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20/09/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 8 really enjoyed comparing the and versions of “Shallow” today in their lesson about the musical elements. https://t.co/fpuW0E4CaA

20/09/19

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Fantastic to see Year 7s being active in their lunch break. The table tennis tables are always full! https://t.co/dlMkec42or

20/09/19

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Wonderful way to end the week getting to see Year 7s in their final lessons of the day. Learning about hurricanes in Geography, algebra in Maths, textures in Art and semi-colons in English. Such amazing engagement. https://t.co/Vv2UqRSSwj

20/09/19

Dance in Performing Arts lessons at Harris Academy Sutton. https://t.co/8WdQzjifaz

20/09/19

Index Laws with Year 8 in maths today. https://t.co/4IhP7EHnAE

19/09/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Loved walking around the academy today watching our amazing Year 7s in their lessons. Absolutely wonderful to see them so engaged and motivated. Hugely impressed by their effort and hard work. I’m so proud of them! https://t.co/j5vRLJtstQ

19/09/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

My Year 7 Music class this afternoon showed exactly why students are so brilliant - enthusiastic, keen to try new things, hard working, team players, and having a great time whilst doing it! What a great bunch of students to get to work with! https://t.co/GgNG8sjClG

19/09/19

We are looking forward to welcoming prospective parents and students to our Open Morning next Saturday! Visit our website for details: https://t.co/qXLY9DYLjT https://t.co/N88xgUCdk9

19/09/19

Retweetd From Jigsaw Arts Sutton

Three weeks today our branch opens at ! Two week trial available for all new students! Singing, Dance and Drama on Saturday afternoons for 3-18 year olds! Call: 0208 688 3409 Email: michael-arts.co.uk https://t.co/uNxfPPPACK

18/09/19

Amazing mathematician posters created by students in Miss Hodges' Year 7 and 8 maths classes! https://t.co/Epzsy68eEU

18/09/19

Maths class 7 Poisson exploring number properties and having a go at some algebraic function machines. https://t.co/D5q3ypdwUL

17/09/19

Enrichment starts next week! https://t.co/C8oELmUTd5

17/09/19

Students had great fun finding out about clubs at our Enrichment Fair last week! https://t.co/GFWeh2Ccmg

13/09/19

Friendly Friday, community dining at HASU https://t.co/wETCqgwXKY

12/09/19

Lovely to see Year 8 enjoying being back at school! https://t.co/FRATgU0YxF

10/09/19

Our Enrichment Fayre is on Thursday 12th September from 3:40pm to 4:30pm. Attendance is compulsory for all HASU students. 🎶 ⚽️ 🏸 🎬 🥁 🎲 🧩 🖊️ 📚 🌎 🕺

09/09/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 7 were AMAZING in their Music lessons today! I had such a great time teaching them! Tomorrow it’s your turn Year 8! https://t.co/nLslNOBo17

09/09/19

First music lessons at Harris Academy Sutton! 🎶🎹 https://t.co/PFjUwUtcVT

08/09/19

Prospective parents and carers are invited to attend our Open Morning on Saturday 28th September 2019. We will be open between 9.30am and 1.30pm. Further information is on our website -> https://t.co/qXLY9DYLjT https://t.co/w2jWemUClG

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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