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16/01/20

The Year 8 Boys Football team picked up a much deserved first win of the season, with a 3-1 win over Glenthorne this afternoon. ⚽️ 🏆 https://t.co/jOktvmWFYO

16/01/20

Fun in origami club today! https://t.co/lFuWpctCkH

15/01/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Great effort and attitude from Sutton Striders yesterday. Braving for their first training session of the term https://t.co/MSyUJVzkj0

15/01/20

Thank you to everyone who came to the Year 8 Curriculum Evening tonight. We really appreciate your support. The presentation is available to download from our website here: https://t.co/qTFZ76TXMU

10/01/20

Today we had 24 science teachers from Korea visit our school. Thank you very much to the prefects who showed them round - they all did a great job. https://t.co/pCyAc1plu9

08/01/20

Last term a scientist from the ICR awarded prizes to Yr 7 for their amazing 3D models of cells. Prizes: 1st Edward (7U8), 2nd Viviene (7U8), 3rd Ismail (7S5). Six runners up: Jake (7H2), Ella (7A3), Leo (7U8), Evie-May (7U7), Rohal (7U8), Ethan (7H2). Well done all! https://t.co/S9jjwt4lyf

07/01/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 8 working fantastically hard in their first Music lesson of 2020 today https://t.co/SzRj8RXN6F

06/01/20

Retweetd From Jigsaw Arts Sutton

SINGING , DANCING, DRAMA AND CONFIDENCE! It’s under two weeks now until our new term begins at ! To book your two week trial visit https://t.co/JPUDtbzY5e or call 02086883409 https://t.co/wUsTzu0qtu

05/01/20

Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing all of our students on Tuesday morning. We have an Inset Day tomorrow. Don’t forget that our most recent school newsletter is packed full of news from last term and information about upcoming events. https://t.co/oJpSJYDKn8

28/12/19

We hope you enjoyed our recent school newsletter. If you haven't read it yet, please do - it's packed full of news, photos, and information about the term ahead. https://t.co/Dyge9o887R https://t.co/ky8MVFy2ym

25/12/19

Merry Christmas to all our students, staff, neighbours and families. 🎄🎅🏻 https://t.co/s29FNWC8c5

21/12/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Congratulations to the first six Year 7 students who won Commendations from our Principal in our End of Term Celebration Assembly. They have consistently demonstrated all of the characteristics we encourage our students to have. Fantastic work guys! https://t.co/pLlDsLfhpj

20/12/19

Here are some extracts from our latest newsletter which was published today. Please take some time to look through it with your child over the holidays. We hope you enjoy it! https://t.co/Dyge9o887R https://t.co/LoVVFG19nZ

20/12/19

Well done to Annabelle P who won the advent competition. What lovely entries! They are all wonderful. https://t.co/fqFYd0pnIy

20/12/19

We are delighted to share our second school newsletter: https://t.co/Dyge9o887R It's packed full of wonderful photos and exciting news. We hope you enjoy it.

19/12/19

Lunch at HASU! https://t.co/A8GhMWOLG5

19/12/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 7 students enjoying their family Christmas Lunch. https://t.co/qIPkBQUXkA

19/12/19

Christmas Lunch! https://t.co/GUeURGpNtF

19/12/19

Love the festive jumpers today! https://t.co/wnuOnm2Uwq

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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