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10/08/22

Retweetd From Department for Education

On Thursday 25th August 2022, pupils will receive their GCSE results. Results for Level 2 and below VTQs will also be issued on or before this date. Here we answer your questions about GCSE results in 2022 ⬇️ https://t.co/yWuUMYjE6k

20/07/22

The Summer Festival 2022 highlights are now available to view on our website: https://t.co/ZsEulYnuhg + some photos as well! https://t.co/EKGlcGuVm6 https://t.co/wGd6aI7koX

18/07/22

Retweetd From Bedrock Learning

Surprise! We're holding one last prize draw before the year is out. Will you be spending your summer on a brand new Chromebook? Earn 120 points before July 24th and find out. Teachers, enter your school by retweeting this post. Full T&Cs: https://t.co/E8kRuq3WlM https://t.co/sLMBg6cyPX

12/07/22

Retweetd From Orchestras for All

Introducing just some of the keen young musicians who have joined us today! 👋 https://t.co/TFWYJxUuys

11/07/22

On Friday 8th July, forty of our Year 12 students participated in the inaugural session of the HAF Model UN. Through some tough debate, they came to a solution that could bring peace to the region and protect civilian lives. 🌍 https://t.co/V90l3nd3tq

07/07/22

Here's some students photos from the spelling bee last Friday!🐝 We are so proud of them. https://t.co/91oUGCptG8

01/07/22

Retweetd From Harris Fed Languages

After a 3-year hiatus, the Harris Spelling Bee is back, underway and buzzing 🐝! Thanks to all 78 finalists, teachers and schools for their special efforts to make it happen. Merci/gracias/谢谢 for hosting! https://t.co/17ix7atSWD

27/06/22

In loving memory of Joshua & Andy. Our student Finlay and his family are raising funds for King's College Hospital, you can donate here: https://t.co/B08BbKccZs

25/06/22

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Thank you to all ⁦⁩ Senior Leaders for your commitment and dedication. https://t.co/IebUJJvHdm

25/06/22

Fantastic morning at the Senior Leader Conference! A pleasure to host at our site! 💜 https://t.co/dbsHUXBX6u

25/06/22

Retweetd From HarrisTottenham

Coffee on the courtyard for the SLT conference today https://t.co/aZznIDqtDd

23/06/22

Retweetd From School-Led Network

🔦 SPOTLIGHT ON FACILITATORS 🔦 Meet Tom Street - our School-Led Facilitator & Head of Academy ! 😀 Find out more about Tom & what makes him proud to be a Facilitator here: 🖱️ https://t.co/FX7WnyeUSW | | https://t.co/JUISE9V5Eb

17/06/22

Happy Friday! 🎉🔆🎊 Year 11 - Find a letter here from Mr Street: https://t.co/RJyiH0S1Gi You are all superstars! 💯 https://t.co/AIIFOx1Ulu

17/06/22

Here are some of our Students having fun remixing Stormzy's "Blinded by Your Grace" in Music lesson today. 🎵🎶 https://t.co/OU8uPymomQ

16/06/22

Here's a look at our Good morning club. These students have been nurturing sweetcorn, onions, courgettes, and beans in the beds, and looking after their own adopted vegs and fruits which range from watermelons, to tomatoes to cucumbers and others. 🌱🍈🍅 https://t.co/rDNYt7HOxX

12/06/22

Well done year 11! We adore you!! Sunday Maths Prep 💯🎊💜#serve https://t.co/xN8baeIrEY

09/06/22

Retweetd From Harris Federation Music

What a fantastic way to end a Thursday🎉, hearing the brilliant progress our beginner brass and woodwind players have made via the wonderful support of ! After school group lessons and they are thriving! https://t.co/XTz3c5tWaz

01/06/22

Retweetd From Mr. O

So great to see our students being a part of this outstanding opportunity https://t.co/VbmGppKKxi

25/05/22

Today was the first meeting of our Law Society in partnership with , our students were able to hear first-hand from trainees about their routes into Law. Thanks to Clifford Chance for this fantastic opportunity!🧑‍⚖️ https://t.co/AI3AAyEjsc

19/05/22

Students enjoying some 'peas and quiet' in our Garden Club - planting onions and potting cucumbers, courgettes, cherry tomatoes, and basil. 🪴🌱🧅🍅 https://t.co/mGHvVymX0i

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Safeguarding

 

The Academy is committed to the vital contribution all Governors, teaching and non teaching staff make to safeguarding and the protection and welfare of our students. 

We aim to ensure that all child protection and welfare concerns or referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in ways that support the specific needs of the individual student. Through providing a caring, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of all our students, we aim to foster an atmosphere of trust, respect and security.

If you have any safeguarding concerns regarding one of our students please send an email to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

A copy of our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be found below, along with some links to relevant safeguarding and online safety videos from the NSPCC and Childline. The latest Government Keeping Children Safe in Education documents can be found by selecting this link or on the left.

