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18/10/21

Nasal flu vaccinations are taking place at HASU on 1st November. Please complete the online form at https://t.co/XchS3bgQGH. If you have any questions please contact the Sutton Immunisation Team on 0203 538 0502 or email HRCH.ImmunisationTeamSuttonMailbox.net.

15/10/21

Some photos from Mr Fisher’s Year 10 science lesson today https://t.co/l3nOZLWYM4

15/10/21

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

I was thrilled to give out the badges to ’s Stonewall Ambassadors yesterday! Such an amazing bunch of students who are passionate about equality, diversity and acceptance for all. I will be wearing mine with pride! https://t.co/DdmvE10gtN

15/10/21

We are delighted to share our latest newsletter: https://t.co/Hc65ogZ7Qe https://t.co/Ruq2CfOr9v

14/10/21

We are so excited about our two new minibuses! https://t.co/UBtQ8GKeZ2

14/10/21

Retweetd From Riverside CA

Great to be today, first for a detached youth work session this morning, providing information and support to students and then back skateboarding this afternoon, as part of enrichment.

11/10/21

Photos of Year 9 students working hard in Ms Sparks' maths lesson today. https://t.co/iEqX0ENnCw

09/10/21

Some photos from Mr Merry's recent Year 10 science practicals https://t.co/Q00tf5ENmA

07/10/21

Don’t forget it’s Inset Day tomorrow so school is closed to students! See you all on Monday.

07/10/21

Minheok and Shinayah had a great day at the Youth Summit today. Here is a photo with their mood board and pledge to bring back to school. https://t.co/9xwkQJTfHF

07/10/21

Great effort from our girls’ football team today https://t.co/6ps99dYiyy

07/10/21

Teachers shared some of their favourite poems with students today, as part of National Poetry Day https://t.co/qYKkqwaC61

03/10/21

Thank you, that’s great to hear - we’ll pass that feedback on to our students tomorrow.

03/10/21

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Fantastic photos and so lovely to see some of our & representing their academy teams! https://t.co/BJpEP5MsQR

02/10/21

We loved showing off our wonderful school at today’s Open Morning! Thank you very much to the prefects & commissioners & PTA. We are all very proud of HASU - our building, our staff and our students - and it was a pleasure to be able to tell people about it. 1/3 https://t.co/3xVWz2klB2

01/10/21

Come to the library or ask any of our new Reading Champions about our Black History Month Reading Challenge. https://t.co/9bGQElmcdQ

30/09/21

The launch of Harris Experience 2021. https://t.co/keqMKrD7x2

29/09/21

Retweetd From Riverside CA

Thank you to for the warm welcome today, as part of their enrichment programme. We look forward to working with you and the students in the coming weeks. New equipment on its way too!

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Honour Based Violence

Honour Based Violence (HBV) encompasses all crimes which have been committed to protect or defend the honour of the family and/or the community. It is often linked to family members or acquaintances who mistakenly believe someone has brought shame to their family or community by doing something that is not in keeping with the traditional beliefs of their culture.

This might include:-
• relationships with others from different cultures of religions
• belonging to a different culture or religion
• not being willing to be part of an arranged or forced marriage
• wearing non-traditional clothes
• participating in activities which are not seen as part of tradition in that culture
• expressing autonomy
• expressing homosexuality

Women and girls are the most common victims but boys and men can also be affected. Crimes of honour do not always include violence but there may be domestic abuse, threats of violence, sexual or psychological abuse, someone being held against their will or being taken somewhere they do not want to go. Victims of HBV are more likely to underestimate the risks to their safety. There are many types of HBV:

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

You can find more information of FGM here.

Forced marriage

Forced marriage is a marriage in which one or both of the parties is married without his or her consent or against his or her will. A forced marriage differs from an arranged marriage, in which both parties consent to the assistance of their parents in identifying a spouse. It is estimated that approximately 8,000 to 10,000 forced marriages of British citizens take place every year often resulting in devastating long term consequences for the victims. There is no religion that says it is right to force someone into a marriage.

Breast ironing

Breast ironing, also known as breast flattening, is the pounding and massaging of a pubescent girl's breasts, using hard or heated objects, to try to make them stop developing or disappear. It is typically carried out by the girl's mother who will say she is trying to protect the girl from sexual harassment, to prevent early pregnancy that would tarnish the family name or to allow the girl to pursue education rather than be forced into early marriage.

All forms of so called HBV are abuse (regardless of the motivation) and need to be handled and escalated as such.

Any person who suspects that an individual is the victim of HBV should alert the appropriate authorities.  If the individual is in imminent danger the police should be contacted.  

Staff know to pass on any concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.  Similarly, any concerns raised by other sources about students in the school will be referred onto the Designated Safeguarding Lead.