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24/09/21

Old cameras needed! We would appreciate donations of old digital cameras so our GCSE art students can photograph their work. If you have an old camera at home that you no longer use, please ask your child to bring it into school and give it to Ms Fitchett in the Art Department. https://t.co/0nCv189Zt7

24/09/21

We had a great time celebrating Languages Week at HASU! Well done to all the students who got involved in our activities and competitions. https://t.co/KiUhXMjpjV

24/09/21

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Really enjoying Languages Day ! Staff and student competitions in full swing! My competitive side has well and truly come out today! https://t.co/qp2F3WgG55

23/09/21

Retweetd From Lucas Maxwell

Great to see a new opportunity , they have created a space and a chance for a to thrive. I am fortunate to have worked with some of their SLT in the past and they have always backed the library 150%. Job post here https://t.co/HBfwpT1pw5

22/09/21

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 9 had their Languages Week assembly today. So I had a go at doing my introduction to it in German! Standing in front of them my German A-Level lessons suddenly felt a very, very long time ago! But I enjoyed it!

16/09/21

Thank you so much to all the families who attended our Year 7 Welcome Event this evening. It was wonderful to see so many of you. The presentation from this event is available here: https://t.co/zICyY3NDp7 https://t.co/2GQn7nio8s

11/09/21

Information about Harris Academy Sutton’s upcoming Open Day has now been published on our website. https://t.co/V18DaNFaux https://t.co/y7bovONpZ2

11/09/21

The Year 10 students in our GCSE Fine Art class made a fantastic start this week, looking at their theme ‘natural forms’ and experimenting with different media. https://t.co/UjVhHwz7vV

11/09/21

Retweetd From Miss Spencer

Year 8 pupils at completing an information hunt and write up on their new topic of Africa. https://t.co/IkCerRJnrv

08/09/21

Retweetd From Dave Lunn

Positive meeting today, working on an urban sports hub and enrichment programme for local young people - watch this space!

08/09/21

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

All set for ’s first ever Year 10 Music lesson! Really excited! https://t.co/NblvtEHLPo

07/09/21

Retweetd From Cognus Therapies

We were invited to the inset day to provide specialist OT & SaLT training throughout the day. It was great to chat to school staff about how we can support them and their students with evidence based practice https://t.co/RTNNKWpkBd

07/09/21

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Absolutely wonderful to have the students back at today! Year 9 were amazing in Music today! https://t.co/TohJeMflDK

07/09/21

All of our students made us really proud today. Attitudes were excellent all round. Well done everyone! 👍 Here are some photos of Year 7 in their lessons. https://t.co/V9zFVdlDBT

06/09/21

So lovely to have our new Year 7s join us today. https://t.co/vQAUCCyf2y

06/09/21

We’re really looking forward to our Year 7 and 10 induction events today. Confirmation of timings here: https://t.co/JueDcN0jua

03/09/21

Retweetd From Jigsaw Arts Sutton

🧩 Hope everyone has had a good week! We can’t wait to be back in class at from 25th Sept! 🧩 https://t.co/H5kqnNPLMj

04/08/21

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

I have hugely enjoyed being part of the Summer School this week. It was wonderful to give some of our soon-to-be-Year 7s an introduction to Music at HASU! https://t.co/svdGxpVmiD

02/08/21

Day 1 of Camp Harris. 1/2 https://t.co/GKzs5Q3qyq

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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