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24/05/24

Today we said farewell to our Year 13’s with a leavers breakfast and rewarded all students with 💯 attendance with ice cream! 🍦 Have a lovely break all! pic.twitter.com/qkUc3hbvEp

23/05/24

🏆🥇YR 8 GIRLS CROYDON BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS 2024🥇🏆 An amazing performance and a well deserved win. That’s 2 cups these girls have won this year, what a way to finish the season 🏀⛹🏽‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/gUvhXe0jLS

23/05/24

Our year 10 geographers working hard on the physical fieldwork element of their GCSE at Whitstable Beach this week 🌍 pic.twitter.com/RbwuVNgE5h

16/04/24

Smiles all round from our girls crew onboard the Prolific. They are on their way to Studland bay for the evening after battling the wind and rain last night⛵️💨🌊 pic.twitter.com/dVeMjWK8Jl

28/03/24

A DOUBLE WIN for the Year 7 girls. They have now reached the Basketball Cup FINAL!!! A tough day for them having to play 2 matches in 1 day, but the girls dug deep and went out with the determination to win 🙌🏼🏀🎉 pic.twitter.com/7hXD3aERDV

28/03/24

A DOUBLE WIN for the Year 7 girls. They have now reached the Basketball Cup FINAL!!! A tough day for them having to play 2 matches in 1 day, but the girls dug deep and went out with the determination to win 🙌🏼🏀🎉 pic.twitter.com/7hXD3aERDV

08/03/24

We are so proud and honoured to have won ‘Education Institution Of The Year’ for the London Region by 🏀🤩 A massive thank you to Mr Boothe who dedicates a lot of time and hard work into coaching all of our basketball teams ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/rbS1dUiel6

08/03/24

We are so proud and honoured to have won ‘Education Institution Of The Year’ for the London Region by 🏀🤩 A massive thank you to Mr Boothe who dedicates a lot of time and hard work into coaching all of our basketball teams ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/rbS1dUiel6

04/03/24

To get ready for literacy week this week we recently rewarded our KS3 TOP READERS with a trip to the British Library in central London where they explored the treasures of British literature! pic.twitter.com/0soVHbgF78

09/02/24

A fantastic end to the week and what an amazing half-term it has been. Lots of sporting achievements to be proud of. Wishing all of our students and families a restful break, we look forward to returning well-rested and ready to kick start another great half-term 🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/KPTrgzxnr9

09/02/24

A fantastic end to the week and what an amazing half-term it has been. Lots of sporting achievements to be proud of. Wishing all of our students and families a restful break, we look forward to returning well-rested and ready to kick start another great half-term 🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/KPTrgzxnr9

08/02/24

Yr 10 Harris Experience students at the Opera! 🎶🎶🎼 pic.twitter.com/6HAcKJSeQU

30/01/24

Year 10 Food Tech students are making Swiss rolls this week ! 🤩🤩 pic.twitter.com/UkbE8dWi5x

11/01/24

Y12 geographers catching up with a geography celebrity pic.twitter.com/ctg67UISj0

10/01/24

Year 12 geographers have been learning about the regeneration of Boscombe beach front today. Day 1 of 3! pic.twitter.com/Flp5lovq52

20/12/23

The Harris Merton choir sang carols at two care homes today, spreading cheer this pic.twitter.com/x7mmI2vRMj

14/12/23

Our Year 12 & 13 students delivering our food drive collection to Pollards Hill Community Centre. Remembering the importance of charity at this time of the year! 🎄🎅🧑‍🎄 pic.twitter.com/Ji8ZK9gw09

13/12/23

This evening’s Winter Showcase was full of talent, including the choir singing Destiny’s Child and the Orchestra performing What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong pic.twitter.com/i61o279VPA

13/12/23

It was Christmas Dinner today !! 🎄🎅🧑‍🎄🤶 We are so grateful for our amazing team putting on such a delicious spread! pic.twitter.com/qAipGvxJbd

13/12/23

Today’s Cyber Awareness Workshop led by the Cyber Security Team 🙌. 💻 KS3 students learning about what can go wrong , how to stay safe and the different careers in cyber security! pic.twitter.com/s23mS6PwXq

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RSHE

Our Intent:

Harris Academy Merton is committed to delivering the DfE Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSHE) and Health Education Statutory guidance (2020) A primary concern of all staff is to ensure that every student is safe from risk while in our care; we consider the well-being, emotional and social development of our students as paramount. Effective sex and relationship education is essential for young people to make well informed decisions about their lives.     

At HAM, RSHE Education is delivered through a range of programs, such as: Tutor Time RSHE sessions; Tutor time ‘Faith, Lifestyle, Inclusion, Culture, Society’ sessions (FLICS); Assemblies; RSHE drop down sessions; and the curriculum subjects of Science, Religious Studies, Food Technology, Physical Education and Computer Science. The Academy Early Help Team with the support of the DSL, also delivers bespoke safeguarding workshops to SEND students. 

Our RSHE drop down sessions have the same theme as the termly RSHE themes and aim to embed knowledge contextually across year groups and bring the school community together. As such, during these drop-down sessions, students in years 7 to 13 experience further development of the three termly themes: Healthy Relationships, Health and Wellbeing and Living in the wider word. The content of these sessions also consider the current local and national safeguarding context.

Year 7 Transition:

During the first half term Year 7 students receive 2 RSHE sessions per week to support with the transition to secondary school and help students become ready, respectful and resilient members of the Academy community. Sessions will be led by the Year 7 Faculty Team and include specific safeguarding guidance on the 1. School rules and safety, 2. Safe travel to and from school 3. Using mobile phones safety, 4. Screen time, 5. social media and group chats and 6. Anti-bullying.

Assemblies and FLICS:

The whole Academy also receives aspects of RSHE via the assembly’s programme and FLICS programme are themes are coordinated to coincide with the termly RSHE themes of relationships health a well-being and the wider world.

Drop-Down Sessions:

Year 7 to 13 RSHE drop- down sessions are specifically chosen by students at the end of the previous academic year.

Parents have the right to withdraw their child from some or all of sex education delivered as part of statutory RSE. Should you wish to withdraw your child from any/all of our RSE, we would request that you arrange a conversation with a member of the senior leadership team to discuss and ensure that your wishes are fully understood by the Academy by emailing info@harrismerton.org.uk.

DFE Parent Leaflet:

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