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26/01/21

Retweetd From Ms Valentín Lucas

Thank you Dr Laura Arroyo Martínez for delivering an insightful virtual lecture on “El papel del pueblo en La casa de Bernarda Alba” and well done to our Year 13 Spanish students for being online on a Monday evening to broaden their knowledge of the play. https://t.co/RTSABxbny2

25/01/21

Protect your child when they are online. FREE online webinar for parents, Thurs 28 Jan, 6pm, run by Digital Awareness UK. One-hour web session just for HAB parents and carer. Find out more and sign up at https://t.co/Cka7mzdbwA

21/01/21

Literacy for Learning conference, Thurs 21st - Fri 29th Jan. Loads of great sessions! has secured free admission to this event for all Harris staff, parents and students. See the programme and sign up at https://t.co/ddHxnTe77v

20/01/21

Six of our girls will be attending a three-day online Model United Nations conference hosted in Prague this Friday-Sunday, to discuss topics relating to women, human rights and security. Find out more at https://t.co/ZI3P4Tm2vh https://t.co/by82BKd4Ea

20/01/21

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

Want to know more about ? Watch the video and come along to the meet-up TOMORROW, 5.30pm to find out how you can support our girls! https://t.co/7v27cw2YEB https://t.co/nCs6dWuRq8

20/01/21

Are you a parent/carer of a girl at HAB? Come along to our Friends of HAB online meet-up for parents, this Thurs 21 Jan, 5.30pm. All HAB parents very welcome! We'd love to see you there. Find out more and register at https://t.co/xVnUh0AI8F

18/01/21

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

WOOP WOOP!! 👏👏👏 Well Done EMMA - teacher training, a great way to get out of chores 😉 https://t.co/TYwQaxADtP

18/01/21

We are so of Emma Donald, one of our Maths teachers, who won the overall ‘Transforming Lives' award for trainee teachers in the Harris Federation Transforming Lives awards. Find out now Emma "followed her dream to become a teacher" at https://t.co/F7LhR7PLtS https://t.co/WTfS4DHIXy

15/01/21

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Huge CONGRATULATIONS! Well deserved!⭐ https://t.co/X5KIVHbOLJ

15/01/21

We have a brand new channel on YouTube! We'll be adding lots of films to help with your science learning at home. Don’t miss out! Subscribe to the HAB Science YouTube channel now at https://t.co/Fxj6kvOn6u

15/01/21

Four HAB girls received Citizenship Awards through the First News ACTive Citizenship scheme, after campaigning on issues they care strongly about - discrimination against women, Uighur Muslims, asylum seekers. More https://t.co/ei2fgP3fMh https://t.co/c2ZpKAyIvS

13/01/21

The Jan 2021 issue of our school newsletter, , is out now. Loads of news and pictures of our school in action! Read it online at https://t.co/xwQoYr9LSR https://t.co/0sz77ZzboG

12/01/21

Retweetd From Rennie & Manor Tenants Hall - Galleywall Road SE16

for your kind donations 👍 These bags will go to helping in our area have a little bit more in their cupboards & ease things during https://t.co/RGgyy69FWL

12/01/21

Protect your child when they are online. FREE online webinar for parents, Thurs 28 Jan, 6pm, run by Digital Awareness UK. One-hour web session just for HAB parents and carer. Find out more and sign up at https://t.co/Cka7mzdbwA

11/01/21

Retweetd From Dr Hellen Hay

Want to join ? Sign up for the Zoom on the 21st of January below... 👇👇👇👇👇 https://t.co/oYeza87zXc

11/01/21

Friends of HAB - Online Meet-Up. Are you a parent/carer of a girl at HAB? Come along to our next Friends of HAB online meet-up for parents, Thurs 21 Jan, 5.30pm. Learn more about Friends of HAB and put some faces to names! Curious? Find out more at https://t.co/pIUa4z6Atn https://t.co/TqNonRA7Tk

11/01/21

Retweetd From Researchers in Schools

Dr Pete Edmunds is our participant this week! Dr Edmunds is head of at https://t.co/011UNPn1ua

31/12/20

Please see our Covid-19 Updates page for the latest details of start of term arrangements. Thank you as ever for your cooperation. https://t.co/pYfyaUPthp

27/12/20

Retweetd From LPESSN 💙

Congratulations to Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix! The 16-year-old diver has been named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year for 2020.   https://t.co/0TGxWVYX2D

18/12/20

Retweetd From Lyndsay Harris

Every crate (yes right to the back of the stage!) is ready to be distributed to our students have been incredible in donating over 3000 much needed items. https://t.co/FwJSYvR2al

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HAB Ethos and Values

HAB staff have high expectations of the girls and HAB girls have high expectations of themselves.

Our ethos is one of being uncompromising but caring in everything that we do.  This is how we have created a happy and safe learning environment, with firm but fair discipline.

All HAB girls know our rules and abide by them. We expect every girl to be dressed correctly, on time and prepared to work hard, always following staff instructions. Our girls always want to live up to these expectations, but on the rare occasion that one of them fails to do so, she knows that there will be clear consequences, followed by support to learn from the experience.


Outstanding care and guidance

We offer outstanding care and guidance for every one of our girls.  In Year 7 for example, as well as her Learning Family Mentor, every girl has one-to-one transition coaching from a former student, while as many girls who need it have additional reading lessons so that they can achieve their academic potential from the beginning of their time with us.

Throughout her time at HAB, we guarantee that every girl will be known by all her teachers, support staff and the school's senior leaders, including the Principal.  We also guarantee to every parent or carer that we will work closely with them to raise their daughter successfully, sharing the joys and challenges of this with honesty and integrity.  This is summed up in the HAB staff motto, “We are ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen to help their daughters achieve the success they deserve.”


Values

Bermondsey.201311HAB girls and staff work together to live up to the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.  HAB is a harmonious and supportive environment.

Key to this is our Learning Family system, in which every girl belongs to a small group of mixed years, led by a teacher. Starting every day together, the Learning Family members develop strong relationships with girls of different ages and from different backgrounds, breaking down barriers and preventing bullying.  Learning Family teachers speak to parents or carers about their daughter's progress and achievements at least once a fortnight.


Why is HAB for girls only?

We are often asked this question, especially by HAB parents who want their sons to have as good an education as their daughters!

By most measures, girls in England outperform boys in GCSES and A-levels, whatever type of school they attend.  Crucially, though, girls in girls’ schools achieve better examination results than girls at mixed schools.

In addition to these better results, universities and employers consider girls from girls’ schools to offer superior leadership skills; to be more resilient and risk taking; and, to have greater ambitions.

At HAB, we certainly know that this is true of our girls.  Parents and carers who choose HAB give their daughters the best possible opportunities by sending her to our excellent girls’ school.