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13/12/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Over 100 students in an hour before school started today rehearsing for our Winter Show next week. Fantastic dedication! Last few tickets available. 5.30 and 7.30 on Wednesday. Our inaugural formal show. Exciting! https://t.co/1CamJv84iH

12/12/19

Some information about next week... 📚🎁 We welcome wrapped book donations for under our Christmas tree 🎶 ❄️ The Winter Show is on Wednesday 👕🎄 Festive jumpers and Christmas dinner on Thursday ⏰🚌 Term ends at noon on Friday See Mr Fisher’s letter for full details.

12/12/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 7 students on their way to to see the Pantomine! (“Oh no they’re not! Oh yes they are!”). Really looking forward to it! https://t.co/w1DpYxaPm0

11/12/19

Our sports teams are on fire this week! 🔥 Today our girls’ football team celebrated a 4-2 win against Carshalton Girls Year 9. 🥇⚽ https://t.co/VjDX9wm3Z7

10/12/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

A huge well done to all of the Year 7 students who took part in our inaugural Christmas Sing-A-Long Concert tonight! They were amazing! I’m really proud of them all. Thank you to all the parents and staff who came to support them too. A really lovely evening. https://t.co/WGh87KwSZE

10/12/19

It was lovely to see the ovens in our food tech room in use for the first time! A group of children from Willows Day Nursery came to bake mince pies with some of our prefects. https://t.co/33QgeOztGo

09/12/19

Retweetd From School Space

Do you run a community group or class in the area? ️⚽️🥋💃🎶🏀🎭🧘‍♂️ We have an AMAZING for you: Harris Academy Sutton! https://t.co/5TEFezv6hC. Please share as money raised goes to help the school 🙌 https://t.co/VHOhqGDwYa

09/12/19

Retweetd From Architype

Building Magazine visited last month. Read Helena's thoughts on the super low-energy, high-comfort school here: https://t.co/6LTPR8P4ZR

07/12/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

My favourite part of today was when I was on lunch duty on the playground and some of my Year 7 boys challenged me to games of table tennis! Loved playing them! (Loved it even more that I was undefeated! I think they were surprised at how competitive I was! Haha!)

06/12/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Took a Year 7 Spanish cover lesson today. Hugely impressed with their focus and effort! https://t.co/uhPD5B2MT6

04/12/19

The PTA has a Facebook group that you can join here: https://t.co/RFwjyVHDLL

04/12/19

We’ve been learning about politics at HASU! We had a visit from Tom Brake today and Paul Scully a few weeks ago. We ran a student referendum too. https://t.co/7WKUMhFN1h

04/12/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Fantastic work from Year 8s in Music today. Working really hard in preparation for their assessments next lesson. https://t.co/yqFDtK5tta

03/12/19

Hi. It looks like we’re going to do it on the 19th to tie in with our Christmas lunch. A letter about this and all end of term arrangements will go out this week. Many thanks.

02/12/19

Hi. I’ll check and confirm tomorrow. Apologies for the delay.

02/12/19

Harris Academy Sutton invites all students to sit down together and enjoy a festive meal on Thursday 19th December. Students will eat in two separate sittings: one for Year 7 and one for Year 8. The cost of the meal will be £2, payable on the day using students' cards. https://t.co/xbzDyL05Oy

02/12/19

I'm so sorry to hear this. We were alerted to this issue last year and introduced improved bags this year as a result. Please contact Brigade directly to request a refund if the bag was faulty: https://t.co/woZL59QD4L. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

29/11/19

An enjoyable theatre trip last night with one hundred HASU students https://t.co/IEkopegulK

28/11/19

Tonight one hundred of our students are going to see a performance of A Christmas Carol in Epsom, featuring our very own Mrs Holden. https://t.co/Z0icsmVcCZ

28/11/19

Retweetd From HarrisFed D&T

Making some good use of the new D&T workshop for the subject day. https://t.co/uLe5iQXjIC

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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