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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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Self Harm

Self-harm is defined as: ‘The act of deliberately causing harm to oneself either by causing a physical injury, by putting oneself in dangerous situations and/or self-neglect’.

Why do people self-harm?

Self-harm can take a number of forms.  Self-harm is a way of coping and obtaining relief from a difficult and otherwise overwhelming situation or emotional state.  Someone who self-harms is usually in a state of high emotion, distress and inner-turmoil.  A person will often struggle with difficulties for some time before they self-harm.

Situations that can trigger self-harm:

  • Relationship problems with partners, friends or family
  • Pressures e.g. school work and exams, sporting performance, family issues
  • Bullying
  • Trying to fit in (some social groups are more accepting of self-harming behaviours)
  • Feeling bad about one’s self (guilt, shame, worthlessness)
  • Physical, emotional or sexual abuse
  • Feeling depressed

Self-harm and Suicide:

Whilst self-injury and suicide are separate, those who self-injure are in emotional distress and those who end their lives are also in emotional distress.  In addition, there is always the danger that self-harm could go wrong and cause death, although this may not have been the intention.  It is vital that all emotional distress is taken seriously to minimise the chances of self-injury, and suicide.  Any warning sign or talk of suicide must be taken seriously.

 What to do if a young person discloses that they are self-harming:

  • Listen to the young person in emotional distress calmly and explain that you are not judging them or their behaviour.
  • Do not assuring confidentiality.
  • Try to remain calm. Young people who self-harm can find it very hard to talk about what has happened and are often afraid of how people will react. The reaction a young person receives when they disclose their self-harm can have a critical influence on whether they go on to access supportive services. Any indication of a negative emotion or being judgmental is likely to aggravate the situation.
  • If the wounds are fresh, seek first aid treatment and assessment.
  • Members of staff should report incidents of self-harm in the same way as other safeguarding issues
  • Where parents/carers are aware of such instances, we would strongly recommend that school is informed.

If it is disclosed to the school that a student is self-harming

The student will be seen by one of the designated safeguarding leads in the school together another suitable member of staff except where parents/carers inform the school and provide information. 

If the student is expressing suicidal thoughts or is in imminent danger of causing themselves significant harm, parents/carers will be called and advised to take the child to A & E.  In extreme cases an ambulance will be called.  In these cases, the school is required to make a referral to the Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

Where the self-harm does not cause concern for the students immediate welfare, the Designated Safeguard Lead or Deputy Safeguard Lead will contact parents/carers and advise that a GP appointment is made.  Further support such as a meeting with the School’s Student Welfare officer, Student Counsellor or a referral to CAHMS will be discussed with the parents/carers.

Students will be advised:

  • Not to display open wounds/injuries.  These should be dressed appropriately.
  • To talk to the appropriate member of staff if they are in emotional distress
  • To alert a teacher if they suspect another student is self-harming or at serious risk of harm to themselves, and know when confidentiality must be broken.

Further information:

For further information on self-harm visit:-

www.youngminds.org.uk

www.mind.org.uk

www.nshn.co.uk

www.childline.org.uk

www.samaritans.org.uk

www.mentalhealth.org.uk