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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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Children Missing Education

All children, regardless of their circumstances, are entitled to a full time education which is suitable to their age, ability, aptitude and any special educational needs they may have. Harris Academy Sutton recognises that a child going missing from education is a potential indicator of abuse or neglect and such children are at risk of being victims of harm, exploitation or radicalisation, and becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) later in life. It also recognises that prolonged absence could be the result of travelling to conflict zones, female genital mutilation and forced marriage.

On the day of a students’ admission, Harris Academy Sutton enters them onto the admission register and monitors their attendance through the daily electronic register. The school also contacts home on the day of any unexplained absence, alerting parents/carers of the absence. It also notifies them of any unexplained lateness after the register has closed. If a student fails to attend school and parents/carers fail to notify the school of the reason for absence, the school will undertake reasonable enquires to establish the student’s whereabouts including contacting all emergency contact numbers and home visits.

If, after all reasonable enquiries the school have been unable to make contact for 10 school days, a referral will be made to the Children Missing Education Officer. The CME Officer, in conjunction with the Borough School Attendance Service, will try to contact the parents or carers and follow up any reasonable leads. If the student is located, the reasons for absence should be established and the child must return to school as soon as possible.

Where a student has not returned to school the Local Authority will inform the school if/when student can be removed from the school admission register.

 

Useful Contacts

Children missing education officer

Chaucer Centre,

Canterbury Rd, Morden, SM4 6PX

Tel: +44 020 8288 5609 or 020 8288 5693

Thelma.Kingston@sutton.gov.uk

 

Borough School Attendance Service

The Grove

Carshalton

Surrey

SM5 3AL

020 8770 6605

 

Missing Children

What happens when a student does not arrive at school, and there has been no contact from home to explain absence?

• The student will be marked absent at morning registration and parents will be able to view this on ‘My Child at school’ app
• Attendance Officer will contact parents/carers via telephone by mid-morning using contact numbers provided informing them of the non-attendance. If the attendance officer is unable to contact parents/carers an automated text message and a letter will be sent to them informing of the absence.
The school will also notify parents/carers where a student arrives late for school, again using the automated contact system.

What happens when a student has not arrived home at the end of the school day?


• Harris Academy Sutton recognises the anxiety that this can cause in parents/carers, particularly where this is out of character for the student or where students usually have travelled with parents/carers.
• The school will ask parents/carers if they have tried the child’s mobile phone number and what was the result. 
• The office will check with teaching staff to see if whereabouts known; they will also check enrichment clubs/detentions
• The school will advise parents/carers to check friends or family to ensure they have not called in there.  Where friends’ names at school are known, the office can ring these contacts to see if the child is there.  [For confidentiality reasons, friends’ contact details will not be given to other children's parents/carers]
• The school will ask parents/carers to let the school know once the child is found.
• The school will advise parents/carers to ring police if they are concerned.  Parents/carers can ring the police immediately if they have serious concerns about the safety of their child; they do not have to be absent for eg 24 hours.