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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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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