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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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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