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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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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