Designated Safeguarding & Prevent Lead: Mr Luke Anderson
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mr Tom Street, Miss Amy Whittingham, Mr Ade Yusuff, Miss Dana RaisMr Jon Maile, Mrs Sharon Moore, Miss Nicola Adams, Miss Linsey Waller, Mrs Jo Cawley
Designated Safeguarding Governor: Mr Steve Ward
Person responsible for Medical Needs: Miss Kelly Buckingham
Heath & Safety Officer: Mr Bill Le Conte
Attendance Officer: Mrs Jo Cawley
Email: info@harrisfalconwood.org.uk
Telephone: 020 8304 4916

HAF Safeguarding aims

The aims of our Safeguarding policy are Prevention, Protection and Support in line with Child Protection guidelines. The Academy safeguarding procedures ensures that we:

  • Support our students' development in ways that foster security, confidence and  independence.
  • Raise the awareness and importance of recognising and reporting safeguarding, and of moral and professional responsibilities amongst all stakeholders including support and teaching staff, governors, students, visitors and parents.
  • Provide high quality training and awareness campaigns for staff, and to ensure that the SLT/DSL/DDSLs undertake appropriate training (including biannual level 3 training and safer recruitment training).
  • Provide a systematic means of monitoring all students, particularly those who are vulnerable or known to be ‘at risk’ of harm.
  • Emphasise the need for excellent communication between staff, students, parents and external agencies (including the Police, PREVENT duty teams, Social Services, Youth Offending teams and other key agencies and workers involved in supporting our students and families).
  • Develop, implement and review structured procedures within the Academy so that they are effective and can be understood and consistently followed by all members of the Academy community.
  • Maintain vigilance and an ‘it could happen here’ attitude, and that we build a holistic picture of each child’s needs by paying attention to each factor or piece of information.

HAF Safeguarding Team

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Reporting Concerns

Parents and members of the local community can contact the Safeguarding Team via the Academy telephone number or by email on HAF-Pastoralsupport@harrisfalconwood.org.uk

Members of the public are also able to make direct referrals to Social Care. Please find below details of Children’s Services in our local area.

For Bexley residents

  • Bexley MASH - 020 3045 5440   (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
  • Bexley out of hours emergency team - 020 8303 7777 or 020 8303 7171 (Monday to Friday and weekends 6pm to 8am)
  • Bexley MASH email - Childrenssocialcare.admin@bexley.gov.uk
  • Bexley Postal address - Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT

Link: Bexley MASH referral form can be accessed here

For Greenwich residents

Link:  Greenwich MASH referral form can be accessed here

The BEXLEY LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) dealing with allegations against members of staff is Sharon Ackbersingh who can be contacted on 0203 045 3236 and LADO@bexley.gov.uk

For safeguarding concerns about an adult, contact the person mentioned in the diagram below, depending on who the concern is about.

If the Allegation or concern is about  

Go to: 

The Head of Academy: Mr Tom Street  

Carolyn English (Harris Federation) 

A member of staff  

Head of Academy (Mr Tom Street)

A student at HAF

Designated Safeguarding Lead (Mr L Anderson) 

Bexley Safeguarding Resources:

https://bexleysafeguardingpartnership.co.uk/young-people/

There are some resources and support for young people on the following topics:

  • Self harm
  • Inappropriate behaviour and peer pressure
  • Sexting
  • consent
  • Staying Safe at school
  • Gangs
  • Knife crime
  • Staying safe online and at school

 

  • Monitoring online 

We monitor students' use of the internet by using filters and monitoring systems (Securus). Securus is monitoring software that can monitor a wide range of devices. It monitors against an inbuilt library of keywords and phrases organised into categories with each one given a default severity rating. 

The library is developed in partnership with a number of charities and specialist organisations within law enforcement and child protection. The programme monitors both online and offline material and recognises inappropriate or harmful content, words and phrases.

A screen shot (known as a ‘capture’) plus other details is taken of every incident triggered, showing what was displayed at the time, who was involved and when the incident took place. This information is shared with the DSL and Head of Academy, allowing Academy staff to implement further actions or interventions as required.  

  • Safer Schools Police officer 

We are proud to work with a number of different professionals and agencies, including the police. There are now over 450 Safer School Partnerships operating throughout England and Wales, with police officers and community support officers based in schools to work closely with staff and students.  PC Rosaleen Ryan is HAF's Safer School’s Police Officer and PC Ryan works with staff, students and parents to help keep our students safe.

  • Visiting Speakers to HAF

Harris Falconwood utilises the expertise of a wide range of guest speakers, lecturers, authors and visitors to enrich and augment the curriculum and learning opportunities of our students. 

However, the safeguarding of our students is at the forefront of everything we do.  To ensure that guests' and visitors’ information is in line with our own values and ethos the Academy completes a rigorous process of checks.  By completing these checks, the Academy is confident that we are protecting our students from extremist views such as radicalisation and homophobia while enjoying the wide benefits of external speakers. All visitors to the academy are expected to follow the Visitors' Code of Conduct, which can be found at the bottom of this page.

  • Harris Academy Falconwood and the PREVENT duty.  

The Academy believes and actively supports the view that all students should be protected from radicalisation and extremism. Read more about how we approach Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education, including radicalisation and extremism. The Academy's designated, accredited PREVENT Duty Lead is Mr Luke Anderson.

The PREVENT duty has two specific strategic objectives to safeguard our students against radicalisation, extremism and any actions or beliefs that are contrary to British values and our academy ethos.

1.      Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it.

2.      PREVENT people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support.

Our Academy opposes all forms of extremism. We define ‘extremism’ as vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.

The Academy works closely with the counter-terrorism referral programme “Channel”. The programme uses a multi-agency approach to identify and provide support to individuals who are at risk of being drawn into terrorism by:

  • identifying individuals at risk
  • assessing the nature and extent of that risk                           
  • developing the most appropriate support plan for the individuals concerned.

 

  • Talking to your child about online sexual harassment: A guide for parents

A useful document/resource can be found here

There is also a related website here.

 

  • Here are some useful links for parents/carers of young people whose children self-harm

https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2021/july/how-to-support-a-child-or-young-person-who-is-self-harming/

        https://parents.actionforchildren.org.uk/mental-health-wellbeing/low-mood-depression/my-child-is-self-  harming/

 

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