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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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FGM

What is FGM?

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. It's also known as female circumcision or cutting.

Religious, social or cultural reasons are sometimes given for FGM. However, FGM is child abuse. It's dangerous and a criminal offence.

There are no medical reasons to carry out FGM. It doesn't enhance fertility and it doesn't make childbirth safer. It is used to control female sexuality and can cause severe and long-lasting damage to physical and emotional health.

FGM is illegal

FGM has been a criminal offence in the UK since 1985. In 2003 it also became a criminal offence for UK nationals or permanent UK residents to take their child abroad to have female genital mutilation.

Anyone found guilty of the offence faces a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison. 

Reporting requirements - Regulated health and social care professionals and teachers in England and Wales must report ‘known’ cases of FGM in under 18s to the police (Home Office, 2016).
 

Who is at risk from FGM?

FGM is typically inflicted on girls between 4 and 15 years of age. The majority of known cases are in 28 African countries including Somalia, Sudan, as well as others in the Middle East and Asia.

Long term consequences can include recurrent bladder and urinary tract infections, cysts, infertility, an increased risk of complications in child birth and a need for further surgery.

Many victims also suffer severe psychological trauma and long term psychological problems.

What to watch out for?

A girl at immediate risk of FGM may not know what's going to happen. But she might talk about or you may become aware of:

  • a long holiday abroad or going 'home' to visit family
  • relative or cutter visiting from abroad
  • a special occasion or ceremony to 'become a woman' or get ready for marriage
  • a female relative being cut – a sister, cousin, or an older female relative such as a mother or aunt.

    What are the indications that a girl is a victim of FGM?

  • Prolonged absence from school and a change in behaviour on return.
  • Finding it difficult to sit still and appears to be experiencing discomfort or pain
  • Spending a long time at the toilet
  • Asking to be excused from PE
  • A sudden change in dress.

Worried about FGM?

A member of staff who thinks a girl is at risk of FGM or that FGM has taken place must report this as a child protection issue to the school’s safeguarding lead and to the police on 101.

Members of the public should report this to the police on 101