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18/10/21

Nasal flu vaccinations are taking place at HASU on 1st November. Please complete the online form at https://t.co/XchS3bgQGH. If you have any questions please contact the Sutton Immunisation Team on 0203 538 0502 or email HRCH.ImmunisationTeamSuttonMailbox.net.

15/10/21

Some photos from Mr Fisher’s Year 10 science lesson today https://t.co/l3nOZLWYM4

15/10/21

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

I was thrilled to give out the badges to ’s Stonewall Ambassadors yesterday! Such an amazing bunch of students who are passionate about equality, diversity and acceptance for all. I will be wearing mine with pride! https://t.co/DdmvE10gtN

15/10/21

We are delighted to share our latest newsletter: https://t.co/Hc65ogZ7Qe https://t.co/Ruq2CfOr9v

14/10/21

We are so excited about our two new minibuses! https://t.co/UBtQ8GKeZ2

14/10/21

Retweetd From Riverside CA

Great to be today, first for a detached youth work session this morning, providing information and support to students and then back skateboarding this afternoon, as part of enrichment.

11/10/21

Photos of Year 9 students working hard in Ms Sparks' maths lesson today. https://t.co/iEqX0ENnCw

09/10/21

Some photos from Mr Merry's recent Year 10 science practicals https://t.co/Q00tf5ENmA

07/10/21

Don’t forget it’s Inset Day tomorrow so school is closed to students! See you all on Monday.

07/10/21

Minheok and Shinayah had a great day at the Youth Summit today. Here is a photo with their mood board and pledge to bring back to school. https://t.co/9xwkQJTfHF

07/10/21

Great effort from our girls’ football team today https://t.co/6ps99dYiyy

07/10/21

Teachers shared some of their favourite poems with students today, as part of National Poetry Day https://t.co/qYKkqwaC61

03/10/21

Thank you, that’s great to hear - we’ll pass that feedback on to our students tomorrow.

03/10/21

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Fantastic photos and so lovely to see some of our & representing their academy teams! https://t.co/BJpEP5MsQR

02/10/21

We loved showing off our wonderful school at today’s Open Morning! Thank you very much to the prefects & commissioners & PTA. We are all very proud of HASU - our building, our staff and our students - and it was a pleasure to be able to tell people about it. 1/3 https://t.co/3xVWz2klB2

01/10/21

Come to the library or ask any of our new Reading Champions about our Black History Month Reading Challenge. https://t.co/9bGQElmcdQ

30/09/21

The launch of Harris Experience 2021. https://t.co/keqMKrD7x2

29/09/21

Retweetd From Riverside CA

Thank you to for the warm welcome today, as part of their enrichment programme. We look forward to working with you and the students in the coming weeks. New equipment on its way too!

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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.