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05/03/21

Wow! Here are some of the incredible entries for our book cover competition. They are amazing. It closes at 3pm today so there's still time to enter. 1/2 https://t.co/lTfFl1qSKu

05/03/21

Feast your Mind: Sexism in Sport. Please join Ms Spencer for a thought provoking Feast Your Mind Lecture! You will have the opportunity to explore the differences between men & women in popular sports such as tennis & football. The link to the lecture is on Teams. https://t.co/9WWQNMcmZE

05/03/21

Retweetd From UK Wallball

Another school set up for Wallball! now has a whopping 8 courts! 4 Indoor and 4 outdoor courts.. want in? Get in touch today. https://t.co/svrzBqgBBT

04/03/21

Happy World Book Day! There are lots of ways to get involved at HASU today. We’ve already had loads of great entries for our front cover competition. 👍 https://t.co/DeB0AM5qPs

04/03/21

Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Sutton – https://t.co/F1zwwdwc2p

01/03/21

A World Book Day Competition! Entries should be sent to s.longstaff.org.uk. https://t.co/mTHXpJVe9i

01/03/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation Chinese

So many great entries but there can only be 3 winners of https://t.co/uR1RgmxcEc

01/03/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation Chinese

These pupils are such talented cooks! But there can only be 3 winners of https://t.co/5X5HFsNgMu

01/03/21

Today 195 Year 6 students were offered a place at Harris Academy Sutton for September 2021. We are delighted to welcome these students and their families to our school community. ❤️🧬 https://t.co/HEmBQCyIYI

01/03/21

This week is National Careers Week. - In lessons, students will be finding out about a wide range of careers - On the Year Group channels in Teams there will be a careers activity posted daily - In Friday's assembly, students will find out about our new careers platform, Unifrog https://t.co/EcVqsxHZgb

01/03/21

Retweetd From Sutton Carers Centre

, don't miss out on our 'Mind Over Matter' event with this Wednesday (3rd March), 5pm - 6:30pm. This session will focus on supporting your and . Please email julia.org to join us. https://t.co/YB82Y0a7UF

26/02/21

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Incredibly excited about the Music Department’s new delivery! https://t.co/YuXrchcHNy

26/02/21

Retweetd From Katie Matthews

A positive note for a busy week, the excitement to return to school from year 7 was great in assembly this morning! https://t.co/69k4B6gObr

25/02/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation Chinese

More mouth-watering entries for the competition. There's still time to enter if you think you have what it takes to beat these amazing LinguaChefs! https://t.co/6GbJeNLofb

24/02/21

Details below about an online workshop on parental anxiety, which is being run by Sutton Children’s Wellbeing Service and Sutton Uplift. https://t.co/fUXbFOYAPw

24/02/21

Retweetd From Bedrock Learning

From , Mahi is one of our amazing prizewinners - taught by N. Robinson, J. Kennedy and N. Prempeh-Rouillon. Emily is a vocab whizz from , taught by S. Longstaff. Keren from J. Cuthbert's class is a Bedrock star from . 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳

24/02/21

FEAST YOUR MIND Please join Mr Bowskill for the much awaited Enigma Machine – Part 2! In this lecture we learn how the complex code was broken! The link to the event can be found on Teams. https://t.co/4WtDUK5MhI

22/02/21

Year 7 students have the opportunity to attend a Virtual Careers Webinar on Friday with a Polar Marine Biologist who works for the British Antarctic Survey. The link to sign up for this webinar has been posted on Teams. https://t.co/gTeq5UdOiC

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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.