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11/12/19

Our sports teams are on fire this week! 🔥 Today our girls’ football team celebrated a 4-2 win against Carshalton Girls Year 9. 🥇⚽ https://t.co/VjDX9wm3Z7

10/12/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

A huge well done to all of the Year 7 students who took part in our inaugural Christmas Sing-A-Long Concert tonight! They were amazing! I’m really proud of them all. Thank you to all the parents and staff who came to support them too. A really lovely evening. https://t.co/WGh87KwSZE

10/12/19

It was lovely to see the ovens in our food tech room in use for the first time! A group of children from Willows Day Nursery came to bake mince pies with some of our prefects. https://t.co/33QgeOztGo

09/12/19

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Do you run a community group or class in the area? ️⚽️🥋💃🎶🏀🎭🧘‍♂️ We have an AMAZING for you: Harris Academy Sutton! https://t.co/5TEFezv6hC. Please share as money raised goes to help the school 🙌 https://t.co/VHOhqGDwYa

09/12/19

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Building Magazine visited last month. Read Helena's thoughts on the super low-energy, high-comfort school here: https://t.co/6LTPR8P4ZR

07/12/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

My favourite part of today was when I was on lunch duty on the playground and some of my Year 7 boys challenged me to games of table tennis! Loved playing them! (Loved it even more that I was undefeated! I think they were surprised at how competitive I was! Haha!)

06/12/19

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Took a Year 7 Spanish cover lesson today. Hugely impressed with their focus and effort! https://t.co/uhPD5B2MT6

04/12/19

The PTA has a Facebook group that you can join here: https://t.co/RFwjyVHDLL

04/12/19

We’ve been learning about politics at HASU! We had a visit from Tom Brake today and Paul Scully a few weeks ago. We ran a student referendum too. https://t.co/7WKUMhFN1h

04/12/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Fantastic work from Year 8s in Music today. Working really hard in preparation for their assessments next lesson. https://t.co/yqFDtK5tta

03/12/19

Hi. It looks like we’re going to do it on the 19th to tie in with our Christmas lunch. A letter about this and all end of term arrangements will go out this week. Many thanks.

02/12/19

Hi. I’ll check and confirm tomorrow. Apologies for the delay.

02/12/19

Harris Academy Sutton invites all students to sit down together and enjoy a festive meal on Thursday 19th December. Students will eat in two separate sittings: one for Year 7 and one for Year 8. The cost of the meal will be £2, payable on the day using students' cards. https://t.co/xbzDyL05Oy

02/12/19

I'm so sorry to hear this. We were alerted to this issue last year and introduced improved bags this year as a result. Please contact Brigade directly to request a refund if the bag was faulty: https://t.co/woZL59QD4L. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

29/11/19

An enjoyable theatre trip last night with one hundred HASU students https://t.co/IEkopegulK

28/11/19

Tonight one hundred of our students are going to see a performance of A Christmas Carol in Epsom, featuring our very own Mrs Holden. https://t.co/Z0icsmVcCZ

28/11/19

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Making some good use of the new D&T workshop for the subject day. https://t.co/uLe5iQXjIC

28/11/19

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Some of our trainees are visiting for the first ever training day at this Harris Academy. Thank you so much for having us here and what a lovely building you now have! We are looking forward to a fantastic day with you! https://t.co/454mRmE4Kr

28/11/19

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The excitement of is what our trainees are experiencing ! We are so excited to have come to one of our newest academies for the first time! https://t.co/5yEl5s9uNb

28/11/19

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We had a great day today with Year 8s from learning about different careers in the NHS. Students became microbiologists, clinical biochemists, radiologists and nurses to help diagnose a range of patients. https://t.co/7Ax1ZS40WP

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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.