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28/02/20

Investigating enzyme action in a Year 8 practical science lesson this week https://t.co/c335G1ylWO

28/02/20

Year 7 doing a ‘human photocopier’ activity in their biology lesson on the menstrual cycle https://t.co/PZE4FsvCAi

28/02/20

Ms Longstaff has written to parents today about World Book Day next Thursday. Dressing up as a book character is welcome (but optional), and there will be a cake sale in the library at lunch. https://t.co/bVR4mhn4Vi

27/02/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Today at our lesson changeovers are sponsored by Beethoven! https://t.co/okXNmQgR1d

25/02/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Loving the new lesson changeovers here at ! Bells are out, Mozart is in! Students have until the music finishes to get to their next lesson! https://t.co/XmAggOA3hl

16/02/20

Retweetd From Harris Sutton

We are delighted to share the third edition of our school newsletter. https://t.co/BZXFtiisec It's packed full of news, student work, photos and information. Please take some time over the half-term break to read it with your child. We hope you enjoy it. https://t.co/qQAF8IfKTQ

13/02/20

We are delighted to share the third edition of our school newsletter. https://t.co/BZXFtiisec It's packed full of news, student work, photos and information. Please take some time over the half-term break to read it with your child. We hope you enjoy it. https://t.co/qQAF8IfKTQ

12/02/20

Our Year 8s doing food tests in their biology lesson https://t.co/8mbdWowL1B

12/02/20

Retweetd From Passivhaus Trust

Pupils benefit from reduced CO2 & better daylight levels, aiding concentration in new School https://t.co/EHknfS7ggh via RIBA Journal https://t.co/fHABSa2pPC

10/02/20

Don’t forget we have an Inset Day this Friday (Valentines Day)! School will be closed to students while teachers attend subject specific training days in other Harris Federation schools. https://t.co/OVJ7ANcuFj

08/02/20

If your child has achieved something amazing outside of school in the last couple of months then please let us know! Get in touch this week so we can celebrate their achievements in our next school newsletter. https://t.co/BZXFtiisec

08/02/20

Here's a great photo of the Year 8 netball team. They have played exceptionally well this year. Full sets of results and news from all HASU sports teams will be published in the school newsletter, which comes out on 14th February. https://t.co/99kgckWBt4

07/02/20

Retweetd From Architype

Thank you for shining a light on our beautiful school. Associate Christian Dimbleby explains, 'Passivhaus isn’t just an energy but a comfort standard.' We've created a school that balances sustainability with stunning aesthetics. https://t.co/qJI262Bz3K https://t.co/89Bmwb07k2

07/02/20

Year 7 learning about acids and alkalis in their chemistry lesson today . https://t.co/UCA9CkHdB1

06/02/20

Columbus Cubes are tricky to make! They persevered. 👍 https://t.co/CJmObaR4uI

04/02/20

Year 8 developing their debating skills https://t.co/pYuvVhU2bv

04/02/20

Here's Year 7 in their career workshops https://t.co/GoxMSj3w6C

04/02/20

Here's Year 8 creating living graphs that evaluate the impact of Suffragists and Suffragettes on the fight for women’s votes https://t.co/uZhcjo1iw1

04/02/20

We had a wonderful IID Day at HASU today. Year 7 focused on careers and Year 8 learnt about democracy. It was lovely to see so many students looking very smart and grown up in business attire. Thank you to all the families who made this happen! 1/2 https://t.co/kLESSexCV0

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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.