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22/07/21

'This was extremely useful (it was a hot day) and he was very friendly and polite. I just wanted to let you know we were very grateful for his help on Monday and he is a credit to his school and family. Am sure he’ll go far!'

22/07/21

We think our students are fantastic but it makes us so proud when we hear it from members of the public! 'I was carrying a heavy desk and one of your pupils, noticed us carrying the desk and immediately stopped to help us carry until the end of the road until the junction.'

22/07/21

Some of our Year 7 and 8 Geographers competed in the Harris Federation Geography Quiz competition. Congratulations with your 4th place finish! https://t.co/Qjv5Oq0qoo

21/07/21

Retweetd From Bromley Y

School’s nearly out for the summer! 📚✏️☀️ on the past school year can help us feel a sense of closure before enjoying a well deserved break. We want you to know that however you or your child is feeling about the end of the year is perfectly understandable. https://t.co/eaOuvevbyV

21/07/21

with two girls winning prizes! We are incredibly proud of the girls for their hard work and resilience, it has not been the easiest year but they certainly made the most of their experience and together we have created some amazing memories.

21/07/21

To celebrate, we joined The Girls Network ceremony to recognise their achievements, reflect on their journey and welcome them as Girls Network ambassadors. Sadly, some of our girls could not be there due to isolating but they still managed to join the celebration online

21/07/21

Congratulations to this year’s cohort of the Girls Network! Despite many trials and tribulations to their year due to Covid restrictions, the girls remained dedicated to their mentoring sessions and personal progress.

21/07/21

What a glorious day for some local fieldwork here at HABE. Infiltration rates in this heat are providing us with some interesting results! Superstar geographers at work! https://t.co/lLHScfnj2v

14/07/21

Retweetd From HPABeckenham

I think Zain sums up how we all feel. This beautiful letter written especially for and the other England team players. We will be sending this and many more young writer letters to the team! https://t.co/ytdiHOYJTX

14/07/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation

As sad as our pupils were about the final, they were devastated to see the ugly, racist abuse that followed. ’s response is brave and dignified. He is and always will be a role model to children in this country, on and off the pitch. https://t.co/5ZXnd3lbmi

12/07/21

We are so proud of you ! https://t.co/kjnXKNVZmj

09/07/21

Welcoming our new September colleagues! https://t.co/EUizsyy35a

09/07/21

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Our year 8 students at the Federation Sports Day today! Come on HABE 🏆🥇🥈🥉🏆 https://t.co/3n0nlG704K

09/07/21

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Well done to Matilda S for placing 1st in the 800m 🥇 fantastic effort! https://t.co/p8CG3MJwOp

09/07/21

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Congratulations to Deborah T for placing 2nd in shot putt at the Federation Sports Day 🥈 so proud of you! https://t.co/Lvz0gCkToj

07/07/21

Thanks to the incredible generosity of we are now in receipt of refurbished laptops to give to students in need to enhance their study at home. https://t.co/xVhExQwMIq

07/07/21

Our Duke of Edinburgh expedition in action! https://t.co/zAIqRsKxYc

06/07/21

Retweetd From HABE Sport

PE Bulletin for w.b Mon 5th July https://t.co/LHKr9fiSlX

02/07/21

Retweetd From Bromley Y

Just a reminder of our new texting service, The Signpost! We are available between 9-5pm Monday - Friday. Please share with anyone aged 11-18 you think may benefit from a mental health chat sometime. https://t.co/qgR6QQkRTe

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WORD - Reading Like An Expert

Reading for Pleasure Initiative

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What is it?

The new reading for pleasure initiative is set out to model and teach our students how to become experts in the field of reading while becoming independent. This collective programme is used to focus on teaching students to become more confident as readers.

Rationale for the Programme

The rational is that it allows students the opportunity to stop at various stages in reading and use a variety of questioning to shape their overall understanding and knowledge of and engagement with the text. Students are encouraged in all subjects and at all levels to decode any written word, question or extended text using the BDA method and teachers are trained to embed this into their lessons and the wider environment

What is the Reading Ruler?

The reading ruler is used to help students to develop their metacognitive skills and process in order to understand how to stop at a certain stage in the text and check their level of understanding. In combination with thinking hard strategy, it helps student to develop a cohesive relationship between the text and their understanding. It involves a “Before, During and After” stage where students are encouraged to decode the written language and culture of the text.

“I really like the way the responsibility is put on us and the expectation is not on the teacher. The ruler helps us stop at any point and see what is happening” - George - Y7 student

Example model slide and response from a year 8

What is Each Class Reading?

7CV-JC and 7CV-EO

Trash by Andy Mulligan

Stone Cold by Robert Swindells

Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius

7EL-HH and 7EL-SB

Lord of the Flies by William Goulding

Trash by Andy Mulligan

Stone Cold by Robert Swindells

7SA-GM and 7SA-ED

Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius

Lord of the Flies by William Goulding

Trash by Andy Mulligan

7GC-JH and 7GC-IB

Stone Cold by Robert Swindells

Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius

Lord of the Flies by William Goulding

8CV and 8CV

Wonder by RJ Polacio

 

Noughts and Crosses

The Island at the End of Everything

8EL and 8EL

The Night Diary – Veera Hiranandani

 

Wonder by RJ Polacio

 

Noughts and Crosses

8SA and 8SA

The Island at the End of Everything

The Night Diary – Veera Hiranandani

 

Wonder by RJ Polacio

 

8GC and 8GC

Noughts and Crosses

The Island at the End of Everything

The Night Diary – Veera Hiranandani

 

     

     

Buddy Reading

Our new buddy reading system is a programme launched between our year 9 and 12 students to help develop their reading age and understanding of a variety of texts.

The aim of this programme is to create a cohesive relationship between our upper school students with our lower school while teaching our year 12 students a variety of skills needed for the world outside the classroom such as mentoring, managing and training individuals to gain understanding of a new skills. In this case, the year 12 students have been trained in how to support younger students in how to decode a text and complex vocabulary. Our new initiative runs 3 times a week and explore a variety of multicultural and diverse texts to help deepen students understanding.