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12/08/21

Congratulations to all of our Year 11’s on their hard work! https://t.co/AZoFK5N21p

18/07/21

Retweetd From Harris Merton PE

Been an amazing day today, thank you to for coming down and providing us with some new footballs! https://t.co/pEmrsvmLOI

23/03/21

Retweetd From Harris Merton PE

🇬🇧 London to Tokyo Challenge 🇯🇵 7441.19km to go 🚶🏃‍♀️🚲🏊 https://t.co/ZyJRuOaaJv

04/03/21

Retweetd From Harris Merton PE

Lockdown Bulletin 5 - w/c 01/03/2021 https://t.co/0iONDF9vDI

08/02/21

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Lockdown Bulletin 3 - w/c 08/02/2021 https://t.co/DhjkN6ZBst

09/12/20

Please visit our website: https://t.co/wFDGhJZ3mQ for further details. The consultation ends on 31st January 2021. https://t.co/pRNGhFDgGG

09/03/20

Finally, with Harris Academy Merton’s Spoken Word Challenge and staff getting dressed up for World Book Day! Well done to all! https://t.co/c4xqB3WQkX

09/03/20

All Year 11 & 12 took part in a challenging and rewarding mock interview day supported by the team https://t.co/SZxZu0plk5

09/03/20

Last week was a busy week at HAM! Ombudsman, Nicola Williams delivered a talk to our 6th Form Students 1/3 https://t.co/4UpzFhpr2X

11/02/20

Well done to the Harris Merton Trampolining Team. Overall results for the Harris Federation Trampoloning Competition: 3rd place in Novice and 3rd place in Intermediate categories https://t.co/JOsWxPePj1

27/01/20

Our Year 7 girls played a federation league game at home against Harris Academy Peckham last week. The girls played a fantastic game winning 7-0 with Tianna Reader scoring all 7 goals. Well played girls! https://t.co/B5NKuBhnkX

24/12/19

The Harris Merton Choir visited the Eltandia Hall care home for the elderly last week to sing a selection of Christmas songs and bring festive cheer. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas! https://t.co/Ev2EHuEJiZ

20/12/19

Harris Academy Merton Sixth Form students had the pleasure of delivering the school’s donations to the food bank at the New Horizon Centre Pollards Hill today. What a great way to reflect on the importance of community and generosity at this time of year. https://t.co/OtO6Wvinfr

10/12/19

Harris Merton hosted the Yr 8/9 girls borough basketball tournament yesterday playing against Wimbledon High School and Richards High School. We managed to win all our games to come first!! Player of the match was Kiyah Robertson (No 14) https://t.co/Z9tqAjls3W

18/10/19

Our award winners being presented with awards for their outstanding achievements or contribution to the Academy. Well done to all! https://t.co/d3fbbELOHp

17/10/19

Harris Merton hosted a Year 7 girls football tournament in partnership with this week. Many local Harris Academies attended and HAM's A team placed second! Well done to all involved https://t.co/NN9XkdM3Cb

11/10/19

Amazing performance from Harris in Harmony! An exceptionally talented group of students performing at the Harris Federation Annual Conference https://t.co/rwI0zHt7A3

11/10/19

Harris Academy Merton ranking highly among all schools in the Harris Federation and in the top 10% of schools nationally https://t.co/RBcEhfyMVg

27/09/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

We are excited to announce that the Emergency Conference has begun at - watch this space! https://t.co/cBmAsaX9Xv

19/09/19

Open evening was a blast! If you missed out please email info.org.uk to book a place at our open morning which takes place on the 25/09 https://t.co/SKqt2upLlS

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Specific safeguarding to look out for

Specific and current safeguarding issues

 

Sexual Violence and Harrassment

The NSPCC have launched a dedicated helpline for children and young people who've experienced abuse at school, and for worried adults and professionals who need support and guidance. The helpline is to provide appropriate support and advice to victims of abuse, and concerned adults, including onward action such as contacting the police if they wish to. 

This dedicated helpline will offer support to:

  • all children and young people making current and non-recent disclosures of abuse
  • any children or young people who want to talk about being involved or witnessing any incidents
  • any adults who have experienced non-recent abuse
  • parents and carers who have any concerns about their own or other children
  • professionals who work in schools and need support in this or related issues.

Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant support services available, including Childline - which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people. 

The Report Abuse in Education helpline comes after a high number of anonymous testimonials were submitted to the Everyone’s Invited website, documenting abuse in all types of schools, colleges, and universities. 

Young people and adults can contact the NSPCC helpline, Report Abuse in Education on 0800 136 663 or email help@nspcc.org.uk

 

Radicalisation and Extremism

The Academy believes and actively supports the view that all students should be protected from radicalisation and extremism. The Academy’s Prevent Duty Lead is Mrs Simpson, the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Signposting:

 

Peer on Peer Abuse

Safeguarding issues can manifest themselves via Peer on Peer abuse, which can take many forms, such as: (but is not limited to): abuse within intimate partner relationships; bullying (including cyberbullying); sexual violence and sexual harassment; physical abuse such as hitting, kicking, shaking, biting, hair pulling, or otherwise causing physical harm; sexting and initiation/hazing type violence and rituals.

 

Youth Produced Sexual Imagery (sexting) 

Sexting is the practice of children sharing images and videos via text message, email, social media or mobile messaging apps has become commonplace. However, this online technology has also given children the opportunity to produce and distribute sexual imagery in the form of photos and videos. Such imagery involving anyone under the age of 18 is unlawful.

Signposting:

  • For more information and guidance for parents and children visit the Childnet website.

 

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE)

Child Sexual Exploitation and Child Criminal Exploitation are forms of child abuse and both occur where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance in power to coerce, manipulate or deceive a child in sexual or criminal activity. Whilst age may be the most obvious, this power imbalance can also be due to range of other factors including gender, sexual identity, cognitive ability, physical strength, status and access to economic and other resources. In some cases, the abuse will be in exchange for something the victim needs or wants and will be to the financial benefit or other advantage, such as increased status, of the perpetrator of facilitator. Victims can be exploited even when activity appears to be consensual and exploitation as well as being physical can be facilitated and/or take place online.

Signposting:

  • Any member of the public can refer a concern about suspected child sexual exploitation.
  • Remember – where there is an urgent and immediate need to protect a child or young person call the police on 999.
  • In all cases of suspected child sexual exploitation contact Children Social Care services via the MASH (multi-agency safeguarding hub) on 0208 545 4226/7.

 

County Lines

The National Crime Agency, the UK body charged with fighting organised crime, is very concerned that crime gangs are taking over drug networks using telephone hotlines (called 'county lines’) and recruiting vulnerable people, often children, to act as couriers and to sell drugs.

Signposting:

 

Money Mules

More young people across the UK are being approached by criminals who want to use their bank accounts or pin numbers for criminal purposes. This is called being a ‘money mule’. A ‘mule account’ is used to hide money that comes from illegal activities. The young person may be asked to transfer money, allow access to their account or open up a new one. We need support to help educate young people around this issue. 

Signposting:

  • To report any concerns, speak to our Safer Schools Police Officer (see above) and/or Action Fraud (www.actionfraud.police.uk) on 0300 123 2040.

 

Children Missing in Education

Missing school can be an indicator of abuse and neglect, and in older children may raise concerns around child sexual exploitation. To safeguard pupils who are missing education, the school will ensure compliance with local authority policy and procedures for Children Missing Education.

Signposting:

  • The Attendance officer and Safeguarding Team will monitor unauthorised absence and follow procedures, particularly where children go missing on repeated occasions.

 

 

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