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20/09/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 8 really enjoyed comparing the and versions of “Shallow” today in their lesson about the musical elements. https://t.co/fpuW0E4CaA

20/09/19

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Fantastic to see Year 7s being active in their lunch break. The table tennis tables are always full! https://t.co/dlMkec42or

20/09/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Wonderful way to end the week getting to see Year 7s in their final lessons of the day. Learning about hurricanes in Geography, algebra in Maths, textures in Art and semi-colons in English. Such amazing engagement. https://t.co/Vv2UqRSSwj

20/09/19

Dance in Performing Arts lessons at Harris Academy Sutton. https://t.co/8WdQzjifaz

20/09/19

Index Laws with Year 8 in maths today. https://t.co/4IhP7EHnAE

19/09/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Loved walking around the academy today watching our amazing Year 7s in their lessons. Absolutely wonderful to see them so engaged and motivated. Hugely impressed by their effort and hard work. I’m so proud of them! https://t.co/j5vRLJtstQ

19/09/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

My Year 7 Music class this afternoon showed exactly why students are so brilliant - enthusiastic, keen to try new things, hard working, team players, and having a great time whilst doing it! What a great bunch of students to get to work with! https://t.co/GgNG8sjClG

19/09/19

We are looking forward to welcoming prospective parents and students to our Open Morning next Saturday! Visit our website for details: https://t.co/qXLY9DYLjT https://t.co/N88xgUCdk9

19/09/19

Retweetd From Jigsaw Arts Sutton

Three weeks today our branch opens at ! Two week trial available for all new students! Singing, Dance and Drama on Saturday afternoons for 3-18 year olds! Call: 0208 688 3409 Email: michael-arts.co.uk https://t.co/uNxfPPPACK

18/09/19

Amazing mathematician posters created by students in Miss Hodges' Year 7 and 8 maths classes! https://t.co/Epzsy68eEU

18/09/19

Maths class 7 Poisson exploring number properties and having a go at some algebraic function machines. https://t.co/D5q3ypdwUL

17/09/19

Enrichment starts next week! https://t.co/C8oELmUTd5

17/09/19

Students had great fun finding out about clubs at our Enrichment Fair last week! https://t.co/GFWeh2Ccmg

13/09/19

Friendly Friday, community dining at HASU https://t.co/wETCqgwXKY

12/09/19

Lovely to see Year 8 enjoying being back at school! https://t.co/FRATgU0YxF

10/09/19

Our Enrichment Fayre is on Thursday 12th September from 3:40pm to 4:30pm. Attendance is compulsory for all HASU students. 🎶 ⚽️ 🏸 🎬 🥁 🎲 🧩 🖊️ 📚 🌎 🕺

09/09/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 7 were AMAZING in their Music lessons today! I had such a great time teaching them! Tomorrow it’s your turn Year 8! https://t.co/nLslNOBo17

09/09/19

First music lessons at Harris Academy Sutton! 🎶🎹 https://t.co/PFjUwUtcVT

08/09/19

Prospective parents and carers are invited to attend our Open Morning on Saturday 28th September 2019. We will be open between 9.30am and 1.30pm. Further information is on our website -> https://t.co/qXLY9DYLjT https://t.co/w2jWemUClG

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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