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24/07/21

Retweetd From Miss Spencer

What a first year… first of many. https://t.co/6sUirjXJ4f

23/07/21

We are delighted to share the latest edition of the Harris Academy Sutton newsletter: https://t.co/BSAXSuUUh6 https://t.co/py85rMkNzk

23/07/21

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

How it started How it’s going The end of our second year. They’ve got bigger, my hair has got longer, but remains the best team! I love these photos as they really show Year 8’s sense of fun and personality. I’m so lucky to work with them https://t.co/q4WTl7K0L6

21/07/21

Our most engaged Year 7s from Integrity Day had a treat this afternoon - a special VIP tour of our sustainable roof. https://t.co/7Xc8CTnDwh

21/07/21

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Really looking forward to today’s Year 8 End of Year celebration assembly! Loads of certificates and prizes to give out… but to who?! https://t.co/Mpm3LCirHc

20/07/21

Some photos from this evening's scholarship event https://t.co/bp3AJB47Ro

20/07/21

Well done to Rosie, Rachel and Afsha for being awarded the Top scholar award in Year 7 Maths, English and Science! https://t.co/3WtqQWsjnb

20/07/21

Retweetd From Judith Fitchett

So proud of my Art scholarship students at sharing their incredible artwork this evening! ✨✨✨✨✨ https://t.co/uVyOpmRfOp

19/07/21

Retweetd From Miss Spencer

Moments like these: Having been away for 10 days after needing to isolate, coming in this morning to this from my form group🥺…proud my pupils are part of https://t.co/9X2QMgl7sQ

19/07/21

Y7 & Y8 are doing CSI-Sutton this week in Science. They are gathering evidence to determine who committed a crime. In Chemistry, they’re using chromatography as evidence to determine which suspect had the pen used to write the letter found on the victim. https://t.co/nzzanDwtFK

18/07/21

More photos from Friday's trips here: https://t.co/M4c5BfMVq6 https://t.co/uVFuOA56z9

18/07/21

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 8 also made these in the food technology session! https://t.co/2cqLZkaM6z

18/07/21

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 8 had a fantastic Carnival Day yesterday. Here they are doing some Samba drumming! https://t.co/xmK02lDvc7

17/07/21

Summer holiday activities and food programme https://t.co/HUNXuyeuGf https://t.co/c338DaVahP

17/07/21

An upcoming online event for parents who are worried about self-harming https://t.co/FVE0BHrdLU

17/07/21

Summer holiday camps that may be of interest to our families: https://t.co/Dc2ybj34YT https://t.co/J8Yo9kcjLs

16/07/21

We are delighted to be able to share some wonderful photos from Sports Day here: https://t.co/pP6OHxFrIU https://t.co/YfZJWjLa0r

16/07/21

A few photos from Year 7’s trip today. https://t.co/ywEzpFbROi

16/07/21

Year 9 enjoying their day at Hampton Court https://t.co/DmB6hxQy6U

16/07/21

Year 9 samba drumming yesterday https://t.co/O6Xh31pet7

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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