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04/06/20

Our latest newsletter has just been published: full of updates, ideas and student achievements. https://t.co/9TLaomoPDC https://t.co/yzTizFyFSE

01/06/20

The first Virtual Assembly of our new half term covers transferable skills and careers related learning from Ms Haughton-Nicholls. We also have a lovely performance from Jaimee in 8H2, and wellbeing tips from Ms Grant. https://t.co/Ulmkm0qZ78

01/06/20

We hope that everyone had a restful half term. Although we will not be setting daily tasks this week, there's still a lot going on for our students at home, including virtual tutor times and optional projects. Students will also receive feedback on their Framed Tasks. https://t.co/IP8w4CIKYw

22/05/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Well done Year 7 on a fantastic half term. I’ve really missed seeing you all, but I’ve been so impressed with how brilliantly you’ve all been working online. Have a great half term. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we can see each other again. Stay safe.

21/05/20

Our weekly newsletter is out! Many thanks to everyone who has sent us contributions so far. There will not be a newsletter next week but it will be back after half term, so please continue to send us photos and news. https://t.co/d8rVYn7riC https://t.co/E6Uzncmtfh

19/05/20

Love books? Hay Festival is running a 2020 programme for schools this week, created especially for learning at home. It brings authors straight from their house to yours. https://t.co/I6q6FrwpWh https://t.co/iHfXGwxbfX

18/05/20

In this week's virtual assembly: -Ms Grant offers advice to all of us to help maintain our mental health  -Ms Houghton discusses the Olympic spirit  -Mr Cutress launches our MiMove initiative Plus a lovely poetry reading from Arqish. https://t.co/GIy3CEo643

15/05/20

We had some trouble sending our newsletter by email yesterday. In case you missed it, here’s the link: https://t.co/kjNpEBYs7L https://t.co/80x4nvr0H6

14/05/20

The eighth edition of our Virtual School Newsletter was sent out today. Please share it with your children. Thank you for all the contributions - keep them coming! https://t.co/6aVVo8Zzwy https://t.co/A6nRoG2vSY

13/05/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Hi Year 7s. I am aware of an issue a number of you had uploading your Music Framed Tasks to Show My Homework today. They are looking into it. For now, please save your work and I will post on Show My Homework when it is fixed with instructions of how to submit it.

11/05/20

Our 7th virtual assembly has now been shared on YouTube. Mrs Holden talks to us about the arts during lockdown. There's a beautiful performance at the start from Samarth in 7U7. Also, watch until the end for a special poetry reading from the HASU staff! https://t.co/F6YPSseRjH

11/05/20

Don’t forget that Macbeth is on tonight! This is the production that Year 8 were planning to see at The Globe. https://t.co/oFFEiX0dFD

07/05/20

Our weekly newsletter is out! This one features some beautiful poetry written by our students. https://t.co/6aVVo8Zzwy https://t.co/E4IvQEgPRE

04/05/20

This week's assembly is on innovation during times of crisis, from Mrs Morgan. We are also reintroducing student performances! This first week, we are featuring a beautiful performance from Tilly in 7A4. https://t.co/G08kz25Any https://t.co/O17IImVta5

30/04/20

Today’s HASU newsletter is available to read here: https://t.co/IBpueGuUfa It’s packed full of news, recommendations and amazing student work. https://t.co/tcAZHh6nJv

27/04/20

Students and staff are encouraged to get involved in the HASU Reading Challenge, which was posted on Show My Homework today. https://t.co/TVHSm0bsLN How many of these reading challenges can you do? https://t.co/CEqxWK0efn

27/04/20

Today's virtual assembly is now live. Parents, please encourage your children to watch this. Thank you! https://t.co/UaRrVa4NTr

23/04/20

This week's newsletter has now been published: https://t.co/H83Oc7Vyym. It features news from students and examples of great work, plus challenges and recommendations from teachers. https://t.co/8NiR3suIpo

21/04/20

Retweetd From miMoveApp

Excited to announce who join the growing community of schools now using miMove to support and celebrate their students' physical activity journeys. Looking forward to working with you and your students. https://t.co/BSbggI83uP

21/04/20

We are very proud of our Vice Principal Miss Corley, who featured in The Times article "How work in Britain has been changed by coronavirus" yesterday: https://t.co/E8md1I5SYZ. You can read Miss Corley's interview here: https://t.co/u2zbVzZCWY https://t.co/vwCPbHxsUF

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Newham

Southwark

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

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.