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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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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.