela Fennell

students interested in careers in the built environment might be eligble to apply for scholarships. 10 available each year for undergraduate studies for students from under-represented backgrounds. https://t.co/h4QTwVtm8A

05/06/20

Retweetd From HGAEDTales

Thank you and for another delivery of books ready to send out to reviewers and students as prizes. We will be sending them out this week.

04/06/20

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY! ✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾 Please RT / share with young people. Aged 14+? Please join us Friday 05/06 for - interactive discussion on issues that affect young people - - Please email /DM to book and we will send you details. Thank you ✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾 https://t.co/BcTJfp1ysF

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September Reopening - Information for Parents

Thank you for supporting your daughter with her remote learning during lockdown. We are very grateful.

We have created a presentation to help you to prepare your daughter for her return to school in September. It covers arriving at school, learning, the school day, what to do if you daughter is ill, and more. Attendance is compulsory for all students from September.

Click here to download the 'returning to school' presentation.

Download the presentation in Spanish.


Start of term dates

There will be a staggered start to the autumn term.

Thursday 3rd September - Year 7 only - 8:20am arrival at the sports gate

Friday 4th September:

  • Year 7 - 8:20am arrival - please go to sports gate
  • Year 8 - 8.50am arrival - please go to sports gate
  • Year 9 - 8.20am arrival - please go to main gate
  • Year 10 - 8.50am arrival - please go to main gate
  • Year 11 - 9:20am arrival - please go to main gate

A letter from the principal

Dear parents and carers,

As you know, we have been focusing for some time on how to ensure that our school can safely open to all pupils in September – something we are all so much looking forward to. Now that the government has published its guidance for schools, we are in a position to update you on our plans.

The first thing to say is that we are absolutely delighted the government has said all pupils can come back, subject to final consideration of the coronavirus data on August 11th. We have learnt a lot in lockdown about how to deliver virtual education, and families and staff have been outstanding, but children need the routine of normal school life and they also need to see their friends and teachers.  It is vital that we get all pupils back to school in September. 

Having already done a lot of preparation and groundwork, we are in a very strong position for September. Pupils who have been in school so far are used to washing their hands and having to remove masks or gloves before they come inside, and these measures will remain in place.

Once pupils are in school, they will wash their hands regularly, including before they eat, and they will wash them again before they leave. They will also be placed in a protective bubble with the rest of their year group. Bubbles will not come into contact with each other, which will help to reduce the risk of an outbreak and minimise the number of children who have to isolate in the event that there is a case. 

The timetable has been re-written so that these ‘bubbles’ of pupils will remain consistent. The arrival and lesson times of pupils have been staggered and each year group ‘bubble’ will have different arrival, break, lunch and departure time to reduce social contact.

At the end of this letter, you will find further details of this, along with details of the staggered start and end times we will be operating next term. Please ensure that you are clear on the timings of your daughter’s school day as they will change from those she’s had this year. It is absolutely crucial that your daughter arrives at the time indicated on this letter. The staggered starts are essential to the school managing hand washing on arrival for our 860+ pupils. Please encourage your daughter’s excellent punctuality so we can manage this effectively.

In addition to all of these measures, which are very much focused on safety, we are also well prepared in terms of securing the wellbeing and academic progress of pupils – both those who have not been able to return to school this term and those who will be taking important public examinations next year.

Every child, and every home, has had a different experience with lockdown and home learning. We recognise that there will be learning gaps to be filled when the pupils return and have planned a ‘recovery’ curriculum for the autumn term so that everyone has the chance to catch up.  We will also ensure there is time devoted to the emotional wellbeing of pupils. In preparation for this, all members of staff have completed training run by an organisation called Trauma Informed Schools UK. 6 staff have trained as mindfulness coaches and they will use their expertise to support our pupils. These two training courses will allow us to be responsive to the needs of all the children when they return to school. Our health hut and counselling services remain open to pupils as required and the Heads of House are available to offer advice and support to you and your family.

We will, of course, also need your help and support to keep school safe as we return. Obviously, if your daughter (or son in post 16) has any symptoms they must stay at home. You must report your child’s ill health to the academy promptly so that we can take advice. You must ensure that your child is tested if you believe they may have Covid-19. It’s important that if you or anyone in your household is unwell, that your child self-isolates. We anticipate that everyone in our school community will act responsibly to keep us all safe.

Everyone will need to play a part in keeping the virus out of school.  Government guidance is, understandably, constantly evolving and we will write to you during the summer holidays to provide the most up-to-date information; but we are likely to ask pupils to avoid going into shops on the way in to school and that, if they have to use public transport, they wear a face covering while travelling which is in line with current government advice. Pupils will be required to wear full uniform next term and we will ask that this is washed as often as possible, ideally daily.

The summer term has been long and tiring for families and staff, but it has also been inspiring and uplifting. The whole community has pulled together to ensure pupils felt safe and supported, and we have shown just how much can be achieved in the most difficult and challenging of circumstances. No matter what your experience of lockdown, parents have been terrific: on behalf of all staff, we want to thank you for everything you have done to support your children’s success over this period.

Yours faithfully,

Carrie Senior

Principal