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07/07/22

Fantastic visit to yesterday for Year 12 to learn more about what university has to offer https://t.co/FejiDbHonv

04/07/22

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I spy two of our students at the back of the line looking super smart ready for another day at Wimbledon 📸🎾 https://t.co/LHwK8WCJlA

30/06/22

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Some amazing pictures of our students working hard at today! 🎾 https://t.co/ZSdM6OPjUg

30/06/22

3/3 trips complete! Over 120 geographers visited Whitstable to investigate the effectiveness of coastal management as part of their physical fieldwork studies 🌍🏝🐚 https://t.co/3loWS1vjMa

28/06/22

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The Summer Reading Challenge starts on 9 July. We're looking for volunteers aged 14+ to get involved. For more info and to apply https://t.co/qVP2Az356f https://t.co/KZZ1pHD6Fo

27/06/22

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Gold secured for Year 8 girls high jump, gold for Year 8 boys discus, bronze for the Year 8 boys shot put and bronze in Year 8 boys long jump! 🥇 🥉 https://t.co/NahD6kMLNs

27/06/22

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Another gold for Year 9 boys 800m and silver for Year 10 boys 800m! 🥇 🥈 https://t.co/ZMiN62fv2q

27/06/22

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Gold for Year 9 boys javelin and bronze for Year 9 girls javelin! 🥇 🥉 https://t.co/rTBSSZclP1

27/06/22

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Our Year 8 boy in action winning gold for the 800m 🥇 https://t.co/TtwPVXzMty

27/06/22

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The relay races have started with Merton winning bronze in the Year 7 girls event! 🥉 https://t.co/AYXAoz85j0

27/06/22

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A successful race for the Year 7 boys winning silver! 🥈 https://t.co/ZA3bpNpkBY

27/06/22

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Another bronze for the Year 8 girls relay 🥉 https://t.co/vDLcb6EmMA

27/06/22

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Second place for our Year 8 boy relay runners! 🥈 https://t.co/vei95p5h7C

27/06/22

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Well done to our Year 9 boy for winning silver in high jump, Year 8 boy 800m runner for securing gold along with our Year 9 boy winning gold in discus and our Year 9 boy winning bronze in shot put 🥇🥈🥉 https://t.co/pEo4J4Sv3r

27/06/22

Congratulations all!

27/06/22

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🏆 Overall results from Harris Federation 2022 🏆 Year 7 boys - 2nd 🥈 Year 7 girls - 3rd 🥉 Year 8 boys - 2nd 🥈 Year 8 girls - 3rd 🥉 Year 9 boys - 1st 🥇 Year 10 boys - 3rd 🥉 Overall Merton boys - 2nd 🥈 Overall Merton girls - 3rd 🥉 A big well done to all competitors. https://t.co/dftYZxxDZP

27/06/22

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Our Year 8 student in action with his winning jump! 🥇 https://t.co/4e8oqR8XDt

27/06/22

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Our fantastic Year 9 student winning the 800m. A very close one! 🥇 https://t.co/THijlULnm6

27/06/22

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Some more action shots of our amazing athletes! https://t.co/jvqllNnu4h

27/06/22

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Our gold medal winner for Year 9 boys javelin in action! 🥇 https://t.co/UNtj2RZXYy

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Contextual Safeguarding

“Contextual Safeguarding is an approach to understanding, and responding to, young people’s experiences of significant harm beyond their families. It recognises that the different relationships that young people form in their neighbourhoods, schools and online can feature violence and abuse. Parents and carers have little influence over these contexts, and young people’s experiences of extra-familial abuse can undermine parent-child relationships.”  https://contextualsafeguarding.org.uk/

Safeguarding incidents and/or behaviours can be associated with factors outside of our Academy, for example factors specific to the local community and population. When assessing, planning, or implementing safeguarding polices, protocols and procedures, staff consider a range of contextual factors contributing to the risk of the individual’s safety, well-being and welfare. When making a referral or sharing information with agencies, these risks must also be considered and well documented.

Assessment framework

Triangle chart for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families

London Child Protection procedures

Understanding the contextual safeguarding risks means that we can respond to the experiences that young people face in their wider, extra-familial environment. The safeguarding team, along with all Academy staff, are aware of the potential risks and that students may be vulnerable to multiple harms beyond the home. The Academy is located in the Pollards Hill ward in the London Borough of Merton; however, it must be noted that although 64% of the student population are Merton residents, 25%, are Croydon residents and 6% are Lambeth residents. Therefore, is it important that contextual priorities are considered across all three London Boroughs.

 

Merton’s local Safeguarding Children’s Partnership - https://www.mertonscp.org.uk/

The current priorities of the MSCP are:

1. Early Help

This work is part of a whole system approach and is based on a clear understanding of local need.  The Partnership’s priority is to ensure that there is clear coordination and quality assurance of Early Help, with a shared focus on the journey and experience of the child and family.

2. Think family: Domestic Abuse and Neglect

The Safeguarding Partnership actively monitors, promotes, coordinates, and evaluates the work of partner agencies to help protect children at risk of domestic abuse, including working effectively with other multi-agency groups that have responsibility for responding to domestic abuse.

The Partnership actively monitors, promotes, coordinates, and evaluates the work of all agencies to ensure they help and protect children at risk of neglect, this includes working effectively with other multi-agency groups that have responsibility for responding to neglect.

3. Contextual Safeguarding

The Partnership will work with all agencies to ensure that there is a highly coordinated multi-agency and whole-council approach to a range of adolescent risks that occur in contexts beyond the family home (e.g., neighbourhood, schools, local shopping centres, youth venues etc.). These risks include child criminal exploitation, child sexual exploitation, serious youth violence, peer on peer abuse, harmful sexual behaviour, and other overlapping forms of harm. The Partnership is aware of the risks of exploitation in their local area.
 

How does Harris Academy Merton support Merton’s Contextual Safeguarding Priorities?

 

Risk and Priority Academy Response
Early Help
  • Academy Early Help Strategy and Team – support for students and families
  • Extensive Academy Early Help offer
  • An Intervention Zone for students to seek support or guidance
  • A Learning Zone to support academic achievement
  • Early Help workshops run by the Early Help Team
  • Strong partnerships with external agencies
  • Referrals to Local Authorities to access well-being and Early Help support
  • Student support offered at break, lunch and after school
  • Early Help signposting throughout the RSHE curriculum
  • Red Academy post boxes/ Tootoot and RSHE question boxes for students to seek support

Think Family:

Domestic Abuse and Neglect 

  • Academy Early Help Team– support for students and families
  • Established links to make Early Help referrals for families
  • Home visits by the DSL, ALT and Safeguarding Team
  • Signposting for parents through the website and message updates
  • Specific teaching on domestic abuse and neglect in the RSHE curriculum
  • Signposting around the Academy
Contextual Safeguarding 
  • Contextual safeguarding audit
  • Contextual safeguarding survey for students, staff, and parents/carers
  • Collaboration with local agencies and partners
  • Safer Schools Police Officer
  • Contextual safeguarding and risks outside of the home issues highlighted and taught in the RSHE curriculum
  • Establishment of positive working relationships with students and parents

 

 

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