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Our Year 10 GCSE Drama students were taken to a live theatre production of Boys from the Blackstuff by James Graham in preparation for next year's Live Theatre Review. For many of them, this was their first time seeing live theatre, and all thoroughly enjoyed the production.


Anyone for tennis!



Group A coach 1 on their way to Rootd Adventure for a night of camping! Some very excited students this morning!#year7trip


Some of our year 9 students had the opportunity to visit The London Eye for a DT Trip on Friday, students were thoroughly engaged, even those who were scared of heights. A fun day looking and discussing local landmarks and architectural designs within central London 🎡



We have had all the tunes tonight at HABE and the kids have loved it! Please come and collect your child at 8pm - DJ Shone


A big thank you to DJ D, our very own inhouse DJ.


HABE's first ever Year 7 Disco is well underway, with everyone absolutely loving it! - DJ Shone


The Catering Team celebrating England's win.


Our new year 7 parents and students turned up in their hundreds on Monday and Tuesday as we hosted our parent information evening/induction day. The students were amazing! We now look forward to our next transition event: HABE Summer School ☀️ 📚


For more information follow this link- Child Benefit when your child turns 16 - (


Changes to child benefit for 16-19 years. Parents need to take action now.



Stella, our local Beckenham Cat decided to pay Mrs Hall a visit today.


HABE The book fair is here!To buy books, students fill in a wish list to take home. Parents pay for books using a QR code or go to Students bring completed wish list back to school to receive books. Book tokens also accepted.


🚨 TALENT SHOW 2024 🚨 Tickets are on ParentPay for our 2024 Talent Show - £6 per person. Tuesday 2nd July from 5pm (art exhibition) talent show acts to start at 6pm. Performances from the PE, Art, Drama and Music departments 🖼️


HABE Impact day for Year 8 students, with First Aid being taught by some of our amazing PE team, Ms Jaymes & Mr Stokes. All students learnt the basics of First Aid and even got to try out what they had learnt on each other!


HABE welcomed author, performance poet & rap artist to perform for year 7 students today, they loved his poems & inspirational stories about growing up in London & Nigeria. Later, a group of year 8 & 9s enjoyed Karl’s workshops so much that they all produced their own poems!


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Oracy Across The Curriculum

Students will be taught sophisticated skills of effective speaking and listening to enable them to present, debate and perform in a range of contexts, exploiting language to suit a range of audiences and purposes.

Students will demonstrate sensitivity when listening to others, building on others’ views or showing empathy as appropriate.

Academic focus

Opportunities to improve fluency, confidence, use expansive vocabulary as well as adopt active listening skills will be available in every subject area. We recognise that oracy in the classroom should be seen, by both teacher and student, as a valuable activity; access to more demanding concepts is made possible through structured talk opportunities. Teachers model exceptional oracy in all lessons in order to highlight the specificity and sophistication required in both their subject area and the wider world. Writing should be preceded by and supported by talk, in order that students may more fully realise their intentions. Oracy can play this role as a catalyst with collaborative learning activities set in place; these activities are also seen as a key strategy to support the bilingual early learners of English and those with speech, language and communication difficulties, to engage in exploring subject specific concepts, texts and ideas.

Enrichment of oracy

Within our community, exceptional oracy skills are highly regarded and rewarded. Students are able to use a range of platforms to ensure their voices are heard and to provide opportunities that prepare them for life outside education. Our thriving Debate Mate society provide an opportunity for weekly training as well as internal, regional and national competitions. We also utilise the Speakers Trust and Jack Petchey Speak Out to ensure our young people are taught the skills of public speaking, enhancing the technical accuracy of their speech but also building the skills and self-confidence required for moving into the world of further education and work. Debate Mate is also utilised as an intervention for students with attachment and social, emotional and mental health needs, allowing them to grow in confidence and independence through the use of their own voice. We show all our students that their voice is valued and teach them how to express themselves in a way that is suitable for a variety of audiences and purposes.