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20/09/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 8 really enjoyed comparing the and versions of “Shallow” today in their lesson about the musical elements. https://t.co/fpuW0E4CaA

20/09/19

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Fantastic to see Year 7s being active in their lunch break. The table tennis tables are always full! https://t.co/dlMkec42or

20/09/19

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Wonderful way to end the week getting to see Year 7s in their final lessons of the day. Learning about hurricanes in Geography, algebra in Maths, textures in Art and semi-colons in English. Such amazing engagement. https://t.co/Vv2UqRSSwj

20/09/19

Dance in Performing Arts lessons at Harris Academy Sutton. https://t.co/8WdQzjifaz

20/09/19

Index Laws with Year 8 in maths today. https://t.co/4IhP7EHnAE

19/09/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Loved walking around the academy today watching our amazing Year 7s in their lessons. Absolutely wonderful to see them so engaged and motivated. Hugely impressed by their effort and hard work. I’m so proud of them! https://t.co/j5vRLJtstQ

19/09/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

My Year 7 Music class this afternoon showed exactly why students are so brilliant - enthusiastic, keen to try new things, hard working, team players, and having a great time whilst doing it! What a great bunch of students to get to work with! https://t.co/GgNG8sjClG

19/09/19

We are looking forward to welcoming prospective parents and students to our Open Morning next Saturday! Visit our website for details: https://t.co/qXLY9DYLjT https://t.co/N88xgUCdk9

19/09/19

Retweetd From Jigsaw Arts Sutton

Three weeks today our branch opens at ! Two week trial available for all new students! Singing, Dance and Drama on Saturday afternoons for 3-18 year olds! Call: 0208 688 3409 Email: michael-arts.co.uk https://t.co/uNxfPPPACK

18/09/19

Amazing mathematician posters created by students in Miss Hodges' Year 7 and 8 maths classes! https://t.co/Epzsy68eEU

18/09/19

Maths class 7 Poisson exploring number properties and having a go at some algebraic function machines. https://t.co/D5q3ypdwUL

17/09/19

Enrichment starts next week! https://t.co/C8oELmUTd5

17/09/19

Students had great fun finding out about clubs at our Enrichment Fair last week! https://t.co/GFWeh2Ccmg

13/09/19

Friendly Friday, community dining at HASU https://t.co/wETCqgwXKY

12/09/19

Lovely to see Year 8 enjoying being back at school! https://t.co/FRATgU0YxF

10/09/19

Our Enrichment Fayre is on Thursday 12th September from 3:40pm to 4:30pm. Attendance is compulsory for all HASU students. 🎶 ⚽️ 🏸 🎬 🥁 🎲 🧩 🖊️ 📚 🌎 🕺

09/09/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 7 were AMAZING in their Music lessons today! I had such a great time teaching them! Tomorrow it’s your turn Year 8! https://t.co/nLslNOBo17

09/09/19

First music lessons at Harris Academy Sutton! 🎶🎹 https://t.co/PFjUwUtcVT

08/09/19

Prospective parents and carers are invited to attend our Open Morning on Saturday 28th September 2019. We will be open between 9.30am and 1.30pm. Further information is on our website -> https://t.co/qXLY9DYLjT https://t.co/w2jWemUClG

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Counselling

Our friendly and professional school nurse, counsellor and wellbeing officer support students who are suffering from emotional difficulties at our school. These may be caused by many things, adapting to changes, events in the family such as divorce or bereavement, problems in relationships with relatives or friends, and academic pressure such as exam stress, to name but a few.

We offer:

  • One-to-one emergency meetings with the wellbeing officer
  • Weekly one-to-one sessions – short or long term with the school nurse
  • Drop-in and emergency walk in sessions with the school nurse
  • Consultation for parents, guardians and school staff

What is counselling?
Counselling is having someone to talk to and feeling safe to speak your mind, knowing that you will be listened to without being judged, even if the feelings are difficult ones such as anger or hate. It is about having the time to find solutions to your own problems and explore your own feelings so that you can learn efficiently and live happily.

What happens at a one-to-one session?
One-to-one sessions with the school nurse or counsellor usually last about 30 minutes. The point is that students can talk about how they feel but they often do other things as well, such as drawing, writing, playing games. Sessions take place in the medical room on Tuesdays between 12-2PM. They are a great way to get quick support. Students don’t need an appointment – they can just turn up and when the school nurse is free she will invite them in for a chat. Students may like to do this from time to time or we may add them to our waiting list for longer term counselling if that is what they need. In this instance, parents will be contacted and asked for their permission for the counselling to commence.

How many sessions can one have?
Everyone is different. Some students may only need to come once or twice, some may benefit from a longer term plan. When you are referred to the service you will have a chat with the counsellor and they will make a recommendation.

Is counselling confidential?
What students discuss within the sessions is confidential. However, if the counsellor believes that there is any danger to a student or anyone else, they must pass it on to the school’s Safeguarding Lead. On occasion the counsellor may also discuss a case with their supervisor to make sure they are offering the best possible service but the supervisor will also keep this confidential.

Mental health is equally important as physical health and we work closely with school’s pastoral & teaching staff to ensure the right kind of support is put in place.