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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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Sexting

There is no single definition of ‘sexting’. Many professionals consider sexting to be ‘sending or posting sexually suggestive images, including nude or semi-nude photographs, via mobiles or over the Internet.’ 

It is an offence to possess, distribute, show and make indecent images of someone under 18.  Indecency is not defined but for most purposes, if imagery contains a naked young person, a topless girl, and/or displays genitals or sex acts, including masturbation, then it will be considered indecent. Indecent images may also include overtly sexual images of young people in their underwear.

The law was devised to protect children from adults and not to criminalise children.  However, children who take or share sexual images of themselves or others are breaking the law.  Creating and sharing imagery can be very risky but can be the result of natural curiosity and exploration.  Young people often need educating, support and safeguarding rather than criminalisation.

Schools may respond to incidents without referring to the police.  If the police are involved, they can record the outcome of the investigation as “Outcome 21”.  This means that even though a young person has broken the law and the police could provide evidence that they have done so, the police can record that they chose not to take further action as it was not in the public interest.

Dealing with incidents

• The image must not be copied or stored on another device; it should not be viewed without good reason
• The incident should be referred to the Designated Safeguarding Lead as soon as possible to decide:
- Whether there is an immediate risk to a young person or young people.
- If a referral should be made to the police and/or children’s social care. 

An immediate referral to police and/or children’s social care should be made if at this initial stage:
1. The incident involves an adult or there is a significant age difference
2. The imagery involves sexual acts and any pupil in the imagery is under 13

3. There is reason to believe that a young person has been coerced, blackmailed or groomed, or if there are concerns about their capacity to consent
4. What you know about the imagery suggests the content depicts sexual acts which are unusual for the young person’s developmental stage, or are violent
5. There is reason to believe a young person is at immediate risk of harm owing to the sharing of the imagery, for example, the young person is presenting as suicidal or self-harming

Any incidents with aggravating factors, for example, a young person sharing someone else’s imagery without consent and with malicious intent, should generally be referred to police and/or children’s social care. The school will also take into account whether the child has been involved previously in any such incident.

Deletion of imagery

Students will be informed that possession of youth produced sexual imagery is illegal and that they must delete images.  They will be informed that if they refuse or it is later discovered they did not delete the images they are committing a criminal offence and the police may become involved.

Informing Parents/Carers

Parents/carers will be informed at an early stage unless informing them will put the student at risk.  A decision not to inform parents will usually be taken with social care and or the police.  Parents/carers will be offered advice, although this advice will vary according to the way in which their child has been involved.

All parents or carers whose child has been involved in any incidents will be:
• Kept updated about any actions that have been taken or any support that their child is accessing.
• Advised on the law around youth produced sexual imagery with regard to saving, sharing, or looking at naked or sexual images of children.
• Informed about sources of support for their child, in case they are feeling anxious or depressed about what has happened. This could include speaking to a ChildLine counsellor or a GP.
• Provided with information on where they are able to access support themselves if they are concerned or distressed.
• Directed to NCA-CEOP if they are concerned about child sexual exploitation or grooming.

Parents or carers whose child has lost control of a sexual image will be:
• Directed to encourage the young person to delete images from social media accounts, if they have uploaded them themselves.
• Directed to ChildLine’s partnership with the Internet Watch Foundation to see if it is possible to get the image removed if it has been shared more widely. This must be done as soon as possible in order to minimise the number of people that have seen the picture.

Parents/carers will also be informed about how to report sexual images on individual sites to get them taken down. If the image has been shared via a mobile, they will be informed that they can contact the mobile phone operator in order to get their child’s mobile number changed.

• Directed to services for Harmful Sexual Behaviour, such as the National Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service24 (020 7428 1500 or NCATS@nspcc.org.uk, an NSPCC service), if appropriate, or if similar incidents have previously occurred.

Parents or carers whose child has been sent a sexual image will be:
• Provided with suggested ways that their child could speak to the sender in order to stop future correspondences. Alternatively, if the young person prefers, informed about how to block the sender.
• Directed to NCA-CEOP if the images were shared by an adult, if their child is being contacted by adults and they are concerned about sexual exploitation or grooming

Reporting to the police

When it is considered that the police need to be involved, issues will be referred to the School’s Police. The School notes that when a report is made to the police they are not able to offer general advice on incidents. If the children involved are named or specifics are provided they are duty-bound to record and investigate all criminal activity reported.

Further information:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/609874/6_2939_SP_NCA_Sexting_In_Schools_FINAL_Update_Jan17.pdf

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/647389/Overview_of_Sexting_Guidance.pdf