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08/07/20

Retweetd From Kemi A 👸🏾🐝

There are only 2 days left for eligible families to register for Free School Meals and access support through the COVID Summer Food Fund. - RT and find out more here: https://t.co/bzgCyh9Bmc

30/06/20

Retweetd From BBC Young Reporter

Calling all students from , , , and who joined the virtual workshop earlier today - here's a reminder of the simple advice to check the sources in an online news story 👇 https://t.co/FRQ0aOs5cc

30/06/20

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'Is it REAL?' The question we asked to students from , , , , and who joined us for our navigating news workshop earlier today. Thanks to Team for organising! https://t.co/I3pJ9UIXp5

30/06/20

Retweetd From WandSchoolGames

Come on Take on Ru's Boccia Challenge- let's see what you have in your locker!

26/06/20

Meet the staff at HABS. First up is the incredible Mr Reid, Year Lead for Year 7: https://t.co/RSWpDiMS2Z Tweet us if you have any questions for him!

26/06/20

Dear parents and guardians. Click here if you would like the details for uniform purchase and for a checklist of what to buy for September: https://t.co/bcaQzALu86

26/06/20

Please check the Transition pages of our website for all updates and news for the incoming Year 7 students: https://t.co/opVikopwNM. There is a page for parents and a page for students. We are VERY excited to meet you all!

17/04/20

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Dr Elaheh Gholami is our participant this week! She joined RIS in 2018 & teaches https://t.co/wjvtKhruj5

15/04/20

Retweetd From David Carr

and the maths team have made a YouTube channel with videos that link directly to our curriculum. This will be brilliant in suppporthing the students at home. Keep looking for updates over the coming weeks

08/04/20

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

Here’s our ‘Guide To Staying Home...In Style’ resource for students & families. Please feel free to use. https://t.co/cnrmNLsSwT https://t.co/pxBWi8LqfM

24/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

21/03/20

A huge thank you to Steve Nine Elms in for giving us some free Easter eggs for our staff at the end of a very challenging week. We greatly appreciate the work you and your colleagues are doing at this time.

28/11/19

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Ace volleyball festival . 60 young people having a smashing time with https://t.co/XVo7HV6hdw

15/11/19

Retweetd From Paradox Theatre

We had another brilliant show today with a wonderful group of students from , with a mini visit from and the amazing facilitating a workshop afterwards! Thank you so much to everyone for coming, we loved hearing your thoughts! 🌟 https://t.co/g6i2WpC3x3

06/11/19

Retweetd From HarrisBoys'Academy

Harris Dulwich Boys and are in the top 20 schools in the UK, according to the Fair Secondary School Index – a new way of measuring students’ progress which aims to take their backgrounds into account. Find out more https://t.co/GNXzD86QWr https://t.co/XHiDnst9xc

20/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Here are some of our brilliant students heading to and this year. Many are the first in their family to attend university and all have beaten extraordinary odds to get there. We are so proud of them and wish them every happiness and success. https://t.co/HJt7DF572H

28/06/19

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Meet Ashleigh, previously an English tutor and copy editor, now training to teach English at https://t.co/AEvS34sTxs https://t.co/yOqOW0pdDI

09/03/19

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Exam Invigilators and Scribes required .Apply now https://t.co/7hNmdoyqyR https://t.co/aqv3xdV44K

09/03/19

Retweetd From The Talent Foundry

It was fantastic to start with completing the The winning team came up with a great idea https://t.co/KMpjYGbcFO

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Announcement

Year 10 - Change to GCSE Options Subjects

After careful consideration, it has been decided by the Academy Leadership Team that students would benefit from having a reduction from four to three GCSE option subjects.

The decision to remove an options subject has been made primarily with students’ wellbeing in mind. The majority of students surveyed have reported feeling overwhelmed and anxious about the amount of learning they are missing due to Covid-19. Students have lost three months of learning already and the current situation still remains uncertain which will, undoubtedly, have an impact on the teaching and learning in the next academic year.

The decrease in the number of options will mean that students are required to learn less content, have less content to catch up on and will gain time to spend on other subjects. This will hopefully reduce the anxiety felt by students during this time.

The extra time gained will be used to support students with extra lessons in English and Mathematics.

Before taking this decision, we consulted with higher education providers, including leading universities, and we have been assured that this decision will not negatively impact students’ next steps such as attending universities, colleges or starting apprenticeships.

Students will select their three GCSE options through Microsoft Teams through the Year 10 group. All students will be able to choose three options that they are currently studying, but will not be able to select a new option subject. Students will need to have selected their three options by Wednesday 24th June.

The changes will take effect on Monday 29th June and students will only study three options (and core subjects) from this date.

If you have any questions about this change, could you please email Mr Myers, Assistant Principal, directly at c.myers@harrisbattersea.org.uk.

Yours sincerely,

Ms Leigh, Principal

Mr Myers, Assistant Principal