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16/11/19

Retweetd From Alba

My daughter school opened the account with easyfundraising please use the link below to do your shoppings, blackfraiday and christmas are very close :-) https://t.co/9bx1IVTkum Thank you for your support!! Enjoy your shopping!!!

16/11/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Early morning rehearsals for the Winter Show in full swing! https://t.co/jbwdXgQ34c

14/11/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

So proud of the Choir tonight after their first ever public performance at the launch of Sutton’s Late Night Christmas Shopping. They sang so well! Fantastic to see them come alive and shine on stage! 2 more shows still to come this term too! Let’s do this! https://t.co/DirYu58XnL

14/11/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Short video from tonight’s Choir performance. https://t.co/0Zr6imvzIL

14/11/19

We are very proud of the two Harris Academy Sutton students who took part in the Harris Climate Emergency Workshop. It's lovely to see them appear in this video! https://t.co/KoQIvm594Z

14/11/19

Students are beginning to submit their wonderful castle creations for the Year 7 History exhibition next week. All are due by Friday and we are so excited to see their creative talents. https://t.co/a8niGKcIjP

14/11/19

Winter Festival at Sutton https://t.co/Dq49I6iAcB

14/11/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 7 had a great Innovation, Integrity & Discovery Day today! Amazing discussions, fantastic questions asked, and a lot of fun had along the way. Great stuff Year 7! https://t.co/PB41FYI9X6

11/11/19

Thank you for sending us such wonderful students! They are amazing.

11/11/19

Retweetd From Cuddington Croft

🌟 So lovely to see some of our old students today for a lovely afternoon tea and tour! We are so proud of how they are doing! They are all thriving at secondary school! https://t.co/tdK6QwPH2Y

11/11/19

Harris Academy Sutton in the playground today for a Remembrance Day reading from Miss Bennett and to observe a two minute silence. https://t.co/Nwyrhu5hyL

10/11/19

Ten students from Harris Academy Sutton attended the Belmont Remembrance Parade this morning. https://t.co/eozZ95a8j7

08/11/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Phenomenal dedication and effort from the cast of ’s first production - our Winter Show. Coming in to school an hour early for their first rehearsal. Show day is the 18th December. More details to follow in due course. But it’s going to be epic! https://t.co/tduJ6vqDo1

08/11/19

A Year 8 student made a life-size model of the Principal for her extended project. Amazing! Our students are so creative. https://t.co/HpMlgtrNnH

07/11/19

As part of UK Parliament Week our students have been learning about parliament and democracy. In assembly today we were joined by Paul Scully, candidate for Sutton and Cheam. https://t.co/W9rYFk3Mo2

07/11/19

Thanks to our former MP and Conservative candidate Paul Scully for visiting and talking to Years 7 and 8 about his time in Parliament as part of https://t.co/PcY8yMnBt0

06/11/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Really enjoyed tonight’s Meet The Tutor evening at . A fantastic turnout. Great to share all the successes this incredible Year Group have had already this year! Thank you to all who attended.

06/11/19

A rainbow over netball on Monday https://t.co/oQCK6Rervz

06/11/19

Year 7 having an English lesson in a computer room, and Year 8 in the Drama Studio for Performing Arts. https://t.co/BMUsayt4gd

06/11/19

Year 7 and 8 in their art lessons today https://t.co/QiCsQuzJFq

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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.